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Year 5 meet the Vikings

By Gemma Robson | March 29, 2019

Year 5 have been so busy with their new topic all about the Vikings. They have been learning about sagas and how these stories told of heroes and villains; voyages and returns. The thing is, is that sagas were often incredibly long. So Year 5 had to create their own versions- mini sagas. They had…

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Year 3 News

By Gemma Robson | March 26, 2019

Year 3 have had a busy half term which all began with lots of adventure and excitement during STEAM week. We discovered a range of different careers linked to Science and Technology when we conducted a number of fun experiments. We have also been taking part in the Seven Billion Ideas project, looking at how…

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Year 4 Outdoor Cooking

By Gemma Robson | March 26, 2019

As part of the whole school STEAM week project, Year 4 focussed on ‘Vertical Farming’ as a way to help solve the lack of food being produced to feed the growing world population. We researched vertical farming ideas and used the iPads to summarise our findings. We designed our own ‘vertical farms’, recycling plastic bottles…

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Year 2 with Sunny the Meerkat

By Gemma Robson | March 26, 2019

We have been learning all about Sunny the Meerkat and his adventures around the world in Meerkat Mail. Sunny came to visit us, here at Western! He packed everything he needed for his holiday including disgusting grubs and bugs to eat. Yuck! We then used role-play to become Sunny and write our own postcards from…

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Year 1 News

By Gemma Robson | March 21, 2019

We have been very busy thinking about how we could help with an oil spill as part of  STEAM week. We learned all about an oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico and spent the week investigating ways to help with the clean up. We created art work using oil to raise awareness…

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Steam Power for Future Innovators …

By Gemma Robson | March 11, 2019

We have just completed a whole week devoted to STEAM activities,combining  skills from Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Maths.Pupils were challenged in all sorts of ways to think differently,working collaboratively to  create and innovate.Look how excited 3CF were when their models of volcanoes erupted,leading to some brilliant scientific observations.

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Early Years STEAM week

By Gemma Robson | March 1, 2019

What a week we have had in Early Years! Following a challenge the caretakers had set us, we have been working in our forest area to give it a spring clean. We began by interviewing children across the school to find out what they would like in forest to improve it. We collated their suggestions…

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Year 5 York Visit.

By Gemma Robson | February 15, 2019

Last week Year 5 embarked on a very exciting adventure to York! After being treated to some First Class style train travel courtesy of our friends at LNER, we arrived safely in York.  The children were very excited and within minutes of our arrival we were already undertaking our first activity with a guided tour…

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Let’s Move It.

By Gemma Robson | February 12, 2019

Take a look at our fantastic KS1 dancers taking part in our after school ‘Move it’ Club. Over the next few weeks they will be developing their own dance routine learning new skills and making new friends.

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How to be a Chef!

By Gemma Robson | January 29, 2019

You may have heard that we are all training to be chefs as part of our new topic! We are helping our friend Ratatouille make a brand new pasta sauce for his restaurant. We have taste tested a wide range of sauces that are already available on the market and rated them according to their…

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