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.
Today Savernake and Swindon went on our first welly walk. We had so much fun!
We explored the school grounds to look for different shades of green using our sense of sight. Everyone was very excited to put on their wellies and coats and go outside to see what they could find. The children have taken home their colour charts with what they have found so that they can talk about this with their adults at home. We are all looking forward to going for another welly walk next week, please remember to bring your coat to school everyday and bring your wellies if you haven’t already.
On Monday, Y2 had an exciting time building dens, lighting fires, toasting marshmallows and trying their hand at archery. The drizzle did not dampen anyone’s spirits as all the children immersed themselves into team building skills and survival. This amazing day was part of our Antarctica topic where we are learning about Ernest Shackleton and his heroic skills in keeping all of his team alive and rescuing them after they were stranded on Elephant Island. The children certainly enjoyed all the activities (and the adults enjoyed them too) that had been arranged for them and were buzzing with excitement back in the classroom.
We took lots of photos of this fantastic day but can only share a few with you as parental consent to share these for many children in Y2 has not been given. Throughout the year, it is going to be a highlight of our learning to share photos with you via the school’s FaceBook page through this blog and it would be amazing if we could include photos of all the children (or as many as possible). Please re-consider allowing us to do this if you have previously not given your consent to do so. If you would like to talk further about this to Mrs Newbury or Mrs Porter, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
Wardour and Stourhead class were lucky enough to have a special guest visit them today, this was to support their learning for their topic ‘Race to the Pole!’ Sir David Hempleman-Adams is one of the most successful adventurers in the world, travelling far and wide, leading more than thirty expeditions to the Arctic. After researching some facts about Antarctica we composed questions to ask him to further our learning and understanding about the continent; the children asked some great questions and Sir David was most impressed with the behaviour of the students. His early role model and inspiration was Sir Ernest Shackleton, I wonder who in Wardour and Stourhead will be Wiltshire’s next explorer?
Our School Kitchen Team, the ‘Love Leigh Diner’ run by catering manager, Helen Plows have continued to maintain their high standard and have been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars for hygiene by the Food Standards Agency. The Love Leigh Diner provides a wide range of hot and cold food, freshly prepared each day on the premises, our meals are very popular with both staff and pupils, especially the roast dinner on a Thursday!
The team take great pride not only in producing fantastic food, but doing so in the most professional way possible. It’s worth remembering that health, hygiene and safety are of paramount importance in public catering and it’s something that many customers take for granted – it’s good to know that the pupils and staff at Westbury Leigh C of E School can do just that!
Catering Manager, Helen Plows, said “We are delighted to have achieved the top rating again. It is reassuring for our pupils, staff and parents to know that we maintain the very highest of standards.”
Thank you to Helen and the team for all their hard work and for making Westbury Leigh School lunches so delicious!