Big Foot Shakespeare workshops

February 2019

This week Adrian from Big Foot came and spent the day with Key Stage 2 introducing them to Macbeth by Shakespeare. Here is Year 4 working on their interpretations of the evil witches brewing a spell!

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Safer Internet Week – workshop for parents and carers

February 2019

It is Safer Internet Week next week and we will be focussing our curriculum around making the internet a safer place. As part of this we will be holding a parent and carer workshop next Thursday 9th February at 9am. We would love you all to come. Please read the flyer below for all the information.

Safer internet week

 

Calling all Year 5 and above pupils who enjoy singing

January 2019

As you know our Year 5 pupils take part in a 10 week singing project every year which culminates in a fantastic Wandsworth schools performance at the Royal Festival Hall. If any pupil who has enjoyed this project would like to continue singing or performing then you can sign up for one of the signing clubs and choirs run by Wandsworth Music Services.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Invitation Letter to Year 5 and 6 Children on the Vocal Project

Ensemble application form

Music and Mud

Safer Internet Week

January 2019

safer internet day 2019Safer Internet week is taking place on week commencing 4th February, with Safer Internet Day happening on Tuesday 5th February. Children will be completing lots of activities on how to work together to make a safer internet.

If you would like more information about this nationwide campaign, please click here

We look forward to posting some photos of our activities during that week.

MyWandsworth poster campaign launches

January 2019

Wandsworth is calling on all budding artists to take part in a borough wide competition to create posters that will be displayed all over Wandsworth encouraging people to take pride in their surroundings. It is hoped that the campaign will reduce the amount of litter that is dropped and that everyone will take more care of their local environment.

Councillor Steffi Sutters launched the campaign at West Hill. You can find out more about it by clicking here

You can click here to find out all the information about the competition.

Your children will have received a competition entry form in their book bags last week and there are prizes!

  •  First prize: £20 book voucher (in each age category)
  • Second and third prizes: £10 book voucher (in each age category)
  • Winning school: £200 for the winning pupil’s school (in each age category)

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Why is reading important?

January 2019

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.

As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.

Please have a look at the links below.

The first link gives you more information about why reading is important

Pearson guide for parents

Love Reading suggestions for books

The School Reading List

Paralympian Kim Daybell visits West Hill

January 2019

We were privileged to welcome Team GB member Kim Daybell, UK paralympian and Commonwealth silver medallist in table tennis to West Hill this week. He gave an inspiring whole school assembly about how being born with only two fingers on his right hand never stopped him from aspiring to be the best he could be. After the assembly he ran fitness sessions for the children and put them through their paces.

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Birds of Prey at West Hill!

January 2019

We were very lucky today to have Alan from Eagle Heights visit our school today to teach our children about birds of prey. We met Sybil the Harris Hawk, Sparky the Barn Owl and Buster the Bald Eagle amongst others. Sybil and Buster even flew over us!  They are incredibly impressive animals and we were incredibly privileged to welcome them to West Hill. We are very grateful for Alan at Eagle Heights for coming in today free of charge.

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Ofsted Inspection Result- West Hill remains Good

January 2019

Please find below the published letter from Ofsted following our inspection in December.

We were very pleased with the comments that the inspector gave, for example ‘Leaders work hard to make sure that all pupils have a wide range of experiences so that they develop as confident, well-informed and responsible members of society.’

Please click on the link to read the report.

10047336 West Hill PS – Published Letter

Rock Steady – West Hill’s first rock concert

December 2018

This week saw West Hill’s inaugural rock concert in the middle hall after a term’s hard work from all the pupils who have been having weekly music lessons with Rock Steady tutor, Jack. It really was an awesome concert and we were all really impressed with the musical skills on display. We’re already looking forward to the next one!

If you would like information on how your child could take part please click here

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