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12 10, 2021

A Bench of Glory Book Fest!

By |2021-10-22T21:04:14+01:00October 12th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on A Bench of Glory Book Fest!

This morning's Bench of Glory celebrated reading! We congratulated 7 young people who have talent, enthusiasm, knowledge and positivity when it comes to books! They were very proud to show their reading record books, all of which shouted their love of words and stories. It is no secret that when there is a great [...]

8 10, 2021

A Bumper Harvest!

By |2021-10-22T21:03:08+01:00October 8th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on A Bumper Harvest!

In this morning's assembly we celebrated harvest. Traditionally the day in the calendar when 'all was safely gathered in' and people gave thanks that there was enough food to feed us all. The day started with Jack arriving on his tractor, bringing with him a whole trailer full of fresh fruit and vegetables. Even [...]

5 10, 2021

Mixed by Arree Chung

By |2021-10-05T19:43:56+01:00October 5th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Mixed by Arree Chung

This week, Willow Brook is hard at work thinking about Black History Month. In our assembly this morning we read a great little book called Mixed by Arree Chung. It opened up all sorts of thinking and conversations... from Freya in Year 6 who saw that the message echoed the book - 'Return to [...]

5 10, 2021

Two very special books

By |2021-10-05T13:55:27+01:00October 5th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Two very special books

In the expert hands of Mrs Hallsworth, our lead teacher for R.E., Year 6 have spent the half term learning about sacred texts from different religions. Alongside the modern day bibles that are always included in the study, they had a look at a church bible from 1867 that made its way into school [...]

5 10, 2021

An independent Bench of Glory!

By |2021-10-05T12:06:46+01:00October 5th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on An independent Bench of Glory!

This week's Bench of Glory assembly was all about independence. Packed into this one word (as we discovered as the teachers spoke) are the many qualities you need to do well at school! We knew by the end of assembly that every child who had won an award was a listener... we recognised that [...]

28 09, 2021

Young Voices Choir on Spotify

By |2021-09-28T22:07:41+01:00September 28th, 2021|Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on Young Voices Choir on Spotify

It has been a pleasure to listen to the 2021 Willow Brook choir! The power of music is back in the building and nothing could make me happier! Miss Brearey has lined up an exciting winter project and is steering our Young Voices outing to the Birmingham Arena. Whilst the choir have been given [...]

28 09, 2021

Year 4 – You’ll need this to teach your parents about homophones for your homework!

By |2021-09-28T21:30:56+01:00September 28th, 2021|Class 4, Whole School|Comments Off on Year 4 – You’ll need this to teach your parents about homophones for your homework!

27 09, 2021

This Week’s Bench of Glory Champions

By |2021-10-05T11:53:57+01:00September 27th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Whole School|Comments Off on This Week’s Bench of Glory Champions

This week's Bench of Glory was all about resilience. A very apt quote from Anthony Joshua after he lost his world title at the weekend said, 'I'm not a sulker - that's a waste of time. I bounce back... I'm going to go home and look at ways to improve - straight away!' [...]

13 09, 2021

The Big Notts Survey

By |2021-09-13T16:45:10+01:00September 13th, 2021|Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class R, Front Page Slider, Whole School|Comments Off on The Big Notts Survey

Get involved with The Big Notts Survey and add your voice to the future of our County as they put together a new post-Covid strategy. Willow Brook children can do this too, by following this link to the Young People's questionnaire: https://consult.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/communications/thebignottsyoungpeoplessurvey/ Your views can be added until the end of September. [...]

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