'Branch by branch, we reach for the sky'. At West Tytherley, our vision is for all children to believe in themselves, enjoy learning, grow personally and academically ‘branch by branch’, and to have skills to succeed in life.
As you know, we recently established an After-School Provision for our children, with the intention of supporting families who require a little more after-school care.
Mrs Rose has been running this club over the past few weeks and I am pleased to say that it has been very successful. We have had a good number of children attending the club – some regularly Monday to Thursday; some booking in on specific days; and others who have used this facility on ‘ad-hoc’ days – as and when required.
We had initially set this up as a ‘trial’, so that we could ensure that the club was sustainable. We are really pleased to announce that it is going very well and we will be continuing after Christmas – until further notice.
Our children are enjoying it too! Here are some of their comments…..
This week commemorates the Centenary of WW1 and many people all over the nation are marking this special occasion. Here at West Tytherley Primary, our pupils have also joined in with the celebrations and taking time to think about all those who have given so much for our freedom and peace.
Every child has made a poppy and these were displayed on the window as you enter the school reception. In Oak class, the children created some special poems after reflecting upon WW1 and all soldiers who gave their lives.
On Thursday 8th Nov, we held our school ‘Remembrance Service’. Parents joined us in our worship and we gathered around the West Tytherley War Memorial Statue. We found out about two ‘Fredericks’.
Frederick Luke (who lived locally in Lockerley) who took part in WW1 and WW2 – and was one of the few soldiers who was awarded the Victoria Cross medal for his outstanding bravery. Oak class children researched and shared more about his life and what he did to receive the prestigious award.
We also found our about Frederick Read, who lived in West Tytherley and attended our school many years ago. He was a driver in the First World War but sadly, in 1919, he was killed in action in Russia. He was only 19 years of age. Hearing of his death, shocked his family and the community as a whole.
It was very special to stop in our busy school day to take a moment together to remember – sing songs, share prayers and hold a minutes silence.
We will remember them …
Thanks to all the children, staff, parents and friends, who joined with us.