Den Building Day
On 13th July Weston Hills C of E Primary School opened their doors to family and friends for a morning of den building in the school grounds. This was very well attended by many families but it was particularly lovely to see so many Dads, Grandads and Uncles who came along to work with the children, constructing dens from simple household materials. There were some incredibly creative ideas and we had everything from wigwams to castles! Everyone then enjoyed a picnic lunch outside in their dens. It was so much fun that there were lots of requests to repeat this next year.
Weston Hills C of E Primary School held their Sports Day on 5th July in glorious sunshine. Families and friends of the school came along to watch the children take part in 10 different sports activities where they accumulated Team points towards the Sports Trophy. Flat races and a relay completed the event and Team Witham were the overall winners for the second year in a row!
The sun shone at just the right time on Saturday 1st July so that Weston Hills C of E Primary School were able to enjoy a fantastic Summer Fayre organised by Staff, Parents and friends of the school. Some of the stalls and games had been designed and organised by the children who also helped run them on the day. There was a huge range of fun activities to try including: a bouncy castle, pony rides, tombola, raffles, games as well as musical performances form the school choir and a Taiko drumming performance by students from University Academy Holbeach. Over £1500 was raised and this will be used to purchase additional resources for the school.
SCIENCE WEEK- 13th-17th March
Science week started with a bang with our visitor Mr Peter West bringing in just a few of his huge kite collection. After an assembly, he visited every class to talk about kites and kite flying before showing off some of his large kites on the school field. Every child in school will be making and flying their own kite this week too!
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SCHOOL DISCO - FRIDAY 10TH MARCH
POP-IN MORNING - TUESDAY 7TH MARCH
On Tuesday 7th March we held our first Pop-In morning for parents/carers to come into school and find out more about how we deliver the curriculum in the classroom. It was lovely to see so many Parents/carers in school who also enjoyed an opportunity to work along side their child as they started their lessons.
SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS - MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2017
We were very excited to welcome GB Paralympic Triathlete Clare Cunningham into school on Monday 27th February as part of our Sports for Schools event. Clare was born without her left forearm and taught from a young age that it wouldn't stop her from achieving anything she wanted in life. Clare's sporting successes span over 20 years, most recently winning Gold in the Paratriathlon World Championships.
Clare led a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils followed by any questions they wanted to ask. The aim of the event was to inspire pupils to take up sport generally, but more importantly to follow their passion in life.
The children and staff had a very enjoyable day and have raised £700 for this event, of which the school receives 60% to purchase school equipment.
WORLD BOOK DAY - WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH 2017
The staff and children celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed as a character from their favourite book.
During December 2016 some of the Year 3 children achieved either their 10, 20 or 25 metres in swimming and received their certificates. Two children even achieved their 50 metres certificate. Well Done!
AYLMERTON RESIDENTIAL TRIP
30TH SEPTEMBER - 3RD OCTOBER 2016
On Friday 30th September a group of 29 children, along with Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs Farrell, Mrs Smith and Miss Stafford, left Weston Hills School for a 4 day residential trip to Aylmerton Field Study Centre.
On arriving at Aylmerton the children had time to settle in before they left to go to Happisburgh to examine the beach environment. The guides from Aylmerton, called Skippy and Bo Peep, talked to the children all about the different types of pebbles and shells found along the beach, along with information about how the sea barriers are eroding away throughout the years. After this they then got back on the bus to go to Sea Palling and investigated the different beach environment there. We even managed time to have a break for an Ice-cream. When we arrived back at the centre we had just enough time to freshen up before our evening meal which consisted of 3 courses. Each child throughout the weekend took it in turns to be the table manager and looked after their table of friends serving them food and cleaning away afterwards. After the evening meal the children then went into the pavilion and listened to different stories from the storyteller. By 9pm the children were ready for their Hot Chocolate, biscuit and then ready for bed. Lights out at 10pm.
Term 3: School Production of The Wind in the Willows
Term 4: Our first ever Farmers' Market; School Disco
Term 5: Science Week- Dunking Biscuits! School Disco
Term 6: KS2 Big First Aid Lesson; Sports' Day; Whole School Trip