West End Primary School

West End Lane, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JP

0113 2582819

westendschool@westendprimary.org.uk

Heads News July 2019

As the academic year ends, can I take this opportunity to congratulate the children across school on a fabulous year full of many highlights and achievements. This last term has been full of exciting learning and enrichment activities. 

Our healthy living week was again a very active and exciting week with all of the children learning more about how to look after their bodies and minds. Our Sport's Day was led by our Year 6 children and supported by staff and parents alike and I'm sure you will agree it was a really brilliant occasion. Thank you to the FoW for providing refreshments at this event as well as their amazing support in setting up and launching our new library. 

Earlier this month we enjoyed a wonderful library launch which was very well supported by most of our families and it was a really fun evening for the children. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the evening special.

Over the last half term all of our children have enjoyed  visits which have enriched their topics and their learning. Reception Class visited Temple Newsam Farm, Year 1 enjoyed the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Year 2 had a superb time at Skelton Grange, Year 3 enjoyed Countryside Days at the Harrogate Showground, Year 4 visited Rodley Nature Reserve, Year 5 experienced Harlow Carr and Year 6 finished their year at Nell Bank. All children and staff had great days out!

We have continued to enjoy music and sporting activities with for example,  Carnegie Athletics Event, again being brilliantly supported and our children competing very well. The Horsforth Proms was a lovely experience for some of our musicians, enabling them to play with other children for Horsforth Schools in an orchestra at St Margaret's Church. It was a lovely afternoon. 

Our transition program has given the children lots of opportunities to meet their new teacher and the wider staff team who will be supporting them next year. All of the children have enjoyed the chance to work in their new classrooms and to show their new teachers how brilliant they are.  Our youngest children in school, who will either stay in nursery or transition in to reception this year, as well as our oldest children who make their move to high school, are all well prepared for the next step in their education. 

Our Year 6 children have really shown what amazing young people they are by delivering an outstanding performance of the Pirates of the Currybean,  a hilarious production which had parents and staff shedding a tear or two through laughter and also pride! 

Thank you to all of your positive feedback following the children's records of achievement being sent home, and for all of you support throughout the year.  Mrs Yeadon has visited school several times over the last few weeks and continues to make a very good recovery. She is looking forward to returning to school next year.

Finally, I would like to thank all of our families for their continued support and wish you all a happy and safe holiday.

Mrs Wharton