Tag Archives: KS2

Commando Joe’s Programme Starts ‘In Ernest’

Commando Joe’s Character Education programme has come to Raleigh Learning Trust and has been embedded into the Friday afternoon slot at Westbury Academy.  After the first week’s successful launch, with Mr Morgan and Mr Wragg working with pupils to cross a river of rapids, pupils will now work closely with their class and key stage staff.

In key stage 2, Mr Hines has encouraged the pupils to learn more about the famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.  In one of their recent missions 2 teams competed against each other in freezing temperatures of Westbury’s playground to gather as much food and water for their expedition as they possibly could.  The staff and pupil’s enthusiasm was amazing! They learnt all about team work and supporting each other.  They also discussed what foods and luxury items from home they’d miss most (Henry said he’d hate to miss out on his In key stage 3, year 7 have been learning about Leif Ericsson, the Viking and have recently been working to build long boats. Whilst year 8 have been exploring deep space and looking into life on board a spacecraft, like their character Tim Peake.  Year 9 have utilised their bravery, agility and strength skills by channelling their inner Spartacus.  In fact, they even got Mr Morgan to have a go at the bravery challenge!

Finally, in key stage 4 Mr Thurlow’s volunteer group have been looking at ways of supporting the school by creating a more pleasing common room space for its key stage 4 pupils. This is leading into a larger framework of coaching and how they can assist in a wider way and combines character education with their Duke of Edinburgh award.  We may even see them assisting in key stage 2 or 3 at some point soon!

We Are Writers

Huge congratulations to all the pupils at Westbury who are now published authors!

As part of our Westbury Book Festival back in the Spring term, all our pupils submitted stories, poems and other pieces of writing to be published in our very own book.

Box of books

Mrs Ramage ran a whole-school assembly to introduce the book and Key Stage Leaders read out their favourite stories before giving out the books.Every pupil should now have received a copy of the book to keep.

We gave parents and carers the opportunity to purchase extra copies of the book and we have a few copies left, so if you are interested in having another one, having seen what it looks like, please contact the school office.

Well done to everyone involved.

Rememberance Day 2015

rememberanceOn Wednesday 11 November 2015 pupils from our Key Stage 2 represented our school in the Market Square to observe 2 minutes silence alongside members of the public and officials representing our city community.

The presence of the boys was hugely appreciated by many people in attendance and some took the time to speak to staff and the boys after the event. The behaviour of the boys was exemplary as was the respect for the event that they showed through their conduct on the day.P1010030

Mr Dyson saw the boys in assembly before they left for the event and their understanding and empathy conveyed during discussion was remarkable.

Key Stage 2 also had a visit from members of The Royal British Legion who gave a presentation about why we have Poppy day.

Well done to all the boys and their staff. Parents,carers,Governors and the school have every reason to be proud of our young people.