Photo Gallery 2013/14
End of Year Prom
The theme for our End of Year Prom was cowboys and princesses! It was a lovely way to celebrate the end of the year and everyone looked great. Some of the year 6's arrived in style too! Thanks to the PTA for helping to organise and run this celebration.
End of Year Awards Assembly
The End of Year Awards Assembly was a fantastic ending to an extremely busy year. Pupils' individual and group successes were celebrated and beautiful performances by the choir and the Y6's reduced parents and staff to tears once again!
Wath cluster Sports Awards
This year as we have had fantastic P.E lessons with Dan Bennet and Emma Greenfield from Wath Comprehensive School. They have organised many successful sporting events over the year and have assessed the children's skills in different sports. A sports awards presentation was held at Wath Comprehensive School at the end of the year and some of our pupils were chosen for an award.
One Voice Concert
The children's Festival ended with the second One Voice concert held at New York Stadium. Our choir thoroughly enjoyed the event, performing a range of well known songs with thousands of other children from other Rotherham Schools. Toyah Wilcox performed for the second year during the concert. It was a wonderful way to end another fantastic and successful festival.
Key Stage 1 Orienteering
The Wath Cluster schools' KS1 orienteering event at Wentworth was an enjoyable day where the children showed excellent teamwork skills.
My Money Week
During the last term, all classes participated in My money week for the first time. Pupils enjoyed learning about a range of money related topics from how money is made to how to budget effectively. The home/school project of designing a piggy bank went well and there were some fantastic entries - thanks to all at home who supported with this!
Thanks also to the pupils that participated in the Bike it morning at school in the Summer term. Pupils were invited to bring their bikes in to be repaired and enjoy a healthy breakfast too.
Writing Exhibition & Anthology
These are photos of the writing exhibition and the children whose work was selected for the anthology. They read out their work confidently at the Library in front of an impressed audience.
Picture This 2014
Our art exhibition for the Picture This project 2014. This was based on 4 paintings by the Pitman painters. The exhibition was held at New York stadium.
West Melton Primary at the Shakespeare Festival
The children had fun in the park at Magna in between rehearsals for the Shakespeare Festival.
Easter Egg Competition
We also had some great entries in our Easter Egg Competition! The winners were Laura Rodgers and Emily Rodgers for their 'Desp-egg-able Me!'.
On World Book Day, Class 2 and Class 3 went to the Civic Theatre in Rotherham to listen to 'Ensemble 360', a professional chamber orchestra, perform a piece of music based on the book 'Stan and Mabel'. Before going to the concert the children listened to the story and learnt some short songs which they then joined in with during the performance. They all had a fantastic time, and loved going to the theatre to see and hear a live orchestra perform on stage.
High Fives Tournament
Year 5 and 6 also tried their hands at the Wath Learning Community High Five's competition at Wath Comprehensive School and did really well representing our school.
Hot Shots Basketball
We took two teams to the Wath Learning Community Hotshot Basketball competition at Wath Comprehensive School. They all tried really hard, had a great time and did us proud!
Young Voices Concert
The school choir once again took part in the annual Young Voices Concert at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena. The concert as usual was fantastic, with 5000 children from all over the north of England all singing together for a packed audience.
KS2 Gymnastics Festival
A team of gymnasts took part in the Wath Learning Community gymnastics festival, performing specific movements and a routine. They worked very hard to prepare for the festival, and Mrs Perry was very proud of them.
On the last day of term, we all enjoyed watching a pantomime in our school hall - it was very funny and very entertaining.
Salvation Army Puppet Show
The Salvation Army came to school and presented a puppet show for us telling the story of Christmas. We all really enjoyed the show, and are looking forward to them coming back again at Easter.
Christmas Party Lunch
Our Christmas Party lunch was held on Wednesday 18th December. We had great fun all eating together in the hall and being served scrummy party food by the staff, and then we enjoyed continuing our parties in our classrooms in the afternoon, when Father Christmas even came to visit and bring us all a present.
On Friday 13th December we held our annual Christmas Fayre, with stalls provided by the Community Association and by each class as part of an Enterprise project. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the Fayre, and to everyone who came along to support us.
Christmas Tree Festival
This year we have taken part again in the Christmas Tree Festival at Christchurch, Brampton. We chose the theme of 'West Melton Primary - A Rights Respecting School' to decorate our tree, and we were very pleased to hear it had been voted the Festival visitors' favourite tree.
Our school choir was asked to sing at the 'Blessing of the Trees' service on Friday 6th December; these photos show us rehearsing in the church before the service. Everyone commented on how beautifully we sang 'Love Shone Down' and 'The Lord's Prayer'; we were very proud of ourselves and each other.
Our Rights Respecting Role Models attended an anti-bullying event at Wath Victoria Primary School, where they joined together with children from other Wath schools to learn about how we can prevent bullying and help each other in our schools. The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham.
Guru Nanak's Birthday
In November we had a whole school focus day learning about the Sikh religion and the importance of Guru Nanak to Sikh people. Each class learnt about a different aspect, and then we shared our learning in a whole school assembly at the end of the day. In PE, some classes did Bollywood dancing, and at lunchtime we all had an Indian-themed dinner prepared for us by our cooks.
Children in Need
On Children in Need day everyone came to school in their pyjamas and onesies. We had lots of fun raising money during the day, and collected £347.
KS2 Cross Country Competition
On Thursday 17th October, four pupils from KS2 were members of the Wath Learning Community Cross Country teams. The competition took place on the running track in Herringthorpe. Jack Caddick and Elle Stead ran really well for the Y5/6 teams, with Elle helping the Wath Y5/6 girls team win their competition. And Harley Hargreaves and Jean Rosa Kaonga helped the Y3/4 girls team win the Lower KS2 competition, with Jean Rosa finishing 16th overall, but being first over the line for the Wath Y3/4 girls team.
Harvest Assembly - October 2013
We held a special Harvest Assembly on the 25th October 2013 which lots of parents shared with us. Our focus this year was saying 'Thank You' for all the good things we have, and thinking about children in other countries who are not as lucky as we are. Each class took part in the assembly, as well as the dance club and the school choir.
School Council members organised a food raffle and a collection to raise money for Unicef, to contribute to their current campaign to help children in Syria.
KS1 Hockey Festival
A team of KS1 children took part in the Wath Learning Community KS1 Hockey festival at Wath Central Primary. They had great fun learning how to play hockey with children from other schools in Wath.
KS1 Cross Country Festival
West Melton Primary hosted the Wath Learning Community KS1 Cross Country Festival in October 2013. Teams of Y1 and Y2 children came from other Wath schools, and all the children ran at least two laps of our school field. Some Y5 and Y6 children from our school acted as marshalls. Everyone tried hard, and everyone had a great time.
Rev. Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster, visited our school on Tuesday 1st October. He led our morning assembly then visited all the classes to talk to the children and answer their questions. This was Bishop Peter's second visit to our school; he enjoyed his visit to our Easter assembly so much he arranged to come back, and once again went away singing having learnt another new song from us!