Enrichment Activities 2022-2023

National Fitness Day – 21st September 2022

To celebrate national fitness week KS1 and KS2 took part in Glow in the Dark Dodgeball Day. All children were able to come to school in their brightest clothes and each class took part in games of glow in the dark dodgeball.  We took part in a whole school assembly to discuss National Fitness Day and the importance of staying active.

Everton Player Visit – 30th September 2022

Willow Tree were lucky enough to be selected to take part in an event led by EITC to celebrate the NFL coming to England. As part of the day, some of our children met the Minnesota Viking cheerleaders and team mascot. They spent time learning a cheer and learning all about the role of the cheerleaders in the NFL.

We were also able to meet Everton FC goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. He was able to talk about his football career and also explained his love for the NFL. We went outside to learn how to catch and throw an American Football with Asmir.

Please click on the link below to see the amazing day!

French Day – 3rd October 2022

French day was an opportunity to have fun using French, explore the subject through cross-curricular activities and raise the profile of the language we learn during our time in KS2.

By learning about different countries and cultures, it helps us to have a greater understanding of the world and the people who live in it. The children took part in lots of activities in school.

  • Children learned about the Eiffel Tower, and they had a competition of who could build the tallest tower.
  • They completed artwork in the style of French artist, they recreated ‘The Snail’ in the style of Henri Matisse.
  • We learned the history of Boules and they had their own class game.
  • Children took part in French food tasting. Unfortunately, no frogs’ legs or snail but most children seemed to enjoy the croissants.
  • They learnt about the history of Coco Chanel and designed their own clothes and hat in her style.
  • KS2 had a special guest, a teacher from Lord Derby Academy. The teacher worked with all classes across KS2 to focus on vocabulary.



Halloween Disco – 20th October 2022

We had an amazing school disco after school. Children came dressed in their spookiest outfits and enjoyed a DJ, food and drink and lots of dancing.

Children in Need – 18th November 2022

Welcome to The Great SPOTacular!  Today we all took part in an amazing day of fun, excitement, and fundraising by hosting a SPOTacular Children in Need Day. Our children looked SPOTacular and have enjoyed a day of Children in Need activities.  By taking part, we all supported children and young people that are experiencing new challenges due to the cost-of-living crisis. We know that times are really tough for everyone right now, but every penny raised helps BBC Children in Need make a difference to children and young people who need it most right now, so thank you so much. We have raised £124.

Christmas Celebrations- December 2022

We enjoyed lots of fun activities and events to celebrate Christmas this year! We visited the pantomime to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.  Reception and Early Years performed a wonderful nativity and KS2 showcased their beautiful singing voices at a carol concert. We also enjoyed breakfast with Santa and a lovely Christmas dinner day!

Healthy Eating – 4th January 2023

Our fanatastic catering suppliers Mellors brought in a smoothie bike to help encourage all our pupils to eat 5 fruit/vegetables a day and promote healthy eating.  The children cycled the bike which then produced pureed fruit smoothies! What a fun way to to encourage healthy eating!

Gratitude Day – 10th February 2023


Gratitude is “an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the world, gifts and benefits we’ve received.” Having gratitude reminds us of what is truly important, which is family, friends, health and security, among other things. Enabling us to have time to reflect and begin to understand gratitude, will in turn enhance well-being and deepen relationships.

Please come and take a look at what we have been up to!

  • We have been learning about significant jobs within our local community. We researched these key jobs and created fact files/Google slides about them.
  • We read the book ‘Gratitude is my Superpower’ before reflecting on what we are thankful for. We shared these before creating our own gratitude wreath

After learning about the important role key workers play within our local community, we decided to write thank you cards to add to our scrapbook. We then delivered our scrapbooks along with some flowers and chocolates.

World Book Day – 2nd March 2023

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.


This World Book Day our focus was British Values. Each year group studied a book linked to one of the British Value areas;

In EYFS – ‘Dog’s don’t do ballet’,  Individually Liberty.

In Year 1 & 2 – ‘Burglar Bill’,  Rule of Law.

In Year 3 & 4 – ‘The Election’,  Democracy.

In Year 5 & 6 – ‘The Island’,  Mutual Respect & Tolerance.

Number Day- 24th March 2023

Number Day presented us with an opportunity to have fun using Maths and explore the subject through cross-curricular activities.

Number Day is organised by the charitable organisation The NSPCC (The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and we will be using this day as an opportunity to raise crucial funds for this important charity.

During the day children explored the relationships that Maths shares with various subjects, including Music, Art and P.E., and gave us the opportunity to share with our pupils the real-world applications of Maths.

Number Day has also provided us with the opportunity to increase engagement with Times Tables Rock Stars.

Local History and Geography Day- 26th May 2023

Today all classes spent the day learning more about their local historical links. They learnt more about the places, people and events the occurred in Huyton, Prescot, Knowsley and Liverpool. Children when our local walks, visited Prescot Museum and our new Shakespeare Theatre.  In the afternoon children used their geographical mapping skills to create a range of different local maps.