Westfield Blog
  • Maths Scaling (Miss Bray)

    This week 5LB have been looking at scaling. We have measured chocolate bar wrappers and used scaling to create giant versions - if only they were actually filled with chocolate!

  • Westfield's Got Talent (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 18th July

    Congratulations to Amy from 6SD and Hannah from 6AE who fought off some amazing competition to win the children's vote and staff vote respectively following Westfield's Got Talent! Well done to all the acts who took part today; there was a great variety of talent displayed! Thank you also to our illustrious panel of judges who 'visited' Westfield today to comment on the acts.

    Amy and Hannah will perform their winning acts again tomorrow at the Year 6 leavers' assembly.

       

         

  • Summer Fete (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 27th June

    Friday afternoon's Summer Fete was a great success, raising an impressive £2200 for the school! Amongst the most popular events were the rugby and football tournaments, held throughout the afternoon, and the stocks, in which some of our braver year 6's (and Miss Dew!) allowed themselves to be soaked.

    A huge thank you to all the parents and staff who gave up their time to make the afternoon run so smoothly.

        

        

           

       

  • SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL (Miss Bray)

    This week is 'Send My Friend to School' action week.

    World leaders have promised a quality education for every child in the world by 2030, but the money for this is still not in place and so 263 million children are still missing out on school. The aim of 'Send My Friend to School' week is to teach children about global issues and to try and persuade governments to act.

    In Years 4 and 5, we have created jigsaw pieces to send to our MP to persuade him to act. We then created persuasive videos in Year 5 and wrote persuasive letters in Year 4. 

    Please enjoy our videos below. 

     

     

  • Football A team success (ARCHEESE101)

    Posted on Friday 23rd June 2017

    FOOTBALL: On Thursday 22nd June Westfield A team played against Spaldwick in the quarter final. We started off slowly letting them have loads of shots. Then they managed to bang one in so it was 1-0. But we kept our heads up and Ben Clinton hit one in. At half time we had a chat about how we need to play. We then went back on the pitch and gave it our all. This resulted with Archie Sillett scoring  from a corner.

     Just before the final whistle went Ben Edgley got us a penalty. He let Dan Coatsworth take and he took it well by hitting it bottom left. this meant we won 3-1. We would like to thank Mr. Webb for coaching us.

     

  • Rugby Training and Tournament Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 23rd June

    Yesterday, Westfield's A, B and C teams took part in a rugby activity day, organised by Northampton Saints and hosted by Peterborough Rugby Club. The children spent the morning learning a variety of skills, led by volunteers from local schools. In the afternoon, the six teams taking part played each other in a tournament. Well done to the members of all three of our rugby teams who played very well despite the heat of the day!

               

         

         

             

         

           

         

     

     

     

  • Cricket Competition (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 22nd June

    The Westfield Year 5 & 6 cricket team took part in a competition at Godmanchester on Monday, 19th June. They beat four other teams to win the tournament. They have qualified for the county finals in Peterborough next week.

    Team: Daniel, Abdul, Mustafa, Ryan, Arafat, Tommy, Toby and Ismail.

    Well done boys!!

  • Year 6 Activity Week/Scarborough Trip (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Monday, 19th June

    The children in Year 6 enjoyed an exciting week last week, either taking part in an activity week at school or away in sunny (yes it really was!) Scarborough.

    Scarborough activities included a visit to York, treasure hunting at Robin Hood's Bay, watching out for wild boar at Dalby Forest, a day at Flamingoland and lots of fun on the beach!

        

      

       

             

         

       

         

    Activity week photos will be added soon...

  • Thursday 25th May - International Day (Miss Bray)

    Today, Westfield have taken part in another successful 'International Day'. We were really impressed by all the costumes children wore and would like to thank those who donated to the school in Zambia. The children have enjoyed lots of fun activities relating to different countries around the world. See some of our activities below...

    If children would like to make the ice-cream they made with Mrs Folly, then the recipe can be found here: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/classroom-resources/activities/instant-ice-cream

  • Mini Tennis Tournament (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Thursday 25th May
    On Tuesday 23rd May, eight children from Year 4 took part in the Huntingdonshire SSP Mini Tennis tournament.  Both teams played brilliantly. Our A team placed second in their group and so have been given a place in the semi-finals on the 9th June!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wednesday 24th May (��sheep!��)

    On Friday the 19th of May Westfield girls fooball team played Houghton. We started well with Jorja scoring .Then soon after Ruby scored to put us up 2-0 at halftime. Jorja scored 2 more to make the score 4-0. And with the last few kicks of the game Hannah ran past their whole team to make it 5-0.

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    On the big pitch (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 23rd May 2017
    Many congratulations to Lall in 3JF for being fortunate enough to be selected to be the mascot at a recent Arsenal football match. Here he is with the captains and referees.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Friday 19th May (Miss Bray)

    Year 5: ‘Should we save the rainforest?’ debate

    In English this week, Year 5 have been finding out about deforestation. First, the children researched the reasons for deforestation. Then they split into groups (farmers, Amazon Tribe, government workers, Greenpeace members, Doctors of tropical medicine and a travel company) and they wrote down reasons why they would/would not want to cut down the rainforest. Next, they wrote a speech to try to persuade people to choose their argument and finally they were able to argue their cases for or against in a class debate. All the children worked really hard on their speeches and debated well. Please ask your child to tell you their arguments. 5LB finally voted to save the rainforest!

  • Creating our lunar theme parks (Mr Wilkinson)

    Mathematics: Year 6 are hard at work creating their Lunar theme parks, for a fun time on the moon.

  • Tuesday 16th May (Mrs Ainscow)

    Year 4 have been learning to describe the weather in French and this afternoon became weather forecasters. 

  • An Animal Experience! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Tuesday 16th May 2017
    On Monday 15th May, Year 5 had a visit from ‘The Animal Experience’ who brought some rainforest animals into school for us to meet. We learned about milk snakes, chameleons, millipedes, hissing cockroaches, blue-tongued skinks, ball pythons and Argentinian Tegus.  We found out where they live in the rainforest and what they like to eat and much more… Finally, we got to hold or touch some of the animals. It was a great experience!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

  • Year 5 French (Mrs Ainscow)

    This afternoon, Year 5 have been making sandwiches, using imperative verbs and their food vocabulary in French. There was a lot of French spoken and we had a great time making and eating our sandwiches. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Netball Tournament (��sheep!��)

    On  Wednesday 3rd May Westfield Girls A team went to the Cambridgeshire Glass Stadium to play in a Netball tournament. These were the results:

    RAB Butler 0 Westfield 2;  Thorndown 0 Westfield 2; Westfield 2 The Vine 0; Westfield 4 Burleywell 0; St Phillips 0 Westfield 5; Milton 1 westfield 2. There were some great shots from Hannah and Millie and a amazing shot from Lauren. We got into the quarter finals.                                                     

    We played Bourne and won 3-0 with an assist from Emily for Jorja to score, that meant we got into the semi finals playing sye.

    With Orla doing some great defending we won 3-2 leading us into the finals.

    We played Histon with Aliza doing some great saves but sadly we all let one in so it ended up 0-1 to them, but we came 2nd in the whole tournament. We would like to thank Mr Austin for coaching us.
    By J and E

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Year 4 Egyptian Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 3rd May

     

    The year 4 children have enjoyed a visit from History Off the Page today, providing them with an exciting Egyptian Day! They spent the morning trying out a variety of activities, including pottery, hieroglyphics and mummification, as well as making wax combs and carving wax tablets. The afternoon consisted of acting and dancing, finishing with a banquet. Thank you to the parent helpers who gave up their time to help make the day such a success!

        

             

           

          

       

  • Westfield ducks reappear! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 2nd May

                              

    Staff and children returned to school today after the bank holiday weekend to find that our school courtyard was once again being inhabited by a family of ducks. Mum and her 14 babies have now been safely relocated to the river.

       

      

        

  • Cambridgeshire Cross Country Tournament (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    On Wednesday 19th April, Westfield took part in the Cambridgeshire Primary Schools Cross Country tournament at Priory Park in St Neots.

    Report to appear here soon.

     

     

     

     

     

    A gallery of photos from the day to scroll through can be found here.

  • Netball Tournament (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 27th April

    On Tuesday 25th April, Westfield A and B teams played at a Netball tournament.
    Westfield B team: Our first game was against Warboys Mei, Jack, Zonaira, Ethan and Maria started. Mei got us off to a fantastic start with an early goal and Jack followed soon after. There was some great defensive play from Zonaira Mei and Jack showing super teamwork. Ethan was fabulous defensively from the centre throw which got the ball to the right end of the court and another goal from Jack, followed closely by another. Several shots from Mei but it was Jack who got one in just before the final whistle? Final score 6-0

    Second game against Whitehall: Esther came in Mei's GA spot and Kelly filled Ethan's pass.  It proved to be a hard fought match, both teams played super netball but neither were able to score, result 0-0

    Westfield A team's first match was against Thongsley. We won 3-0

    Our second match against Whitehall and we won 6-0. Our final game was against Hemingford and we won this 12-0.  Mrs Rendall said their use of the width of the court and great defensive play meant they were extremely strong.

    This meant both teams were through to the first place finals.

    The A team played Godmanchester and won 3-1 and won the tournament for the A teams.

    The B team played against Brampton and it was a fast game with no goals scored at the end. It was declared a draw and we will share the cup, it will be here in 6 months!

    by NB.
    See lots more photos in our gallery by clicking here.

  • Easter Egg Competition winners (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 31st March

    We received a wide variety of imaginative entries into the Easter Egg Competition. Well done to all who entered! Congratulations to Isabel in 3DE, Felix in 4CW, Kayla in 5LB and Gracie in 6AE who were the winners in each year group.

                         

  • Up for the Cup tournament (Mr Wilkinson)

    On Wednesday 29th March, Westfield played in the Up For The Cup football tournament. In our first match we played Hartford and drew 1-1 with Ethan scoring. Our second game was against Thorndown and we drew 0-0 with some brilliant saves from Kye. Our third game was against the Newtons, and we lost 1-0. Then we played Hartford again and beat them 1-0 with Ethan scoring again. Then we played our penultimate match against Thorndown and drew 0-0. Our final match was against the Newtons and they scored two first, but we pulled it back by scoring three goals, Jack scored once and Ismail scored twice. Altogether we came second out of four. Thank you to Mr Webb for coaching us.  By CB and KS.

    More photos from the whole day here

     

  • Girls A team football success (��sheep!��)

    On Wednesday 29th of March 2017,Westfield A girls team played at St Neots FC. In our first game, we started well with a 3-0 win against Middlefield and carried on doing very well with us winning 4-0 against Winhills. Our next game was against Westfield B team and we won 3-0. We played our next game, against Priory A and did very well winning 2-0. Then, in our next game we played Holywell A and thrashed them 6-0. Our final game was against priory B who we knew we needed to beat and we did, 6-0. So we won the tournament without losing a game.We would like to thank Mr Austin for coaching us. By JB

    More photos from the whole day here.

     

     

  • Girls Football 29.3.17 (mars)

    On Wednesday 29th March, Westfield B team played a girls football tournament against 6 different schools.

    The first game B team played was against Holywell A team. 1-0 to us. Next we played Priory B team, winning 1-0 to us again. After we rested we played Westfield A team, losing 0-3. We played against Middlefield, Winhill and Priory A team and somehow drew them all O-O . We'd like to thank Mr Austin for coaching us. By MS

    More photos from the whole day here.

  • Football Tournament Champions! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Wednesday 29th March 2017

    Congratulations to Westfields Girls A football team who won their tournament at St Neots football club today. Also, very well done to the Girls B team who won 2 games, drew 3 and lost 1.

     

     

    Very well done to the boys' "up for the cup" football team who came second in their tournament at the same venue. More photos can be found here.

    The teams will be writing their own blogs soon that will appear on this site soon.

     

     

  • Red Nose Day! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday 24th March

    Well done to the children and staff of Westfield who today appeared in a wide variety of pyjamas to show their support for this year's Red Nose Day. Thank you to parents and carers for helping the school raise a very impressive £355.50!

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  • Goldfield Ensemble Visit (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 24th March

    The children and staff at Westfield enjoyed an afternoon of music and stories yesterday, provided by the visiting Goldfield Ensemble. The group combines string music and narration with shadow play and simple illustrations to tell three amazing (and mostly true) stories about birds.

         

       

  • Tag Rugby County Champions! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 23rd March 2017

                  

    Westfield played in the Tag Rugby county finals at the School Games Spring Festival on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

    Congratulations to Mr Austin and the team who won all 4 of their group games, then went on to win the semi final 35 - 10 and the final 30 - 10!
     

    WE ARE CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONS!

             

          

         

     

  • Lovely weather...for ducks! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 22nd March

  • Gymnastics Competition (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Tuesday 14th March 2017

    On Tuesday the 14th of March Westfield gym team went to Huntingdon gym to take part in a competition including 3 different events: vault, floor management and body management. There were 23 teams in the competition, some competing in the morning and some the day before. We first started with vault. We had 2 practices and 2 for real with scoring. Next we moved on to floor management, 6 of us took part. First we practised as a group and then did the real thing on our own. Finally we went to body management, 6 of us took part in it. We practised then did it in front of the judges. We will get the results soon. Mrs Rendell is very proud of us. We enjoyed the competition and we all did very well. It was really exciting. We hope to come again.

    by Hollie 4FB

  • Frogs! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 10th March

    Our pond area is currently occupied by a large number of frogs! It will be interesting to watch as tadpoles develop throughout this term.

     

     

  • A Team Spring Football Tournament (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 10th March

    Westfield's Football A Team took part in the A Team Spring Tournament yesterday afternoon. They tried hard and all three games they played were close but unfortunately didn't go their way on this occasion.

        

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  • Friday 10th March / football (ARCHEESE101)

    On Thursday 9th March Westfield A-team played in a tournament at home.We started our first match hopelesly against Warboys going 2-0 down. Then Ben Clinton ran past some players and leathered it past the keeper and our spirits were high. Next Warboys hit another in and our spirits were low. After that Josh L scored to make the final result 3-2 to Warboys.Our next game was against Thorndown, we played an intense first half but they managed to put a lucky one past Max resulting in a 1-0 loss. Our third and final game was against Wheatfields . This was the battle for third place but remember they one point ahead of us so we had to win. We started off strong with Charlie scoring to put us ahead. We dominated the rest of the game but they squeezed one in. That meant we came last. We would like to thank Mr.Webb for coaching us and please may the team stand up.

  • Bandana Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 3rd March

    It was wonderful to see so many children at school wearing bandanas today! Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions. As a school, we raised £347.08 for this very worthy cause.

       

       

  • Football Match Report (Hannah)

    On Tuesday the 28th of February, Westfield girls' team played Buckden. We started okay with Jorja scoring a goal in the fist few minutes and kept it up with Millie scoring 2 goals straight after. Jorja then scored 3 more, then Hannah finished the first half off with a goal to make it 6-0. We got the 2nd half underway with Jorja scoring a good goal to make it 7-0. A few minuites later Hannah scored again in the last 10 minutes. But then they got 1 back to make it 8-1. But we finished the match stong with Jorja scoring her 5th of the game so that meant we won 9-1.Thank you Mr Austin for coaching us.

    Hannah & Millie

  • Rugby Coaching (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 23rd February

    Years 4 and 6 were fortunate to have rugby training today with Simon Leader, from the Northampton Saints. The children learned a variety of different skills.

    Below are some photographs of some Year 4 children enjoying their session.

         

       

  • Young Voices Photo Gallery now available (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Wednesday 15th February 2017

    Almost 80 pupils took part in the amazing Young Voices 2017 concert at the Genting Arena on 27th January. All the children that went worked hard and showed amazing enthusiasm for the performances. Children from Westfield that went can now view a gallery of photos of the event by clicking here - note that pupils will need to use their learning platform log in to be able to see the photos, as they are not published publicly. 

     

     

     

  • Year 3 Celtic Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 10th February

    Yesterday the Year 3 classes had a fantastic time at Celt Day. They took part in a range of hands-on activities to learn how the Celts lived, hunted and made their food and clothes. The teachers were very proud that Cathy from Gripping History commented on the fantastic behaviour and attitude of the entire year group. The children's costumes were fantastic; thank you to the adults at home for providing them.

     

     

       

       

      

     

  • football report (ARCHEESE101)

    On Thursday 9th February, Westfield A Team played in the first round of the Dickenson cup against St Helen's Primary School, Bluntisham. We started the game slowly but found our way though with Ben E scoring with a volley from a corner. Then St Helen's came back straight away with a nice finish so it was 1-1. After alot of attempts Ben C got on the score sheet with a banger of a shot. Then Montoya scored from a dodgy angle. After half time Ty'Vihn scored to make it 4-1. Next Ben C scored to make it 5-1. Finally Hannah decided to score so it was 6-1.

  • Safer Internet Day 2017 (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 7th Febraury 2017

    Today was Internet Safety Day. Although every class covers e-safety issues extensively at the beginning of each year, a number of activities are taking place over this week to help us all to stay safe online. Any parents or pupils with concerns about online issues are always welcome to talk to the school. With more and more pupils accessing photo and video sharing apps and sites, it's really important parents understand what their children have access to and what they are publishing. A great place to look for help is the thinkuknow.co.uk website. 

  • Year 5 and under Football (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 7th February

    Congratulations to the Year 5 and under football team who went flying through the first round of the Walters Cup last Thursday, with an amazing result of 7 - 0 against Huntingdon Primary School. Westfield's goal scorers were Reuben, Charlie (2), Bailey (2), Jack and Lenny. Well done to the team and Mr Webb!

  • Friday 3rd February (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday 3rd February

    Congratulations to Gracie who was the winner of design a school safety sign competition. Well done also to the runners up, Bella and Lauren. We have now received the banner, which will be hung up outside the school.

  • Ely county final (ARCHEESE101)

    On Friday 25th of January, Westfield A-team played in a tournament at Ely. Firstly, we played Fordham and won 2-1 with Ben C and Max scoring. Our second game was against Histon and Impington. Sadly we lost 1- 0. Then we played Milton Road and drew 0 - 0. We were then in the semi final, but lost 2- 0 against Houghton. That meant we came 4th. We would like to thank Mr.Webb for coaching us.

  • Football A Team, County Finals (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Monday, 23rd January

    Congratulations to Mr Webb and the member of Westfield's A Team for making it through the group stage, entitling them to take part in the County Finals last Friday, 20th January. The team went through to the semi-final before being knocked out of the competition. We are proud to announce they finished in the top; four teams in the county. Well done to all involved!

  • Year 5 Anglo Saxon Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 11th January

    Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Gripping History earlier this week, to finish off their topic on the Anglo Saxons. The day included looking at artefacts, experimenting with quill pens and designing shields, before finishing with a "battle" on the playground.

       

       

  • Sainsburys' School Games Gold Award (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 5th January

    We are delighted to be the recipients of the Sainsburys' School Games Gold Award for the second year running. This award is given in recognition of time and effort invested in promoting and developing sport within and beyond the curriculum. Congratulations to everyone at Westfield for their part in achieving this honour.

     

         

     

  • Happy Holidays (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 20th December

    Happy holidays from everyone at Westfield!

  • Year 6 Rugby and Netball Tournament (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 20th December

    The children in Year 6 competed in end of unit netball and rugby tournaments on Friday, 16th December. The teams were made up of the members of each house (Beech, Cedar, Elm and Oak) within each class, making 12 teams in all. The finals were held yesterday morning, 19th December. Congratulations to Oak in 6SP who won the rugby and the netball winners, Oak in 6SD.

       

         

       

            

  • Christmas Hampers (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 6th December

    Raffle tickets for the Christmas hampers are now available. The children have done a fantastic job bringing in their class themed items and the hampers are now wrapped and ready to be won! Tickets will be available at the Christmas production, or by using the form sent via the school email. Please return completed slips and payment to the school office. The draw will take place on Friday, 16th December. Good luck to everyone!

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    Cambridge United County Football Tournament (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 1st December

    Well done to Westfield's Year 6 football team who took part in the County Tournament run by Cambridge United. The team went on to win 4 of their 7 matches, and draw a 5th, coming 3rd place overall.

       

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  • B Team Autumn Football Tournament (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday 30th November

    Congratulations to Mr. Webb and Westfield's B team who won the title in the Huntingdonshire District final, held at Westfield yesterday afternoon. They won the trophy after beating Buckden 1 - 0 and Hartford 6 - 4.

     

     

     

     

     

  • JTA Competition (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday 25th November

    Congratulations to the winners of the Junior Travel Ambassador 'Design your own Speed Safety Sign' competition.

       

    The winning entries will be made into banners to be displayed outside the school.

     

  • Parent Survey Results (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 24th November 2016

    Thank you to all parents who completed the online survey at our parents' evenings last month. We're pleased that over 90% of you seem to be happy with school communication, and email is by far the most popular method of communication. Your answers will really help us to improve as a school. You can view the full results here.  We always welcome comments from parents at any time, so please do get in touch if you have any queries.

     

     

     

  • A team win district final! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Monday, 21st November

    Congratulations to Mr. Webb and Westfield's A team footballers who beat Crosshall 1 - 0 on Friday in the final of the Hunts. District Primary Schools Football Association cup. They will now go on to represent Huntingdonshire District in the County Final.

     

     

     

  • Children in Need (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 18th November

    Children and staff at Westfield sported their spots in support of Children in Need today.Thank you for the support of parents and carers, who helped us raise £400 to donate to this worthy cause!!

       

       

         

  • Macbeth Production (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 16th November

    Year 6 were treated to a fascinating production of Macbeth presented by the Young Shakespeare Company. The children all took part in the production, some in roles such as Malcolm, son of King Duncan. The children and the staff enjoyed the morning immensely.

     

       

       

       

       

         

     

     

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    B Team Autumn Football Tournament (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 11th November

    Congratulations to Westfield's Football B Team, who won the group C title in the Autumn Tournament, held at Westfield yesterday. They will now go on to play the winners of groups A and B.

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  • A playground visitor! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 10th November

    This morning we had a visitor to the school field at break time. Photographed by Max S in 5KH, here you can see the heron taking a rest on a nearby rooftop before swooping down to the school field again...

  • Tournament winners! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday 4th November

    Congratulations to Westfield's Football A Team, winners of yesterday's Autumn tournament group A.

    They will now play the winners of group B, date to be confirmed.

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  • Autumn A Team Football Tournament (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 3rd November

    The Autumn A team football, group A, is currently in progress at Westfield. Teams from around the area are taking part in the competition this afternoon. Today's winner will play the winner of group B..

     

     

     

     

     

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    Autumn Fun at Westfield (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 3rd November

    Children at Westfied welcoming autumn and enjoying the fallen leaves on the playground today.

       

     

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  • Tag Rugby Triple Champions! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Thursday 20th October 2016
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    Congratulations to Westfield TAG rugby teams who completed an amazing clean sweep in all tournaments, winning the A, B and C competitions.

    The event, organised by Hunts School Sports Partnership, was held at Huntingdon Stags Rugby Club on Tuesday 18th October.

    All 3 teams won all their matches, with the A team winning a grand final against Priory 35-10. This means they will be playing in the Cambridgeshire County Final later in the year.

    A superb effort by all the players involved, very well done!

    Original photo available here.

  • School Council Elections (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 5th October

    School council elections were held earlier this week.  Each prospective candidate produced and presented a manifesto, after which, all the children cast their votes in the polling station set up in the school hall.

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    Congratulations to the following children who will now form Westfield's school council for the school year 2016 - 2017:
    Honor, William and Harry in Year 3, Lois, Hollie and Julia in Year 4, Cameron, Heath and Eva in Year 5 and Grace, Tomas and Leni in Year 6.

             

             

     

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    Junior Travel Ambassadors get the message across. (Red Jumping Hippo)

    Posted Wednesday 5th October 2016

    Our Junior Travel Ambassadors were out in force this morning reminding drivers passing our school before 9am that they need to slow down. The 20mph speed limit that is in place during school arrival and leaving time is often ignored. We even had an unexpected passing visit from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Harvest Assembly (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 30th September

    Following our harvest assembly, in which each year group participated, we would like to thank everyone who donated food for the St Ives food bank to collect. It was wonderful to see so many people attend the assembly and stay on for the Macmillan coffee morning.

          

  • The International Space Centre (Isabel)

     Posted on Thursday 29th September by IS, 5LB

                                            Year 5 visit to the International Space Centre

    On Wednesday the 28th of September, year 5 went on a school trip to the space centre. When the coach had parked in the car park, we all climbed out and lined up. Miss Bray gave us all a rich tea biscuit and we all stood talking to each other. Then, all the teachers started walking up the hill towards the space centre. On the hill were these astronaut footsteps and we all played a game where you were only allowed to step on the footsteps. If you stepped on the ground then you were out. When we reached the top of the hill, we all put our bags and coats in this big box, it was number 13. When we were all sorted, with our bags in the box, we all walked to the space museum.

    When we all stepped through the door, our attention was caught by a massive space shuttle hanging from the ceiling. It was all made from metal but it was black at the bottom where the fire must have been. We followed Miss Bray into the first section of the space centre. It was all about different planets and the solar system. We all explored the place until Miss Bray called us back. The reason we all heard her was because she was standing under this spinning solar system that made your voice sound louder, I did it and everyone laughed. 

    Next, we went to another part of the space centre which was all about stars and black holes. I crawled through a green tunnel and on the roof of the tunnel there were glow in the dark stars with their names written below that also glowed in the dark. After we had crawled through the tunnel we came out at a place full of alien heads and stuff like that, they were all really freaky! When we got a bit bored of the heads, it was time for the planetarium. We all went in this circular room with a big domed ceiling. It was dark in the room and all around were lights shining onto the walls and roof. We all chatted a bit then the lights that were actually on, went off and the movie started. We were in some kind of body where we looked at how the muscles worked and things like that. We learnt that in space, if you didn't excersise then when you came back to Earth, your body wouldn't survive as things on Earth are very different to things in space.

    After that, we went to this plastic tower with a rocket inside called the rocket tower. We climbed the first layer of steps and got to the first floor. On it were two rockets in a glass container, they were powered by water. You had to press a few buttons on a Pad and the rockets would shoot up into the air. Mia got the highest out of 5LB and we all gave her a high five. After that, Miss Bray called us all to line up so we could go up to the next floor. On the second floor was a tiny rocket full of buttons and switches. Right next to it was a control room where we had to tell the people in the rocket what to do and when to do it. It was very fun. The final floor was a bit boring. All it had was information on the walls about when rockets were launched and space shuttles too.

    Finally, we went to the toilets to wash our hands and get ready for lunch. When lunch came, we all went in this big hall full of lots of different schools. We all sat down at a table and ate lunch. Yum Yum! After that, it was time to get our bags and go back to school. I had a lot of fun at the space centre.

     

  • Visit from Deputy Mayor (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 29th September

    Westfield School was honoured this morning by a visit from the Deputy Mayor of St Ives, Phillip Pope. Mr. Pope came to our assembly to give the children samples of chocolate from St Ives' twin city, Stadtallendorf, in Germany. A representative from each class across the school was chosen to receive the chocolate.

       

       

       

       

     

  • Year 6 Viking Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 20th September

    On Friday, 9th September, Year 6 enjoyed a visit from Gripping History, who lead them in a day experiencing Viking life, culminating in a battle on the back playground.

       

     

     

         

             

                             

  • Blogging safely (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Monday 19th September by EA, 6SD

    This afternoon, as part of our e-safety work we have been writing a blog post that is safe to publish. We can use our learning platform accounts to write a blog post that we can keep private so only our class can see, or we can publish it to the school website for the whole world to see.

    This blog post that I am writing now can be seen by anyone so I cannot include private, personal information such as my full name, where I live or details like my birthday.

    I am allowed to say things like I am really enjoying Year 6 and the first two weeks have been great. Miss Dew is a really great teacher, Viking Day was fun and I'm looking forward to starting Bikeability soon.

  • Year 6 Learning Partners in action... (Mr Wilkinson)

  • Westfield's Got Talent! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 21st July

    Last Friday, some of our Year 6 children provided the school with an afternoon of amazing entertainment. We were treated to dancing, singing, comedy and magic acts. Even one of our illustrious judges joined in!

    Following the performances, each child was given a voting slip. Every act received a large number of votes but the overall favourite, by quite a large margin, was Ellie. Ellie's combination of graceful dance and gymnastic moves astounded the audience. Westfield definitely has talent!

     

                           

                  

                    

                        

                     

                      

     

     

  • Sports Day 2016 (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 19th July

    We had a bright, warm (but not too warm) day for our sports day this year. The children are all to be commended for their amazing efforts and good sportsmanship. The winning house this year was Cedar. Well done to all involved and thank you to the WSA for making refreshments available and to the governors for judging.

         

         

                  

         

            

     

     

     

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    Alice in Wonderland (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 15th July

    Parents and children alike were treated to a wonderful rendition of Alice in Wonderland this week, performed by years 3 and 4. Thank you to the great effort on the part of many staff members, as well as parents who helped supply costumes and especially to the children themselves!

          

       

         

      

     

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  • Eid tea (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Wednesday 13th July

    An enjoyable time was had by everyone who came to our Eid tea after school on Friday, which was overflowing with delicious food and some of us enjoyed some beautiful henna painting. Thank you to all those who helped to organise this enjoyable afternoon.

     

  • Carnival Float (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Saturday 9th July 2016

    A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Westfield float for the St Ives Carnival today. Despite a heavy downpour just before the procession set off from the town centre to Hill Rise Park, spirits weren't dampened on the float and it was full of lots of smiling faces. The float was awarded first place! Thank you also to everyone who braved the weather to come and see the float as it went through the town. Particular thanks to Mrs Weaver for organising this to enable Westfield to be part of the Carnival this year.

     

     

     

  • Street Dance event (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 6th July

    Andy Instone, of Urban Strides, visited school on Friday to hold street dance workshops with the children in years 3 - 5. The children were enthralled and excited by what Andy demonstrated and then taught the children to do. Andy has travelled the world to master street dance and has worked with the likes of Rita Ora, Dizzy Rascal, Little Mix and James Corden. It was an amazing day for children and staff alike!

                                    

                                    

                                  

                                          

  • Fencing in 5CD (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 5th July 2016

    Some photos of 5CD enjoying a bit of fencing this morning!

  • Rainforest Animal Visit (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 24th June

    On Thursday 23rd June, Year 5 had the chance to get up close with animals from the Rainforest. This was part of their topic on South America and the Rainforest. Here are some pictures of them with the animals.

         

         

            

         

         

         

     

     

  • Luke Temple book signing (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted, Friday 24th June

    Following his mesmerising talk on Tuesday, the children were able to purchase Luke's books and have them signed on Wednesday afternoon. Some children will have a lot of exciting reading to anticipate. The books will also soon be available to borrow from the school library.

          

           

                                     

     

  • Author Visit by Luke Temple (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 21st June

    Today, the children and staff at Westfield were treated to a visit by Luke Temple, author of the Felix Dashwood series of books, Felix Dashwood and the Traitor's Treasure, Felix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion and Felix Dashwood and the Traitor's Revenge, as well as Ghost Post and Doorway to Danger. With the help of some eager volunteers from the audience, Luke brought his books to life and left the children enthralled and eager to read on.

                        

    The books will be available at school tomorrow, 22nd June and can be personalised by the author. More information can be obtained on the order form the children have been sent home with today.

                                    

                                   

                        

  • Raptor Foundation visit (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 14th June

    The Year 6 children participating in Activity week enjoyed a visit from the Raptor Foundation yesterday. They were able to interact with a variety of owls as well as an eagle. They also dissected owl pellets and learned about the uniqueness of these amazing birds. The highlight of the morning was the flying demonstration, during which, the children were able to hold and feed some of the owls. Thank you to the Raptor Centre for making this wonderful experience possible!

                             

                             

                                                        

                                                               

     

     

     

  • House Matches (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Wednesday 25th May 2016
    On Wednesday 25th May, we held our inter-house matches. Football, netball and hockey teams made up of year 5 and 6 pupils from each house competed in a closely fought contest.
    The final results were
    NETBALL 1st Oak (9 points), Joint 2nd Cedar/Beech (6 points), 4th Elm (3 points)
    FOOTBALL 1st Elm (9 points), 2nd Cedar (7 points), 3rd Oak (5 points), 4th Beech (3 points)
    HOCKEY 1st Cedar (8 points), 2nd Elm (8 points), 3rd Beech (5 points), 4th Oak (3 points)
    OVERALL  1st Cedar (21 points) 2nd Elm (20 points) 3rd Oak (17 points) 4th Beech (14 points)

    Year 3 pupils took the opportunity to practise their digital photography skills. A small selection of the 3,800 photos taken of the afternoon's sporting action can be seen here.

  • Tennis tournament at Huntingdon Tennis Club (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Tuesday 24th May
    On Tuesday 24th May Westfield A and B team played in a tennis tournament at Huntingdon tennis club against 7 other schools around the Huntingdon area. A team boys played priory parkside.

    Archie won 17 to 12 and Harry won by 20 to 9.A team played outside and B team played in the bubble.girls a team played against priory parkside Emily won a fantastic 14-9 but sadly lily lost 21-7.Next we played little Paxton unfortunately girls a team lost against little Paxton and the a team boys played them as well Harry lost and Archie won. Then we played Houghton and Harry lost.girls a team lost against Houghton. b team played in the dome

     

    On the 24th of May, Westfield B team played in a tennis tornament.

    In the first match Jorja won nine one and Isabel won seven six. Max T won six four and Max S ten eight. We all won a game and same in the second but sadly our luck fell when we started losing a few matches. All scores came very close and we were very lucky to gat as far as we did. At the end the coaches told us to have some fun games with the people in our school and Isabel beat Max T by five. We got 3rd by quite a long way.We would like to thank all the year four teachers.

    Luckily we came 3rd in the playoffs please could we thank Mrs Rendal for taking us.

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    Amazing Sports Science Roadshow (rebecca)

    On Thursday18th May 12 children from year six helped to lead the amazing sports science road show. Miss Pope tought the 12 Year six pupils to use the equipment. Shortly after the first class arrived and divided themselves into five groups then we lead them around the five sections.

    The five sporty and fun activities we had were the Funky Moves, Batak, Speed Stacks, speed throw and crazy catch. All the sport leaders made it fun and interesting for year 3 and year 4. Also some of the leaders stayed behind after school to do it for Year 5, Year 6 and the parents. Everyone enjoyed it very much.

    Written by RM and DM, Year 6. Photos by Year 6.

                                                 

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  • Walter's Cup Semi-Final (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Sunday 22nd May

    We're finalists!

    Well done to the Year 5 and under football team who won their semi-final game against Brampton 4-2. They are now through to the final of the Walter's Cup which will be played in the next few weeks.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • One World Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 20th May

    The children and staff at Westfield are enjoying an International Day today, celebrating cultural diversity. The children are travelling round different "countries" throughout the day, taking along a special passport. In each location, the children will learn facts about the country and enjoy some fun activities.

     

      

        

            

       

          

  • Raining blossoms (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 17th May

    Along with all the other crazy weather we've been having, it was raining blossoms at Westfield last week. The children enjoyed this unusual sort of shower, as can be seen below.

       

     

  • Thursday 5th May (Mr Pepper)

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  • Year 6 (Mr Pepper)

    Year 6 are not just revising for our tests......we have been doing sculptures, science fieldwork and PSHE!

  • Thursday 5th (Mr Pepper)

  • A team football success (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 5th May

    Westfield A team played at Abbey Stadium in Cambridge on Tuesday 3rd May in a tournament of 38 teams from all over Cambridgeshire. Westfield's A team made it all the way to the final, which we lost 1-0. Very well done to the whole team.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • We're getting ready for SATs (Mr Wilkinson)

    Year 6 have a big week coming up.

  • The safe releasing of our ducklings to Holt Island (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 3rd May 
    We are pleased to announce that the mother duck and her fourteen ducklings that hatched recently in our courtyard area were safely released at Holt Island this morning.

  • Duck update (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 3rd May

    A brood of 14 ducklings were waiting for us on our return to school today, after the bank holiday weekend. Mum and babies have been relocated to Holt Island.

                

     

  • Netball B team tournament report (by AW, 6SD) (Annie)

    Posted Wednesday 27th April
    On Tuesday the 26th of April 2016 Westfield Junior School Netball Tournament B team played in the Huntingdonshire netball tournament.

    The first match was against Buckden B and it was 2-0 to us. Honey scoring both goals
    The second match was against Ramsey Junior and it was 3-0 to us. Lilia scoring the first and third goal and the second was by me

    The third match was against Houghton and it was 2-0 to us. Ryan scoring one and Aliesha the other

    That means that we're were in the final and it was against Buckden, they were a very strong team and it was 2-0 to them.

    We tried very hard. Even though we didn't win we are still very proud of ourselves.

    Over all we came 2nd and very close to coming 1st

     

  • Year 3 Scoot-smart (Mrs Pollard)

     Posted Wednesday, 27th April

    Year 3 had a successful Scoot-smart day, during which they learned how to use their scooters safely on the road.  The children all enjoyed their day and have been given a pack of related items to take home.

                                        

     

                                           

  • Our resident duck returns! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday, 27th April

    Watch this space for updates.

  • Hail stopped play! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 26th April

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    Egyptian Day - Year 4 (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Monday, 18th April

    Year 4 children and staff enjoyed a trip back in time today, to experience life in Ancient Egypt. The children spent the morning at a variety of craft activities, creating such things as miniature canopic jars, wax cones and amulets, as well as trying their hand at hieroglyphics, bread and candle making.  In the afternoon, they took part in a River Nile festival, which included a variety of entertainment as well as some food and drink. The day was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all! A very special thank you to the parent volunteers; we couldn't have done it without you!

     

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  • West Stow Anglo-Saxon Trip (Miss Bray)

    Posted Thursday 24th March

    Year 5 had a fantastic day at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village on Tuesday this week. The children visited the museum, learned about lots of different Anglo-Saxon artefacts and were able to use a lyre to create some music. They were also able to dress in Anglo-Saxon clothes and visit some houses in a replica Anglo-Saxon Village, which were set out as they would have been in Anglo Saxon times. This helped the children to bring to life the work we have been doing in school. As they explored, they became 'investigative archaeologists' as they used their observations to answer questions about the different houses and what objects in them would have been used for. The children were a credit to Westfield School and the teachers were really proud of their behaviour, enthusiasm and knowledge. More photos here.

                                    

  • A chance to act, sing, dance and make some cats! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 24th March 2016

    The St Ives Town Team are holding auditions for actors, singers and dancers for a performance of The Merrie Wives of St Ives during the Easter holidays.

    They are also need help making 2,401 cats and kittens! These can be knitted, sewed or carved. They can be made out of things like old clothes, toilet rolls or yoghurt pots. Patterns are available if you wish. See more information on this by clicking here.

    For further information you can visit the website www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk, email townteam@theoldriverportstives.co.uk or telephone 07900 112635

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sports Relief (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Monday 21st March

    On Friday, 18th March, the children and staff of Westfield dressed up as their favourite sportsman or woman and walked the height of Everest. This entailed 11 laps all the way around the school grounds...not as easy as it might sound! Donations were brought in for the privilege of dressing up and the children also asked for sponsors for this event.  So far, the amount raised is in excess of £900, with more sponsorship money still to be collected! Watch this space for a final total.

    Thank you to the children, parents and friends who have supported this worthy cause!

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    Visit from the Grand Union Orchestra (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Monday 14th March

    The children of Westfield were treated today to a performance by the Grand Union Orchestra. The ensemble, which includes members from China and South America, played a variety of music from around the world. Some of the pieces were interactive and the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part!

     

                                  

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  • Girls' football teams play excellently (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 8th March 2016
    Congratulations to the girls' football teams who both performed admirably at the tournament at Abbey Collage, Ramsey on Wednesday 2nd March. The A team finished as tournament winners, retaining the trophy for another year. Excellent play by you all.
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  • World Book Day (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Monday 7th March 2016
    Our teachers all shared an extract from a favourite children's book with the whole school on World Book Day last Thursday, and everyone got to choose their favourite to go and listen to a bit more. Mr Pepper has put together this short video as a memory of our day.

  • Year 3 Celtic Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 23rd February

    On Thursday, 11th February, the Year 3 children and staff enjoyed a  Celtic Day, in which they dressed up and engaged in a variety of activities throughout the day. More photos available here.

  • Our new library takes off! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Wednesday 3rd February 2016

    This term there is a real buzz about reading in school. The redeveloped library is being used almost constantly by the children and many children are excited about being able to complete their next reading quiz on Accelerated Reader. Thank you to the parents who came to last night's reading meeting. The leaflet that was given out will be sent out to all parents today and you can also view it here. In order to develop reading, it is crucial that children read at home as well as at school. If you have any questions about reading please contact your child's class teacher.

     

     

  • Joining live with Tim Peake at the International Space Station (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 2nd February 2016

    Class 4CW were able to join with astronaut Tim Peake, live from the International Space Station to watch him answer a selection of questions from primary school children across the country. Whilst all posting our own space questions on our class discussion forum, we watched Tim eat a bubble, play table tennis using water as a ball and describe the view out the window. You can see some highlights from the live Cosmic Classroom on the CBBC Newsround website.
     

     

     

     

  • Year 5 Anglo-Saxon Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Wednesday 20th January

    On Tuesday 12th January, Year 5 took part in an Anglo -Saxon Day. First, we found out about who the Anglo-Saxons were and where they came from and then we found out about the different kingdoms. We learned about Anglo-Saxon textiles and looked at how they made their clothes and we played a board game called 'Nine Men's Morris' which made us think tactically to try to beat our partner. Also, we became archaeologists and looked at different objects and tried to guess what they were used for in Anglo-Saxon times. Finally, we learned about Anglo-Saxon weapons and we practised some fighting techniques. It was a really fun and informative day and the children all looked great in their costumes. Thank you to all parents who helped to provide costumes for the day. More photos can be found here (and there are a few more coming soon).

  • Sainsbury's Gold Mark for School Sport (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 12.1.16

    Westfield Junior School were awarded the Sainsbury's Gold Mark for school sport which was presented today at a special assembly at school. This is the top accolade that is given nationally for commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in the 2014 - 2015 academic year. It is a recognition of the wide variety of club sports and competitions in which Westfield children are involved.

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    Christmas Hamper Raffle (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Monday 14th December 2015

    Have you bought any tickets for any of our 12 amazing Christmas Hampers in this year's WSA Hamper Raffle. Each class has collected gifts along a particular theme, and you can buy a ticket for one, more or even all of the hampers. Your last chance to enter is afer school on Thursday 17th December so don't miss out. It's £1 per ticket of £10 for all 12 draws. You can view photos of all the hampers here.

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  • Roger Ravensbeard (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday 10th December

           

    Parents and pupils alike enjoyed the upper school production of Roger Ravensbeard this week.

    Congratulations to all who took part on a wonderful performance.

    More photos can be seen here.

     

  • Football tournament news (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Sunday 29th November 2015
    Congratulations to the Westfield A team, who finished 3rd overall in the Huntingdonshire District Large Schools A-team tournament on Thursday 26th November. Well done to all the team. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Children in Need (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 19th November

    Thank you to all the children and parents at Westfield for your support of this year's Children in Need day, last Friday.

    The total amount raised at school was £242.27!

             

  • Tag Rugby photo update! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Monday 2nd November 2015

    Do you remember the tag rugby tournament before half term?

    We've got a few more photos of the action from the Westfield teams to share. Visit our gallery page here to see them.

     

     

     

  • Thank you to all parents! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Friday 23rd October 2015
    It was great to see so many parents at parents' evening this week. Thank you to everyone who purchased books at the book fair which took £1365 and raised an amazing £819 in commission in books for the school. Thanks also to everyone who has completed their parent questionnaires. It is not too late if you have not already done it, just login through the school website.

     

     

     

  • Year 4 Colchester Castle Visit (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 22nd October

    Year 4 enjoyed a trip back in time this week as part of their topic on the Romans. There were several activities to try, as well as a visit to the cellar beneath the castle where they learned about life as a Roman or a Celt through a story-telling session.

                  

      

     

  • Signed Rugby World Cup Ball (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Wednesday 21st October 2015

    Raffle tickets will be on sale at parents' evenings and during school the week after half term. It is just 50p per ticket. The draw will be made on Friday 6th November.

  • Tag Rugby Tournament (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Wednesday 21st October

    Very well done to all three teams who took part in the Tag Rugby tournament on Tuesday 20th October at Huntingdon Rugby Club.
    The A team came third having convincingly won their group. The B team came fourth and the C team won their group and returned with a trophy!

     

     


     

  • Artwork at the hospital (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 20th October
    We're pleased that some artwork by Westfield pupils has been chosen to be displayed on the walls of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, to help brighten up their corridors. Here's a look at what the ill folk of Huntingdonshire can now see to brighten up their time in hospital. Apologies for the reflections in the photographs - this artwork is all beautifully mounted and behind glass so is best seen in person.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2015 - 2016 School Council (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday 9th October

    Elections were held this week for this year's school council.

    Congratulations to Amelie, Ben R., Ben S., Edward, Hannah, Imerah, Jorja, Nathan, Noah, Scarlett, Will and William.

  • Parent Governor Elections (Mr Wilkinson)

    Parents have the chance to vote for a new parent governor to be elected to the school governing body. Two parents have put themselves forward for election. Read full details and print off the ballot form here if you haven't already done so. Please take care to read the instuctions for voting, especially the double envelope system required for all ballot papers. Ballot papers MUST be received into the school office by noon on Friday 9th October.

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    Harvest Assembly and Macmillan Coffee Morning (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted on Friday, 25th September.

    A huge thank you to all children and parents who donated goods for our Harvest Assembly and cakes for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. All the goods collected (as seen below) will be given to the St Ives Food Bank for distribution. 

     

                             

    With your help, Westfield raised £184.70 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you!

     

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  • Could you be a parent governor? (westfield Admin)

    The school currently has a vacancy for a parent governor. Governors are responsible for strategic planning and finance. They help to appoint our staff and to build good relationships between the school, parents and our local community. Our parent governors are very valuable members of the governing body and we rely on them to help us to keep in touch with what parents are thinking. Could this be you?

    The deadline for applications is this Friday, 25th September. If any parents are interested please read this information carefully and then complete this application form and return it to the school office.

  • Harvest Assembly and Macmillan Coffee Morning (Mr Wilkinson)

    On Friday 25th September, we will be holding our Harvest Festival Assembly at 9:30am, followed by our Macmillan Coffee Morning. All parents and carers are welcome to attend
    Children are asked to bring in a small donation of food in the morning to be presented during the assembly and donated to the St Ives Foodbank.
    Donations of cakes to sell at the coffee morning will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your generous support. 

     

    The food bank have been in touch to say that items they are especially short of include packet soups,tinned sweet corn, tinned meat pies, long life semi-skimmed milk, pasta sauce, small (500g) bags of sugar, tinned custard, savoury biscuits and sweet biscuits

  • House Captain Elections (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday, 15th September

    Elections for the School House Captains for the year 2015 - 2016 were held today.

    Congratulations to the following successful candidates:

    Beech Captains - Ellie and Andrew    Cedar Captains - Honey and Daniel     Elm  Captains - Joely and Toby    Oak Captains - Martha and Harry

    Vice Captains - Annie and Luke        Vice Captains - Jess and Luis              Vice Captains - Ruby and Ross     Vice Captains - Mehak and Ryan

           

          

           

           

  • New Payments and Communication system for September 2015 (Mr Wilkinson)

    Eastfield and Westfield are changing our online payments provider. We will be using Schoolcomms, the company which both schools are already using to send letters and texts to you. We hope this will make it easier for you to make payments to us, as well as helping administration in the school offices. Setting up the account is straightforward - there are no codes required. The system checks that the contact details you enter match the current details held by the school. The system is called School Gateway – and it’s available for you to use now. You can already use it to receive messages from the school, monitor your child's attendance and notify us of changes to your contact details. For further information see this letter sent out at the end of last term.

     

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    Time Capsule (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Thursday 23rd July 2015
    On our very last day of the school year during our 50th year we buried a time capsule on the school grounds. Made up of various artifacts to remember the school in 2014/15, it was buried in the school grounds by Year 6 pupils Harry, Anna and Jack. Professionally designed and generously donated by Wildgoose Construction, the capsule should survive in the ground until it is opened on our school centenary on 11th December 2064.
    Put the date in your diary!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Sports Day 2015 (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Tuesday 21st July

    It was third time lucky as we were finally able to go ahead with our Sports Day today. Congratulations to Beech and Elm who were the joint winners this year. More photos can be found here.

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    Dickinson Cup winners (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 16th July
    Congratulations to our footballers who played a close match against Priory Park in the final of the Dickinson Cup on Wednesday 15th July. After extra time, Westfield stormed to victory with a 3-1 win.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    More 50th celebrations (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 1 July

    Westfield School is not the only one to be celebrating a 50th birthday this year. Happy 50th birthday to our deputy head, Mr. Austin.

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  • Westfield 50th anniversary fete (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted  on 19th June

    Staff and students alike dressed in 60's clothes to continue the school's 50th birthday celebrations. Festivities will continue at the summer fete this afternoon.

                                   

    More photos of the day can be seen here.

  • Jungle Book Production (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 18th June

    The children at Westfield were treated to a seamless, musical rendition of The Jungle Book today, performed by M and M productions. Enjoyed by all!

            

  • Recycling our learning resources (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Wednesday 17th June 2015
    In a recent clear out of teaching resources, we donated a range of books that we no longer use here at Westfield to The Lisa Kent Memorial School in Busumbala, Gambia. They've sent us some photographs of their new books which are already being put to good use.

     

     

     

  • Eid afternoon (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 16th June 2015

    This afternoon, the whole school have been learning about Eid and have enjoyed making Eid cards, drawing Mendhi patterns and designing Islamic prayer mats amongst many other activities. Following this, we had an Eid celebration afternoon on the playground after school. There was lots of  delicious food available, as well as a stall where children could have a Mendhi pattern painted on their hands. This was so popular that it will be on offer again at the school fete, this Friday, 19th June.

                                  

     

     

  • Visit from England Cricketer, Lydia Greenway (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted on 2nd June

    The children at Westfield had a special visitor today; England women's international cricketer, Lydia Greenway explained the basics of cricket in a whole school assembly. She then went on to complete a coaching session with the Year 6 Girls' Cricket Club. Further photos in our gallery.

     

  • Year 4 Egyptian Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 19 May 2015

    Year 4 enjoyed going back in time today for an Egyptian Day, consisting of a variety of craft activities, entertainment and a feast!

    Additional photos can be seen in the gallery here.

  • Thank you (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Monday 18th May 2015
    Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for our Headteacher, Mrs Roberts, in her moon walk for the cancer charity WalktheWalk. Mrs Roberts completed the 26.2 mile walk in 7 hours and 20 minutes (which is an average speed of 5.75km per hour if you were wondering). Here's a photo to prove Mrs Roberts made it to the 26th mile of the route! There is still time to make a donation if you wish on the website here. Thank you again for all your support.

     

     

     

  • Ducks at Westfield (Mrs Pollard)

          Posted 7 May 2015

    Westfield was again home to a brood of ducks. Each year the same mother duck chooses to lay her eggs in the school courtyard. Here are our special visitors, prior to their relocation to Holt Island.

     

           

     

     

     

     

     

  • Is it snowing today? (Mr Wilkinson)

    You might think it was snowing today at Westfield! The windy weather has been blowing around the beautiful blossom from our trees in the front playground. Have a look....

  • Year 5 Maths Team win their heat! (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 1st May 2015

    Congratulations to our Year 5 Maths Team who won their heat at Thorndown School yesterday. They will now be taking part in the County Final.

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  • Mrs Roberts and Mrs Maynard are moonwalking! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Mrs Maynard and Mrs Roberts are taking part in the Moon Walk in London on 16th May in aid of the Walk the Walk charity raising money to support those affected by breast cancer and breast cancer research . They are walking a marathon distance, 26.2 miles, through London at night starting at 10pm and aiming to finish at around 5:30am. They have been training hard and are determined to complete the challenge. If you would like to support them see here for Mrs Maynard and here for Mrs Roberts.

  • Cross Country tournament success! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Monday 27th April 2015
    Westfield had 5 teams running in the Cambridgeshire Primary Schools' Cross Country tournament at Priory Park, St Neots, last week. All five teams successfully finished, and our boy's A team finished an amazing 6th out of 128. You  can see more photos of our teams preparing for their run and in action duing the tournament in our gallery.

     

  • Football champions (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 21st April
    Westfield A team footballers stormed to victory in a stunning 7-1 win against Crosshall Junior School in the Huntingdonshire Large Schools final on Thursday 17th April. See more action photos from our star players in our gallery here. Congratulations to everyone in the team for their part in such an amazing result.

     

     

  • Year 6 getting adventurous outdoors (Mr Wilkinson)

    Our Year 6 pupils have been making the most of the recent fantastic weather at the beginning of their outdoor and adventurous unit of work, displaying some great team building skills to navigate through some tricky spider webs! See more photos on the gallery page here.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Easter Egg Competition (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted on 27 March 2015                                                                                               

    Congratulations to Emily, Zonaira, Abigail and Eloise, this year's Easter Egg decorating competition winners! Many wonderful and creative entries were received, making the judging very difficult.

    Photos of the winners and their entries can be seen here.

     

    Happy Easter from the staff at Westfield!

     

     

     

     

  • Year 3 Celtic Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted on 26th March 2015

     

    Year 3 have concluded their Celtic topic with a fun day of dressing up and lots of activities.

    More photos can be seen here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Partial Solar Eclipse (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Friday 20th March 2015

    On Friday 20th March we were hoping to register outside to make the most of the solar partial eclipse - and parents would have been joining us too. 

    Unfortunately we were unable to use our pinhole cameras to view the eclipse due to the cloud so we watched the live feed inside. Most of the children went outside for a few minutes to see how dark it had become. While we were out the eclipse was briefly visible through the layers of cloud. The highlight was watching the total eclipse on the live feed in the dark hall - very exciting!

    This is the brief view of the eclipse that could be seen in St Ives during a break in the clouds, close to the darkest moment at 9.34am.

     

  • WE ARE CHAMPIONS! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Thursday 19th March

    ***CONGRATULATIONS***
    to our Tag Rugby A team who are
    COUNTY CHAMPIONS
    following success in today's final!


    The team in action during the final

     

  • A day we didn't quite expect (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Thursday 19th March 2015

    Wednesday 18th March 2015 will definitely be remembered by most of our pupils - for being a very unexpected and surprising day off school. There was no electicity at school in the morning, and rather than just being a simple power cut that could be fixed easily, it was necessary for engineers to dig up part of the front field to replace part our our electricity supply pipe. This was not going to be an easy job and could not be completed until the afternoon. Therefore, once the nature of the problem was identified by the engineers it was unfortunately necessary for Mrs Roberts to follow advice from the County and close the school. The school was cold and dark with no heating, no working telephones and no means for the kitchen to provide our school dinners so it would not have been safe to remain open. More photos here

  • School Photo Reminder (Website)

    School photo requests must be in by the morning of Thursday 26th March. Any which are sent to school after this time will be returned home. Parents will then need to contact Tempest, the photographers, and may be requested to pay a late charge fee. 

  • A partial eclipse of the sun! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Monday 16th March 2015

    This Friday (20th March) will see a partial solar eclipse over the British Isles. This will be the first Solar Eclipse over the UK since 1999. Over St Ives about 85% of the sun will be covered by the moon at about 9:30am. This is a rare event and one that it will be great to experience. However, because of the health and safety issues associated with the looking directly at the sun we need to prepare for this spectacular event carefully. More information can be found in the letter coming home this week. Watch this 60 second video-graphic to see what we are hoping to expect in St Ives. 

     

  • Red Nose Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Friday 13th March

    Lots of amazing wacky outfits have appeared here today. Together we raised £361.40! Thank you to everyone who took part for their support.

    Additional photos will be posted to the gallery next week.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Bandana Day at Westfield (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted on Friday 6th March 2015
    Thank you to everyone who supported our Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day today. We have raised £389.08 for The Brain Tumour Charity. Well done Westfield!

    More photos can be seen here

  • Parents' Evening Appointments go online (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Thusday 26th February 2015
    Our next parents' evenings will be on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th March 2015. For the first time we will be trying out an online booking system for appointments, which will open at 6pm on Monday 2nd March. You can find it from the News and Events tab on the school website. There's even a short video showing you how to book. The booking website should be fully smartphone and tablet compliant for maximum convenience.

     

     

  • Year 4 Roman Banquet (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted on Friday, 13th February 2015

    Year 4 enjoyed a Roman Banquet with delicacies to sample and entertainment provided by some of the children.

    More photos can be seen in the gallery by clicking here.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Half Term Reminder (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Friday 13th February 2015
    We hope everyone has a great half term break, and would like to remind parents of pupils in Year 5 or Year 6 that final payments for Chasewater or Scarborough residential trips will need to be paid by the end of February - which is the end of the first week back after half term.

     

     

     

     

  • Year 4 Tag Rugby Tournament (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Tuesday 10th February 2015
    Congratulations to everyone in Year 4 for taking part in the inter-class house tag rugby tournment this week. A hard fought battle was played by all teams and 4HW's Cedar team and 4DC's Oak team tied for winning place. Catch more photos of the action in our gallery page here .

     

     

     

  • Thank you for supporting our WSA Hamper Raffle! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Thank you for the amazing support for the WSA Hamper Raffle. We have raised an amazing amount of £671.43. Thank you to everyone who bought an entry. We hope all the prize winners enjoy their hampers. The school would also like to thank all the wonderful WSA volunteers for helping to organise this event, prepare the hampers and sell tickets - and to everyone who brought in a contribution for their class hamper. Here's a photo of just one of the lucky winners.

     

     

     

  • Work on show (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
    Four samples of work, one from each year group, have been chosen to appear on our website. You can have a look to see which work was chosen by visiting our website gallery page here.

     

     

     

  • WSA Christmas Hamper Raffles (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Wednesday 3rd December 2014
    Each class have contributed to a fantastic hamper and all 11 are now ready to be won. Buy your tickets to be in with a chance of winning one of the wonderful hampers. You can see a photo of each of the hampers from all 11 classes here. Entries are just 50p per hamper, or for £5 you can enter all 11 raffles. Entries will be available from Monday 8th December, the draw is on Wednesday 17th December.

  • A team TAG Rugby success! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted Wednesday 19th November 2014
    Many congratulations to the “A” TAG rugby team who won the Huntingdon District Tournament on Tuesday 18th November and now progress to the Cambridgeshire Finals. Well done to all team members Macy, Sasha, Esme, Daisy, Angel, Oliver, Kellan, Fayed, Edward, Jack and George.
    See more photos in the gallery

     

  • Children In Need Rainbow Day - thank you! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Friday 14th November 2014
    Today, the school council's Children In Need rainbow day raised £376. Thank you to everyone who took part and came to school dressed in as as many colours as they could!

  • Changes to education for children with special needs and disabilities (Mr Wilkinson)

    Significant changes to the education of children with special needs and disabilities (now referred to as SEND) came into effect this September. These changes represent some of the biggest changes in over 20 years of education. Cambridgeshire County Council's Parent Partnership Service are running some information sessions explaining these changes in detail. These take place in various locations on Thursday 6th November (9.30am-12noon) Tuesday 11th November (6:45pm-9pm), Friday 14th November (9.30am-12noon) and Wednesday 19th November (6.45pm-9pm).  Further information is available from the school office or contact Bob Wilson at Cambridgeshire County Council on 01223 699211 or email robert.wilson@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. Places are limited but should be booked by Wednesday 5th November.

  • Westfield A team champions! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Congratulations to Westfield A team footballers for winning the Hunts League School tournament.

  • Guides for Parents from NSPCC (Mr Wilkinson)

    This week, the NSPCC held a special assembly for all pupils about the work of the charity and this included some important messages about keeping safe. You can read more in the letter that came home to parents on Tuesday 23rd September, which can be found here.
    There's more downloadable information for parents on a whole range of topics available from the Guides for Parents page on their website.

     

     

     

  • Please remember to check your child. (Mr Wilkinson)

    Just a quick reminder to all parents and carers to regularly check their child's hair for head lice.  Head lice are a normal part of life and nothing to be embarrassed, panicked or ashamed about. Having head lice has nothing to do with personal hygiene whatsoever. There's further information about what to look for and how to treat it the leaflet Once a Week Take a Peek available on our website here or you can visit the NHS website for some very helpful and useful impartial information.

     

     

     

  • Lunchbox reminder - Wednesday 17th September (Website)

    Please can you make sure that you label your child's packed lunch box if he/she brings one to school.

    Please can you also make sure that your child's water bottle is labelled.

     

  • Welcome back to a new school year.. (Mr Wilkinson)

    We would like to welcome you all back for the start of the new term on Thursday 4th September. We are looking forward to an exciting term and would like to remind you of a number of things:-

    All the children are expected to wear black footwear to school (for those joining us from Eastfield, separate indoor shoes are not required).

    The school day will now finish at 3:20pm.

    All school dinners must be paid for in advance. For those children in Year 3 or new to the school, who do not have Westfield ParentPay accounts, we will accept cash in the short term until ParentPay accounts are set up.

     

  • Sports Day 2014 (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Friday 18th July
    Well done to all our competitors in our successful Sports Day on Tuesday. Some competitive racing throughout the morning eventually led to Beech becoming the overall winners.

    Thank you to the great support from many parents, too, helping to cheer on all the competitors. 

    You can find lots of photographs from the day in our gallery here.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sports Day Programme of Events (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on Monday 14th July 2014
    It's our sports day tomorrow! Don't forget to come dressed ready to compete in house colours.

    Many points have already been awarded through the house cup, house matches and long distance events. These will contribute towards starting totals for each house tomorrow.

    The order of events and details of points already awarded can be found can be found here.

  • The Jungle Book (Mr Wilkinson)

    Our Year 3 and 4 pupils took part in a fabulous performance of The Jungle Book on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th July this week. A huge thank you to everyone involved and the enthusiastic and supportive audience.

    There are some photos of the performance in action in our gallery.  

     

     

  • House Matches (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted 25th June 2014
    Our Upper School pupils took part in our House matches this morning. All houses competed fiercely in tournaments of hockey, football and netball.

    In Hockey, Beech were the victors with Cedar a close second. Oak finished 3rd with Elm in 4th place.
    In Netball, Elm came first, with Beech and Cedar in joint second place and Oak a close third.
    Beech also topped the Football tournament, with Cedar coming in second. Oak and Elm shared a joint third place.

    Overall, Oak gained 13 points, Elm 17 points, Cedar 20 points and Beech 22 points, making them the overall tournament winners. All these points will be added to house totals on Sports Day.

    More photos of today's sporting action can be found here.

  • Ducks at Westfield (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 24th June 2014
    Westfield provided a temporary home to some very young pupils recently! These ducks were residing in our courtyard until being carefully relocated to the river.

     

     

  • A fantastic Summer Fayre (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted on 23rd June 2014
    Thank you to everyone who came to support the WSA Summer Fayre on Friday 20th June. With fantastic weather, some great sporting action from our class teams and a few people willing to get drenched in the stocks, we raised just over £1,900. A tremendous thank you to the WSA and all those involved in helping with a stall or event. A huge effort went in to creating a great event that was throroughly enjoyed by all.

     

     

  • More Cup Success! (westfield Admin)

    Posted 19th June 2014

    Congratulations to the Year 5 and under football team on winning the Millenium Shield with a stunning 12-3 victory over Buckden.

     

     

     

     

  • Cup success (westfield Admin)

    Posted 16th June 2014
    Our footballers have been triumphant in the final of the Dickenson Cup against Crosshall Juniors. 

    More photos of our victorous winners can be seen here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Maths information pack for parents (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted 15th May 2014
    Following the Maths Information Evening for parents on Tuesday 13th May, the information pack full of helpful advice and information about teaching methods can now be downloaded from our website.

    To download the pack, simply click here.
     

  • Year 3 Visit to Flag Fen (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted 14th May 2014
    Year 3 enjoyed their visit to Flag Fen on Tuesday, 13th May.

    Year 3 got to see lots of different plants and learn what Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age people used them for. There was also a chance to make some clay roundhouses.

    There was a chance to listen to storyteller in the roundhouse, which had a real fire to keep it warm.

  • Sunflowers in pastels (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted 8th May 2014
    Whilst many of our Year 5 pupils are getting rather wet and soggy in Chasewater at the moment, some of Year 5 pupils who are staying lovely and dry here at school this week have been producing some great collaborative pastel artwork. Based on Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers, each small rectangle was created by a different person, closely following a small segment the original. Find out more about Vincent van Gogh in this video biography.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wonderful and Wet at Chasewater! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted 7th May 2014
    Some of Year 5 are having a very wet time at Chasewater this week - and that's even when it hasn't been raining. You can read more about what's been happening on the Chasewater Blog, which is being updated regularly by Mr McCarthy (if he hasn't got his ipad too wet, that is).

     

  • Easter Egg decorating competition winners! (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted 28th April 2014
    Congratuations to the winners of the Annual Westfield Easter Egg Decorating Competition...Artjoms, Jack ,Iona, Lucia and Vahine, Adam, Angel, Macy, Khadija and Fatima.

     

     


     

  • Westfield Junior School joins Facebook (Mr Wilkinson)

    Posted 26th April 2014
    Westfield Junior School can now be found on Facebook. We have a Facebook page for parents, to improve further access to outgoing information from school to home. You can find the page at the website address facebook.com/westfieldjunior. This page is publicly viewable to everyone on the internet, just like our website. You do not need to be facebook user to view our facebook page. If you are a facebook user, however, you may wish to choose to like the page if you'd like to receive news and updates from the school via your facebook feed.

    Please note that there is no facility to contact the school or to leave a comment in any way on our facebook page. It is for outgoing information only. Please continue to email office@westfield.cambs.sch.uk or telephone (01480) 375005 to get in touch with us.