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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Year 6 visit to Beaumanor Hall (World War 2)

15 Sep 2017

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The Year 6 trip to Beaumanor Hall on Thursday 14th September was a great success and consequently our topic on World War 2 (particularly the plight of evacuees) brought to life!

Please see our pics of the children learning about rationing, giving them a better understanding of allowances…

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Talent Show (20th July 2017)

20 Jul 2017

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On Thursday, 20th July, Westdale Juniors held their first talent show for several years.

Each class elected an act - ranging from gymnastic displays to shadow boxing - to perform in the final show in which they were then judged by a panel comprising of staff paired with school council members.…

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Pie and Peas Quiz Night (March 2017)

25 May 2017

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On Thursday 23rd March we held our first ever Pie and Peas Quiz Night. Over a hundred people attended (filling the main hall) - merrily engaging with the questions; buying raffle tickets; tucking into the delectable pies etc. and by doing so helping to make it a fun and enjoyable evening for…

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Arts Week (Indian sweet making in Year 6)

25 May 2017

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On Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, Classes 6B and 6R set about creating their own Indian sweets including the design and construction of its packaging.

Using their maths skills, the children first of all created the nets of their sweet packaging. Precise measuring was required in order to produce nets…

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