PUPILS reporting from Weston-under-Penyard CE Primary School want to illustrate what life is like for in their school...

First of all, it's a great team.

All of the teachers know the children really well and offer a lot of help with the work.

Classes are small so pupils all get plenty of attention! Teachers know if pupils are doing something really well or help if we anyone is stuck (they know if we are ever daydreaming too!)

Weston-under-Penyard is a sporty school and join in with lots of local tournaments as well as having sports coaching in quite a few of different sports from football to tennis.

This term the whole school was given a makeover by teachers and governors. It was a lot of work but when the children came back into school they said it was worth it, just to see the looks on everyone's faces!

The younger children have great new outside area to play in.

They say their favourite things to do outside so far are to sell fruit and vegetables in their special shop as well as writing shopping lists for their teachers.

In addition, the school has a brand new library. It's fantastic to be able to choose books and read quietly in there.

It’s a great new place to practise Pie Corbett storytelling too.

Carnival time

There have been some changes too at the school.

The school has linked up with Whitchurch CE Primary, which is just on the other side of Ross on Wye.

Pupils do lots of things together now, like a Brazil Day.

Pupils flew to South America (just pretending) and learnt to speak Portuguese, made head dresses ready for the World Cup and learnt to play samba. Next children will be working together on our World War projects before finishing off the year finding out about the Tour de France!

The younger children are finding out about all sorts of things to do with 'Life all around us'. They've been bug hunting and learning how to keep safe as members of the school's first aid club.

Pupils interviewed the new head teacher - Claire McKeown to ask her what she was enjoying most about Weston:

She said: "I am really enjoying getting to know all of the children and finding out how special Weston is.

"I’m proud to be your new head teacher and excited about the future. Linking Weston and Whitchurch together will be great for both schools.

"We can look forward to joint trips, sharing ideas and making sure everyone loves coming to school!"