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

Friends of Westwood School (FoWS) Christmas Fayre - Saturday 3rd December 2016.


We are delighted to announce that our annual Christmas Fayre is taking place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 between 2 and 4:30PM.

Entry is just £2.50 for adults including a free drink. Children go free!

‎We have a wide range of festive activities, including Santa's Grotto, very reasonably priced beverages, amazing raffle prizes as well as stalls selling homemade gifts and produce.

The Fayre has been very well supported by our local community in recent years.

All of our fundraising activities create valuable funds to provide additional equipment and activities that enhance the children's learning.

Please do come along and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.


FoWS Team.

Article published: 22 Nov 2016

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Westwood Stores and Post Office

 Ray and Rita wish to retire and the village store is for sale, unfortunately they are finding it difficult to find successors

 If we lose the store everybody will be affected particularly those who shop there but also property prices could be affected

  At the September Parish Council Meeting the Council voted to investigate the setting up of a Community lead Stores.

 Parish Councillor Paul Phillips is coordinating the initial stages and is seeking comments and observations from villagers and current clients of the store

 The new venture will need volunteers for a steering committee who will explore the availability of grants and lottery funding later volunteers will be needed to staff the shop itself

 Everyone interested please contact Paul Phillips

wild.west.30@outlook.com

or

c/o Westwood Stores & Post Office

Tynings Way

Westwood

BA15 2BU


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

Some words about parish room progress...

"Parish Room

Work on the Parish Room is progressing to schedule with the walls of the extension rising fast. It will soon be obvious from the road when part of the Rectory wall is demolished to create the roadside terrace. After discussion with Diocese Estate Manager, passage through the Rectory drive has now to be controlled and the door into the Rectory grounds is locked, with the key available in the church when disabled access is needed. Work to create the permanent disabled access at the church gate will start in mid-October."

Regards, David


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

Age Concern

 Please could this be included in the next Westwood Update:

17th. November 2p.m. Discussion hosted by the Seniors Forum with Speakers from Carers Support Wiltshire, Age Concern, the Doctor's Surgery Bradford on Avon, amongst others. Venue Westwood Social Club in the small bar area with complimentary refreshments and information relating to those of us who are Senior Citizens. Those who attend will be invited to ask the '  panel ' about any concerns they may have about the services available for them, particularly with  issues relating to our Village.

 Kind Regards

 Judy Shaw  35 Lower Westwood  BA15 2AR  01225 864949


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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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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