Luke, Holly and Miss Luksch were invited to represent Westward School at the'Schools' Recognition Day, organised by The Children's Trust, to say "Thank You", for supporting them. The afternoon started with a presentation about the work of the Children's Trust, followed by a guided tour, a hands on workshop and finally a prize giving ceremony.
The Year 1 & 2 classes went on a really exciting outing to Painshill Park on Tuesday. They learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing so.
On the Tuesday after half term twenty two aspiring athletes travelled to Bromely to take part in the ISA London South Athletics meeting. The Westward team tried exceedingly hard and had a measure of success. Four children will represent London South at the ISA Nationals in Birmingham on Tuesday 19 June.
Just before the half term, the Year 6 class went to PGL Windmill Hill. Despite some rather wet weather, they had a really great time and experienced some exciting sessions. As you will see in the final photos it was a rather tiring trip and half term was much needed.
The Year 6 Prize Giving was held on Friday afternoon. There were some very happy children after they had received their prizes. Well done Year 6 on a job well done.
The Year 6 class put together a really enjoyable afternoon with their stalls. The school had a fun time visiting the various stalls and buying the delicious goodies that were provided. The proceeds of the afternoon's entertainment will go to the MND Association.
The Year 5 class did their Level 1 Bikeability session in the school playground. The children definitely learned a lot and hopefully their road safety is so much better.
The class was tasked with designing a house using lots of materials. Here are the results of all their hard work.
The Year 5 class went to PGL Windmill Hill on their residential trip recently. They had a thoroughly enjoyable time and apart from Wednesday, had good weather.
The school was busy this week with Bikeability and Pedals sessions. the children learned a lot about road safety which will stand them in good stead. A few photos of some of the Year 2 Pedals gives an insight into what the children did.
On a very wet and windy Wednesday the Year 5 class stopped at the Science Centre on their way to PGL. The class had a very exciting time looking at the various exhibits and building bridges. A very informative and worthwhile visit.
The Year 2 class were treated to a visit by Chertsey Museum. Their topic was Early Man. The session was very intensive, but really informative and the class gained a lot.
The Year 6 class were set challenges as part of the Maths Week. The challenges were very testing, but good fun. Mr Gale had a go as well.
With the Maths Week coming to an end, an assembly was held and the awards presented to the winners. Well done to everyone who took part, we are sure you had a really enjoyable and learning week. A big thank you to Mrs Stevenson for all her hard work.
The Year 3 class attempted to make 3D models using newspaper. There was lots of discussion and experimenting. The end products were well worth the effort.
The Robotics Club members showed the school what they do in Robotics. The younger children of the school found this most interesting.
The Year 1 class worked hard at their computing during the Maths Week.
The Design a Hat Competition produced some really outstanding mathematical hats. Well done to everyone who took part, the display was amazing and the competition was really very difficult to judge.
The Year 3 & 4 classes have just returned from their school journey to New Barn in Dorset. They had a really fantastic time.
As part of the Maths Week, the Year 3 class had to solve problems using shape.
As part of the Maths week the Year 5 & 6 classes were involved in an Inter House Maths Quiz . The eventual winners were St. George with St. Andrew runners up.
The Maths Week kicked off with a great day doing puzzles that the Happy Puzzle Company provided and oversaw. All the classes had an opportunity to get to grips with the various different puzzles.
On Monday 23 April, Wilhar, the Westward team took part in the Reeds Launch Car Challenge. The boys really shone, with their display the best on show and their car travelling the furthest twice. Wilhar spoke with knowledge and passion when asked about their work and were justifiably declared the winners. Well done boys!
On the Saturday after school broke up a combined Year 5 & 6 football team played in the Cougar Invitation Football Tournament at the Cobham International School. The boys played well and had a thoroughly enjoyable day out and came a creditable 5th.
On the last day of last term seven Year 6 boys travelled to Market Bosworth to take part in the ISA 5-a-side Football finals. The team did really well eventually finishing third in the Plate Event.
On Wednesday 14 March the Year 6 class was treated to a Fun Day at the Guildford Spectrum. They had fun in the pool and a great time in the bowling alley. A lovely way to spend the day after the exams.
The year 1 class had to design a plant for their Science homework. what a lovely garden of plants they made.
Year 4 was visited by Chertsey Museum and the class had a fun session learning about the Tudors.
On Friday 2nd March the school celebrated World Book Day with the children dressing up as book characters. There were a stunning array of characters and the children had a really enjoyable day.
Chertsey museum paid the Year 2 class a visit to talk about the Seaside during bygone days. Everyone had a thoroughly good time and enjoyed Punch and Judy.
On Tuesday 20 February, the Year 6 class went on a trip to Gunnersbury Park to experience what it was like in a Victorian school. They were very happy to return to westward.
On Monday 19 February the school had a visitor from the RNLI to tell us all about their work.
The annual Inter House was held on Wednesday 7 February . The eventual victors were St. David.
The school sent two teams to the London South I.S.A Hockey Tournament. The 'A' team did really well and were eventual winners! Well done to both teams.
The Year 6 class had a fun trip to Pizza Express and made their own lunch.
The Year 1 & 2 classes spent a very enjoyable day at the Haslemere Museum
On Thursday 25 January the Year 5 class took part in the annual Reeds Launch Car Challenge
On a very wet Wednesday 24 January, the Year 3 & 4 classes went on a trip to the Roald Dahl Museum. A fun day was had by all.
The Year 5 class led the annual Christmas service. Reception were excellent at creating the Nativity and the rest of the school all participated to make it a wonderful afternoon celebrating the spirit of Christmas.
After 32 years at Westward, Mrs James was bid farewell at a 'secret' tea by the school at St Andrew's Hall. A sad, but happy occasion.
The year 3 & 4 classes entertained the parents with a superb afternoon on the stage.
The Year 5 & 6 classes entertained the residents of Adelaide House with a medley of Christmas carols.
Year 1 & 2 took part in the traditional Nativity play on Tuesday 5 December and thrilled their parents with their performance.
Westward competed in the ISA 5-a-side Football Tournament and came away as Champions. Well done boys!
The Year 6 class had to design and launch their rockets. They had to try and send it the furthest.
The Year 5 class are learning about the brain. Their mantra at the moment is, 'My brain is like a muscle that grows.'
The Year 6 class led the schools' Remembrance Assembly. The event was very moving and poignant.
The Year 6's were asked to see who could create the most thrust to launch he rocket.
The Year 6 class went to the Chertsey Museum to do a workshop on World War 2.
Year 3 were asked to make something depicting either the ancient Greeks or Romans
The Year 1's made different items depicting Harvest. Aren't they wonderful?
The Year 5 & 6's had a trip to Wagamama to see what they do. A great time was had by all.
Year 4 led the Harvest Assembly. All donations were given to the Walton & Hersham Food Bank
The Year 3's spent the day at Fishbourne learning about the Romans.
Elmbridge Rentstart comes to Westward
Thank you to everyone in the Westward community. Our coffee morning, cake sale and mufti day raised an amazing £530.40. Congratulations to Mrs Werenne who guessed the correct height of the cake tower.
Ashwyn and Rohan became the first pupils to represent Westward at an ISA Sailing event. Both performed extremely well with Ashwyn winning his wave and 'The Regatta Cup'. Read the full report in the news section.
Rob Lloyd Jones shared his latest novel 'Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake'. He told the Upper School pupils about how he became a writer and gave Year 5 and 6 lots of great story writing tips in the workshop sessions.
Year 6 developed their knowledge about World War 2 during their Chertsey Museum workshop.
Year 3 launch their new topic 'The Great, The Brave and The Bold'. They constructed 3D models based on Ancient Greek and Roman architecture.
Year 6 carried out a thrust experiment as part of their 'Forces' science topic.
Year 6 shared their campaign speeches in assembly on Friday 15th September followed by the Upper School pupils casting their votes to decide the posts of responsibility for the 2017/18 academic year. Everyone in the school learnt about the importance of democracy.
Year 5 took in the sights and sounds of the River Thames during their cruise from Walton Bridge on Thursday 14th September. A super start to our 'Rivers' topic.
The Year 5 and 6 football teams had a busy morning of football with the Year 6 team placing joint third in their section.
Year 4 and 5 enjoyed their first athletics session at the newly completed and very impressive Elmbridge Sports Hub.