Newsletter

Willowbrook School Newsletter

20th April 2018

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back to school after a very wet Easter break! We have welcomed several new families to the school and we are already planning for September and the new intake for Reception! Next week we will be meeting about nursery places for September and parents will receive a letter after that.

PTA Quiz Night

This is next Tuesday from 7pm-9pm at school. You need to make up a team of 6 and the cost is £10 for a team. This includes chips and a drink during a break! Mr Stapleton is the quizmaster, so come along and join in some fun for a great cause! You can book in at the office or just turn up on the night.

Uniform

Now that the summer weather is here, could I remind you about uniform. Summer dresses should be green and white and shorts should be tailored shorts in grey or black. Children should wear black shoes or sandals with a secure fastening around the ankle so that they can run about freely! Heels and flip flops are not suitable for school.

Curriculum Maps

The maps for this term are all on the school website. This gives you up to date information on what your children are learning about this coming term. Keep an eye on the twitter feed as well. It often has great pictures of what is going on.

PE Kit

A reminder that children should have their PE kit in school every day. If you want to know the specific days for PE, they are on the curriculum maps on the school website.

Swimming

Year Six start swimming this term; 6BM are on Monday and 6W on a Wednesday. Please make sure they have their swimming kit in school for these lessons as they are for a limited amount of time and cost a lot of money! Thank you.

Skipping

As the children love this so much, we have booked two fantastic days next week with ‘Skip to the Beat’ on Wednesday and Thursday who will run special skipping sessions with the children and teach them new techniques and tricks. On these days the team will be selling skipping ropes for £5 each and school will be given a rope for school use for every 10 we sell!

Staffing Changes

Many of you will be aware that Mrs Mellors and Miss Kirk have returned from their maternity leave and are now back teaching. It is lovely to see them back with the team. Mrs Jenner has left this week to start her maternity leave and Miss Kirk is covering her role in her absence.

We have appointed a new librarian, Mrs Carter and she has met the librarians already and has lots of ideas that you will find out about over the coming terms.

We have also appointed three new teaching assistants this week to work in Key Stage 2. These replace staff that have recently left.

Letterboxing

One of our governors has set up a walk on Dartmoor letterboxing to raise money for the school. This is a walk just over three miles in the Taw Valley at Belstone near Okehampton and is suitable for families. There are 15 letterbox stamps hidden on the Moor and for £2.50 you get a title stamp with a clue sheet. This is running until the 25th October. Roger Jones has more information on this contact rogerjones081209@virginmedia.com

Dates for the Diary

24th April 2018                      PTA Quiz night                                                     7-9pm

7th May 2018                        May Day Bank Holiday

18th May 2018                      Year 2 trip to Devon County Show