British Values at Westdale

22 Feb 2017

Posted by Miss Batty

We recently held a 'British Values Day' at school. This involved all the children, and the four year groups focused on a different area of British Values. Th children took part in activities such as drama, game designing, planned election campaigns and the older children related British Values to…

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Interviewing the Highwayman and Bess (5J)

10 Feb 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

After studying the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, the historians of 5J had the opportunity to interrogate the two key participants in the narrative - the somewhat mysterious Bess and the notorious highwayman himself.

We had a fascinating question and answer session and appreciated the…

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Rock Hunt January 2017

25 Jan 2017

Posted by Mrs James

In Science this term we started our new topic of 'Rocks' by exploring the school to see what rocks we could find.  In the classroom we looked at some different types of rock. Here are some photos.

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Y6 Key Stage 2 tests 2017 - information for parents

22 Jan 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

Towards the end of their primary school education, children in England and Wales have National Curriculum Tests in aspects of their English and mathematics work. (These are sometimes still known as SATs tests.) As we have already let you know, the tests for Year 6 will be taken during the week…

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Assembly choir on tour!

13 Dec 2016

Posted by Mr Slater

The Assembly Choir visited Arnold Civic Centre to present a concert of Christmas carols and songs for the Mayor, Councillor Sandra Barnes and other councillors and council workers on 12th December. We were made very welcome indeed. We had the opportunity to visit the Council Chamber where we sat…

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Year 3 Egyptian Day

7 Dec 2016

Posted by Mr Slater

The year 3 children all enjoyed a spectacular Egyptian day last week.  Partake Theatre visited school and delivered some exciting and interesting workshops about life in ancient Egypt.  Here are some photos from the day.....

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Mapperley Top Nativity Scene

1 Dec 2016

Posted by Mr Slater

This year, our children have been lucky enough to be selected to decorate the nativity scene on Mapperley Top (adjacent to the Christmas tree).  All the year groups have been involved and the children have produced some thoughtful and visually impressive work around the theme of refugees. The…

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A winning start for the football team!

24 Nov 2016

Posted by Mr Slater

The school football team made a great start to the season with a 1-0 win over local rivals Stanhope.  The boys played some fantastic football and really worked hard as a team.  Both Mr Slater and Mr Bennett were very proud of their efforts.  Here are some photos from the…

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