Have a lovely summer
School will restart on Thursday 5th September.
School will restart on Thursday 5th September.
Sports Day for years 4-6 is postponed. it will now be on Monday 24th June at 1.30pm.
Years Reception, 1,2 & 3 will all have their sports day on Monday 24th June at 9.30am.
After this date you will need to send your order direct to the school photographer.
The Friends of Westfield had some lovely entries for the decoarate an egg competition. Please see some pictures below.
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This Thursday is dress up day for World Book Day. Your child may come dressed up as their favourite book character for the day.
The week beginning Monday 4th February, Westfield held their annual Creative Curriculum week. During that time, children had some fantastic opportunities to learn about the Chinese New Year, this year is the Year of the Pig.
As an engaging start to the week, the Pigfather (www.thepigfather.co.uk) company brought along two of their mini-pigs, Sunny and Mikey, to visit the children. Once the pen was set up and the pigs had their jumpers on, (after all it was rather chilly!), the children were then given a chance to listen to an educational talk. This was followed by a petting session where they could feed, touch and even brush Sunny and Mikey, both of whom were too busy eating!
All the children noticed how big and strong the animals were, which gave them a first-hand experience of typical pig behaviour. With the excitement flowing, the children then channelled their enthusiasm into the rest of the week, producing some wonderful creative writing pieces, and beautiful art pictures and paintings, that went on display at our exhibition on the Friday.
Not only did the children experience Sunny and Mikey, but they also took part in many workshops that we had tailored to their age group. These were based upon previous feedback the teachers had received from pupil voice interviews. We had Chinese Dragon Dance workshops, Calligraphy and Chinese Music workshops that were aimed at specific age ranges and year groups.
Over the course of the week, the children were assigned tasks for producing the best creative writing and art pieces. In addition, we had a best effort award for a child in each class who achieved a personal best for their efforts. All of these were awarded to the children at the end of the week in a celebration assembly. 17 ‘star writing’ awards were given out and 34 certificates for excellent art work and fantastic effort were also presented to the children.
At the end of the week, all children had responded saying how much they had enjoyed the week and look forward to next year’s Creative Curriculum Week.
We would like to thank the Pigfather, who brought Sunny and Mikey, for bringing the week to life and engaging and enthusing the children to produce some excellent writing.
Also, we would like to thank all of the parents who took the time to come in and observe some of our wonderful art pieces in our exhibition on Friday. The hall had a real buzz about it and we hope you enjoyed coming in to see some of the fantastic learning achieved during the week.
It’s that time of year again where we start to look ahead to our annual Book Week. Once again we have an action packed week with author visits, ‘Bringing books to life’ workshops, paired reading and a live performance of ‘Oliver Twist’
Get Caught reading
We all know that our children love to read. Again, we have launched our ‘Get caught reading’ competition. We had some fantastic responses last year so we would love to see where the children will get caught reading this year. Please email your entries to the school office or hand your photo to Miss Liddiard or Mrs Lee by Friday 1st March. The winning entry will be chosen on WORLD BOOK DAY on Thursday 7th March. Here are some of last years entries to inspire you.
Thank you to all those that attended the open afternoon. We had an attendance of over 230. It was lovely to see all the hard work going on in the classes.