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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 Within School section - click on About Us first.)

Josh on the Surf Simulator!

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Bea on the Surf Simulator!

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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 carried out lots of FUN experiments too! 1
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Enterprise Day

 

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?!

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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?

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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!

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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!

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

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 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19

6M created some fantastic whole class Art work for Remembrance Day 11.11.16

6M created some fantastic whole class Art work for Remembrance Day 11.11.16 1
6M created some fantastic whole class Art work for Remembrance Day 11.11.16 2

Performance Poetry

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Performance poetry

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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!

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Our finished WW2 shelters were brilliant - have a look at our hard work! 4
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Our finished WW2 shelters were brilliant - have a look at our hard work! 6
Our finished WW2 shelters were brilliant - have a look at our hard work! 7
Our finished WW2 shelters were brilliant - have a look at our hard work! 8
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We have loved our karate classes in PE this half term! 19.10.16

The 3 stars of karate!

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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

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Roald Dahl Day - Matilda Characters

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Roald Dahl Day - Danny The Champion Of The World & Fantastic Mr Fox Characters

Roald Dahl Day - Danny The Champion Of The World & Fantastic Mr Fox Characters 1

Roald Dahl Day Activities 13.9.16

World War Two School Trip- A fantastic day! 8.9.16

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-------- Academic Year 2015-16 --------

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!

 

That's debatable!

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.

 

 

Design and Technology - Electrical Systems

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Kamron and Seth made a brilliant funfair ride. Have a look at the Lego men testing it out!
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Fun at the fair - DT design challenge

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Megan, Chloe and Sophie test our their design.
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Spring 2 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"Making our funfair ride in DT was awesome. It was tricky at first but we had so much fun making it. It actually worked!"

"The circus skills in PE was fantastic to watch. The man even balanced the bench on his chin"

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!

 

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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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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!

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

 

"I have really enjoyed Hokusai art because I love the patterns and colours in the waves" Millie S-B

"I have enjoyed football in PE because I have learned a lot of new skills" Evie B

"I enjoyed learning about mountains and how they form because we learnt about plate tectonics" Ellie C

Poetry Slam!

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We are really proud that everyone took part!

Our Christmas Party

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

 

"I enjoyed DT because we designed pizzas but the best bit was actually making the pizza" Harrison

"I enjoyed PE with the Guiseley teacher. I learnt a lot of skills in football that I didn't already know" SF

"I enjoyed learning about character flaws. My character was called Levi Farley" Taylor

Enjoying the fun!  We're really proud of the pizzas we made as part of our DT project.

Pizza making for our Christmas party and DT work

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Poetry Performance for Parents ~ 1st December

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A huge well done to all of those children who performed their World War 2 poetry for their parents. We were really proud of you as we know that this pushed a lot of you out of your comfort zone! You all did a great job and performed your poems with emotion and sentiment.

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.

Bye Bye Herman!

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Day 10 ~ Final Feed, Babies & A Holiday!

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Day 9 ~ Another Feed!

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Day 8 ~ Herman is back home and gets another stir!

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Day 6 & 7 ~ Herman Gets A Stir From the Holmes Family!

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Day 5 ~ Herman Comes To Assembly!

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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!

Day 4 ~ Herman Gets Fed!

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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!!)

Day 3 ~ Herman gets another stir!

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Day 2 ~ Stirring Herman!

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Day 1: Meet Herman!

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This week we are doing lots of activities in class to think about Anti-Bullying Week ~ we are concentrating on friendship and what makes a good friend. We are all trying to be a friend to everyone and showing respect to each other even if we are not particularly close.  Today we have been making Friendship Pyramids and discussing what features are important in being a good friend. Have a look at the photos ~ can you spot the common themes?

Food at Westfield Langar - November 2015

6M's Friendship Pyramids

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Guiselely AFC Coach 6M

We have had fun-filled Friday afternoon PE lessons with two coaches from Guiseley AFC coming in to coach us all. We have enjoyed some intra-class tournaments and are getting quite competitive when it comes to scoring the goals in corners!

MUSICAL FIREWORKS!

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!

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Remembrance Service

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. 

Yum Yum!

 

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.

Tasty Treats & Fabulous Food!

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Emotion war poems performed from memory

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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.

Using The Putty!

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Rationing

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Air Raid!

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Air Raid Siren!

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6M Evacuees

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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.

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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!

 

WE ARE 6M!

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Periscope success in 6M!

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