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Year 5 and 6 Residential

We had a brilliant couple of days. Day one we spent at Alton Towers and while day 2 was water sports at Carsington Water.

Visits to Westwood Farm

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We had a fantastic time visiting Westwood Farm. All of us got to feed the lambs and find out what happens on the farm. Thanks to Helen, Tom and Josh for showing us round.

Wessington Primary School Well Dressing

Many thanks to everyone who helped with our fantastic well dressing. A special thanks to Mrs Cole, Mrs Daly, Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Middup for all their hard work. 

Parent Questionnaire Results

Letter from Minister for Schools

World Book Day 2024 Potato Challenge

World Book Day Menu

Wessington Primary School Parent Questionnaire 2024

Please complete our questionnaire - you can click on the link or scan the QR code below.

Thank you in advance.

Sports Hall Athletics Team!

Congratulations to Lea and Wessington Sportshall Athletics Teams! Wessington won the small schools and Lea the large schools! Both are through to the next round! 🎉🎉🎉🏆🏆🏆

American History virtual visit!

Class 6 from Lea and Class 4 at Wessington met with Emeritus Professor Denis Bracken from the University of Manitoba in Canada. Denis talked to the children about American Independence, Civil War, Indigenous people, The Underground Railroad, Polar Bears in Hudson Bay and Inuit Throat Singing. It was fascinating! The children are learning  American History and Geography this term.

Class 2 Animal Workshop

As part of our animals topics, we had a visit from Mr Hubball. He brought in some of his fantastic animals to show us. It was amazing!

Bulb Planting

We planted lots of bulbs on the village green. They will look amazing in the spring. They will also help to remove carbon from the atmosphere and they will attract pollinators.  We got some exercise too!

Trip to Eden Camp

As part of our history study of World War II, Framework Federation pupils from Y5 and Y6 visited the Eden Camp.

Trip to Matlock Town FC

Pupils from Y5 and Y6 enjoyed a game of football at Matlock Town FC. Everyone enjoyed watching a thrilling 2-2 draw with Workington Town. Many thanks to all at Matlock Town FC for making us feel so welcome.

Clubs & Activities this Term:


Young Voices Singing with Mr Rowlatt and Mrs Lawson  – Y5 & 6 -  Thursday 3.30pm-4.30pm

Baking with Mrs Easom – Y4, 5 & 6 – Alternate Tuesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm W/C 9th October (£1.50 per week cost)

Reading Club with Mrs Williams – Y3,4,5 & 6  -  Monday 3.30pm-4.30pm

Sports Leaders & Y1/2 with Mrs Greer – Friday 12.30pm-1pm

Max Galactico Sports – Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm

Wessington Open Morning

European Day of Languages

Coronation Celebrations

Happy Easter

Class 1 learnt about the Easter story and built this awesome model.

Science Week 2023

District Indoor Athletics Runners Up!

New Year Sporting Success!

A great start to the New Year as our indoor athletics team and basketball team won the small schools cluster tournament.

Space Centre Trip

Class 4 enjoyed a trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester. 

Borrow the Moon!

Yes! We did! We borrowed the moon! Check out the link to see what happened the week moon rocks came to school.

Wessington in Bloom.

On a beautiful Autumn morning, Class 4 planted 1000 daffodil bulbs on The Green. They will help the community to look amazing in the Spring.

Class 4 writing on display in the church.

Year 5/6 wrote non chronological reports about Wessington to celebrate the 50year anniversary of the registration of The Green. 

Owl pellets.

At open day we dissected owl pellets with parents.

Orienteering Champions!

Gold Award and Second overall of Small Schools, Matlock Sporting Events

Haddon House clinch Sports Day crown!

Keeping Safe in Hot Weather

Cultural Capital and Extra Curricular

Although we do try to offer some sporting and drama extra activity, we don't necessarily think these are always the best options for the children. After school activities often clash with family life and routines and this results in children who would like to attend, not being able to. We also find that children, in particular KS1, are tired at the end of the day and enthusiasm & motivation for the activity is lacking. We therefore took the decision across the Federation to offer as many opportunities to ALL the children within the school day as possible. We pride ourselves in the range of opportunities we offer alongside our very broad and balanced curriculum which is then inclusive to all and nobody misses out. Our aim is that EVERY child finds an area of the curriculum that they enjoy and achieve, building their confidence, resilience and independence by trying lots of new things and 'having a go'. Please see the document above

South Peak Small School Athletics Champions!!

A stunning team performance saw Wessington Primary School crowned Small School Champions!

How to Listen to Your Child Read

BBC East Midlands Today

Next Wednesday, 25th May, BBC East Midlands Today will be recording and filming all children in KS2 (Y3-6) singing '70 Years of Change'. Please can you give permission on ParentPay for your child. (This wont be live until tomorrow) They are planning on recording at Lea Primary School in the hall. Please can you drop off your child at 9.00am at Lea. They will need a packed lunch. Please also ensure your child is in FULL, SMART UNIFORM, thanks. Y3/4 will also need their swimming kits - the swimming bus will collect the children from Lea Primary after lunch and then return to Wessington at the usual time. Y5/6 will be joining the Y5/6 children from Lea for their PE lesson at Lea Green in the afternoon. They will need their school PE kit, trainers, water bottle/suncream/sunhat/waterproof? in a bag to get changed into. Please collect Y5/6 children from Lea Primary at 3.15pm. Any questions, dont hesitate to ask - a very exciting opportunity!

They are planning to show the broadcast on Friday 27th May!

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Friday 27th May, our children will be celebrating our Queens Platinum Jubilee. The children may come to school dressed in red, white and blue. They will enjoy Jubilee activities in their classroom during the morning. At 2.30pm we are inviting parents and family members to join us for a Street Tea Party in the playground. If you able to donate a small item of food to share on the day, it would be greatly appreciated - crisps/cupcakes/mini sausages or anything similar. Following this the children will be presented with a commemorative pin badge by Friends of Wessington, who have very kindly purchased them for the children. The children will then perform their Platinum Jubilee Song: '70 Years of Change' Fingers crossed for the weather and a lovely day.

Westwood Farm Visit

Natural England were established by an Act of Parliament in 2006. Their purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development. Their vision is ‘Thriving Nature for people and planet’ and they aim to achieve this through our mission ‘Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery’. Westwood Farm, Uppertown are part of the Natural England Partnership and offer farm visits to children. They have offered for all children from Nursery to Y4 from both schools to be able to visit the farm. The farm will collect 6 children and a member of staff in their mini bus and allow the children to spend half a day at the farm. They are transporting and having 29 groups of children ! There isn't any cost and the dates are on the school calendar. A wonderful opportunity!

Reading at Home

We would just like to thank all the parents and family members who find time each day to read with their child. It really does make a difference. Reading is fundamental in a child being able to access the rest of the curriculum and is a vital skill for life. Children who regularly read at home, especially to an adult, make much greater progress than those who don't. After checking reading diaries, children spend less time reading to an adult at home in Y3-6. This may be because they are becoming more independent in their abilities. Although it is fabulous if a child is passionate about a book and wants to read to themselves, it is also important that they still read to an adult regularly as this provides support with mistakes, punctuation, expression and most importantly understanding the text. As texts become more complex, so do the comprehension skills needed to fully appreciate their books. We do appreciate the time it takes and families can have very busy lives however, if you can listen to your child read as often as possible, it will have a positive impact on their learning. If you have any questions or would like any specific guidance for your child, please don't hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. Thank you.