Thank you for all your donations! We are really pleased to be able to support the West berks food banks this year and your donations will be gratefully received!
If you are able to donate any of the following items, please send them in with your child on Monday morning (7th October), ready for our Harvest Assembly.
We will collect all donations and take them to the food bank. Thank you for anything you are able to contribute.
Please see the calendar for the latest dates for the diary!
Family Information Service
West Berkshire Council run an extremely useful directory of services which every family should know about. Click here to find out what West Berkshire Council can offer you and yours. Information and services include; out of school clubs, youth clubs, training in ASD & first aid, funding sources, health links, internal and external services as well as everything you need to know about applying for an Education Health & Care Plan. The most recent FIS newsletter can also be found below.
Million Minutes Update!
We did amazingly well last year in our million minutes of reading challenge reaching 3/4 of the way to our 1,000,000 minute target. the children read for a total of 776,580 minutes (the equivalent of 12,943 hours of reading)
This year we are again aiming to encourage and inspire all children to read regularly at home as we know that just 10 minutes of reading a day can significantly improve all aspects of their learning and life chances…
Please continue to support and encourage your child/ren to read for at least 10 minutes a day, recorded in their reading record and signed by a parent.
2019 - 2020 One Million Minutes Tracker!
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!
To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! Last week we launched our Times Table Rock Stars challenge with the children. For more information on accessing TTRS see our Maths Lab pages.
childcare options at the willows!
At The Willows we are pleased to offer flexible early years childcare arrangements with options for mornings, afternoons, early week or late week sessions. Early week sessions run from Monday morning to Wednesday lunch and late week sessions run from Wednesday lunch to Friday afternoon.
There are currently vacancies in sessions for Saplings (2-3 year olds) and Nursery (3-4 year olds). These are open to funded children or can be paid sessions
Sessions are £12. For children attending 2 sessions in a day (morning and afternoon), Lunch is charged at £2 per day for children who stay for a full day.
Bookings can be made via the school office and are set for a term at a time. If your childcare needs are not covered in the session options above please contact us to discuss the alternatives we can provide.