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Thwaites Mill

 

We had a great day Thwaites Mill on 14.09.17 learning all what life was like during World War 2. Everyone experienced the noise of an air raid siren and having to rush to an 'Anderson' shelter. Katy said, "It felt like I was actually in the time of WW2!"

We also learnt all about rationing and the money that was used during WW2. Rory thought money was much more complicated then and Erin thought it was interesting to learn about how little food a family had to live on for the week. "I wouldn't have liked the powdered egg!"

Marek also enjoyed learning about how Thwaites Mill helped during WW2. "I learnt how putty was made at the mill and how it was used to fix windows that had been bombed."

 

 

 

 

 

The VERY noisy air raid siren!

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After our trip we created some fantastic persuasive leaflets for Thwaites Milll. Can you spot any persuasive features in our work?
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Roald Dahl Day - 13.09.17

 

On Roald Dahl day we came to school dressed up as characters from his amazing stories. Can you guess who we are?

 

 

 

We also created wicked spells using our knowledge of adjectives and nouns. We followed the pattern 'adjective, adjective, adjective, noun'. We hope you enjoy our spells!

"I loved creating potions like George from George's Marvellous Medicine. Mine had toad's eyes and slug's brains in it!" (Katy).  

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Welcome to a new year!

We've had a great start in 6G! We have a new addition to the class - Oggy the pig! By being kind and helpful to each other means we can fill him with pennies and when we've filled him with 100 pennies, we'll earn a class reward!

This week we have launched our new topic of World War 2 by making medals, spitfires, an evacuee suitcase and an ARP helmet - pictures to follow soon. Miss Swallow had also surprised us by building an Andersan shelter in the classroom!

Next week we are looking forward to celebrating Roald Dahl day and going to Thwaites Mill on our first trip.

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Salts Mill artwork

Last July the children in 6G entered a competition to design a birthday card to celebrate David Hockney's 80th birthday. Although the children have just left, their art work and the two winners, Kokolo and Karen had their work displayed in Salts Mill as part of the Saltaire Festival. Miss Swallow visited and took some photos of the art work on display and wanted to share it. Well done last year's 6G!

 

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OUR AMAZING LEAVERS PROM! 20.7.17

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Year 6 Leavers Prom!

What a fantastic way to end a wonderful 4 years! Everyone looked fabulous at the Prom and we all had a great evening dancing away (and taking selfie's!).

All of the staff at Westfield have loved teaching such a wonderful year group and it has been a pleasure to see them work so hard, grow and mature. They are all ready to move on to High School and we wish them lots of luck and hope they find great success there! 

You will be missed Year 6! Come and visit us soon!

(Please look at all of the rest of the prom photos on the Events In School section - click on About Us first.)

DT DAY Making Fairground rides with mechanical systems 15.5.17

World Book Day!

We're sorry it's been a while since we put anything on our webpage, but we're back! Today is World Book Day and we've come dressed in some amazing costumes, here we are!

Autumn 2 - Food Through The Ages

Remembrance Day

Today we observed the 1 minute silence at 11am with the rest of the country. In class we made some large pieces of art to commemorate this day.

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Performance Poetry

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We wrote our own poems about Fear or Hope and performed them to the class.

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Our finished shelters!

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Welcome to Year 6!

 

It's September again (14 weeks to Christmas!) and we've had a very exciting start to the new year. We've been relaunching our Investors in Pupils and have chosen sloths on a tree for our 100 chart (thank you Ben!). And on Friday we launched our World War 2 topic with a fantastic trip to Thwaites Mill. We learnt about how the mill and surrounding area was involved in the war effort, what rationing was, the different types of coins that were used in the 1940s, why children were evacuated and took part in an air raid! The fire alarm accidentally went off during the afternoon and we thought we had to rush out to the Anderson shelter again!! We all picked 1940s names for the day - I have a feeling some of those names may stick with the children all year!

 The weather was beautiful too and we had a lovely play in the garden of the mill owners' house. Thank you to Mrs Wear, Mrs Place and Mrs Wood for coming with us and all the Thwaite's Mill staff, Adrian, George and Louise (Lewis' auntie!).

 Here are some pictures of the day.

Air raid mark 2!

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Air raid mark 3!

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Structure Homework

We researched different structures for our homework, here are some of our pieces.

 

 

Tents!

 

Our DT topic this half term is based on making shelters, to launch the project we all had a go at putting up tents to understand what shelters need to be like! It was great fun!

 

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Roald Dahl Day!

What a brilliant day we've had! Lots of people wore some fantastic costumes! Emily Evans won our best dressed person as Miss Trunchbull from Matilda! We made some Mr Twit Beard buns with lots of disgusting bits of food in (if you came to Meet The Teacher you will have had your own designed for you!) and an enormous crocodile out of a baguette, spinach and gherkins! We decorated a cake as Mr Twit and we all sang Happy Birthday to Roald in the afternoon - we shared out the cake and had some juice to celebrate.

Thanks to our parents who helped us with our costumes :)

 

 

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Summer Term 2016

Yorkshire

Our topic for the whole of this term was Yorkshire. We looked at sketching and drawing landscapes in art as well as the art of David Hockney. In Science studied living things and their habitats, classifying them and studied Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer in classification. In Geography we brushed up on our mapping skills.

 

Our residential was to Buckden and a lot of our topic work was linked to the village. We planned routes to Buckden and worked in groups planning projects to record on the ipads while we were on the residential. (Please see the 'Events in school' section of our website for our wonderful photographs from the residential.)

 

This term we also completed a lot of work on transition to high school, including learning how to back books and practise bringing books in on the correct time using planners similar to those we will use at high school.

And finally we have been practising for our Leaver’s Concert!

 

James and James' video!

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What a half term!!

Year 6 have worked SO hard for their SAT tests that they haven't had time for much else!! We have enjoyed taking part in our community week which celebrated 50 years of the school being open and we dressed in 90s clothes, you can see some of our outfits on the celebration pages! We also had a great SAT party to finish off the week of SAT tests where we smashed a few piñatas!! Here are some photos!

Piñata Smashing!

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Grab those sweets!

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Some children in Year 6 learnt how to debate, just like they do in Parliament.  The children were asked 'Should the UK take in more refugee children?'.  They were then given facts, figures and historical information to read and use as evidence when debating.  The children were split into for and against, so regardless of personal opinion, they had to practise persuading the other side to agree with them.  They did fantastically well, quoting facts they'd read to support their points and even used their own knowledge of the economy and how it could be affected.  Finally, after nearly 40 minutes of discussion and everyone having the opportunity to speak, they were able to make a decision.  As you can see, the results are above.

All the Fun of the Fair - Spring 2

Out topic for Spring 2 is theme parks, circuses and fun fairs and to start it off we had a circus skills workshop!! We learnt now to juggle, almost ride unicycles, balance feathers on our noses, use flower sticks, spin plates and use diablos!! It was a brilliant afternoon and we are looking forward to perfecting our skills during PE lessons this half term!

Design and Technology - All the fun of the fair - Our finished rides.

We were excited that our funfair ride actually worked!

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Design and Technology - All the Fun of the Fair - The Making process

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Our Egg-cellent Eggs!!

Here are our entries for the design an egg competition which will be judged this afternoon! May the best egg win!!

 

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Science Fun!

Year 6 had great fun investigating Science this week as part of Science Week! We stabbed potatoes, made musical instruments, created a lava lamp, wrote invisible messages, made goo which was neither a solid or a liquid and made eggs float! Fantastic!

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Spring 2 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"I liked the circus skills because I learnt new things and got better at them" Ellie W

"I liked the circus skills because there were lots of things to learn. My favourite was gymnastics" Isaac Gregson-Khan

Balancing Feathers!

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Scarlett mastering the skill of balancing

More feather balancing!

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Flower sticks!

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Go Holly!

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Juggling scarves!

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Ribbons!

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Ryan's diablo skill!

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Super spinning!

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Unicycle action!

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COOKING!!!

We made flat bread with Mrs Hopps - it was yummy!!

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SUPER SCIENCE!!

This half term in Science we are looking at electricity, here we are building some working circuits.

WORLD BOOK DAY!

Thursday 3rd March was World Book Day and we all dressed up as our favourite characters! Can you tell who we are?

Poetry Slam!!

Today Year 6 and some of Year 5 took part in a Poetry Slam Day! We spent the day creating performance poems and having rap battles with the teachers! We worked in teams and performed them to the rest of the school at the end of the day. 

 

 

 

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Spring 1 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"I enjoyed Minetest in computing where we tried to make Kensuke's kingdom" Oskar

"I really enjoyed doing dodgeball because you were working as a team" Ava

"I enjoyed Minetest because it was interesting and the only limit was your imagination" Misty.

Scooter day!

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On Wednesday 6th January, 6G did scooter training.  It was very cold but the kids really enjoyed it.  They learnt how to pass people safely on the road, how to cross the road, avoid obstacles and stop safely.

 

Feedback from the day was positive.  Jessica Firth said "It was fun and I like scootering" and James Turnock said "I thought it was fun because I learnt lots of new skills".

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back and hello 2016! I hope you all had a lovely (and restful!) Christmas and are ready for the new year ahead. The children have started bringing home their CGP books and are making a fantastic effort with the work so far! Our topic for this half term is Castaway and we are reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo - look out for the things we have been getting up to and the work we have been doing frownno

Our Christmas Party

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Autumn Term 2 - What we enjoyed learning about......

 

"I loved everything in the food topic. I especially loved doing French food tasting" Romany

" I enjoyed the firework music" Michael

"I have enjoyed learning about the heart, blood and lungs" Isaac

Pizza making for our Christmas party and DT work

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Enjoying the fun!  We got to eat the pizzas we made as part of our DT project.

SOO-PER SOUP!!!

This morning 6G made soup with Mrs Hopps - red lentil and vegetable! They looked through the recipe and discussed what skills they would need to make the soup. They chopped, sliced and diced all the ingredients and while it was cooking they made up ideas for their own soups they would like to make and gave them a name! And I have to admit, it was very yummy! We all have the recipe to take home, so you might find someone wanting you to make it with them this weekend! 

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Fun at Westfield Langar - November 2015

Hi Vis Day and Children in Need

Today we had a hi-visibility day where the children were encouraged to wear bright and hi-vis clothes to make them aware of how important it is to be seen during the dark nights. We also used this to raise money for Children in Need. Here are some photos of us in our hi-vis outfits!! laugh

Pic Play Post!

We have had fun this morning making collages of our favourite work from last term along with images from our classroom. We hope you like what we have done with them!

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Scarlett and Chloe

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Autumn 1 in picture format!

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Autumn 1 in picture format! 3 Ellie and Misty
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Autumn 1 in picture format! 6 James and Ben
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Autumn 1 in picture format! 8 Jessica
Autumn 1 in picture format! 9 Libby and Charlot
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Autumn 1 in picture format! 12 Romany and Matthew
Autumn 1 in picture format! 13 Ryan and Harley
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Autumn 1 in picture format! 15 Sam
Autumn 1 in picture format! 16 Vinny and Sam

Remembrance Service

Year 6 have been practising Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again to perform during our Remembrance Service today. Here are some photos of them and soon a video to follow. They did an amazing job and sang beautifully. 

Autumn Term 2

So we are back after a hopefully restful half term! Year 6 were set the challenge of linking their holiday homework to our topic this half term which is FOOD!!!! (Yes, the best topic in the world!!). The pupils were allowed to do whatever they wanted as long as it was linked to food and the homework that was brought in today was fantastic! From posters about cheese to home-made brownies, goggle-eyed monster buns to a beautiful chicken salad! It was one of the best homework's I've ever had to 'mark'!! We all enjoyed a lovely feast and shared our homework between everyone. 

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Autumn Term 1

Hello and welcome to 6Gs page!! It's been an excellent start to Year 6 and we've all settled into our new class really well. We spent our first week back after the holidays writing some super Kenning poems about ourselves. We then made some pasta frames to put our poems in and they now live above our pegs in the cloakroom! You'll see some of our Kenning's below, I wonder if you can guess who they are about?!

 Our first topic of the year is World War 2 and we've learnt lots about how Yeadon and Leeds were involved during the war. We even discovered that some Leeds school children were evacuated out to Buckden where we go on our residential! Our classroom rules we turned into propaganda posters and we've learnt about how rationing affected families.

 Here are some photos of the rationed foods adults were allowed to have in one week and pictures of us eating Wartime Scotch Shortbread that we made! no smiley 

Luke's emotion poem performed from memory.

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Thwaites Mill WW2 trip

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We went to Thwaites Mill to learn all about how it was involved in World War 2. Here are some videos of the things we did.

Being evacuated!

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Being evacuated - super speedy!

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Making a putty window frame

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Encouraging wartime children to eat their greens!

What We Enjoyed......

 

"I have enjoyed learning about World War II because it was really exciting and fun" ~ Harry M

"I enjoyed the trip to Thwaites Mill" - Luke F

"I enjoyed designing your own scratch games" - Ellie W

"I enjoyed the Kings and Queens games in PE because at the end where there is only one person against another it is very intense!" - Matthew H

Halloween disco! Aargh!!

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Periscope success for 6G

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Rationing!

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Mrs Holmes' attempt at Carrot Cookies!!!! They were a bit of a disaster!

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Who am I?

An Irish dancing competitor

A hair brusher

A queen of drama

A food envier

A chocolate digester

A pencil case filler

A Dominoes eater

A fantabulous singer

A great little sibling

A diamond worker

A perfume wearer

An ice-cream sucker

A best friend

Who am I?

A pizza muncher

A tree high flyer

A TV watcher

A Lego lover

An animal protector

A mushroom hater

A picture drawer

A chicken legend

All the Y6 pupils took part in a competition to design a new shop for the local area. Samuel, Eve and Beth were the 3 winners from our school. They attended the Aireborough Youth Conference with other winners from the local primary schools and had the opportunity to listen to Y9 students from high schools presenting their ideas about a social enterprise they have planned to benefit the local community.
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