Willaston School

Come to the edge... where all children are 'free range'

At Willaston school we believe that in order to raise aspirations and expectations we need to :-

* expect the best from ourselves and others

* have high standards in behaviour, appearance, presentation, environment

*challenge children and take them to the edge of their capabilities, and in doing so encourage children to challenge themselves

* enable children to learn independently, applying skills they have learnt

* be brave enough and informed enough to take considered risks

* be engaged enough to question

* inform and engage parents in the learning taking place

* provide opportunities for parents to further their own learning


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Exciting new opportunity!
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This half term Year 3 have begun an exciting new learning journey, learning how to play chess! Willaston school is 1 of 5 very lucky schools on the island to take part in this fantastic new pilot scheme. Every Friday morning Mr Andrew Leg- A highly skilled chess player and teacher, will be flying t…

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Christmas Dinner Day!
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Huge thanks to our lovely dinner staff for our fantastic Christmas dinners last Friday, as you can tell... we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Reindeer Drive!
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We had such a good time at the FASTPAWS Reindeer Drive. Lots of families joined us at school for hot chocolate and a few rounds of Reindeer Drive. Huge thank you to the FASTPAWS team, Mr Ledger for hosting and Mrs Slater for being in charge of all the prizes!

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Swedish teachers visit Willaston
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It was a pleasure to welcome Anna and Paivi, to Willaston School. They are teachers from Sweden. They are interested in SOLE ( self organised learning environment ) and were trying to find a school that was developing this. They were having difficulty getting responses from schools in England and f…

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Forest School Year 5
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The new Forest School site is truly beautiful! The children are absolutely loving it. From den building to making benches, the time just flies by!

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Reception Parents
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How lovely it was welcoming the parents of our Reception children into school for lunch and playtime today. The lunch was delicious and I think many parents were surprised at how independent their children have become. It was amazing to see parents in their wellies running around the field, joining…

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Swimming starts Wednesday 13th September
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Headlines for swimmingWhat to wear Please read the attached information about swimming sessions for Key Stage 2 children (Years 3, 4 , 5 and 6) Our swimming sessions have been changed to the afternoons every Wednesday until Easter..

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Please look after our outdoor classroom
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Unfortunately some of our current and past pupils are disrespecting our environment. We welcome our community onto our grounds after school and at the weekend HOWEVER we do expect people to look after our school. Leaving litter, including cigarettes and breaking our furniture is just not on!! It is…

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Rota Kids 'Snack Shack' Success!
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Last Friday Willaston School Rota Kids hosted our first 'Snack Shack', and WOW, what a success it was too! Thank you for all those who took part and enjoyed our delicious fruits and snacks. We look forward to developing our 'Snack Shack' further next year and hope to see as many eager customers in…

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