News Gallery 2017/18
A huge 'Thank you' to Mr Smith for running our successful Ukulele club over the last few years. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this club and we will be sorry to see him go.
Here are pictures from our School art gallery. Some beautiful portrait work showing clear progression from foundation to Y6. We really do have some talented Artists!
Well done to the winners from each Class and to all the children for taking part. A massive thank you to all the staff for the stunning display in the hall. Thank you to all the parents who attended this successful event.
West Melton Quad Area
The children are enjoying our new developed Quad area in the sunshine. They are delighted to be able to have their lunches on our new tables and chairs.
The children have been really busy using their gardening skills with Mr Pilley to plant a variety of bedding plants and our Quad area looks beautiful for it too!
Our recent Cricket tournament was a huge success. All the children who took part were fantastic and worked well as a team.
A special shout out to our Y4 team who came first against local schools in the area, getting a place in the finals this week. We are so proud of them!
Choir sing at West Melton Lodge new garden launch.
Our choir were delighted to be invited to perform in our local community at a Garden Launch event, attended by Rotherham Mayor and Mayoress.
They performed a range of songs to both gardeners and residents, impressing them enough to have an encore request.
Well done to our soloists Amelia, Karyss and Melissa for your confident performance. We are so very proud of all who took part.
The Y1's were shocked to discover that aliens had invaded West Melton School.
Their space ship had been found by Mr Williams on the school field. Mr Parkinson who is teaching Y5 even turned out to be an undercover NASA agent too!
Mrs Norris asked the Y1's to help her report their findings to ensure these Aliens could be caught. There has been some fantastic report writing from our children - even completing tasks for the NASA agent too!
See more about the Alien Attack on the Y1 class page ...
Y6 Positive about SATs!
With SATS fast approaching, year 6 have been working hard on stimulating their positive mindset: overcoming worries, identifying their calm space and thinking about how they can support each other!! :-) Beautiful work!
Family Cooking Club
Our families have thoroughly enjoyed the weekly cooking clubs at school, learning how to make a wide range of delicious dishes - such as curries and stir fries, using fresh ingredients. They always look forwards to their tea on Wednesday!
Visiting the Mayor of Rotherham
Our Choir had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Mayor of Rotherham at the town hall this week. She kindly invited them following their performance at the Christmas Tree Festival at Brampton Church.
The children were fascinated with the story about her chain and enjoyed asking her questions, using the microphones like all the counsellors do. They learned all about what happens in the town hall, the current Mayor, her interests, hobbies and charities and enjoyed a tour around the Town Hall, learning about the previous mayors. Some of our Y6 Student council members were very interested in how to become a mayor too!
They finished the visit with a brief performance to the Mayor and colleagues too and were very grateful to receive a keepsake gift from the Mayor too. We were very proud of the children. A wonderful opportunity and very interesting trip, thoroughly enjoyed by all!
At our recent Movement Evening at Wath Comp, our Y5 and 6 pupils were fantastic in their performance of 'Under the Sea' from the The little Mermaid as part of the Disney theme this year.
They received a huge applaud from the crowd. They also looked amazing in their costumes.
A huge thank you goes to Mrs Wydell and Mrs Wattam for their creative sewing skills and for kind donation for other costumes from Mrs Griffin's PTA funds.
Family Pottery Club
Our Family Pottery Club was a real success last term. Both parents and children who attended thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to test out their creative skills with clay, producing some beautiful piece of art each week.
Here are some photos of work completed by our new playground buddies, as part of our work with Mrs Foxley-Johnson (local authority anti bullying officer). She has trained a group of selected pupils to be playground buddies - lead by Miss Brookes.
Salvation Army Foodbank
Our Rights Respecting role Models proudly distributing the foodbank that we collected for the Salvation Army to help local families with their right to keeping healthy.
Young Voices 2018
Last week our choir had the amazing opportunity of taking part in the Young Voices Concert at Sheffield Arena along with over 5,000 other children from all over the country.
This year they had the privilege of accompanying popular soul/jazz artist Natalie Williams, vocal harmony and beatboxing artists, 'The M4GNETS', and from our very own town, 16 year old singer and guitarist Alfie Sheard.
They also enjoyed amazing performances from dance group Urban Strides too. It was a fantastic night enjoyed by all.
Y4 and Y1 at RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve
The Y4 and Y1 children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve. They were fascinated by the facts and information learned.
West Melton Primary Choir at Christmas
The choir had a busy week. On Friday they were invited to Brampton Ellis church to open up the Christmas Tree Festival. They performed four songs in front of the Mayor of Rotherham, who was so impressed that she has invited the choir down to the Town Hall for a tour.
We also entered our own Christmas tree, beautifully designed and decorated by our Year 2 pupils with the help of Mrs Beaumont, Miss Brooks and Mrs Wydell, along the theme of peace and friendship - and our tree was the winner too!
The choir were also invited to perform at Rotherham Minster Christmas Carol Concert, along with other primaries in Rotherham and Rotherham College of Arts. They performed 'What Christmas means to me' and 'O Holy night'.
Well done to our soloists Doriana Martins, Casey Edwards and Sinead Williams. They sang beautifully. Very Proud!
Here are photos of our brand new trim trail - the children are really excited about this and can't wait to enjoy using this during their breaktimes.
Half Term Holiday Club
The Holiday Club went really well - over the 2 days the children enjoyed gymnastics, tennis, basketball, various obstacle courses, football and bench ball.
We had a great time at our Halloween party that was run by Mrs Griffin and kindly funded by our Parents Association. There were some fantastic costumes and lots of fun was had by all.
Thanks to Mrs Griffin and parents and staff that helped out.
Cross Country Competition
Fourteen West Melton Primary students were chosen to participate in a Cross Country Competition at Rawmarsh - and they were all fantastic!
We are proud to announce that 11 qualified for the finals too.