With Science week underway here at school, everyone is having a huge amount of fun – including the teachers! Here we all are testing out the experiments in our staff meeting before we work with the children.
I don’t often post during the holidays but I had such a lovely afternoon yesterday I feel that I should! My family and I all had the pleasure of walking the Westwood Scarecrow Trail, for the first time in it’s entirety and an afternoon of fun, head scratching and exercise was had by all. One thing I rarely get to do is to walk around Westwood itself and we were all taken with how beautiful the village is and with so many well kept gardens.
My main reason for posting, though, is to say a HUGE well done to everyone involved in the scarecrow trail. With a theme of children’s books, the standard of scarecrows was staggeringly good, with many, many hours of time and effort clearly having been put in to making the scarecrows and the trail such a wonderful spectacle. My girls had a fantastic time and knew many of the stories as they are favourites of ours for story time and there were many that had two experienced teachers scratching their heads, so there really was something for everyone. After a good three hours (walking at a three year old pace!) we had all had a really super time and felt that this was something geared perfectly for families.
Thank you for welcoming us in to your village and for giving us such a brilliant afternoon’s fun on the last day of our half term. We will be back again next year!
Here is our trail, not in order, only some with numbers and not all of the scarecrows! I didn’t want to spoil anyone’s fun in case you read this before doing it today!
What a lovely week it has been and today it was rounded off perfectly by holding a skipping day in aid of the brilliant charity, the British Heart Foundation. Children came to school in their finest and sportiest clothes ready for action and throughout the day every class has been learning new skipping routines, traditional skipping songs and everyone has been practicing their coordination skills! With such fabulous weather it was the ideal way to end a short but thoroughly enjoyable week full of enjoyment, learning and keeping fit and healthy. Well done everyone and thank you all so much for your donations.
I hope you are all having a great Christmas break. If you do happen to stop by, I have been working on a Scratch project I found in a Raspberry Pi magazine I got just before Christmas and have been practising my coding skills on my Pi Zero – a tiny brand new computer which is ideal for schools!
Have fun playing – we have all been enjoying learning about Tim Peake and his fantastic mission to the ISS and this is just right for taking a few minutes away from normal life. Just press the space bar when Tim asks you to and test your reaction time. Could you make it as an astronaut? It will also calculate how far the ISS has travelled in the time it takes you to react. Good luck!
Hello everyone and a big welcome back to another exciting year! Just before we get going properly tomorrow – and at the risk of venturing into sharing holiday slide territory – what were the favourite moments from your summer holiday? I have put together a short (I promise!) slideshow of favourite memories from my time away, but what did you enjoy the most?
I’d love to hear what you all did during the summer, so please comment on this post and tell me all about it. I’m looking forward to reading them already…
On Friday the children were lucky enough to have a fantastic fun day in school. Paid for by our wonderful Friends of Westwood School, there were sports activities, games, a giant bouncy castle assault course and staff from Active Trowbridge on hand to keep the children busy and active! Thank you to everyone who has helped to raise money this year, the children had a marvellous day, as you can see from the photos!
What a brilliant day we have had in school today! So many dads and special people in the children’s lives have given up some or even all of their day to spend time with us in school. Everyone took a full part and became fully immersed in the learning, fun and excitement that took place and the school was buzzing from the beginning of assembly this morning to the end of school as I wandered around the playground. Thank you to all those who came and made our day, it was great to see you and watch you learn, play and have fun. Here are some snapshots of this year’s Father’s Friday, the children telling us what they liked about today in their own words and Thistle class’ composition of the Hungry Caterpillar, conducted by dads! Enjoy…