And so, the end is near..................
We cannot believe how fast this year has gone and that it is almost time for us to leave Yeadon Westfield Junior School! Here are some memories from this year and the 4 years we have spent here.
"One of my favourite memories was that lots of people were sick on the Lightwater Valley trip!" Darcey.
"One of my favourite memories was at Thwaite Mills when the gentleman repeated 'All the way! All the way!" Darcey-Grace.
"Miss Wright really helped us whenever we had any problems." Darcey and Summer.
"I loved it when Thomas B and Zane went on the Ultimate for the first time and all you could hear was their screaming!" Will P.
"I loved singing Old Town Road on the Eagle's Claw at LWV." Jake.
"I loved making the dream jars in English!" Darcey.
"Miss Johnson always pushed me in maths." Darcey.
"My confidence has grown in everything - even taking parts in the concerts." Emma W.
"Miss Swallow has really helped me with my maths this year." Ruby.
"Miss Taylor teachers RE really well, has good dance moves and lovely hair!" Summer, Emma W, Darcey-Grace and Ruby.
"Mrs Taylor has pushed me in Science and made it exciting and fun!" George.
"I have really enjoyed learning Happy with Mrs Place in music." Kyra.
"Mrs Place has helped me learn how to play the recorder in music." Zak.
"My favourite moment on the residential was when Miss Wright pushed us onto the seventh step on the giant swing but then made us go to the max!" Zak.
"My favourite moment was when Miss Johnson and Mrs Taylor were dancing at the back during the leaver's concert!". Jorja.
"I was proud of myself to take a part in the leaver's concert as I've never had a speaking role. Miss Swallow says my Yorkshire is perfect!" Kyra.
Our topic for the whole of this term is Yorkshire. We will look at sketching and drawing landscapes in art as well as the art of David Hockney. In Science we will be studying living things and their habitats, classifying them and studying Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer in classification. In Geography we will learn about the counties of the UK and we will particularly focus on the human and physical features of Yorkshire.
We will, of course, be getting ready for going to Herd Farm, so a lot of our topic work will be linked to this. We will plan routes to Herd Farm and research the local area.
We will also complete a lot of work on transition to high school, including learning how to back books and we will practice bringing books in on the correct day using planners similar to those we will use at high school. And we will, of course, be practicing for our Leaver’s Concert!
Our thoughts about taste testing Yorkshire food:
"The rhubarb was surprisingly good. I liked the rhubarb - so my dad went and bought me some!"
"The aftertaste of the ginger beer was a bit fiery at the back of your throat!"
"The rhubarb was horribly disgusting! Despite that, the parkin was amazing!"
"The Pontefract cakes are surprisingly nice!"
"The rhubarb was horrible, but with the sugar it was quite nice. We had LOTS of fun doing it!"
"I didn't like any of the Yorkshire foods, other than the Yorkshire pudding. It was fun trying it, though."
Spring Term 2
After February half term our next topic is ‘Route 66’. Our Science theme links into electricity and circuits and we will be trying to make fairground rides in DT using an electrical circuit. In Geography, we will be studying the continent of North America, comparing and contrasting states within North America. We will be creating some pieces of music about animals after listening to Saint-Saen’s Carnival of the Animals. It’s going to be fun!
And our electricity topic in Science....
"So far in electricity, it has been very exciting making circuits. My favourite lesson has been making burglar alarms, it was very noisy!!" Hannah
"I enjoyed electricity this half term because we got to experience building circuits for ourselves. At the start I didn't know much, but when we were taught the symbols, I understood it clearly." Jorja
"This half term we have been building circuits and learning about electricity. I enjoyed it because we got to work as a team and create different circuits." Izzy
Year 6 have been writing scary stories for the Year 5 pupils. The Year 5 children came into the hall and read our stories and wrote a story review of them. Here’s what some children had to say.
”It’s good getting to know the Year 6 a bit more.” Madison Y5
”I enjoyed it because I like to write for an audience.” Libby Y6
”It will help Y6 with their English.” Megan Y5
”It made me make pictures in my mind, it was really scary.” Eleanor Y5
”I like writing books and expressing my creativity. I love that my story has been read by someone other than my teacher.” Corben Y6.
Fund raiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Some very caring and thoughtful girls in Year 6, led by Jorja Cousins decided they wanted to raise money for the hospital as it had helped to look after Jorja's baby sister who sadly died when she was just 11 days old.
Jorja, along with Gracie, Mia and Ella M held a fund raising day in the Scout hut behind St Peter & Paul's school on Saturday 11th March 2019.
They raised an amazing £2401.75!!!! Well done girls on such a huge achievement.
Castaway - Spring 1
After an exciting start to the new term, where we have looked at volcanoes, flooding, mountains and earthquakes during Our Powerful Planet project, Year 6 will be continuing to polish up their map-reading skills through studying mountains: we will identify mountain ranges around the world. Through our book study of Kensuke’s Kingdom, we will be doing lots of work based around being stranded on a desert island including an artist study of Hokusai, a Japanese artist who painted amazing images of tsunami waves. In Science we are looking at Evolution and Inheritance and our music work looks at The Rite of String by Stravinsky which Disney used as a background to a cartoon about the evolution of the planet. Pupils will write their own evolution music to a short cartoon
Our thoughts about our Castaway topic....
"I really enjoyed doing the Hokusai art because we learnt about his life being an artist and I enjoying trying to recreate one of his most famous pieces of art." Gracie
"The sensei is very enthusiastic so I really enjoyed doing karate." Finlay
"In karate, our teacher taught us a variety of different skills to learn. We went from blocks to kicks and punches. I really enjoyed the karate lessons." Ollie
The Vikings - Autumn 2
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 D.T. In Science, we will learn about animals and humans.
World War II - Autumn 1
In Autumn 1 our topic was all about World War 2, a real favourite within school – it was linked to a local history study where we will learnt about how the industrial estate at Yeadon Airport was used to build Lancaster bombers; how Thwaite Mill made putty to help with the war effort and the visit of Winston Churchill to Leeds. We had great fun designing and making shelters in D.T. and learnt about light in our Science topic linked to the blackout. In Music we learnt WW2 songs and linked these to Remembrance in November.
"I enjoyed this DT topic because WW2 is an interesting subject, but when we did the tests, our Anderson Shelter did not survive the water test!"
"I thought my shelter was going to collapse when we carried out the different tests because we didn't think it was strong enough, but it was strong enough which made me happy!"
"I enjoyed going outside and using the prism - I found out that when light is refracted, you can see the true colours of light and not just white."
"I have really enjoyed orienteering because I like reading maps!"
"I liked that you had to run around. There were lots of different races that we could do and I don't run as much out of school so this was good fun for me."
"It was a lot of fun because we got to use a lot of equipment that we don't normally use - like glue guns and saws!"
"I really enjoyed the whole day - I liked learning about the different coins and the rations because it was very interesting to find out how much food they had in a week and what coins they used to buy it."
Roald Dahl Day
Thursday 13th September was Roald Dahl Day! We all got dressed up and had a great day! These are 6G's pictures.