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2021 - 2022

Year R Trip to Herne Bay

Year R had a successful trip to Herne Bay last week, where they travelled using both train and buses, as part of their Term theme, ‘Ticket to Ride.  They had a lovely time visiting the Memorial Park and having a picnic.

May Day Celebrations

We were delighted to be visited by the Dead Horse Morris Dancers and Broomdashers Dancers today (29/04/22).  The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the dancing and hearing about the traditions of May Day and what the dances signify; including how the chimney sweeps would parade through the towns on the 1st May to mark the end of winter and remind people it was time to have their chimney swept. We would like to say a big thank you to the Morris Dancers and Broomdashers for giving their time today.


The Jack in the Green procession will be taking place in Whitstable on Monday, 2nd May from 10am-3pm.  

Spring Fair

Thank you to all those who came along to the Spring fair at the end of Term 4.  Despite the weather it was a great success and we are delighted to inform you that we raised the amazing amount of £930!

Year 1 Geography Topic continued

Year 1 had their second immersion morning this week for their geography topic, focusing on the United Kingdom. This time they were focused on Wales and had a fun morning eating Welsh cakes and learning about all things Welsh.

World Book Day 2022

What a wonderful World Book Day we had at Westmeads.  We were overwhelmed to see so many fantastic costumes depicting the children's Favourite book characters.  Both children and staff alike enjoyed the day of celebrating the joy of reading.

Bedtime Story Event

On World Book Day we also had a wonderful ‘Bedtime Story Event’ at Westmeads, where the children and their families were invited to come along to school in the early evening dressed in pyjamas and listen to stories. As well as listening to stories they also enjoyed hot chocolate and popcorn. We hope those families who were able to come along enjoyed the event.

Reading in Strange Places competition

part of Book Week

Well done to all those who took photos of ‘Reading in strange places’.  Mrs Powell enjoyed sharing all the inventive places that the children had found to read.  It was a hard task, but after a lot of deliberation we are happy to announce that Summer in Green Class was the winner, who received a book prize for her photo.

Year 1 Geography Topic

Year 1 took part in an immersion morning for our geography topic focusing on the United Kingdom. The children had an opportunity to eat typical English food, read books by English authors and also danced to some English songs. Each week this term we will be looking at a different country of the UK; exploring the language, food, culture, capital etc.

Book Week 2022

One of our activities this week to celebrate Book Week, was a trip for all children to visit Harbour Book Shop in Whitstable. All children had an opportunity to use their World Book Day voucher and exchange it for a book of their choice. We want to say a big thank you to Harbour Books for making us feel so welcome and reading the children stories.

Year 1 Trip to the Library

On Tuesday (02/03/22), Year 1 children had a successful trip to Whitstable Library, where they had an enjoyable time learning about what happens in a library.  They had a look through the books and also Barry the Librarian read them a story.

Year R Whitstable Library Trip

The Year R children had a wonderful time finding out about what happens in a library; they had a chance to browse the books and Barry the Librarian read them a story. He was delighted to see Westmeads’ children returning to the library.

Great Fire of London Showcase

Year 2 had their end of term ‘Showcase’, where they re-enacted the Great Fire of London by setting fire to the models they had been building this term. The children sang rhymes that they had learned, gave speeches that they had written and even shared the diary entries and poems that they had drafted as part of their Great Fire of London topic.


Thank you to the families who were able to attend; we always enjoy having our families in school. Also thank you to our Fire Safety Warden, Mr Penfold for setting alight our Year 2’s model buildings, inspired by those used in 1666.

Year 1 Trip to the Whitstable Museum

Year 1 had an interesting trip to the Whitstable Museum (13/14th January) as part of their learning theme, 'Incredible Inventions'.


The children enjoyed learning about the Invicta steam locomotive, which was built by George and Robert Stephenson for the World’s first steam locomotive passenger railway. The line ran from Whitstable to Canterbury, which you may know now as the Crab and Winkle Line. Thank you to the staff of the Whitstable Museum for their time and such an informative trip.

Panto time!

The New Year began with a wonderful pantomime treat that was enjoyed by staff and children alike! 'M and M Theatrical Productions' visited us with their performance of 'Sleeping Beauty', which was paid for by the Friends.

Guinea Pigs update

The school guinea pigs have been having a lovely break in their 'holiday home' over the Christmas holidays.  Here are a few photos and videos of Biscuit and Cookie to see what they have been up to.

Guinea Pigs on Christmas holiday

Christmas Concerts and Nativity shows

It was lovely to see so many of you attending the Christmas Concerts and Reception's Nativity; we were delighted to be able to come together this year despite circumstances. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. We are all very proud of everything that the children achieved.  Please see below some photos of the fantastic performances.



Christmas has arrived!

Christmas has well and truly arrived at Westmeads this week! On Tuesday, the children enjoyed decorating the tree in the hall with a special Christmas assembly and sang carols.

Year 2 visit to Duncan Downs

Year 2 had a trip to Duncan Downs to start their topic this term and had a great time exploring the area. 

Year R Visit to Remembrance Display

As part of Remembrance Day, Year R children visited the Remembrance display at the Kent Army Cadet Force headquarters in Cromwell Road. The children all behaved respectfully.

Year 1 Whitstable Trip

Year 1 have had a fantastic start to the year and took an adventure into our local community to discover things that they might not have noticed on their walks to school. Our Head teacher, Ms White, was delighted to be able to join them and was very impressed at their excellent questioning skills.


They used this opportunity to fuel their learning topic this term ' All around us'. Thank you to the parent helpers, for their invaluable support.

Year 2 Canterbury Trip

Year 2 took a trip to Canterbury to learn all about cities first hand.  It was an exciting day for all and they were buzzing with excitement on their return, talking about what they had seen and learnt.  What a wonderful start to their learning about their topic, 'Exploring the City'.


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