Christmas Lights 2018

7 Dec 2018

The children of the school choir sang to a large audience in the precinct at Mapperley when Councillor Bob Hollis switched on the Christmas tree lights on 30th November.

In a short celebration, led by Revd. Jack Bull, the choir sang In the stable and It was on a starry night and joined in two…

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Year 6 trip to the Holocaust Centre (30th Nov)

4 Dec 2018

On Friday 30th November, the Year 6 embarked upon another exciting trip but this time we headed to the Holocaust Centre in the village of Laxton, on the edge of Sherwood Forest.

Similar to our trip to Beaumanor Hall, the main purpose of this trip was to bring our WWII topic and ultimately…

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Autumn Disco

22 Nov 2018

On Thursday, 15th November, Westdale Juniors held their first autumn disco. We decided to hold our disco in November as opposed to December in an attempt to spread out the exciting events in the autumn term bearing in mind we have the Christmas Carol Concert, Christmas class parties, Upper…

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Edale residential (Nov '18)

22 Nov 2018

From 7th to 9th November, Year 6 went on their annual residential to Edale in the Peak District.

We tackled an array of challenging activities, e.g. abseiling, caving, weaselling, night-hiking, rock climbing and on arriving – a range of ice-breaker activities, and by doing so we built on…

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Gedling WW1 commemoration event

14 Nov 2018

On the afternoon of Saturday 10th November 2018, members of our choir and ukulele group went to the Civic Centre in Arnold to participate in the family event to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

We led two "sing-a-long" sessions of choruses from songs popular in the…

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Flash Mob dance by Year 6

26 Oct 2018

On Wednesday, 24th October, Year 6 surprised the rest of the school by suddenly launching into a Flash Mob dance during afternoon break.

Mrs Sims, who comes into school and teaches dance, did a fantastic job of training up both Year 6 classes for the surprise and as can be seen in the…

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Westdale Junior School Council (2018-2019)

25 Oct 2018

It is our pleasure to introduce this year’s Westdale Junior School Council.

They were voted for by their peers in a series of blind ballot elections following very impressive presentations from each of the successful candidates.

Similar to last year, the council have lots of important…

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Macmillan Coffee morning

25 Oct 2018

On Friday, 28th September, Westdale Juniors - with the rest of the country - held our annual Macmillan Coffee morning. A good many parents and carers attended, indulged in a slice of cake or two, and in doing so helped us raise a whopping £185.55 for this very important charity.

Thank you.

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Year 5's Trip to the Space Center

22 Oct 2018

On the 4th October, year 5 made their annual trip to the National Space Center in Leicester. We got to look at some incredible things and hopefully we learnt a lot.

We watched a fantastic show in the planetarium all about the sky at night which took us on a tour of our nearest planets and we…

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Harvest Festival (10th October, 2018)

12 Oct 2018

On Wednesday, 10th October, Westdale Juniors held their annual Harvest Festival assembly. We (as a school) were very proud of the children; whether they were singing (Years 3 and 4), reciting poetry they had created themselves (Year 5) or sharing recounts of a recent trip to Beaumanor Hall…

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Year 6 Sherwood Pines trip

25 Jul 2018

On Wednesday, 18th July, the Year 6 children went to Sherwood Pines for a fun-packed day trip out as a reward for all their hard work over the year. It was a well-deserved treat.

We all had a great time tackling a wide range of activities such as: shelter building, fire-making and toasting…

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