Westwood School

Hello again from a very busy Westwood school! Once again the weeks are fairly racing by with so much to celebrate!  With the Scarecrow Trail just two weeks away, please take a look at our new play equipment, all weather path and stunning grounds as you pass through. Our gardening club have been working really hard to make our site look glorious.

I must say a huge well done to our brilliant Year 6 children who are taking their SATs this week and are such a credit to the school. As always they work incredibly hard and we could not be more proud of them.

Thank you if you have taken the time to listen in to our radio station, Westwood Radio. Our listener figures are booming and we have also been nominated for a Young Arias award! We will be heading to BBC Broadcasting House this week to a special awards ceremony, so watch this space!

Finally, a huge thank you if you came to the Quiz Night we hosted recently. This was such an enormous success and raised a huge amount.  See you at the Summer Fair on Saturday 22nd June!

Ian Rockey  Head teacher


Article published: 27 May 2019

Westwood School

Hello again from Westwood School where we have had a very busy start to the year since I last wrote to you, including a trip to London and a live radio show from the centre of a large IT exhibition, a brilliant Safer Internet Day and a visit from the fabulous author, Joe Berger. Once again our fabulous Orchid class dancers took part in the West Wilts Dance Festival at the Bath Forum. With a theme of Love, the children put on a stunning display which was beautifully choreographed and timed to perfection. Our Hockey players also recently took part in an inter-school tournament and came a tremendous fourth. They were such a credit to our school and played with complete confidence. World Book Day was another great success with an array of fantastic costumes. Each class took their own focus for the day and the children had the opportunity to experience some super book-based learning. Our school blogs also continue to thrive in their content and learning, so please do take time to have a look and we would love your comments. Head to westwoodblogs.org to find out more!

Ian Rockey  Head teacher


Article published: 24 Mar 2019

Westwood School

A very Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School! It was lovely to see so many of you at our Christmas Fair and in school for our festivities. We are now settled back into the new term and already the children are immersed in fascinating topics. You can find out more of what we are enjoying from our class blogs which can be found at westwoodblogs.org.

Our radio station, Westwood Radio, is going from strength to strength and we now have around 15,000 listeners every month tuning in!  We broadcast online every Monday at 8.15am, Thursday at 2.15pm and Friday at 2.15pm on radio.westwoodwithiford.org with all the latest school and community news. Please contact us if you have an item you would like us to promote.

We feel very much part of the local community and our Oral History Project continues to thrive, with a wonderful archive of material being gathered for future generations to enjoy. We also have a number of activities planned and a date for your diary is Friday 15th February when I will be hosting Tea with the Head. All are welcome!

Ian Rockey  Head Teacher


Article published: 30 Jan 2019

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Westwood Scarecrow Trail: Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June 2019

This year’s theme is … ‘Numbers’!

 Think of a film, book, character, song etc. which includes numbers or numerical references perhaps you could make a 007 scarecrow, or the 3 Little Pigs or Count Dracula? 

Come up with your own idea, or we can make some suggestions to help you decide. 

Please contact us if you can:

* Make a scarecrow

* Host a scarecrow in your front garden if you are on the route

* Join our friendly group and help with the organisation

* Bake cakes

* Help during the week by selling maps and / or serving refreshments.

Please email westwoodscarecrows@yahoo.co.uk to get involved

(Deadline for scarecrow entries is 31 March 2019).

Save the date: Scarecrow BBQ in Westwood Park on Sat 25 May more info to follow soon.

 

The trail is a really fun village event which raises much needed funds for Westwood with Iford School and Westwood Nursery School thank you in advance for helping us to make it a success The Scarecrow Trail Group


Article published: 30 Jan 2019

A date for your diaries…………………………. Safari Supper 2019

I would like to give you plenty of notice of the date for this year’s Safari Supper it will be on Saturday June 15th, kicking off at 7pm.

For anyone not familiar with it, there are details on the www.westwood.parish.co.uk  under Events.

Also details and application form in the next Update. Let’s make this one a big one!

Jane Mitchell  867322  jemitchell@talktalk.net
Article published: 30 Jan 2019

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