Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • My favourite thing about Wilby is that we're all treated the same - everyone is equal
  • Science at Wilby is AWESOME!
  • I love all of my lessons because the teachers make them fun and interesting - there's always a new challenge
  • Wilby means I can be creative!
  • Our school offers us such wide opportunities including amazing tripsHenry
  • Wilby is just the best school on Earth
  • Dream Big and Work Hard and you can achieve anything at Wilby
  • If you find something hard at Wilby, you know that you will be helped to get there. There's nothing you can't do
  • I love our school because there is so much sport and music
  • Everyone here tries their hardest
  • We all have a Growth Mindset here - we like to make mistakes so you can learn from them
  • Wilby school is so cool!
  • Our brains are fantastic - we can do anything!
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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 half term we will start off by getting to know each other and focusing on the topic 'All About Me'! We will be talking about what makes us each different, individual and unique and having fun making self portraits and mini me's to use in our play. Following this, we will be looking at 'Weather' following the long hot summer we've just had! We will be looking and learning about the 4 different seasons, the weather conditions in other countries, the different weather conditions in this country, making lots of weather crafts and even some weather related experiments.


World Book Day 2018


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 check Class Dojo for your show and tell day and the weekly theme.                                                                                                    

 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.