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.
This week has been our Olympic Week in which all our classes have had special activities to celebrate the forthcoming Olympic Games in Brazil.
In addition to extra sports activities, we had specialist teachers visit our school to give each class sessions on Samba drumming and dance to help us understand more about the culture of Brazil.
Thank you to everyone who organised the special activities.
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
Year 3 enjoyed a day of special activities related to their history work on ancient Egypt. The children looked wonderful in the costumes they came to school in – thank you to everyone who made such an effort.
Visiting workshop leaders took each group in turn and a wide range of activities were undertaken.
The scribes and slaves are busy chiseling out some photographs for us. We hope they will be here soon.
While most of our Year 6 pupils were away at Caythorpe, those of us at school enjoyed a special Science Day. Look out for the display in school and for items in this term’s Together magazine for more details about this.
Everyone also took part in an archery session, either on Thursday 12th or Wednesday 18th November.
Well done, and thank you, to everyone who helped us raise £300 for Children in Need on 13th November.
The children enjoyed coming to school in “superhero” outfits or bringing their “teddies” with them and we were delighted to be able to send of this amount of money.
Visit our special blog (link below) to look back at the Year 6 residential visit to Caythorpe.
Y6 at Caythorpe