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…
Have a happy holiday everyone and enjoy the time at home with your families. If you get time, I would love to read all about what you are doing in your own time, so please leave some posts and comments on your blog. Also, if you read some good books over half term, leave a book review on your blog too. I shall be putting a prompt over on the Writer’s blog if you fancy a challenge. Have fun!
Mr Rockey 🙂
A very busy last couple of days has meant that I haven’t been able to add as much as I would normally. I do have to share this, though…My Monday assemblies this term have been focusing on cooperation, with some good discussion had between myself and the children and many examples to be seen throughout the school at all times of the day.
With that in mind, I had one of those moments which takes you by surprise and makes you smile when I visited one of our classes yesterday, but I won’t say which. I asked two children what they were learning, as I always do and one of them looked up confidently and told me that they were problem solving but that they had been doing ‘that cooperative thing that you talk about in assembly’! Clearly he had remembered, not only that, he had been working successfully with his partner on some super learning.
I also had the pleasure of watching Clover class practice their dancing this afternoon. Themed on their topic, it is amazing to see how they have picked up a routine so quickly and with such clever coordination. Well done everyone. Hard to believe that we’ve only a day left of this term…