Weston Green 27 January 2014
Weston Green School
 
History Workshop:
Year 6 Experience a Taste of Wartime Britain

Our History topic for this term is ‘How Has Life Changed in Britain Since 1948?’. Last Tuesday, we were visited by the Freshwater Theatre Company to give the class a taste of life for children in wartime Britain. They recreated life on the Home Front with its air raids, blackouts and rationing, and took on the role of evacuees to experience the sad goodbyes, the exciting train journey and the strangeness of their new home in the countryside.

Read the pupils' reflections on the experience.

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Read the latest news from WGSPA

 
 
Weston Green's First Scholarship!
 
Years 3&4 Inter-School Indoor Hockey at Esher College
 

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The school has been buzzing with excitement since we received the news that Sienna Miller in 6S has been awarded a Sports Scholarship at St Teresa’s School. As our current Year 6 pupils are our first Year 6 pupils, this makes our first Year 6 Scholarship a most memorable one. Congratulations Sienna!

Read Sienna's summary of her interview experience.

On Tuesday, the children from Years 3 and 4 took part in an inter-school competition. The pupils were divided into three girls’ teams and three boys’ teams. The teams then competed against each other in a round robin league, before the top two from each league played against each other again to be declared the champions of the boys and girls. 

 

 
It's Here!...
Maths Newsletter
Issue #5
 
Year 1’s Exciting Day at The Look Out Discovery Centre
 

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This issue contains information about:
  • why children need to learn about money
  • how this term's Maths Week focuswill help to support the teaching of money in our curriculum
  • exciting events coming up in Maths Week
  • the winners of the first Maths Whizz trophy & what's required to challenge their reign
Download Weston Green Maths Newsletter Issue #5 here.
On Monday 20 January, Year 1 travelled to the Look Out Discovery Centre and everyone was very excited about the science they were going to be doing throughout the day and the new things they were going to discover. 

See photos from Year 1’s visit to the Look Out Discovery Centre.
 
 
Reception are Learning About Dinosaurs!
 
From the News Room:
Year 1 Report About Flood Disasters
 

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The spring term has commenced with possibly the most popular and dynamic topic to date in the eyes of Reception pupils; Dinosaurs! Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Mossop are constantly impressed by the information relayed by pupils and are excited to build upon prior knowledge, focusing on child-initiated areas of interest.

Learn more and watch videos of the Reception pupils exploring their dinosaur topic.

1W have been learning about Barnaby Bear's travels around the British Isles and the different countries in them. While focusing on England, we recognised how much it has been raining here lately and felt that we just had to report on the floods as a result of this!

Watch videos of Year 1 reporting about Britain's floods.


  Dates for your Diary
 
JANUARY / FEBRUARY

Tue 28 JANUARY
Years 5 and 6 Inter-House Indoor Hockey
at Esher College

Thu 6 JANUARY
Years 3 and 4 Hockey v The Study (away)
leaving at 1.45pm

Mon 10 FEBRUARY
‘What on Earth Wall Books’ sessions
for KS1 and KS2

School closes

Mon 24 FEBRUARY
School reopens

Thu 27 FEBRUARY
PA Quiz Night
7.30pm

Fri 28 FEBRUARY
Years 5 and 6 Hockey v Staines Prep (home)
 
MARCH / APRIL


Fri 7 MARCH
KS2 Hockey v Ewell Castle (home)

Wed 12 MARCH
Year 4 trip to Bignor Roman Village

Fri 21 MARCH
KS2 Inter-House Hockey matches
at Surbiton Hockey Club

Mon 24 MARCH
Years 3 and 4 Hockey v Staines Prep (away)
leaving at 1.40pm

Tue 25 MARCH
KS1 workshop: Enchanted Toy Shop and ‘Life on a Scottish Island’

Fri 4 APRIL
School closes at 12 noon

 
     
Message from the Office
    This spring term has already been exceptionally busy, as you can see from our news items this week, however it has also been very calm, unlike some of the weather we have been experiencing. Despite the unusually wet weather, our break times have been unaffected and the children continue to use this time to enjoy this very important part of the school day with friends as they run, invent team games, read, use the climbing frames and break time equipment, dance, sing to each other or spend the time in deep conversation with the teachers on duty. 

It is always a pleasure to observe the pupils’ responses to new topics, areas of study and opportunities. This term children in reception will be introduced to Mathswhizz by Mrs Mossop. The first group have already been making their way to the library on Thursdays where they use netbooks to navigate their way through the first stage of this maths programme.

Music
Our new piano teacher, Anne Marie Naylor, has settled into Weston Green and is clearly enjoying teaching her pupils. If your child is interested in having piano lessons, please contact the office and register your child as places can become unexpectedly available. Your child will need to have access to a piano for regular practice between lessons. 

Pupils in 2BN thoroughly enjoyed their class violin lessons last term as part of our Thursday Afternoon Activities programme. This term, 2N will have the opportunity to take part in this very successful activity. 

Ms. Hartley also teaches individual violin and singing. Although there are no places currently, please register if you would like your child to take part in these lessons if a session becomes available. 

Chinese New Year Celebration Lunch
We are looking forward to a Chinese themed lunch on Friday as we celebrate the year of the horse. Kindly note the following changes: the menu for Thursday will be served on Friday.

Uniform
Outdoor layers this term include: purple fleece, duffle coat, scarf, pull on purple hat, grey mittens and gloves – all these items need to be labelled please. We have a range of items in the lost property box currently that need to be reunited with their owners. Alas – they are not named! 

We encourage all pupils to wear their uniform with pride, please support us by ensuring that missing toggles on duffle coats are replaced and broken fleece zips mended. Thank you 

We also ask that you mend broken coat tapes/hooks on your child’s fleece and duffle coat to enable them to hang these on their peg. Thank you. 

Safety is paramount at all times, especially when playing sports, parents are reminded that children in KS2 require shin pads and gum shields at all times when playing hockey. If your child does not have their gum shield in school they will not be able to participate in the hockey games.
   
 
  Contact Details

Telephone
020 8398 2778

Email:
info@westongreenschool.org.uk
Weston Green School,
Weston Green Road, Thames Ditton,
Surrey, KT7 0JN
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