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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Lambs!
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While the weather might try and convince us otherwise, Spring has definitely sprung! And to welcome the season in, we had some newborn lambs come and visit us! The children loved meeting Woody and Sammy and asked lots of great questions.

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Fitness Club
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Tonight was our first Fitness Club with Danny Kane from Next Level Fitness. We had such a good time!! We did lots of different activities and all you could hear in the hall was lots of giggling and screeching with joy. As children were leaving, they were already saying they looking forward to next…

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Daffodils
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Yesterday saw a vast array of daffodils come into school. We had big ones, small ones, very yellow ones, pale ones....and then we looked at the pots!! We had Harry Potter themed pots, Manx themed pots, butterfly/fairy themed pots, Easter themed pots...so many to look at. At 10am members of Douglas…

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Year 3 Chess
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Year Three have been having weekly chess lessons every Friday. The children had a chess lesson where tactics and game ideas were shared. They then played chess in pairs whilst the experts came round and helped us. If you want see the pictures they are below:

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World Book Day!!
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Today has been World Book Day and we have had a wonderful day! Our 'Bedtime Stories' theme was a huge success as everyone loved being in their PJs. We started our morning with parents and grandparents coming in to read with us and then after playtime all the teacher's swapped classes to read a stor…

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Year 1 Trip to Laxey
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On Thursday 27th February, Year 1 went on a school trip to Laxey Glen to launch our Traditional Tales topic. We had a wonderful time exploring the glen and looking for clues to find the Troll! We then made some troll soup to entice the troll out of his lair! Afterthat we played in the park and reto…

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Pop-up Art Gallery in Reception
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This Morning, we read "Miffy at the Gallery", by Dick Bruna. We were really interested in the idea of an art gallery and enjoyed talking about the different pictures in the book. Then, when we got back from lunch, our classroom had turned into an amazing art gallery for us to enjoy and explore! We…

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Reception Trip to Mustang Sally's
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We have a lovely new Diner in our school role-play area, but we weren't too sure about how to use it properly! So we decided to go and see a real life Diner in action. Let's go to Mustang Sally's! We had an amazing trip to Castletown! We travelled on the bus and started with a look at the street ar…

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Hunt the Wren!
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Year 1 had a great time last week learning the dance for Hunt the Wren! Mrs Kneen came in to teach us the dance and then we performed it for Mrs Honeyman. We also learnt that people traditionally do the Hunt the Wren dance on Boxing Day.

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Santa Claus is coming to town!
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We had a very exciting morning on Thursday when Santa visited our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 class. He took the time to chat with each and every one of the children as well as giving them all some sweets. A big thank you to the Rotary Club for organising for us!

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