Every week in assembly the children are shown a photograph with a 'Big Question'. The question encourages discussion and children being given the opportunity to voice their own opinions. Sometimes we use videos linked to the question and different scenarios.

The teachers then discuss the question in class and it is adapted to suit each Key Stage and year group. In  achievement assembly the children are again asked the question and they give examples of what they have spoken about and if their opinion has changed/stayed the same and why.

Picture News compliments our Personal, Social and Emotional education and also links directly to British Values. 

All children at Westfield Nursery and Primary School are encouraged to have a voice. Picture News allows us to provide depth to our rich curriculum.

Please see our picture news section for more information. 


On Fridays we have a gold book celebration assembly where 2 children are chosen from each class to receive a Gold book certificate in recognition of their Learning Challenge Behaviour's demonstrated in class. 

.Attendance awards are also celebrated during the assembly with the highest achieving year group being rewarded with a non-uniform day the following week. 

Picture News this week........

What’s going on this week?

Following the trail of devastation left by Hurricane Ida across parts of North America, US President Biden has blamed climate change for what’s happened and believes the country needs to be better prepared for extreme weather. Hurricane Ida tore across more than 1,500 miles of the USA and was one of the most well-forecast storms in recent memory, causing catastrophic flooding and destroying buildings in its wake.


Main question:

How does facing disasters change us?