Willowbrook School Newsletter

14th June 2019

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have had such a busy week in school. Simon James, the author of Sally and the Limpet, Baby Brains and Dear Greenpeace, amongst others, came in for a day and worked with Reception, Year One and Year Two. He had the children enthralled with his great storytelling and fantastic drawing skills.



Well done to the children for their fantastic attendance this week. Every single class, except for one, achieved over 96% attendance this week. They will all get to roll the dice in our Classopoly game! This is the first time we have had so many children achieve the target. We also had 313 children with 100% attendance. That is fantastic!


Year One

Miss Scott and Miss Pilkington have asked me to pass on their thanks to all the parents in Year One who came to the premier screening of the film that the children have made. They said it was a fantastic turnout and they really appreciate you making the effort to come and support the children.



We raised £300 for The Book Trust on Pyjamarama day, so thank you for all joining in. The Book Trust is a fantastic charity dedicated to promoting reading for all children. The children loved having Clive Pig, the storyteller, in school and it was lovely to see the children and families from Ding-a-Ling joining the Nursery for a sing and story time.


Free Event

Northbrook Approach Golf Course is having an open day on Saturday 22nd June. The open day which will include FREE golf and FREE footgolf from 10am - 4pm and they also have a hole in one competition where the winner will win an ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP to their 7 Centres! There will also be an area for people to play giant board games and many more activities for the whole family!


Year 6 Hoodies

The money and slip for a Leavers hoody need to be in the office before the end of the day on the 21st June to allow enough time for printing.  We will be unable to accept any late slips once the order has gone to the printers.


School Uniform

There are a number of children wearing inappropriate footwear to school at the moment, some in brightly coloured trainers.  School shoes should be plain black. Thank you. 

PE Kit

We have had a large number of children who still have not had PE kit in school this week. It is a legal requirement for all children to do 2 hours of PE per week. For this to be successful, we need children to have clean kit to wear and they cannot simply do it in their uniform. Please can you ensure that your children have the correct kit in school; the days they need it should be in their diaries or on the classroom doors. Thank you.


Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 18th June                                                               Year 1 trip to Exmouth Beach

Wednesday 19th June                                                         Year 5 trip to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Thursday 20th June                                                              Year 6 Junior Life Skills Event

Friday 21st June                                                                   Year 2 trip to Dawlish

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

Thursday 27th June                                                              Sports Day

Friday 28th June                                                                   Nursery Big Toddle @ 2pm

Thursday 4th July                                                                 Year 2 Sleepover

Friday 5th July                                                                       Reception trip to Exmouth Beach

Tuesday 9th July                                                                   Year 4 trip to RAMM

Thursday 11th July                                                               Year 4 Camp-out

Friday 12th July                                                                     Summer Fair

Friday 19th July                                                                     Last Day of Term