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18 07, 2024

Spain v England The Willow Brook Euro Final!

By |2024-07-23T10:24:17+01:00July 18th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Spain v England The Willow Brook Euro Final!

At the beginning of the Euros, Willow Brook classes pulled three teams out of the hat. As well as following the teams in the tournament in Germany, it also put them in to a lottery to play in our own final match. When England were defeated by Spain last Sunday, Year 2 (representing Spain) [...]

5 07, 2024

The Ancient Willow Brook Olympic Games

By |2024-07-05T20:47:08+01:00July 5th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider|Comments Off on The Ancient Willow Brook Olympic Games

Welcome to Ancient Greece and the Willow Brook Olympics! We cheered, we ran, we conquered! There were chariot races, Argos eyes and Zeus's lightning bolts and the stadion race became a marathon by the end of the afternoon. With thanks to Andrew Hallsworth for bringing his camera and capturing the afternoon so well... even [...]

5 07, 2024

Meeting an Olympian!

By |2024-07-05T14:01:45+01:00July 5th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Meeting an Olympian!

In a half term full of Olympic learning, what could be better than being taught by an Olympic athlete?! The Gymnast, Sam Oldham, who was part of Team GB in the 2012 Games in London, came to Willow Brook and wowed us all in a day full of handstands, back flips, strength and motivation. [...]

30 06, 2024

All the fun of the Fair!

By |2024-06-30T15:48:53+01:00June 30th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on All the fun of the Fair!

Year 6 did a brilliant job of organising a school fair for the other children at Willow Brook! Friday's FunFest was a perfect community event! There were stalls and games, prizes to be won and wet sponges to throw! Year 6 were expert face painters and tattooists and, as you can see from the [...]

20 06, 2024

Who Let the Gods Out?

By |2024-06-20T17:00:37+01:00June 20th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider|Comments Off on Who Let the Gods Out?

Welcome to the last whole-school topic of the year! It's going to be a great one! We are off to Ancient Greece to experience life during the very first Olympiad. Have a look at our plans and look forward to joining us for our exhibition of work on July 17th. [...]

1 04, 2024

An Awesome Author visits Willow Brook!

By |2024-04-08T11:15:52+01:00April 1st, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider|Comments Off on An Awesome Author visits Willow Brook!

It was an absolute treat to welcome the author LD Lapinski to Willow Brook on Friday! We have had such a great half term in the company of Flick and Jonathan from the 'Strangeworlds Travel Agency' trilogy, that it was a treat to meet their creator. We started the day with the whole school [...]

18 03, 2024

We were doing something funny for the money!

By |2024-03-18T20:32:05+00:00March 18th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider|Comments Off on We were doing something funny for the money!

Comic Relief Day at Willow Brook is always guaranteed to lift the spirits! From 200 children dressed in red (thank goodness for Forest tops!) and looking brilliant in the Charity's caps, t-shirts and noses, to a live open mic comedy afternoon, there was bound to be a positive vibe! Thanks to your donations, our [...]

12 03, 2024

A Willow Brook World Book Day!

By |2024-03-12T13:34:10+00:00March 12th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on A Willow Brook World Book Day!

There's nothing more exciting than the moment 200 book characters arrive on the school playground on World Book Day... From Matildas and enormous crocodiles to dragons, lions, witches and wardrobes, you never quite know who (or what!) is about to arrive! Our Year 6 children have always been 'dressing up pros', so we couldn't [...]

1 03, 2024

Young Voices 2024

By |2024-03-01T15:08:20+00:00March 1st, 2024|Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Young Voices 2024

Congratulations and thank you to the 49 children who joined Mrs Humphrey, Miss Adams, Mrs Hallsworth, Mrs Armitage and me on our annual pilgrimage to the Birmingham Arena for the Young Voices experience. You performed with energy, behaved impeccably, showed enormous stamina and (hopefully) had an experience that you'll remember forever. It was tricky [...]

19 02, 2024

Back to the Future

By |2024-02-19T16:07:11+00:00February 19th, 2024|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Back to the Future

We're hitting the spring term at 88 mph as we navigate time travel and head back to the future for our whole-school topic! The history of time telling took us on a whistle-stop journey to Ancient Egypt and back to Baghdad this morning as we started to understand how those early hours and minutes [...]

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