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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Local Astrophotographer visits Year 2!
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Years 2 and 6 were delighted to spend to some time with local artist Brook Wassall on Friday morning. Year 2 discovered Brook's work whilst learning about their space topic. Brook has created fantastic photographs and time-lapse films which feature various night skies from around the Isle of Man. T…

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Sepsis awareness- Great Willaston Bake off!
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Thank you so much for the amazing amount of cakes and biscuits that were brought into school last week. It was a hugely popular event which raised not only money, but awareness of the charity Mannin Sepsis. So far, we have raised £550. Thank you to Macey, Ella and Grace for organising the event so…

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Sepsis Cake Sale
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On Friday 5th October, Ella, Macey and Grace hosted a fantastic cake sale in aid of Mannin Sepsis. Children, parents and staff kindly donated hundreds of delicious cakes which were sold at break time and after school. Thanks to you, we have raised a whopping £550! We are so proud of Ella, Macey and…

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Willaston supports Sepsis!!!
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It all started with a chance encounter in the hairdressers and culminated in over £500 being raised for Sepsis. Thanks to the efforts of Macey, Grace and Ella , and of course Grace's mum, hundreds of cakes came into school to be sold to the children. It was truly heartwarming to see the community e…

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Sepsis Bake Sale
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Sepsis Bake Sale! Congratulations to 3 Year 6 students who's commitment, dedication and enthusiasm have raised over 550.00! Grace, Ella and Macey have planned, organised and delivered a Bake Sale. From morning play right through to 5pm the children sold cakes to the school and around the community.…

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Inspire Lunch!
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Reception Parents came to learn with us today! We had a wonderful lunchtime in Reception today, with lots of our grown-ups coming to visit! The children shared their learning really well and spoke so clearly about their ways of working around the class. It was an absolutely lovely day and we would…

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Fire Sparks Children's Enthusiasm in Barrule Class!
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Thursday 12th July, Barrule class met with some very exciting visitors at Willaston School! Following our 'Great Fire of London' topic, Douglas Fire Service came to visit Year 3 to conduct a very thorough fire safety talk and demonstration. After learning all about how fire spreads, what to do in t…

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Hawaiian Theme Disco
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We were D, Delightful Nails! We were I, incredible face paints! We were S, Super Dancing! We were C, Crazy bubbles! We were oooo-ooooo-ooooo... oh, we're out of photo's. Thank you to everyone in our wonderful FASTPAWS Parent Group for organising such a super evening. What amazing and exciting event…

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Mannin Class to Tynwald Viking re-enactment
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We had an unforgettable experience this morning at Tynwald Hill. We learnt about how weapons were made, wool was dyed, what food was like, how intricate designs were engraved and above all- we learnt the art of BATTLE!!

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Millennium Football Tournament
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It was a beautiful morning at Union Mills. It was hot but a pleasant breeze made it bearable. Our football team did us proud at the inter-schools Millennium Football Tournament. They played 7 games, won 5 and lost 2. Their attitude and the way they played was brilliant. They fought so hard and show…

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