"...we are very happy we chose the school which has small class sizes and combines high quality teaching along with traditional values of courtesy and respect. Our son is very happy and so are we..." - Angela Sirhanread more...
“We are truly grateful to Westbury House School for giving our children such a happy and engaging start to their school life..." - Michael SimmondsRead more...
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Last Wednesday evening the Year 6 children put on a soiree for the parents and staff. It was a lovely event and we were blessed with sunshine. The children performed songs or original pieces of writing, as well playing musical instruments. In the second half of the evening they performed the play 'The Queen's Speech' and were lucky enough to be able to use the outdoor classroom, in the front garden, which had been converted to a medieval castle setting. It was a wonderful evening and a fitting end to the children's time at Westbury House.
Over the last two weeks the children in Years 5 and 6 have been completing their Fiver Challenges as part of the Young Enterprise initiative. Children were split into teams and had to think of a new product. They had to conduct market research, design a logo and the product, advertise the product and eventually sell the product at stalls at Fun Day. Their challenge was to make a profit from the money they started with and at the end, all eight teams were able to return the original investment and had made a profit. Congratulations to them all, and especially to Team Xplore who made the highest profit.
The children in nursery have been tenderly caring for our potato plants over this term. This week they reaped the rewards when we harvested them. From 12 seed potatoes we had a crop of over 100 potatoes. Some were larger than others but the children had a wonderful time digging in the soil trying to find them. Each one was like finding a piece of treasure. The children each took a small bag home to cook for their tea.
Westbury House hosted a trio of professional musicians today in the first of their Klassical Kids concerts.
The first concert was for Nursery and Reception children and their parents. The second concert of the morning was for the local community – under-5s and their parents/carers.
As temperatures soared, Westbury House children had an opportunity to cool off!
The children from nursery to year 6 have had an amazing experience watching our duck eggs hatch, observing them grow at a rapid rate and having their first swim over the last two weeks. Unfortunately, not of our duck eggs hatched. This was a sad but valuable learning experience about life and death. We have been so surprised at how quickly they have grown and how much food they consume.
The Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society organised a competition to draw buildings in New Malden, and we were invited to take part. Since the Y2 class were drawing our school building in the art lessons, we submitted their work. In order to produce the work, we had started by sitting outside, observing and producing sketches. Later, we used these sketches for our finished artwork. Harry, Amelia, Tamana, Shreyaa, and Leila's work was accepted. The pictures are to be displayed at New Malden library for this month.
All children in years 5 and 6 travelled to the Old Cranleighan’s Club in Thames Ditton to compete in an Athletics fixture against Weston Green School. The events were the Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Javelin and Sprint Shuttles.
It was very close between the two schools. Westbury House performed well in all events and our top three went on to score for the school. Throwing a javelin was a new experience for our children and some of them took to it like a duck to water. It is a very tricky skill to master.
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