Showing posts from November, 2012

Christmas Fayre and Open Day Programme


Christmas Fayre Latest - World War One and Two History Reminder

Just a quick reminder that you can bring any World War One and Two family documents or memorabilia to the Dining Hall tomorrow to discuss with our experts.

Also in the Dining Hall there will be our Second World War living history group with equipment and uniforms (which you can try on)  and lots of WW2 infantry equipment including a large Vickers Machine Gun (they were used in both world wars). They will also be pleased to share their knowledge.

The WW1 cavalry will be outside in their own WW1 encampment over by the Sports Hall and will also be pleased to talk about WW1 and the life of the men and women on the Western Front. The Cavalry will put on shows at 12.00 and 3.00 pm. The last show will include audience participation.

Lastly if you are interested in Eighteenth Century Redcoats (soldiers armed with muskets) they will also be in the Dining Hall.

Swimming Gala

The lower school swimming gala takes place on Wednesday 28th November. The children will need two towels for the morning as there is some sitting around time in between races.

Year 11 Artists Visit The Tate Modern

On Tuesday 20th November, Year 11 GCSE Art students went on a study visit to The Tate Modern.  Whilst there, they made first hand studies of modern and contemporary art to fuel ideas for their mock exam based upon the theme of Ordinary and/or Extraordinary. Students have approximately eight weeks to prepare for a 10 hour timed test to be be completed next January. Watch this space for the students' personal outcomes in early 2013!

Mi Habitacion, Alice Bailey

Visit our MFL blog to read an amazing piece of writing about her bedroom from Year 11 student, Alice Bailey for her Spanish GCSE. See how good you can become at Spanish!

Years 1 & 2 Sing About Fab Food in French

Year 1 and Year 2 have been having fun singing about fab food in French.
You can also find the clip in the videos section of the main WIS blog. Watch this space for the International Cafe at the WIS Christmas Fayre on December 1st!

New Classroom Displays in Room 2

Mr Johnson's students from Nursery to Year 13 have all contributed to classroom displays showing how they progress in both French and Spanish throughout the 3-18 age range here at WIS.

Family Christmas Fayre Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm

Come and enjoy Christmas crafts and cakes, Santa’s Grotto, Thomas the Tank Engine, face painting. Meet karting star the future of Formula One™ Samuel Oram Jones with his team, 18th century redcoats, WW1 cavalry and nurses, WW2 military living history and cavalry displays. See equipment from WW1 and WW2, try on uniforms and find out about family connections to the wars. Also Christmas themed educational workshops and music throughout the day.
Please feel free to bring in wartime photos, medals and other family related wartime documents, we may be able to help!
10am-4pm, admission free.

WIS Christmas School Disco!

Remember this Friday is our school disco again! You can still buy your ticket from Mrs Molnar-Smith and Mrs Pearman for £3 or pay £5 on the door.

Bring spending money for refreshments and snacks. Show off your best Christmas party wear and your moves!
See you on the dance floor!

Jan Wright's Art Work Displayed at GEMS Head Office

Jan Wright is currently studying GCSE Art and Design in Year 11. His self portrait painting is the first piece of art work chosen to be exhibited at GEMS head office in London. Jan produced this painting when he was in Year 10 as part of the Faces and Features project. Well done Jan!

Each term a piece of art work will be selected to be displayed, so watch this space as your fantastic work of art could be the next to be on show at GEMS, London.

Pink Week Finale

The last Friday before half term saw the final day of 'Pink Week'. The week finished with an assembly which included a talk from guest speaker, Lizzie Melvin, Area Manager from Cancer Research UK. During the assembly a big cheque for Cancer Research UK was presented to Lizzie by the student's who organised the fundraising activities. Over £400 was raised during the week. The event was also covered by MKWeb, you can read their report here.