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  • 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!
  • Thursday 25 November 2021 Good News We’re delighted to share the news that our kitchen received a 5* rating when the Environmental Health Officer visited last week. Our caterers, AIP work hard to ensure food standards are always maintained and this is testament to the effort put into ensuring our children receive good, healthy food at school.
  • Tuesday 23 November 2021 Antibullying Week 2021 This year's National Antibullying Week had the theme of "One Kind Word". Every class wrote their own definition of bullying and signed a pledge to say one kind word. If you would like to hear this year's theme then please click here to watch the official song video.
  • Thursday 11 November 2021 Value for the term: Courage The value for the term this term is Courage. Basic to the Christian faith is the belief that God is always present in every situation, even those when we are experiencing difficulty. We will be exploring acts of courage when people have faced danger, overcome their fears, stood up for what they believe is right and encouraged others to persevere. It is often through prayer and reflection that adults and children find the strength to help them be courageous. We will be considering the following key questions:
  • Thursday 21 October 2021 Important visitors On Friday 15th Octoberwe had three very important guests join us in school; the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, Tanya Steele, UK Chief Executive ofthe World Wildlife Fund and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. We feel privileged to have been chosen to share some of the amazing environmental work we do here in school. Through our work with Planet Super League, the World Wildlife Fund and Wicked Weather Watch, our children have had the opportunity of a lifetime to share their thoughts and views on environmental issues with a world leader ahead of COP26 in Glasgow later this month. The children were amazing and our visitors were very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm!
  • Friday 8 October 2021 Playing our part to help our planet We are proud to be representing Bristol Rovers in a competition against 48 other professional football teams and trying to help the planet too!
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 Harvest Festival Service We celebrated our Harvest Festival service with Years 1, 4, & 6 in church and other year groups in school this morning which was very special. Here are just a few of the hundreds of donations that will be taken to a local Christian charity, Community of the Sisters of the Church, who will distribute the donations as part of the 6000 food parcels they pass on to those needing help every year.Other donations will also be shared with our local Food Bank. Thank you everyone!
  • Friday 24 September 2021 Great Big Green Week This week is The Great Big Green Week and is the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too. We are having a whole school Climate Action Assembly hosted by Wicked Weather Watch and Year 5 are going to be involved in workshops throughout the day.
  • Monday 13 September 2021 Tour Dates for Reception Intake 2022 Tour dates are now available - please visit:https://www.westburyontrym.academy/School-Visits-Reception-2022/for further information
  • Friday 10 September 2021 Welcome back to school! Things are a little bit different at school this term. Miss Pugh had a chat with some children in different year groups to find out what it's been like in Week 1.
  • Thursday 9 September 2021 Value for the term: Trust This term we will be exploring the value of Trust from a Christian perspective as well as considering values of mutual respect and tolerance which form part of our new National Curriculum.
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Incredible Learning in Year 5 In Term 5, the children in Year 5 worked with Sally Townsend from the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as Mrs Forrester, to become ‘Dementia Friends’. They learned what dementia is, developing their understanding of symptoms, causes and types. They used their knowledge and understanding to then begin to consider ways to support those with dementia, reflecting extremely sensitively upon some of their own personal experiences of knowing friends and relatives with the disease. This week, the children were lucky enough to put all their learning into practice, when they met Mike, a man living with dementia. They learned about his life before and after diagnosis, through asking a range of their carefully prepared questions and they listened attentively to all he had to say. The children were so understanding and considerate and Mike was incredibly interested in finding out about them too. There was a lot of laughter throughout the session! By the end, the children certainly had
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Sports / Olympic Week 2021 Wow! What a superb week at Westbury-on-Trym Academy's Sports Week/Olympic Week 2021! All of the children took part in a phenomenal amount of events and activities and, truly, showcased the values of the Olympics: friendship, excellence, respect, courage, determination, inspiration and equality. 
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Waste nothing challenge award We're excited to announce that we achieved an outstanding achievement award from Bristol Waste.  For more details see https://www.westburyontrym.academy/Eco-Comittee/#waste
  • Thursday 10 June 2021 Trym Trail
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 Sports Week starts Monday 24th May Sports Week/Olympics Week 2021
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