After a busy few days in school, so busy in fact that I haven’t even had time to blog about them (!) I felt that I must record the exciting things that we have been doing.
Back to last Friday and the children in Thistle and Clover Class were lucky to be visited by renowned and popular local author Maudie Smith. Maudie treated the children to a fantastic session, discussing her new book, ‘All the King’s Tights’ and everyone loved listening to her talk and learnt so much about being an author. The children were also able to look forward to the Westwood Scarecrow Trail, which starts this weekend as Maudie led the children through a lovely creative session. HUGE thanks to Maudie for giving up her time and I know that the children and the staff thoroughly enjoyed their morning. The Wiltshire Times visited us during the morning and there is currently an article online here: Maudie and the children in the Wiltshire Times
Here are the children with Maudie having a great time
Friday also saw our second group of podcasters recording the news and excitement of last week in school. Writing their own scripts and with a first chance to get behind the microphone, the children showed a huge amount of resilience, confidence and professionalism, recording our 5 minute podcast in almost one take! Well done everyone, you have already received a good number of plays and in case you haven’t yet had a chance to listen, here are our Year 6 broadcasters in action. I was so proud of all of them – they are all so committed commitment.
Monday saw our annual Sports Day and it was another day full of fun and celebration. In the morning the children worked in mixed age groups to enjoy a sports carousel with our specialist teacher, Mr Kiely and the staff. In the afternoon and wonderfully supported as always by our parent community, there was the full range of traditional races, from flat races, to hoop races, egg and spoon and even a relay; yesterday had it all. There was even a chance for the adults to shine, with a mums race, dads race and even a staff egg and spoon race to round off proceedings. Thank you all so very much for joining us in the sunshine and enjoying another super afternoon at our school. It was a lovely village occasion. As always, the children will tell their story of yesterday superbly in photographs. Here they are: