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11 07, 2019

We are the Music Makers…

By |2019-07-11T20:45:26+01:00July 11th, 2019|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on We are the Music Makers…

Willow Brook's musicians showed off their talents on Wednesday night in style at our annual music event. From keyboards to choir, drums, guitars, recorders, ukuleles, clarinets and flutes, we raised the roof and enjoyed every minute. Well done, Willow Brook!    

11 07, 2019

Sporting Stars!

By |2019-07-11T19:27:29+01:00July 11th, 2019|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Sporting Stars!

I hope that, like me, you thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of sport on Tuesday afternoon! Willow Brook children are such stars when it comes to winning with style, losing with grace and supporting each other with a sense of community. That's what made the afternoon so happy and why teachers and children were so full [...]

30 06, 2019

At the Despatch Box

By |2019-06-30T16:52:59+01:00June 30th, 2019|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on At the Despatch Box

After thoroughly enjoying a Parliamentary half term, we tested our debating skills on Friday as three bills were discussed in our very own House of Commons! The Speaker of the House brought our 180 M.P.s to order and the afternoon was as lively as Westminster! Having been the focus of our topic work in class [...]

6 06, 2019

Year 5’s Visit the Space Centre

By |2019-06-06T09:40:24+01:00June 6th, 2019|Class 5, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Year 5’s Visit the Space Centre

  Mrs Graham has worked with Year 5 to write an article on their recent visit to the Space Centre in Leicester. It is a great summary of all that they discovered. You can read it by clicking on the link below. Enjoy! BLAST OFF with Year 5

3 06, 2019

Order! Order!

By |2019-06-03T18:57:42+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Class 6, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Order! Order!

On the Monday before half term, our two Rushcliffe Pupil Parliament members, Sami and Tom,  had the privilege of visiting London to experience the real Houses of Parliament. They got the chance to sit in both the House of Commons and the Lords, debate a political issue and get involved with the banter between the [...]

3 06, 2019

DARE to be fabulous!

By |2019-06-05T09:26:54+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Class 6, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on DARE to be fabulous!

I must say that last week's Year 6 DARE graduation caught me quite off guard!  As well as loving the humour and originality of their talk show style presentation, I felt quite emotional watching their sincere and energetic response to all they have learned over the past term. Their hour long assembly showed off so [...]

1 04, 2019

Willow Brook’s Wacky Rally

By |2019-04-01T11:22:41+01:00April 1st, 2019|Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Willow Brook’s Wacky Rally

Friday afternoon saw the grand final of the half term's Wacky Rally - culmination of all the hard work that has been going on around school over the past 5 weeks. From children in Reception to our oldest engineers, each team produced a powered vehicle and design portfolio ready to showcase and explain on the [...]

10 03, 2019

World Book Day’s Giant Game of ‘Guess Who’!

By |2019-03-11T17:03:31+01:00March 10th, 2019|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on World Book Day’s Giant Game of ‘Guess Who’!

You'll see from this small selection of pictures from Friday, that our World Book Day celebrations were filled with smiles... and plenty of reading! We had a great assembly, where extracts from books matched our costumes; did plenty of author related activities and lessons; enjoyed choosing a new book of our own from the giant [...]