Bailey the YouTuber

I have been watching YouTube for a few years now and have always enjoyed watching other YouTubers playing games.

I always hoped that one day I would become a YouTuber and record my own videos but I was too nervous. Then Miss Craighan taught us how to vlog-which is how I started my channel. Without her I wouldn’t have had the courage and knowledge to record any videos.

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Check out Bailey’s channel ‘Mega Legit Gaming’ by visiting:


Young Voices – Sheffield Arena, 19.1.16

Here is what Sophie (6) and Grace (7) from Year 2 had to say about their very first Young Voices experience:

Sophie: When we got there we found our seats, we were right at the bottom, near the stage!

Grace: I felt nervous because I knew that everybody would be able to see us and would be looking to see if we knew our words.

Sophie: Next we practiced singing all the songs, we practiced with someone called Tom Billington. I thought it was a bit weird that he held his nose in Video Killed The Radio Star. He ran around and kept popping up in different places in the choir! He was lots of fun.

Grace: I liked Laura Wright, she was very good and I really liked her long white dress. It was lovely and she was very pretty!

Sophie: Andy from the DVD came to dance with us, he is very funny. We had to copy his dancer friends from Urban Strides. They helped us to remember the actions, they were super dancers!

Sophie: Barney from Blue Peter was there too! He had a special challenge. He had to conduct the choir.

Grace: I was amazed that we might get to be on Blue Peter and it was really exciting that we got to see Barney.

Grace: I was very nervous at the start because there were hundreds of people there and I’m not used to singing in front of so many people!

Sophie: I was used to it because I went to see my big sister sing at Young Voices last year! I had to wait until I was old enough to join it, it was worth the wait!

Grace: I loved it! I would like to go again next year because it was really big and I like big stuff! It was better than I ever imagined.

Sophie: I would like to go again too! It feels like you are on top of the world because it is ginormous!

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Tuck Shop

Over the last few weeks Student Council have been planning a tuck shop which will include all sorts of healthy snacks including: dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas, banana chips, raisin yogurts; cereal bars like Alpen, Special Kay, Harvest Chewees and fresh fruit.

For people who like a variety there will be mixed bags of dried fruit. There will also be a fresh fruit of the week! Grapes are very popular!

The tuck shop will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will also be having ‘Toast Friday’! Toast will be sold at 20p a slice.


Class 4

Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

I am currently reading Gangsta Granny by David Walliams and I love it! I don’t really like reading much (I prefer maths!) but I recently discovered Walliams’ books and they’re great.

I love how his stories have great story lines as well as humour and good morals. So far I have read The Boy in the Dress and Billionaire Boy. It normally takes me months to read a whole book but I can read one of these books in days because I just cant put them down! I cannot wait to read his new book, I don’t know what I will do when I have read everything he has written.

I would recommend his books to everyone, especially children aren’t huge fans of reading…I promise you, you will not be able to stop reading!

Thank you David Walliams!


Year 6


Head boy and Head girl elections

When reading the children’s end of year questionnaires Mrs Womersley found that they thought the school would benefit from appointing a Head boy and Head girl.It was suggested that a sensible and reliable boy and girl from Year 6 should be elected by their peers to assist the School Council in continuing to make West Bretton School somewhere to be proud of.

Alexander, Mikala, Isobel and Brianna delivered their speeches to the whole school in Monday morning’s assembly. All four children did a fantastic job and made the staff and pupils of West Bretton proud.


Below you can find copies of the candidate’s speeches and presentations:


Brianna’s Head Girl Presentation



My name is Alexander,

I’s like to be head boy.

When you’ve heard all the speeches,

I hope you make the right choice.

I’m sensible and organised,

With a sympathetic ear.

So if you have a problem,

You know I’m always here.

I’ll give any adult, child or visitor,

My very well mannered respect.

I’ll do my best for everyone,

It’s the least you can expect.

I’d be honoured if you chose me,

Ahead of all the rest,

And ill give you 110% effort

To make West Bretton the best!



Isobel’s Head Girl Presentation

Isobel also made a music video with her friends to show during assembly.



Mikala delivered a heart felt speech about why she should be voted head girl. Her speech included quotes from her friends about her and lots of fantastic ideas about how she would help the school change for the better. Mikala articulately described herself as reliable, approachable and hard working, all traits a Head Girl should have!


The new Head boy and Head girl of West Bretton Junior and Infant school are…

Isobel and Alex!


Congratulations Queen Elizabeth!

n Wednesday the 9th of September West Bretton School celebrated Queen Elizabeth II being the longest reigning monarch. During morning assembly the whole school stood and practiced the National Anthem to celebrate. Each class then spent an afternoon learning about the Queen and why she is so important in modern Britain.

Class 2

Class 2 spent time designing the Queen some new crown jewels, making their own Union Jacks and decorating crowns with words related to the royal family and the Queen herself. Here’s what they had to say:

‘I am colouring in a crown and other things that the Queen has got. I am doing it because it is the Queens anniversary, she has been the Queen for 63 years.’ Cameron

‘I am colouring in an Union Jack, it is red, blue and white. It is our countries flag. We are celebrating the Queen’s anniversary, she has been Queen for the longest!’ Gracie Q

‘We are decorating crowns using words about the Queen, I have written gems and palace so far. I have written palace because she lives in Buckingham palace.’Evie C

‘The Queen has got grey hair and is very special. She sometimes wears a cloak and is very important. I will put the word ‘important’ on my crown.’ Lori

Foundation Stage

Foundation stage built castles fit for a Queen, drew portraits, made crowns AND DRESSED LIKE ROYALTY! They have learnt a lot today!

‘We are making pictures of the Queen and making crowns, I like the Queen.’ Zara

‘It’s Queen day! She has been sitting on her chair for a very long time!’ Maisey

‘The Queen’s job is to look after everyone in the country. She wears a pretty dress and a crown, a dazzling crown! She wears clip-clop shoes. She is on money and pennies and stamps.’ Isla

‘She lives in a castle and she does work all over the world.’ Jacob

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Each child in Class 3 took the role of ‘Royal Artist’ and produced some fantastic portraits of Queen Elizabeth.

‘We are sketching the Queen because she is the longest reigning British monarch’ Maddy

Class 4 spent time researching the Queen’s life so they could create beautiful pieces of work to display around school. The children found out about many things including the Queen’s different houses, different Prime Ministers that have served under the Queen and the Queen’s family.

‘We are researching the Queen because she is the longest reigning monarch, longer that Queen Victoria.’ Grace

Congratulations Queen Elizabeth II we at West Bretton Junior and Infant School hope you reign for many years to come!

Sing to the Top!

On the 22nd and 23rd of June a number of schools from the Wakefield District, Phil Needham and Geraldine Gaunt from Wakefield Music Hub all came together at Wakefield Theatre Royal to put on a performance of the school musical ‘Sing to the top’. The children and staff spent two days and one fantastic performance as students and teachers at ‘Pasture Best School’. This was a valuable experience for the schools involved and was truly enjoyed by cast and audience alike!

Below is a recount of the final day written by one of the children involved.

It was the final day of  the ‘Sing to the top’ rehearsals, and we were ready to get on the coach- a luxurious purple one- and pick up St James.

When we arrived, we got straight on to the stage and sang the finale – Aspire. I was so excited for the evening because my Mum and Dad were coming to watch and we were performing in front of a full house of people!

Learning the actions was fun; although it was very squashy, we were like sardines in a tin! My (and probably everyone else’s) legs ached, because we were stood up for ages, but it did have to be perfect.

Phew! Lunchtime! Whilst busily chatting to Anwen and Sophie (and obviously munching lunch), we heard Oliver (Ivor Nadir) testing his microphone. He said things like ‘I love chickens’ and ‘I once dyed my hair pink’.

Afterwards, we got our T-shirts from Geraldine Gaunt and Phil Needham, they wrote and organised ‘Sing to the top’. Our dress rehearsal looked amazing with all the dazzling bright colours! Every minute was coming together like a wonderful jigsaw.

Finally, after I had been home for tea it was showtime! Lights flashed down on us and we could feel the heat.

Wow! It was off to a good start, with everyone remembering their lines and singing the right notes. Last song. Come on, “We can do this” I thought. At last, when we sung the last note we got a rapturous applause- we felt so good! It just proved that when everyone came together to sing, they really can ‘Sing to the top’!


Year 6

The musical production was so successful our KS2 children performed it for their families, friends and the community back at school!

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‘Really enjoyed the performance – easily the best one yet!!’

The children and staff of West Bretton J & I School would like to thank all involved with the production, especially Phil Needham and Geraldine Gaunt without whom the experience would not have been possible.