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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An Explosion of Learning!
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As an Early Years Teacher, I get to observe children every day. To watch what captures them, what fascinates them and plan how to move them towards our learning goals. Every day begins with me thinking about what I want the children to learn, practise or develop and how I can fit the intended learn…

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Children in Need!
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Wow! What a super day we had for Children in Need on Friday! We had a brilliant Pyjama party, filled with pudsey related activities and loads of parents came to join in with our big storytime in the afternoon.Thank you as well to all the staff who enjoyed special storytimes with our houses.

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Remembrance Sunday
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Remembrance Sunday It was a honour today to attend The Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath laying ceremony at The War Memorial on Douglas Promenade. Luca, Alfie and Will superbly represented our school as they lay our wreath and took a few moments to reflect. Both Mrs Lace and Mrs Gerrard were inc…

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His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor visits Willaston
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We were honoured to have a visit from His Excellency the The Lieutenant Governor on Thursday morning. He spoke to us about his role on the Isle of Man. Sir John Lorimer told us all about his official uniform with feathers on his hat, what he does as the Governor and he invited a class to come to Go…

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Our Library
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It has been wonderful seeing our library being used with such enthusiasm by the children. We have whole classes visiting to read stories, individual children coming for some quiet reading time and lots of groups coming to share books together.

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Splendid Skies in Year 1!
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Year 1 had a great start to their ‘Splendid Skies’ topic. Thank you to Gary, a local meteorologist for visiting the class and telling us about your important job of measuring the weather. Now, it’s time to make our own class weather station!

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ICT Club
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On Monday our Y5 ICT Club started. We were joined by Adam from Code Club who taught us how to program Microbits. We had our Microbits saying 'my name is....' and we learnt how to have a symbol come up on the Microbit when we shook it. It was all very clever. We all had a great time and are looking…

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Hop-Tu-Naa in year 3
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We have had a lovely time in class today learning some of the traditions of Hop-Tu-Naa. We learned a bit about turnips and their designs and we sang the Douglas version of the Jinny the Witch song. We thought it was interesting that depending on where you live on the Island, you have your own versi…

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Hop Tu Naa Disco
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Such an exciting evening last night at our Hop Tu Naa Disco! Such amazing costumes and cracking dancing. Big thank you to the parents that organised and helped out last night.

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Milo comes to school and our library.
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Milo has been so excited to come to school every Monday and Friday. He bounces in and is welcomed by the children who eagerly await Milo's attention. He enjoys being read to and his favourite time of day is when he can run on the field with his new friends! We have also been using our wonderful new…

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Parent Open Afternoon
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What a lovely afternoon we have had today at Willaston School! Thank you to all the parents that came to join us whilst Mrs Burton talked about our areas of focus and then spent time in classrooms with their children. We had classes creating the solar system in pastels, making skeletons with pasta…

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