Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • Being part of the Wilby family is the best thing ever. You know there's always someone caring for you.
    Reuben - Age 10
  • Wilby school helps you to be the best you can be so you can reach your dreams.
    Reece - Age 10
  • Everyone at Wilby is caring and giving - we learn to be responsible for our actions and to put others first.
    Mya - Age 10
  • We have amazing trips out and our performances are awesome.
    Tommy - Age 8
  • Singing and music are part of every day at Wilby and we are brilliant at sport too!
    Mollie - Age 8
  • We have the best teachers who make learning fun.
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Wren Chicks Class - Pre-school


Hello and welcome to Wren Chicks Class.  Our teachers are Mrs Pickess and Miss Hunt

In our class we learn through play following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Underpinning all our learning sit the Characteristics of Effective Learning: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically. With these at our foundation we aim towards becoming effective independent learners.  

Our learning journey begins with a focus on the Prime Areas of development: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. As we develop and our journey progresses, greater emphasis is put on the Specific Areas of learning: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding The World and Expressive Arts and Design. During our time in Wren Class we move from taking our first teetering, brave steps into school, towards becoming confident learners ready to move onward into our Reception Year.


Our theme for this half term is 'People Who Help Us'. Each week will have a different theme and a different person who helps us.

We will start off by looking at doctors and nurses and how important they are, and how they help us. We will have a go at making our own bandages and casts for some of the much loved toys in our very own doctors surgery!

After this we will be turning into police officers as there will be a crime committed! This will mean turning our writing shed into a police station as there's lots of investigating to be done. We will be looking for fingerprints and recording any evidence we may find.

In the following weeks we will also be looking closer at dentists, vets, chefs, teachers and fire fighters and exactly how these people help to look after us. 


Our trip to the Sea Life Centre - Summer 2017






Important things to remember

Show & Tell

All children are given the opportunity to share something of significance to themselves with the class during the week. Please look in your child's book-bag for a card indicating their weekly show and tell day. This half term they can bring in an item of their choice.                                                                                                    

 Opening Times
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning session - 8:45 am to 11:45 am
  • Lunch - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
  • Afternoon session - 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Useful Information!

Understanding Phonics

www.oxfordowl.co.uk is a useful website if you would like to learn more about phonics. Once on the home page click on 'Top Tips - Phonics Advice'. Next click on 'phonics made easy' then scroll down to 'say the sounds'. This will allow you to hear all the sounds as we teach them to the children in class. Join up for free and access loads of free e books to share with your child!

At phonicsplay.co.uk you will find lots of games that your child can play to help. 


During your child's time in Pre-School staff will enter observations onto the online recording system 2Simple 2build a profile. This information will form your child's learning journey during their time at Wilby. From September we plan to email you regular updates of your child's learning through this system and there will be the option for you to upload photos and observations of their learning at home.