News Gallery 2016/17
West Melton's Race For Life 2017
Our second time to do Race for Life and another huge success. A charity that has affected so many of the community and staff's lives. Everyone took part, walking, pushing prams or running and proudly received a medal of participation at the end.
We gave trophies for the most laps/fastest times for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the FS/KS1 race and the KS2 races. Well done to Emma Nicholson for the Fastest Parent Certificate too.
In total to date we have raised a fantastic £750 for cancer research. Well done to all who have participated and donated.
Picture This Exhibition
For many years we have enjoyed taking part in Rotherham's children festival - especially the Picture This Project which gives our children the opportunity to display their creative talents in a huge exhibition at Magna. We are very proud of the variety of detailed , 2D and 3D stunning artwork that has been produced by children from all classes.
Some of our Children enjoyed attending the opening of the exhibiton and were equally as proud of our school's fantastic display, inspired by "Children's Games" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
"Children's Games" was painted in 1560; this painting pictures more than two hundred children playing over eighty different games. The children, who range in age from toddlers to adolescents, are pictured playing leap-frog, performing handstands, walking on stilts and other toys.
Mayors Musical Showcase
The Mayors Musical Showcase was a charity event that the choir were invited to perform at.
They had the opportunity of singing on stage to the new mayoress and several other schools and invited members of public who attended the event.
See more on our Young Voices page.
Young Voices 2017
The Choir, Mrs Norris, Mrs Arnold and Mrs Foster had an amazing time at the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena, joining over 5000 other pupils to sing and dance their hearts out.
Well done to everyone and many thanks to our parents for their continued support.
See lots more photographs of the Young Voices 2017 event on our Young Voices page.
New School Logo
You may have noticed a change of logo on our recent correspondence and on our website.
The original winning logo was designed by Karyss Nowell in Y5. It was digitalised into the logo we are now using.
Congratulations to Karyss for her winning design. It was chosen from many entries and I am sure you will agree that it represents our new vision in an effective way.
Attendance Award 2015/16
West Melton are proud to announce that we have recently received an award from the Local Authority for much improved attendance. We have exceeded the target we were set.
Well done to everyone and many thanks to our parents for their continued support with this.
Basic Skills Quality Mark
We have an announcement!
Well done to our new teaching team as we passed our reassessment for the Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark again and will hold this for the next 3 years.
Take a look at the Feedback Report that the Basic Skills Agency sent us advising us of this award.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Adele Williams who has moved on to pastures new with a new role closer to home.
All the staff and children at West Melton wish you all the luck in the world and will miss you.
Children in Need
West Melton Primary School took part in Children in Need on Friday. Children dressed up in spots. To raise money all children took part in baking buns which were then sold at the end of the day.
The school raised a massive £241.90. We would like to thank all the children and parents for their support.
West Melton's new Choir is very pleased to be taking part in the Young Voices event. We have attended this for many years now and always have an amazing and magical time.
The next concert takes place at the Sheffield Arena on Wednesday 11th January, 2017. The choir have been busy each week learning all the songs.
We are very excited to be part of the Young Voices and being part of the largest school choir concert in the world.
The lyrics for 2017 are available to download.
Young Voices have their own website, where you can find more information about 'The largest school choir concerts in the world'.
You can find dance move videos on the YouTube chanel, Young Voices TV.
Young Voices Apps - To assist the children with learning the repertoire Young Voices is making the songs from the Practice Room available for smart phones and tablets. Young Voices also have a NEW Choir Rehearsal App, which will help transform the process of learning the Young Voices music.
We have a new page on our website all about West Melton Primary Choir at Young Voices.
We were overwhelmed with amount of parents that attended the Parent Events during the past few weeks, from Foundation through to Year 6.
We would like to thank you all for attending and hope to see you again soon.
Cross Country Finals
The finalists of the cross country went to Herringthorpe and took part in the finals. All children were a credit to the school with their behaviour and attitude.
Year 1 and 2 children took part in the hockey festival. They all worked super hard with a special mention for Henry Smith who scored 5 goals!
Harvest Festival 2016
A massive thank you to parents and the Rights Respecting Team for donating and collecting food which has been donated to the salvation army. The food will be distributed to people within the local community.
Year 5 and 6 took part in the football festival at Wath Comp, the girls and boys worked really hard on the day. Mr Gunning and Mr Atherton were very proud of them.
Year 3/4/5/6 took part in a cross country sports event; a number of children got through to the next stage which is at Herringthorpe Leisure centre.
Macmillan Cancer Support - Coffee Morning and Non-uniform day
We raised £185 for Macmillan Cancer Support with our Coffee Morning and Non-uniform day. Thanks to all who took part!
Student Council and other Pupil Roles 2016/17
The children this week have been busy writing manifestoes and giving speeches in order to persuade their fellow class members to vote for them. The outcomes were announced today.
All new members of the different groups are very excited about their new roles and responsibilities.
See all of the new Pupil Representatives on our Pupil Voice page.
Ethos and Values - New Vision / Mission Statement
On Monday 5th September 2016, all the staff and Governors worked hard to develop a new and improved Vision and Mission Statement for our ever changing and improving school.
The results of their hard work can be seen on the About Us page.
Sarah Luty - Memorial Tree Planting
A moving ceremony was held on school grounds, where a tree was planted by pupils, Drew and Ashton Luty, in memory of their mum Sarah Luty who sadly passed away in May. She was a much loved member of the community and a school governor for a short amount of time too.
The boys did a fantastic job of planting the tree and read a remembrance poem afterwards. As the tree blossoms we will be reminded of the bright, beautiful and proud person that Sarah was.