Willaston School

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Bird watching in year 1!
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Year 1 had a fantastic afternoon with Michelle Storton from Manxbirdlife today. She gave us identification tips, information about feathers and then we went out to take part in the big school bird watch with her. We now know the difference between a blackbird and a crow! Thanks Michelle!

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Chess Update!
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We had our 3rd chess lesson today, we have now learnt how to use the Pawns, Rooks and Bishops! Each week we learn how a new piece works- the direction they can move and how they take other pieces. We have learnt various 'mini games' to reinforce how each piece works and have been thoroughly enjoyin…

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Burns Night Assembly
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We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Blair and Mrs Cowley for a fantastic assembly this afternoon. We immersed ourselves in story telling, learnt all about the traditional dress, listened to live Bagpipes, and even ate haggis! What more could we have asked for!

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Exciting new opportunity!
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This half term Year 3 have begun an exciting new learning journey, learning how to play chess! Willaston school is 1 of 5 very lucky schools on the island to take part in this fantastic new pilot scheme. Every Friday morning Mr Andrew Leg- A highly skilled chess player and teacher, will be flying t…

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Christmas Dinner Day!
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Huge thanks to our lovely dinner staff for our fantastic Christmas dinners last Friday, as you can tell... we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Reindeer Drive!
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We had such a good time at the FASTPAWS Reindeer Drive. Lots of families joined us at school for hot chocolate and a few rounds of Reindeer Drive. Huge thank you to the FASTPAWS team, Mr Ledger for hosting and Mrs Slater for being in charge of all the prizes!

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Swedish teachers visit Willaston
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It was a pleasure to welcome Anna and Paivi, to Willaston School. They are teachers from Sweden. They are interested in SOLE ( self organised learning environment ) and were trying to find a school that was developing this. They were having difficulty getting responses from schools in England and f…

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