Walmsley C.E. Primary School Newshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/Emergency Closurehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-09-07-emergency-closurehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-09-07-emergency-closure<p><strong>Enforced Closure</strong><br /> You may be aware due to the growth in the numbers of children in school we are working with the Diocese and Local Authority around the issue of space and school buildings. &nbsp;Ideally we wish to replace the &lsquo;Fame Academy&rsquo; with a substantial classroom block yet we are constrained due to the procedures we are required to follow to achieve this. &nbsp;However the Local Authority and Diocese have looked at us sympathetically and in April the Diocese put aside some grant money to support a replacement build. &nbsp;Unfortunately however, Bolton Authority are unable to match fund this so it cannot go ahead, nevertheless, we will continue to push for the build. &nbsp;<br /> We were informed early in August that we still had a portion of this allocation of grant money from the Diocese to spend on School. However, it has to be spent before 31 March 2018. &nbsp;As our boilers and heating system have long been in urgent need of replacement this was the project that was chosen. &nbsp;Usually this type of work would be undertaken in the summer holidays however due to the late notification of our ability to use the grant funding we needed to find another suitable time for the work to be carried out. In order to meet deadlines we have no alternative but to do an enforced closure for the 4 days attached to the October half term to allow a long enough period to get the work done. Therefore, school will close at 3.30pm on Friday 13th October and reopen on Monday 30th October. &nbsp;We are aware that this is not ideal and have not taken the decision lightly. &nbsp;However, we are aware that our boilers could fail at any time, which would force an emergency closure with no warning and no funding to repair or replace the heating system. &nbsp;<br /> Work will be set for the children although it is up to parents if they wish their child to complete it.&nbsp;<br /> I very much apologise for any inconvenience and have been assured that the work will be completed over the 16 days and there will be no further closure necessary.<br /> &nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/new_logo_2015.jpgThu, 07 Sep 2017 08:24:37 GMTDinner Money Newshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-07-18-dinner-money-newshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-07-18-dinner-money-news<p><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>We are pleased to let you know that we are moving to an online payment system for dinner money. &nbsp;The system will be rolled out to the whole school during the autumn term starting with current Year 2 (Year 3 from September). &nbsp;We are using a system called Sims Agora which will allow you to make online payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week directly into the school bank account. &nbsp;A letter explaining the sign up process will follow to Year 2 initially and from September to the rest of the school. &nbsp;This letter will contain a unique reference number to enable set up.&nbsp;</strong></span></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/school_dinners.pngTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:06:27 GMTThe Lion Kinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-30-the-lion-kinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-30-the-lion-king<p>The cast is announced!</p> <p>Click <a href="/files/Lion_King_CASTING.pdf">here</a> for the full list</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Lion_King.jpgMon, 30 Jan 2017 15:22:24 GMTOur Admissions Policy is set to change from September 2018http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-14-our-admissions-policy-is-set-to-change-from-september-2018http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-14-our-admissions-policy-is-set-to-change-from-september-2018<p>Please look at this consultation document for more details.</p> <p><a href="/files/Consultation_-_Admissions_Policy__2018-19_(final).pdf">Walmsley School Admissions Policy- Consultation Document</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/new_logo_2015.jpgWed, 14 Dec 2016 12:12:32 GMTChildren in Needhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-25-children-in-needhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-25-children-in-need<p>We raised &pound;454.50 for Children in Need!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Well done everyone!</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Chn_in_Need(1).pngFri, 25 Nov 2016 09:06:41 GMTMore shoe boxes have arrived!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-01-more-shoe-boxes-have-arrivedhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-01-more-shoe-boxes-have-arrived<p>We now have more shoe boxes so pop to the office if you would like one</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/ShoeboxHeaderF[1](2).jpgTue, 01 Nov 2016 14:58:52 GMT£833.23 profit made from School Disco!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-01-833-23-profit-made-from-school-discohttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-01-833-23-profit-made-from-school-disco<p>We are thrilled to announce that the School Discos held before half term raised the whopping amount of &pound;833.23! &nbsp;This brilliant total will go towards the purchase of one of the Clevertouch screens. &nbsp;As you know we are having a huge fundraising effort at the moment to purchase a screen for every classroom. &nbsp;This amount brings us a step closer, thank you to our brilliant PTA and everyone who supported us on the night.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/thRD242U43.jpgTue, 01 Nov 2016 14:40:07 GMTWalmsley Bears for Salehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-05-walmsley-bears-for-salehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-05-walmsley-bears-for-sale<p><span style="color:#0000FF;">One of our brilliant PTA Mums, Heidi Adamson, is making &#39;Walmsley Bears&#39;.</span>&nbsp;<span style="color:#0000FF;">We have 3 samples of the teddies in the office if you want to pop in and have a look! They cost &pound;10 with &pound;2 going to PTA funds. &nbsp;<br /> There are 3 colours: chocolate, brown or white and you can personalise the t-shirt. &nbsp;<br /> Ideas include: &#39;Class of 2017&#39; with name on, &#39;Babies 1st Christmas, &nbsp;Your name, &#39;Best Friends&#39;-anything at all.<br /> Great for Christmas presents!<br /> Contact Heidi on 07411 020 465 or INFO@EVERSOPRETTYDESIGNS.CO.UK<br /> Flyers coming home with children.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/thTAVQK6R5.jpgWed, 05 Oct 2016 09:44:26 GMTPeter Pan Costume Listhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-04-peter-pan-costume-listhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-04-peter-pan-costume-list<p><a href="/files/costumes_-_kat_letter_home.pdf">Costumes Click Here</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Peter-Pan-Jr_189201316454[1](1).jpgWed, 04 May 2016 12:09:49 GMTSnack Attack Weekhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-snack-attack-weekhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-snack-attack-week<p><a href="/files/Snack_Attack_Week(1).pdf">/files/Snack_Attack_Week(1).pdf</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/snackattack-783576[1].jpgMon, 08 Feb 2016 09:26:20 GMTInternational Week 8th to 12th February 2016http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-international-week-8th-to-12th-february-2016http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-international-week-8th-to-12th-february-2016<p><a href="/files/NOTICE_about_French_Day_2016.pdf">/files/NOTICE_about_French_Day_2016.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="/files/INTERNATIONAL_MENU_2016(1).pdf">/files/INTERNATIONAL_MENU_2016(1).pdf</a></p> <p><a href="/files/French_Day_2016_-_Menu_pour_le_dejeuner_+_phrases(1).pdf">/files/French_Day_2016_-_Menu_pour_le_dejeuner_+_phrases(1).pdf</a></p> <p><a href="/files/usa_treat_day_letter(1).pdf">/files/usa_treat_day_letter(1).pdf</a></p> <p><a href="/files/5th_February_2016_Newsletter(1).pdf">/files/5th_February_2016_Newsletter(1).pdf</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/International-Flags-Themed-9-Inches-Paper-Plate[1].jpgMon, 08 Feb 2016 09:22:37 GMTPeter Pan Rehearsal Schedulehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-peter-pan-rehearsal-schedulehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-peter-pan-rehearsal-schedule<p><a href="/files/PP_REHEARSALS_NEXT_HALF_TERM_FOR_DISPLAY.pdf">/files/PP_REHEARSALS_NEXT_HALF_TERM_FOR_DISPLAY.pdf</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Peter-Pan-Jr_189201316454[1].jpgMon, 08 Feb 2016 09:13:01 GMTJoseph photographs - now online!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-joseph-photographs-now-onlinehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-joseph-photographs-now-onlinehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/232323232-fp83232-uqcshlukaxroqdfv363-2-nu=3335--;2-759-WSNRCG=3-633-;2;2329nu0mrj.jpgSat, 12 Sep 2015 11:12:09 GMTTea party http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-30-tea-partyhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-30-tea-party<p>At school we had&nbsp;a tea party.We brought&nbsp;in cup cakes and&nbsp;cakes.The year 6 charity commitee sold&nbsp;them to mum and dads that came&nbsp;after school with there children or relatives.</p> <p>by Hannah and Harriet</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/tea-party.jpgThu, 26 Mar 2015 12:39:52 GMTSpring poemshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-spring-poemshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-spring-poems<p>in church y1H y1F y2W y2H and Reception did some poems about spring they did a hairy spider poem, monkey babies and a lot more they did very well.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.ukThu, 26 Mar 2015 12:49:42 GMTEaster Egg Bingohttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-easter-egg-bingohttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-easter-egg-bingo<p>On Friday 19th March in the hall at 6 pm Easter Egg Bingo was on. Many peope came to win a Easter Egg. many people had lots of fun. There were many tipes of&nbsp;Easter&nbsp;eggs there were flake eggs, frozen eggs, cream eggs, mini eggs, quality street eggs and many more.</p> <p>by Kirsten and Emily</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/easter.pngThu, 26 Mar 2015 12:37:38 GMTSchool Talentshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-19-school-talentshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-19-school-talents<p>We have many talented children in our school we have artists, knitters&nbsp;and lots more. Three children from our school entered a musical compettition&nbsp;they are called Charlote, Lilly and Katie.Katie got&nbsp;a &nbsp;third place certificate and a distinction for piano. Charlote and Lilly did some singing and they got a cetificate as well.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/piano-lessons.jpgThu, 19 Mar 2015 12:49:06 GMTCross Country Race at Cannon Slade http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-15-cross-country-race-at-cannon-sladehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-15-cross-country-race-at-cannon-slade<p>Some pupils from Walmsley School cross country team&nbsp;went to Cannon Slade for a fun run. Next week we are doing another race .&nbsp;This one is called the championship race,&nbsp;it will be hard race because it has lots of people doing it .&nbsp;It will be a tough run because there is lots of people pushing each other to win .</p> <p>By Hannah and Harriet.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/kxc8_t960.jpgThu, 12 Mar 2015 12:37:08 GMTYear One Obstacle Course in the Woodlandhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-13-year-one-obstacle-course-in-the-woodlandhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-13-year-one-obstacle-course-in-the-woodlandhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0295[1].JPGFri, 13 Mar 2015 16:17:17 GMTObstacle Coursehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-12-obstacle-coursehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-12-obstacle-course<p>For lent Walmsley did an obstacle&nbsp;course and we were NOT allowed&nbsp;to touch the floor at all. It was really fun BUT hard. We went on all different things. We enjoyed it alot. Each year does it. We went on the apparatus. We all tried to do it and not fall off but in the end at one point we all fell. People sponsored us like friends and family. We hope we have raised lots and lots of money.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Maryam and Leah</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/playground-obstacle-course-66896-5946599.jpgThu, 12 Mar 2015 12:50:19 GMTAnimal dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-12-animal-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-12-animal-day<p>On Friday the school could dress up as any animal they wanted. In the morning the infants had a disco and in the afternoon the juniors had their disco. There was animal music including <em>What did the Fox Say</em> and the duck song also there was some of the latest pop music.&nbsp;You could bring money maximum&nbsp;50p to buy some sweets and a drink. There was a choice of candy floss, flumps, freddos, animal bars, pick and mix, chewits, blackcurrent and orange juice.</p> <p>.By Kirsten and Emily</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(163).jpgThu, 12 Mar 2015 12:40:27 GMTTrainers for trainers dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-08-trainers-for-trainers-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-08-trainers-for-trainers-day<p>In school we had&nbsp;a trainers for trainers day. We got to wear&nbsp;our own trainers for 50p. We coloured our own trainers for&nbsp;a contest the winners where Deon, Charlie, Evan, Molly, Lewis, Emily, Harry they won a fairtraid chocolate bar and a certificate.</p> <p>By Leah and Harriet</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/B_R8XavWoAIhi_T_(1).jpgThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:53:32 GMTQuarry bank mill http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-07-quarry-bank-millhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-07-quarry-bank-mill<p>YR5 went to Quarry Bank mill . It was mill before but now it is a museum. This was where cotton was made. Mr Gregg was the very first person to open this factory. They used to get orphans and made them sign a contract to stay at the mill&nbsp;until they were 18 BUT because they couldn&#39;t read they didn&#39;t know what it was saying. We got a taster of what the sound was like and it was LOUD. We had a great day. At the end we got something from the shop. It was an amazing experience.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Mule_spinning_machine_at_Quarry_Bank_Mill.jpgThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:27:18 GMTWorld book day http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-06-world-book-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-06-world-book-day<p>World book is when all over the world were people will dress up as there favorite characters&nbsp;. Today we have dressed up as loads of characters.&nbsp;I have dressed up as Dorothy and other&nbsp;people has dressed &nbsp;up as the Queen&nbsp;of Hearts. &nbsp;Some children&nbsp;just came in wearing their own clothes in stead of a costume.</p> <p>By Hannah</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(162).jpgThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:29:32 GMTTrip to watch Joseph and the technicolor dreamcoathttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-05-trip-to-watch-joseph-and-the-technicolor-dreamcoathttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-05-trip-to-watch-joseph-and-the-technicolor-dreamcoat<p>On Wednesday 25th year 5 and 6 went to southport to watch Joseph and the Technicolor&nbsp;Dream&nbsp;Coat. We went with Mrs Carr, Miss&nbsp;Worsley, Mrs Greenhalgh, Mrs Hitchen and Mrs Wilson. It was a great show with Lloyd David&nbsp;playing the lead role as Joseph!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(161).jpgThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:41:22 GMTKS2 have been learning about cyber-bullyinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-25-ks2-have-been-learning-about-cyber-bullyinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-25-ks2-have-been-learning-about-cyber-bullyinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/download_(1)(1).jpgThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:03:46 GMTFrench dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-16-french-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-16-french-day<p>Bonjour, on Thursday it was French day and we dressed up in&nbsp;white, red and blue (bleu, rouge or blanc). Mr Catterall,&nbsp;our teacher, wore&nbsp;a french rugby shirt. In the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">morning at playtime we bought&nbsp;croissants. DurIng the a</span>fternoon we are did&nbsp;fun french stuff. We had a great day.</p> <p>By Hannah</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(154).jpgThu, 12 Feb 2015 11:36:01 GMTOrienteering Dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-16-orienteering-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-16-orienteering-day<p>On&nbsp;Thursday morning Year 5 did&nbsp;orienteering. Orienteering is where you have a map and a key which is on your finger. You run around with your map and your key finding numbers around school with your partner if you wanted one. When you find the number you get your key and scan it on the number till it flashed. At the end we got are score cards (which looks like a receipt).</p> <p>By Harriet and Kirsten.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(153).jpgThu, 12 Feb 2015 11:33:40 GMTAsda Bread Dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-11-asda-bread-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-11-asda-bread-day<p>On Monday our year three&nbsp;class had some visitors from ASDA supermarket. They got to try different bread from all around the world. The two people were very nice to year three. Some of the bread they didn&#39;t like and some they really liked. They&nbsp;had so much fun.</p> <p>By Leah</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(152).jpgWed, 11 Feb 2015 13:49:13 GMTModern foreign languages(MFL) Dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-11-modern-foreign-languages-mfl-dayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-11-modern-foreign-languages-mfl-day<p>On Wednesday 11th Feb,&nbsp;children went to Bolton school. 3 girls and 3&nbsp;boys. The girls went in the girl division and the boys went in the boys division. We learnt lots of different languages during the day. Like Latin, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese. Mrs Hitchen came and her daughter took us! It was a really fun day.after lunch we got to play on the playground for 5 minutes. It was massive. We all had an amazing day.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Maryam</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/mfl_day.jpgWed, 11 Feb 2015 13:46:41 GMTCharity Committeehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-09-charity-committeehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-09-charity-committee<p>Walmsley has set up a Charity Committee. Some of the year 6 pupils are deciding&nbsp;how to raise money for lent charity. They will be meeting up every week to decide on what the next events will be. Our lent charities&nbsp;will be Burtonshaw Special School and Bleak Holt Animal Rescue. So we will keep you update with the new events they have decided.</p> <p>By Hannah</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCN0673.JPGThu, 05 Feb 2015 12:46:32 GMTRocket Launchhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-06-rocket-launchhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-06-rocket-launch<p>On Monday 2nd February in the afternoon Year 5 launched rockets in the school playground.When we launched the them the&nbsp;wettest rocket was kirsten and Lizzie&#39;s. We hade great fun learning about space and launching rockets and making them too.Now we know how to make them at home.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Harriet and Kirsten.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(149).jpgThu, 05 Feb 2015 12:25:36 GMTEgerton Parkhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-05-egerton-parkhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-05-egerton-park<p>Egerton Park&nbsp;is getting redeveloped this year. It will be&nbsp;getting new flooring, better equipment, climbing wall and a mega&nbsp;zip wire. This should&nbsp;be ready by the summer, although&nbsp;all the equipment will be done by the Easter. David and Amy came to Walmsley school and told us the amazing news. Everybody was surprised and excited by getting a zip wire. We&nbsp;are going to love it when it is&nbsp;ready.</p> <p>By. Maryam and Emily</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(150).jpgThu, 05 Feb 2015 12:27:20 GMTE-Safety Competitionhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-04-e-safety-competitionhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-04-e-safety-competition<p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{doc:150204120713-95582efdceeb4ffc9bef1e7541b3d6a1}</span></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/comp[1].gifWed, 04 Feb 2015 12:09:06 GMTLazerquesthttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-29-lazerquesthttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-29-lazerquest<p>On Tuesday Mr Catteralls yr5s&nbsp;went to Lazerquest. Mrs Carr our headteacher came with us as well! We had 1 go then we went on the climbing wall(kilamangaro).It kept on tilting once you had past 4 miles. We then had another go in lazerquest there were two colours red and blue which were team colours. We could pick our own names Maryam&#39;s name was Crystal and Emily&#39;s was Penguin. Mrs Carr&#39;s was Pink Angel! Mr Catteralls name was Scarface123!</p> <p>By Maryam and Emily.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/50.carousel.jpgThu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:43 GMTOur clubs http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-26-our-clubshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-26-our-clubs<p>These are our clubs at Walmsley school,&nbsp;they are on every week. These are the clubs:&nbsp;knitting,blogging, choir, orchestra, ks2 show,sports club,art club. science club and chess club, computer code and lots more. The clubs are alot of fun for all the children and they have an opportunity to take part in these clubs by our wonderful staff. so we will be keeping you up dated every Thursday.</p> <p>By Hannah and Leah&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/How-to-Play-Chess-How-to-Teach-Chess-to-Kids-Chess-for-Kids-Lesson-1-.jpgThu, 22 Jan 2015 12:32:43 GMTLet it Snow!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-22-let-it-snowhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-22-let-it-snow<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This year in 2015 it finally snowed at Walmsley school! The year six boys have made a huge snowman called Geoffrey.The classes have been going on the field&nbsp;to play in the snow, the reception children&nbsp;have made some snowmen and snowwomen, some year fives have made igloos, and the rest of us have been making snowballs.</p> <p>Over the past days it has been snowing some sleet. Yesterday it snowed heavy snow, but didn&#39;t stick</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(148).jpgThu, 22 Jan 2015 12:30:26 GMTWalmsley Wins Yet Againhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-22-walmsley-wins-yet-againhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-22-walmsley-wins-yet-again<p><strong>Walmsley school has won another compettion!!!! We all&nbsp;had to design a bauble. People from the Whites Hotel presented them with their prizes. &nbsp;Lydia won the competition, her prize is&nbsp;VIP&nbsp;treatment to the Wanderers&nbsp;v Millwall game. She will receive a free Bolton kit and she will walk with the players down the tunnel as the mascot. There were two runners up:&nbsp;Poppy&nbsp;and&nbsp;Archie - who got two tickets to a Bolton Wanderers&nbsp;match.&nbsp;Walmsley are very proud of all of them.</strong></p> <p><strong>by Maryam and Emily.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(147).jpgThu, 22 Jan 2015 11:38:17 GMTLatest Advice for Parents/Carers on Cyberbullyinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-20-latest-advice-for-parents-carers-on-cyberbullyinghttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-20-latest-advice-for-parents-carers-on-cyberbullying<p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{doc:150120153938-5c7f5d4a78f6404fab50882aea8f5ebe}</span></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/images[1].pngTue, 20 Jan 2015 16:03:00 GMTWelcome to 2015!!!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-15-welcome-to-2015http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-15-welcome-to-2015<p>We are the new blogsquad of 2015.We will keep you updated with the news. You can also give us exciting infomation to tell us what to write about on the blog, we will be writing every week about what goes on. We hope that we keep you informative.So don&#39;t forget to check the blog out!!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Maryam,Hannah and Leah.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/new-years-questions.jpgThu, 15 Jan 2015 12:52:06 GMTPupil Premium Awards 2015http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-08-pupil-premium-awards-2015http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-08-pupil-premium-awards-2015<p>We are very proud to receive an award in the key stage 2 category of the Pupil Premium Awards 2015. We have been given the award as a high achieving school in terms of attainmnet and progress for disadvantaged pupils since 2011.</p> <p>This is an endorsement of our commitment to providing the very best education we can for all our children at Walmsley.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/our-school/Premium">Click here to read our letters of congratulation from both David Laws (Minister of State for Schools) and Canon Maurice Smith (Director of Education for the Diocese of Manchester)</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCN0288[1].JPGThu, 08 Jan 2015 14:17:47 GMTOur Christmas Fair raised £3600! http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-12-03-our-christmas-fair-raised-3600http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-12-03-our-christmas-fair-raised-3600<p><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Main Raffle Prize Winners</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>1</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>iPad Mini&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mason Lee</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>2</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Supercar Driving Experience Day at Stafford Activity Centre</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jack Pollitt&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>3</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>&pound;50 Gift Voucher for Baci Italian Restaurant&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; E Hall</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>4</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>&lsquo;12 Days of Fitness for Two&rsquo; at Total Fitness&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pauline Lewis</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>5</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>7 Day Spa &amp; Gym Pass at Spa Natural Fitness, Last Drop Village</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lisa Honeywell</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>6</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Family Day Pass at Virgin Active Health Club&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Louis Summerfield</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>7</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Family Day Pass at Virgin Active Health Club&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; C &amp; D Appleby</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>8</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Insync Gift Voucher &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Becky Morphet</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>9</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>12 Year Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; G Brett</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>10</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Russell Hobbs Power Cyclonic&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Edward Brockbank</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>11</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Russell Hobbs Stylis Black Kettle</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>12</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Framed Photograph of Notre Dame Paris by amy gibbings photography&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; J Booth</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>13</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Beauty4U Gift Voucher&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;G Kennedy</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>14</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Deluxe Decleor Facial at Springs Health &amp; Beauty&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gary Morris</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>15</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage at Body Perfect&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sonia Barnes</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>16</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>2 tickets for The Octagon Theatre&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Laura Woods</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>17</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Unique Boutique &pound;25 Gift Voucher&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wendy Stafford</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>18</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Eye Makeup &amp; Lash Application at Ruby Red Lips, Last Drop Village</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Emily Markland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>19</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Cut and Blow Dry at the Village Gossip&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kyle Stapleton</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>20</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Wash and Blow Dry at Pure Hair &amp; Beauty&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Heather</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>21</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Remington Styler Kit&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Debra Carr</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>22</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>&pound;20 Voucher to Spend at Village Boutique &amp; Secrets&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L Ball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>23</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>&pound;10 Voucher to Spend at the Milestone, Last Drop Village</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Callum Hodgson</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>24</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>&lsquo;Formula Daily Care&rsquo; Skincare Set&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sue Wright</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>25</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Unisex Gift Set&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Duckett</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>26</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>A Course of Swimming Lessons with Swims Away Limited</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mrs Swarbrick</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>27</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Two Play Sessions at Fidgets&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gail Ramsden</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>28</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Necklace &amp; Earrings set&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ife Adebanjo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:47px;"> <p>29</p> </td> <td style="width:558px;"> <p>Egerton Hair &amp; Beauty Voucher&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mark Cove</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Christmas Hamper Winners</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:144.0pt;"><img align="left" height="165" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/155CRO~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image005.png" width="61" /><img align="left" height="160" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/155CRO~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image006.png" width="59" /><strong>Lesley Fletcher</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:144.0pt;"><strong>Eleanor Perkins</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:144.0pt;"><strong>Mrs Rajani x3</strong><br /> <strong>Mason Lee</strong><br /> <strong>Thomas Holt</strong></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.ukWed, 03 Dec 2014 14:28:46 GMTWalmsley Christmas Fair Rafflehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-11-18-walmsley-christmas-fair-rafflehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-11-18-walmsley-christmas-fair-raffle<p>The raffle will be drawn at the Christmas Fair on 28 November.</p> <p>We have fantastic prizes including:</p> <p>iPad Mini, Ferarri experience, Russell Hobbs cylinder vacuum cleaner, Russell Hobbs kettle, Remington Hair Styler, Beauty4U products, Unique Boutique voucher, Fidgets voucher, Pure Hair and Beauty voucher, Amy Gibbings framed photo, passes for Virgin Active, bottle of Glenlivet whisky and many more</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/images[7].jpgTue, 18 Nov 2014 13:36:25 GMTParent's Computing Evening Presentationhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-11-12-parent-s-computing-evening-presentationhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-11-12-parent-s-computing-evening-presentation<p><a href="http://prezi.com/pk5ix5etgsja/?utm_campaign=share&amp;utm_medium=copy&amp;rc=ex0share" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/files/images/computer_science-1498x1195.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 239px;" /></a></p> <p>Thank you to everyone who came along to the E-Safety and Computing evening.&nbsp; It was lovely to see you there and we hope you found it useful.&nbsp; Thank you to the very knowledegable Y6 children who came along to help parents to code.</p> <p>Click on the picutre above to see the Computing presentation with links to some of the free resources for the Computer Science element of the curriculum.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Scratch_Logo.pngWed, 12 Nov 2014 22:11:10 GMTTubs4Tabletshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-22-tubs4tabletshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-22-tubs4tablets<p>This autumn Flora and Stork, in partnership with Tesco, are running an amazing scheme called Tubs4Tablets which aims to help our school bring cutting edge technology into the classroom. &nbsp;Just collect special tubs of Flora and Stork on sale at Tesco from October abd exchange them for a FREE touch screen tablet!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We need to collect s amny as possible. &nbsp;The tokens can be found on promotional 500g tubs of <strong>Flora Original, Light and Buttery and Stork. &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Hand us your tokens... </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>just 50 tokens will get our school 1 brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Wi-Fi 8GB tablet.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/33867_FLORA_Tubs_700x260[1].jpgWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:12 GMTNew E-Safety resourceshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-22-new-e-safety-resourceshttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-22-new-e-safety-resources<p>This week in school we have continued our learning about how to keep us safe using technology. &nbsp;Please see our <a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/Parents/e-safety">esafety page</a>&nbsp;for some <span style="color:#FF0000;">new resources. </span>&nbsp;We have two new stories which teach children about E-Safety. &nbsp;We also have some Apple/Android friendly resources on the page too. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="digi_duck" src="http://blog.sict.bolton.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/digi_duck-150x150.png" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="Smartie the Pengiun" src="http://blog.sict.bolton.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Smartie-the-Pengiun-150x150.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Read about Digiduck&#39;s big decision and Smartie the Penguin.&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Smartie-the-Pengiun-150x150.jpgWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:16:58 GMTYear 3 are having a spooky treat day today.http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-22-year-3-are-having-a-spooky-treat-day-todayhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-22-year-3-are-having-a-spooky-treat-day-today<p>Today Y3 are dressing up, carving pumpkins and having lots of fun. &nbsp;Check back later for lots of photos.&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/pumkins(1).jpgWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:43:03 GMTThe Giving Machinehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-17-the-giving-machinehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-17-the-giving-machine<p>You can generate free cash donations for school every time you shop online. This is a really quick and easy way of helping school.</p> <p>It will not cost you anything extra - the online shop pays the donation on your behalf. Just go to <strong>www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk</strong> :</p> <ul> <li><strong>JOIN</strong> as a shopper/giver</li> <li><strong>CHOOSE</strong> to support Walmsley CE School</li> <li><strong>REMEMBER</strong> to shop at TheGivingMachine every time you buy online!</li> </ul> <p>You&#39;ll find more than 100 different shops at TheGivingMachine&trade; including all your favourite high street names.</p> <p><strong>TheGivingMachine&trade; You Shop, They Give </strong></p> <p><strong>No one else can view your orders or see how much you have spent</strong></p> <p><strong>Here are just some of the participating companies: </strong>Argos, BritishAirways, Debenhams, Dell, Epson, H Samuel, Kwik-Fit Car Insurance. Oxfam, Weight Watchers</p> <p><strong><em>Please go on line today and see just how easy it is.</em></strong></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/home_logo[1].pngFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:59:29 GMTSTEM Clubhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-16-stem-clubhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-16-stem-club<p>Mr Crouch on the school roof testing parachutes. Mrs Power&nbsp;from Sharples High School joined our children in a STEM Club this evening. The children were asked to design a parachute which would safely protect an egg as it was thrown off the roof. Unfortunately, none of the eggs were protected, although Lewis&#39;s only cracked a little. Any children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths should come along next week. There are still place available.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(73).jpgThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:23:25 GMTWalmsley School Supports Rotary Shoebox Schemehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-16-walmsley-school-supports-rotary-shoebox-schemehttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-16-walmsley-school-supports-rotary-shoebox-scheme<p>This year we are pleased to support Turton Rotary Club in their Shoebox Scheme.</p> <p>The scheme was originally started in 1994 by North West Rotary Clubs to provide children of Iasi, in north-east Romania with Christmas gifts. Since then, the scheme has become a national project supported not only by Rotary Clubs but also by individuals, schools, companies and churches. The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty. For many, it will be the first present that they have ever received and it lets them know that somebody, somewhere cares. As well as Romania, shoebox gifts have been delivered to Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaira, Albania, Croatia and Kosovo. They are gratefully received by children and teenagers in orphanages, hospitals and by children living on the streets. Adults in hospital, disadvantaged families and women&rsquo;s refuges have also received them as have older people in hostels with no supporting families.</p> <p>Representatives from Turton Rotary Club came into school yesterday to speak to our children during assembly to explain the scheme to them. If you would like to take part please call in at the school office for a shoebox. &nbsp;Boxes can be filled with: Toys such as &lsquo;Matchbox&rsquo; type toy cars, small bouncy balls, jigsaws, fluffy toys, dolls, colouring books, felt tip pens, Lego, yoyo&rsquo;s, bubbles etc. The type of contents are indicated on the box top. In the case of toys, additional information as to the suitability for boy or girl, along with age group is also indicated. A card with the senders name and address, along with a photograph is also a nice thing to include. Teenagers- Please remember boxes for teenage boys and girls up to the age of 18. Such as: make-up, toiletries, sportswear, scarf, gloves, hat, writing materials, deodorants, comb, mirror, football memorabilia, etc Household Goods such as hand soap, toothpaste and brushes, envelopes, letter paper, biro pens, etc. This box is also good for older folk, especially if a warm scarf or a pair of gloves is included. Toys are especially appreciated, since these boxes can be used for Christmas and birthday gifts. Please do not mix the contents of the boxes since this makes distribution difficult. Above all, the contents should be of good quality, remembering that the recipient will be opening the box in eager anticipation, and especially with the toys for the children, quite possibly the first real gifts they have received for as very long time. Food &ndash;PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE FOOD IN ANY OF THE BOXES Filled boxes may be handed back in at school during the first week back after half term, week commencing 3 November.</p> <p><a href="http://www.rotaryshoebox.org/">Click here to visit their website...</a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/ShoeboxHeaderF[1](1).jpgThu, 16 Oct 2014 14:42:04 GMTFootball Thrillerhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-16-football-thrillerhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-16-football-thriller<p>Yesterday the awsome footballers of awsomeness (from Walmsley) drew 5-5 with Hardy Mill.Aaron scored 2 goals,Ben scored 2 goals and Nathan scored one.</p> <p>In the first five mins Walmsley were 2-0 down duh duhh duhhh !!!</p> <p>Then unexpecdly Aaron&nbsp;scored amazingly in the&nbsp;bottom left&nbsp;corner and it was 2-1 to Hardy Mil.Then Nathan scored fantasticly in the bottom right corner ,it only&nbsp;just went passed the keeper finger tips, then it was 2 all !!!</p> <p>&nbsp;In the second half Thomas, the keeper, fouled no.7. It was a penalty to Hardy Mill. They scored the penalty, 3-2.</p> <p>They scored again just after kick off, they scored again, no.31 this time.</p> <p>Ben scored two, then they scored again. Then in the nick of time Arron ran through three players, passed it across the goal and Ben passed to Arron who scored.</p> <p>By Harvey and Jay(Blog Squad)</p> <p>Interviewees, Reilly and Adam.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(71).jpgThu, 16 Oct 2014 10:10:08 GMTWalmsley wins again!!!!!!!!!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-02-walmsley-wins-againhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-02-walmsley-wins-again<p>Today in Church,Lucy in year six was presented with her prize for WINNING an art competition with Sharples school. When interviewed, that she told us what she had to do she got white A4 paper and some special paint Brusho paint you sprinkle it on then you spray it with water then they got a piece of cardboard and drew their hand on it then cut it out and decorated it!&nbsp;</p> <p>By Leah +Jay (Blog squad)</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/image%281%29.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" /></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(55).jpgThu, 02 Oct 2014 12:49:28 GMTWalmsley wins a prize, once again !!!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-02-walmsley-wins-a-prize-once-againhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-10-02-walmsley-wins-a-prize-once-again<p>Today at Church, Jess in year 6 won an art competition with Shaples school. And Jess came 2nd out of Bolton. Mrs Carr presented her with a certificate and &pound;20 voucher for Hobby Craft.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Harvey &amp; Emily (Blog Squad)</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(57).jpgThu, 02 Oct 2014 12:46:50 GMTWelcome Back Walmsley!http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-09-25-welcome-back-walmsleyhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-09-25-welcome-back-walmsley<p>Welcome back to school we have had a busy 4 weeks at school including making Christmas cards, making&nbsp;books about saving the Orangutans, collecting toilet rolls to make a rainforest and joining&nbsp;BLOG SQUAD!!!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>by EMILY AND LEAH</p> <p>(BLOG SQUAD)</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(16).jpgThu, 25 Sep 2014 12:49:57 GMTHarvest Festival at Walmsley Churchhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-09-25-harvest-festival-at-walmsley-churchhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-09-25-harvest-festival-at-walmsley-church<p>Hi! This morning at approximately 9&nbsp;o&#39;clock, we went up to church for our Harvest&nbsp;festival. We brought lots of food and money for less fortunate people in the community of Bolton. We enjoyed it!</p> <p>By Harvey &amp; Jay</p> <p>(Blog Squad)</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(15).jpgThu, 25 Sep 2014 12:35:35 GMTBusiness Enterprise 2014http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-24-business-enterprise-2014http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-24-business-enterprise-2014<p style="text-align: justify;">In year 6 we did a Business Enterprise challenge. We had lots of lessons on it and it was very hard work but definitely worth it. Before the half term our teachers Miss Browning and Mrs Mullen told us to think of our teams and write down any ideas we had however crazy they were as it was quite early into the project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After the half term all of us had managed to sort ourselves into groups maturely like young adults. We started to get our ideas together and think about how we could produce our product. We also thought long and hard about whom we would be selling our product to and why they would want to buy it. After that we prepared our power points to present to the dragons who would then decide how much money they would loan to us. Everybody did exceptionally well and the dragons were very impressed.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After that all the teams started buying the products which they would need. Alot of people got free things off amazing big companies like: Kfc, McDonalds and starbucks just to mention a few. We are all very grateful to these companies as they inspired year 6 and also gave us a boost to our companies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It then finally came down to the summer fair. Everyone was extremely excited to say the least. The weather was gorgeous so it was a turn out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the end of extremely careful counting the piggy bankers won well done!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thank you to all the teachers that made this wonderful experience happen including Miss Browning and Mrs Mullen especially! You are amazing!</p> <p>Report by Olivia&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Business_Enterprise.jpg-largeTue, 24 Jun 2014 16:03:53 GMTYear 4: Bright Sparks Electricity Workshophttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-24-year-4-bright-sparks-electricity-workshophttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-24-year-4-bright-sparks-electricity-workshop<p style="text-align: justify;">Yesterday we leant all about electricity with Mrs O&rsquo;Reilly who works for Electricity North West.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">She told us what her company does and how it helps and she taught us what conductors and insulators are for.&nbsp; Then we went back to our tables while Mrs Lindley handed out some circuit boards. When we got in our places she asked us if we knew what electricity can turn into. There are four forms: &nbsp;movement, sound, heat and light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Then Mrs O Reilly told us how to work a circuit board and then we explored how to turn a light bulb on using the switch. Next she asked us if we could work out how to put two light bulbs on. After we worked that out we tried to do three light bulbs and so on&nbsp; but only&nbsp; a couple of people succeeded but for the people who didn&rsquo;t she showed us. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We learnt about what the word voltage means and what batteries do and that our homes and schools are powered by mains electricity which is 230 volts! &nbsp;After play a photographer came and took some photos of us while we were working on the circuits and these pictures will go on the Electricity North West website, and might get printed in the newspaper! Then we tested which materials are conductors or insulators. When we got back from dinner there were buzzers and motors in our places, we attached our circuit boards to the buzzers and motors which was really exciting! Luckily everyone&rsquo;s worked. Next we got some traffic lights which attached to the circuit to see if they turned on and we had to work out how to make them change. When everyone took the wires off the circuit we went out to play, and finally we watched a really important movie all about how dangerous electricity is, and that we must NEVER EVER go into an electrical substation!!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We all had a fabulous day with Mrs O&rsquo;Reilly and learnt lots. Thank you Electricity North West, we hope you come back again to teach us more!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Harry and Ruby</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/Bright_sparks.jpg-largeTue, 24 Jun 2014 11:56:27 GMTCinema Treathttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-19-cinema-treathttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-19-cinema-treat<p>Best Attendance Treat<br /> Year 5 visit to Cineworld<br /> 19th June 2014</p> <p>After having the best attendance in school, Mrs Carr promised us a special treat. Mr McGlashan organised a trip to Cineworld to watch ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Going_to_Cinema(1).JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>When we got to the cinema we were all given Munch Box. Inside when discovered: Popcorn, Magic Stars and a Capri Sun. We just loved munching away on our treats. We all sat with our friends, eagerly waiting for the movie to start.</p> <p>The lights dimmed, the audience hushed and the film began.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Escape_From_Planet_Earth.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>We loved the film. Imogen&#39;s favourite bit was the Wedding at the end. Danielle liked it all. We had a fab time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you Mrs Carr, Mr McGlashan and Cineworld.</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(3).jpgThu, 19 Jun 2014 13:35:52 GMTChateau du Broutel 2014http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-17-chateau-du-broutel-2014http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-17-chateau-du-broutel-2014<p>Chateau du Broutel&nbsp;<br /> 13-16 Juin 2014</p> <p>As you know some of our children went on an exciting adventure to Chateau du Broutel in France. The fun of the trip started the moment we got on the coach (4:30am), as we travelled down to Dover. When we boarded the ferry we couldn&#39;t wait to get on deck where we left the White Cliffs as we sailed to France.</p> <p>On arrival at the Chateau, we bundled out of the coach and were greeted with a warm welcome by the helpful instructors. We ran to our rooms then had the grand tour of the grounds. After our evening meal we did our first activity - scavenger hunt. It was filled with riddles and mayhem.</p> <p>On our first night we got our torches out and had a light party. We chatted to our friends as we drifted to sleep.</p> <p>The following morning, we were excited to wake up in France. After breakfast we went on a walk into Rue, the local town. Full of stories and facts we learnt about the history of the Chateau and the town. Our favourite story was about six french men who managed to escape the Nazis using spoons to dig through the wall.</p> <p>We were then given the opportunity to go to the market. Where we bought lots of wonderful things: Eiffel Towers, caps, sweets, nail varnish and loom bands.</p> <p>After lunch we spent the afternoon in the lake rafting and kayaking. We had a wonderful time getting wet. Mr Catterall was unable to stand up on his kayak for more than 3 seconds and fell in in many times. We built fantastic rafts that floated first time.</p> <p>That evening after dinner, we went on an evening walk. Lots of games were played including: Wink Murder, Splat, Smile If You Love Me and Ouch. It was such a giggle, we laughed so much. The laughs carried on into the evening as we dressed up in our rooms doing our very own fashion show.</p> <p>On the Sunday we spent the day in the woods doing some amazing activities. We abseiled down a tower; built towers using crates; conquered the obstacle course and learnt how to shoot arrows. It was such a fantastic experience - using team work, facing our fear and learning new skills. Mrs Carr abseiled showing great courage and Mrs Hitchen joined in with the archery.</p> <p>That night, everyone dressed up smartly for the disco. Perfume was sprayed, nails painted and dresses worn. Even the boys were well turned out. The disco was fab. We danced the night away and celebrated Tom&#39;s birthday and ate cake. We went to bed tired and happy.</p> <p>In the morning we were sad it was our last day but were determined to still have fun. &nbsp; After packing our cases, the instructors played Chateau sports with us. Beach volleyball was our favourite. After lunch we boarded the coach and waved a fond farewell to the Chateau.</p> <p>Au revoir Chateau du Broutel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Click on the photographs below to view the France photo galleries!</p> <p>Friday 13th June - 4am start!</p> <table align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/france-friday13th-june-2014"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_001%281%29.jpg" style="height: 149px; width: 200px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Friday 13th June -</p> <p style="text-align: center;">4am start!</p> </td> <td> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/rue-tour-2014"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_006.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Saturday 14th June -</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Tour of Rue</p> </td> <td> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/france-saturday-14th-june-2014"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_031%281%29.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Saturday 14th June -</p> <p style="text-align: center;">water activities</p> </td> <td> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/crow-s-nest-and-abseiling"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_039.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Sunday 15th June -</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Crow&#39;s Nest and Abseiling</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/france-sunday15th-june-2014"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_256.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a></p> <p>Sunday 15th June -</p> <p>More activities!</p> </td> <td> <p><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/archery-and-obstacle-course"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_303.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a></p> <p>Sunday 15th June -</p> <p>Archery and Obstacle course</p> </td> <td> <p><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/obstacle-and-disco"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_149.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></a></p> <p>Sunday 15th June -</p> <p>Disco</p> </td> <td> <p><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/chateau-sports"><img alt="" src="/files/images/DTY2_2014_339.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a></p> <p>Monday 16th June -</p> <p>Fun, games and goodbye!</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{vimeo:98429016}</p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/news/image(2).jpgTue, 17 Jun 2014 08:43:42 GMTWorld War 1 Weekhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-05-19-world-war-1-weekhttp://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-05-19-world-war-1-week<p>As this year marks the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the start of World War One, we felt it was important for us to learn about the conflict here at school. As such, on the week beginning May 19<sup>th</sup> we held a History Week throughout school, during which our lessons were all themed around the First World War. We learned a huge amount, and despite the tragic nature of the topic, we managed to have some fun too.</p> <p>The infants enjoyed an exciting drama workshop, complete with costumes, pictures, artefacts and music. Some of the children were chosen to dress up as key figures from World War One; they looked fantastic! &nbsp;Years 1 and 2 marched through the hall listening to music from the era, waving flags and cheering the soldiers along. They looked fantastic! They also spent time in classes finding out about propaganda posters and soldiers ration packs. Reception also learned about &lsquo;life long ago&rsquo;, and had the experience of rationing gummy bears. Some of them managed to save all fifteen of their sweets until the end of the week! Well done Reception!</p> <p>Years 3 and 4 had a wonderful time meeting Private Steve and Captain Tommy. We all thought they were very funny! These two soldiers, in full uniform, spent time showing the children how they prepared to go and fight in the trenches. The classes learned why the conflict began, how soldiers worked as a team to protect themselves and how to guard against a gas attack. They tried on a real gas mask from World War One (it looked quite strange!) and some of them even held a real bayonet. The three classes of the lower juniors also worked with Mrs Cox to make poppies of remembrance out of fabric. They were quite tricky, and we were all so grateful to Mrs Cox for showing us what to do.</p> <p>As well as reading Michael Morpurgo&rsquo;s <em>Private </em>Peaceful, the children of the Upper Juniors worked with poet and author John Malam, finding out about Corporal Horsnell from the Lancashire Fusiliers. Corporal Horsnell&nbsp;was a real soldier who fought during World War 1. Years 5 and 6 spent time reading diary extracts and letters sent from the front line. These artefacts inspired them to write their own &lsquo;letters from the front&rsquo;, some of which were very moving indeed. They also spent time during the week thinking about the bravery and selflessness required of all those involved in various conflicts around the world. Year 5 walked to the War Memorial and laid a wreath on behalf of all of us here at school, and Year 6 made medals showing personal attributes they associated with the soldiers of World War 1.</p> <p>We had a fantastic week learning about this important aspect of our history. All of our work has been put together to make two wonderful displays in school, showing the broad range of activities we covered during the week. We hope you like them!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Click on the photograph to see our WW1 photo gallery:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/photo-galleries/world-war-1"><img alt="" src="/files/images/SAM_0583.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></a></p> http://www.walmsley.bolton.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/SANY2383.JPGWed, 21 May 2014 11:04:20 GMT