World War Two topic in Year 6

8 Feb 2019

As a result of visiting Beaumanor Hall and the Holocaust Centre (previous blogs), undertaking fascinating projects etc. the Year 6 really enjoyed investigating and finding out all about World War Two. As a result of their enjoyment of and fascination in this topic, they went on to…

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New reading books for the school

8 Feb 2019

During the last Parents' Evenings in October 2018, we held a book fair in the entrance hall and depending on how many books were sold, Scholastic awarded the school a percentage / sum of money that we could then spend on new books for the school. The final sum amounted to just over £500.

The…

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Y4 at Castleton

6 Feb 2019

The children have arrived and are enjoying their first afternoon at Losehill Hall, Castleton. We will try to keep posting as many photos as possible to keep you up to speed with how the children are getting on.  Here you can see the children enjoying their lunch in the main sitting room in the…

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Year 3 Internet Safety

6 Feb 2019

In Year 3 we have been learning how to stay safe whilst using the internet. By following the SMART code, we found solutions to a range of scenarios. The children then created their own avatars, recording why they enjoyed using the internet and how they would stay safe when using it in in the…

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Investigating the digestive system in Year 4 Science

23 Jan 2019

In Science this afternoon we continued our work on the digestive system.  Today we discovered what happens to food in our stomachs when we have swallowed it, and then what happens as the food travels through our intestines.   All with the help of some bread, some Coca Cola, plastic bags and a pair…

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Party Food preparation in 4J

19 Dec 2018

This morning we spent a busy hour and a half preparing sausage rolls and cheese and onion rolls for the party tomorrow.  All of the children enjoyed the experience, although a few couldn't bring themselves to put their hands into the sausage mixture!

Favourite conversation of the…

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Our Work

Ancient Egypt Day

17 Dec 2018

Year 3 welcomed the theatrical company 'Partake' to teach them about the wonderful world of Ancient Egypt. The children made a fantastic effort dressing up for the day and they got to learn about lots of different things including mummification, hieroglyphics, Ancient Egyptian spices and much…

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Cinderella & Rockerfella Panto

13 Dec 2018

On the afternoon and early evening of 12th December, Years 5 and 6 performed this year’s Christmas Production: Cinderella & Rockerfella (a panto-style musical).

We are so proud of all the children for turning in such an amazing, memorable, emotive and humorous performance. It couldn’t have…

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Year 3 Sandwich Making

11 Dec 2018

Year 3 have been learning about healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet. As part of Design and Technology, children have sampled different breads, designed and made a healthy sandwich. Following this, they also evaluated their sandwich and wrote a set of instructions. The picture…

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Christmas Lights 2018

7 Dec 2018

The children of the school choir sang to a large audience in the precinct at Mapperley when Councillor Bob Hollis switched on the Christmas tree lights on 30th November.

In a short celebration, led by Revd. Jack Bull, the choir sang In the stable and It was on a starry night and joined in two…

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Year 6 trip to the Holocaust Centre (30th Nov)

4 Dec 2018

On Friday 30th November, the Year 6 embarked upon another exciting trip but this time we headed to the Holocaust Centre in the village of Laxton, on the edge of Sherwood Forest.

Similar to our trip to Beaumanor Hall, the main purpose of this trip was to bring our WWII topic and ultimately…

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Autumn Disco

22 Nov 2018

On Thursday, 15th November, Westdale Juniors held their first autumn disco. We decided to hold our disco in November as opposed to December in an attempt to spread out the exciting events in the autumn term bearing in mind we have the Christmas Carol Concert, Christmas class parties, Upper…

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