Savernake and Swindon classes meet some nocturnal animals from Longleat!
Savernake and Swindon children enjoyed a day on the farm. They helped the farmer feed the sheep, hens and goats. We loved climbing the trees and exploring. We found rabbit and badger holes. Finally we had a fab trip home to Westbury Leigh on the bus.
As part of World Environmental Day all children in our school joined together in a big project to think about our use of plastic. Eco club started the day with an assembly which shared facts about the growing problem of using single use plastics. These plastics include plastic water and fizzy drink bottles, plastic straws, plastic cups and plastic bags. We found out that plastic easily gets washed out into the sea and has a dramatic impact on wildlife. In 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic bottles in the sea than fish. This is something that made many of the pupils sad. “If we have no fish, the sea will lose all of its colours.” We want to make a change.
To Celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, Westbury Leigh CofE Primary School planted a celebratory Millennium Oak Tree from Bucking Palace grounds.
A mixed group of Y5 and 6 children, participated in the Matravers Mathematics challenge on the 10 July. They competed against Westbury Juniors and Bitham Brook. They took part in various maths challenges, some including GCSE level maths, where they completed as many questions as they could within the time they were given. Westbury Leigh placed 2nd and 3rd overall with Bitham Brook in 1st.
Shearwater Farm is our very own farm set within the school grounds. The farm was established in March 2016 . It provides an outdoor learning resource for the school, local community groups and offers volunteer opportunities to local residents.
Here is a sneak preview at the Year 6's fab time at Osmington Bay
Year Six had a fabulous time at their Leaver's Disco on Friday evening. A massive thank you to FOWLS for organising such a special night!