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Today we say goodbye to Mrs Ramsdale, we hope you liked your gifts - Good luck in your new job, we will miss you!

Today we say goodbye to Mrs Ramsdale, we hope you liked your gifts - Good luck in your new job, we will miss you!  1

A huge thank you to Community Growth CIc -Arts, Heritage and environmental Education for giving up their time to come in and work with our children on this fantastic project for 'Westhouses Wellies' - Check out the end results below!

A huge thank you to Community Growth CIc -Arts, Heritage and environmental Education for giving up their time to come in and work with our children on this fantastic project for 'Westhouses Wellies' - Check out the end results below! 1
A huge thank you to Community Growth CIc -Arts, Heritage and environmental Education for giving up their time to come in and work with our children on this fantastic project for 'Westhouses Wellies' - Check out the end results below! 2

A massive thank you to the ladies that have been in school doing art work with our children. They have loved mixing art and nature to create some amazing pieces.

We just had to share these amazing photos of our staff from the leavers show, you look great guys!

We just had to share these amazing photos of our staff from the leavers show, you look great guys!  1
We just had to share these amazing photos of our staff from the leavers show, you look great guys!  2

Wow! We just wanted to say a massive congratulation to everyone who was involved in our leavers show. You guys did an amazing job and it was a pleasure to watch you have so much fun. A special thanks to Mr Weston for putting on such a spectacular show and all the other staff for helping with learning lines and creating props. Now sit back and relax as Summer come closer!

Thank you to the ladies who came in to do some willow weaving with our Trailblazers. They had an amazing time and the end results looked fab!

Wow! What an amazing day yesterday at Matlock Meadows farm for Derbyshire’s Food for Life celebration day. The 2 pupils we took with us to celebrate loved it and have already said they would love to go back. The workshop with Liz was amazing, as always, for both pupils and adults - thank you for continually providing us with new learning opportunities and information on plants and growing. The staff and farmers on the site where also very informative but in a fun way for the children and they put on the best lunch ever! (The homemade ice cream was such a treat!). Finally, it was so nice to hear tricks and tips from other schools also working towards their Food for Life medals. Our children loved their gift from Brimington Primary School and are planning on starting a herb garden with it! A big thank you to Ange for organising the whole day!

The KS2 map quest day was amazing, the children has so much fun (with all the activities) and the weather made it! p.s the children also took some great seflies!

Our seeds for beetroot, pumpkins and peas have been planted for over the summer. Our potatoes have gone home with one of our staff members to babysit over the 6 weeks holiday and will be ready for harvest in September and (thanks to Food for life donations) we now have a whole host of seeds to plants in September! Still left to do before we break up for the big holidays: Plants herbs in our new herb garden located at the entrance of school, create a suggestion box for our hall and publish an article with the school newspaper on what Food for Life is.

Our seeds for beetroot, pumpkins and peas have been planted for over the summer. Our potatoes have gone home with one of our staff members to babysit over the 6 weeks holiday and will be ready for harvest in September and (thanks to Food for life donations) we now have a whole host of seeds to plants in September!   Still left to do before we break up for the big holidays:  Plants herbs in our new herb garden located at the entrance of school, create a suggestion box for our hall and  publish an article with the school newspaper on what Food for Life is. 1
Our seeds for beetroot, pumpkins and peas have been planted for over the summer. Our potatoes have gone home with one of our staff members to babysit over the 6 weeks holiday and will be ready for harvest in September and (thanks to Food for life donations) we now have a whole host of seeds to plants in September!   Still left to do before we break up for the big holidays:  Plants herbs in our new herb garden located at the entrance of school, create a suggestion box for our hall and  publish an article with the school newspaper on what Food for Life is. 2
Our seeds for beetroot, pumpkins and peas have been planted for over the summer. Our potatoes have gone home with one of our staff members to babysit over the 6 weeks holiday and will be ready for harvest in September and (thanks to Food for life donations) we now have a whole host of seeds to plants in September!   Still left to do before we break up for the big holidays:  Plants herbs in our new herb garden located at the entrance of school, create a suggestion box for our hall and  publish an article with the school newspaper on what Food for Life is. 3
Our seeds for beetroot, pumpkins and peas have been planted for over the summer. Our potatoes have gone home with one of our staff members to babysit over the 6 weeks holiday and will be ready for harvest in September and (thanks to Food for life donations) we now have a whole host of seeds to plants in September!   Still left to do before we break up for the big holidays:  Plants herbs in our new herb garden located at the entrance of school, create a suggestion box for our hall and  publish an article with the school newspaper on what Food for Life is. 4

Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)

Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  1
Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  2
Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  3
Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  4
Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  5
Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  6
Philosophers have been learning all about volcanoes this term. They even got to create their own and complete an experiment on eruptions. Check out the photos and videos below. A big thank you to all the parents that came into school to watch the eruptions! (The weather was on our side)  7

Breaking news!!!

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A volcano has erupted at Westhouses Primary School - check out the footage below submitted by a member of the public (scenes could be upsetting for some viewers).

Our Year 6's has an amazing time in each workshop last week at West Notts for their 'Futures Day'.

Explorers had an amazing time at the sleepover on Friday, yummy chip!

Wow, well done to the infants that joined in the fun run this week, you did an amazing job!

Wow, well done to the infants that joined in the fun run this week, you did an amazing job!  1

Trailblazers trip to Derby University was a huge success, we are glad they enjoyed themselves!

Philosophers had an amazing time at Magna science center!

The fun continues on Science day with a Plasticine boat race!

Science day had a great start with Mrs Travis' experiment 'Blubber Gloves'

Wow! Philosophers fife performance was amazing!

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Explorers had so much fun on Wednesday in their workshop - Thank you to the artist that came in.

The children had so much fun today learning all about Water Aid and what they do. Thank you for coming into school.

The children had so much fun today learning all about Water Aid and what they do. Thank you for coming into school.  1

The children had so much fun doing 'bikeability' before half term!

The children and parents loved the stream of wool walk today, the weather was on our side!

The children really enjoyed their willow weaving outside!

Did you know that this church used to be located in Westhouses? A beautiful bit of local history for the children to look at yesterday.

The children had an amazing time yesterday at the Butterley Railways museum, see if you can spot any familiar names on the old buses!

Trailblazers have begun their sunflower competition today - check out the photos below.

Trailblazers have been learning first aid with Mrs Tucker and Mrs Russell. Check out the photos of them learning what to do if someone collapses, basic bandages and how to create a stretcher.

25 years in teaching! Congratulations Mrs Whitby! Thank you for all your hard work!

25 years in teaching! Congratulations Mrs Whitby! Thank you for all your hard work! 1
25 years in teaching! Congratulations Mrs Whitby! Thank you for all your hard work! 2
25 years in teaching! Congratulations Mrs Whitby! Thank you for all your hard work! 3
25 years in teaching! Congratulations Mrs Whitby! Thank you for all your hard work! 4
25 years in teaching! Congratulations Mrs Whitby! Thank you for all your hard work! 5

Wow! The children did an amazing job at the Sing Together performance.

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Sing Together was amazing yesterday at Stonebroom Primary. Videos to follow soon!

Sing Together was amazing yesterday at Stonebroom Primary. Videos to follow soon!  1
Sing Together was amazing yesterday at Stonebroom Primary. Videos to follow soon!  2
Sing Together was amazing yesterday at Stonebroom Primary. Videos to follow soon!  3

March for water 2019 - Thank you to everyone who sponsored our children and took part in the walk!

Philosophers clay bird feeder workshop.

KS1 Dance Festival 2019

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KS1 dance festival 2019

World book day - video 1

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World book day -video 2

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World book day - video 3

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More amazing work from the 'my Family' theme in positive play this week.

The end result of the pod making.

The Juniors had an amazing time felt making - check out the process and end results below.

Philosophers did an amazing job in their fife performance assembly on Wednesday - check out the photos below!

Fife performance

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Trailblazers had a great time at their sleepover!

Miss Russell's class have been learning all out Chinese New Year!

Miss Russell's class have been learning all out Chinese New Year!  1
Miss Russell's class have been learning all out Chinese New Year!  2

A Chinese Dragon came to look around the school today!

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This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work.

This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work. 1
This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work. 2
This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work. 3
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This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work. 6
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This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work. 8

The Last assembly of the year - Mrs Whitby was feeling very festive!

The Last assembly of the year - Mrs Whitby was feeling very festive!  1
The Last assembly of the year - Mrs Whitby was feeling very festive!  2

Guess who came to school today!

Guess who came to school today!  1
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Philosophers perform 'Behind the Stable Door'.

Philosophers have been learning all about the Stone Age - Check out the rest of the photos on their class page!

Philosophers have been learning all about the Stone Age - Check out the rest of the photos on their class page! 1

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon was a huge success, thank you to everyone who came and baked/brought cakes. We had so many we even did a bake sale the next day!

Trailblazers Eyam School trip

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Lino Printing

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Westhouses vs Blackwell - debate on school uniform.

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Thank you to all who took part in our shortbread competition!

Thank you to all who took part in our shortbread competition!  1

Our 'Equaliteas' picnic to celebrate 100 years since woman won the right to vote was amazing! Thank you to all who came to celebrate this moment in history.

The teachers have been hard at work on their displays for our competition. Well done to the winners!

The teachers have been hard at work on their displays for our competition. Well done to the winners!   1
The teachers have been hard at work on their displays for our competition. Well done to the winners!   2
The teachers have been hard at work on their displays for our competition. Well done to the winners!   3
The teachers have been hard at work on their displays for our competition. Well done to the winners!   4

Wow! Lea Green was amazing - DVD's with all the photos on will be available for purchase soon!

Wow! Lea Green was amazing - DVD's with all the photos on will be available for purchase soon!  1

Mexican food feast at school! Trailblazers Topic this term.

Royal Wedding picnic - thanks to all who came!

Wow! Trailblazers drumming performance was amazing, well done to all who joined in and thank you to those who helped!

Wow! Trailblazers  drumming performance was amazing, well done to all who joined in and thank you to those who helped!  1
Wow! Trailblazers  drumming performance was amazing, well done to all who joined in and thank you to those who helped!  2
Wow! Trailblazers  drumming performance was amazing, well done to all who joined in and thank you to those who helped!  3
Wow! Trailblazers  drumming performance was amazing, well done to all who joined in and thank you to those who helped!  4

British Heart Foundation Charity Day

Thank you to all who wore red, donated and came in to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The children had so much fun planing their heart related activities and the parents definitely enjoyed pie face! 

Mayor of Derby Visit 

Pupil Voice and WHOP have been on a trip to see the Mayor of Derby this week. 

Medicine safety talk with our Philosophers.

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World Book Day

World Book Day has been so much fun and the childrens costumes look great! Each staff member has chosen their favourite book by Roald Dahl and the children have enjoyed activities based on those books. We have tasted sweets with Willy Wonka, made dream jars with the BFG and visited the Chokey with Miss Trunchbull! Check out the photos below.

Number Day 2018!

Thank you to all of the parents and family members who joined us for Number Day! The theme was measurement, the Explorers measured ingredients and made some delicious fruit muffins! The Philosophers measured their height, arm span, head circumference etc and ordered the measurements. The Trailblazers created cardboard robots which needed to propel, and they measured the distance that they traveled! Many of the children created their own t-shirts for 'dress up for digits.' We raised over £130 for the NSPCC, so thank you for your support.

Number Day -Friday 2nd February 2018

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Roman Day - More pictures on Philosophers class page!

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Santa has arrived!

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Christmas Parties 2017.

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Remembrance Day 2017.

Lest we Forget - Remembrance Day poppies.

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This weeks activity in positive play!

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Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.

Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.  1
Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.  2
Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.  3
Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.  4
Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.  5
Check out more of the Halloween Boo Bash photos on Friends of Westhouses Gallery. Thank you to all who helped.  6

Den building in Positive Play with Mrs Tucker.

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Presenting Egyptian work - more on Trailblazers class page.

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The Naughty bus has been spotted all around school - more information on explorers class page.

School Sleepover - the children had so much fun.

Year 2 mini olympics

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Sports Day Awards and Champions!

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Sports Day 2017

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Just to prove staff don't have fun on INSET days!

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The Reception classroom begins to take shape with its new toilet - keep checking back for new photos and updates.

Brass Performance by Class 3

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Sports Relief 2016

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Class 3 Brass Performance

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Kwik Cricket Champions 2015! 

Congratulations to the Y4/5/6 cricket team who were crowned 'Kwik Cricket District Champions 2015' at Glapwell cricket ground. Next stop the County Final in July laugh

Kwik Cricket District Champions 2015

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Basketball Team- Runners up!

Congratulations to our school Basketball team who were runners up at the recent cluster tournament at Pilsley School.They worked so well as a team and all gave it 100%- we are very proud of them!

Westhouses Basketball Team

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David Woolley and Maitre ‘Samsou’ Camara from Joliba West African Drum and Dance Workshop came to Class 1. We had an amazing time and even performed to our parents at the end of the day.

Socks (the chicken) visits Class 1 to support their poetry.

Year 2 Mini Olympics!