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Hello and welcome to the very first blog of the year! We are all feeling very grown up in our new uniforms and every one agrees that we look terribly smart! Don't we?! (See the photograph below!)

 

We are settling into new routines very well and coped with the changes to the timetable without any fuss!  In English (we don't call it 'literacy' anymore,) we have been looking at reading skills and thinking about how to write a diary.  Shape work has been the main focus of our maths and we have begun a LIGHT topic in science! Also, this week we have had French with Mrs Wilson and PE with Mr Wilcox from Abraham Guest!

 

Mrs France, Mrs Cosgrove and Mrs Dwyer are delighted with our hard work and super attidude throughout the week and it was a very difficult choice to pick a pupil of the week. However, for going the extra miile and setting an incredibly high standard in Year 6, the award goes to ROSE!! Well done!

 

Can we remind all parents to please sign the planners that we have brought home?

 

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday 11th July

Our week got off to a brilliant start! A team from our class won the football tournament in Year 6!

Friday 11th July

Hello! This week we are in full rehearsal mode and hope that all parents/guardians will be able to attend the performance. Don't forget your tissues!!

 

We have enjoyed a world cup week and been learning facts and figures about our chosen countries - France and the Ivory Coast! Also, we had an inter-year 6 tournament on Monday - we braved the showers and then the sun came out!

As you can see the ultimate team winners were a Year 6W group.

This week we got our SATs results and everyone is so very proud of us!

Finally, Well done to Connor and Ben. COnnor was a superstar at the town sports and Ben was our pupil of the week. He was a fantastic representative at a debating event at another school! WOW!

Friday 4th July

 

Hello everyone!

We are in the final few weeks of school and have had a brilliantly busy, fun-filled week. It all started with our end of year treat visit to Blackpool and at last we tried out the rides!

We had some yummy snacks!
Even the teachers had FUN!!!

Later in the week, we held our Handwriting Competition!

Eleanor  was our winner - CONGRATULATIONS!!

We are continuing to learn about the Ivory Coast even though they have been knocked out of the world! What a pity!

Do you like our class World Cup mascot?!

Finally, next week is open morning! Please come and see our amazing work! Please remember the date of our end of year production is on Thursday 17th July. See you next week!

Friday 27th May

What an exciting week! We started off the week by visiting Blackpool again and learning about the creative jobs available there. As you can see, we had a wonderful time exploring costumes and going on the stage!

 

We were blessed with the weather before the rain came tumbling down, we enjoyed a brilliant sports day with some fantastic sportsman like behaviour and skills!

 

Our Day at Blackpool!

Friday 20th June

 

Hello everyone!

It has been a very unusual week!!

On Monday, we enjoyed our first visit to Blackpool and experienced lots of exciting things!

We learnt about the history of the Pleasure Beach and learnt about all of the catering career opportunities available.

Quite by chance, the Army were holding an event at the park to fundraise and explain to the public about the job opportunities. We were able to chat to the soldiers and take part in some activities: climbing, sitting in the vehicles, learning about the cavalry section - it was fascinating!

 

We took a tour of the park and enjoyed a free sample of garlic bread from the manager at The Big Pizza Restaurant! Yum Yum! The manager remembered Westfield from last year's trip because the pupils made beautiful thank you cards after he also treated them to some free samples! He said that he'd displayed them in the restaurant  - so of course, we have repeated the 'thank you' cards!!

 

Later, we took part in an academy challenge and worked as a team in the Paradise Room, to set tables! We impressed Peter, the manager, so much that he found it hard to choose a winner!

 

On Tuesday, we completed follow-up work and our books are looking amazing!

 

From Wednesday to Friday, most of us have been to Abraham Guest for our Transition days! The remainder of us have worked on various tasks including making our very own football mascot!

 

We are off to Blackpool again on Monday and will learn all about costume design! We can't wait!

Hello everyone!

Congratulations to Yasmin - she is our pupil of the week. She has a continued passion and thirst for learning and is totally amazing!

 

 

Another busy week in Year 6! We have spent much of the week  working on our World Cup Projects and are fast becoming geographical experts by making flags and placing them on the world map and fact-finding a variety of information! Mrs France has challenged us to learn all 32 countries taking part as she intends to do that too!

 

Already, we have completed a quiz and wowed her with our amazing answers! There was one shocking statistic! Did you know that estimated cost of hosting the world cup is £8.8 billion? WOW! The cost of the new stadium in Sao Paulo cost £220 million.

 

There has been a whole-school world cup assembly this week and each class was given (by way of a draw) a team to support and study. We are pinning our hopes on Didier Drogba as he plays for our team - the Ivory Coast!

 

On Monday, we will take our first visit to Blackpool for the Ice Project. We are full of anticipation and excitement - and of course, we will be on our BEST behaviour to make Westfield proud!

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Friday 9th May

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Once again, Year 6 report a busy, busy, busy week, revising, remembering and reinforcing all that we have been taught and discovered, whilst in Key Stage 2, here at Westfield!

 

After much preparation and anticipation – S.A.T.S time is very nearly here

 

The week has been spent looking at S.A.T.S style questions in Maths, Reading, and S.P.aG, - and now we all believe that WE ARE ALL READY!

 

There are some really great tips on how we can help prepare for next week. Here they are;

 

1.   Go to bed early on Sunday, and have a big sleep.

2.   Have an early night next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

3.   Eat a healthy breakfast each morning next week – come to Year 6 Breakfast Club – it starts at 8am daily!

4.   If you can, have a snack at morning play.

5.   Finally, get plenty of fresh air this weekend, but be careful – no broken bones!

 

The S.A.T.S. tests are as follows;

 

Monday – Reading

Tuesday – S.P.a.G

Wednesday – Maths

Thursday – Maths

 

Congratulations to Our Star of the Week

Kai  for working hard with a smile on his face throughout the week!

 

 

In next weeks blog, we will let you all know how we feel our S.A.T.S. went!

 

Have a happy, healthy and safe week ahead.

 

 

Friday 2nd May

 

 

This week has been an incredibly busy week. We have been working very hard in preparation for our tests, which start a week on Monday.

 

 

Throughout the week, we have revised lots of areas of maths, looked at two reading texts and completed an exciting writing task.

 

 

We finished the week off with some 'chill-out' time, while we completed our journals.

 

 

Finally, we are very much looking forward to our 3 DAY weekend, where we will rest and return on Tuesday ready for the week.

 

 

Enjoy the bank holiday.

 

 

Well done to Danniqua for being the star of the week for relishing every challenge and remaining cool, clam and collected during this busy time!

Welcome back to school for the summer term!  We cannot believe that we only have one more term left in primary school! After a relaxing two week holiday, we are all refreshed and raring to go! It will be a very busy term and this week we have worked full steam ahead towards our important tests, coming up in May.
 
We have enjoyed reading a booklet called Wolf Pack, which was fascinating – we learnt about how wolves are represented in different stories, cultures and everyday sayings! For example, to ‘cry wolf’ means to give a false alarm.
 
We are continuing to write in lots of different styles and this week have written about breaking records in a newspaper style. We do love our collection of Guinness World Record Books and this helped us to use our imaginations!
 
In maths, we have been studying a variety of different topics, including area and perimeter. 
 
At the end of every day, we are enjoying our class novel, called Ratburger by David Walliams - it is incredibly funny!
 
Congratulations to our pupil of the week: Jolene for coming back to school with a calm and focused approach to learning and for going the extra mile with Easter homework!

 

 

Also, congratulations to Tony-Lee who has achieved his GOLD times tables band! WOW! We are so proud of you!

 

 

Friday 4th April
 
Hello Everybody,
 
What a hard-working, accelerated learning, progress making week Year 6 have had!!
 
In Numeracy, Reading and Writing, we are all trying our very, very best to revise, remember and recall all the areas of learning covered, in the hope of achieving our very best in S.A.T.S. The staff are very proud of us already!
 
Over the Easter break, a homework pack is going to be given to each child, containing maths, reading and S.P.A.G. related work. Please do a little bit each day, 20 minutes at least, to ensure that our we ‘ hit the ground running,' after the holidays. S.A.T.S will only be 12 school days later! Pens can be found in each pack.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to our star this week:
 
Kai – 6F

 

 

Congratulations to our 2 Easter egg winners;
 
Kyle and Aidan

 

 

 

Thank you Yasmin for making us a delicious Easter cake as her entry!

 

 

Well done to our wristband winners this week:

 

 

Have a safe, healthy and relaxing break – and let’s hope the sun shines each day.
 
Happy Easter
 
School opens – Wednesday 23rd April

Friday 28th March
 
We have worked extremely hard this week yet again! The week started off with a performance in the large hall, called 'Maths Through History'. We witnessed how Egyptian maths helped create the pyramids, how the gun powder plot was foiled by position and direction and how King Arthur and his knights decided on the shape of their table! What a fantastic start to the week!!
 
Conveniently, the performance set us up nicely for our maths lesson as we started work on angles and time. Ask us to sing the angle song!!!!!!
 
In Literacy, we completed another comprehension about a variety of different topics. We took great delight in watching a short clip showing a hot air balloon ride and then we wrote a diary about what it would be like to go in one!! Up, up and away!!!!! 
 
Well done to the netball team who played a mach this week. It was a close finish at 3-2 to the other team. Well played girls! Find out next week how the football team do!!!
 
Finally, a huge well done to Lauma and Kai who have achieved their gold wrist bands and to Connor for being the first to achieve it!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

This week's star worker is Aidan for improved punctuality and some fabulous work!

 

 

Friday 28th March
 
We have worked extremely hard this week yet again! The week started off with a performance in the large hall, called 'Maths Through History'. We witnessed how Egyptian maths helped create the pyramids, how the gun powder plot was foiled by position and direction and how King Arthur and his knights decided on the shape of their table! What a fantastic start to the week!!
 
Conveniently, the performance set us up nicely for our maths lesson as we started work on angles and time. Ask us to sing the angle song!!!!!!
 
In Literacy, we completed another comprehension about a variety of different topics. We took great delight in watching a short clip showing a hot air balloon ride and then we wrote a diary about what it would be like to go in one!! Up, up and away!!!!! 
 
Well done to the netball team who played a mach this week. It was a close finish at 3-2 to the other team. Well played girls! Find out next week how the football team do!!!
 
Finally, a huge well done to Lauma and Kai who have achieved her gold wrist band and to Connor for being the first to achieve it!!!!!!!!!!
 
This week's star worker is Aidan for improved punctuality and some fabulous work!

What a week it has been!
 
Last Friday, Year 6 spent time in the ‘Life Bus’, discussing and learning about life issues. Every single one of us had a great experience, and produced fantastic work, to record our learning!
 
This week has been ‘Assessment Week’ at Westfield. Lots and lots of hard work has been undertaken, to discover where each one of us are, in our learning journeys! Assessments have taken place in maths, reading, writing and S.P.A.G..
 
Class photographs were taken on Wednesday, reminding us of our classmates as we prepare to leave Westfield. Groups of children were taken, and a long rectangular photograph of each class will be available to be purchased later in the Summer term.
 
Congratulations to our ‘Superstar Storytellers’ –  Great fun was had last Thursday, listening to their reading.
 
Next week is Parent’s Evenings – all the staff look forward to passing on great news about learning.
We look forward to giving you further news from Year 6, next week.
Look at us!!All in our own clothes - celebrating our first-ever 100% attendance! Well done everyone!

 

Friday 7th March
 
What a super-star, story telling week we have had!!!!
Towards the beginning of the week, we worked on improving our data handling skills by learning more about different types of averages (mean, mode, median and range) and looking at different sorting diagrams - Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams.

We enjoyed a literacy through football session on Wednesday - it was fantasitc!

 

 

On Tuesday, we spent the day learning all about electricity. We wired up single, series and parallel circuits and also investigated the brightness of bulbs. Our bulbs are all shining brightly!
 
Yesterday, we celebrated world book day. We ALL came to school dressed up as a book character - how amazing!!! All pupils and staff looked fantastic!! Throughout the day we visited the book fair and also read to children in year 2. We all took part in a competition where we had to read an extract of a story to the class. A massive to well done to everyone for entering - Fantastic!!

The winner of the super star story teller competition was .....Kai - well done!

see our Super-Star-Story-Tellers reading their stories

Still image for this video

This weeks star of the week is Bob, for being a brilliant story-teller!

Friday 28th February
 
Hello everyone!
Congratulations to Ben who was our pupil of the week!

 

 

Wow – we cannot believe how fast time is going – how can we already be more than half way through the year?! Life is moving at such a fast pace because we are working incredibly hard in Year 6, right now!
 
In literacy, we have been busily entering the BBC 500 words, story-writing competition and we all have our fingers crossed that we get through to the next stage! Watch this space!

 

 

Also, we enjoyed watching the trailer for Leo Houlding’s film – The Last Great Climb. We have written to our assistant head-teacher, Mrs Houghton, to see if she will allow us to have a wonderful Friday afternoon, enjoying the film… At the time of writing, we are awaiting her response!! But, with our amazingly persuasive writing, we are certain she will agree!!!
 
In maths, we are learning all about data-handling – looking at, and interpreting information. We are learning that if we annotate graphs and charts, we are far more likely to answer the questions correctly!
 
We are overwhelmed with the AMAZING total made in the Bake-Off – WOW – over £700! Well done everyone!
 
Next week is World Book Day and we have all sorts of other exciting things going on! Look out for our blog next week, where we will reveal all…
 
Have a safe and happy weekend!
 
 
 
Friday 14th February 2014
 
A very happy Valentines Day to all!
 
Here in Year 6, we have had a ‘beat box, hard working, cake baking, rain watching, 500 word story writing week!’ All we can say to that is
 
‘WOW! WOW! WOW’
 
All Year 6 have had the opportunity to listen to many of last years entries into the now world famous ‘ Radio 2 – 500 word Under 13 Story Writing Competition’, where the winners win Chris Evans height in their choice of books!!! After hearing a selection of these in class, time has been spent focusing on  the different aspects of writing a short story, including character profiles, openings and organisation. We are ALL having a go at writing a 500 word story, the best of which will appear on this website.
 
Good luck to all who enter!
 
On Tuesday morning, Year 6 were treated to a short visit from representatives from The Shine Scheme, run by The Halle Orchestra, in Manchester. Ben introduced us all to ‘beat box’, and in a very short space of time, Year 6 turned into the most amazing sound machine ever. It really was TREMENDOUS fun! Thank you to both Ben and Emma, for coming to school.

 

 

This week has seen much baking occurring, with each class producing a cake, to help raise funds for a brand new bike shed. Cakes and buns were judged on taste and creativity, and then sold for us all to enjoy!
DELICIOUS!!

Look at our wonderful class entry - our magnificent Antartic Iceberg... we won second prize - WOW!

 

 

Congratulations to our certificate winner Jessica Paton for improved attendance - keep it up!

 

 

Finally, have a happy, healthy and safe half term, and we look forward to seeing you all on MondaY 24TH February.


Friday 7th February

Hello!
Congratulations to our pupil of the week… Cara!
For listening carefully, working diligently, and smiling readily!

 

 

It has been another super-busy week in Year 6!
 
In Literacy, we have completed a reading booklet called On Dangerous Ground, which was all about volcanoes. Fascinating! We are all getting better at working out answers by using clues in the text!
Also, we are so excited about the BBC Radio 2 competition: 500 words. It is a story-writing competition – wouldn’t it be AMAZING if one of us could be a finalist? We have been writing a character description and today, we are taking part (technology-permitting) in a live master-class: an online lesson which will give us hints and tips about story-writing! WOW!

Here we are listening to the top tips!

 

 

Our super-sentences are getting better everyday! After writing a basic but clever sentence, we are enjoying ‘exploding’ our sentences to improve our choice of words or punctuation!
 
In maths, we have been continuing to learn about fractions, decimals, and percentages and tackling different types of questions. What a great life-skill! Imagine if we wanted to buy a toy with 25% off – we would need to be able to work it out!!
 
As well as this, we have been planning our Bake-off! Remember to get baking at home! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our ingredients funds and our ideas are all coming together. It is top secret right now but photographs will follow next week. Will we win???!!!!! Watch this space….
Friday 31st January
 
We have had another fantastic week. At the start, we watched The March of the Penguins!! This has provided us with the inspiration and ideas needed in Literacy this week. We have also been making up our own strange animals. Mrs France's creature was extremely bizarre.

 

 

This morning, we have become experts and written a non-chronological report on the types of  penguins which live in Antarctica.
 
On Tuesday, it was our assembly, which was fantastic! It was all about our trip to Quarry Bank Mill. 
 
As well as this, we were lucky enough to watch a performance on Wednesday morning all about maths! Collectively, we helped a cowgirl find the stolen money before the evil sheriff found it. YeeHah!! We had to help solve a variety of mathematical problems to complete this task.
 
This morning, in assembly, we congratulated Josh on being the second pupil to ever achieve the platinum times table band!!! What a star - well done Josh!

 

 

Finally, a huge congratulations to Emily for being the star of the week.
 

Friday 24th January 2014
 
Hello and welcome to the Year 6 blog.
This week got off to a fantastic start with our exciting expedition to the ALPS as you can see from the photographs - there will be more put onto the website soon! Watch this space! We packed our sledges with provisions for the day - food, drink and tents. We pulled our sledges around the area before setting up camp in the ALPS. Keith and Joe showed us how to put the tent up but the rest was up to us!
We then had a fantastic day working together as a team doing different activities, cooking our own food on Trangias, drinking hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows! We had an amazing day and all of Year 6 thank Joe and Keith for their help!
 
Back in class we have used our trip to the ALPS in our writing: we have written a recount of our expedition and described our favourite memories. We have also been working especially hard in maths where we have been looking at ordering fractions.
Well done to everyone for superb behaviour on
our trips to Quarry Bank Mill and the ALPS! 

Congratulations to Kane for superb writing this week - Mrs France was STUNNED at the improvement! Keep it up Kane!
 
Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!


Friday 17th January


 
Hello and welcome to the Year 6 blog!
Our week got off to an exciting start! We had an expedition preparation day on Monday. Keith and Joe, (we call him Grandad Joe) from Outdoor Education came into school to teach us how to put up a tent and how to use a trangia. Look how successful we were!!
That means we will not be hungry or cold on our very own expedition to the ALPS which is taking place next Monday.  Also, we had to teach Mrs France how to dress appropriately, she modelled what shethought was appropriate clothing but kept on failing!! Eventually, she got the idea that she must wear lots of layers, gloves, hat, several pairs of socks and have some waterproofs, just in case it rains!! We can't wait! Take a look at our Antarctica blog, on the website, for more information!
 
As if that wasn't enough excitement for one week, we have our Quarry Bank Mill visit today... We will tell you about that next week! Due to this visit, we are not attending our whole-school assembly so there is no pupil of the week.
 
However, Mrs France is terribly pleased with our efforts in Literacy and Numeracy this week. We have learning about biographical writing and wrote an assessment piece about a fictitious character called Pip Davenport! Some of us are incredibly imaginative when it comes to making up 'facts' - we call it  'blagging!' In maths, we are learning about all about fractions!
See you next week!

WELCOME
 
Friday 10th January
 
Happy new year!!
Welcome back from a two week holiday!!!!!!! 
Congratulations to Aidan who has shown great enthusisam for our new topic Antarctica and had some fantastic answers this week!

 

 

This year has been great so far!!!
 
We have started our term off in a really exciting way. We have completed our Antarctica themed week. EVERY lesson has been about Antarctica!!!
We have been learning all about a man called Leo Houlding. He is a professional climber, speed climber and adventurer who, last year, went to Antarctica to climb a mountain that had never been climbed before - Ulvetanna. Did you know he can hold his whole body weight with his finger? Here are some words that describe Leo: brave, strong, fearless, like a spider, has a good diet he never gives up and he is definitely a risk taker! 
 
We have learnt all about where Antarctica is in the world - we even know all the continents and oceans!!!
 
Here are a selection of photographs showing our favourite piece of work.

In maths, we completed a lot of fun activities including co-ordinates  - that was the best! We used our Antarctica knowledge to guide Leo Houlding to the different objects that we drew on an Antarctic map using co-ordinates we moved Leo to the finish!
On Wednesday afternoon a SUPER SPECIAL visitor the assistant leader of education in Wigan visited Year 6... she was called Mrs  Nelson and when Yasmin read out her letter of application for a Antarctica Expedition media job, she was completely bowled over! Congratulations to all the people who applied: Eleanor, Alex, Amber, Ben and Yasmin! All will have an important part to play!
 
Next week, we are going to Quarry Bank Mill and we all need to remember our reply slips!! How exciting! More news next week!!!

Friday 20th December
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!
5 more sleeps!!!

 

BREAKING NEWS!!
(If you do not read this Santa will EXPLODE! You wouldn't want that to happen would you? We didn't think so.)
This week we have made WONDERFUL Victorian fruit cakes!!!YUMMY!Year 6 can't wait to devour  them!!! Mmm!
 
This week, we have completely abandoned our time table for the first time in... well...since September. "But why?" we hear you yell at your computer screen. We'll tell you now! It’s because we are sooooooooooo excited for CHRISTMAS!!!

 

All week, we have been fulfilling wonderful tasks including: making Christmas cards, baking scrummy Victorian Christmas cakes (and eating them of course), crafting lanterns and moving reindeers and watching the most marvellous movies! How busy were we?

 

This week’s certificate winner is Jolene for putting her hand up more to keep her Advent promise! Also, there was an overall certificate to all of year 6 for raising £180.87 to go to the Philippines Disaster Fund.

Our teachers are incredibly proud of us all!
FANTASTIC!!!!!!

 

Here are a selection of photographs of cake-making and partying!
 

 

Friday 13th December 2013
 
This week all of Year 6F has been busy little bees (even if the classroom is full of Christmas spirit).

 

For the first three days of this week, we have blown Mrs France’s spotty socks off with our superb long division skills!! We have learnt two different ways of doing long division- the factor method and the really, really long method (when I say really, really long… I mean REALLY long). Our class has also been looking at some types of questions that might appear in our mental maths test today.

 

We have been doing paragraph work, easy right? NO!! But at least we got to write about our fantabulous, fantastic CHARITY WORK!!! Back to Literacy, we have learnt a Traffic Light Method (no we haven’t got Driving Licences).

  • Green: start/write your topic sentence.
  • Amber: fill the middle/supporting sentences.
  • Red: STOP! /concluding sentence (for this sentence, you can re-word your topic sentence).

 
Westfield’s Got Talent 
The competition called Westfield’s Got Talent took place on Wednesday after school. Westfield has AMAZING Talent! It was fantastic! There were superb acts from singing, martial arts demonstrations to comedians! Everybody found the comedians amusing. But there had to be one WINNER! It was… *drum roll* Amber. She sang ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen. Amber was exceptional as she won the very first trophy with a name plastered onto it!!! As a result, every act got a prize: after all it is about taking part not winning!

We are SO PROUD of you Amber!

 

 

 

Our Charity Work
When Year 6F heard about Typhoon Haiyan, the pupils thought they might take matters into their own hands by doing charity work! It all started when Mrs France showed us a newspaper and the front page news was about Typhoon Haiyan. Then Yasmin (me) started making bookmarks with personally designed funky decorations; minions, Hello Kitty, Pikachu, Om Nom (from world wide famous app- Cut the Rope) and many more. Secondly, Danniqua came to class with some Christmassy finger puppets and tree toppers later on in the day, Mrs Cosgrove (our classroom assistant)  made a money pot (which is getting terribly heavy) with ‘Disaster Donation Funds’ plastered onto it.  As the idea burgeoned, more children thought of ideas like the Santa-scope! Money grew and now we have a (still running) total of £87!!! We all feel honestly proud as we are helping poor, innocent, heartbroken children and families.

 

 

Well done to Kai for winning Pupil of the Week for being sunny and smiley and positive!

 

Friday 24th January 2014
 
Hello and welcome to the Year 6 blog.
This week got off to a fantastic start with our exciting expedition to the ALPS. We packed our sledges with provisions for the day - food, drink and tents. We pulled our sledges around the area before setting up camp in the ALPS. Keith and Joe showed us how to put the tent up but the rest was up to us!
We then had a fantastic day working together as a team doing different activities, cooking our own food on Trangias, drinking hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows! We had a great day and all of Year 6 thank Joe and Keith for their help!
 
Back in class we have used our trip to the ALPS in our writing: we have written a recount of our expedition and described our favourite memories. We have also been working especially hard in maths where we have been looking at ordering fractions.
 
Well done to all of 6W for their certificate after their superb behaviour on our trips to Quarry Bank Mill and the ALPS!
 
Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!

Friday 6th December
Congratulations to Cara - a perfect pupil and a pleasure to teach!

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 
It’s December everybody! YAY!! This means that, finally, we get to open the doors of our Advent calendars and feel the luxurious taste of yummy milk chocolate! We have all made Advent promises which have been placed in each pocket and every night, in our countdown to Christmas, we pick out a promise to be read out loud. That lucky person gets the chocolate for the day!
 
We have been working on long multiplication and division throughout the week and are really getting to grips with the methods. In literacy, we have been working on persuasive language and have written a letter to Mrs Baker to try and persuade her to allow us to bake some Victorian Christmas cakes. We will keep you posted on Mrs Baker’s response!
Wish us luck!
 
In science we have been separating solids and liquids! We were challenged to separate a mixture of sand, salt, gravel and water. You will be pleased to know, we were successful and managed to do it!
 
 
BREAKING NEWS!
 
On Wednesday (next week) it is the Westfield's Got Talent FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Which act will win?
 
 
RIP Nelson Mandela

Friday 29th November
 

Pupils of the week!

 

 

Congratulations to Alex for showing grit and determination throughout assessment week!

 

Well done to Nicole who was a perfect partner in during CFL and always being a pleasure to teach!
 
Welcome to year 6F’s blog!!!!!! We can’t wait to share all of the extra fantastical things we have been up to this week!
 
This week has been ASSESSMENT week…dun-dun-DUN! However, it’s not been that bad! We did pretty well and everyone kept a positive attitude all week! HOW FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! Also, we have been looking at long multiplication!WHOOPEEEE!!! 
 
In Literacy ,we have been looking at descriptive writing and have even written an assessment piece of our own! Mrs.France is ECSTATIC about  reading our writing tonight! Also, we have completed some comprehension and a reading test all about tree
houses!
 
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!(read now to prevent losing your brain cells. It could happen you know!)
 
Today was the Westfield's Got Talent auditions for an audition for the people who weren't given an audition. All of the contestants are extremely, shockingly, AMAZINGLY FANASTIC!!!!!
Who will win?...
 
Oh, yes, to finish off our truly WONDERFUL week, we would like to wish Mr.Green a happy retierment.We will miss him being with us.
 
BYE BYE!!!!

Friday 22nd November

 

This week started in a really exciting way. On Monday morning, we were greeted with the opportunity to watch a theatre production of Cinderella. It was fantastic!!!! As expected, there was a lot of,  "Boos" and "Oh no it's not!!". The biggest surprise was when the actors made Mrs Walton and Mr Sherbourne come out of the crowd. They made them dance at Cinderella's ball: it was incredibly funny to watch them strut their stuff!! 

 

In addition to this, we have started something new this week. We are now learning about 'Super Sentences' EVERY DAY!!! This week we have become experts about how to write a De:De sentence. This is when we use description and detail. It is a compound sentence in which two independent clauses are separated by a colon. 
See if you can spot one in the blog!!

 

 

Kyle was SO PROUD of his writing about the Nativity in RE with Mrs Roberts - just look at his grin! It was FANTASTIC and DID include a de-de sentence! WOW!

 

 

In Numeracy this week, we have been exploring efficient written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In CFL, we became estate agents and had to write  all about a house that we were selling. We are finishing the week by writing a formal text after learning all about the features of formal writing this week in Literacy.

Have a good weekend. See you next week.  

Friday15th November.
 

 
Hello hello hello!!! Welcome to our class blog! What a busy week we have all had! All of years 6F are buzzing to share it with you!

Firstly, well done to Lauma and Sam for winning Pupil of the Week certificates!

 

 

 

This week in maths, we have explored addition in columns (also known as vertical addition) ,decimal addition ,and even problem solving.Mrs France was doing cartwheels in the galaxy when we shot off at it like a rocket!

 

In literacy this week, we have been looking at different story plans. One story plan is called a story mountain. Also, we have done a story plan for ourselves as we have written a story in BIG writing today!!!
 
Now onto CFL! We have all had an amazing time making Victorian PowerPoint’s and researching Queen Victoria on BBC history and Woodlands junior history! We can’t wait to complete them! We have impressed Mr Calderbank (a new teacher who just happened to be teaching such a superb class!).
 
As it was Poppy Day last week, Year 2 performed a remembrance assembly ! IT WAS BRILLIANT! They sang a brilliant song-WAR !WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?ABSOLUTLY NOTHING!
Mr Metcalfe did a FANTASTIC dance!
 
Then, to finish off our fantastical week, we did lessons in our jim-jams! Gladly, no-one  'dropped off' during the school day! It was all to raise money for Children in Need after all!
BYE BYE!!!!

Friday 8th November

 

 

Pupil of the week - Connor Falla!
For listening to and acting upon advice to improve the
quality of his work!

 
On Monday, we sketched a portrait of Queen Victoria to stick on our William Morris wallpaper which we also created in our sketch books, and then we put them on an A3 piece of paper.
 
On Tuesday, we looked at the photographs from Low Bank Ground and those from school! We even saw a picture of Kane Elsley (note the name) wearing PINK
wellies!!!!!! By the look of the pictures, both groups had great fun!
 
Guess what? We did a science experiment (don’t worry everything went to plan this time). The experiment was about which solid would dissolve.
We had salt, sugar and sand which do you think dissolved first?

 

 

In maths we learnt about prime numbers. here are all the prime numbers up to 100: 2 3 5 7 9 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 51 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 91 97. Do you know the rule? We'll let you figure it out!
We also learnt about squared numbers: 1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100 121 144 169 196 225.

 

 

Today we wrote a balanced argument in big writing about whether it was better to live in 1938, because we have been studying a text which was set in 1938. It was a story called Brasham's Tortoise! I prefer living in 1938 because they ate healthier meals since they grew their own fruit and vegetables!
 
See you next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
Cara
This week I have learned more about the Victorians.
The Victorians  are amazing because  of all the ways they  show themselves to every one!  I described a rich Victorian with all the sorts of things they wear and also look like.
A rich Victorian would wear a dress or a suit .

 

 

Alicia
This week was a blast! We made some stained glass windows out of tracing paper and felt tips. WOW! I made a picture of a flower with squares around it whilst the calming, peaceful music was playing in the background. They were all so stunning the way that they were presented!! So now, they can shine and shimmer on our classroom  windows!

 

 

Carly
This week was a fun packed week! One thing that was amazing was the star gazing, it was great seeing what star sign we were. I am Gemini. Luckily, Gemini ends on the 21st of June- my birthday. Before this, I was confused about what star sign I was, because sometimes Gemini ends on the 20th of June, but now I know! Another thing we did this week was playing with the  Lego, but it wasn't just ordinary Lego this one you could plug into your computer. We built a leg that kicked a ball of paper using the computer to control the action.
So,  as I said before -  it was a fun-packed week!

 

 

Rebecca
 
My best thing about  our trip to Low Bank  ground was when we met our friends. My best activity was when we went on the mountain. The views were amazing at Low Bank. Next time I might go and tell it to a friend. By the way have you been to Low Bank?

 

 

Kyle
 
At Low Bank Ground we had a amazing  time doing activities all through the day. We had a lovely activity looking for numbers around the woods. Later in the day, we climbed a mountain and I thought I was going to fall down. However, eventually we got up to the top of the mountain. But my biggest fear of all was climbing down the mountain. We struggled going down but we finally did it!!!

 

 

Keegan
 
When I went to Low Bank Ground  on the bus me and my friends  had a laugh. We went into the woods, orienteering. We had to stamp a card  that had numbers on. After lunch, we scrambled up a mountain, The Bell. And I was sweating  when I got to the top! We went back and had hot chocolate and travelled back to school.
  And I won the Pupil of the Week for enthusiasm, chivalry and support of others all week. I was a total superstar!

 

 

That was our week - and it was fabulous!

Friday 18th October
 Hello everyone!

 

 

Congratulations to our ‘Star’ of the week,
Danniqua for having the fastest fingers and knuckling straight down to work!
 
 
It has been a FANTASTIC, fun filled week in Year 6!
Challenging tasks, book fair, Harvest assembly and Parents Evening, to name a few of our learning experiences.
All we can say is “Wow!”
 
The school ‘Book Fair” arrived on Monday – the air was full of excited anticipation, wondering what the huge, blue bookcases contained! We all got a peek on Tuesday afternoon, where we all were able to take a look at the new books on offer. It really was tremendous fun.
 
Tuesday also saw the class assembly from 6F – a vast array of Learning Log work was shown and celebrated! Mrs Baker said our assembly was OUTSTANDING! Everyone was brilliant. Special thanks to Eleanor, who inspired us all to make some wonderful creations, by setting an amazing example with her fabulous, schoolroom, jigsaw and patchwork, initialled cushion!
 
The whole of Year 6 came together during this week, to share our experiences of Space Day, last Thursday. Thirty of us visited Jodrell Bank, whilst the rest of us spent the day, discovering amazing facts about the sky above us! The mobile planetarium was ……… stunning and amazing!
 
This morning, the whole of the Upper Phase watched Year 4’s Harvest Assembly. It was a magnificent, fun filled, harvest packed, musical extravaganza. Millions of thanks to all Year 4, for allowing us to be their audience today.
This week has also been Parents evenings – where staff and families have met, to share all the wonderful news about Year 6. Thanks to all who came. If you did not manage to attend, please do not hesitate to contact school, and an appointment can be made.

Congratulations to our timestables wristband winners!

 

 

Congratulations also to the children who achieved their stage one windsurfing certificate - what an amazing achievement!

 

 

 

We say cheerio on Monday, to 42 Year 6 as they travel to Low Bank Ground, for 5 days fun packed adventures. Safe journey, and we will see you all when the rest of us visit on Wednesday.


Hope you all have a safe, fun and healthy weekend.


 

Friday 10th October

 
Hello everyone!
Pupil of the week is

 

Eleanor Oxley

for calmly doing everything she is asked to do with
positivity and enthusiasm! He nickname 'Lady Eleanor' is so befitting! 
 Congratulations!

 

Another busy and exciting, action-packed week!
The Westfield Speaks Winners were announced at a special assembly on Wednesday! We had the chance to see snippets of the speeches and they can all be viewed on the website - please take a look!!
Mrs France and the judges were so impressed with the high standard of speaking skills and the choice was so very difficult.

 

Mrs Millard (National Director of The Association of Speakers' Clubs) presented certificates and awards to the finalists, before announcing that a 'Special Achievement Award' to a group of speakers who really stood out on the 'finals' day!  Mrs France was incredibly impressed (she did not judge this group, as she may have been biased) that the group was chosen from Year 6F: Kyle, Emily, Dylan and Aidan formed the team - and they were AMAZING! WOW!

 

 

In Literacy, we have been learning how to argue... YES - ARGUE!
We have read an argument text all about whether humans should really rule the earth! An interesting question, since it International Space Week! Now we know that in order to have an unbiased 'argument' text, we must put across BOTH sides of an argument. We began by thinking about which was the most powerful - the wind or the sea and we really impressed our teachers with our amazing, well-considered answers!! In Big Writing, we have written a text called 'Should man go to Mars?.' Many of us managed to include the features of emotive language and convincing facts and figures! Well done to us all!

 

In Numeracy, we have practised our decimal number work and had another lesson on the pods!

 

On Thursday, we split into two groups as part of the SPACE week celebration! Some of us visited Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and the rest of us enjoyed 'space' activities, at school.

 

Steve, the scientist, brought his planetarium to school. Now we are all experts on the stars in the night sky. We have been set a challenge - to check which direction our homes face - as we all know now that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west!

 

Learning Logs continue to impress Mrs France - see Emily's work below! Well done!

 

 

We all need to have a piece of work to show for 6F's assembly, next week..

 

'Happy Weekend' everyone!

Friday 10th October
 
Hello everyone!
Pupil of the week is...
 
 
for...
 
 
Congratulations!
 
 
 
Another busy and exciting, action-packed week!
The Westfield Speaks Winners were announced at a special assembly on Wednesday! We had the chance to see snippets of the speeches and they can all be viewed on the website - please take a look!!
Mrs France and the judges were so impressed with the high standard of speaking skills and the choice was so very difficult.
 
Mrs Millard (National Director of The Association of Speakers' Clubs) presented certificates and awards to the finalists, before announcing that a 'Special Achievement Award' to a group of speakers who really stood out on the 'finals' day!  Mrs France was incredibly impressed (she did not judge this group, as she may have been biased) that the group was chosen from Year 6F: Kyle, Emily, Dylan and Aidan formed the team - and they were AMAZING! WOW!
 
 
In Literacy, we have been learning how to argue... YES - ARGUE!
We have read an argument text all about whether humans should really rule the earth! An interesting question, since it International Space Week! Now we know that in order to have an unbiased 'argument' text, we must put across BOTH sides of an argument. We began by thinking about which was the most powerful - the wind or the sea and we really impressed our teachers with our amazing, well-considered answers!! In Big Writing, we have written a text called 'Should man go to Mars?.' Many of us managed to include the features of emotive language and convincing facts and figures! Well done to us all!
 
In Numeracy, we have practised our decimal number work and had another lesson on the pods!
 
On Thursday, we split into two groups as part of the SPACE week celebration! Some of us visited Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and the rest of us enjoyed 'space' activities, at school.
 
Steve, the scientist, brought his planetarium to school. Now we are all experts on the stars in the night sky. We have been set a challenge - to check which direction our homes face - as we all know now that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west!
 
Learning Logs continue to impress Mrs France - see Emily's and Kai's work below! Well done!
 
We all need to have a piece of work to show for 6F's assembly, next week...
 
'Happy Weekend' everyone!

Friday 4th October
Ben was Pupil of the Week!
Congratulations for having an all-round terrific week: concentration, superb work and beautiful manners!

 

 

What an exciting week! On Monday, we continued our science work. The whole of Year Six went out to hunt micro-organisms at work, in particular, we looked out for 'decay!' We saw myriad examples of fungi, rotting leaves and moss. See our pictures below! Once again, we were blessed with heat and sunshine! We realise that decay is both important and useful and that eventually the autumn leaves, will eventually rot into the ground and provide nutrients in the soil and help new plants to grow!

In maths, we have enjoyed using the pods this week, even though they are slightly different to the ones we used in Year 5, we soon got the hang of them!

Even more children have achieved times tables wrist bands, this week. Mrs France is so very proud of them all!

 

 

In Literacy, we worked on a Year 6 comprehension SAT paper and the results look very promising - our teacher thinks we will all SMASH our targets!
Most importantly, we are all feeling super-positive!

 

A group of sailors went out on Thursday.
Two weeks into their course and they are really impressing the staff at Scotsmans Flash, with their fantastic skills!

 

Well done to ALL!

 

The final of Westfield Speaks took place, on Thursday and Mrs France and the judges had a really tough time choosing the winners. The winners will be announced next week in a special presentation!
The standard was incredibly high! We have written a newspaper article today about it and some will be published on the school website.

 

Thank you to all the families who attended the meeting about Low Bank Ground. Not long to go – and very exciting for everyone!

 

See you next week – it’s National Science Week, so we’re full of anticipation for another exciting week in Year 6!

 

See you next week... 

Friday 13th September

 

Hello everyone and welcome to our class blog! What a busy week we have had! Almost 100% attendance – will we make it next week? Mrs France and Mrs Cosgove are desperate for an own-clothes day!!!

 

Star Pupils of the Week: Eleanor for her suberb learning log home-made cushion!
Tony Lee for amazing enthusiasm throughout the week!

 

 

Mrs France has been DELIGHTED with some of the work that has been appearing as part of our Learning Log work: In particular, well done to both Yasmin and Eleanor, who have been working on their sewing skills – with the most beautiful results. Mr Sherriff was MOST IMPRESSED! 

 

We are continuing with our Victorian CFL topic and learning about life in those times- we have been studying the story of Oliver Twist and have been busy thinking about the difference in the lives of rich and poor. 

 

What a fabulous PE lesson we had this week – circuit training – we were getting fitter by the minute – phew! It was hard work, but lots of FUN!!

 

Let's ALL try and remember full PE kits next week!

 

In science, we are learning about micro-organisms and how they can be both harmful and helpful. We have set up some investigations to check whether air affects the growth of mould on food. Photographs are taken every day and we are observing the changes that take place. No sign of mould yet! Yucky pictures to follow….!!

 

This week, we have also been thinking about the up-coming Westfield Speaks competition. The theme is The Great Outdoors and some of us have already been working on ideas over the last few weeks. We have discussed what makes a good public speaker and will be practising in our bedroom mirrors at home over the next few weeks. Three children/groups from each class will go through to the FINAL, which will be held on 3rd October, in school. Watch this space for more information!

 

 

The challenge is on! Who will be the first children to be awarded Times Tables Wrist Bands in our class? Winners will be rewarded in next week’s phase assembly.

 

Next week, we will be presenting our manifestos to the rest of the class, in our application to become Class Councillors… who will be chosen?!

 

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Y6F 2013/14
 

W/C 02/09/13

 

Welcome back after a great summer holiday. We have all had a fantastic first week in year 6.

 

In Literacy, we have written about our holidays, learned about different sentence types and completed our first piece of handwriting for the termly competition. In big writing today, we watched a clip from the film, Finding Nemo at the point where it is Nemo's first day of school. We considered how Nemo felt, how his dad felt and how that compared to that of our new reception children and families who have started with us this year. We then wrote letters to our new parents to reassure them about their child starting Westfield.

 

In Numeracy, we have worked on our place value knowledge using extremely large numbers and……… we have SAVED THE WORLD by completing a very exciting maths quest!!!

 

We have started the new topic, Micro-organisms in Science. Did you know that there are useful ones as well as harmful?

 

We have not put any photos on this week. Once all planners have been brought back into school with the photograph consent page signed, we will start to post photographs showing what we have been doing. Please can you send these in with your child on Monday.

 

 




Well done to our very first pupils of the week!!
Dylan: For making an excellent start in Year 6; quietly conscientious and keen to achieve his best.
Yasmin: For already having the attributes of a mature role-model pupil. Beautiful work and lots of contributions throughout the week!
*** Urgent - if you have a child in Reception F or W please do not send them into school today, they need to isolate. We will be in touch with further information in due course. ***
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