Westbury Leigh Blog
Welcome to Westbury C of E Primary School. In this blog we will be informing you about the many great things about our school.From year 6 head pupils: Zac, Henry, Lily and Khloe
School Blog Term 2 - 2023
Welcome to Westbury C of E Primary School. In this blog we will be informing you about the many great things about our school. From year 6 head pupils: Zac, Henry, Lily and Khloe
Remembering and celebrating:
We had a Remembrance Day assembly which was led by our WLPS little troopers and ethos council followed by a 2 minutes silence. In class we also made paper poppy wreaths as well as poppy displays.
This term we have also celebrated Children In Need, raising over £3000 for our sponsored skip. We donated it all to the Children In Need charity. November-December was also disability remembrance month. We had an assembly to learn about what it’s like to have a disability.
Out of school achievements:
At the end of last term some of the year 5&6 boys took part in a football tournament at Matravers. They managed to win 1st place and qualified for the West Wiltshire round at Kingdown.
This term choir (led by Mr Slater) have taken part in two Carol services, both in All-Saints Church. They sang, Hawaii in my heart, maybe this Christmas and Last Christmas, backing track performed by Mr Slater on guitar. We have also taken part in lots of Christmas performances in All Saints Church and at school.
School Blog Term 1 Autumn 2023
JUSTICE AND DIVERSITY
This term the value in focus is justice. We have been looking at where justice occurs in our school and why it is important. We have also looked at many bible stories like Moses and the red sea, where justice has been fought for. This term we have also looked at diversity and how everyone has equal rights.
NEW THINGS IN SCHOOL
Everyone has settled into their new classes brilliantly and have had a fantastic start to the new school year, especially our new reception students. Some reception students have said, “School is really good, especially the books. Outside is really fun: there are so many games we can play. Tribe is really fun also the food is fantastic.”
Sadly at the end of last year we lost Reggie the guinea pig however, we have
now got a new Guinea pig called Toffee. As well as 2 new ducks called Midnight and Jemima.
We have also now got a room called the circle room, it is a bigger version of the ELSA room, designed to fit more children in and is a quiet space for pupils to spend their lunch in or complete work. Overall, it is a great addition to our school which helps students to enjoy their lunchtime if they struggle outside.
It has been a lovely start back to school for everyone and we are all really enjoying being part of the Westbury Leigh School Family.
In forest school we have lots of amazing opportunities to let our imaginations run wild. Some activities include creating designs using leaves and wood, camp fires, clay animals, weaving, making dens and having a lot of fun. You can choose to free play or join in with some of our amazing activities that will be held on the playground by forest school during this activity. There are some unique gems such as a hammock and a mud-slide. Mrs Murray runs Forest school and we all love it!
Our school farm is an amazing place and your class will get an opportunity to clean the farm while you can socialise with our animals. Our farm is a great place and while you have your turn you will be able to hold chickens, groom our goats and collect our chicken’s eggs. If you don’t want to experience this you may be able to pick up litter with litter pickers.
SWANS NEST SENSORY GARDEN
In the sensory garden, you get to sit down and relax by reading a book or having a talk with your friends. The sensory garden is the quiet place in our school. If you join our school you will get to experience this .
Our school is a spectacular place to learn and you have great opportunities to make lots of new friends. Children at our school thoroughly enjoy their time here and have told us many of their favourite memories such as: Year 6 residential, our furry friends, fun, engaging lessons and the tasty food Mrs Plows makes. We also have a great staff team who love working alongside us. Some of our longest serving members of staff (Mrs McPartland and Mrs Hayward) told us: “We have a good team who inspire children and make learning fun!” Everybody at Westbury Leigh, both children and staff, are dedicated to inspire others to aspire to achieve their goals.
From Y6 Pupil Heads and Deputies: Ashleigh, Violet, Archie, Jack