The Year 4 Digestive System

Year 4 have been working hard in our Science lessons so far this term. We have recreated the digestive system, using items such as a sandwich bag and a pair of tights to represent the parts of the body used for digestion. We have then written a set of instructions on how to make your very own digestive system. The topic has finished with us creating our own digestive system t-shirts using paints and collage materials. The class have had great fun learning about the digestive system in various messy ways!

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Chess for Beginners - New lunchtime club for 2018

Our new club, ‘Chess for Beginners’, started on Monday 10th September. We welcomed 20 children across years 1 to 6; whilst some of the children can already play a full game of chess, others are completely new to the game.  We started with looking at how the pawns move and challenged the children to a fun ‘pawns only’ game to see who could take the most pieces from their partner.  This week we added the bishop to that game; it won’t be too long before we have everybody playing with a full board and then we will start looking at some more difficult movements.

Mrs Calland & Mr Staggs

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Dahlicious Day

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A very big well done and thank you to all of our Willy Wonkas, Matildas, Fantastic Mr Foxes and Golden Ticket Winners, who were just some of the many characters to fill West Lodge as part of Dahlicious Day on Thursday 13th September. The children had a splendiferous day dressed as many of the characters from Roald Dahl’s books whilst raising money for his charity (Roald Dahl Marvellous-Children’s Charity), for sick children. Inspired by the characters and adventures from ‘James and the Giant Peach’, children from every class produced a range of whizz popping art work and in KS2 scrumdidlyyumptious creative writing. Even Sue the cook used ‘James and the Giant Peach’ to create a dahlicious lunch of Cheese Flan with Ladybugs, and Centipedes followed by Peach Sponge.

Mrs Coleman

Darwin Rocks - Year 5 and 6 Play

For the last two nights, Year 5 and 6 have performed Darwin Rocks to members of their family. And what wonderful performances they were! The children sang the songs beautifully and said their many lines with confidence. It really was a very enjoyable show. Every child in Year 5 and 6 gave it everything to put together a collaborative show and all of them should be very proud. The Year 6 children finished the last song with their favourite memories of West Lodge and what they would miss, which meant many of the audience were in tears by the end. A special mention to the children who had to play extra roles at the last minute due to absence. Thank you also to the parents who provided may of the costumes and to the staff who helped put the show together. Darwin most definitely rocked this week!

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A video of the performance can be viewed and downloaded here: Darwin Rocks.

Mini Swimming Gala - Year 2 - 5.7.18

On Thursday 5th July, Year 2 took part in a mini swimming gala to show their parents their swimming skills and water confidence. Some children showed their stroke and breathing technique in a length of front crawl and the others demonstrated their skills in front crawl and backstroke in some width swimming. There were then some fun relays where the children raced in their houses across the pool using noodles, balls and floats. The staff at the leisure centre were very impressed with the children’s swimming progress, particularly those who started the summer term as complete non swimmers.  The afternoon was great fun and it was a lovely round off to the children’s first swimming course with West Lodge. 

Mrs Chelton