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Friday 28th April

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This week started with percentages. Percentage means an amount or rate expressed as a proportion of 100. We were given a hundred square and asked to colour a given % followed by the equivalent fraction, decimal and any simplification. Mrs Dougherty then introduced us to percentage bubbles. These are used to find a percentage of a number.



We revisited the film clips and made notes on the similarities/ differences between the Battle Cries. As well as this, we magpied (stole) words, phrases and techniques. Looking at different sentence types was our next job, all leading to the writing of our own Battle Cry. The types of sentence we looked at were:

  • Who, why sentence.

Sons of Westfield, it is time we took a stand against our dreaded foe.

  • Fronted adverbial of time

For generations, we have suffered under the rule of this cruel tyrant.

  • No more. No more.

No more shall we do the bidding of this oppressive ruler. No more shall we be shackled by fear.

  • Modal Verb (possibility)

It might be that some of you don’t see the dawning of the morning sun.

Modal Verb (certainty)

You shall provide the freedom for your children and your children’s children.

  • Alliteration

What we do today determines our destiny


This all led to writing our own Battle cry.




In topic this week we used atlases to find out where in the world Greece is. After colouring in Greece and Great Britain on a map of Europe we sorted some phrases and pictures of the two countries to show how they differ.



Science was all about friction. Friction is the force of one thing rubbing against another. Our job was to plan a controlled experiment to see what affect different surfaces had on friction.



We were also lucky enough to have the visitor from HHkids again this week. We learnt about lots of things to do with drinking alcohol:

  • What makes people drink?
  • How harmful alcohol can be to the brain and body?
  • How much it costs.
  • And the most important thing: that children should never ever drink alcohol.


This Week’s Certificate Winner…


Is Hollie for simply being Hollie – hard-working, polite, conscientious and delightful!

Well done Hollie, thoroughly deserved.


Hope you all have a great long weekend and we’ll see you soon.

Finally, have your say.  Each week you will have a chance to decide on which new song we will learn in next week's whole school assembly.  Click on the link below to take part in an online vote.