Parents

Parents provide a learning environment which is enduring and comprehensive. It begins even before birth, operates beyond the child’s day at the setting and provides continuity as the child transfers from one year group to another. All parents can enhance their child’s development and learning. Successful relationships between parents and educators can have long-lasting and beneficial effects on children’s learning and well-being. Successful relationships become partnerships when there is two-way communication and parents value school support in achieving the best outcomes for each child.

Reading books

Our expectation is that children read at least 3 times per week for at least 10 mins each time but we encourage daily reading wherever possible. Books should be brought into school every day and will be changed once they have been read. Reading books and records are sent home every day.

Every 10 mins of reading completed adds to our million minutes of reading goal for this year. Parents are asked to write a comment in the reading record after they have read with their child – it is really useful for teachers to know how well the children read, if they found any particular words tricky as well as how long they read for.

PE Kit

The days for PE change each week as we work on a 2-week programme. We ask that all children bring their kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. This ensures that they have their kit in every day and will not miss PE.


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.

FIS Newsletter


Drop off and pick up from School times and information

Although, COVID restrictions have been reduced/removed, as a school we are still working within a risk assessment that seeks to minimise contact wherever possible so that fewer children, staff and adults catch or pass on COVID-19. We are still mindful that COVID-19 can be transmitted and passed on, even if you have been double vaccinated.

View the drop off and pick up document



Early Years Childcare at The Willows

We are pleased to offer flexible early years childcare arrangements across our nursery classes 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.


Helping your child with their learning

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