Willaston School

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Resilience and Pride in our Outdoor Learning
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We were very saddened to find quite extensive vandalism in our outdoor area this morning. However, the response from our pupils was inspirational! They looked at the damage and immediately started tidying up and asking if they could help repair the damaged boxes. Once they had helped Mr Ledger repa…

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Books Books Books!
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This term Reception are embarking on a super reading challenge! Mrs Brain and Mr Ledger are pledging to read at least 3 books a day with all the children in their class. That's a minimum of 15 books per week! We are asking that parents help out to match our 3-a-day over Saturdays and Sundays too, m…

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P4C in Year 5
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Happy Easter everyone! Today, as part of my role co-ordinating P4C across the school, I worked with Ms Sumner and Y5 in a philosophy session. The children were amazing, they showed such excellent team work and respect and really worked towards finding some truths they could all agree on. We generat…

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Year 3's visit to the Aviation Museum
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Mannin Class had a wonderful morning visiting the Aviation Museum as part of our learning on WW1. We saw lots of artefacts from the war that had been donated to the museum and Ivor, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the various weapons used and he had plenty of stories to tell us about life o…

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Year Six Trip to The House of Keys
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So this afternoon, Year 6 went to explore the House of Keys. We had a talk by the gentleman that looks after the building about the history of our parliament. Then we were shown round the different rooms the MHKs and Legislative Council used to debate and discuss lots of important issues. The gentl…

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APRIL FOOLS!!
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So we have had a few April Fools pranks going on today... Just before playtime, Mrs Burton let us know that there would be a low flying plane flying over school at playtime. If we could see the number on the underneath of the plane and tell Mrs Burton, we'd be able to enter a competition to win a m…

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New Learning Areas in EYFS
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Those of you who know me, probably know that I am rather obsessed with classroom design and learning environments. I consider an effective classroom design to be half the battle to enabling independent learning. And as such am constantly observing how our classroom is used, reading about best pract…

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Wildlife Park!
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A little while ago now, we went on an absolutely wonderful trip to the Wild Life Park! Unfortunately, due to my being poorly, busy and generally disorganised, I forgot to post anything after the trip! But, better late than never, may I present to you some pictures from our super trip! Thank you to…

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Cooking with Ms Kirkham Catch up!
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Apologies for the delay in updates, it's been a busy time in school! Please see below the last 3 weeks of 'Cooking with Mrs Kirkham, we've enjoyed pancakes with fresh fruit and clotted cream, cheese and ham pasties and fairy cakes!

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