Welcome to Willow!
The teaching in Willow Year R is shared between Mrs.Sarfas and Mrs.Nicholls. Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Brain are our lovely Teaching Assistants.
Our curriculum is taught through a topic and we have a new, exciting topic each half term. The children learn through a fun, play based approach with both indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.
Within the class environment the children have access to; sand, water, a role play area, a writing area, a mud kitchen, construction, modelling, a creative area, dressing up, playdough, a book corner and a finding out area. The children also have daily tasks which are carried out in small groups with an adult. We ensure that each child has a range of independent and adult led activities each day.
Miss White teaches Willow Year 1 five mornings a week. She has the fabulous Mrs Butterworth to help her. Our English is taught through books selected from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education and these change every half term.
The majority of Year 1 children join Year R in the afternoons to access a more continuous provision based on activities and learning through play.
Homework is set weekly.
Please see our Curriculum map which tells you more about our topics.