Westbourne

18th March 2015

Year 6 netball success

Big image

The Year 6 netball team were back after a lengthy break. They should have played 2 games against both Ysgol Pen y Garth and Llandough, but unfortunately Pen y Garth pulled out. It meant that we could play a longer game of 4 quarters against Llandough. The Westbourne players started nervously and made a few basic errors, the first quarter ended 2-1 to Llandough. Better play in the second quarter saw Westbourne go in the lead by 3 goals to 2 with Myles instrumental in getting the ball to Molly in the shooting circle. Molly continued her tremendous form in the third quarter scoring 5 goals. The strong defensive combination of Maninder and Chloe made it impossible for the Llandough team to respond. At the end of the game the final score was 11-3 to Westbourne with Molly being named as the 'Man of the Match'. Thank you to the pupils and staff of Llandough Primary for the league game and to the parents that came to support, they had plenty to cheer about! We look forward to our next round of matches on March 17th.

Skeleton visits Year 3 and 4

Dr. Jonathan Davies (Elizabeth's dad) came to visit year 3 and 4. He brought a full size skeleton with him and we were able to have a closer look at the bones in the human body.

Anna- It was good to be able to ask questions to a real doctor!

George- I liked being able to see the coccyx, it looked like a little tail.

Joshua- The skeleton was heavier than I expected it to be.

Morgan- We tried surgical masks on. I didn't realise they would be so soft.

Preeti- I liked learning about the bones, we were able to see them properly and up close on the skeleton!

Elizabeth- He took off the head and we were allowed to hold the skull!

We would like to say a big thank you to Dr. Davies for coming in and showing us the skeleton.

Nature club

Nature club have been designing and creating their very own miniature gardens. They have incorporated a range of materials to provide different habitats for a range of minibeasts. They have planted heather, made yogurt pot ponds, and added sticks, leaves, bark and stones to make each garden unique.

Book club

This week the children listened to ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’. They all enjoyed the story, were keen to discuss it and then did some colouring pictures.

Measuring capacity Year 1

Year 1 have been having fun and getting a bit soggy learning about capacity! They have been comparing a variety of containers and discovering that the container with the biggest capacity isn't necessarily the tallest container!

Stars of the week and certificates

Personal achievements

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

It's that time of year again when we are asking you to collect as many Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers as possible (ask your friends and families too!) for our school. Last year we collected 1,004 vouchers and have 'banked' them to add to this year's total. The collection box will be placed in the entrance to Junior School and Senior school pupils should hand them directly to Mrs Allen. Thank you for your support.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

16th March Years 5 and 6 Cross Country

17th March Years 9 - 11 Cross Country

19th March Year 3 to Llancaiach Fawr

19th March Year 6 to Bletchley Park

20th March Years 7 and 8 Cross Country

20th March Lower 6th Model United Nations at the Senydd

24th March Year 4 PC Mudie

24th March Lower 6th Oxbridge Student Conference at Liberty Stadium

25th March Lower 6th Cardiff University Open Day

25th March Climate Challenge Day

25th March Friends Committee Meeting

Big image

TERM DATES

Spring Term

  • Starts 5th January 2015 Ends 27th March 2015
  • Half term break 16th-20th February 2015

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

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)