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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Remembrance Day 2020
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Today members of our Student Senior Leadership Team represented our school at the Douglas War Memorial. Many people gathered on Douglas Promenade and as we heard the canon fire, we fell silent for two minutes to remember those lost in war and conflict around the world. After the two minute silence,…

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Muggle Club
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Every Friday a small group of Muggles meet with Professor Lace and Professor Gerrard to do all kind of Harry Potter activities! Already so far we have been sorted into houses by the Sorting Hat (Big thank you to the Wood Family!) and we have made edible wands! Here are some pictures of what we have…

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Hop Tu Naa Games
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Year Six designed their own Hop Tu Naa board games for Year Four to play. There was some amazing ideas and Year Four had a great time playing them!

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Hop Tu Naa Disco
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On Thursday evening, Willaston School was full of ghosts and ghouls for our Hop Tu Naa Disco! Amazing costumes, great dancing and some spooky face painting all contributed to an excellent disco. We were having such a great time, we forgot to take lots of photos! So here is a snap shot of what we to…

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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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