Introduction

This page will tell you all about who are school councilors are and about your homework (what is it and when it is due). We have also included links to some external websites with cool games or helpful websites you may find useful for your homework.

Homework

Our homework is designed to help you with your learning in the classroom!

Here are our expectations for each year group:

Year 1 and 2 classes: Spelling words (linked to phonics) and basic numeracy skills.
Year 3 and 4 classes: Learn spelling words for your test, complete your spelling sentences in your spelling journals, complete one page of your mental maths homework book.
Year 5 and 6 classes: A piece of literacy or topic work and a page of your mental maths book.

From time to time you may get given a termly homework project based around your topic instead of your weekly literacy or topic work.

Kidzone

Here are links to some useful websites – they provide a range of activities to support your learning.

If you come across any useful ones yourself that you think may be helpful to others, please let us know and we can add a link for you!

BBC Bitesize KS1 BBC Bitesize KS2 Mathletics British Council SATs Papers Every School SATs Bootcamp SATs Bootcamp Crickweb KS2 Literacy Crickweb KS2 NUmeracy Road to Grammer Topmarks Mental Maths Maths Frame Study James Math Playground

Reading

we expect all children across the school (including fluent readers) to read at home with a grown up 3-5 times a week. This is learning for life!

Extra Homework

lots of you choose to do extra work at home and bring it in to show us, keep it up!
We always love to see any extra home learning!

Where helpful, we will also upload important homework documents for you (just in case you misplace them!)

House Captains

Westfield’s Year 6 House Captains are elected by the pupils and represent Frome (Green), Yeo (Yellow), Somer (Red) and Avon (Blue).

They meet to discuss important issues surrounding school life, support charities and represent the school at community events.

“Pupil Voice” is critical to us at Westfield and we like the children to play as big a role as possible in many of our decisions.

Awards

Westfield operates an effective and meaningful reward system which encourages independent achievement, co-operation, teamwork and politeness and respect towards others.

We operate a House System where all pupils are allocated a house for the duration of their time in school. House points are awarded for good behaviour, kindness to others and achievement in all areas. Our houses are all named after local rivers – Avon, Frome, Somer and Yeo. House competitions also take place throughout the year with the winning house each term receiving a reward. The houses are led and managed by 4 elected House Captains from Year 6.

Rainbow Awards – these are awarded individually for pupils’ effort and attainment in learning. Awards are named after all the colours of the rainbow leading on to Bronze, Silver and Gold. They are celebrated weekly during Key Stage Assemblies.

The Good Book. Pupils who have shown outstanding effort or achievement have their name put in the Headteacher’s Good Book and are awarded a golden sticker. They are celebrated weekly in whole school assembly.

School Representation. Westfield awards pupils a sleeve badge for their schol sweatshirt or cardigan in recognition of their efforts in extra-curricular activities. We are proud of our pupils’ endeavours in sports and the arts and acknowledge their efforts in these areas.

Cup Assembly

Each long term, we hold an awards assembly and have cups presented for each subject. Teachers nominate a child from each year group and decide upon winners, the children then get to take the cups home until the next awards celebration. We also have our sought after ‘Friendship Cup’, where winners are nominated and chosen by the children.