Welcome to Our School
Coronavirus Update (20/03/20)
School will be closed to the majority of children from Monday. It will be open to children of key workers only, and only where there is no possibility for the child of a key worker to remain at home. Government advice is still for these parents to only send in their children where necessary.
Here is a document showing what the government defines as key workers: Key Workers
During this time, the school office is operating on reduced hours - please leave a message and we can get back to you.
Further Update From St Helens Borough (25/03/20)
If you are currently sending your child to school per eligibility guidelines, it is important to read this letter from St Helens Council re: school places. We currently don't have any further information than this, but we will let you know any updates as soon as we know them.
Some Useful Home Learning Links:General
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - Interactive activities covering a range of subjects and year groups.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - a wide range of activities that cover a whole range of subjects available.
http://www.pobble365.com/ - A new picture for each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - All subjects available and easy to use.
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - A wide range of resources covering many national curriculum subjects.
https://tpet.co.uk/ - free online resource packs
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - A vast online store of animated comic strips
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - Downloadable reading activity pack.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - Free online books available here.
https://mathsticks.com/my/ - online resources with specifically broken down key stage focuses
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - times tables and number bond practise
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Children should have their own login for ttrockstars
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - Lots of science ideas here.
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - Science activities that can be done at home or in the garden.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ - online videos to help keep children active – includes mindfulness and meditation too.
https://www.typingclub.com/ - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&safe=active - Joe Wicks leads 5 minute videos and fitness activities aimed at primary school children.
On behalf of the staff and children here at Willow Tree Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our school and thank you for visiting our website. At Willow Tree, we pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere and hope that new parents and children will quickly feel part of our school family. It has been a privilege to be appointed as Headteacher of such a fantastic school and I look forward to working with you all over the coming months and years.
Our high expectations match the high quality teaching and pastoral care our children receive, regardless of their starting points or abilities. This guarantees that they have a great beginning to their learning journey at our school.It is important to us that the children are happy, confident and resilient and enjoy their learning, making the most of all the opportunities we have to offer. We ensure that all learning is purposeful and linked to children`s own experiences so they are engaged, challenged and become highly effective problem solvers and communicators.
Our curriculum is creative, inclusive and exciting. It provides children with a broad range of learning experiences which seek to nurture talents and acquire new skills in a hands-on and engaging way. It is our aim for all children to have a deeper understanding of the world around them and to become responsible and caring citizens of the future.
We hope that during their time with us your children will become confident, articulate, and inquisitive and endeavour to work in partnership with parents to achieve the very best provision for every individual.
I hope that you enjoy reading about what we have to offer. If you are looking for something in particular and are unable to find it, please don`t hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Stuart Perkins, Headteacher