31.1.18 This afternoon we explored how different types of mountains are formed!
29.1.18 In English we have been writing formal letters to the Head teacher requesting a leave of absence for Michael (from Kensuke's Kingdom) so he can go and travel around the world in the Peggy Sue with his parents. Have a read of Paddy's letter.... Would you grant the leave of absence?!
5.1.18 A great morning putting our measuring skills to good use. We made Rio themed mocktails linked to our new book for this half term: Kensuke’s Kingdom.
4.1.18 Have a look at our fabulous sketches of all the different animals we expect to see on or around Kensuke's Kingdom!
Autumn Term 2017
In Autumn 1 our topic will be World War 2, a real favourite within school – it is linked to a local history study where we will learn about how the industrial estate at Yeadon Airport was used to build Lancaster bombers, how Thwaites Mill made putty to help with the war effort and the visit of Winston Churchill to Leeds. We will make shelters in DT and we will be learning about light in our Science topic linked to the blackout. In Music we will learn WW2 songs and link this to remembrance in November.
In Autumn 2 we will be learning about The Vikings! We are excited to find out what made them such good warriors, where they came from and how they travelled to Britain. We will research what The Vikings ate and will have a Viking feast at the end of the topic which links
with our DT. In Science, we will learn about animals and humans.
Have a look at our Christmas cards that we made. They were complicated but we worked hard! We’re feeling very festive in 6M now!
We had a great time at our Christmas party! 18.12.17
Anti-bullying Week 2017 - All equal - All different together!
Viking Workshop 9.11.17
We had a great day learning about the Vikings thanks to the people from Jorvick Viking Centre. We learnt about what Viking homes were like and we looked at and handled artefacts. We listened to Viking Sagas and helped act them out - this was really fun! Finally, we also took part in Viking battle training and made Shield walls to help us in battle!
Viking Saga drama!
Viking Battle Training!
Vikings in the woods! 6.11.17
We had a fantastic morning down in Esholt Woods imagining we were Vikings who had just landed in Britain and were exploring their new surroundings for the first time. We had to think about our 5 senses (what we could smell, see, touch, feel and taste) to generate descriptive phrases to help us with our English work.
06/11/17 - More Vikings in the woods
DT DAY - Building Anderson Shelters! 16.10.17
"I liked sawing the wood and using glue guns to stick the frame together! It was good to decorate the shelters and make them look camouflaged." Ehssen, 6M
"I found making a shelter exciting because you got to make and design your own small Anderson Shelter. We did tests as well like dropping weights on them to see if they were strong enough!" Thomas, 6M
Our finished Shelters - Don't they all look fabulous?!
We have loved Orienteering with Simon from Airienteers this half term! 12.10.17
"I have enjoyed Orienteering because you get to use your sense of navigation and it also gets you active because you run around with a map! You get to search for objects, flags and key places." Paddy, 6M
"I like Orienteering because it is fun, and without knowing it, you are getting fit by running. We used electronic dibbers to time how long it took us to complete a course by following our maps. We had to make sure we kept the map facing North at all times!" Grace, 6M
6M had a fantastic day at Thwaites Mill for our WW2 topic - we learnt so much! 13.9.17
Re-enacting an air-raid siren and sheltering in the Anderson shelter!
"At Thwaites Mill, we got to see how an old Mill worked, we went inside an Anderson Shelter and thought about what it would have been like in the war. We also made our own paper gas masks. It was great!" Ruby, 6M
------------------------------ Academic year 2016-17 ------------------------------------
OUR AMAZING LEAVERS PROM! 20.7.17
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 Within School section - click on About Us first.)
Seaside Day was a huge success! 7.7.17
Josh on the Surf Simulator!
Bea on the Surf Simulator!
We had a fantastic morning carrying out a science investigation involving woodlice! 6.6.17
On Friday 26th May we were thrilled to be able to take part in the Brownlee Triathlon. It was a fantastic afternoon in the sun!
DT DAY Making Fairground Rides with mechanical systems 15.5.17
British Science Week - We had a fantastic time making theme park rides using electrical circuits! 16.3.17
We carried out lots of FUN experiments too!
We had a fantastic day at a law firm in Leeds on Friday. We took part in an Enterprise Day where we worked with groups of children from lots of different schools across Leeds to plan a debate. The day ended with a nerve-racking debate held in a huge board room where the children were judged by solicitors for how persuasive they had been. Everyone did a super job and the volunteers were very impressed with the children's confidence - well done Enterprise team!
Enterprise Day 10.3.17
Where's Wally? How many 'Wallys' can you count?!
World Book Day 2.3.17
Debating in English 7.2.17
In English, we have been learning about how to carry out a successful debate. After gathering lots of research on our chosen topic, today we debated the motion: 'Should Britain be friends with Donald Trump?' The debate was a huge success as everyone contributed different reasons for and against this motion, whilst respecting differing views. We could have gone on for hours - it was brilliant to be part of!
The big debate: Should Britain be friends with Donald Trump?
Dream tree house competition WINNER! 27.1.17
We have had some fantastic news this week. Isabelle W has won the Manning Stainton 'Design your dream tree house' competition. Over 500 applicants entered this competition so we are extremely proud of Isabelle! She has won an iPad Air for herself and £500 for school which we will put towards our current fund-raising project: redesigning the school bungalow to use as extra teaching space. A huge well done to Isabelle - she was absolutely thrilled!!
Isabelle with her winning design!
Maths Week 3.1.17
We have had a fantastic first week back after Christmas carrying out lots of activities linked to Maths. Have a look at our photos below of all the activities we have done. It's been great fun!
Maths Murder Mystery Workshop!
We used our measuring skills to make mocktails!
Autumn 2 - Food Through The Ages
We celebrated the end of term by making pizzas for our DT food topic, we are looking forward to eating them in the afternoon for our Christmas Party! 15.12.16
6M created some fantastic whole class Art work for Remembrance Day 11.11.16
We performed poems that we had written ourselves in class, based on the subject of Fear or Hope.
Autumn 1 - World War Two
DT day - making WW2 shelters! 20.10.16
Our finished WW2 shelters were brilliant - have a look at our hard work!
We have loved our karate classes in PE this half term! 19.10.16
The 3 stars of karate!
A lovely afternoon building tents and investigating structures around the school grounds for our DT topic 15.9.16
Roald Dahl Day - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Characters
Roald Dahl Day - Matilda Characters
Roald Dahl Day - Danny The Champion Of The World & Fantastic Mr Fox Characters
Roald Dahl Day Activities 13.9.16
World War Two School Trip- A fantastic day! 8.9.16
We learnt so much about World War 2!