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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Y6 Joyful Henna Workshop
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This week Year 6 were extremely lucky to take part in a workshop alongside Joy from the 'Joyful Henna' company, and what a fantastic morning it was! To build on our topic learning in RE- 'Expressing Faith through the Arts', Joy spent the morning sharing her fantastic knowledge, skills and experienc…

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Willow Lanterns from the Arts Council
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Year 1 and 2 had a wonderful treat from the Arts Council this week. The very lovely Grainney and Olivia came to teach them (and us!) how to make willow lanterns. They did such a fantastic job teaching the children with patience and clear instructions. The children worked so hard to make some beauti…

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PE in Year 2!
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Last week Year 2 were very excited to use the large apparatus during PE. We explored it, in many different ways, going over, under, through and round it. They were very creative and produced some lovely mini sequences, which we will develop over the next few weeks.

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EYFS Nativity Preparations End of Week 1!
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Friday 26th November Well we have had 5 days, and the preparations are going really well! Here's a quick video update of what we've been up to this week. And some pictures from this morning when we started building our set! Bear with us here, this pile of junk is going to be an amazing stable by th…

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Art Club
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Really proud of the art club, working on their Dragons Eyes. Matching colour and using pencils to show a variety of tones and textures.

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Children in Need
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Children in Need is well underway at Willaston! The children are looking great, the Teddy stall is a roaring success! Thank you to everyone that brought in Teddies. Reception won the best collection of Teddy's with a ratio of 4 Teddy's donated per child in the class! There are hundreds of Teddy's a…

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Year 6 First Aid Training with St John Ambulance
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Last week Year 6 were very lucky to take part in some vital life lessons alongside St John Ambulance. The children learnt a variety of First Aid skills such as; the recovery position, how to treat a burn, how to bandage a surface wound, how to help someone who is chocking and so much more! We are e…

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School Council
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Meet the new School Council team! We have regular meetings nearly every week with Mrs Corkhill and Mrs Boylan. We will be discussing how we can improve our school the very best we can. School council is a big responsibility so we have been trusted by not only the teachers but also by our classmates…

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Our Favourite New Phonics Game!
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We're always trying to think of new and exciting ways to practise our reading and writing skills at Willaston. And quite frankly, I can't believe we haven't thought of this idea sooner! This is a great fun, super simple way to practise recognising letter sounds while also playing with swords!

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Bonfire Night!
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This week, Reception class have been enjoying lots of learning around fireworks! We've created some super firework art, learned a fireworks poem and even found time to have our own mini campfire (complete with roasted marshmallows!).

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