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Songs now online!

As promised, here are a couple of clips from the songs we recorded on Friday. I think they sound super, well done everyone! CDs can be ordered from the office and the order form can be downloaded from the school website HERE Enjoy…

What a wonderful day!

Today was one of those magical days that you remember for a long time…
We have been recording a CD of our favourite songs today and I was so proud of the children for their energy, enthusiasm and commitment to singing the best that they possibly could. It has been such fun, listening to them perform, watching them experience the thrill of sitting behind professional recording equipment and considering the fact that they have come a very long way with their singing.

Not least the fact that we needed no more than three takes for any song to get it just right. After all, for most of us, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to record a CD – I certainly know that I won’t be stepping into a recording studio any time soon! I do believe that what we have achieved today will be appreciated, listened to and loved by so many parents, friends, relatives and people associated with the school. I said to the children today that in years to come when they pull out their Westwood with Iford CD from 21st November 2014 to share with their own families, which by then will have been converted to the latest hi tech digital media no doubt, that they can say “I was there” and that “if you listen carefully you might just hear me”.

Well done everyone, I do hope that you enjoyed it every bit as much as I did, you were amazing. I won’t give too much away, but there are a lot of songs, individual class performaces and a staff track, all recorded during the course of the day on the CD to enjoy. I will try to upload some clips over the weekend to give you a taste of what we have achieved, but for now I will just reflect on what a fantastic job the children all did today.

Here is a short video of the four classes recording their individual songs. Have a great weekend everyone.

Merry Christmas Everyone

What a wonderful last week this has been. On Wednesday we had our Christmas lunch and it was great to see so many clean plates from children who clearly enjoyed their festive lunch. The food looked delicious as we served it and smelt even better! Beautiful table manners from everyone ensured that this was an occasion not to be missed.

Yesterday we had the fun and excitement of Thistle and Clover Classes Christmas party and I know that all of the children had such an enjoyable time. This was topped off with a very pleasant tea and mince pies after school. If you were able to come, thank you for doing so, it is always a pleasure to to catch up with you all.

This morning was our Carols around the Tree and I was thrilled to see so many people, who had packed themselves into our hall. For a small village school, it is clear that we have a wonderful community who are incredibly supportive, so thank you so much for coming. With traditional Christmas songs and carols, readings, dance and even live music from all of our talented children, I do hope that you enjoyed the service as much as I did, it was an absolute pleasure to lead it. My thanks to Dave King for accompanying us on the piano.

All that remains now is for me to thank you all for your tremendous support throughout this term. We very much value our relationship with parents, as we see you as such a vital part of our community. May I take this opportunity to wish you a restful Christmas, full of fun and enjoyment and I  hope that Father Christmas brings you what you have asked for…

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year everyone. Have a great time.
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Another fine Friday…

…not the weather, but the activity within school more than made up for it. There was so much to celebrate in assembly this morning, with some super examples of great learning and many, many people who had been kind and considerate to their friends in the past week. This week we also had a great range of achievements from outside school, from bell ringing to karate to dressage and our ever popular Westwood dancer of the week.
Here are some of our children who have worked particularly hard this past week:

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We have also been extremely lucky to be visited by Major Oli Dinnis from the Royal Signals today. Children in KS2 were treated to a presentation and discussion about life as a communications engineer, which fits in perfectly with their topic for this term. Elsewhere in the school there has been brilliant singing in Clover class and Thistle class has been a hive of activity. All of this after a serene and extremely productive Big Write this morning. No wonder everyone is tired!

Have a great weekend everybody.