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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Today Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a teddy bear's picnic together.         

Colour Run

Colour Run

This week, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been learning all about a carnival. As part of the week, we all took part in a colour run. We had so much fun.

Reception – Carnival Week

Reception – Carnival Week

Today we started our Carnival theme by learning circus skills. I was so impressed how much resilience the children showed, they did not give up with any of the activities. The spinning plates were a little tricky but the children enjoyed trying to spin them on the...

Orienteering Inter-House Sports Competition

Orienteering Inter-House Sports Competition

Over this last week we have held an inter-house sports competition for orienteering. At The Willows, we are very keen to engage all of our children in sporting competitions and so hold an inter-house sports competition across school every half term. The children...

Scoot At School Day!

Scoot At School Day!

Throughout the last week, classes across school have taken it in turns to bring in their scooters for another Scoot At School Day. After the success of our first Scoot At School Day and seeing how much the children enjoyed themselves, we are going to hold a Scoot At...

Lancashire Commonwealth Baton Relay

Lancashire Commonwealth Baton Relay

On Wednesday 25th May, The Willows took part in the Lancashire Commonwealth Baton Relay. Schools across Lancashire came together to pass a commemorative relay baton from school to school across the whole of Lancashire with the shared mission of raising the profile of...

Reception – Fire Engine Visit

Reception – Fire Engine Visit

Today we have been so lucky to have a visit from the Fire Service. They showed us the inside of the fire engine and all the stuff they need to put out fires. We heard the sirens and looked at the flashing lights. We also had a go using the hose. The children were so...

Little Zoo to You visit Reception and Year 1

Little Zoo to You visit Reception and Year 1

Yesterday Reception and Year 1 had a visit from Little Zoo to You. Gemma came and told us all about different animals, we learnt some amazing facts! We then could hold and stroke some animals. We were so lucky to meet; Cornflake the Snake, Michelle the Giant Snail, 2...

Year 6 Fleetwood Visit

Year 6 Fleetwood Visit

On Friday 13th May, Year 6 went on an educational visit for the day to Fleetwood and Fleetwood Museum. After a long week of completing their SATs, the Year 6's were ready for an adventure and what better way to get to Fleetwood than a tram ride down the full stretch...

Reception Baking

Reception Baking

This week we have been writing instructions on how to make a biscuit. The children then followed their instructions to make biscuits. They chose their favourite farm animal and used the cutter to make it. They tasted delicious! Well done Reception for following your...

Reception Farm Trip

Reception Farm Trip

Today Reception were so lucky to visit Ridgeway Farm. We looked around the farm, fed the animals and even fed the baby lambs using the milk bottles. We had so much fun with Farmer Helen.

Reception Family Fun

Reception Family Fun

Reception were so lucky to have their families join them for a Family Fun Session. We all took part in lots of fun activities together.  

Get Caught Reading Competition – The Winners!

Get Caught Reading Competition – The Winners!

We are delighted to announce that our winners for the Get Caught Reading Challenge have been decided and have been announced in a special celebration assembly. Winners were awarded a £10 National Book Tokens voucher each to further promote their love of reading. The...

Music Workshops

Music Workshops

What a fantastic day we had with Fr. Manny and Cameron who inspired us with their piano playing. Fr. Manny was Parish Priest at The Willows before Fr. Andrew, and Cameron is a former pupil of our school. He is now studying piano performance at The Royal Northern...

Golden Mile Spring Competition Winners!

Golden Mile Spring Competition Winners!

At The Willows, we try to provide lots of opportunities for our children to be active and achieve the recommended 1 hour of physical activity every day - one way we achieve this is by running in our Golden Mile competition. After 8 long weeks of running during active...

Year 3 – Blue Moose Dance

Year 3 – Blue Moose Dance

During the topic of Roman Britain in year 3 we had the Blue Moose Dance Academy come in and take a series of dance sessions while linking this in with our topic of Roman Britain. Over the weeks, we introduced new elements of dance to eventually have a whole class...

Year 3 – World Book Day 2022

Year 3 – World Book Day 2022

  The whole school celebrated World Book Day by coming into school dressed as a book character. It was fantastic to see all the children in their costumes, sharing with each other different books and stories. The children had a brilliant day taking part in lots of...

Reception – Growing

Reception – Growing

In Reception we have been learning about growing. We wrote instructions on how to grow cress and then followed these instructions. We have been watching carefully and our seeds have started to grow into cress.

Get Caught Reading Competition – The Entries

Get Caught Reading Competition – The Entries

Well done to all of the children who entered our Get Caught Reading Competition this term. There are some really creative photo spots fitting in with our theme of water and it is great to see you all enjoying reading while out and about with your families. The winners...

Get Caught Reading Challenge Launch

Get Caught Reading Challenge Launch

After the success of our Festive Reading Challenge and to continue the momentum of the children's love of reading after World Book Day, we are holding a new school-wide reading competition this half term. Our latest 'Get Caught Reading' competition requires you to...

Year 5 Wellbeing week

Year 5 Wellbeing week

We had a fabulous wellbeing week in Year 5. We did lots of teamwork challenges and learnt all about what anxieties are and how we can help ourselves and others with difficulties. We made dreamcatchers from piece of willow and had a go at lots of calming activities...

Year 6 World Book Day

Year 6 World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day in style in Year 6. The children all dressed up as their favourite book characters and completed lots of challenges about our current class book - The Midnight Gang. Our day started with a 'Guess The Staff Member'...

We Love Reading – World Book Day 2022

We Love Reading – World Book Day 2022

Today we celebrated our love of reading as a school for World Book Day. The children and staff dressed up as a character from a book and enjoyed taking part in fun reading activities all day. Classes spent time together, with the older children being reading buddies...

Year 6 Wellbeing Week!

Year 6 Wellbeing Week!

This week across school, we have held a wellbeing week to celebrate and hold further emphasis on the children's mental health. Our specific focus in Year 6 this week has been team building, resilience and developing our confidence with communication. We have had...

Year 5/6 Handball Tournament

Year 5/6 Handball Tournament

We had a fantastic afternoon when Year 5 and 6 joined together for a Handball tournament. It was just a bit of fun during our Well-being Week, but Saint Cecilia house won overall. Well done everyone for your hard-work and determination, but most of all the teamwork...

Reception – Scoot to school day

Reception – Scoot to school day

As part of our wellbeing week we had a scoot to school day. Children enjoyed bringing their scooters to school and being able to use them on our school playground. 

Year 6 Make Healthy Pizzas!

Year 6 Make Healthy Pizzas!

During the last half term, Year 6 have learnt about healthy living and how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet in Science. They have recently applied this knowledge to a D.T. project, where they had to design and make a healthy pizza. We wanted to take a food product...

Year 6 Safer Internet Day

Year 6 Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 8th February, Year 6 celebrated Safer Internet Day. With an increased number of children having access to technology, we chose to focus heavily on safe communication and respect when interacting online for this year's Safer Internet Day. Our day was started...

Key Stage 1 – Forest School

Key Stage 1 – Forest School

This morning Key Stage 1 had fun in our Forest School Area. The children built dens, created shelters and had fun making mud soup. The children also enjoyed the hammocks as well as using the fire to make toast, roast marshmallows and make hot chocolate. What a lovely...

Year 2 – Writing instructions and making milkshakes

Year 2 – Writing instructions and making milkshakes

This week Year 2 have been writing instructions using time connectives. They have been writing instructions for how to draw a dog and how to make a milkshake. Today the children made their milkshake following instructions from their partners. I have been so impressed...

Year 5 Dance

Year 5 Dance

We are having great fun with our dances. Can you see our space inspired moves!

Reception – Celebrating Chinese New Year

Reception – Celebrating Chinese New Year

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year. We had such a fun day being creative making dragons and tigers. We then had fun tasting different chinese foods. The children loved eating the prawn crackers. I was so impressed with all the children for tasting all the food even...

Festive Reading Challenge – The Winners!

Festive Reading Challenge – The Winners!

On Friday 28th January, we held our special assembly to announce the winners of our Festive Reading Challenge. One lucky child from each class was announced as a winner in front of the whole school, and were awarded their £10 book token prize to help continue their...

Art Club

Art Club

The Year One and Year Two Art Club children have been busy designing and making their own clay pots which they have enjoyed painting. During Art Club the children have learnt about artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Monet. Over the next few weeks the children will...

Reception – Chinese New Year

Reception – Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We started the week by looking at China, then looked at Chinese food and all wrote our very own Chinese menu. Mrs McKee came in to tell us more about Chinese New Year and we really enjoyed taking part in all the...

Lunchtime Science Club

Lunchtime Science Club

Today our Reception children enjoyed our lunchtime Science Club. We were experimenting with bubbles and creating our own bubble wands.

Year 5 – Finished cam toys

Year 5 – Finished cam toys

Here are some of our amazing cam toys. We created a strong frame by measuring and cutting lengths of wood and added triangle corners to give it even more strength. Then we added the cam mechanism and decorated them to match the themes in our designs.

Festive Reading Challenge – The Entries

Festive Reading Challenge – The Entries

Well done to all of our children who entered the Festive Reading Challenge. It has been so lovely seeing so many children enjoying reading and thinking outside the box in where you can enjoy reading a story. Staff have been blown away by the creative, original photo...

Festive Reading Challenge

Festive Reading Challenge

At The Willows, we strive to provide opportunities for our children to engage in reading activities and actively read for pleasure. During this festive season, we would like to set you a reading challenge that shows how fun and creative reading can be. You need to...

Brass, String & Woodwind Christmas Concert

Brass, String & Woodwind Christmas Concert

Tuesday 14th December saw all of our musicians join their families in the school hall to celebrate their musical talents and progress. Throughout the pandemic we have been incredibly keen to continue our music lessons in one way or another. Our peripetetic music...

Inter-House Dodgeball Competition Results

Inter-House Dodgeball Competition Results

A big well done to all of our pupils across school who participated in our first inter-house competition of the year, playing dodgeball. Pupils from each year group competed against their peers from the other house teams in our dodgeball tournament. Each classes...

Spring Term Golden Mile Challenge

Spring Term Golden Mile Challenge

After the success of our first term's Golden Mile whole-school competition, I am excited to announce the start of a new competition for the Spring Term. At The Willows, we are passionate about encouraging children to live a healthy, active lifestyle and our Golden...

Reception – A Winter Painting

Reception – A Winter Painting

In Reception we have been looking at different objects and paintbrushes we can paint with to create pictures. We have worked hard on our latest masterpiece where it took us a few days to create our final painting. Children loved using the dabbers to create their cold...

Year 6 WW1 History Visit

Year 6 WW1 History Visit

On Tuesday 14th December, Year 6 had a very special visit from Sergeant Powell, a World War 1 sergeant who was brought in to teach Year 6 about all things World War One and put them through their paces. The children learnt some simple drill steps on the parade ground,...

Year 6 Christmas Craft and D.T. Day

Year 6 Christmas Craft and D.T. Day

Today, Year 6 held a Christmas craft and D.T. day. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to extend their learning in D.T. and art, using a range of different tools and materials. The children used hand drills and glue guns to create a Rudolph tree...

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Thursday 9th December saw Jo, Sharon and Sarah in our School Kitchen working very hard again - it was our Christmas Lunch Day. We all very much love this day as they prepare an absolutely beautiful Christmas Dinner for us - if you think it's difficult preparing...

Year 4 Brass4All Christmas Performance

Year 4 Brass4All Christmas Performance

Since September, our Year 4 children, working with Mr. Squires-Evans and Mrs. Spacey, have been learning to play a brass instrument - either a baritone, cornet or trumpet.  In these three months, the children have worked incredibly hard and have been able to record...

Reception – A Wriggly Nativity

Reception – A Wriggly Nativity

It was amazing to see our youngest children perform 'A Wriggly Nativity.' All the children stood up confidently and spoke so clearly to an audience, remembering their lines. I know everyone in the school along with their families were incredibly proud of them. They...

I’m A Year 6, Get Me Out Of Here! Survival Day

I’m A Year 6, Get Me Out Of Here! Survival Day

On Thursday 2nd December, Year 6 held their highly anticipated I'm A Year 6, Get Me Out Of Here Survival Day.  The main focus of this adventure day was to enhance the learning the children have done about survival this half term in their topic, to give them the...

Year 6 – Quidditch Afternoon

Year 6 – Quidditch Afternoon

On Wednesday 1st December, Year 6 played Quidditch for the afternoon as their prize for winning our termly Golden Mile competition. The children ran over 300 miles as a class, beating their nearest competition by around 60 miles, so by way of reward they were...

Year 6 Survival D.T. Project

Year 6 Survival D.T. Project

Over the last two weeks, Year 6 have been working hard in design technology on their survival shelter project, which will culminate with the children building enormous shelters in the Forest School area on Thursday 2nd December.  The children had a design brief which...

RE Inspection

RE Inspection

Mrs Johnson (our Chair of Governors) was delighted today to be able to share the report from our recent Diocesan RE Inspection in which we achieved 'Outstanding' in all areas. This Section 48 Inspection, as it is known, covers all aspects of the Catholic Life of the...

Year 6 WW1 themed P.E.

Year 6 WW1 themed P.E.

In Year 6, we aim to make links between our half termly topic and every subject - P.E. is no exception! This half term, the children have been working in small groups to create freeze frames recreating different still images of World War 1 trench life. We have learnt...

Year 3 and 4 Quidditch Club

Year 3 and 4 Quidditch Club

This half term, Year 3 and 4 children have been invited to take part in Quidditch Club, after school on a Monday evening. Quidditch is a fast paced, multi-skilled sport which is probably best described as a mixture between dodgeball and handball. The children have...

Reception – The Annuciation

Reception – The Annuciation

In Reception we have been learning all about Mary. The children really enjoyed learning about The Annunciation. They used the small world and role play to act out the story.

Reception – Fire Fire!

Reception – Fire Fire!

This term Reception are looking at the Fire Service. We have enjoyed playing in the Role Play Area pretending we work for the Fire Service. The children have also enjoyed looking at different story books about the Fire Service.

Year 3 Star

Year 3 Star

We are all so proud of Victoria and the wonderful work she has been doing outside of school. Victoria decided  she wanted to try to raise money to donate to charities who work with homeless people. She collected money from family, did odd jobs at home, sorted and...

Year 3 Stonehenge

Year 3 Stonehenge

We have enjoyed finding out all about Stonehenge. Did you know that work on Stonehenge started around 5,000 years ago but it took over 1,000 years to build, in four long stages? Archaeologists beiieve that the final changes were made around 1,500BC, in the early...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On Sunday 14th November, Evie and James (our Head Girl and Head Boy) as well as Deborah and Katie (Deputy Head Girls) joined members of the public and other organisations from Kirkham to remember those who gave their lives for us during times of war.  They represented...

Year 5 and 6 Archery Club

Year 5 and 6 Archery Club

This half term, Year 5 and 6 children have been taking part in our amazing after-school Archery Club! The children were at first fooled into thinking we would be doing soft-archery, but to their surprise, they were to be taught how to use real bow and arrows with...

Excellent Progress in Woodwind!

Excellent Progress in Woodwind!

Mr. Irwin, our Woodwind teacher was so impressed with the progress of Chloe, Scarlett and Sienna, he insisted we video them playing Wallace and Grommit. Mrs. Barnett was thrilled and so asked the girls to play in our Star Award Liturgy for the rest of the school! You...

Year 6 – Remembrance Prayer & Liturgy

Year 6 – Remembrance Prayer & Liturgy

On Wednesday, 10th November, our wonderful Year 6 children led us in our Remembrance Prayer and Liturgy.  They called us to be grateful for the sacrifice soldiers past and present that have given their lives so that we can live in peace. Evie-Marie read the Sermon on...

Fr. Andrew visits Year 6

Fr. Andrew visits Year 6

On Wednesday 3rd November, Fr. Andrew came to visit Year 6 to hold a talk and answer their questions about the role of a priest and Fr. Andrew's personal experiences of becoming a Catholic priest. Year 6's current R.E. topic is all about vocations, in particular the...

Year 3 – Baptism

Year 3 – Baptism

When we are baptised we become a member of the Church’s family. Year 3 have been learning about the promises made for us at Baptism by our parents and our Godparents. We really enjoyed visiting church where Fr Andrew helped us find out about the structure of the Rite...

INSET Day Liturgy

INSET Day Liturgy

Just as the children regularly lead and take part in Prayer and Liturgy, so too do our staff. As we returned to school today after our half term break, Mrs. Roddy lead us in a beautifully reflective liturgy about the Feast of All of Saints. Mrs. Roddy called us to...

Reception – Celebrating the Author, Julia Donaldson

Reception – Celebrating the Author, Julia Donaldson

This term Reception have been looking at books by the Author, Julia Donaldson. They have really enjoyed listening to all the different stories and comparing the characters. It has been fantastic to see the children's love of reading flourish and hearing them retell...

Reception – Family Fun

Reception – Family Fun

It was lovely to see all the Reception families at our Julia Donaldson theme family fun session today. The children enjoyed taking part in different activities which reflected the characters and stories from Julia Donaldson. Thank you to everyone that came along, it...

Year 4 – Brass4All

Year 4 – Brass4All

Brass4All is our wonderful programme run by Mr. Squires-Evans, our Specialist Brass and String Teacher, that gives every child in Year 4 the opportunity to learn a brass instrument completely free of charge.  Our PTFA purchased the instruments two years ago and ever...

Reception – Autumn Topic

Reception – Autumn Topic

This week we have started looking at the season, Autumn. It has been lovely to see the children bringing in natural objects they have found on their autumn walks with their families. The children have enjoyed painting squirrels and acorns and creating an autumn tree....

Year 4 – Investigating Sound

Year 4 – Investigating Sound

Throughout this half term, Year 4 have been learning about Sound - more specifically how sounds are made. In the lesson you can see below the children were tasked with recognising that vibrations make sounds and it is these vibrations that then travel to the ear. ...

KS1 Football Club

KS1 Football Club

This half term, Mr. Sharrock has been running a Football Club for children in our Year 1 and Year 2 classes.  The aim of the football sessions was to teach the children the foundations of football, help improve their passing and shooting skills, play mini games and...

Reception – The Baptismal Font

Reception – The Baptismal Font

Today we visited our church, met Father Andrew and looked at the Baptismal Font. It was fantastic to see how much the children had learnt during our Baptism topic.; they could talk about all the special things that happen during a Baptism. The children said they...

Year 1 – Making Penguins!

Year 1 – Making Penguins!

In Year 1, this term, we have been learning about the Antarctic and some of the animals that live there.  We have focused on the penguins, and made our own out of clay. The children used lots of different techniques including rolling, pinching, squeezing and squashing...

Year 2 – Forest School

Year 2 – Forest School

Our first topic in English was to write a letter to The Big Bad Wolf as one of The Three Little Pigs. When we had finished our work we went down to Forest School and built the stick house from The Three Little Pigs! We tried to stop this from being blown down. While...

Year 6 – Outdoor RE Artwork!

Year 6 – Outdoor RE Artwork!

We are currently learning all about The Kingdom of God and positive values in R.E. lessons. We have learnt all about what God’s Kingdom is, how we become mebers of God’s Kingdom and how we accept the invite of becoming a part of God’s family. It is however the...

Year 6’s Trip to Tower Wood!

Year 6’s Trip to Tower Wood!

Between Monday 4th and Friday 8th October 2021, our Year 6 children embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. They waved goodbye to their families and set off to the Lake District to spend the week at Tower Wood.  They had an absolutely amazing week, learnt plenty...

Interactive Panels!!!

Interactive Panels!!!

As we all know, IT is an ever changing environment where one minute you have the latest tech and the next it is out of date. At The Willows we have had interactive whiteboards for a number of years and updating the software as often as possible.  This summer we took...

Welcome Prayer & Liturgy

Welcome Prayer & Liturgy

Each year our Year 6 children lead a Welcome Prayer and Liturgy for our new Reception children, the children who have joined our school in the last 12 months and staff who are new to our school. We welcome them to our 'Willows Family' and present them with a marian...

Whole School Mass

Whole School Mass

It was so wonderful to be able to go to church together again and celebrate Mass as a school family. For some of the children this was the first time that they have been able to go inside our beautiful chuch and witness how awe inspiring it is. We loved being able to...

New KS2 Equipment

New KS2 Equipment

Keeping our children active and healthy is a significant priority for us at The Willows. One of the ways that we do this is to continually invest in equipment and resources to keep our children engaged in being active. Over recent years we have installed willow...

Prayer Leader Training

Prayer Leader Training

We all love leading Prayer and Liturgy and have missed doing this during Covid. We were very lucky to have Mrs Wright join us to train four Year 5 children and four Year 6 children as Liturgy Leaders. She helped us think about the different parts of Prayer and Liturgy...

Year 2 – Prayer & Liturgy

Year 2 – Prayer & Liturgy

In Year 2 we get to plan and deliver our own child led Prayer and Liturgy sessions. Each week a small group of us go into the Prayer Area and plan each aspect of the prayer and liturgy. Later that day we deliver this to the class with support from Miss Harrison. 

Year 2 – Our R.E.

Year 2 – Our R.E.

This half term in RE we have been lucky enough to go over to Church with Miss Harrison and Mrs Barnett to do some learning. We got the entire Church to ourselves and enjoyed asking lots of questions, explored the stained class windows and even learnt how to genuflect...

Reception – Forest School

Reception – Forest School

We were so lucky to spend the afternoon in our Forest School Area. We started the afternoon by using the hammocks and climbing through the trees. Mrs. Hayes built us a campfire - don't worry, we all learned how to be safe around it. We used our campfire to toast some...

Year 3 – Healthy Heads

Year 3 – Healthy Heads

Over the past few weeks we've loved welcoming Jane into school to deliver the Healthy Heads programme.  As the name suggests, the programme aims to help the children understand their mental health more particular given the stressful times we have all been through...

Reception – Our Class Prayer & Liturgy

Reception – Our Class Prayer & Liturgy

Today we came together as a class for our Prayer and Liturgy. The children took responsibility for placing the Bible on the prayer table, placing the crucifix and lighting the candle. We then gathered to think about Mary, the Mother of Jesus. We then said the ‘Hail...

Go Green for CAFOD!

Go Green for CAFOD!

This autumn, leading up to the COP26 climate talks in November, CAFOD are asking us to ‘Go Green’ by taking on a climate-related fundraising challenge. In school, we spent the day reducing the amount of energy we use - turning of lights, using less water etc. We also...

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Now that the children have made their First Reconciliation, after waiting 19 months, it is time for them to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time.  The children, their families and the Catechists are working hard to prepare for the...

Reception – Learning about Baptism

Reception – Learning about Baptism

This week in R.E. we have been looking at the Sacrament of Baptism. The children have enjoyed sharing photographs from their own Baptism and talking about their Godparents. The children then went on to make their own Baptismal candle and enjoyed role playing a scene...

Our School Orchestra

Our School Orchestra

We just had to share this piece of Latest News with everyone!  We are so incredibly proud of our School Orchestra. Music and the performing arts have taken a massive hit over the past two years as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mrs. Barnett has been passionate...

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