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.
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!
Please find attached the map of classrooms for transition week next week. This will not be the same map as we will be using for when they return in August, but we will send you this nearer the time.
The drop off/collection points for transition week are follows:
Years 1 and 2 - direct from the classroom door
Year 3 - from the library block (near the mobile)
Years 4 and 6 - blue doors
Year 5 - red doors
Please note that with the exception of the Topaz Class parent/carer swim session next week, this week will be the last week for swimming lessons this term.
If your child is still due to have a swimming lesson this week, please ensure they bring their full swim kit to school on the appropriate day.
New Entrants Tours
Westlands Make Singing Contest Finals
Singing stars from Westlands Primary made it to the county final of the KM Walk to School Song Contest with their enthusiastic rendition of “Walking to Westlands”. The group won an exciting trip to Independent Recording Studios at Canterbury and got the pop star treatment as they recorded their track and the backing vocals for another track sung by an X Factor finalist. The group enjoyed the morning immensely and the judges were so impressed with them that they were awarded highly commended for best lyrics. Well done Westlands!
Link to video:
From left to right: Rebecca, Kimberly, Roxy, Atarah, Grace, Sophie. Millie, Lola, Erin, Ethan, Willow & Kianna
NSPCC - SPONSORED MUDDY MADNESS!
Thank you to everybody who has already returned their NSPCC sponsor envelope.
If you have yet to send yours in, please do so by Wednesday 3rd July 2019.
Thank you for your generosity.
YEAR 6 DIARY DATES
Please see the letter on our website about some important dates for your diary:
Year 6 Production
Thursday 18th July at 4pm
Friday 19th July at 2pm
Friday 19th July at 5pm
Monday 22nd July 5pm-7.30pm
Tuesday 23rd July 2.15pm-3pm
Year 6 End of Year Diary Dates
On Friday at Westlands Primary School we enjoyed taking part in Muddy Madness!
We took it in turns to complete an obstacle course on the school playing field which included crawl tunnels, climbing obstacles and even a water slide! However, there was one catch – everything was covered in mud and water!
Below are some photos of Year 5 enjoying the challenge of completing the course! Even the teachers joined in!
Here are some thoughts about how Amethyst Class enjoyed the day:
* “It was very muddy but extremely fun!” Giedre
* “It was great exercise but also very fun!” Lucie
* “It was the best thing I’ve ever done because you get muddy whilst having fun!” Joseph
* “Today was the best school day of my life!” Ethan
* “It was really challenging because the obstacles were so muddy but we all managed to get to the end.” Sofia
Thank you to Miss Irving for organising a fantastic day for the whole school to enjoy!
EYFS have said Goodbye to the Chicks
The children have loved spending time with the chicks, but today they have gone home to their farm where they can spread their wings in a bigger space. Hopefully they will be outside soon and enjoy the sunshine.
Lacey has loved spending time with the chicks; she loved them that much that she came to school today with her Pets At Home box as she has decided to take two hens home!
Well done Lacey for you kindness!
We hope to hear how they are loving their new coop soon.