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been doing in class!
------------------------------ Academic year 2016-17 ------------------------------------
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.)
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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.
Our Egg-cellent Eggs!
Here are 6M's entires for the decorate an egg competition which is being judged by a special guest from Morrisons! I wonder who will win!
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!
Where has January gone?!
A belated Happy New Year! 6M hopes you have all had a great start to 2016 - unfortunately Mrs Holmes has been poorly and we haven't as much on our page as we would have liked for the first half term. We have been doing lots of great things however! Last week we had a Poetry Slam Day!
We learnt how to rap and create performance poetry - we even had a word battle against Mr Clay, Miss Swallow and Miss Johnson but we lost!
Here are some photos of the day and hopefully some clips!
ANTI-BULLYING WEEK ~ 16th - 20th November
BREAKING NEWS!! ~
6M HAS A NEW MEMBER!
We are really pleased to welcome a new member to our class ~ Herman. During that time we have promised to look after him, make him feel welcome and included, talk to him and feed him before we send him off on his hot holiday in 10 days time.
Check in on a daily basis to see what he has been up to that day and whether we have been looking after him as good friends should.
Look very closely ~ can you see him?
We enjoyed presenting our Anti-Bullying Work to the rest of the school. We told them about our Friendship Pyramids & Flowers and our Andy Warhol inspired Friendship Soup art-work. Herman was well behaved in assembly!
HERMAN THE GERMAN FRIENDSHIP CAKE
We have been working hard to make 'Herman the German' feel warm and welcome in our class. We have been practising our German by saying 'Guten Tag, Wie Geht's?' during Check-In circle and have given him a regular stir! Today we fed him sugar, flour and milk. As Harry said 'To be honest he could do with a bath as he is starting to smell!' (The yeast odour is particularly strong!!)
6M have composed some pieces of music about fireworks - can you tell which is which?! There's a rocket, a sparkler, a Roman candle, a jumping jack and a Catherine wheel!
Year 6 have been practising Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again song to sing as part of today's Remebrance Service. Here are some photos, hopefully a video to follow soon. They did a fabulous job and sang beautifully.
What a brilliant start to the half term! 6M are master bakers and created a huge range of tasty treats for us all to try ~ we enjoyed sampling each one. Well done to all of you on such a great effort.
AUTUMN TERM 2
Our topic for the next half term is all about Food ~ we are looking forward to finding out about how our love for food has changed over the decades and hopefully we will be getting to taste lots of different foods. Mrs Holmes is certainly looking forward to tasting some of the half-term homework!
We also have our first Assessment Week during November so we will look forward to seeing how well we are all doing.
Christmas will be here before we know it and we will be busy practising for the Christmas concerts and enjoying celebrating our last primary school Christmas!
OUR TRIP TO THWAITES MILL ~ FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER
We had a fantastic trip to Thwaites Mill to complement all our topic work on World War 2. We all dressed as evacuees and were given a name of a real person who was evacuated from Leeds in 1939 ~ Ben N loved his new name of Herbert!
Throughout the day we took part in 3 workshops ~ the first one took us round the mill where we learnt how important the mill was during the war effort making putty. We all got the chance to use the putty to make the window frames ~ it smelt lovely! We also found out all about Rationing and weighed out what each adult was entitled to for one week. We all came to the conclusion that we could eat this in one day and that we would have struggled with only 12 sweets a fortnight! The final workshop was all about evacuation and how people kept safe during the Black-Out ~ the best bit was definitely escaping into the Anderson Shelter when the Air Raid went off although we did not like wearing the gas masks!
Thanks to all the staff at Thwaites Mill and to all our parent helpers who came along on the day.
What We Learnt......
"I have learnt that you only had 15 seconds to put your gas mask on." ~ Chloe / Ben
"I have learnt what crowns, shillings and half pennies were worth." ~ Ellie C / Amelia
"I have learnt that the water mill was very important in the war effort." ~ Evie T
" I have learnt that you only had a certain amount of food per week." ~ Elliott
" I have learnt all about Anderson & Morrison shelters." ~ Logan
What We Enjoyed....
'I enjoyed seeing the mill in action and the Anderson Shelter.' ~ Ben F
'I enjoyed the air raid siren and having to go into the Andeson shelter.' ~ Phoebe
'I have enjoyed everything ~ it was awesome.' ~ Matthew
General consensus of the class ~ 'We enjoyed EVERYTHING!'
OUR WORK IN AUTUMN TERM 1
We have enjoyed our topic work on World War 2 particularly looking at how important Yeadon was in the war effort. We found out all about the AVRO factory based near the airport and the role they played in making aeroplanes. We were really interested in how they managed to hide the factory by draining the tarn and moving false cows around on a daily basis to confuse any German planes that might be flying over! It has been a lot of fun in DT making shelters and seeing how strong they are!
We have all been busy writing diary entries as evacuees and imagining just how difficult it must have been to say Goodbye to your parents on a railway platform. We are looking forward to our trip to Thwaites Mill where we will dress as evacuees and find out more about a local business that was crucial to the war effort.
All of Year 6 have been busy with Big Maths ~ practising their Learn Its & trying to improve their scores on the weekly Big Maths Beat It Score. We are getting to grips with the new Mental Arithmetic Tests as well!
Our work in PE has concentrated on Tag Rugby to complement the World Cup and we are looking forward to our inter-class tournament after half-term.
AUTUMN TERM 1
We have had a busy half term settling into the routines of Year 6! We are all enjoying being the oldest and taking on the challenge of setting an example for the rest of the school. We all agreed on our Class Contract and how we wanted to behave and have worked really hard as a class to achieve our 100 Reward Stamps. We have also been very busy bucket-filling. We are particularly proud of our library area which is really colourful and a real celebration of everything that makes up 6M!