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21 11, 2018

World War 1 Art

By |2019-01-04T09:26:05+00:00November 21st, 2018|Class 2, Class 6, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on World War 1 Art

Our whole school topic this half term has inspired our children to empathise with the life of those who lived 100 years ago.  We have thought about the soldiers who once walked on Main Street... the children who played at the village school... the jobs that they did and the farmland that once surrounded us. [...]

16 11, 2018

A Yabba Dabba Doo sort of day!

By |2018-11-16T21:25:52+00:00November 16th, 2018|Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on A Yabba Dabba Doo sort of day!

  Today has, indeed, been a fun-filled Yabba-Dabba-Doo day! Again, there’s a great community spirit on days where we are working together to support others. The playground always looks amazing when it’s full of costumes and smiles and today was no exception! From cavemen to veloceraptors, Pudseys to pyjamas… and even a prehistoric fire, the [...]

27 10, 2018

Half Term Holiday Homework

By |2018-10-27T11:34:43+00:00October 27th, 2018|Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Half Term Holiday Homework

Love in a box leaflet Love in a box leaflet 2 For many years now Willow Brook School has been involved in one way or another with the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. If you have never met the project before, its aims are to reach out to ‘Europe’s poorest, the abandoned, the terminally ill, those [...]

28 09, 2018

Let us all eat cake!

By |2018-09-28T19:03:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Let us all eat cake!

Many of you will have heard the sad news that Julie Cook passed away last week. As a parent and a huge supporter of Willow Brook school, she blessed us all with her energy, sense of fun and her positive determination to get things done. Julie took the helm of our Friends Association for many [...]

4 07, 2018

Sports Afternoon

By |2018-07-04T18:22:29+00:00July 4th, 2018|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Sports Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Willow Brook's sporting talents this afternoon! I'm sure you will agree with me that the children were full of the joys of summer and showed great stamina and sportsmanship. Miss Johnston, as always, did a sterling job of putting together a programme of events... and I was [...]

11 04, 2018

The Cat in the Hat Came Back!

By |2018-04-11T20:33:06+00:00April 11th, 2018|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on The Cat in the Hat Came Back!

As always, Willow Brook had a fabulous day celebrating the wonderful world of books! After snow and then Ofsted delayed our fun, the day finally arrived and Dr Seuss did not disappoint! The playground was awash with Cats in Hats, Things 1 and 2, foxes in socks, green eggs (and hams!) and some wonderful residents [...]

7 03, 2018

Ofsted – Thursday 8th March

By |2018-03-07T23:29:33+00:00March 7th, 2018|Whole School|Comments Off on Ofsted – Thursday 8th March

Thank you for your many wonderful words and emails of encouragement and support following the announcement of our Ofsted inspection tomorrow. I hope you all received the parentmail informing you of the inspection details and how to get involved. I hope you also all know that our World Book Day celebrations will now take place [...]

1 03, 2018

School weather update for March 2nd

By |2018-03-20T19:43:44+00:00March 1st, 2018|Whole School|Comments Off on School weather update for March 2nd

School will be open this morning - I hope you have received our Parentmail. Thank you for your understanding and patience yesterday morning as we made the decision to close the school due to the inclement weather. Whilst our building was safe and warm, our decision has to be  dependent on travel considerations for staff [...]

28 02, 2018

The Willow Brook Science Showdown

By |2018-02-28T16:12:35+00:00February 28th, 2018|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on The Willow Brook Science Showdown

The Great Willow Brook Science Showdown Thursday March 15th 2018 As part of our involvement in National Science and Engineering Week, we are inviting you to take part in a competition to find Willow Brook’s first ‘Young Scientist of the Year’. The whole school has the same homework task over the next two weeks and that [...]

4 02, 2018

Reading at Willow Brook

By |2018-02-04T11:28:14+00:00February 4th, 2018|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Reading at Willow Brook

Thank you to all those who attended our Reading Information Evening this week - we hope it was a useful insight into how children learn and progress through the school. Having you as partners in the journey is very important and from simple tips for intervening in your child's reading at home to understanding our [...]