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  • Wednesday 7 December 2022 Geog Blog T2W6 Morocco spectacularly made it through to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Where is Morocco?
  • Thursday 1 December 2022 Geog Blog T2W5 Yellow river meets black beach in Iceland.
  • Monday 21 November 2022 Geog Blog T2W4 Qatar is the second flattest country in the world but which is the first...?
  • Friday 18 November 2022 Sports Report Congratulations to our fantastic Year 6 athletes who took part in the annual Year 6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition at St Bede’s this week. The children represented the school incredibly and gave it their all. Overall, we came third and competed superbly.
  • Friday 18 November 2022 Church School Partnership Award Success! We were proud to welcome Liz Townend, Diocesan Director of Education for Bristol to award us with the church and school partnership award on Friday 5th November. It was a fantastic occasion and huge congratulations to everyone involved!
  • Wednesday 19 October 2022 Eco Animal Encounters. Last week, Year 4 had a rainforest animal handling experience by Eco Animal Encounters. They learned about the animals, which countries they come from, their adaptations, their habitats, whether they were poisonous or not. The children had the opportunity to meet a variety of vertebrates and invertebrates including: a tarantula, a python, a beard dragon and a bullfrog.
  • Wednesday 19 October 2022 Year 6 war poetry As part of Year 6's history topic on World War Two they have created some poetry videos working on the use of music and imagery to capture the emotion of the poem. We hope that you enjoy them.
  • Thursday 6 October 2022 Pirate lunches Today the children enjoyed pirate-themed school meals! We had pirate ship hotdogs, golden veggie nuggets, carrot swords, pirate's gold sweetcorn, golden bar flapjacks and fruit booty platters! Thank you to our caterers, AIP, for the wonderful food and displays!
  • Thursday 6 October 2022 Butterfly Conservation Trust This week children from our Eco Committee have worked with volunteers from the Butterfly Conservation Trust to create an area of our grounds planted with butterfly friendly species of plants. Mr Pat has now cordoned off the area whilst the plants settle and establish.
  • Wednesday 5 October 2022 Digital composers in Year 4 This term, Year 4 have been learning how to create digital music using an app called Garageband. Miss Pugh challenged the children to create a composition following an ABAB format where each section repeated and to try to build up the layers of their composition so that it sounded like a mountain shape in their first section.
  • Tuesday 27 September 2022 Geog Blog T1W4 We learned about so many new countries on International Day!
  • Thursday 22 September 2022 International Day We enjoyed a fun-packed International Day on Thursday! Staff were so impressed with the effort everybody made to come dressed in the colours of a flag from a country of their choice. Children enjoyed workshops across the school, including travelling to another classroom in the school, to learn about different countries representing six of the World’s continents including Kenya, Japan, France, Ecuador, Canada and Australia. We all came together as a whole school in a special assembly to celebrate the many countries children had chosen to represent and gave thanks for the diverse world we live in. Thank you to Mrs Cheater for organising the day to raise awareness of geography and locational knowledge and to all staff for preparing such a wonderful day. If your child has yet to complete their Seesaw Activity linked to International Day, there is still time! We are really enjoying sharing these in our classes.
  • Thursday 8 September 2022 Mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Westbury on Trym C of E Academy joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Thursday 8 September 2022 Learn guitar Learn guitar: After school club Bristol Guitar Kids is coming to WOT Academy! An after school guitar club starts this September for any budding guitarists. Come and have fun whilst learning the ways of playing awesome songs from Seven Nation Army all the way to Harry Potter and much more. The club will be open to children who will be in Yrs 3 & 4 in September on Wednesdays after school 3.15 - 4.15pm Guitars are available. For more information, plus cost and availability, please get in touch with Matt at Bristolguitarkids@gmail.com We are also taking bookings for ukulele lunchtime sessions at WOT Academy, from September 2022. For more information please get in touch with Matt at bristolguitarkids@gmail.com
  • Friday 1 July 2022 Red Squirrel Day: 9th July 2022 For our Summer Fair raffle we’d like to do rainbow hampers!! Each year group is given a colour and we’re asking families to donate items of that colour to make up a hamper… food, drink, toiletries… be as inventive as you like!
  • Thursday 16 June 2022 Value for this term This term we are exploring the value of forgiveness. Everyone makes mistakes, it is part of being human. But sometimes our mistakes hurt others and then we need to say sorry. Sometimes mistakes made by other people hurt us. When this happens we need to be able to forgive. Forgiveness can be difficult and costly, but without it a new start is impossible. We will be talking about:
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022 Avon Wildlife Trust visitor Thank you to Tony from Avon Wildlife Trust who has worked with all year groups from Year 1-6 this week focusing on habitats, local bird populations and sensing our world. We all learned a lot from his visit. Here's 2FM considering the different diets, habitats and potential predators that their creatures might have.
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022 Me, Myself, I exhibition Students from Year 6 visited the Me, Myself, I exhibition at the prestigious Royal West Of England Art Gallery in Bristol and chose one portrait to respond to through the medium of poetry. The aim of the exhibition was to challenge perceptions about what constitutes a self portrait from both the artist's and viewer's perspective. Some of our pupils work was then chosen by the RWA to accompany the exhibition and one member of the public who viewed it was so impressed that they emailed us to say "The interpretation by the children of the emotion and meaning behind the artists self-portraits was fantastic and far beyond what I would have expected of 11 year olds. It challenged me about how we underestimate the emotional intelligence and capability of our children."
  • Thursday 26 May 2022 Happy National Thank a Teacher Day Today is National Thank a Teacher Day. We want to say a huge thank you to all staff working in education for the way that you shape learners' lives. We are incredibly grateful for you, your brilliant teams and the support you give to pupils to help them reach their potential. Thank you for everything that do you to inspire children and young people.
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 Young Voices concert What a spectacular evening our choir had attending the Young Voices concert in Birmingham. A huge thank you to Miss Gill, Miss Davies and Mrs Bridgewater who accompanied the children (in all senses of the word!) Watch this video to see the highlights. For more information or to see the longer official young voices video, please visit https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/
  • Friday 13 May 2022 Triathlon Success
  • Friday 29 April 2022 Value for the term: Truthfulness We will be exploring what this means and how children can apply the value into their daily lives. We encourage children and families to reflect on why being truthful is important and what you can do if you have made a wrong choice in how truthful you have been. Good books to read are “The Wolf Who Cried Boy” and “Why Tell the Truth”. A letter will be sent out this week with a home challenge relating to our value.
  • Friday 1 April 2022 A big thank you It was lovely to see so many superheroes and children dressed in blue and yellow colours of Ukraine on Comic Relief Day. As you know, this year we decided to contribute half our donations to Comic Relief and half to the Disaster Emergency Committee. We are please to let you know that we gave £304.44 to Comic Relief and £304.00 to DEC. We managed to sell all 240 noses too. Many thanks for your generosity.
  • Tuesday 22 March 2022 STEM week Learn what we did to celebrate STEM week.
  • Thursday 3 March 2022 Support for Ukraine We, like everyone, have been shocked by the events in Ukraine. Whilst this is affecting many people in different ways, if your family is directly affected please let us know so that we can support.
  • Thursday 17 February 2022 Vacancies for Playworkers
  • Thursday 3 February 2022 Children's Mental Health Week
  • Friday 21 January 2022 NSPCC Number Day A reminder that, once again, we will be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day on Friday 4 February 2022. The NSPCC need our support more than ever. By raising money, we can help to fund their vital services such as Childline – the helpline that’s always there for children and young people whatever their problem or concern. We will be having a fun day of maths activities and we will be taking part in Dress up for Digits. Pupils are asked to wear an item of clothing with a number on it (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!). Or get even more creative by dressing in a maths or numbers theme. To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a suggested donation of £1. We are mindful that some families are unable to donate, so please don’t feel under any pressure. Please donate money raised via our online payment system, Scopay. We really appreciate your support.
  • Thursday 6 January 2022 Value for the term: Wisdom Our value for this term is Wisdom. Christians believe that true wisdom comes from God. As a believer grows in faith so wisdom will increase. In the Bible, wisdom is seen both as a gift from God and a characteristic of God. In his parables Jesus taught that placing trust in God and recognising what is of value in life brings fulfilment. This term, as a whole school community, we will be reflecting on:
  • Thursday 9 December 2021 Computational Thinking success at Westbury! The results of the BEBRAs computational thinking challenge which Year 5 and 6 took part in have just arrived and Miss Pugh is very pleased and proud to announce that in Year 5, Aine, Alannah, Sophia C, Sophie L, Amy and Amelia, achieved certificates of Distinction which put them in the top 25% of entrants in their age bracket. Owen and Isaac J achieved the top score in both our school and the country achieving an incredible 100%. In Year 6, Nicholas, Jake, Grace, Rory, Bethan and Emma H all also achieved certificates of Distinction in their tougher "Junior" category and Matthew, Nicholas and Alex achieved Gold awards which put them in the top 10% of entrants nationally. The gold award winners from Year 6 have therefore been invited to take part in the next round of the challenge which is organised by Oxford University and will take place in February. Good luck Matthew, Nicholas and Alex!
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