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Posted on: 08/02/2019

Headteachers Blog 08/02/2019

Dear Parents/Carers,
This has been a very busy week at Westfield Junior School. With half term coming up, we are trying to squeeze in as much learning as we can. I have been visiting classes and am impressed by the learning going on and the hard work shown in books by our pupils. I am also very pleased that visitors to our school are shown politeness and good manners. The children are a credit to you (and us)!


The office staff have requested that, should you need to collect your child for an appointment during school hours, you are able to give us a bit of notice so that we can make sure that your child is in reception when you arrive. The site is rather big and sometimes the children are not in class but somewhere else on site and need to be located. Their coats/bags/etc then need to be collected from their classroom and then make their way to reception, so you see it may take some time and we have had parents/carers who have been annoyed as they have appointments booked.


Next week, the PTA is organising a Valentine’s Disco on Thursday evening. This is for our older pupils in years 5 and 6. Start time is 3:15 and it finishes at 5pm and the children need to bring their outfits and change at the end of the school day. The cost is only £2:00 which includes a drink and a snack. We will be testing our new sound system and lights in the hall. Mrs Elwell has said that tickets need to be bought by Monday after school so make sure you are not late!


This year, for Red Nose Day (which is Friday 15th March), Westfield Junior School will be holding a Talent Competition. We hold auditions in the week leading up to this fabulous event which supports the Comic Relief Charity. It costs 50p to take part and 20p to watch the show! First, second and third prizes are provided by me. This is always a brilliant event as many of our children are really talented and some pupils are already rehearsing their performances!


Today we had our Spring Term House Competition. This is where the Houses go head to head to try to win as many House Points as they can. We have had all sorts of contests: Times Tables, Spelling, Science Quiz, a Memory Game, a Mr Lambert game called Tangles and last time, we had both staff and pupils eating strange things in the Westfield Bush Tucker Trials (Mr Lambert made himself ill by overdoing things and drinking a vile concoction to prove he could do it)! Not a good thing... Today we went for something more sedate - Times Tables and Spelling.

Best wishes,

Margaret Greig

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