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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Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 trip to Peel
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Last Thursday, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 all headed off to Peel for a fun filled day on the beach and exploring Peel Castle. When we arrived, we all did a Sightseeing Hunt around the promenade - counting benches, asking about ice cream flavours and finding flags. We then headed up to the castle to…

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Year Six Leaver's BBQ
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Year Six have had such a busy day today! It started off with a group of Year 6 baking huge cakes with Ms Kirkham! Then in the afternoon Year 6 had plenty of fun on the 'water slide'. Thank you to all the parents who joined us after school - it was lovely to reminiscence and reflect on the past seve…

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Year 4 activity morning
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Year 4 had a fun morning on the field building dens and putting up tents. These came in handy during a few down pours! We worked well in teams to build everything and shared some stories and songs in the tents.

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Year 6 lunch!
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On Monday Year 6 had a very special treat - a lunch out at The Barbary Coast in Douglas! We had a very civilised time and were proud of their manners. The food was delicious and the service was great - a really memorable time for everyone!

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Breaking News! Staff Vs Y6 Netball
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21st July 2020 Today saw the annual Staff Vs Year 6 Netball Match. Year 6 started warming up half an hour before the match started and from the off they were eager for a win, though morale was high amounts the Staff Team with Miss Kennaugh even joining them on her day off! At 10.40am all the school…

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Year 6 Staycation - day 4!
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Day 4 saw us spending a day with the Isle of Play people! We spent the morning at the forest school site working on projects we have spent time on over the last few weeks. In the afternoon we walked up to Lester's Yard, a fantastic and magical place, just for kids! We don't think we have ever seen…

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Year 6 Staycation - day 2!
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Day 2 of Year 6's staycation was such fun! We spent the day at Noble's Park using the equipment and our imaginations! The grey clouds over head did not stop us playing in the splash park. There were many, many examples of fair, safe and respect throughout the day from our year 6 children - we are v…

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Year 6 Staycation!
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Day 1 of Year 6's staycation week was a cracker!! Peel beach for a rainy dip, chips on the prom for lunch and an icecream to finish! We had such a great day. The new hoodies looked great too!

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Year Six The Apprentice!
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What an amazing afternoon! Year Six held their Apprentice Cafe this afternoon and it was a great success! Year Six worked in small groups to create their own product. They looked at costing and profits before deciding how to market their product to the rest of the school. Yesterday they 'pitched' t…

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Year 1 - Eric Carle's Birthday
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Yesterday in celebration of Eric Carle's birthday, Year 1 made Hungry Caterpillar themed cards to deliver around the Willaston Estate. They wanted to spread a little bit of birthday cheer to everyone. They also made Hungry Caterpillar masks and in the afternoon they had a birthday party for Eric Ca…

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Year 6 Forest school
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Year 6 had a ball this afternoon at their first forest school session of this half term. Chris set them a challenge to build their own fire - great day for a fire!! It was so great to see them enjoying the freedom that forest school brings!

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