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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Excel in Y4

We have been using excel in ICT to create the game Battleships

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Trying out the ICT suite for the first time.

How lucky are we..?

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Our fantastic new eSafety poster…

…designed my Mr. Child. Thanks to Kirk Balk for the print.

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ICT with Mr Child again…

…next week we are recording the sounds for our audio book!

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St. Mary’s Academy Trust Football Event

Our Year 3/4 & Year 5/6 Football Teams had a wonderful afternoon at Oakwell, home of Barnsley FC as we participated in our Academy Trust Football Tournament. Our Year 3/4 Team managed 3rd position whilst our Year 5/6 Squad made the final! Congratulations to tournament winners Darton & Royston St. John’s. The behaviour of the children was superb and they particularly enjoyed a special visit from Toby Tyke! We got chance to model our new football kit too! Thank you to Mr. Smith  and Miss Grange our Head Coaches and a special thank you to our #WonderfulCommunity who as always, supported us in great numbers. Thanks again to Mrs. Hawke at our Academy Trust for arranging such a special day and well done to our footballers; great ambassadors for West Meadows.

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Writing code in our amazing, state of the art ICT suite…

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Minibeast Mayhem & Magic

Year 4 visited the Wetlands, at Old Moor RSPB, as part of our new science topic about food chains, lifecycles and habitats. We visited and worked in different habitats including; Wetlands, Grasslands and Woodlands. We started our day off with some pond dipping and used identification keys to see what we had found. We found water boatmen, blood worms, water beetles, water spiders and Damselfly nymphs. We created food chains and discussed life cycles. Did you know that a Damselfly nymph lives in the water for around 5 years, then climbs up long grass, splits itself open to reveal wings and then flies away to lay eggs? Amazing! After lunch, we went into the woodlands and collected mini beasts. We found lots of amazing creatures including centipedes and millipedes. The main difference between them is that a centipede is a carnivore and has 1 pair of legs for each section of the body and a millipede is a herbivore and has 2 pairs of legs for each section of the body. Finally we used classification keys to work out what we had found. Keep watching as we are going to be creating our very own classification key really soon. Staff at Old Moor commented on how well behaved and hardworking we all were, this made Mrs Walton extremely proud! A great day, well done everybody!

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Easter Extravaganza

Wow! Led by the incredible Mrs. Evans our #WonderfulCommunity raised an amazing amount (over £600) for our special charity – The Lily Cunliffe Foundation. The Easter Sale included every class in school and the support – to provide the cakes and to buy them was JUST amazing. From the bottom of our hearts – Thank you!

 

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Newspaper Stars

Well done to Years 4 and 5. They have appeared courtesy of friend Scott Bairstow in this week’s Barnsley Chronicle as our favourite paper covered Our Voices and the Barnsley FC Shootout. Thank you Barnsley Chronicle for your supportive coverage. A great way for us to end a busy and successful term.

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Headteacher’s Superstars

This week’s Headteacher’s Superstars are from Year 2 and Year 6. In Year 2 this young lady is a superb role model and excels in all areas both inside and outside of the classroom. A real superstar. In Year 6, this gentleman has shown great compassion and care for everyone in school. He is a super example of someone who lives the West Meadows Motto every day. A fantastic accolade for both of you, really well done.

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