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We are seeking to employ a Business Administration Apprentice to work alongside our office team in providing an efficient and effective administrative and reception support service in accordance with school policies and procedures.


The successful candidate will be responsible to the school Office Manager for the running of the school office on a day-to-basis as a welcoming and warm environment, giving the school a positive image in the local community.


The apprentice will be working to gain their Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration over an expected duration of 14 months.


The working hours are 8am - 4pm daily (3.30pm on a Friday), and the position is term time only.


For more information and to make your application please go to the apprentice website (link below)


Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 27th September


Why not come and join us for the Macmillan world's largest coffee morning in the main school hall on Friday 27th September from 9am-10am?

You can enjoy some tea or coffee, and a piece of cake.

Let's brew this!




We are collecting the Team GB stickers as part of the Aldi 'Kit for Schools' scheme.


Please help us to collect 300 and we will receive an exclusive sports kit plus a chance to win £20,000 for the school.


If you have any of the stickers, please send them in to class with your child.


Thank you



Forest School


A group of Year 5 children have had their first experience of forest school this term! The idea is that children have fun working as a team in the natural world while learning a range of life skills. 

Session one was all about exploring our forest school area.They climbed trees,and dug the earth.The children also got to help prepare the wood in the fire basket ready for the campfire.The children had an absolutely fantastic time and cannot wait for their next session.

Over the year, every child in Year 5 will be participating in forest school for one afternoon a week over a whole term.

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Young people are invited to take part in Kent and Medway's Annual 'Master Chef' style event by preparing a dish they would consider to be healthy and nutritious whilst being locally sourced.

Please see the attached poster and letter for more information on how to apply.

Young Cooks Poster

Young Cooks Letter





Please note that children who are entitled to Free School Meals (all children in Years R, 1 and 2 and those in Years 3-6 who have completed and application and are eligible due to circumstances) no longer need to book their child's meal on Parent Pay.

We are now taking a daily register in class.

For children having a school dinner whose parents do need to pay, you MUST pre-book AND pay for the meal in advance.

If your child has a meal that hasn't been paid for in advance, you will be required to send them in with a packed lunch until the account is settled.




Due to a wasp nest we have had to close the pedestrian entrance from Johnson Road (near the Nursery).

We will move the nest and re-open the gate as soon as possible, but in the meantime please enter site via Homewood Avenue.

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Please be reminded that children may wear SMALL stud earrings to school, however they must be taken out for PE and swimming.



Walking Bus Cancelled For The Rest Of This Term


Due to continued staff absence the walking bus will not be running for the rest of this term.


Please make alternative arrangements to bring your child to school.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.




Several churches in Sittingbourne are collecting good quality, pre-loved school clothing to make a big difference to another family.


Please see the attached poster for details of where you can donate uniform, and when and where you can pick up free uniform if you are a family in need.


Don't forget you can also donate spare uniform here at Westlands Primary School which will be available to other parents on one of our welfare drop-in coffee morning.


NSPCC Fund Raiser


Congratulations and thank you everybody for your generosity - you managed to raise £1657.34 for the NSPCC during the recent sponsored 'Muddy Madness' event.


Summer Fete Raffle





The deposit for the 2020 Year 6 trip to Belchamps is due tomorrow (Friday 12th July).

If your child would like to attend, please ensure that the deposit is paid and the slip returned by the end of tomorrow.

Once we have the deposits we will be booking the venue and coach, and pricing the trip based on the number of children attending.

Therefore, regrettably, if you do not sign your child up by paying the deposit they will not be able to sign up at a later date.



Transition Week Year 6 Dismissal


For the rest of this week, the transition Year 6 (usually Year 5) children will be dismissed from the dining hall.


If you would like them sent to a younger brother's/sister's class to be dismissed together, please let us know.


Entry to the dining hall is via the gated fence in the car park.



Forest School


This year we have developed a Forest School within the school site. This is a really exciting opportunity for all the children at Westlands Primary School.


Next year we aim to open up the Forest School experience to all children who have not yet attended and build on their skills each year as they go through the school.


Forest school allows children to take ownership of their own learning and experiences. We set up activities for the session such as den building or cooking over the fire but the children are free to explore and lead their own learning within the Forest School setting.


The Year 1 Garnet Class had a fantastic time at Forest school and they were so excited and embraced every new challenge.

‘We are going to toast marshmallow’s over a real fire, we are going to do it, the children, not the grown ups.’ said Rileyjames


The children built a new home for Eeyore as his house had been blown down. The children worked together to collect the wood and design the den to make it secure for poor Eeyore.

Another session the children had clay to create sculptures, this group of girls used one of the wooden stumps as a table to add water and develop their creations.


One week we had popcorn and juice at the end of our session, the children had to cook the corn over the open fire. It tasted warm and yummy!



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