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  • Newsletter ISSUE: 12

    29th February 2016

    Boswell Road Lower Westwood

    Bradford on Avon BA15 2BY

    Clover Class enjoying their Woodland Trip

    A very warm welcome back to another brand new

    term. It is so lovely to see everyone again and to be

    back enjoying our learning and being part of our

    school community. Already we are at the end of our

    first week of this VERY short term, but the children

    have settled straight back in and we have had a very

    exciting week both in and out of the classroom.

    Tuesday evening saw another spectacular

    performance by Orchid Class at the West Wilts Dance

    Festival at the Bath Forum. Having been expertly

    trained by Karen Hobson, who had put together a

    superb and exciting routine, the children took to the

    stage second in proceedings. That on its own is a good

    reason to be both proud and appreciative of the

    children’s confidence as the Bath Forum is a venue

    that regularly hosts major events and seats an

    audience of hundreds. Yet here were the children

    dominating the stage and dancing to Boogie Woogie

    Bugle Boy, all dressed in authentic American military

    costume of the period and not missing a beat. The

    performance was both spellbinding and electric,

    drawing an enormous cheer from the audience, which

    was so very well deserved. My sincere thanks go to

    Karen for organising, resourcing, planning and

    choreographing a spectacular routine that brought the

    house down and to the children for entertaining,

    showing such confidence and for representing our

    school so brilliantly. I was proud of every one of you.

    Thank you for a great evening out! I have posted the

    rehearsal video to my blog

    and Orchid Class blog if

    you would like to see their performance.

    On Wednesday afternoon I had the pleasure of

    working with Clover and Thistle Class in the classroom,

    but just before home time we all got together with

    Lotus and Orchid class in the hall to talk to some of

    our friends in the USA as part of our International

    learning. Asking questions that the children had

    suggested in Monday’s assembly, we learnt a lot

    about life in the USA and how school and leisure time

    is really quite different in some ways but in many

    ways the same. The children were so sensible and, I

    hope, got a lot from it.

    Then yesterday Clover Class went on a learning visit to

    Woodland Adventurers at Box and had a thoroughly

    enjoyable day enhancing their learning outside of the

    classroom. With beautiful weather and so many things

    to see and do it was a super experience that will really

    engage them in the classroom and provide happy

    memories and opportunities.

    We now have so much to look forward to in a short

    space of time - this is a busy and exciting term! Please

    don’t forget to sign up for Parent Consultations this

    week - lists are with each class teacher. We also have

    Mother’s Monday on 7th March, which is an

    opportunity for significant females in children’s lives

    to spend time with their children in school - always a

    special occasion. We also have Orchid Class in the

    heats of the Great Big Dance Off, so watch this space

    for an update! All dates will be on the school website,, which is updated very


  • Finally, I would like to say such a big thank you to

    everyone who gave their time so generously to put

    together the mud kitchen next to our playground. My

    sincere thanks to Clare Brown who initiated and

    masterminded the project and also to Jeff, who gave

    his skills and his time, along with Lindsey Millen and

    Debbie Augusztinyi who were among those who

    worked so hard to create a beautiful resource for our

    school. Thank you to you all.

    Ian Rockey


    After the success of our amazing Mud Kitchen, Miss

    Brown is aiming use the wooden pallets near the car

    park to build a Bug Hotel! Watch this space and let

    Miss Brown know if you are able to help her create

    the Bug Hotel. Any assistance would be greatly



    Please help us to collect as many Sainsbury’s school

    vouchers as possible. Each year, we are able to

    acquire a lot of valuable resources through this

    scheme and the more we collect, the more materials

    we can order. There is a collection box at the school

    entrance just waiting for your vouchers! Thank you.


    Happy Birthday to these children who have celebrated their

    birthdays recently.


    Well done Orchid Class for a fantastic performance at

    the West Wilts Dance Festival last Tuesday Evening.

    A huge thank you to all the parents who supported

    the event and bought the wonderful costumes. DVDs

    of the evening can now be ordered for £5. Order

    forms can be picked up from outside the school office.


    We are delighted to let you know

    that Mrs Rosier safely delivered a

    beautiful baby boy last week.

    We all send our best wishes to Mr

    and Mrs Rosier, big sister Elsa and

    their new son, Stanley.


    Mon 29 th

    February – Parent Consultations 3:30-5pm

    Wed 2 nd

    March – Lotus & Orchid Class Trip

    Wed 2 nd

    March – Parents Consultations (Thistle Class only) 3:30-5pm

    Thursday 3 rd

    March – Parent Consultations 3:30-5pm

    Thursday 3 rd

    March- World Book Day

    Monday 7 th

    March – Mother’s Monday

    Monday 7 th

    March – The Great Big Dance Off

    Wednesday 9 th

    March – Bikeability Sessions – Yr 6

    Saturday 12 th

    March – FoWS Quiz Night 7pm

    Wednesday 23 rd


    Easter Assembly, Egg Rolling & Bonnet Parade 9:15am

    Tea with the Head 3:15pm



    100 Club

    February Monthly Draw Winner: Irene Hill, winning £31

    Mid Term Bonus Draw winner: Jacqui Hulin, winning £54


    Quiz Night

    Don’t forget to get your tickets – for our 7th Annual

    ‘Pudding Themed’ Quiz Night, here at Westwood

    School on Saturday 12th March at 7:30pm.

    This event is open to all (adults only), so get your team

    together and join us for an evening of slightly

    competitive fun!

    Tickets are available from the school office, priced at

    £7.50. This includes a ‘Trio of Puddings’ or ‘Cheese &

    Biscuits’ during the interval. Bring your own drinks

    (and a glass).

    FoWS Events:

     Quiz Night – Saturday 12th March

     Westwood’s Got Talent Show – Friday 22nd April

     Westwood Scarecrow Trail – May Half Term week

     Kid’s Disco Nights – 28th April & 23rd June

     Summer Fair – Saturday 2nd July

     Children’s Summer Activity - July

    Please support us in raising money for our school.

    Ann Windo, FoWS Chair, Tel: 07804 598449



    Our Piano Teacher, Dave King, only has spaces left for

    three more pupils for the rest of the academic year. If

    you would like your child to have piano lessons, please

    call Dave on 01225 863822 or email him at

    Westwood Nursery Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Monday 21st March @3.30pm in Westwood Park

    Start at the nursery, hunting in the park

    £2 paid on the day to enter

    Raffle and refreshments too.

    Come rain or shine this event will be held, so see you there!