Santa has treated us to a socially distanced visit today!
Christmas songs 2020
We hope we can spread some festive cheer with our Christmas songs - enjoy!
Another amazing Christmas Dinner here at Westhouses - Thank you Mr. Nutt!
Westhouses Remembers. We have created Remembrance crosses with messages. Trailblazers also went to the memorial to show their respect and to have their 2 minutes silence.
Halloween Treasure Hunt
Positive Play - Clay Sculptures.
Workshops with Elaine Newton (clay artist) 24.09.2020
A big thank you to everyone who donated cakes for our Macmillan fundraiser. Well done to Ree who won the jar of sweets. We have raised an amazing £195.00 so far and will be having another bake sale to add to this total!
Little Explorers have been building their own train and painting it!
For the second time running, Mason has won this week's photo competition! The theme for next week is 'Splish Splash', this is also going to be our last weekly photo competition for this year. Thank you for all your fantastic entries, we have some talented children at Westhouses Primary! We will be running a whole school monthly photography competition in September, details to follow.
Mr Weston's bubble got to enjoy the lovely sunshine yesterday. They had a picnic down at the stream and also helped the community out by picking up some rubbish.
We have taken advantage of the lovely sunshine today by taking our learning outside for maths!
A big well done to Indie who planted these herself during lockdown. Some are nearly 7ft tall already and they have loads of growing left to do. No signs of flowers yet! She planted the seeds in pots and transplanted them to bigger pots by hand all on her own, before we put them in the ground.
Some of our children have been busy litter picking around the village this afternoon!
The theme for the this week's photo competition was 'patterns'. Mrs Whitby was our guest judge this week and she has chosen Charlie's photo as the winner! The theme for next week is 'guess what it is' - Good Luck!
Some amazing stick art from the pupils in school!
This week's theme for the Philosopher's photography challenge was 'Wonderful World'. Mr Weston kindly picked the winning photo and he chose... Rowan's photo! The theme for next week is 'Patterns'. Good Luck!!
After a very tough decision, the winner of the first Philosopher's Photography Challenge is Luca! Thankyou to everyone who entered. The theme for next week is 'Wonderful World', Good Luck!
The children in school have been having lots of fun with Mrs Tucker creating animal masks. Check out the photos!
The children at school have been decorating cakes and biscuits!
Wow, thank you for joining in our den building challenge, they look great. We love your choice of books.
We politely remind all parents to remind their children to wash their hands on a regular basis. We have posters around school explaining the correct way to wash your hands and this short video.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the music performance yesterday and a big well done to all the pupils that performed.
Wow, the fairy house looks even better now it's been painted. Thanks to Mrs Russell and the pupils involved.
Art day - the children enjoyed lots of creative activities and working with an artist that visited.
World Book Day 2020
Thank you to everyone who donated towards the PDSA fundraiser, we raised £134.11!!
Today we say goodbye and good luck to Mrs Coupe as she goes on maternity leave. We hope you loved your gifts and cards!
Designing and making our own Electronic Lunar Rovers - check out the rest of Trailblazers photos on their class page!
More Greek Day fun - Check out the rest of the food tasting photos on the class blog!
Philosophers Greek Day was amazing - thank you to all the parents that came to the Mini Olympics. You can see the rest of the photos of Philosophers class page.
Sculpture competition - Submit your designs to the school office!
Escape Internet safety workshop
Positive Play have had a great time with their Monkeys!
Explorers (reception) have had a great time baking cakes to raise money for an animal charity, big thanks to Mrs Salt for helping them out!
The children in Positive Play have been enjoying making their very own flower arrangements!
The first week back and the children are already busy! Check out the photos and videos from our African workshop.
African art workshop.
Mr Nutt has done it again! A big thank you from all the children (and staff) here at Westhouses for an amazing Christmas Dinner!
We had a very magical visitor yesterday at school and we are pleased to say all our children have been very good this year and got a special present from Santa.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Trailblazers had a great day exploring aspects of life during World War Two.
Check out the photos from this years Halloween Boo Bash!
Christmas mud pie anyone? Some of our pupils are already feeling festive!
We wish our year 6 class the best in their futures and we hope they have settled into their new schools!
Today we say goodbye to Mrs Ramsdale, we hope you liked your gifts - Good luck in your new job, we will miss you!
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 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!
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.
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)
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!
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!
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 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!
Galleries of justice - Mr Weston's school trip.
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!
Wow! The children did an amazing job at the Sing Together performance.
Sing Together was amazing yesterday at Stonebroom Primary. Videos to follow soon!
March for water 2019 - Thank you to everyone who sponsored our children and took part in the walk!
Philosophers clay bird feeder workshop.
Philosophers coal art workshop.
KS1 Dance Festival 2019
KS1 dance festival 2019
World book day - video 1
World book day -video 2
World book day - video 3
World book day 2019!
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!
Trailblazers had a great time at their sleepover!
Miss Russell's class have been learning all out Chinese New Year!
A Chinese Dragon came to look around the school today!
This weeks positive play is 'My Family' - Check out one of our pupils work.
The Last assembly of the year - Mrs Whitby was feeling very festive!
IT'S CHRISTMAAASSSSS! - Christmas Parties 2018.
Guess who came to school today!
Explorers perform 'It's a Baby'
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!
Geo-dome was so much fun!
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!