Willow is housed in the purpose-built Reception link classroom which leads directly onto the garden. Whilst they do have some structured activities, pupils continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and a large part of their learning is child-initiated so they make full use of the garden as their 'outdoor classroom'.
During a normal week, the pupils enjoy sessions led by specialist teaching staff covering French, Drama, Music and PE. Cookery is also regularly incorporated into their lessons and Willow is close to the small Hillfield kitchen area, of which they make full use!
Our pupils in Willow have been thinking about the special people in their lives who help them. As a festive surprise they made some Christmas cards and the envelopes and enjoyed a walk to the post... Read more
Our young Reception pupils made observational drawings of the nocturnal animals in the fascinating resource kit we borrowed from the library. They enjoyed writing their own labels, made clay models... Read more
We are very impressed that Toby managed to bring in a very tall maize plant from his farm to show the other children in Willow. He proudly explained how his family harvest the crop and then feed... Read more
Yesterday, the children in Form Willow had a very exciting visit from two police officers (PC James and PC Steve). We listened very carefully as they told us about their jobs. We also... Read more
Giving Mrs Cuffe a 'mudbath' earlier today in the lovely... Read more
Pupils in Form Willow have been learning about mini-beasts this half-term. They have used this as inspiration for their writing activities using their phonic knowledge to help them sound out... Read more
This term, our new topic in Form Willow is Dinosaurs and Dragons. We had fun 'hatching' dinosaurs from ice eggs and wrote about our... Read more
Our young pupils in Form Willow are really enjoying our topic on space. The children asked if we could make a big mobile with all the planets...and so we did! We also made our own galaxy,... Read more
We watched a short film about Remembrance Day and the significance of poppies.Some of the children chose to draw or make their own poppy pictures and discussed what they had learned. "Poppies... Read more