World War Two topic in Year 6

8 Feb 2019

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As a result of visiting Beaumanor Hall and the Holocaust Centre (previous blogs), undertaking fascinating projects etc. the Year 6 really enjoyed investigating and finding out all about World War Two. As a result of their enjoyment of and fascination in this topic, they went on to…

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New reading books for the school

8 Feb 2019

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During the last Parents' Evenings in October 2018, we held a book fair in the entrance hall and depending on how many books were sold, Scholastic awarded the school a percentage / sum of money that we could then spend on new books for the school. The final sum amounted to just over £500.

The…

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Cinderella & Rockerfella Panto

13 Dec 2018

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On the afternoon and early evening of 12th December, Years 5 and 6 performed this year’s Christmas Production: Cinderella & Rockerfella (a panto-style musical).

We are so proud of all the children for turning in such an amazing, memorable, emotive and humorous performance. It couldn’t have…

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

4 Dec 2018

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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

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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

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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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Flash Mob dance by Year 6

26 Oct 2018

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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

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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

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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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Harvest Festival (10th October, 2018)

12 Oct 2018

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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

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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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Westdale's Got Talent (July 2018)

23 Jul 2018

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On Monday, 23rd July, Westdale Juniors held the second Westdale’s Got Talent Show.

Similar to last year, each class elected an act – ranging from singing solo to comedy acts - to perform in the final show in which they were then judged by a panel comprising of staff paired with school…

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