The year 6s finished off their hard week (lots of SATs practise) with a trip to Bath University to explore STEM in all its glory. There was a huge exhibition in The Edge Arts Centre with stalls showcasing science in different ways. Showcasing things like VR experiences, creepy crawlies and hovercrafts made from leafblowers, children experienced some very interesting investigations from scientists and schools around the South West. One student was particuarly inspired by a PHD. student who was also a track runner and ballroom dancer!
As part of Christian teaching and learning within school, we have spent time exploring the significance of the Easter story. The children and staff had the opportunity to explore four key parts of the story: Palm Sunday; The Last Supper; The Crucifixion and The Resurrection, by visiting four activity stations around the school. Each year group re-enacted the Palm Sunday story complete with real donkeys (called Louis and Bella) which was a memorable experience! School governors explored the Last Supper with the classes using drama and song. We were also very fortunate to have a local member of the clergy – Rev. Melanie Otto – lead learning about the crucifixion story through drama, writing and song. Finally, the children went to visit the tomb and discussed the fact that it was empty as Jesus was alive! It was a really successful day; the children were engaged and demonstrated a deeper understanding through their questions and responses to some very memorable activities.
Today ten of our children in Swindon and Savernake attended the official opening of Becks Mill Park.
We had such a lovely morning playing on the new play equipment and meeting the Mayor. The Mayor commented on how well behaved and lovely the children were, which was so lovely to hear.
Look out for us soon in White Horse News!
Hello my name is Owen. I’m the new performing arts ambassador for year three. I think I will be good at the role because when I did a plan for my Egyptian picture I did it very well. I like and singing and music, I like acting but I also like football.
Hello my name is Lucy. I am so proud to be a performing arts ambassador because I am good at art, and I think I can help others with art. I like singing because I am in the school choir. I used to do drama club and it made me more confident.
Hello my name is Jessica. I think everyone is good at art because everyone is different! I am good at supporting people. You should never give up on things on things you want to do!
Written by our Year 3 Performing Arts Ambassadors.
Westbury Music and Arts Festival!
After an exciting art day at school based on the project ‘Future Me’ we have selected the best from each category to represent our school for an art exhibition at the Westbury Music and Arts Festival. Several schools in Westbury are taking part in this competition and we really hope Westbury Leigh has the winner! Their work will be displayed at All Saints’ Church from Saturday 30th September and will be up until Monday 9th October, where you are welcome to go and see it; the church will be staying open until 5pm on weekdays. Winners of the competition will be announced before half term!
The work showcased from Westbury Leigh pupils will be from:
Year 3 & 4:
Year 5 & 6:
Matthew Brooks Martin
A big well done to those children whose work has been chosen as nominees to represent our school and be put forward for a winner!
More information on this fantastic festival can be found on their website where there are lots of lovely events for you to attend.