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Posted on: 23/02/2018

Headteachers Blog 23/02/2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Another very busy week at Westfield with our pupils and staff hitting the ground running and working hard. During the half term break we had three new doors fitted as they were damaged during the break-in last October. They look much smarter but, more importantly, they are more secure.


On Wednesday, we had an assembly from the NSPCC which all children attended. It gave important messages to our pupils about their safety and well-being. Years five and six will also have workshops next Wednesday. Letters informing parents and carers that the assembly was coming up were sent out the week before half term and you should have had a follow up letter on Wednesday.


Reading has been top of the agenda this week with Book Week. Mrs Charity has organised lots of exciting reading activities for the children culminating in pupils coming to school today dressed as a favourite book character. Books have been on sale in the hall after school all week and today in the gym as we had a Coffee Stop. It was brilliant to see so many pupils wanting to purchase books and using their £1 vouchers. Thank you to Mrs Charity for her enthusiasm and hard work!


Usually our year five pupils have Cycling Proficiency sessions nearer the summer term which is free – paid for through the school budget- but this week and next week we are having Pre- Cycling Proficiency sessions for some year three and four pupils. The instructor said that the children in yesterday’s group were focused and well behaved and, as a consequence, all passed the test and will have certificates.


This week we had 4KC’s class assembly which was, in the tradition of Westfield class assemblies, brilliant! Our trainee teacher, Miss Limbada who is working in 4KC this term, has really enjoyed learning from Mrs Christie about how to write, organise, direct and polish a performance with 30 children in three days! Great training for her, I think.


Next Friday (2nd March) Mrs Mayfield has organised two Science Challenges for our pupils. Years three and four will be designing and building a marble run with the best entries being put forward to the ‘Live Final’ during assembly; years five and six will be designing and building something which will safely land an egg (yes, a real one – hopefully none will break but I am not so sure)!

Best wishes, Margaret Greig

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