On Friday 8th February 2019 we hosted our 1st Language Fair. This was an opportunity to celebrate the cultural richness and diversity of our school, incorporating our British Values too.
The event was a huge success! Children had the opportunity to visit 15 different stalls, completing their passport as they went. They tasted food and learnt facts about the countries they visited.
Each class also spent the day learning about a country - they've completed a classroom door portrait to celebrate their learning.
There was also a flag hunt around the school. Ask your children about their favourite fact or food that they discovered during the day!
A huge thank you to Mrs Edinburgh for co-ordinating the whole event and to all our families who came along today, having cooked amazing food and ensured the event was a wonderful experience for our children.
We started 2019 with a themed week in school to celebrate the arts—music, dance, drama, art, poetry, singing and performance.
The theme of the week was The Greatest West Borough, based on the film The Greatest Showman. The purpose was for children to celebrate their identity, their uniqueness and to be proud of who they.
We did all this and more—and even found some hidden talents!
Check out the Class Blogs to see all the amazing learning that took place.
The highlight of the week for most of the children and staff was the Flash Mob we created. A HUGE thank you to one of our parents, Mr Newberry from Wildwood Media, for filming an editing it. We hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed making it!
Check out the video on Twitter and follow us @BoroughWest
Thank you to all those families who supported our MacMillan Bake sale, either making or buying a cake. You helped us to raise
What a parade! We had some amazing entries for our Bonnet competition this year! Thanks to Rev Chris and our Ambassadors for judging.
On the 29th January, we celebrated Growth Mindest Day! The children were inspired by stories that encourage a growth mindset such as 'Salt in his Shoes'. This is a story of the determination and perseverance Michel Jordan showed in pursuit of his dream. We used this story to introduce the Learning Pit which is one way to explain why more challenge leads to enhanced learning.
Year 1, 2 and 5 shared the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' which explores the Growth Mindset theme, 'The Power of Yet'. Children choreographed a dance in mixed year group teams and used growth mindset language such as we can't do it yet!
Year 6, Year 2 and the Nursery also explored, 'The Power of Yet' theme with the older children up-skilling the younger children on activities that they can't do yet! They concentrated on doing up their coats, putting on jumpers, buttoning up cardigans and writing their name.
Year 3 and 4 completed a series of workshops that included learning a new skill (cat's cradle), exploring the meaning of a fixed and growth mindset and learning how the brain works.
As a school, each class entered a competition to name our growth mindset mascot. Lilac Class were the winners so listen out for more news on, Captain Can-do!
For more information click here!
We had a great time on Friday 17th November, raising money for Children in Need!
The children looked great in their spotty, Pudsey clothes and onesies.
Lunchtime had an added element of fun thanks to our Ambassadors. They organised and ran a variety of events including a danceathon, Pudsey craft, a treasure hunt and basketball tournament.
Thank you for helping us raise:
Our school received an Ofsted inspection in June this year.
We are delighted to announce that we are a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING Leadership and Management, OUTSTANDING Personal Development and Welfare and OUTSTANDING Early Years Provision!
Click here to read our report.
We are delighted so many children took part! In the Year 3 and 4 Spelling Bee Mrs Vincett was very impressed, especially as we had to move on to year 5 and 6 words! In Years 5 and 6 we went to sudden death with Mrs Crittenden!
Congratulations to all who took part and in particular our winners!
Macmillan coffee morning was a huge success.
The Year 5 children had great fun preparing the class cafe and running it. The purple and green paper chains, bunting and the wonderful decorative table centres looked amazing. Year 5 enjoyed being waiters and waitresses for the morning. The children who came to visit our class Macmillan cafe enjoyed having a drink, a biscuit and drawing on our table mats. The parents and staff enjoyed tea and cakes to raise money for this good cause.
Thank you for all your donations we raised £292!
What a fantastic time we all had on Wednesday 7th June at this year's Sports Day! The weather was kind and all the children thoroughly enjoyed participating in all the events - and so did some of our Mums and Dads too!
A huge thank you to Mr Atkinson for organising such a successful day.
This year's winning house was Detling! Congratulations!
1st - Detling - 1050 points
2nd- Boxley - 990 points
3rd Charing - 890 points
4th Wrotham - 860 points
This week the children will be learning all about their House Teams!
This is an opportunity for the children to learn more about their ‘Houses’ (Teams) in a cross-curricular way.
On Friday 9th June, the children are invited to dress in the colour of their house.
These are: Boxley- Red
Charing - Green
Detling - Yellow
Wrotham - Blue
The following week, we are inviting parents to visit our ‘museum’ from 3:15pm – 3:45pm.
We will post pictures as the week progresses!
We were delighted to welcome so many of our Year R Mummies for lunch on Monday!
Lots of extra house points were earned at lunchtime today at our football match!
Check out the Ambassadors page to find our more and to see photos of the event.
The next event is planned for the Infants and is a Dance-athon to be held on 29th March.
We are delighted so many children took part in the Year 3 and 4 Spelling Bee this week - Mrs Vincett was very impressed, especially as we had to move on to year 5 and 6 words!
Congratulations to all who took part and in particular our winners! Years 5 and 6 will be held on Monday 13th March.
Chloe in Year 2 is having her haircut and donating it to the Little Princess Trust.
What an exciting morning!
On Wednesday 8th February, Cheryl Baker (of Bucks Fizz and Record Breakers fame) came to read us a story.
Last term, Willow Class were regional winners of Buster's Book Club and won an extra special story time. Cheryl visited and read to the whole school - we thoroughly enjoyed it!
The Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Butler, opened our new library on Thursday. Unfortunately the weather was against us but we had a lovely afternoon. Congratulations to our new librarians and competition winners. And a big thank you to all the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure our new library is a bright and useable space. We hope it’s new location in the Acorn Room on the Junior Playground will make it more accessible to all!