Westwood with Iford School News

Hello again from Westwood School . We have had a very busy start to the year since I last wrote to you and also a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Once again our school took part in the West Wilts Dance Festval at the Bath Forum. With a theme of Dare to Dream, children from Orchid class put on a stunning display which was beautifully choreographed and timed to perfection. Furthermore, two members of our school community were asked to compere the evening, linking between acts on stage and showing such tremendous confidence in front of nearly 1000 people! We are all so proud of everyone.

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 continue to thrive in their content and learning, so please do take time to have a look and we would love your comments. We now have an Extreme Reading blog too, where children can send us their photographs of them reading in unusual places to promote reading! Find it at reading.westwoodblogs.org.

Ian Rockey   Head Teacher


Article published: 26 Mar 2017

Westwood with Iford School News

 A very Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School! 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 learning from our class blogs which can be found at westwoodblogs.org.

 Our radio station, Westwood Radio, is going from strength to strength. Broadcasting every Friday online at 2.30pm 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 cover.

 Are you a gardener who would be happy to share your skills and volunteer some time? If so, we would love to hear from you, please, as our gardening club are looking for community members to assist them in their after school club once a week to develop their growing gardening area. Please contact the school on admin@westwoodwithiford.org or call 862408.

 And finally, watch out for the darts stars of the future as we have started our own lunchtime darts club. Combining mental maths with learning a new sport, the children are already showing real skill on the oche!

 Ian Rockey

Head Teacher


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

The scarecrows are back! 

We are starting to plan for this year’s scarecrow trail taking place in May half term (Sat 27 May to Sun 4 June).  This annual event is great fun and raises much needed funds for Westwood with Iford School and Westwood Nursery.  We will be deciding on this year’s theme in February and will let everyone know via posters around the village.  You can like us on facebook (westwoodscarecrowtrail) or follow us on Twitter (@wwscarecrow) to find out too.  As ever, to make the trail a success, we need people to make scarecrows and / or to host scarecrows in gardens along the route.  If you are willing, please email us at westwoodscarecrows@yahoo.co.uk.  This year, we would also be really grateful to anyone who might help us with organising the trail more generally (putting up posters, arranging advertising, sorting signage etc.)  We are a really friendly group meeting every few weeks between now and the trail.  New members very welcome indeed, so do let us know by email if you’d like to get involved.

Thanks in advance for your help and support in 2017!

Lilly, Jo, Bryony & Rachel (Scarecrow Trail Organisers) 

 


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

 Westwood School News

 Another busy and exciting few weeks have passed at Westwood with Iford School and our run up to Christmas is about to begin. Please join us for our Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at school. There will be plenty of festive cheer to get you in the Christmas mood.

If you haven’t yet tuned in, Westwood Radio - radio.westwoodwithiford.org has successfully launched and broadcasts live every Friday in term time at 2.30pm. With weekly community news and interviews, there is something for everyone.

 Governor News

This issue we are also asking whether any members of our fantastic community are interested in joining our school Governing Body. As a successful, innovative school, we are looking for additional governors to expand our successful Governing Body, in order to fully support and oversee the school as it continues to move forward with clear vision and direction.

 We meet once a term and would very much welcome new members. If you are interested, we would be delighted to give you more information and you can contact our Chair, Sean Wyartt by email at seanwyartt@westwoodwithiford.org or the school office at admin@westwoodwithiford.org.

 Have a great Christmas!

Ian Rockey


Article published: 22 Nov 2016

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Westwood Radio

We are delighted to inform the community that we will be broadcasting LIVE online every Friday at 2.30pm during term time from Westwood with Iford Primary School.

Westwood Radio is a radio station for the community and beyond, organised and run by the children of your local school. Each member of our broadcasting team is responsible for their own research, script writing and broadcasting for each show and we would very much welcome members of our local community to take part! If you have an interesting story, news item or run a local community group that you would like to let people know about, please email us on radio@westwoodwithiford.org and we will be in touch. 

You can listen live to us every Friday using our online player at   http://radio.westwoodwithiford.org  The link will take you to the School website select Blogs & Radio from the menu.

Contact

Email or text us to interact with the show as it happens on 078600 17404. We always read our correspondence. Happy listening!


Article published: 19 Oct 2016

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Westwood Nursery School September 2016

 The garden has had a make-over in the summer thanks to Andrew Bennett  a builder in the village who laid a new paved area  by the garage replacing the loose stones (making the clearing up of leaves easier) and our maintenance man; Terry who has painted all the fencing and the playhouse and also gave the wooded area a good prune! The vegetable garden produced tomatoes, leeks and carrots and the pumpkins are growing nicely.

 The term has started well with 5 new children starting with us taking us to a healthy starting point of 23 children on role. We are learning about time this term and autumn 


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

Westwood Nursery School July 16

 In our last term we learnt about different countries, when we learnt about Iceland we made erupting volcanoes and sunflowers for France as well as how to say hello and goodbye in French. Our vegetable patch produced potatoes and raspberries before we broke up and we anticipate a good crop of leeks, carrots, tomatoes and pumpkins in the autumn term.

 A massive THANK YOU! to all of you who posted Sainsbury’s vouchers through the door once more.  In total we collected 4179 a great amount but over 2000 down on last year; we have ordered some  balls, cones, a till and some scales and a saucepan set and dinner service, pictures of all that we have ordered are displayed on the nursery fence.

Our last event of the year was our leavers show which saw 13 children leave us for school. 7 children going to Westwood with Iford School and the others are attending schools in Bradford-on-Avon, Freshford, Wingfield and Trowbridge.

Our AGM is being held in the New Inn Westwood on Monday 26th September at 7.30pm.


Article published: 07 Aug 2016

Westwood Nursery School

 Since Easter we have welcomed 5 new families to the nursery who have moved into the village.

This term we have tied in our planning to link into the Scarecrow Hunt theme- Stories. The children have done a number treasure hunt in the park with chocolate in the treasure box when number 9 was found- Zigby’s Treasure Hunt. Little Red Riding Hood week was Safety week and there will be lots of assault courses for ‘Going on the Bear Hunt’ week. The better weather has seen us making the most of our outside space which we are hoping to further improve with money raised from the Easter egg hunt, jumble sale and scarecrow trail.

 We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all the villagers who donated items to the jumble sale we raised an incredible £631.90 Also THANK YOU for the Sainsbury’s vouchers.

 We will bid farewell to 13 children this summer - 7 children will be going to Westwood with Iford School and the others attending schools in Bradford-on-Avon, Wingfield and Trowbridge


Article published: 30 May 2016

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