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The build up to Christmas…

I always think that this is the most magical time of year in school, but it can also be the busiest. Busy in a good way. Today the school was filled with the fun, excitement and enjoyment that you would expect for early December. From the hall I could hear Thistle and Clover class practicing their performance. Not only was the singing wonderful, but the children have worked incredibly hard to learn their lines and stage directions. I am very much looking forward to their performances, but I won’t say too much as I know it will be a super day.

With our broadband now upgraded to lightning fast fibre speeds, the children were keen to use ALL of the laptops at once today to test it out! Some excellent work by lotus class on their Scratch projects, all focusing to code their work effectively and systematic debugging to ensure that their programs worked properly. This afternoon it was the turn of Orchid class who, having the benefit of a laptop or Chromebook each, were able to research for their IPC topic and develop their knowledge and understanding even further. All of this to the backdrop of Christmas musical interludes from our pianists, learning their festive songs in the entrance hall and gymnastics in the hall to the tones of Noddy Holder’s I wish it could be Xmas everyday!

It really doesn’t get much more diverse and with smiles in every corner of the school, you know that everyone is having fun with their learning. Now I’m off to prepare for a curriculum parent meeting. Perhaps I should wear a Santa hat to get into the mood…

French, Art, PE and Politics…

…another typical day here at Westwood! It’s always good to get out of the office and wander around school to see the learning taking place. Orchid class have been busy this afternoon practising their French and the sounds drifting into my office would suggest that they are progressing well. Lotus class are onto Harvest today, writing their poetic thoughts for our harvest assembly next week, accompanied by some delightful artwork in pastel and crayon. I will write to you later in the week with details of Harvest for this year.

Thistle class have ventured into the outdoors to make the most of our incredible grounds for some exciting games – a few top athletes in the making –  and Clover class have just nominated their school Councillors after some super handwriting, joining in our new style. I shall very much look forward to our first meeting in due course.