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Welcome to Frogs Class

Foundation Stage

'At Willowcroft Community School Foundation Stage we are proud of our caring,

creative and happy environment where all individuals are valued

equally and encouraged to achieve their full potential.'


Frogs are taught by Miss Paynter and supported by our fantastic Teaching Assistants, Mrs Harris and Miss Woodley.

There will be regular updates/photographs on this page so that you can see what we have been getting up to during the week, as well as important information for parents and reminders of any key dates coming up this term.

Important Dates:

Monday 11th November - Individual School Photographs

Tuesday 10th December -Adventures of Pinocchio! @ Cornerstone, Didcot 1:00PM

Wednesday 11th December- Frogs & Dragonflies Nativity 1:45PM

Friday 13th December - Christmas Fayre

Wednesday 18th December - School Christmas Dinner

Thursday 19th December - End of Term 1:00PM Finish

TERM 2   Celebrations


This term, we will be learning about celebratory events that take place in our own community and in the wider world. We will discover the different ways we celebrate – and the many different things those celebrations can be about! Starting with bonfire night, we will explore the the history of the gun powder plot, create our own firework pictures and learn about being keeping safe around fireworks. We will then learn about why we celebrate Remembrance Day and make our own poppies. We will also explore celebrations in other cultures such as Diwali and finally Christmas which we will celebrate by performing our own Nativity to our families. Alongside all of this, we will be continuing on with our daily Phonics, Maths and Guided Reading.


  • All children should bring their book bag back into school every day as we use these in our Guided Reading lessons as well as with one-to-one reading. It is important that the children read regularly at home as well as at school, recording their efforts in their Reading Records, to be checked in class. This encourages the children to be more independent and organise their belongings, as well as transport letters and homework back and forth without them being lost or damaged.

  • Children should also have a bag on their pegs with spare clothing in case of accidents or needing to change for any reason. This MUST be in school at all times.

  • Weather appropriate clothing - Please make sure that your child has a waterproof coat and wellies in school. Wellies are needed for Forest School but are also very useful for the KS1 garden in the wet weather!


Forest School Sessions:

Forest School is every Wednesday morning on a 4 week cycle, lead by Mr Jones.
Please ensure that your child has a vest/T-shirt, long-sleeved top, hoodie/fleece/thick jumper, thick socks, trousers, wellies, hat/scarf/gloves.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!