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Welcome to Willow Class!

Throughout their time at Caistor C of E and Methodist Primary School your child’s emotional well-being is at the forefront of our practice.  We believe that a happy and settled child will be open to learning opportunities and highly motivated to learn. 

We have an enthusiastic and experienced team of practitioners whom take a holistic approach to teaching to ensure that children are able to develop to their full potential, in all areas of the curriculum.


This half term our topic is...


Shining Lights

Our learning focus this term is 'Shining Lights'

During the first half term we will be getting to know all of the children and finding out more about them, their likes and interests.  We will base our learning around the theme of 'We are shining stars' and will encourage the children to think about the things that make them special and what makes them shine.

At the end of the first half term the children will take part in a 'hook' afternoon. The school have arranged for the children to visit the inflatable planetarium in the school hall and find out about the stars.  This will provoke the children's interest and we will encourage them to discuss ideas for a topic to follow in the next half term.  We will talk with the children and take ideas and questions from them and will plan our next topic based on the children’s ideas. 

We are excited to see where the children’s learning will take us!  We will update you when the children have decided what they would like to learn next!




Reception and pre-school children (3-5 years old) are taught together in a new, purpose built Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) unit. The unit provides free-flow outdoor access all day but we also make good use of the woodland area and fields within the school grounds. 



Willow class is taught by a team of experienced qualified teachers and practitioners. We usually work the following days but we do sometimes swap to cover absence and illness.


Mrs Mcfadyen

Class Teacher

Full time

Mrs Clark

Mrs Cressey

Full time EYFS Teaching Assistants


Mrs Lait

1:1 Support and EYFS Teaching Assistant

Mrs Butler

Part time Teaching Assistant Monday and Tuesday morning

Mrs Chatha


Miss Holvey

Teacher training student


We are happy to meet with parents to discuss any matters relating to your child and we ask that parents/carers arrange a mutually convenient time with staff at end of the school day. Alternatively you can contact class teachers via Class Dojo.



We have a timetabled PE session in the hall every Friday. Reception children need a named school PE shirt, black shorts and a pair of plimsolls in a drawstring bag. We ask for these to be kept in school incase we need to change our PE session. We will return them at the end of every half term for washing. Please ensure everything is named!

Useful links

Below are links to a range of documents and guidance which are used to support the children in their learning and development at all stages.

Letters and Sounds document to support phonics

Development Matters