A very Dahlicious Day

On Friday 15th September, West Lodge children were invited to dress up as a Roald Dahl character to celebrate the life and books of Roald Dahl as well as raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Unsurprisingly, the West Lodge children and staff did not disappoint.

It was fantastic to see all of the wonderfully different characters represented throughout the school with Willy Wonka, Matilda, Mr Fox and the BFG proving to be popular. The photographs demonstrate the considerable effort put into this by both parents and children, so well done and thank you to all. 

Every class were keen to take part in some Dahlicious activities and the work produced as a result was of a high quality, as the displays around school will demonstrate. West Lodge managed to raise over £160, which will be spent by Dahl’s charity to support children less fortunate than ourselves. Well done!

We will leave you with a poignant Dahl quote shared in this morning’s assembly that is appropriate of the care and support children have demonstrated in these first few weeks of term:

“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else.”

Roald Dahl



World Paraathletics Championships July 2017

On Tuesday 18th July 2017, some of Year 4, 5 and 6 went to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to watch the World Paraathletics Championships. When we got there, it was a gigantic stadium! We sat down to eat our lunch in the stadium and then the athletics started. It was amazing how people with a disability could run that fast!  When we got back to school, we were all very tired. I had an amazing time and I hope to go back again soon.

By Ruby - Year 6

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West Lodge at Wimbledon

On Sunday 16th July 2017, some lucky children from Years 5 and 6 went to Wimbledon. It was massive and there were lots of people there. It was really busy so we had to stick together and make sure we didn’t get lost! There was a gigantic screen where you could watch the tennis but we were lucky enough to watch the Junior Finals on Court Number One, and the Mixed Doubles Final with Jamie Murray and Heather Watson on Centre Court. We all even got to see a bit of the Men’s Finals where Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title. It was a long day but it was great fun.

By Jessica Year 6

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Year 6 celebrate the completion of the 11+

A huge well done must go to our Year 6 pupils who have taken various selection tests over the past week. They have worked extremely hard for a very long time and can now take pleasure in the fact that they all did their best! As you can see from the picture, they were extremely pleased this task was over! We know they will continue to work hard in their final year at West Lodge so that they are ready for their secondary schools. Once again, brilliant job Year 6!

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When Reception looked after chicks...

Reception class were very excited when a special box of eggs arrived. The eggs were carefully placed in an incubator and were watched by eager faces, awaiting any sign of hatching. Fortunately, we didn't have long to wait - the next day 3 very tired chicks hatched and within 48 hours, 10 noisy chicks were the main attraction in the classroom. The children decided on names for them - 4 males and 6 females. Reception were fascinated by the antics of the chicks and by how quickly their adult feathers began to grow. Several children liked reading stories to them and even showed them the pictures. We were all very sad when the chicks went home to the farm - the classroom seemed very quiet!