Willowbrook School Newsletter

23rd February 2018

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

It has been a busy week back in school this week. I am busy showing around prospective candidates for the Deputy Head position.  We have had a lot of interest and the interviews are on 14th and 15th of March. I will let you know as soon as we have made an appointment.


Remember that we keep updating this with news of what has been happening in school on our Twitter feed. There are also curriculum maps on the website.

World Book Day

We are looking forward to seeing all the children dressed up as book characters on World Book Day! The children have also been telling us about the books in a box that they have been creating and we are looking forward to displaying them in the library. We are also asking children to bring in any old books that they no longer want and that are in good condition. They will be given raffle tickets and will then be able to swap them for a ‘new’ book.


Well done to all the children who kept up with their reading over half term. Our half year data shows that those children reading 5 x a week are the ones who have made most progress with their reading. I know it sounds obvious, but the more you read, the better you will get at most things!

Top readers this week are:

Esther A, Chloe S and Lucas M in 2AG and Daisy CS and Lucas B in 2BG

Ellie C and Tony KE in 3S and Tristan L , Cody B and John P in 3H

Alisha S, Ferdouse R and Belle H in 4BG and Katie H and Heidi-Rose M in 4W

Summer G, Wyatt C and Kieron B in 5B and Mohammed S and Peter C in 5P

Jacob HL, Liam K and Layla C in 6W and Sarwar R and Chloe P in 6BM

Book Fair

The Book Fair starts today and will be there before school and at the end of the day in the school hall. Please come to the front entrance before school and staff will let you in. Please use the Community Room entrance after school.  The last session of the Book Fair is on Wednesday after school and the money that we raise as a school will be used to buy more books for the school library.


Please could you make sure that if you smoke, you do not do so directly outside the school gate as it is not nice to have to walk through for children and families. Please could you make sure that you dispose of your cigarette ends and lighters away from the school site as Mr High has found lighters dropped by the gate.  Thank you.


If you have a child that is due to start nursery next academic year (2018-19), please could you get your application form in as soon as possible as we will be looking at applications at the end of this term. Forms are available from the school office and on the school website.


A reminder that there is still time to give your views about the possibility of changing arrangements at lunchtime and ending the school day at 3.05. You can send us your views by email, on paper or use the form that was sent home. The consultation will close on Friday next week, 2nd March.


We have been looking at children’s writing and are really pleased with the progress that most children are making and that they enjoy writing and sharing information in written form. The thing that is holding children back and which has a really raised profile in the curriculum is spelling.  I just wanted to remind parents that the spellings lists for the different ages of children are in the children’s reading diaries and any practice that they can do is always helpful.


Please remember, children are not permitted to ride scooters on the school site. We’ve had a number of reports from concerned parents whose children have almost been hit.


Breakfast Club

Please note: Breakfast club MUST be booked and paid for in advance.  Children who turn up without booking will be turned away.  We have to have ensure we have the correct number of staff so booking is crucial and some days we are full. Thank you.


Dates for the Diary

Thursday 1st March                            World Book Day – see posters around school and website

Friday 23rd March                               Sport Relief

Thursday 29th March                          Last day of term