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Willesborough Infant School

Aspirational Enrichment


Road Safety Magic Show

On 18th June Years 1 and 2 were visited by David Tricks.  The children were treated to a fantastic, fun filled Road Safety Show loaded with serious and 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.


Royal Wedding Celebrations

It was lovely to see the children dressed in red, white and blue for our Royal Day.  We spoke about why this was such a special day, in preparation for Prince Harry and Megan Markle's wedding on Saturday 19th May. We enjoyed a Royal lunch, sitting outside on the field with our teachers.  We then went back to our classes to enjoy a Royal afternoon with traditional English games including; welly throwing, tug of war and egg and spoon races.  Whilst this was taking place, children also had the opportunity to complete other activities including creating a Royal wedding invitation, decorating a wedding cake and creating a Union Jack flag. 


Throughout the week, children in all year groups have been designing and creating their own art craft activity to share with their adults in celebration of the Royal Wedding.  In Reception, children used a range of collage materials, paint and glitter to decorate a Union Jack flag.  In Year 1, children created and decorated a traditional English teapot, whilst Year 2 children drew a picture of themselves being Royal which was then made into a big crown collage.


It has been a very exciting and busy week where the children have enjoyed extending their knowledge of our Royal Family and celebrating such a unique event. 


Book Week Celebrations - March 2018

We had such an exciting week during book week!  

It all started off with our scholastic book fair visit in the hall; we couldn’t believe how many exciting books that were available for us to browse.  We really enjoyed seeing lots of our children visiting with their families and having a good look around.  Thank you to everyone who came in to say hello.

Did you hear about our author visit? 

Our children were incredibly excited to see Karen Inglis around our school on the Tuesday morning.  

Each year group had their own tailor made workshop with Karen where they could hear Karen read some of her stories, see her beautiful illustrations and ask her any questions they had.

Wow!  We were blown away by all the amazing book characters that came in to school on dressing up day. Thank you to all the parents who helped their children look amazing on this day.  We had a special celebration assembly where children and adults were able to show their fantastic costumes to the rest of the school.

Congratulations to our Winners!



Visit to the RSPCA Garden Cattery in Ashford - February 2018

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

As part of the year two topic on ‘Superheroes’ we have been looking at the lives of real life heroes such as charity workers. 

Steve Cooper from the Cry in the Dark charity visited us.  He told us all about the compassionate work of the charity to bring 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 the Cry in the Dark charity.


Ursuline Dance Workshop

Students from Ursuline Dance School spent the day with pupils from our school.  

Children were taught dance routines and had the chance to show off their creativity.  This was an exciting day for all the children and we were happy to be able to support the dance students in preparation for their dance teaching exams.



Ezekiel Ewulo (GB long jump 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 Ezekiel.


The BFG Storytelling Event

Year 2 visited the Junior School at
the end of term 2 for a storytelling
treat of The BFG.


The storyteller brilliantly told the
story of Sophie and her adventures
in Giant Country with the loveable,
whizzpopping Big Friendly Giant!


All the main characters were
to life in this
tale of dreams, queens,

giants and snozzcumbers!
We loved it!!


Christmas Poetry Day - December 2017

Pantomime - November 2017


Oh no we didn’t!

Oh yes we did!


The infants and juniors had a great treat at the end of term 2 when a pantomime came to town!

This fun, colourful and dynamic performance of Peter Pan had us all clapping, singing, cheering and booing from the word go!

The wonderful costumes, superb scenery and magical special effects all combined to deliver an electric atmosphere which enthralled us all!

Great Fire of London Workshops - November 2017

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!




Year 2 Visit to the Science Observatory

What a fantastic trip to the Science Observatory Year 2 had!  There was so much to do, it was difficult fitting it into one day!

During the bridge building workshop, we all had to co-operate with each other to build a wooden truss bridge. We made such a good job of it that we were able to walk across it once it had been assembled!

The Discovery Park was amazing!  We absolutely loved exploring the large interactive exhibits.  It was like a ‘Science Playground' where we learnt about forces, movement, genetics and sound.

In the Water Planet area we explored the fascinating world of water and how we use it.  We built dams, explored water pressure using pipes and connectors, saw the patterns a fountain makes as you turn the taps on and off and created locks and canals. 

In the afternoon, we watched a Science Show where we learnt all about space . It was really exciting and even explosive in places!

We had a super day!



Year 1 Visit to Wingham

Trip day finally arrived and we were all looking forward to it! 

We were lucky enough with the weather that the sun kept shining all day.  We left the school at 9 o'clock, jumped on the coach and off to Wingham we went, enjoying spotting the 'Wingham' signs as we got nearer.

All the classes attended an animal encounter workshop, where we were shown a snake, a lizard and a tarantula.  Some children were even brave enough to put the snake around their neck or let the tarantula walk across their hands!

We spent the rest of the day looking around the park and seeing tigers, lions, flamingos, chimpanzees, lemurs and so much more!  We had such a fantastic day and want to say a huge thank you to our parent helpers that came with us, without you our trip would not have been possible. Thank you :)

Yoga Workshops

Foundation Stage and Year 2 were lucky enough to enjoy some Yoga workshops this term.  

Both Year groups enjoyed getting warmed up by playing fun yoga games and copying different balances.  Some yoga pose cards were even hidden around the hall waiting to be found and children had to copy the pose with their partners, it was so much fun!  The yoga lessons were based around the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; we began by being the 'little egg' rolling over from side to side on our yoga mats.  We wiggled into a caterpillar and gradually became a beautiful butterfly at the end of the lesson, learning different poses as the story developed.  We learnt about the importance of having time to 'relax' and concentrate on our deep breathing and how we could use this in the classroom to help with our learning!

Science Dome

Foundation Stage had a visit from the science dome in March.  

They explored dinosaur models, fossils and eggs before entering the dome and going back in time to the Jurassic period.  They learned about different dinosaurs and joined some explorers on the hunt for dinosaurs.  The children were really excited and inspired to learn more about dinosaurs!

What a fantastic start to our dinosaur topic!





Maths Challenge and Puzzle Day

On Tuesday 24th January, Riley, Jack, Lui, Fraser and Mrs Sly went to Downs View Infant School to experience a Maths Challenge and Puzzle Day.  

They worked alongside children from many different schools to solve challenging puzzles to crack codes and win tasks!  Please read below to hear about their exciting day!