In this section of the gallery, you will see the work we do to prepare our amazing children to become confident, caring adults. We can't wait to show you what we have been up to!!
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We are very proud of the work we do to teach Life Skills at Westerhope Primary School. This includes promoting British Values, developing the children's Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural awareness and teaching them Personal, Social, Health, Economic skills and discussing how these are used in the wider world. We constantly review and update our curriculum as a whole school team, listening to the views of our children, staff and leaders and informing our governors. Here are some reviews of this work:
We were visited by Gillian Bell from the Parliament outreach team. She told us about the Government and how they run the country.
Year 3 became MPs and created our own laws. We were the government and opposition and had to debate to see if a law should be passed. We debated whether homework should be banned for children.
Sprinkle kindness like confetti ... and Year 2 certainly did today!
Thank you to our thoughtful, caring and kind learners in Class 6 who made lots of beautiful drawings and messages for a poorly young boy who is in need of being cheered up.
What a fantastic job they did! Such inspiring, kind little people who were so keen to brighten someones day up! Well done
A sprinkle of 'School of Kindness' in Year 5 and 6...
We have explored the meaning of 'kindness', sharing thoughts and feelings of what being kind looks like and the impact kindness has on other people.
Our incredibly kind learners in Year 5 and 6 made their own act of kindness for a seven year old girl who had a difficult start to her young life and was in need of lots of kind messages to brighten her day.
What an incredible job they did! The children's messages were so thoughtfully written, expressing care, kindness and positivity from start to finish. Our young friend will be so happy and appreciative to receive them, I have no doubt!
The word inspirational springs to mind!
Year 4 had a brilliant time today learning how to look after their bikes, follow the Highway Code and most importantly how to stay safe on their bikes on the road. Well done everyone!
Our children's mental health is very important to us. If you have any concerns at all, please let us know. Here you can find information to support you.
Westerhope had a fantastic day celebrating Ada Lovelace Day. We used the day to promote women in the STEM industries. We loved finding out about some of our most revered female scientists! Fantastic learning everyone!!!
We have been completing lots of activities to promote Clean Air Day! We know the importance of looking after the air to help all living things.
Year 4 were very lucky to be visited by Warburtons. They found out about Healthy Eating and created their own nutritious sandwiches! Well done everyone!
Mr Outson has been carrying out a Food awareness week in school. We want to reduce how much food we waste in a week. We love looking for ways to help the world.
The Eco-Warriors and Year 4 have been very busy getting ready to launch the Big Battery Hunt. We want to see how we can make a difference to the world by trying to get everyone to recycle their used batteries.
⭐️🔋 Happy hunting 🔋 ⭐️
Find out more about St Patrick's Day by clicking on the link below!
Thank you so much to everyone for supporting Comic Relief and sending our donations into school. We raised lots of money to support this fantastic charity!
Today, Year 4 were very lucky to be joined by Owen and Bob from the CND. They talked to them about peace and discussed what it means to them. They then listened carefully to each other's views and the story of Sadako. Then they wrote down our wish for peace and created our own oragami crane. Then they thought about whether children can change the world.
⭐️Fantastic work everyone!! ⭐️
In Year 4, today we thought about what rights every child has and if a child can make a difference to the world. Find out more by watching the video below.
Year 4 were very lucky to be visited by Jill, our school nurse, today who discussed the importance of relationships. Relationships are bonds and connections. We thought who we have relationships with, how we can respect and look after each other. We know it is important that we share different personal information with different people.
Today the Year 6 children learnt how to become Smart Walkers. They talked about the dangers and the importance of the Green Cross Code. Excellent work everyone!
After yesterday's vote in the House of Commons, we have been watching Newsround with our KS2 children to give them an awareness of the UK's current affairs. Here are some websites which you may like to use to help you talk about this important issue with your children.
Today we were visited by PC Skjaerstad and Petra from Co-operative funeralcare. They told us all about how to cross roads safely and the importance of being seen. We even received badeges to help keep us safe. Fantastic learning everyone!
We have been very lucky to be joined by our school governor, who has supported us taking part in Money Sense workshops. The children have loved finding out about money through planning and budgeting a party, talking about wants and needs and even carrying out a fraud investigation. Well done everyone!!
Today our Year 3 children loved taking part in Smart Scoot training. They learnt how to safely ride their scooters - we can't wait to see them travelling actively to school! Well done everyone!
Today the children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 had a brilliant time finding out about how to cross the roads safely. Well done everyone!!
Our School Councillors have been very busy organising a special advent calendar for all the children. Each day different children will be challenged to do something kind for their classmates. We can't wait to hear what everyone has been up to!
Today we celebrate the Patron Saint of Scotland. Click on the link below to listen to BBC Schools Radio and find out more about his life!
We loved seeing all the children doing such kind acts for their friends! It had been brilliant, here is some cross-curricular work from our Year 2 children- they are superstars!!!
Thank you very much to everyone for supporting Children in Need and wearing your pyjamas to school. You are making such a difference to the lives of others. Happy Secret Buddy Week!
Today Year 1 were visited by the School nurse who told them all about how to keep their teeth healthy and the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day. Well done everyone!
Last years school councillors were awarded with the Bronze Modeshift award for promoting active travel! Well done!
We love Bonfire Night but remember you always need to follow the fireworks code:
As part of our Reading Week, which this year is focused on Poetry, our Year 4 pupils are taking part in a very exciting competition. They are writing poems all about Diversity to be entered into the Premier League's Writing Stars competition. There are lots of amazing prizes to be won - good luck everyone!!
We are very excited to let you know that we have been selected as one of five schools by Catherine McKinnell MP to be part of this very exciting project. We will soon be recieiving a Hazel tree to plant in our garden. This project is to show the Commonwealth's commitment to protecting the forests of the world. Find out more by watching the link below:
Our Reception classes were very lucky to be visited by two special visitors- a firefighter and police officer. They found out about the important work they do to look after everyone. What fantastic learning!
Our wonderful school nurse, Jill Williamson, visited Year 5 today to talk about hygiene and some of the changes everyone's bodies go through. Well done everyone!😊
Westerhope had a fantastic day celebrating Ada Lovelace Day. We used the day to promote women in the STEM industries. We were very lucky to be visited by Marie, a marine biologist who bought in lots of things for us to look at. And we loved finding out about some of our most revered female scientists! Fantastic learning everyone!!!
The Year 2 children had an amazing trip to Safty Works today. they found out about how to make emergency phone calls, the role of the police and fire service, how to stay safe around dogs and how to safely cross a road. Fantastic learning everyone!
Year 6 have been very busy this week undertaking their Level 2 Bikeability training. They now know how to ride safely on the roads. Well done everyone!
Wow! We had the most amazing day 'making a difference.' We had lots of fantastic visitors in school and found out about their culture, beliefs and skills. All the children know the importance of treating others with tolerance, respect and kindness. We are very proud of you Westerhope!!
Today the school nurse visited Reception to show them how to wash their hands and answer any questions they had about their bodies. Fantastic learning everyone!
This half term, everyone in school is focusing on ways to stay Healthy in their Life Skills sessions. Understanding their own feelings, others' feelings, how they can cope with difficult feelings and how their feelings can be affected by the media. We feel emotional health is very important to the development of everyone of our wonderful pupils. Here are some videos used to support their understanding and links to give advice to parents about developing emotional health.
Today in assembly we discussed what it is like to feel different. We know the importance of being kind and respecting everyone for who they are.
Class 9 had a brilliant time today learning how to look after their bikes, follow the Highway Code and most importantly how to stay safe on their bikes on the road. Well done everyone!
The children in Year 5 investigated their brains to help them understand how they learn. Check out their brain facts video on their class page!
In Year 4, the children have been learning about how we learn and how our attitude to learning can affect the progress we make. They decided on ways to train their brain.
If you would like to see our Life skills work from previous years, please click on the link below. We are very proud of our children's learning.