Welcome to the website of Westdale Junior School.
Westdale Junior School is on Westdale Lane in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, a residential area about three miles north east of the centre of the City of Nottingham, England.
Head teacher: Mrs. V. Hayles
Chair of Governors: Mrs. A. Yates
We have written these pages so that you can find out something about us and our school, to showcase some of our activities and to allow parents, children, staff and visitors to access important information about the school.
If you are visiting our website for the first time, please CLICK HERE for a guide to the site.
Please click the following link for the latest edition of Together:
Together (Spring 2016 edition)
(Please note: this is a large file and may take a little while to download.)
Please follow the link below to a special Newsletter from Mrs Hayles in which she shares some important news: Special Newsletter
On Thursday 31st March, our Years 3 and 4 presented two performance
s of the musical The Snow Queen. Two great audiences enjoyed the acting and singing and the children appreciated the wonderful support.
Well done to everyone involved.
Year 5 had a great day at Southwell Minster when we joined with eight other schools for our “Time-travelling” visit.
The day at the minster started with a special assembly when we were able to spend some time looking at the building, sang the Time Travelling song we had been practising and met one of the priests. She brought her dog with her and told us that animals were welcome in the minster and had been for hundreds of years.
The rest of the day was made up with a series of different activities which took place in different parts of the minster and helped us learn about things like the work of the Christian Aid and Fairtrade, about Prayer and Communion, about the windows and the architecture and the about the bishops and the choir. This involved writing, drawing, singing and drama.
We had a picnic lunch in a hall nearby and also had the chance to buy a few things from a little gift shop.
We will try to keep updating a “blog” with news from the Year 4 group who are having a residential visit to Castleton.
Follow this link to view the special blog: Westdale at Castleton
The video (see link below) has been recommended to us as it offers information about the Key Stage 2 Tests (sometimes still called SATs Tests) which will be taken by all the Year 6 children in May 2016.
Please let us know if you find the link ceases to work.
2016 Year 6 End of Key Stage Tests information video: please click HERE
We have updated information about important events coming up this term on the “Important Dates” page under the “Parents” tab and the information about the curriculum in each year group for this term on the “Our learning this term” page under the “Children” tab.
We hope you find this information useful.
Click HERE to read the latest edition of our magazine, Together.
The annual Christmas choir tour took place on the afternoon of 14th December this year – our first Monday outing.
We enjoyed a super visit to Gedling Civic Centre in Arnot Park, Arnold. We sang a 30-minute programme of carols and secular Christmas songs. The Mayor and Lady Mayoress attended and there was also a presentation made to winners of the Mayor’s Christmas Card competition. Following this concert,the children were given a tour of the Council Chamber by the Mayor. They sat in the Councillors’ chairs and were able to ask the Mayor some questions before moving on to the Mayor’s Parlour for a biscuit and a drink.
The coach then took us on to St. Andrews’ House, an extra care home, which is very close to our school on Digby Avenue. We repeated our programme there and were made very welcome by the residents and staff.
The members of the Music Club also visited St. Andrew’s House on Thursday morning to accompany some carol-singing and to play some Christmas Music to the residents. We were very well received again and it was a very enjoyable time.
Everyone in all our year-groups has had the chance to visit St. James’ Church and enjoy a short series of activities each based upon an episode of the Christmas Story. The biscuit-making was a popular one – especially when it came to eating time!