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Willesborough Infant School

Welcome Reception - September 2020

Welcome to Willesborough Infant School!

We were so pleased to hear that you and your child will be joining us at school in September and we do hope that we will be able to welcome you to the Willesborough Schools very soon.

We are so sorry that we are not able to offer you the opportunities we normally offer our new entrants at this present time because of the Coronavirus.  Welcoming our new children and their families into our school is a very exciting time for us and we will be doing everything possible to ensure that your child receives the same opportunities as other cohorts, even if this means offering them later, perhaps through the summer holidays.

We hope that you enjoy our website and in particular this page.  Our lovely Willesborough team have also created a special Facebook page for you called 'Willesborough Kittens' - make sure you follow that also.  We will be working together to add lots of information for you and your child to enjoy.  New information will be posted every week, so please keep visiting us here and on the Facebook page.

We hope that we can meet you very soon.  In the meantime, take care.

Fran Rusbridge
Executive Headteacher

Messages from Mrs Healy & Mrs King, Assistant Headteachers

EYFS (Reception Classes) Area Video

Getting ready for school

Meet the teachers

Below you will find short profiles of our Reception teachers. 

We would love to learn a little about your child/children too - perhaps you could send a photo with a short paragraph about their family and what their interests are via the  Kittens Let's Share email -

Meet the teaching assistants

Below you will find short profiles of the teaching assistants in the reception classes.  


Miss Kenward

Miss Brooker

Miss Finnis

Miss Doyle

Mrs Godden - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SenCo)

Hi, my name is Tina Godden and as the special needs coordinator for the infant school, my role is to oversee the day-to-day operation of our school SEND policy and I do this by:

  • ​​Co-ordinating and supporting the identification of children with special educational needs.
  • ​Liaising with outside agencies such as NHS Speech and Language Therapy Services, Occupational Therapy Services and Specialist Teaching Support.
  • ​Ensuring that the school keeps records of all our pupils with SEN and they are up to date and informative.
  • ​Liaising with parents of children with SEN to ensure they are fully informed of their child's progress.  This is one of the most important aspects of my role, as it is parents that know their children best and your views are paramount in ensuring we deliver the best provision possible for your child.  As part of this I run a termly support group where you can access information and advice, share experiences or just pop in for a cuppa and a chat!

I can be contacted by phone on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on 01233 624165 .

Alternatively you can contact me via email at: ​​  and I will do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.  I am mum to two adults one with dyslexia and one with ASC so I can offer a parent's perspective as well as professional advice, so please do feel free to contact me if you'd like support, information, advice, or if you'd just like a friendly chat!

School Introduction Booklet

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/pre-school_introduction_booklet.pdf

What will a typical day look like in EYFS?

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/what_will_a_typical_day_look_like.pdf

Please click here to view an enlarged copy of the above document

Frequently Asked Questions

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/frequently_asked_questions.pdf

Packed Lunches

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/a_healthy_packed_lunch_2.pdf

Snack Maths

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/snack_maths.pdf

Nursery Rhyme Challenge

We will be posting some fun videos of the reception teachers performing nursery rhymes for you!  Nursery rhymes help your child develop their early reading and phonics skills.  It will also help improve their ability to distinguish rhymes.

We look forward to practising these altogether when you start school in September and we hope you enjoy beginning to learn them now.

Here's our first video - it's from Miss Finnis

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with Miss Kenward

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear with Miss Brooker

Five Little Ducks with Miss Doyle

The following link will take you to a nursery rhyme website you may find useful:

Avocado Baby

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/avocado_baby.pdf


View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/titch.pdf

Treasure Hunt

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/treasure_hunt.pdf

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/the_tiger_who_came_to_tea.pdf

Harry the Dirty Dog

View document children/welcome_new_reception_2020/harry_the_dirty_dog.pdf

Magic Box

Look who is joining us in September

WISS - Willesborough Infant School Supporters  

WISS is the name for the Willesborough Infant School PTA.

They are an active group of parents, grandparents and friends of the school and work throughout the year to put on events to raise funds for the school.  Wherever you see the logo above, it means the event is being organised by WISS.  Some of our events are for children, some are for grown-ups and some are for the whole family.