May 2015

Solar eclipse through glasses and pin hole cameras

Climate Challenge Day

Senior School pupils welcomed the Junior School pupils to a day of film making! In mixed age teams the pupils wrote, filmed and edited a film using the learn pads on the theme of climate change. The winning team will be announced at the end of this month.

Upper Sixth Art exhibition

Upper Sixth pupils Gabby, Misha and Becky selected works from their course to exhibit for their final assessment All students excelled producing a wide range of artworks, exploring a variety of themes, including still life, portraiture and surrealism, using processes such as oil painting on canvas, digital photography and 3D sculpture.

Going Dutch!

The very popular annual team building day with a visiting Dutch school took place at Cosmeston with pupils in Years 6-9 taking part. Congratulations to Mia and Molly's team who completed the 75 minute orienteering course in 55 minutes!

Nursery and reception's garden centre and flower shop

The children in the nursery and reception classes began the new term with a trip to Ikea to choose artificial flowers for the 'garden centre' and 'flower shop' which will be set up in the classrooms this term. They also bought plants for the school gardens and gardening tools to work with.There was great excitement as the children tried to name all the flowers and plants on sale . . ..and even more excitement when they all had an ice-cream! After a busy shopping spree, the children played in the park area before returning to school with a bus full of purchases.

Year 4 friction investigation

Last week in science we were trying to find out if different surfaces had high or low friction. We tried to move a shoe along each surface. We used a Newton meter to see how much force it took to move the shoe. Grass had high friction and the tiles had low friction.

Max Phillip, year 4.

Golf lessons

The' Westbourne Golfers' resumed lessons with their professional coach this week and were lucky enough to enjoy some glorious sunshine too.

After practising all through the cold winter months in windcheeters and hats, the pupils were delighted to be able to go out onto the putting green in shirt sleeves again.

The golfers are working hard at improving their game in preparation for the Junior Golf Championship which takes place on 19th June.

If there are any pupils who wish to take up golf lessons (4.15 - 5.15 p.m every Thursday at St. Andrew's Major Club) or enter themselves for the competition, please contact Mrs. Gibson in the Junior School.

On top of South Wales!

Congratulations to Evie (Y2) and Gethin (Reception) who raised £250 by climbing to the top of Pen Y Fan to raise money for young dementia sufferers. Pen Y Fan is the highest peak in England and Wales south of Snowdonia at 886 metres tall. Gethin said, "I might be small but I don't give up". Evie said, "Never again, that was tough".
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1st - 2nd May Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh practice walk

4th May Upper Sixth IB exams begin

6th - 8th May Lower 6th Biology trip to Dale Fort

8th May Junior School Art Exhibition at Penarth Pier

11th May Year 11 Study Leave beings

11th May Year 9 PSHE with PC Mudie

12th May (I)GCSE written exams begin

12th May Year 5 PSHE with PC Mudie

12th May Friends Meeting

13th May Junior School Cross Country at Cosmeston Lakes

22nd May Sixth Form Graduation Ceremony at Penarth Pier

22nd May Senior School Prom at Angel Hotel

23rd - 24th May Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh final walk

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Summer Term

  • Starts 20th April 2015 Ends 10th July 2015
  • Half term break 25th-29th May 2015

Autumn Term

  • Starts 3rd September 2015 Ends 11th December 2015
  • Half term break 26th - 30th October 2015

Spring Term

  • Starts 5th January 2016 Ends 18th March 2016
  • Half term break 15th-19th February 2016

Newsletter team

We are a group of Senior School pupils who meet every Wednesday lunchtime. We would love to hear what you think of our newsletter. If you have any articles please email.

Editors: Chahid (Y7), Olivia, Sam and Kate (Y10) and Wansiri (U6)