Willowbrook School Newsletter

15th February 2019

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Lots of news this week about events coming up: read carefully or you might miss out!

I hope you have a wonderful half term break and look forward to seeing you in a week’s time.

British Science Week 2019 ‘journeys’ poster competition.

As part of British Science Week (8th - 17th March), children are invited to enter a poster competition based on the theme of ‘Journeys’.  The five best posters from our school can be entered into the UK-wide competition with the chance for children to win an array of prizes including a special Guinness World Records prize.  Full competition details available at

Please hand entries to Mrs Pratt or Miss Whitworth by Friday 29th March.

Year Six

After half term all Year Six will have the opportunity to come to a times tables club using the laptops. A letter will come home after half term, but it will be after school on a Wednesday and is open to anyone in Year 6.

World Book Day is coming up!

To celebrate this we have the following events taking place:

VISIT BY A TOP AUTHOR! - Wednesday, 6th March

We are very excited to announce that the well-known author, Andy Griffiths will be visiting our school on Wednesday, 6th March. Andy Griffiths is the author of the very popular Storey Treehouse books. He will be talking to KS2 children in an assembly and then he will be signing and selling his books. If your child would like to purchase a book they will need to bring £5.99 to school on the Wednesday morning.

WORKING WITH A POET! - Thursday, 7th March

We are also very excited because we have the poet, Jan Dean, coming on Thursday, 7th March which is World Book Day. Jan will be presenting a whole school assembly and she will be judging the costumes and awarding prizes! She will also be working with groups of children throughout the day.


Don’t forget, your child can come to school on Thursday, 7th March dressed as their favourite book character. There will be a prize for the best costume in each year group!

BOOK SWAP - Friday, 8th March

We will be running a book swap on Friday, 8th March in the hall. Children are welcome to bring a book to school and then swap it for a different one. Please bring a book on Friday morning.

INVITATION! - Friday, 8th March

Our theme for World Book Day is Poetry and classes will be learning a poem throughout the week. We are inviting all parents to hear the poems at the end of the day in their child’s classroom on Friday, 8th March.

Nursery Admissions

If you would like a nursery place for the next academic year, please make sure you put in an application as soon as possible as nursery places are always at a premium. We are holding an admissions panel on 3rd April so you need to apply before that date. Forms are available at the school office or on the school website.

Dates for the Diary

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd February                                   Half Term

Thursday 7th March                                                             World Book Day

Friday 15th March                                                                Red Nose Day

Thursday 21st March                                                           Year 3 trip to RAMM


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

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