Porchester Festival (2018)

5 Jul 2018

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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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Exciting new trim trail

16 Apr 2018

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The first day of the summer term has seen the much-anticipated appearance of a brand new trim trail on the playground.

Following months of meetings with trim trail companies and much deliberating over various designs, the School Council finally decided on the current design and it was put…

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Pie and Peas Family Quiz Night

26 Mar 2018

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On Thursday, 22nd March, 2018, we held our second Pie and Peas Family Quiz Night. We’re hoping a fun time was had by all; it’s certainly the impression we got.

In the end we only got through four rounds instead of the scheduled five. The first round was on…

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Science Day (Thursday, 25th January)

28 Jan 2018

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On Thursday, 25th January, Westdale Juniors held their annual Science Day. Each class had fun undertaking an exciting variety of practical investigations; a number of which were designed by the children themselves.

In most cases the children were first of all presented with a question, e.g.…

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RE Day in Year 6

11 Jan 2018

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On RE Day (Thursday 16th November 2017) Year 6 embarked upon learning about, investigating and creating their own Islamic art as well as finding out about Islam in general.

We all had a lovely time making complex geometric patterns (found in much Islamic art and architecture); finding out…

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Christmas Disco 2017

8 Jan 2018

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On Thurdsay 21st December, we held our traditional Christmas disco. Despite inevitable fatigue on the part of both children and adults alike (what with last term being a very long one etc.) we all had a super time and hope this is clearly evident in the following pictures.

A very BIG thank…

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Bingo!

27 Nov 2017

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On Thursday 23rd November, we held our second Bingo Night and I think it would be fair to say that it was an even greater success than last year’s. We filled the main hall to capacity and again much merriment was had!

By forging ever stronger links with our parents and carers (and their…

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Year 6 Edale Residential

10 Nov 2017

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From Wednesday 1st November till Friday 3rd November, the Year 6 went on their residential to Edale in the Peak District and the activities in which they partook included: ice-breakers (a variety of team-building activities that also familiarised the children with their leaders); night-hike on…

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Year 6 Holocaust Centre trip

20 Oct 2017

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On Thursday 12th October, the Year 6 embarked upon yet 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…

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Year 6 Science trip to Carlton Academy

9 Oct 2017

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On Tuesday 3rd October the Year 6 children partook in a science afternoon at Carlton Academy, providing them with the opportunity to experience science investigations at secondary level.

The theme for the afternoon was fireworks and comprised of two parts: the first saw the children in…

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Macmillan Coffee Morning (Friday 29th Sep)

2 Oct 2017

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On Friday 29th September we held our third Macmillan Coffee Morning to which many parents and carers attended. We succeeded in filling the dining hall and the number of delectable cakes brought in was astounding; so many in fact that we had to sell the remainder after school (50 plates of…

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Our new School Council

25 Sep 2017

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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 and they are: Amaia Abrahams, Peter Oliphant, Daisy Hillery, Toby…

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