Willowbrook School Newsletter

7th December 2018

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Thank you to the PTA and the parents who organised the Willowbrook Quiz Night! It was a great evening and helped to raise some money (over £100) for the school which gets used to buy lots of extras for all the children at school. In the past they have bought shelters for outside, mini climbing frames and many other items that children enjoy. Thank you also to Mr Stapleton for being a wonderful quiz master and all the parents and staff who came along and joined in.

The school is looking very festive and the school is ringing to the sound of carol practices and nativity rehearsals! We really try very hard to keep a balance between making things fun for the children but not letting the learning and routines slip too much!

Santa Run

Sadly due to the weather, we have postponed the Santa Run and we will try for next Friday with exactly the same arrangements. Please feel free to dress up for the run but the children will need school uniform for the rest of the day. Hopefully the weather will improve and we will have some fun!

Tree Planting

Year Four are organising a whole day of tree planting on Wednesday next week. They are planting in the field and all around the school grounds. If any parents would like to come in and help with the planting, that would be fantastic. There are no particular times, but we will not be planting at lunchtime. If you can help, please could you let the school office have your name and the time you can offer and Mr Collings will get back to you. Thank you!

Messages from the PTA

It is the Christmas Fayre on Friday 14th December and the PTA would be grateful for any donations of cakes. They are sending home plates if you can fill them! Bring the cakes to the school on Friday and give them to the class teacher, thank you.

Reception 2019

Have you applied for your child’s primary school place? If your child is currently in Nursery you will need to apply for their Reception place online by 15th January 2019 at . There are also details on the school website. Children in the Nursery do not automatically get a place in Reception – you still need to apply.


Dates for the Diary

Thursday 13th December                                                   Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2 Christmas Dinner

Friday 14th December                                                        Santa Run @ 9.15am

Friday 14th December                                                        PTA Christmas Fair @ 2.15pm

Tuesday 18th December                                                    Year 3-6 Christmas Dinner

Monday 10th & Thursday 13th December                          Nursery Nativity @ 2.30pm

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th December                     Reception Nativity @ 2.15pm          

Thursday 20th December                                                  Year 1 & 2 Carol Concert @ 9.30am

Thursday 20th December                                                  Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Carol Concert @ 2.15pm


Future dates to note

24th-26th June 2019                                                            Year 3 Residential to Magdalen Farm

7th-11th October 2019                                                         Year 6 Residential to Heatree