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Eisteddfod Creative Arts Festival

Eisteddfod 2018

 

We have had a fantastic start to our show this morning and there has been a lot of talent shown by many pupils.

 

Our winners so far:

 

Costume

1st: Eliott 6CS

2nd: Harriet 6KL

3rd: Amelia 5TS

Highly Commended: Sophie 5TS and Emmie 6CS

 

Design a shoebox

1st: Tom 6CS

2nd: Emmie 6CS

3rd: Tessa 7AU

Highly Commended: Will 6KL and Billy 6BB

 

Timeline

1st: Sophie 7RM

2nd: Emmie 6CS

3rd: Sophie 5LW

Highly Commended: Annabel 6RM, Indiya 6KL and Aaron 7AU

 

Read a Poem

1st: Emmie 6CS

2nd: Sophie 5TS

3rd: Sophie 7RM

Highly Commended: Rebecca 7PC

 

Symmetrical Art

1st: Morgan 7LB

2nd: Abigail 5TS, Chloe 5TS

3rd: Noah 6CS and Cotton 7RM

Highly Commended: Amelia 6BB, Isabel 6BB, Billy 6BB, Amy 5LW, Emily 7RM

 

Film

1st: Georgia 5JR

2nd: Cotton 7RM

3rd: Chloe 5TS, Erin 5TS and Abigail 5TS

Highly Commended: Alice 6RM and Emmie Clarke 6CS

 

Drama

1st: Haruka 5TS, Erin 5TS, Sophie 5TS, Ashleigh 5JR and Amelia 5TS

2nd: Katie 5LW and Faye 5LW

3rd: Jack O 6RM, Jack E 6RM, Joe 6RM, Tom S 6RM, Soloman 6RM

Highly Commended: Summer 5SS, Aya 5SS, Megan H 5SS

 

Capture Nature

1st: Harry 5FH

2nd: Cotton 7RM, 

3rd: Lewin 5SS, Alice 6RM

Highly Commended: Logan Clark 7RM, Jack E 6RM

 

Make a meal

1st: Tom S 6RM

2nd: Sophie 7RM and Verity 7LB 

3rd: Frankie 7AU, Will 6KL and Alice 7PC

Highly Commended: Tom 6CS, Amelia 6BB, Eliza 6KL, Morgan 7LB, Isabel 6BB, Soloman 6RM, Russell 5FH and Rochelle 7RM

 

Playing an instrument

1st: Natasha (Recorder) 5LW

2nd: Haruka (Piano) 5TS

3rd: Rhianna (Piano) 7PC and Aya (Trumpet) 7AU

Highly Commended: Annabel (Piano) 6RM and Eliza (Piano) 6KL

 

Problem Solving Devices

1st: Cotton 7RM

2nd: Georgia 5JR

3rd: Amelia 7RM, Emily 6RM

Highly Commended: Isabel 6BB, Eleanor 6KL, Eva 7PC, Sophie 5TS, Pagie 7LB

 

Triptych

1st: Amelia 6BB

2nd: Sophie 5LW

3rd: Sophie 7RM

Highly Commended: Harry 5SS, Jack 7AU, Emma 7PC

 

Year 5 Decorate a cake

1st: Abigail 5TS

2nd: Megan 5SS and Sophie 5TS

3rd: Tom 5TS

Highly Commended: Emily 5LW, Lilia 5SS, Darcey 5LW and India 5SS

 

Year 6 Decorate a cake

1st: Tom 6CS and Grace 6KL

2nd: Maggie 6RM and Billy 6BB

3rd: Chloe 6CS

Highly Commended: Liberty 6CS, Emmie 6CS and Shannon 6RM

 

Year 7 Decorate a cake

1st: Jack 7RM

2nd: Emma 7PC

3rd: Cotton 7RM and Tessa 7AU

Highly Commended: Harry 7RM and Nick 7PC

 

Singing

1st: Haruka 5TS and Sophie 5TS

2nd: Rebecca 7PC

3rd: Louie 5FH, Jarrett 5FH, Finley 5FH and Amelia 6BB and Grace 6KL

Highly Commended: Georgia 5JR, Caitlin 5TS, Abigail 5TS, Emma 5JR, Jemuel 6CS, Rochelle 7RM, Sophie 5LW

 

Dance

1st: Darcy 5LW and Sophie 6RM

2nd: Annie 7LB

3rd: Hannah 5FH

Highly Commended: Lymara and Georgia, Tamzin 6CS, Bruno 6KL and Cotton 7RM, Izabel 6BB and Hannah 6BB

 

 

We would like to thank you for all your support throughout our Eisteddfod topic. The children have produced brilliant homework and the show has been a great success today.

 

Eisteddfod Festival

 

For four weeks, all pupils have been given the choice of a range of tasks to complete for Homework that linked to the theme of nature. These included speech writing, film making, artwork and science inventions and all gave the children opportunities to earn themselves and their respective house some Eisteddfod points. Based on certain success criteria, teachers graded each and every entry, awarding points, as well as choosing highly commended, 3rd, 2nd and 1st place entries. These results were revealed during the Eisteddfod Festival Day, which celebrated the culmination of everyone’s efforts and a range of live performances. Pupils took part in cake making, singing, dancing, poetry performing, acting and instrument playing competitions during the day in front of a live audience of Westacre pupils and staff. Once more, staff judged and chose winners for each event, which helped to find both year group and whole school overall winners.

 

Overall, the top scoring boy and girl from each year group was:

 

Year 5

Top scoring boy – Harry M, 5SS, 74 points (Attenborough)

Top scoring girl – Sophie D, 5TS, 223 points (Bronte)

 

Year 6

Top scoring boy – Tom A, 6CS, 143 points (Bannister)

Top scoring girl – Emmie C, 6CS, 304 points (Turing)

 

Year 7

Top scoring boy – Cotton H, 7RM, 219 points (Attenborough)

Top scoring girl – Sophie H, 7RM, 159 points (Turing)

 

 

Final results were:

 

Turing - 2717 (awarded 27 extra house points)

Bronte - 2414 (awarded 24 extra house points)

Attenborough - 2363 (awarded 23 extra house points)

Bannister - 2262 (awarded 22 extra house points)

 

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Eisteddfod is back

This week saw the launch of Eisteddfod 2018 in our whole school assembly. This year's topic will be 'Nature' and again it will combine a series of live and non-live events. 

We chose nature as it is something everyone can appreciate and have access too. The idea was pupils only need to step outdoors to be inspired. 

There are a few changes to the running of last years Eisteddfod- pupils will now audition their live acts to staff who will select who will go through to the final on our Eisteddfod day and we have also included a parent showcase to share the many wonderful talents we have in Westacre.

Staff cannot wait to see what skills will be showcased this year and are sure that the talent of Westacre will continue to amaze.

Eisteddfod Festival

 

For four weeks, all pupils have been given the choice of a range of tasks to complete for Homework that linked to the theme of British Values. These included speech writing, film making, artwork and science inventions and all gave the children opportunities to earn themselves and their respective house some Eisteddfod points. Based on certain success criteria, teachers graded each and every entry, awarding points, as well as choosing highly commended, 3rd, 2nd and 1st place entries. These results were revealed during the Eisteddfod Festival Day, which celebrated the culmination of everyone’s efforts and a range of live performances. Pupils took part in cake making, singing, dancing, poetry performing, acting and instrument playing competitions during the day in front of a live audience of Westacre pupils and staff. Once more, staff judged and chose winners for each event, which helped to find both year group and whole school overall winners. Overall, the top scoring boy and girl from each year group was: Bruno Osmond-Hopes & Emmie Clarke from Year 5, Cotton Hennessy & Frankie Walker from Year 6, and Jack Lockley & Kimberly Jones from Year 7. At the end of the festival, Emmie and Cotton were crowned overall female and male Eisteddfod champion, while the Turing house came out on top securing over 2000 Eisteddfod points over the five weeks. Final results were:

 

Turing - 2273 (awarded 22 extra house points)

Attenborough - 1907 (awarded 19 extra house points)

Bronte - 1855 (awarded 18 extra house points)

Bannister - 1657 (awarded 16 extra house points)

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Eisteddfod off to a flyer

 

I have been over-the-moon with the pupils' response to Eisteddfod thus far. Some of the entries have been mind-blowingly good and, what has been fantastic, is the fact that the quality and effort is seen throughout all three years. The speeches were of a quality that could teach our politicians a thing or two, the board games will keep Waddington's on their toes, the art work was simply sensational and some of the timelines just seemed to keep going and going and going. In fact, one of the timelines shown in assembly, completed by a year 5, stretched the full width of the school hall!

 

We are now looking forward to the upcoming festival on the 10th July to see that talents the children have during the live events. Well done to everyone for embracing the Eisteddfod, staff have been overwhelmed by your talents.

 

P.Cotton (Eisteddfod Lead)

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