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Star of the Week ​​

At Willoughby, each pupil attends a weekly assembly which celebrates outstanding achievements during that week. Pupils can be awarded star of the week by their class team for outstanding work, effort or contribution. 

In addition, each class has their own personalised reward system they use to reward hard work, attainment and effort.

Week ending 08.12.23

Buttercup Athena - For making choices.
Poppy Whole Class - For excellent participation in the Christmas Nativity.
Sunflower Whole class - For being absolute super stars in our Christmas concert.
Water Lily Billy - For amazing work counting money.
Daisy Whole class - For participating so well in the nativity performance.
Daffodil Whole class - For beautiful singing and showing lots of confidence during the show.
Iris Vinnie - For having the courage to volunteer for a solo in the Christmas performance next week.
Venus Flytrap Roman - For showing great resilience this week and joining in with all learning activities this week.
Foxglove Whole class - For dealing with change and being a fantastic class!
Leopard Lily Kai - For excellent cooking this week.
Tiger Lily Sam and Fin - For their solo performances in rehearsals.
Lavender Matthew - For fantastic walking to and from the church.
Snapdragon Jan - For kindness and tolerance towards his peers.
Protea Kyle - For great leadership.
Bluebell Whole class - For being super animals in our Christmas Nativity.
Jasmine Jay - For super responses during our Christmas rehearsals. 

Week ending 01.12.23

Buttercup Henry - For amazing engagement in art and making clear choices.
Poppy Emily - For amazing singing and signing.
Sunflower Daisy-May - For independently saying and waving hello and goodbye appropriately this week.
Water Lily Archer - For independently getting changed.
Daisy Noah - For sensible behaviour at the swimming pool and for reading so well in our nativity rehearsal.
Daffodil Lewi - For amazing effort and participation in Performing Arts.
Iris Lexi - For fantastic bravery and positivity.
Venus Flytrap Rosie - For showing so much enthusiasm when practicing the Christmas Performance.
Foxglove Scarlett - For fantastic singing and drumming.
Leopard Lily James - For using the iPad correctly to say hello.
Tiger Lily

Noah - For being a brave friend.

Ben - For doing a brilliant job at work experience.

Lavender Cairo - For great attitude to learning this week.
Snapdragon Jacob - For excellent analysis of the text in English.
Protea Kyle - For improved listening and focus this week.
Bluebell Imogen and Oscar - For good anticipation this week for our sensory cue music.
Jasmine Dylan - For being very curious and watching his friends during group work activities.

Week ending 24.11.23


Frankie - For engaging in activities at the table.

Eva - Initiating interactions with friends and adults.

Poppy Alexa - For being independently creative in our 'Creation Station'.
Sunflower Riley - For sitting happily with his gaiters on for an hour.
Water Lily Oliver - For using symbols to describe a picture,
Daisy Noah - For settling into school and doing his three morning jobs, every day this week.
Daffodil Sophie - For careful listening and following every instruction from the Swim Teacher when swimming unaided.
Iris Honey-Bea - For independent work and fantastic Braille art.
Venus Flytrap Calum - For increase in confidence to answer questions in lessons this week.
Foxglove William - For fantastic participation and communication this week.
Leopard Lily Fred - For excellent swimming this week.
Tiger Lily

Katie - For making independent requests on the iPad.

Noah - For listening, regulation and for being 'Star Baker'.

Lavender Jon-Pall - For using his subtraction skills when working out how much change was needed with money,
Snapdragon Diontie - For excellent behaviour and engagement in lessons.
Protea Ryan - For sending amazing e-mails this week.
Bluebell Esmae - For independently pressing her switch to share her news.
Jasmine Abi - Very responsive during our intensive interaction session.

Week ending 17.11.23

Buttercup Noah - For exploring objects with his hands.

Jake - For his excellent toileting.

Seb - For using symbols in lots of different situations.

Sunflower Noah - For saying 'thank you' without prompting after our lorry visit.
Water Lily Phoebe - For great shape work in Maths.
Daisy Jaxson - For playing co-operatively and imaginatively with four different friends both in class and in the playground.
Daffodil Whole Class - For coping with all the changes this week.
Iris Lili - For putting her hand up to contribute in all lessons.
Venus Flytrap Ash - For contributing positively to all lessons this week and creating an amazing Titanic story prop.
Foxglove Ajay - For using his voice as an additional form of communication.
Leopard Lily Stephen - For swimming and confidentially going under the water.
Tiger Lily Katie, Ben, Leah and Luke - For fantastic use of iPads out and about in the community this week.
Lavender Anit - For good independent and listening skills in cooking.

Finlay – For excellent analysis of the text in A Christmas Carol in Literacy lessons.

Lucas - For excellent effort in Maths and Literacy lessons this week.

Protea Finlay - For excellent participation in speaking and listening this week.
Bluebell Oliver - For great work this week, working on cause and effect.
Jasmine Brody - For super responses during our sound work whilst experiencing the space blanket.

Week ending 10.11.23

Buttercup Willow - For brilliant engagement with our maths counting song.
Poppy Evie - For starting to do consistent PECs exchanges with a new person for a new activity.
Sunflower Joseph - For answering questions using 'Yes and No'.
Water Lily Max - For completing a circuit in PE independently.
Daisy Louis - For joining in every lesson this week so enthusiastically.
Daffodil Matthew - For great progress when using his walker.
Iris Joseph - For fantastic participation in all lessons, including SALT and Physio.
Venus Flytrap All pupils - For showing great learning behaviours in all lessons, this week.
Foxglove Elio - For great participation in all aspects of your learning this week.
Leopard Lily James - For using PECs to ask to go to the toilet.
Tiger Lily Everyone in Tiger Lily - For an amazing week!
Lavender Oscar - For working independently to clear up the outside area.
Snapdragon Madi - For her enthusiasm for learning.
Protea Zhi chen - For self-regulating so well through a tough situation this week.
Bluebell Oscar - For great reactions to the space paper.
Jasmine Sabine - For being very focused as she explored painting pictures using Eyegaze technology.

Week ending: 03.11.23

Buttercup Noah - For brilliant progress with his physiotherapy exercises.
Poppy Lenny - For being a kind and caring friend, helping Emily with her broken arm.
Sunflower Harry - For being kind and considerate to his friends and remembering all the signs to "We wish you a Merry Christmas".
Water Lily Edward - For beginning to recognise shapes.
Daisy Louis, Jaxson and Noah - For settling back into school this term.
Daffodil Reggie - For amazing swimming.
Iris Jack - For great independence in Maths.
Venus Flytrap Louise - For showing kindness to all of his friends and looking for ways he can help everyone throughout the day.
Foxglove Breanna - For making wonderful communication attempts and using her voice,
Leopard Lily Scott - For reversing his power-chair.
Tiger Lily

Fin - For is contributions to class projects and enterprise.

Tiger Lily peers voted for Amelia as she had a really positive afternoon following the fire alarm sounding.

Lavender Tallulah - For fantastic participation and remembering all the words to the Forest School song!
Snapdragon Thomas - For making excellent progress in addition in Maths using the column method.

James HD - For helping his friends and the staff this week with Kerryn being off.

Sky - For helping her peers read during the pet therapy session and helping her peers log on and off the laptops.

Bluebell Charlotte - For good communication this week and being engaged in her learning.
Jasmine Sabine - For super interactions during our body awareness session.

Week ending: 20.10.23

Buttercup Arthur - For engaging brilliantly in sensory play.
Poppy Saayon - For managing his feelings well and trusting in the adults around him.
Sunflower Daisy-May - For using her PECS in class and in the canteen - travelling and persisting.
Water Lily Elio and Louis - For successful visit to their new class.
Daisy Madison and Sophie - For engaging well with Daffodil class  with their transitions.
Daffodil Matthew - For using Zones of Regulation well.
Iris Vinnie - For fantastic team work in PE.
Venus Flytrap Sidney - For increasing independence and resilience in all lessons this week.
Foxglove Ariel - You have exhibited all of the Willoughby values over this term, well done.
Leopard Lily Eva - For remaining calm and for good waiting.
Tiger Lily

Leah - For her massive contribution in Enterprise this half term.

Samuel - For his maturity this week, particularly in Forest School and chats with Jess.

Lavender Cairo - For great participation in Forest School this term.

Maddie - For being kind to everyone and for always working hard.

Finlay - For perseverance in Literacy and Maths and for producing good work as a result.

Protea Kyle - For being really focused and engaged on our trip to Magnvale. 
Bluebell Oliver - For participating in our body awareness and action songs.
Jasmine Daniel - For his super switch work.


Week ending: 13.10.23

Buttercup Frankie - For sitting down to eat.
Poppy Emily - For being kind to her friends.
Sunflower Lexi - For trying hard to use a pincer grasp in her work sessions.
Water Lily Phoebe - For making sentences contain two symbols.
Daisy Madison - For great independent work during rhyming activities.
Daffodil Lewi - For engaging so well with his new calm box.
Iris Lili - For fantastic independence in Maths.
Venus Flytrap Roman - For a great start to his own story writing of Funnybones.
Foxglove Hayden - For fantastic independent morning work.
Leopard Lily Kai - For fantastic reactions during Emotional Literacy.
Tiger Lily Whole Class - For coping well with changes this week.
Lavender Anit - For being a great role model to his friends in Tesco.
Snapdragon Liam - For mature and focused behaviour, showing kindness and working hard throughout the week.
Protea Amie - For using zones of regulation to tell others how she is feeling,
Bluebell Archie - For using his stander for over an hour a day during this week.
Jasmine Deimante - For super exploration using her hands,

Week ending: 06.10.23

Buttercup Henry - For great independence.
Poppy Jude - For super counting and sounds that he is making.
Sunflower Teddy - For excellent cognition work and quickly recognising numbers to 3.
Water Lily

Louis - For completing independent box work activities in the morning.

Archer - For joining the rest of the class by laying on a mat for TACPAC.

Daisy Oscar - For amazing effort at swimming this week.

Leah - For fantastic focus in all lessons.

Reggie - For engaging well with his new iPad.

Iris Joe - For fantastic independence in cooking and brilliant speaking in emotional literacy.
Venus Flytrap Shihan - For being kind to his friend and trying his best in all of his lessons.
Foxglove Scarlett - For outstanding improvement in her Forest School skills, fantastic participation and contribution.
Leopard Lily Stephen - For weighing out ingredients in Enterprise independently.
Tiger Lily Jess - For helping peers, super classwork and great attitude.
Lavender Jon-Pall - For amazing drumming in Performing Arts.
Snapdragon Gabriella - For an immense effort in being safe, being ready and being kind,
Protea Sky - For using her new reading pen to read independently during 'Choose Time'.
Bluebell Ollie - For great switch work, using two switches to turn the foot spa on and off independently.
Jasmine Dylan - For super exploration using both hands.

Week ending: 29.09.23

Buttercup Willow - For approaching friends to play with them.
Poppy Jayce - For being kind to his peers and adults.
Sunflower Zach - For trying really hard to engage with his learning.
Water Lily Edward - For getting an adult's attention when using PECS.
Daisy Oliver - For improved concentration in some tasks.
Daffodil Alfie - For trying really hard during his swimming lesson.
Iris Honey-Bea - For fantastic listening and contributions during 'Stay Safe' day.
Venus Flytrap Iona - For amazing maths work this week.
Foxglove Ajay - For his engagement in music and singing to the class.
Leopard Lily Stephen - For sharing and taking turns with a friend.
Tiger Lily Luke - For working well as a team and using his initiative throughout the week.
Lavender Oscar - For working really hard with Makaton signing.
Snapdragon Diontie and Jacob - For great participation in lesson discussions, classroom activities and involvement in our 'Stay Safe' day presentations.
Protea Eleanor - For amazing participation in our Worldwide Fruit visit.
Bluebell Charlotte - For being more alert and for using switches to operate the vibrating pillow.
Jasmine Sabine - For relaxing during our yoga sessions and enjoying passive stretches.

Week ending: 22.09.23

Buttercup Aaron - Being kind to his friends and sharing toys.
Poppy Evie - Joining in with activities/interactions and looking at the scrapbook.
Sunflower Noah - lots of talking and using new words all the time.
Water Lily Phoebe - Lovely calm TACPAC sessions.

Cayson - Showing great confidence when swimming this week.

Daffodil Alfie - Amazing independence getting ready for PE.
Iris Lexi - For her mature and positive attitude towards physio and learning.
Venus Flytrap Rosie - For trying her best in every lesson this week.
Foxglove Lottie - Fantastic communication skills this week.
Leopard Lily Eva - For excellent independent skills.
Tiger Lily

Jessica - For her role in the Enterprise Project.

Amelia - For self-regulation.

Lavender Tallulah - For following class routines so well.
Snapdragon Imogen - Excellent expression language in Literacy piece.
Protea Finlay - Amazing week of listening and working hard.
Bluebell Ollie - Good communication and saying words clearly and attempting new words.
Jasmine Jay - Super responses to sound and smell stimuli this week.

Week ending: 15.09.23

Buttercup Georgia - For fantastic speaking and counting.
Poppy Seb - For amazing seeking and sounding out letters in phonics.
Sunflower Harry - For amazing 'special friends' recognition and 3 letter sound words.
Water Lily Billy - For very good listening.
Daisy Jaxson - For excellent swimming.
Daffodil Eva - For working hard on her number formation.
Iris Alex - For her contribution in all lessons.
Venus Flytrap Louie and Calum - For an amazing start to the year in Venus Flytrap.
Foxglove William - For super climbing to the top of the climbing frame and for sliding down independently.
Leopard Lily Myles - For using scissors more independently.
Tiger Lily Finley - For a great attitude, helping friends and for his role in the enterprise project.
Lavender Matthew - For great participation in science lessons.
Snapdragon Lucas - For excellent focus and handwriting in literacy.
Protea Kayden C - For an excellent start to his work experience.
Bluebell Chloe - For super work on Eyegaze this week.
Jasmine Brody - For super responses during our welcome session.