It is now Autumn 2 (where did Autumn 1 go!?) and we have been learning all about the Vikings! We have had a very exciting start to this half term. For our English, we went down to Esholt Woods dressed as Vikings, imagining we had just arrived on British shores and were about to attack and raid a monastery! We used this experience to help us describe a wood setting.
We then pretended we were Vikings and monks and attacked each other! This was great fun!
Last Thursday, we had some Viking visitors from Jorvick Viking Centre and we learnt lots of things about Viking clothes, homes, jobs and weapons. Some of us were dressed up to re-enact a Viking saga.
George - ' ...they look really imaginative. We got to design our own and write a message on the backs for our parents. I had fun making them and so did everyone in the class'.
Isla W - ' I liked making the cards because it gave us a chance to do a different challenge'.
Joseph E - 'I enjoyed making Christmas cards because they were 3D. I made my card for my mum'.
Alana S - 'It was enjoyable making a 3D card and very imaginative'.
Alesia - I really enjoyed doing Viking writing because I love writing and I could show Miss Swallow I could write a story with lots of imagination.
Niamh - In Year 6 we have enjoyed doing writing about Vikings (our topic). We used lots of adjectives, conjunctions and some subordinate clauses.
Evie - The whole Viking topic was fun and interesting because we got to see real Viking artefacts.
Rory - 'I really enjoyed pizza making because we got to taste different pizzas including vegetable supreme, spicy chicken, meat feast and ham and pineapple'.
Alex R - ' I have really enjoyed pizza making because we got to try other pizzas to get ideas for our own'.
Sam R - '...we got to design our own types of pizzas and eat them'.
Oliver C - '...we got the chance to cook which was great fun'.
'I really enjoyed making a routine and mixing moves together that we had been taught' - Evie W
Erin H - 'I really enjoyed making a routine with my group in gymnastics and learn new moves'.
'In P.E we also played benchball. It was great fun as we got to be in teams and work together with our friends' - Owen and Jack
Holly - 'I really enjoyed the anti-bullying activities because it was fun to express your personality through short sentences and drawing'. It was interesting to see how different everyone is'.
Amelia F - 'During Anti-bullying week it showed us why it is important not to bully as it makes people feel sad and lonely'.
Isobel - '... this week showed us why we should not bully and what to do if we are'.
Isla L - ' I really enjoyed the Viking Workshop because the people from 'Jorvik Viking Centre' really got into character'.
William/ Marek - '... I learnt so much about the Vikings such as how Vikings used to live'.
Katy - 'I enjoyed learning about the Vikings because we went to Esholt Woods and I felt like a real Viking'.
Marek - 'We really enjoyed finding places to hide when we were pretending to be Vikings'
'Our team worked together really well and we discussed our ideas with
each other' (Evie)
'This experience of making an Anderson shelter was really great fun' (George)
'I found it hard when the shelters roof fell down!' (Erin)
'I really hope we do something like this again' (Isla W)
'I found making the base challenging but i still enjoyed it' (Louie)
'I loved it when we made the inside of our Anderson shelter' (William)
We had a great day at Thwaites Mill on Thursday 14th September learning all about 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."
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 toads eyes and slugs brains in it!" (Katy).
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.
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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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.)
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!
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.
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.
We researched different structures for our homework, here are some of our pieces.
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!
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 :)