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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.


This term we will be looking at China and Chinese New Year. We will be looking at where in the world China is, learning about the Chinese culture and tasting some Chinese food! We will even be opening our very own Chinese restaurant. We will then move onto Chinese New Year, and learn about which animal each of us are according to the year we were born in. With this we will have lots of fun making animal masks and making these animals from bits of junk modelling! After this we will move onto dragons - making dragons for Chinese New Year and then we will be looking closely at the story 'Zog'!                                                                                                                   

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.