School Council had an egg-citing time judging the entries for the Easter egg competition

Platinum Head Teacher Award

Amazing writers in FS2 win Mrs Angell's Platinum Award - Congratulations boys!!!

The Tin Forest

'There was once a windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted.

Right in the middle was a small house, with small windows, that looked out on other people's rubbish and bad weather.

In the house lived an old man. Everyday he tried to tidy away the rubbish, sifting and sorting, burning and burying.

And every night the old man dreamed. He dreamed he lived in a jungle full of wild forest animals. There were colourful birds, tropical trees, exotic flowers, toucans, tree frogs and tigers.

But when he woke, his world outside was still the same.`

One day something caught the old man's eye and an idea planted itself in his head.

The idea grew roots and sprouted. Feeding on the rubbish, it grew leaves. It grew branches. It grew bigger and bigger. ...'

 

Watch the film clip underneath to find out what happened to the Tin Forest.

World Book Day

Staff are ready for celebrating National Book Day and our whole school focus on visual literacy using the text and video: The Tin Forest - please follow the link to watch the video

WGT 2019

Whiston certainly has got plenty of talent!!!

Our Times Table Rock Stars launch was fabulous!!!

Use the passwords given out in class (Y2 - Y6) to try to become a Rock Star.

During Walk to School Week we 'blinged' our bikes and scooters!!

Step into Narnia!!! 

Children celebrate their learning of our whole school topic 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

Whiston Remembers

Welcome back to the New Year - 2018 19

Building work has now officially finished!

Wow ... look at all the changes to school over the last 2 years!

 

We are delighted with the refurbishments of the KS2 block. This is the fourth phase of a five year asset management plan for the school that has seen White Woods Primary Academy Trust invest over £1,000,000 into the development of the school building. We even had players from Rotherham United help us officially cut the ribbon.

The children say that: 'The school is now looking very fancy!'

KS2 refurbishments are well on the way ...

5th December update on KS2 refurbishments

We have today held a meeting with the Project Management company, contractors, academy buildings manager and one of our governors regarding the progress of the refurbishment.

 

We have been advised that once the external panelling was removed it became evident that additional structural steel work would be required. An engineer has had to redesign the plan. Unfortunately this has resulted in a delay to completion of the programme.  We are told that the contractors will now be on site until the end of the half term break.  Completion date has now been revised to 18 February.

 

In addition, following conversations that took place after school on Friday 24 November, we are planning to hold a meeting for parents to raise any questions they may have directly with the contractors and the project management team.  This will be held on Monday 18th December at 5pm in the school hall.  Please use the breakfast club door accessed via the car park if you wish to attend.

 

I have attached drawings showing what the finished building should look like.

 

For your information we have been inspected by the safety officer from the South Yorkshire fire brigade today.  He is happy with all school and contractors procedures.  He commented that our fire policy and systems were very well managed and gave us a 'clean bill of health'.

 

Meanwhile, if you have any questions please email me on whjitangell@rgfl.org.

Work has been completed on our new outdoor FS2 learning environment; please take a look at the transformation below.

Watch the transformation of our FS2 outdoor learning environment!

Take a look at the new design for FS2 outdoor learning environment completed summer 2017

We are really excited that the school governors have agreed our new plans to extend and create an exciting and immersive outdoor learning environment for FS2.

 

We are now open for business!!!

We had an official opening of our new reception area on Tuesday 13th June. One child from each class was chosen to join Mrs Finney, Mr Henderson and Mrs Angell for the official opening.

 

'We have really enjoyed cutting the ribbon!'

We have had a face lift!

Welcome to our new reception area 

We now have a welcoming space for parents and visitors to Whiston

The school extension is starting to take shape.