Children at Willesborough Infant School have access to a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the school day. We strive to deliver a unique, creative, broad and enriching learning experience to all of our children. Here are some examples that our children have had to engage in enrichment opportunities that shape their future aspirations.
Joe's Bows Falconry
Wow! What an incredible experience we had when Joe's Bows visited to give us a falconry demonstration and talk about some of the incredible birds of prey.
Joe brought in a variety of birds of prey to link to our current 'Up, up and away' topic.
The birds were so well trained and they were all very majestic! We saw Elf, a very small owl who weighs less than 4oz, Eva the hooded vulture who is one of the smallest breeds of vulture and Flash, a peregrine falcon who can fly at over 200mph! We saw many more birds too and were interested to discover how birds of prey hunt, see and even fly differently, in comparison to other birds. Did you know an owl cannot actually turn it's head all the way around, only 3/4 of the way - that's still very impressive!
Book Week Celebrations - March 2019
Another amazing book week at Willesborough Infant School!
Wow! What an exciting week we had during our world book week. We kicked the week off with an exciting visit to the book fair. We saw lots of our favourite books for sale and saw some exciting new books we’ve not seen before too!
Each class chose a book they wanted to keep from the fair and are now enjoying these stories in their classrooms. Which book did your child's class choose? Thank you to all the families who came to say hello to us and browse the book fair – we really enjoyed seeing you there.
Have you met Matt?
The children were thrilled by the visit of Matt Oldfield, our world book week author of 2019. Matt specialises in writing books about footballers who are often thought of as heroes - he talks about how hard each footballer had to work to be as successful as they are today.
When working with Matt the children enjoyed hearing some of his stories and had the chance to talk about who their favourite football icons are. They were able to ask him lots of questions about his career and where the inspiration for his books came from. To finish off, the children thought carefully about their own personal hero and what makes that person so special!
As always, the children looked absolutely incredible dressed up as their favourite book characters on Friday. The adults working in the school really enjoyed dressing up too! We know how much time, effort and pennies the costumes take so here is a big thank you to all the grown-ups who helped their child look amazing on this day. During our Friday celebration assembly, all the children were part of a parade where they each had a chance to show off their costume to the rest of school.
A massive well done to this year’s costume winners! Can you tell who they are dressed as?
We had an incredible amount of responses to the world book day quiz that was sent home – so many children worked hard to figure out all the answers to the questions. Well done to everyone who joined in!
Road Safety Magic Show
Years one and two were visited by David Tricks. The children were treated to a fantastic, fun filled Road Safety Show loaded with important safety messages. The children really enjoyed the engaging show and were very impressed with the magic. The message about road safety was clear and the children understood the importance of staying safe on the roads.
Visit to the RSPCA Garden Cattery in Ashford
As part of the year two topic on ‘Superheroes’ we have been looking at the lives of real life heroes such as local charity workers.
We were visited by Maggie Thomas from the RSPCA Garden Cattery in Ashford. She told us all about the amazing work of the charity in rehoming cats and kittens. Some of us even got the chance to visit the cattery and loved spending some time with our new fluffy friends!
Visit from Steve Cooper from the Cry in the Dark Charity
Steve Cooper from the Cry in the Dark charity visited us. He told us all about the charities work through 'compassion in action', bringing hope to children and their families in isolated communities in Romania.
Mrs Sarah Francis, one of our year two parents, was invited to Steve’s presentation. Mrs Francis works for the Football Premier League and, every year, the company gives each employee a very generous sum of money to donate to a charity of their own choice. After hearing about the work of the charity from her daughter, Mrs Francis decided to donate her £500 to Cry in the Dark.
Kimberley Renicks (GB Judo Athlete) visit
All children participated in 'fast pace circuits' and the atmosphere was electric!
Congratulations to Willesborough Infant School for raising £1,413.15 in sponsorship money for aspiring GB athletes and sports equipment for our school.
A special thank you to the children who raised over £35 of sponsorship money.
These children received a signed polaroid picture with Kimberley.
Great Fire of London Workshops
Using drama, music and movement this workshop transported the children back in time to the Great Fire of London in 1666.
The children were engaged from the word go. They met some famous people from the past, such as Samuel Pepys, King Charles II and Thomas Fariner. The children improvised the start of the fire in Pudding Lane and learnt the Great Fire of London rap. This was a fascinating workshop about London’s disastrous fire and the children loved every minute of it!