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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term A Lockdown

Week 6

We cannot believe that this is the final week of this half-term. Let us congratulate you all on your hard work and resilience throughout this lockdown. A huge thank you to all, children, parents and cares included. 

 

This week we had an opportunity to listen to Michael Morpurgo, talking about the things which inspire him to write and how he goes about writing his books. To hear him talk was absolutely  fascinating. His is certainly one of our favourite Authors at W.D.P.S.  

 

We wish you all a happy half-term break. Take time off, away from computers, tablets and home-school: unwind, relax, bake, paint, sing, dance and do all of the things that make you happy. 

 

We miss you all and hope to see you all back in school very soon. 

Stay safe and take care smiley.

Stars of the Week

Readers of the week: Cameron, Annalise, Halle

Mathematician of the week: Ciaran

Positive attitude of the week: Eva, Alfie.

Writer of the week: Kieran 

Week 5

Children's Mental Health Week

This week we have been celebrating Children's Mental Health Week both with the children who are in school and with those that are learning at home using Seesaw or workpacks. 

This year's theme is Express Yourself and the culmination of the week was to encourage pupils and staff to wear their wackiest outfit, whether they were working at home or in school.

We enjoyed seeing everyone express themselves and have fun! We also enjoyed the scavenger hunt as part of our weekly class Zoom call.

Stars of the Week blush

This week we would like to congratulate the following children: 

Jessica and Sophia - Writer of the Week for excellent glacier poems

Ciaran - Learner of the Week for the effort you put into completing and returning your home-school work pack.

Ava - Reader of the Week for consistently working hard on Reading Plus and earning a certificate this week

Annalise and Cole - Positive Attitude of the Week for working hard all week

Faye - Star of the Week

Week 4

We cannot believe that we are in week 4 of this term already. You are all doing so well in these challenging times and we are so impressed with the work you are doing at home. So many of your hit your Reading Plus target this week of reading 5 or more books and the work you are posting on Seesaw always puts a smile on our faces. 

Stars of the Week smiley

This week we would like to congratulate the following children: 

Alex and McKenzie - Mathematicians of the Week for excellent effort and hard work all week in Maths.

Halle - Writer of the Week for excellent writing about the hardships faced by Shackleton and his team.

Amy - Reader of the Week for trying really hard on Reading Plus all week.

Izabella - Positive attitude of the Week for excellent work and effort at home since the start of lockdown and for moving up a level in Reading Plus, earning a certificate this week.

We also encourage our children to regularly go out for a walk or other exercise, as this is important for both mental and physical health. This week the children were given details of different twigs, animal tracks and birds to look out for on their daily walk.
Week 3

This week we continued work on our Earth and Space topic with pupils doing some excellent research into the different planets in our solar system, as well as keeping a Moon Diary.

As part of their Life Skills Challenge award, pupils were also asked to draw a map showing how they get from home to school.

Week 2

This week the home learning tasks for our Phase 3 pupils have included drawing a face or self-portrait. Here are some examples of the excellent work that our class have produced.
 

The children have continued to learn about Earth and Space and were set the challenge of designing a front cover sheet for this topic. They were also given the choice of drawing or making a model of either the solar system or a cross section of the Earth. We had some fantastic examples of these.

Week 1

We are delighted to see our class engaging with the home learning tasks that have been set on Seesaw. Here are some examples of the brilliant work that they have completed.
We were also pleased to see them taking time to relax and enjoy Friday's snow.

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