Today we held our annual sports day. This year we decided to hold a circuit of different activities based around the school grounds to enable pupils to experience each activity and win tokens for the their team, either by winning or showing great sportsmanship. Activities including running races, basketball, indoor curling, skipping and hockey, amongst others.
Our fantastic FOWB (Friends of West Blatchington) put on yummy refreshments to keep the spectators going with tea, coffee, sausage sandwiches and croissants... Thank you FOWB!
The pupils, families and staff all had a fantastic day and it was a very tight race to the trophy, with Yellow and Green teams drawing in 3rd place, Red coming 2nd and Blue clinching 1st place. Well done to everyone!
Find out about what we've been getting up to at West Blatch by clicking on the link: WB News - May 2018
On Saturday 5th May West Blatchington is taking part in annual Children's Parade, to kick off the much anticipated Brighton Festival. The theme this year is 'Paintings' and our chosen artist is Jackson Pollack.
Jackson Pollack was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, who was well known for his unique style of drip painting. We have had fantastic fun making props and painting t-shirts and getting to experiment with paint dripping and flicking!
The Children's parade is always a fantastic event for all the family and with the weather forecast predicting a warm and sunny Spring day, we would love for you to come and cheer us along the parade route on Saturday!
We are school number 38 and the parade starts from Pelham Square at 10:30 and makes its way to Madeira Drive.
Any parents and children walking with the school for the parade will need to be at Pelham Square for 10:00. Remember to wear comfy shoes and bring sun cream and sunglasses/hats to provide protection from the sun!
Click here for the latest edition of our newsletter: WB News - March 2018
The children have had great fun on their second day at Hindleap Warren, starting the day with archery and then testing themselves on the climbing wall. Even the spring sunshine came out!
In the afternoon they are taking part in a crate stacking challenge and then a very muddy obstacle course, which they are really looking forward to. They are all having a fantastic experience and can't wait to tell family and friends about their adventures!
Children from Years 5 and 6 arrived safely at Hindleap Warren yesterday for their residential trip. The children quickly settled into their new surroundings and couldn't wait to get stuck into the activities planned for day one.
First up was pool kayaking which the children enjoyed immensely!
Next was a fun team building activity which involved communication and collaboration.
More updates to follow later about the activities they will enjoy today.
Morning, school will be open but it is very cold again so please be careful of paths leading to the school as there may be icy patches.
Please dress children in warm coats, gloves and hats.
We will be closely monitoring the situation due to the unpredictable forecasts and will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible if we had to close the school early due to adverse weather. Children can enter the school through the normal entrances.
Breakfast club and the minibus will be operating.
World Book day dress up is going ahead today, but please ensure children have warm layers underneath their outfits.
Morning, school is open but it is very cold so please wrap up warm and be careful of paths leading to the school as there may be icy patches. We will be closely monitoring the situation due to the unpredictable forecast.
Please dress children in warm coats, gloves and hats and they can wear tracksuit bottoms instead of trousers/skirts with their school polo shirt and jumper if wanted.
Breakfast club and the morning minibus will operate. If your child is not going on the minibus please phone Miss Muna on the minibus mobile.
The school is open today. There has been a light covering of snow overnight that has frozen so the premises team are hard at work to clear and grit it.
Please take the utmost care on paths in and around the school, as there may be areas that are icy or slippery.
Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather as it is very cold. They will need warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves and suitable footwear.
Hangleton Way is reported as being clear but please still be cautious. We would advise avoiding Downlands Drive.
The junior driveway will be closed all day and so please enter via the infant main entrance if you need to come to the school office.
Pupils are to come into school in the following ways:
All infant classes - all to go via infant main entrance
Junior classes - please use normal entrance
Breakfast club and the morning minibus have been cancelled. Information on the afternoon minibus will follow later today.
After reviewing the weather forecasts along with current conditions, which have improved since this morning, the school is planning to open tomorrow morning.
The school will conduct a risk assessment at 06:30 and send a text to parents as soon as it is reasonably practical to confirm the situation.
Please note that as it is likely that the roads may be icy when the minibus is due to set off, the minibus morning route is expected to be cancelled tomorrow, along with breakfast club. Please make alternative arrangements.