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Posted on: 21/06/2019

Headteachers Blog 21/06/2019

Dear Parents/Carers, We are heading towards the end of the academic year (three weeks to go) and as is usual at this time of year, we are very busy. Some children find this time of year very stressful – as we know, not everyone likes change. Pupils will find out who their class teacher next year will be on Wednesday 3rd July just before transfer day on Thursday 4th July. ARTWORK Mr Greig, my lovely husband, has been in school this week putting up the sixteen pieces of artwork on the walls of the corridors and the stairs. They look amazing and children should feel proud of their contribution to the pieces. Have a look next time you are in school. YEARS FIVE AND SIX PHARAOH’S EXHIBITION On Tuesday after school and Wednesday morning, year five and six parents/carers had the opportunity to see the exhibits from the Pharaoh’s homework projects. Again, I was amazed to see the exhibits created by our pupils and family members – you are such a clever lot!! Mr Haltof, the new Head Teacher was in school and was also impressed – I love showing off our school!! LOCKDOWN DRILL Next week you will receive a letter from us telling you about a Lock Down drill which will take place on Monday 1st July at 10am. This is only a drill so do not panic if you hear that the school is in lockdown. Just a word of warning – no pupils will be allowed to leave or enter the school for the duration of the drill – this will take about 20 minutes. Also, no phone calls can be taken. This drill is a Health and Safety procedure which should be carried out at least annually. YEAR FIVE AT HINCKLEY ACADEMY Our whole year five group was invited to Hinckley Academy yesterday to spend the day taking part in an exciting set of activities about ‘Fantastical Beasts’. As is par for the course, our pupil behaviour and good learning attitudes were praised by the staff at the school. Well done all! JAM MUSIC PERFORMANCE On Wednesday afternoon the Junior Academy of Music pupils and staff gave a performance to the school, showing us what they have been learning this year. It was absolutely brilliant! We have such a lot of talented pupils. SPORTS’ DAY Today, we held our Sports’ Day – luckily, the weather was just right, not too wet, hot, cold or whatever the British weather throws at us! It was great to see so many parents/carers and other family members turning out to support their children. Best wishes, Margaret Greig
Posted on: 14/06/2019

Headteachers Blog 14/06/2019

Dear Parents/Carers, WESTFIELD ARTWORK At long last our Resilience Artwork has arrived from the printers and is in the process of being put on show in the corridors of the school. Each piece shows one of our Westfield Resilience Words e.g. Integrity, Enthusiasm, Optimism, Curiosity. Most of our pupils will recognise their artwork which will be on display for many years to come. The pieces are wonderfully colourful and vibrant and definitely add some ‘ooh la la’ to the school. YEAR SIX PGL RESIDENTIAL Last week 50 pupils and 7 members of staff plus one of our Governors spent an exciting week on the Isle of Wight. The following activities were tried by (nearly) all: abseiling, vertical challenge, aeroball, tunnelling, survivor, Jacob’s ladder and problem solving. In the evening we had a campfire, a disco and an orienteering activity. Mr Lambert organised some brilliant afternoon activities: Osborne House (Queen Victoria’s home), Allum Bay where we saw glass blowing and sweet making plus an afternoon at the local beach where everyone got soaked – luckily the weather was great all week (until Friday). Thank you to all our wonderful staff who gave up their time to come with us: Mrs Elwell, Mrs Smith-Phelps, Mr Millar, Mr Lambert, Mrs Charity, Mrs Mayfield and Mrs Chattaway, one of our Parent Governors. YEAR TWO FAMILY BREAKFAST It was really great to see so many families come to our school to have breakfast with their children who will be our new year three pupils next year! There were over 100 tickets sold and hopefully everyone had enough to eat. I would like to thank our catering staff, as well as Mrs Elwell, Mr Stynes and Mrs Holt, who all came in at 7am to start cooking. Thank you also to Mrs Charity, Mrs Smith-Phelps, Mrs Halliday, Mrs Richards-Jones, Mrs Mayne, Miss Haggie, Mrs Carsley, Mrs Patten, Mrs Rowe, Mrs Sodiq, Mrs Cheney who all came in early to support this event – I hope I have not forgotten anyone!! YEAR SIX DANCES This week, our year six pupils have started learning their dance routines for their Leavers’ Party – the theme is ‘Queen’ and I have had a great week listening to the music (which I love) and having a quick peek at what they are doing. The dance-off is going to amazing this year!! Best wishes, Margaret Greig

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