Photo Gallery 2014/15
2015 Summer Prom
We all celebrated the end of a busy and productive year with a prom in the style of the Oscars. All the girls looked beautiful in their dresses and there were some very dapper boys too.
Thanks to the Parent Community association for arranging this great event and also for the lovely gifts for the Y6 pupils.
End of Year Awards Assembly
Our final assembly went really well and yes - there were tears! We had wonderful performances from the choir and Y6, plus three outstanding awards this year, for 'creativity', 'citizenship' and 'contribution towards school'.
Thank you to those of you who could attend this special event and for your contribution towards the home reading awards , there were many more awards to give out than last year.
Well done to all the pupils for their fantastic achievements. We are so proud of you all.
Wath's Got Talent
Due to the Choir's success this year and our great connections with Wath Comprehensive school, they were invited to perform at a talent evening at Wath Comprehensive school.
They sang a pop medley, African medley and their winning song and received wonderful praise from both staff and members of the audience. Well done on you final performance this year - what a busy and exciting year you have all had!
2015 One Voice Concert
Our Choir thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Once voice concert at New York Stadium. It was a fantastic party atmosphere and extra special for our school this year as we were given a special slot to perform the Choir's winning song. They sang it with confidence and passion and were complimented by Toyah Wilcox afterwards for their performance.
It was a fantastic event and a great way to end the children's festival. We are so proud of the choir's achievements this year.
Art Competition winner!
Exciting news - congratulations to Francesca Jones for being awarded with the 2nd place award for her amazing art work for the 'Future of Work' competition. As Frankie was away when the award was initially presented, Ged Omar, project manager for the town gallery, made a special surprise visit to the school to award her with the second prize award.
Also, well done to Lauren Clack who will also have her work displayed at Riverside Gallery too. Well done to two talented young ladies!
FS & KS1 Sports day
All pupils in Foundation, year 1 and 2 enjoyed participating in an active sports day, which involved many different sporting skills being put to test! We had skipping, ball dribbling, bouncing, skipping and many more activities for pupils to take part in.
It was a successful and enjoyable event - the children were certainly rosy cheeked by the end of it! It was lovely to be able to invite the parents to watch this year, thank you to those who came, your support is appreciated.
Also a big thanks to the Year 6 for helping manage and organise some of the activities.
'Heart of Steel' Opening Event
On Saturday the 4th July, the choir were invited to perform their winning song at the opening event of the 'The heart of steel' sculpture in Rotherham town near the minister. Once again, they sang beautifully and attracted a large crowd with their wonderful performance.
Choir performs on Radio Sheffield!
The Choir reached a whole new level of stardom after their performance on Radio Sheffield.
Mr Baird spoke about how excited and talented the pupils were and their success and commitment to the children's festivals and events. A few pupils were asked questions about the types of songs the choir sang, which were answered with enthusiasm!
Well done, very proud of you all.
Race for Life
On Wednesday 17th June, Pupils, staff and parents all dressed in pink and blue to take part in West Melton's Race for Life event. There were two races - the FS & KS1 race lasted 20 minutes with the aim to complete and collect stamps each circuit around the yard and school field. This was followed by the KS2 race for 30 minutes.
Water and ice pops were kindly donated by TESCO - very much appreciated! Each person who took part received a medal and there were extra medals for first, second and third place and first adult place in each race. We would like to thank all who have taken part in this either through running, donating or both. You are helping fund the next big discovery in the fight against cancer. Every pound you raise in sponsorship helps more people survive and will bring forward the day when all cancers are cured - you are helping to beat cancer sooner.
A fantastic amount of £1,878.90 has been raised - which is truly amazing and the biggest amount we have raised for any charity to date!
Our First International Assembly!
On Tuesday 16th June Pupils and staff were all very excited to take part in our very first international assembly.
As a Rights respecting School, we were especially interesting in the subject matter - 800 years since Magna Carta began. We had joined to a live web chat and presentation between schools all over the world. The presentation took place in both London and America, where the children were told all about how the Magna Carta started and what had developed since.
The children were fascinated and could clearly see the links to all the rights that they are respecting and promoting on a daily basis.
Meeting the Composer
Following their recent success with the song competition, the choir have had the wonderful opportunity to meet the composer of their song- Mr Peter Birkby along with Deborah Findley- the Head of Rotherham's Music Service.
They explained to the choir that their song was to be learned by all the other schools in Rotherham who are taking part in the One Voice Concert! Don't think the choir actually believed them - they were speechless!
The choir performed the 'composed' version to our visitors who were just as impressed with their talents as we are. Following this, the choir performed the song on Radio Sheffield on Thursday 18th June, to promote the Rotherham Children's Festival.
Well done to all who took part.
Picture This 2015
During the last term our children have been extremely creative and have produced some beautiful artwork for this year's Picture this project. This years inspirational piece was the 'Seaport with the embarkation of the Queen of Sheeba' by Claude Lorrain.
The pupils throughout school have used a variety of medium from clay to paint to create artwork from this painting. Foundation Stage produced their own version of the painting using paints and their fingers, Year one did some detailed portraits of the Queen of Sheeba and made crowns, Year 2 produced a wonderful portrait of the Queen of Sheeba out of different fabrics, and clay ship models, Year 3 did some excellent ship drawings out of pencil and made an amazing model of a ship, Year 4 produced beautiful pastel and 3D sunset pictures, Year 5 extended the painting using their imaginations and Y6 produced some lovely sunset paintings.
It was a wonderful way to launch the start of the children's festival.
What do you want to do when you are older? Be a firefighter? An engineer? Join the army? These were three of the careers that our pupils had the opportunity to learn about during an enjoyable and inspiring careers afternoon.
Pupils listened to our three inspirational visitors, had the opportunity to try equipment and uniforms on and have a go at some practical learning. Many of the year 6 boys thoroughly enjoyed being an engineer for the afternoon too.
Many thanks to our volunteers for providing this fantastic opportunity for our pupils.
Y5/6 Wath Community Rounders Festival
The Y5 and Y6 enjoyed taking part in the Wath Community Rounders Festival. They played brilliantly and demonstrated great team skills. The weather stayed good for them too!
This week our Y6 pupils have shown much hard work and resilience towards their SATs. Their effort and attitude to learning has been fantastic.
Looking forward to celebrating the end of the SATs this week, they had a party and enjoyed extra outdoor break in the sun. They were all awarded the Head of School Award this week and are looking forward to their seaside trip - a reward for all the extra effort and booster sessions attended.
Well done Y6 - we are all proud of you!
West Melton celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE day in a mixture of 1940s style and red white and blue.
All staff and pupils made a fantastic effort with their outfits and thoroughly enjoyed the street party style buffet at dinner time, followed by a range of learning activities delivered by all staff, ranging from learning playground games of that time to learning songs and also learning to jive.
It was a successful celebration. Thanks to parents for their contribution towards the Nepal disaster collection too.
Our Y5/6 Dance Crew performed their version of 'uptown funk' in the centre of Wath for the Wath Festival crowds. It is the first time that our school has participated in the festival and they were fantastic. Very proud of them all.
Song Writing Competition
Further exciting news - our choir has won Rotherham's song writing competition!
Their song 'This is the Day' has been voted as the winning song and will be performed by all the Rotherham schools who take part in the One Voice concert in July. We are extremely proud of our talented and creative pupils!
After a very difficult decision to make, votes were collected and counted and winners were announced.
Well done to Isaac Shimwell, Erika Shimwell and Alicia West (thanks Harry for standing in - you modelled the hat well!) for winning the Easter bonnet competition. Well done to Euan Mcginness, Kegan and Keira Coates and Courtney Bayley for winning the decorated egg competition. Congratulations to Lucas Tomes, Robyn Harrison and Leon Draycott-Holmes for winning the egg rolling competition. Thanks to the Parent Association Community for their providing the lovely prizes for these competitions.
We broke up for the Easter holidays after an eventful week of Easter celebrations and fun. All pupils took part in the Easter service at Brampton Church in a range of ways - dramatic performances, poetry, song and prayers - a lovely service which was well attended by many parents.
Our traditional egg rolling competition went well - this year in heats due to the large number of pupils we have! We even had some special guests - 'Shrek and Fiona'! Many thanks to all the parents and pupils who entered the easter bonnet and egg competition - the effort put into these and the creativity you have shown is amazing - you have all egg-celled yourself this year!!
Choir sings at Rotherham Minster
The choir were invited to perform at Rotherham Minster on Saturday evening during an event that was organised by the music service and attended by the Mayor. The performance was also broadcasted live on Radio Nightingale.
They sang three songs - a lively pop medley, a beautiful performance of 'When I think of the cross' and finished with a grand finale of an African medley. Well done to Megan, Joy and Shaun for your stunning solo performances. They were all fantastic once again and looked very smart in their new choir shirts.
Thanks to all the parents who were able to attend this fantastic event.
Science Week - Planetarium
Four of our Y6 were invited up to wath comp during science week, to experience a planetarium. They had a wonderful time learning about the solar system.
In the meantime, back at West Melton, Wath Comp teacher Mr smith, who teaches science each week to the Y5 and 6, provided some practical and investigative scientific experiences for KS2 pupils during science week too.
Science Week - Parents event
Many thanks to all the parents who were able to attend the parents event during our science week this year and for all the positive comments you made in our events book.
A variety of scientific investigations and arts and craft activities based on the plants/lifecycle link to the class topics, were enjoyed by both pupils and parents in all classes. Well done in particular to year 4 who had the greatest number of parental participation.
Red Nose Day
The children all looked great dressed in red and thoroughly enjoyed giving Mr Hays and Mr Baird a soaking for charity. A fantastic £369.13 was raised for Red nose day. Many thanks to all pupils, parents and staff for their donations. Well done everyone!
Celebrity Sings with Choir!
West Melton Choir thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented singer/songwriter Mr Steve Edwards. From collaborating with acts such as Basement Jaxx and Richard Hawley - the latter of which christened him 'Papa' – to receiving two Grammy nominations and a World Music Award, he has some serious credentials.
The Choir certainly enjoyed composing and performing music with his help and he certainly inspired many of our budding stars to shine even brighter that day.
Climate Week 2015
As part of our work towards being a 'rights respecting school' and ensuring that we all respect the right to a clean and safe world, the whole school has been learning about how to reduce their carbon footprint as part of our climate week focus this year.
Part of this project involves our cycle/scooter challenge which many children are still participating in Each class produced posters/information about this and two winners were voted for from each year group. Some thoughtful and creative work was produced and celebrated in assembly at the end of the week.
Movement Evening 2015
Our Dance club were sensational during their performance at Wath Comprehensive School's 'Movement Evening'. With the theme being the 'Oscars' the children enthusiastically performed to Lion King's 'Circle of life'.
The children were fantastic and learned quite a challenging routine with balances and lifts in a short amount of time.They looked very professional in their animal print costumes and bright face paints, although we did have a few strange coloured children the following day!
Thanks to the parents who were fortunate enough to attend this event, I'm sure that you were just as proud of them as we were.
Here are some of our Y5 children who participated in Bikeability 2015. All children had the opportunity to learn how to cycle safely and effectively, learning all the correct signals and procedures to take. They all passed their level 1 and some pupils went on to achieve their level 2 award.
The instructors were full of praise for the children and staff in school, for both their attitude and caring nature. Well done to Drew Luty, Khia Turner, Jean Rosa Kaonga, Lewis Doyle, Parisa Mohamad, Holly Gettings, Kasey Edwards, Ellie Poole and Harley Hargreaves.
Visit to Tinsley Meadows Junior School
Some of our students paid a visit to our Partner School, Tinsley Meadows Junior school. Our Y6 Student council representatives, Joshua Ramskill and Jolie Rawson and our Rights respecting citizens , Euan Mcginness and Parisa Mohammad, acted as ambassadors for our school during an invite to Tinsley's new student council meeting.
They explained what their role was and what projects, responsibilities they have represented and lead the school with. They spoke passionately and confidently to a hall full and children and were very organised, using their own initiate to prepare notes before the trip. They also gained some good ideas form their student council too. We are very proud of their efforts.
Young Voices 2015
This week the Choir went to the Young Voices Concert at Sheffield arena.
It was yet again another amazing experience for the Choir to participate in. Nothing can prepare you for the sound of thousands of children singing in harmony. Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance. David Lawrence was conducting for the 16th year and entertaining choreographer Andy Instone got children, teachers and parents up on their feet and grooving again. Urban Strides were fantastic as per unusual and wowed the audience with their tricks. This year Lucy Spraggan entertained us with her quirky, original songs. Lucy gained an immediate musical status after her first X-Factor audition.
For many of the Choir this year, it was their first time at a young voices concert, and after such an amazing time, I don't think it will be their last!
Book Week Celebration
On the last day of book week pupils and staff dressed up as book characters and work inspired by different stories, produced by the children was shared and celebrated in a special assembly.
Book Week Launched!
Book Week got off to a flying start with a visit from Mr Peter J Murray - local children's author who wrote the fantasic and scary Mokey Joe series.
He launched our book week off in an exciting and inspiring way. The children were fascinated and entertained with his presentation. He explained about his life and experiences that he brought to his stories, how he came up with the idea of 'Mokey Joe' and how he made his stories so scary.
The children were impressed so much that he sold over 70 copies of his books the following day, which he personally signed for them.
We all started together in the hall with a buffet provided by the kitchen staff and served by all the staff. Afterwards, we went back to classrooms to play party games. Santa and Anna from frozen came to visit the KS1 pupils too!!
Thank you to all the parents/grandparents who participated in West Melton's traditional family Christmas Dinner.
Considering we have over 180 pupils now and accounting for staff, pupils and parents, a record number of 250 Christmas dinners were enjoyed, the queue went down pretty quickly! Lovely food and a great atmosphere was enjoyed by all.
Thanks to the kitchen staff for their efforts, they were greatly appreciated.
Christmas Enterprise Fair
Each class took part in our Christmas Enterprise Fair. They can all apply for a £20 loan with the aim to make the highest possible profit from a festive themed product/idea of the children's choice.
The weekly focus provides opportunities for pupils to develop their team skills, financial, negotiating and influencing skills and provide a taster of how businesses develop, promote and produce things to sell in order to make a profit. The event was a great success - in total £321.64 profit was raised.
Well done to all classes for their fantastic effort and contribution towards our Christmas Enterprise Fair. The pupils once again excelled themselves with their creations, from beautiful necklaces, Christmas cookies to 'Make your own marshmallow Olaf sets' - there was a range of gifts produced by the children to be bought. In total, a profit of £321.64 was raised towards school funds.
Well done to Year three who made the biggest profit from their range of edible and knitted Christmas treats - £95.30!
All FS1 & 2 pupils performed for both the school and their parents beautifully. They confidently performed 'Away in a Manger' with actions and all sang enthusiastically. The kings were brave enough to sing solo parts too. It was magical to watch.
KS1 Nativity - Christmas with the Aliens
The KS1 Nativity was performed beautifully by the Year 1 and 2 children. A Christmas story explored through the eyes of a group of very entertaining aliens.
Pupils from all primary schools in the community took part in an anti-bullying event at Wath Victoria Primary School.
Our Year Student Council and Rights Respecting Representatives took part in this event which was focused on raising awareness of children with disabilities.
Curriculum event for parents - Sea Topic theme
Following our whole school 'sea topic theme' and whole school trip to The Deep, each class held their first curriculum event for parents. These were very well attended in all classes. Parents had the opportunity to observe some of the beautiful work produced by their children, observe the class WAGOLL in action, watch films produced at the clc,dances performed by children, participate in craft activities with their children and be given detailed tour around school, demonstrating the children's new knowledge of sea creatures.
All events were successful, thanks to all parents who attended and for your positive comments in the visitors books. Your support is much appreciated.
Christmas Market Choir Competition
Our Choir had a fantastic day at the RCAT theatre, working with theatre study students in the morning to produce short drama pieces to music based on the classic story 'The Wind in the Willows'. They went on to perform two songs in the centre of Rotherham Market, competing against 5 other school choirs. They all sang like angels and other shoppers were drawn into join their audience with their beautiful performance - earlier that day, they had reduced the staff to tears with their singing.
West Melton Choir were voted the winning choir by a panel of judges and have received £100 for the school and a special performance slot in the One Voice Concert. We are SO proud of them all.
Community Association Pumpkin Ball
Many thanks to the parents within the Community Association who organised this event. The children enjoyed themselves and looked fantastic in their costumes. £120 was raised on the night for school which is a great effort.
Cross Country Finals
West Melton Primary pupils took part in the KS2 cross country finals at Herringthorpe Stadium. All children who made it through to the finals managed to complete the course and we are very proud of their achievements and how brilliantly they represented the school.
Thanks to Mrs Wydell and the parents who attended this event and the encouragement and support they gave the pupils.
'Wear it Pink' at West Melton Primary
West Melton Primary held a 'Wear it Pink' day on 23rd October in aid of breast cancer research. Our children raised a total of £70.22. Thank you to everyone who took part!
Harvest Festival 2014
Our Harvest Festival was a special event where all the children got together to share harvest messages in a variety of creative and caring ways: song, poetry, bible readings, nursery rhyme, drama, words of thanks and prayers. We had our first lively performance from our new Glee Club too.
Both Student Council and our Rights Respective Role Models played a significant part in this assembly. Thanks to parents for attending this event and for contributing towards our food bank for families in our community and towards the money we are raising for the children in Syria.
Wath Cluster Cross Country Run
Y3-6 pupils took part in the Wath Cluster cross country run. The children did fantastically and all completed the course. We are very proud of them all. Congratulations to Casey Hargreaves, Robyn Hargreaves, Harley Hargreaves, Jean Rosa Kaonga, and Joy Martins for coming in the top ten and gaining a place in the finals!
Macmillan Coffee and Cake Morning
The parents' Macmillan Coffee and Cake Morning that was held at school on Friday 26th September was a great success - raising just over £200 for the charity!