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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Open Afternoon
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What an absolutely lovely afternoon on Friday, when we welcomed our parents/carers into school to share the learning. You're never too old to learn! Some parents loved playing with play doh Such happy smiling faces. What a pleasure to welcome you. We all left happy on Friday.

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Harvest
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Last week we celebrated Harvest by having our own Harvest Assembly. Reception opened the assembly by telling us a story they had written and they were followed by Year One's enthusiastic singing. Year 2 and Year 6 joined forces to explain about Harvest in times gone by as well as performing the tra…

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Year 2 Forest School!!
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Year 2 have had an amazing few weeks at forest school with our Isle of Play friends. Some weeks have been pretty muddy and wet, but the weather does not dampen the spirits of this class! It has been great to see how their relationships and bravery have developed over the last few weeks. It is so gr…

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Wednesday Clubs!
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Cut, Stick, Chill, Repeat. An opportunity for children to help their teachers by cutting out and laminating resources for the classes around school! The Year 5 and 6 children were a tremendous help today! We created a calm atmosphere by letting the children choose their own workspaces and listening…

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Clubs at Willaston!
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Our clubs have started today and what a busy day of clubs it has been! Some of our Y6 Learning Leaders (supported by Mrs Gerrard) have chosen to provide a Tik-Tok club for Years 1 - 3. This will be an opportunity for children to learn some of the dances that have been made popular by the app "Tik-T…

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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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