When children first arrive at Whiteshill Primary School, they enter Willow class for the duration of their first year in school. In Willow class, they are taught according to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for their Reception year.
In Willow class there are a maximum of 15 reception children for this first year with a teacher and full-time teaching assistant in class. This means that in their first year at Whiteshill we get to the know the children very well. They can learn at their own pace and we can follow their interests to ensure they are enjoying and engaging with their learning all the time! We find out where extra support is needed and challenge all the children to really fulfill their potential. Last year, 92% of children in Willow class achieved a Good Level of Development in line with statutory expectations by the end of the year.