Flash Mob dance by Year 6

26 Oct 2018

On Wednesday, 24th October, Year 6 surprised the rest of the school by suddenly launching into a Flash Mob dance during afternoon break.

Mrs Sims, who comes into school and teaches dance, did a fantastic job of training up both Year 6 classes for the surprise and as can be seen in the…

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Westdale Junior School Council (2018-2019)

25 Oct 2018

It is our pleasure to introduce this year’s Westdale Junior School Council.

They were voted for by their peers in a series of blind ballot elections following very impressive presentations from each of the successful candidates.

Similar to last year, the council have lots of important…

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Macmillan Coffee morning

25 Oct 2018

On Friday, 28th September, Westdale Juniors - with the rest of the country - held our annual Macmillan Coffee morning. A good many parents and carers attended, indulged in a slice of cake or two, and in doing so helped us raise a whopping £185.55 for this very important charity.

Thank you.

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Year 5's Trip to the Space Center

22 Oct 2018

On the 4th October, year 5 made their annual trip to the National Space Center in Leicester. We got to look at some incredible things and hopefully we learnt a lot.

We watched a fantastic show in the planetarium all about the sky at night which took us on a tour of our nearest planets and we…

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Harvest Festival (10th October, 2018)

12 Oct 2018

On Wednesday, 10th October, Westdale Juniors held their annual Harvest Festival assembly. We (as a school) were very proud of the children; whether they were singing (Years 3 and 4), reciting poetry they had created themselves (Year 5) or sharing recounts of a recent trip to Beaumanor Hall…

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Year 6 Sherwood Pines trip

25 Jul 2018

On Wednesday, 18th July, the Year 6 children went to Sherwood Pines for a fun-packed day trip out as a reward for all their hard work over the year. It was a well-deserved treat.

We all had a great time tackling a wide range of activities such as: shelter building, fire-making and toasting…

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Westdale's Got Talent (July 2018)

23 Jul 2018

On Monday, 23rd July, Westdale Juniors held the second Westdale’s Got Talent Show.

Similar to last year, each class elected an act – ranging from singing solo to comedy acts - to perform in the final show in which they were then judged by a panel comprising of staff paired with school…

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Porchester Festival (2018)

5 Jul 2018

As part of the Porchester Festival (29th, 30th June and 1st July) Westdale Juniors showcased some of the exciting hobbies and talents in school.

These included super illustrations and exciting, suspenseful stories; collections of buses and motor-racing memorabilia; poetry and sketches from…

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Halle Orchestra Concert and Porchester Festival

2 Jul 2018

Our musicians have had a busy week!

On Thursday, thirty-two of our instrumentalists travelled into Nottingham to the Royal Concert Hall for a concert with the Halle Orchestra. The theme of this year's concert was "dance" and we listened to the orchestra play ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Saint…

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Sports Day

28 Jun 2018

The sun shone on a beautiful Thursday afternoon for sports day. The children had a great afternoon of potted sports. Well done to all, especially the winners, and thank you to all the parents and carers who came to support. 

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Music Morning

15 Jun 2018

Many of our Y5 and Y6 musicians participated in a music event which our school hosted on Friday 15th July.

We hosted four other schools and enjoyed performances of action songs from the infant schools and songs and instrumental performances from the junior schools. In addition, everyone joined…

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Ian Bland (Performance Poet) Inspires Westdale

22 May 2018

To kick start ‘Arts Week’ we had a very special guest in school. Ian Bland came to deliver a fantastic ‘Performance Poetry’ day. It started off with him performing a range of his poems including ‘The Dinner Lady Dance’, ‘Go to the Head’ and ‘Never Fall in Love Again’. He got the children dancing…

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