website-frontWelcome to West Meadows Primary School and thank you for visiting our website. We hope that by browsing our site, you will get a picture of our vision, our aims and the values we uphold.

At West Meadows Primary School we strive to create a secure and happy environment which inspires high aspiration, success in all areas and creates memorable experiences. The happiness and well-being of all of our children is at the centre of everything we do. Through hard work and respecting ourselves and others, we develop and strengthen our wonderful, supportive West Meadows family.

We aim to master key skills enabling children at West Meadows to become independent, creative, considerate to others and to maximise all talents and abilities.

Our goal is for our children to leave us with the skills required to be successful in the 21st Century: problem solving, critical and creative thinking and successful team work.

We strive for excellence by working hard together to provide the very best education for our children in an environment which nurtures and cares for every individual – ensuring they will aspire ‘to be the best they can be.’

Our school’s life is underpinned by our inclusive motto,

‘Aim High, Succeed, Be Happy.’

We are very proud of our #WonderfulCommunity; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

With kind regards,

Mr. Daniel Wood
Headteacher

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Terrific Thinkers

We are delighted to have received our SAPERE Bronze Award for the teaching of philosophy in school. Congratulations to all of our wonderful staff, led by Mrs. Westwood and Dr. Neill Phillipson as chief trainer, they have performed wonders in securing our Bronze Award in less than a year. We are striving to improve the critical and creative thinking of our superstars and we are all enjoying a range of discussions around school with philosophical content. A great start to our Thinking Journey.

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Super Skills

This Year 5 Star has drawn her little brother – a beautiful piece completed at home. It really does him justice. Really well done.

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Headteacher’s Superstar Award

Our Key Stage 1 Headteacher’s Superstar is from Year 2. She is a fabulous learner who gives 100% to all of her work both at school and at home. She brightens our day every day with her hard work and pursuit of excellence. Our Key Stage 2 Headteacher’s Superstar is from Year 6. He is a fabulous role model and leads by example in everything he does – he gave a brave performance at the Cross Country last week at Birdwell. He also excels in all academic areas and has wowed the Year 6 team with his dedication to his work across the curriculum. Two superb West Meadows role models, really well done.

 

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Captaincy Material

We are delighted to share our 2018-19 House Captains. Selected for the roles, they will represent their respective Houses with the appropriate level of respect and fair play in all competitions. Congratulations to our Year 6 children who have earned the right to lead their houses during this school year.

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Transition Times

Many thanks to Miss Fell & Miss Sheehan from Kirk Balk Academy for visiting our lovely Year 6 stars. They explained all things Kirk Balk and answered questions from a very well behaved and captive audience. An excellent start to the transition process, thank you.

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Super Stories

 

We were lucky to host a visit from Helen, http://www.yorkshirestoryteller.com, to finish our reading week work at West Meadows. Helen had prepared her version of The Lost Happy Endings and entertained all children from Year s1-6 with an unforgettable performance. Mrs. Evans commented, “This is the perfect way with which to end Reading Week. Bringing such an inspirational professional to West Meadows has proven to be a great treat for our lovely children.” A huge thanks goes to Mrs. Fitzsimmons for her work during the week and of course well done to all of our children for their efforts. Seeing English and story providing such creative artistic activities has been wonderful.

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Year 5 Art Stars

 

Bravo Year 5! They have completed some mixed media art from Reading Week. Some absolutely terrific work to enjoy. Well done everyone on the beautiful artistic creations;

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House of the Week

Congratulations to this year’s first House of the Week. The yellows (#TeamKerr) have performed sensationally since the beginning of September. We were amazed at the number of tokens distributed in only 8 school days (week 1 was shortened.) A fabulous achievement from everyone to have done so well, #TeamKerr are the early leaders!

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Samba Stars Session 1

 

Our Year 2 Superstars are transforming in to a Samba Band! Every Thursday, they work with Mr. Ramskill from Barnsley Music Hub and will improve their percussion, singing and rhythm skills. They had a great first session, well done everyone.

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Year 5 & 6 Cross Country

 

We enjoyed a very exciting afternoon at Birdwell Primary School for the first competition of the year, Key Stage 2 Cross Country. A massive well done to the Year 5 and 6 children who were brilliant and made us all very proud! Thank you to Miss Grange and Mr. King for their coaching expertise.

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Catching Dreams

How are your dreams? If they are caught in these beautiful dream catchers then we know they will be looked after! Some beautiful work from our oldest stars. They are already making the classroom look extremely attractive.

 

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