Willaston School

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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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IS YOUR CHILD AT RISK?
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For further information, please click the following link- https://www.gov.im/about-the-government/departments/education-sport-and-culture/education-improvement-service/safer-schools from the Department of Education Sport and Culture website. As previously mentioned, we have also arranged for Depart…

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Year 6's Victorian Adventure!
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What a fantastic day Year 6 had last week exploring the island's links to the Victorian Era! The day started with a trip to Douglas Train Station, where we hopped on the steam train to Castletown. Once in Castletown, we made our way to the 'Old Grammar School' where we enjoyed a glimpse of what it…

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Year 5 - Exploring Differences
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Year 5 were exploring ‘differences’ as part of their learning today. We looked at how people can be different in many ways, not only in their physical appearances but in many other ways. We discussed how differences can be hidden and invisible. The children blew us away with some of their comments…

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Our Lunchtime Legend!
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Just a quick share today to shine a light on one of our amazing members of staff! Faye is our school cook and works alongside Irene to prepare and serve lovely school dinners every day. She also goes above and beyond the call of duty on a near daily basis! All the children love Faye and she welcome…

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Phonics Phonics Everywhere!
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We practise our phonics skills every day at Willaston. And we find lots of fun ways to practise our phonics skills throughout the day. This week's video gives you an insight into how much fun we have learning phonics at our school!

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Mannin Class exploring Mount Etna
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Mrs Elson brought in some photographs and souvenirs from a holiday she had to Italy where she visited Mount Etna. The Volcano had erupted the year before and then erupted the year after as well! The children were shocked to see photos of people actually standing where the volcano erupts and in some…

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