For Children's work go to the pupil tab and their class.
Our Reception classes had a delivery of 14 eggs on Monday. They have seen them incubating and all 14 have now hatched. Each class is looking after 7 adorable baby chicks.
This award is all about promoting emotional well-being and positive mental health right across our school, and this is something we take very seriously at Westfield.
We have been working towards the award for the last 12 to 15 months and we are very pleased to have had that hard work recognised! We had our award verification day on Monday 10th February, the external verifier was very impressed with everything she saw and heard and was pleased to be able to confirm that we had achieved the award!
Please be aware that there will be temporary traffic lights on Westfield Road in February 2020. Please allow extra time for your journeys.
Book week is fast approaching after half term. The children will be invited to share their favourite books with their class, read with their paired classes, swap books and much more.
Some children will have the opportunity to work with poet and author Neal Zetter and you will be able to purchase books on the playground after school on Thursday 27th February.
We will also be welcoming M and M productions as they perform ‘The Jungle Book’ to the whole school.
Reading plays a vital role in every child’s learning and we love to encourage them to read wherever and whenever we can. We would love you to share the enjoyment of reading by coming in to your child’s class and reading to them. If you would like to read with your child’s class, please speak to their class teacher.
Book character dress up day:
Thursday 27th February 2020
BBC 500 words story competition
If your child enjoys writing, then we would love for them to take part in the BBC 500 words writing competition. If you would like more information, please speak to your child’s class teacher or visit the website below.
Show us your Shelfie!
We would like you to share your best ‘shelfie’ with you reading a book in your own home, library or even in our school libraries. The more creative, the better!
Please send your entries to
or hand in to Miss Liddiard or Mrs Lee.
Entries close on Friday 28th February
This is due to a burst water main in the local area, and the school has no water.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr Seuss
At Westfield, our central mission is to support all children to become lifelong readers by empowering them to develop a love of sharing stories that grows to a lifetime enjoyment of reading.
We pledge to provide all children with many opportunities to listen to, and read high quality texts, enjoy and share books as well as being exposed to a language rich environment, which provides access to many different types of print.
As a school, we provide many reading opportunities with our children such as: guided reading, ‘Bug club’, paired reading with other year groups, Let’s Read, Whole class reading, use of the school library and the book swap shed.
Reading plays a vital role in a child’s learning throughout their time at school. In every subject, our children are required to use their reading skills to read various texts and questions. It is important that we teach our children that reading opens up many avenues in their learning and imagination.
There are many ways in which you can help support your child’s love of reading through reading at home every night, visiting our book swap shed, accessing ‘Bug club’ online and even sharing your own favourite books before bedtime.
If you would like more information about how to support your child’s reading then you are welcome to come and join us at one of our reading workshops.
KS1 Parent reading workshop Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 2:30pm
KS2 Parent reading workshop Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 8:50am
Finally… Thank you to all our fabulous Get Caught Reading Summer entries. Congratulations to our winners below… It was extremely hard to pick just one winner!!
Our wonderful wall art celebrating reading characters, and a poppy remembrance scene. This was kindly sponsored by Metropolitan Thames Valley