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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery


Welcome to Willow Base

Year 3

The School Day:

8:30am Willow Base Doors Open and Learning Begins
10:40 - 10:55am KS2 Breaktime
12:00 - 12:55pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:20pm Worship
3:05pm School day ends for Willow

All children are expected to arrive in class by 8.45am at the latest. At this point the classroom doors will close, the registers will be taken and the main school gates will be locked. 

Children attend a total of 32.5 hours a week in school.

Willow Base topics:

Autumn Term 

  • Stones and Bones (The Stone Age)
  • The Brilliant Bronze Age

Spring Term

  • Rocks, Relics and Rumbles (Rocks and Fossils)
  • Nurturing Nature

Summer Term

  • Majestic Mountains
  • Mighty Metals

Willow Base team:

The teachers in Willow Base are Mrs Steel (0.6), Mrs Brason (0.4) and Miss Welch and we also have fantastic teaching assistants to help us.

Information about Willow Base:

Our teachers work together to plan fun activities linked to our topics.

Our base is set up with a range of resources, learning boards and working walls to help us to become independent learners. Every half-term, our topic changes and the teachers gather lots of ideas from the children before planning for our next topic of learning.

Willow base have access to a range of clubs such as dance, games, cookery, jewellery making, sports clubs and many more!

To become successful learners inside and outside the classroom we follow the 6 Rs (Responsibility, Resilience, Respect, Resourcefulness, Reflection and Reciprocal).

Willow base children are rewarded with gems for showing these 6 Rs and work towards a gem jar reward day of their choosing.  If you are recognised showing the Rs during the week, your name is placed on the sparkly sun and then on the rainbow.  The rainbow children get celebrated during praise worship on a Friday afternoon.