Welcome 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
Year 5 have been working on their fractions and addition knowledge with the team. These two stars have excelled in Maths and Mrs. Brown as Maths Leader insisted we shared their work after Miss Knox’s recommendation for a Headteacher Award. So here we go! Fabulous work, well done!
Our Year 1 Stars have been out and about assisting with our local area. They visited Owd Martha’s Yard and completed a range of jobs to help the Tidy Team prepare for the first Community Event of the year! Even better still, we made the front page of the Barnsley Chronicle! A fantastic effort, well done everyone!
Year 2 have been focussing on rapid recall of Times Table Facts! This young man has excelled in this area to such an extent we were desperate to show off his work! A brilliant start in preparing for some tricky mathematical problems due to arise with Miss Steele’s superstars.
We are officially open! As part of our Big Pedal and development of cycling in school, our new cycle shelter is providing storage for 20 bikes, enabling healthier journeys to school for those who wish to cycle here. Many thanks to Mr. Smith, ‘BikeIt Dave’, Sustrans and Suzy Smith from the Barnsley Cycle Scheme for their hard work in ensuring the project has been delivered successfully to West Meadows. Happy cycling!
What a day! We welcomed the incomparable Shonette Bason-Wood to West Meadows as the ‘Dough Disco Diva’ entertained all of our amazing EYFS Children for a fun afternoon and then led a training session with a whole host of local teachers from the Barnsley Area. The afternoon was just amazing and so well organised thanks to our superb EYFS Team. Special thanks to Miss Beever for the awesome home made buns. Thank you to Shonette for inspiring SO many people – the children of West Meadows and other schools in Barnsley will be the chief beneficiaries of a great day. I wonder what the answer was to the the question from Nursery – “How did you climb out of our screen?”
As part of our Explorers topic we designed and made our own rockets to launch to the moon (just like mini Neil Armstrongs). We had a competition to see whose rocket would go the furthest. We discussed the materials we might use in our designs and also looked at the concept of gravity, as our rockets all came back down to earth with a bang!
Many congratulations to our latest Headteacher’s Superstar Award Winners. In Year 1 and Year 3 BOTH children were described as ‘Always Children.’ Always giving of their best, always being kind and always living our School Motto every single day! Fantastic testaments of the work that they produce each and every day. Well done, deserved award winners.
A mixture of Speed Learning, fantastic support and great teaching made the Year 5 Assembly a brilliant occasion in school. The children taught each class as well as their families on a huge range of topics such as Road Dahl, Earth in Space, The Miners’ Strike, The Human Body, ICT, Sci-Fi Stories, Dinosaurs and Fractions – wow! An absolutely fantastic event. Well done to the Year 5 Staff Team and of course to the 30 ‘teachers’ who did an amazing job!
This Year 6 Superstar has redrafted the opening to her diary entry. We enjoyed the first offering; the second just blew us away! Some superb work. Well done to all of our Year 6 children and staff who are working SO hard in the build up to their Key Stage 2 Assessments.