Willow
Reception

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!

Recent Willow News

The Christmas Post
05/12/2017

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

Nocturnal Animals
28/11/2017

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

Toby's Maize
03/10/2017

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

PC James and PC Steve visit Airthrie
04/07/2017

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

Summer madness in Form Willow
25/05/2017

Giving Mrs Cuffe a 'mudbath' earlier today in the lovely... Read more

Summer Activities in Form Willow
09/05/2017

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

Digging for Dinosaurs
23/02/2017

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

Willow's Explorations in Space
01/02/2017

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

Remembrance Day Preparations
10/11/2016

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

Max the Airthrie Rabbit
12/10/2016

Max the Airthrie rabbit came to visit the children in Form Willow this week. We learnt how to care for a pet rabbit and everyone enjoyed having a little cuddle with Max! We hope to see our... Read more