With their batteries recharged during February half term, on Monday 22 February, Year 6 pupils ‘returned’ to school with such energy and enthusiasm. Keen to engage in their lessons this week the children have covered a wide range of topics. Below is just a taste of what they have been experiencing in class.
Despite the current COVID-19 restrictions being in place, as a school we did not want the children to miss out on the experience of competing in our annual Year 6 House Public Speaking competition.
At Westholme School we have a number of students who ride horses, both competitively and just for fun.
We are so excited to let you know all about learning this half of term. We have worked incredibly hard and know Mrs Sutcliffe is proud of each and everyone of us and that she is also so thankful for having a class of wonderful, supportive parents too.
Music has continued to play an important part throughout the primary years during our lockdown learning. Pre School have been learning songs about the wintery weather and about what we need to wear to be warm during these cold months. We’ve also been singing songs about Chinese New Year and trying to add actions so that we move like the Chinese lion and dragon as they parade through the streets bringing good luck for the new year ahead.
By Olivia and Ellen.
In Year 1 the children have been learning all about the Polar Regions and historical explorers. Two weeks ago we hot seated Ernest Shackleton.
The Year 4 children have impressed Mrs Lowde and Mr Harrison with all their efforts with learning this week – at home for most, and in school for a few.
We have had further offerings added to our virtual club site this week to reflect both Children’s Mental Health awareness week and to reflect our pledge to try to help protect our planet.
Written by Mr Oracz – Head of Sixth Form and Classics
Article written by Mrs Corrigan – Head of English.
At the beginning of December last year, the English Department launched the Westholme Book Boom to get pupils excited and engaged in reading for fun, not just in the classroom.
Congratulations to former pupil Charlotte Cootes, who recently achieved her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
In November last year, Westholme took part in the UK Youth Parliament’s ‘Make Your Mark’ national campaign.
Mrs’s Long’s LAMDA Acting, Speaking, in Public & Shakespeare students have been working hard rehearsing a special poem for the festive season.
All of our students enjoyed a last day of activities, games and competitions before finishing for their Christmas holidays.
LAMDA students at the Senior School performed a rendition of ‘Into the Unknown’, originally recorded by Idina Menzel for the hit Disney film Frozen.
Although we would normally gather together with parents, siblings and friends at Blackburn Cathedral for the annual Carol Service, this year we have had to do things a little differently.
Unfortunately due to Covid, the Infant School have not been able to perform their annual Nativity play as usual this year.
Today the Sixth Form came together to say farewell to Mrs Horner in a special assembly held in the Croston Theatre.