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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Willastonfest!
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We had the BEST day at Willastonfest! Thank you so much to all the amazing people that helped make it such a roaring success! We hope you enjoy this 'best bits' video. Roll on next year!

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Water Play Day!
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Following the tremendous success of our earlier water fun day. We decided to make the most of this week's glorious weather and have another one!

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Willaston Awards Assemblies
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Today was the day for our celebration assembly, and while it wasn't the Celebration we had hoped for, we did manage to celebrate the hard work of these specially chosen children with our classes. Below are the links for each class's awards assembly. 1

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Cooking with Mrs Kirkham!
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This week Mrs Kirkham and her team made yummy iced cakes and raspberry buns for 'Willastonfest' I am sure if you managed to taste one, you will agree they were SO GOOD!

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Year 2 Laxey Adventure!
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On Tuesday morning, Year 2 were very excited to be heading to Laxey on their school trip. We went to the Great Laxey Mines Railway first. Thank you to the two volunteers who gave up so much of their time to explain to the children how everything worked. They showed all the children the trains, carr…

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Performance Poetry Year 6
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Yesterday we were very lucky to have a local award-winning performance poet visit us in year 6. We have been trying out some performance poetry of our own over the last few weeks so it was great to have Jackie Morrey-Grace come in and show us how it’s done. We learned that the key to writing poetry…

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Inspire 2021
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Inspire is a wonderful program we operate at our school to make sure that children feel safe and confident to start their learning journey prior to September. Our Inspire program consists of 5 parent and child sessions; 4 pre-visits and one visit in October to see how well we've progressed. So far…

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The Apprentice
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This week Year 6 are doing the apprentice! So make sure you bring some pennies into school tomorrow as lots of delicious treats will be on sale! Check out the Y6 pitches below. For Heaven's Cakes Delicious Desserts Cookie Crumble Doughnut Delight Bear Buddies Banana Island

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Cooking with Mrs Kirkham!
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This week's lucky group of children had a brilliant time learning alongside Mrs Kirkham to make the most delicious toffee sponge! Huge thank you to Mrs Kirkham, she definitely makes cooking with so many children look easy! Roll on next week's yummy treat...

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Year 6 Dragon's Den
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A huge well done to Year 6 for fantastic learning during our Dragon's Den topic which culminated in a rather special presentation yesterday. Children pitched their product in front of 4 Dragon's, who listened carefully to each presentation. The Dragon's were blown away by the creativity, team work,…

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