Willowbrook School Newsletter

17th November 2017

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This week we have had quite a few children arriving at school very early, more than half an hour before school starts. Please could I remind all parents that children should not be on site before 8.30 and that younger children should be supervised. No children are allowed on the field now that we have had so much wet weather. Thank you.

Fantastic Reading

Well done to our star readers this week.

They are:

Jana A and Esther A in 2AG and Madison K and Lucas B in 2BG

Ellie C and Lily J in 3S and Harry M and John P in 3H

Alisha S and Lili K in 4H and Mia D and Katie H in 4W

Summer G and Paris L in 5B and Isaac M and Peter C in 5P

Liam K and Layla C in 6W and a very special mention to Sarwar R and Chloe P who have read a million words between the two of them!

We do seem to have more girls than boys in our top readers so there is currently a special selection of books in the library which might interest boys! Our librarians have also chosen some ‘recommended reads’ and placed a post-it on the books saying why they are recommended. These are going like hot cakes and the librarians are replacing them as fast as they can! It is wonderful to have the library as such a centre of reading in the school with a real buzz about it. Well done librarians!

Pokemon Cards

Please could you remind children that they are not allowed to trade. They love showing their cards to each other and the vast majority are fantastic. I have explained to the children that if there are particular children who are causing a problem with cards, I will text home and request that they keep their cards at home. I would rather do that than a blanket ban, but it will rely on parents’ support.

Outdoor Classroom

This is nearly finished and just in time so that we can carry on learning outdoors for the winter months! If your children have outdoor learning for the afternoon, they need to bring clothes with them to change into at lunch time and should be in full uniform for the morning, thank you.


Friday 24th November                 Year 6 River Otter trip

Wednesday 29th November         Friends of Willowbrook Bingo Night

Friday 1st December                   Santa Run

Friday 1st December                   Year 5 At Bristol

Tuesday 5th December               Reception at Killerton

Wednesday 6th December           Christmas lunch – Lower School

Wednesday 6th December           Nursery Christmas Play 2.30pm

Thursday 7th December              Nursery Christmas Play 2.30pm

Thursday 7th December              Christmas lunch – Upper School

Friday 8th December 2pm           Christmas Fayre

Monday 11th December              Reception Nativity

Tuesday 12 December               Reception Nativity

Thursday 14th December            KS1 Carol Concert 9.30am

Thursday 14th December            KS2 Carol Concert 2.15pm


Friday 15th December                 Last day of term