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‘WASPS is special because we work together respecting each other.’ Class 2B


'Open The Book'

Today our 'Open The Book' assembly continued with the second part of the story of Joseph. The adult and child actors did a great job of bringing the story and messages to life! God was with Joseph as he interpreted dreams and made his way up in the world. We also learnt how it is important to forgive, just like Joseph did with his brothers. The Bible stories will continue in our next 'Open The Book' assembly. We can't wait!


Avon Schools Orienteering League Durdham Down

WASPS and AAA joined forces to compete in the third race of the orienteering league on Saturday 7th October. They travelled in the minibus to Durham Down, Bristol and ran in pairs along the 1.3km course. Terrain was runnable grassland with a complex network of thickets and woods with many minor paths. All 11 pupils completed the race on their debut and enjoyed the navigational challenge. Results can be found at www.avonschoolsorienteering.org.uk
The next race takes place at Blaise Castle on Saturday 11th November.

Osiligi Masai Warriors

We were very lucky to have a visit and performance from the Osiligi Masai Warriors, who had travelled all the way from Kenya! They sang fantastically, danced wonderfully and shared lots of information about their culture with us. It was a brilliant experience!

Cross Country

Last Wednesday (4th October), Mrs Glanville and Mr Taylor took a group of children from year 5 and 6 to a Cross Country event at Odd Down Sports Ground. 14 aspiring young athletes completed a mile long course along with 30 other schools from across BANES. Everyone did brilliantly and completed the course. A special mention to Ella and Abi who came first and third in their races.


Biathlon

10 children signed up to take part in their first ever Biathlon race at the University of Bath Campus last Friday (6th October). Mrs Glanville and Mr Reed took the enthused children to swim 50m in the Olympic sized pool and race 800m on the, high class, running track. With lots of schools competing from across the South West and a few A-class athletes cheering on the children, everyone had a tremendous day. Abi, from Year 6, finished on the podium winning a silver medal for the Under 11 age category. A huge well done to her for such an achievement and to everyone else for taking part.


Open The Book

 

On Tuesday 12th September, members of Weston All Saints Church began their series of “Open The Book” by dazzling us with a performance telling the story of creation from the Bible. They used great props and design to bring the story to life. We’re all looking forward to their next visit!


Children’s Art Competition - Royal Bath and West Show 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to the following pupils for their winning Safety Poster Competition entries in this year’s Royal Bath and West Show. There were over 600 entries from schools across the region so the pupils can be really proud of their achievements:

Overall Winner - Talia, 6L

Class 1 (aged 7 years and under) : 1st prize - Evelyn, 3W. 2nd prize - Charlotte, 2B. 3rd prize - Anya, 1S/S

Highly Commended : Lincoln, 1S/S & Timothy, 1Sk

Class 2 (aged 8 & 9 years) : 2nd prize - Rosie, 4W/D

Highly Commended : Natalie 4W/D & Morgan, 4H

Class 3 (aged 10 and 11 years) : 1st prize - Talia, 6L. 2nd prize - Annie, 6L.

Highly Commended : Emily, 6L & Neve 5R


Today's assembly took an unexpected turn of events! We were learning about the Pentecost and how the message of Jesus changed people as it spread. Mr Peryer, who was leading the assembly, left the hall half way through and returned as a changed man; he was Superman! What a fun way to learn about the birth of the church!


Great Feedback from Parents!

Dear Dr Bull,

I would like to thank you and the rest of the staff for all your hard work with the Year 6 SATs this week. My daughter woke up this morning knowing she had two SATs papers in her least favourite subjects, she was feeling a little nervous and yet she said to me how much she is enjoying this week. "I wish every week could be SATs week" she told me.
The extra playtime and snacks and music when they go into the hall before the exams and the rosemary are all such and lovely thoughtful touches that are really are making this week special for the children and I would like to thank you all for making the SATs week a positive experience.

Kind regards

 

Dear Dr Bull.,

Many thanks for your reply, I do of course understand, and I realise that ... will be lucky to have any of the dedicated members of staff that teach at WASPS.

I don't think that I have ever said this in person, but I always mean to, so here it is ... thank you for leading such a creative, engaging and inspiring school. ... (0B, 1P, 2C, 3G) has grown enormously in terms of her formal learning but also in her creative mindset, compassion for others and confidence outside of the school gates, and this is down to you, your teachers and all of the staff at WASPS.

Thank you


Weston All Saints Primary School [Sourced from The Spectator Magazine]

The jewel in the crown of this Bath primary school is undoubtedly its headmistress, Dr Anne Bull. She has been at the school for over twenty years, and has won plaudit after plaudit for her work, including an OBE for services to education, and 2012 Headteacher of the Year at the Pearson Teaching Awards. As a Church of England primary school, Christian values are very important, and each class has a specific Christian ‘value’ to consider - from perseverance to compassion.

After school activities are plentiful - and encouraged - while year 6 pupils take part in an annual residential trip to France (French is taught from year 3 upwards). As well as visiting the war graves and Mont. St. Michel, sailing and open-air swimming are on the cards; and of course, all conversations with locals must be in French!

More recently, the school has set up a new Academy Trust, which has been granted approval for a new primary school academy, which is due to open later this year.


Multi-Cultural Week/Commonwealth Week Links with WASPS - 20th to 24th March 2017

On Monday, 20th March 2017 WASPS is celebrating its very own Multi-Cultural Week. This week is dedicated to learning about and celebrating diversity in the UK. Each class will focus on a country. This will include some countries from the British Commonwealth. The children will be learning about the culture and history of that country and its relevance to the UK. All the classes will be showing one another what they have been learning through the means of a display! Next week, please ask your children what they have been learning.


Chinese Exchange Visit

Last week, six Chinese teachers came to WASPS as part of an exchange program. They spent time in different classes and taught both Mandarin lessons and calligraphy lessons.
It was a great experience for everyone!


Little WASPS Choir Sing at the Pump Rooms


WASPS LIBRARY PROJECT

Over the last month or so children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have been working on large and small book cover designs for the School Library. The large boards were painted with acrylic paint and feature children's classic books such as "Elmer", "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Twits".
Further book characters have been painted on the Library walls, making it a relaxing colourful space for all the children in the school, where books can be enjoyed, shared and borrowed.
Do pop in and have a look.


Football Tournament

Throughout the afternoon of 07/11/16 WASPS took part in the BANES 7-a-side football tournament at Odd Down.
20 teams were divided into 4 groups with the top two teams progressing to the quarter finals.
WASPS played 4 fixtures in the group stages winning 3 games : 2-0, 2-1 and 6-0. The boys played superbly; utilizing the wonderful surface to play crisp, quick passes. Joe B, Luis, Isaac K and Harry H were amongst the scorers with Jack L, Freddie G and Amin solid and composed in defence. All of the wide players showed an eye for the early ball with Isaac R and Tadgh M running hard delivering accurate balls into the box.
Having won their group WASPS faced Oldfield Park A in the quarter finals. Oldfield Park ran out comfortable winners playing at a higher tempo and with greater strength.
WASPS should be very proud of their afternoon's work and reassured that 7 of the team will be available for selection next year.


Gospel choir Harvest Sing Song at Woodland Grove

On the afternoon of Tuesday 1st November, 34 members of WASPS Gospel Choir, along with Miss Gray and other staff, headed to Woodland Grove Care Home to entertain the residents. The children sang a selection of songs about Harvest, Autumn, as well as some upbeat classic songs. The residents really enjoyed listening to the energetic, enthusiastic singing and joined in with a few themselves. Following the singing, the children spent time of chatting with the residents over juice. They enjoyed it so much that the Gospel Choir have been invited back for Christmas.


Forest School

8 of our children were lucky enough to attend a Forest School Course last term lasting for 6 weeks. They learnt skills such as archery, woodwork, den building, canoeing, fire lighting and team work. Each week they built up their skills culminating in a Treasure hunt. Each week the children made and cooked different food including the most amazing pizza cooked in a Dutch Oven.


Year 4 Football Tournament

On Monday 16th May, ten boys from Year 4 attended a football tournament at Odd Down Playing Fields. Seven schools participated and WASPS won four out of six games! William, Freddie G, Reuben, Amin (4M), Jack, Luis, Harley (4WD), Tadgh, Isaac and Theo (4H) all represented their school magnificently! They had a great time and played with enthusiasm, supporting one another throughout the games.
Well done boys!


Jubilee International School, Guinea

Following our recent request on 20th April by the WASPS Eco Council to support a local Weston man, Mr Ring, in his quest to collect resources for the Jubilee International School in Guinea, we have now received the following photo from Mr Ring of our donations being loaded into the container.


Gospel Choir

On Friday the 18th of March WASPS gospel choir sang at Weston All Saints Church. It was amazing and WASPS Gospel choir, Bath Gospel Choir and PSG choir sang ‘This Little light of mine’ together. There was a lot of applause and success. I felt really happy.
Diego 4H

On Friday the 18th March 2016, the WASPS gospel choir, Rock Band, BCGC and PSG were singing in Weston All Saints Church. I enjoyed it and I think everyone enjoyed it as well. It was fun but very tiring! (I was very sleepy in the end).
Israel 3G


Running Man Visits WASPS

Jim Cole the famous runner who is, later this year, attempting a recreation of Forest Gump’s fictional run across America and back, visited Weston All Saints Primary School (W.A.S.P.S.) and took all the children on a one mile run.
Jim began his day at W.A.S.P.S. with an inspirational talk. Describing how his journey began, how his Asperger Syndrome has not prevented him from accomplishing his goals and the magnificent sights he has seen on his runs with his dog. The children had created race numbers for him, which Jim will personally sign and return, as a memory of the day.
Since January 1st 2013, Jim has run at least 10K (6.21 miles), every day (more than 3 years), no day missed! He completed triathlon distances every day for 2015 (750m swim, 20K cycle, 10K run)...365 days, with no activity or day missed!
Jim has undertaken these physical challenges to raise awareness for sedentary lifestyles and child obesity. Furthermore, Jim’s next adventure is to complete the original fictional Forest Gump run, which consists of 20,000miles on the 1st October 2016.
Commenting, Dr Anne Bull, Headteacher said, “Everyone was so excited about his visit and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Jim has embarked on an incredibly challenging journey for a great cause. We wish him the best of luck on his expedition.”
Overheard by a five year old child, “This is so much fun! Let’s do this every day!”

Click on the image to see us in action!


Fair Trade Conference

On Tuesday, 8th March, the Eco Council, Erin, Rosie, Ella and Ralph (6S) attended a Fair Trade Conference in Wells Cathedral. It involved a number of schools which were divided into three groups to rotate between workshops.

The first workshop discussed the need for Fair Trade and children worked collaboratively brainstorming how they could promote Fair Trade.

The second workshop involved discussing what they had for breakfast! They realised that the food they had in one morning, was dependent on the produce from half the world’s farmers. Following this they looked at farmers’ lifestyles and how they survived. They completed an activity where they had to decide how best to spend a sum of money in a village, prioritising the amenities. They had to present their ideas and justify their reasoning to the rest of the groups.

Finally the third workshop included a pack of resources. Each table had a pack with similar items although some packets were missing items, while others had double. The children had to barter and exchange resources or money to gain all the items they needed to complete the task. This workshop really required them to think about how we could best use their resources. It enabled them to see how countries must make wise decisions to enable them to make a profit and for people to live without poverty.

The children learnt a lot from these workshops and Erin would even say ‘it’s fair to be fair about Fair Trade’.


Mini Science Week

The week beginning the 8th February was Mini Science week when teachers shared a science experiment with their class each day. Activities ranged from making electromagnets in Year 6 to finding out about the power of friction, when Year 4 found it impossible to pull two dictionaries (whose pages were interlocked) apart. Children in Reception were delighted by a visit from Professor Plum who shared an air powered rocket and what happens to an egg when you put it in salt water.James from 4WD summed up his week: "It was a brilliant week and I loved finding out what would happen every day. There were so many experiments; my favourite one was the chemical reaction."


Gleeson Judo

On 7th February Gleeson Judo had their first special Elite Invitation only session, held at the University of Bath, Team Bath’s impressive judo ‘dojo’, one of the foremost centres for judo in the UK. Gleeson Judo took around 20 of their students with them, including Sam V & Rupert G from WASPS.
The day was made extra special as Tom Reed the UK No.1 and silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games was on the mat helping with the coaching. It was a tough session but everyone seemed to enjoy it and there was a positive feeling that more future events would be welcomed.


Netball

On Wednesday 3rd February WASPS' netball team travelled to Moorlands Federation to play in the BANES High 5 Netball league. The team, captained by Leyla, played superbly and managed to hold onto their half time lead. The final score was 9 - 8 to WASPS. They now play St Marys in the quarter finals next term.


Competition Winner!!

Just before Christmas, some Year Four classes took part in a 'Language Book Competition', which involved many schools across the country.

It consisted of the children hearing the beginning of a story with some French words and then creating their own ending whilst introducing new French vocabulary.

We are very pleased to announce that 'Lucy G' 4M was one of the winners! Congratulations to her and all who took part.


Gospel Choir

On the afternoon of Monday 14th December, the WASPS gospel choir headed to the Abbey as part of the Bath Rotary Christmas Collection. The Year 3 and 4 pupils, along with Miss Gray set up in the colonnades to sing a selection of jazzy Christmas carols. Large crowds of passers-by stopped and listened to the singing, as the choir raised a substantial amount of money for Age Concern UK. Many thanks to the parents who came along to support and the children who put on a brilliant energising performance!


Making Cheesy Bread Sticks with Richard Bertinet

WASPS pupils have been delighted to have had a cookery lesson with none other than nationally renowned, artisan breadmaker, Richard Bertinet!

This fantastic experience was a result of WASPS winning first prize in the Healthy Eating Scarecrow competition which was organised by The Great Bath Feast 2015.

The children learnt how to make cheesy bread sticks which they then enjoyed eating with their lunch!

The following are some photos of Year 4 enjoying the experience.


Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company Perform their Nativity

WOW! We have just had the huge pleasure of watching Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company perform their nativity play for us – and it was fantastic! It was so inspiring and will help us all in our own Christmas performances next week.

Anna, Year 5 said:
“It was an extraordinary play and I think it couldn’t have been better - especially the way that they used two walking sticks as legs for the donkey and the camel.”

Isaac, also in Year 5, said:
“An exceedingly terrific performance played from their heart.”

Bradley, Year 4, said:
“My favourite character was the sheepdog - especially when he did a backflip!”

Eleanor, also in Year 4 said:
“I loved this play of the Christmas story because they used amazing accents, but the actors and actresses could also sing brilliantly.

“I am speechless!” said Amelia, “They put so much effort into their performances which were incredible. I loved it!”


Road Safety

Children in Little Wasps now feel even safer, equipped with high-visibility hats and road safety knowledge.


KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL MATHS CHALLENGE

On Wednesday, 7th October, Harley (4W/D), Amy (4W/D), Lucy (4M) and Finn (4H) represented WASPS in the King Edward’s School Maths Challenge. Ten schools in Bath attended the challenge which involved patterns, mental maths, shapes and problem solving. The children learnt to work as part of a team, drawing on each other’s mathematical strong points. Throughout the competition they became more technical, one child went to check their answers with the ‘score master’ while the other began solving the next question. Congratulations to all of them, especially Harley and Lucy who came first in the mental maths category. Quotes from the children : “I enjoyed it very much, it was great fun”. “It was a lot of fun. I liked competing against other schools”. “It was a great experience. I really enjoyed it”. “It was so much fun. We worked really well together”.



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