Westwood School Jul 2018Hello again from Westwood school and it’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of another academic year already. So much has taken place since I last wrote, including a fabulous Sports Day, two nights of first class entertainment from our older children performing Rock Bottom, our Oral History Project gaining pace and our Summer Fair. Thank you all so very much for supporting our school once again.
Academically, our Year 2 & Year 6 children have again made us proud with their commitment, hard work and attitude to learning that resulted in their deservedly strong outcomes in their SATs and everyone throughout the school has had so many exciting learning opportunities this year, it has been a joy to see.
Sadly, we are saying goodbye at the end of term to our wonderful Year 6 children and we wish them all every success in their new schools. We will miss them all!
Finally, if you would like to be a governor at our successful school, please contact us via the school website www.westwoodwithiford.org. We would very much welcome additional members to our governing body.
Have a great summer everyone! Ian Rockey Head teacher
Article published: 29 Jul 2018
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Westwood Parish Council AGM
Could you help to save a life? Defibrillators save lives and we are fortunate to have two in Westwood - One at the Social Club and one at Avoncliffe But would YOU feel confident to use it? It’s easy really, but better to know in advance than wait for a real life emergency, when minutes can make all the difference.
On the evening on Monday 30th April 2018 you can come to take part in demonstrations to show how it works
So join us at Westwood Parish Rooms and find out what else the Westwood Parish Council have been up to for example did you know we have just bought the red telephone box on the lower road for £1 – come along and find out why. Or that we have a Parish Steward two days every month doing small repair jobs in the village. Also get an update on the Community Speed Watch at 7.30 on Monday 30th April 2018 All Welcome
Article published: 26 Mar 2018
Safari Supper - for the uninitiated!
This is a charity event, started many years ago, to raise money for the church.
The basic idea is that people meet at tables of 8 for starters, move to another house for the main course, and again for sweet .Each time, travelling in pairs, you will meet a different set of people, until we all come together at the end for coffee. Most people will need to cook a course for it to work (25% starters, 25% mains,25% sweet), and then about 25% can come purely as guests. Drinks are provided by your host. The event is open to residents of Westwood, Avoncliff and Iford. The cost is £10 per couple, if you cook, and £50 as guests.
It is a great opportunity to eat good food, drink too much, stagger around the village and meet new people. If you come without a partner, I will pair you up as appropriately as possible for the evening.
Clearly this takes a good bit of organization, so you do have to sign up well in advance. Watch Update for details.
This year it will be on Saturday 2nd June. Jane Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org 867322
Article published: 24 Jan 2018
Westwood Craft Fair
Thank you to all those who came along to the craft fair, which hosted a wide range of stalls selling very high quality products. We had another very successful outcome raising £95 for both Cats in Distress and Medical Detection Dogs. Both charities hosted stalls there in order to promote themselves and raise money in their own right.
Jo Meggs and Annette Dineley
Article published: 20 Nov 2017
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Westwood Nursery School news
The children learnt about spring last term, turning their
footprints into chicks, planted carrots, sweetcorn, peas and lettuce seeds and
are busy watering them to help them grow. We looked at daffodils and had a
really good go at painting our own. We made our Mummy’s/Nanna’s a wind chime
for Mothering Sunday. This term we have been doing lots of games with numbers. Over the Easter holidays we had 4 separate
reports of youngsters in the nursery garden sitting on the playhouse roof, the
garage roof and generally messing about, on one occasion being verbally abusive
to our maintenance man. We have contacted the local police and they have asked
if anyone sees anyone in the nursery garden outside our opening times to
contact them on 101. The nursery garden is for the use of the nursery only so
please can you remind your youngsters of this as the summer holidays approach,
We would like to give a massive thank you to all the villagers who
have put their Sainsbury’s vouchers through our door, we are going to get
counting, then choose some new resources for the children.
Dates for your diaries
Jumble Sale: Saturday 10th June; so save your jumble.
Article published: 24 May 2017
Westwood Update January 2017
In November we made firework pictures and celebrated the
festival of Diwali; making lanterns and rangoli patterns. We dressed in spots
for Children in Need and made poppy wreaths on Remembrance Day; the children
participated in 2 minutes silence too. December saw the nursery adorned by
beautiful Christmas decorations made by the children; they all also made and
decorated a hand print with magic modelling clay to decorate the tree for the
Tree Festival held in Holy Trinity Church
in Bradford-on-Avon. We visited Westwood with Iford School
to watch their nativity performance. The children practiced their nativity
songs with enthusiasm and on December the 14th the children dressed
up and performed their songs at the village church watched by their families
and hosted by the Mothers Union. The term finished with our Christmas party and
a visit from Father Christmas.
for your diaries
Easter Egg Hunt : Wednesday 5th April 3.30pm Westwood Park
Sale: Saturday 13th May; so save your jumble.
Article published: 27 Jan 2017
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