Friday 9th May
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;
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
Carly for acting on the advice given to her on how to improve!
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 Liberty for being the star of the week for being a positive bundle of energy!!!
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 (week beginning the 12th 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 Billionaire Boy by David Walliams - it is incredibly funny!
Well done to this weeks wrist band winners. A special well done goes out to Jade, Kian and Nicole on receiving their GOLD!!
Congratulations to our pupil of the week:
Lucy for coming back ready to face every ,maths challenge!!
Finally, well done for another Friday in our own clothes after a week of 100% attendance the week before Easter.
Friday 4th April
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!
This weeks wrist band winners!
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 stars this week;
Kyle – 6F
Jade – 6WF - trophy winner!!!
Kia – 6W
Congratulations to our 2 Easter egg winners;
Kyle and Aidan
Lucy and Alfie
Have a safe, healthy and relaxing break – and let’s hope the sun shines each day.
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 match 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 Carly, who has achieved her gold wrist band and to Kane for achieving his platinum!!!!!!!!!!
This week's star worker is Kane for his fantastic writing.
Friday 21st March
Our families have been to visit our teachers for Parents’ Evening and they were happy to hear of our amazing progress so far.
We are fully in gear and feeling positive even though we are working very hard!
It was 6F good work assembly in which we saw photographs of World Book Day and the children showed off how much they are enjoying reading their newly acquired books.
Some of our children went to an exciting event in Manchester through the Halle Shine project. They were lucky enough to watch a live performance at the Bridgewater Hall!
Finally – what a way to end the week…
Thank you to everyone for all the donations…
Well done to all of 6WF for winning the star of the week for supporting each other with the times table wrist bands.
RIP Nelson Mandela
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 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!!
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.
Friday 18th October
Hello to everyone,
It has been a FANTASTIC, fun filled week in Year 6!
Challenging tasks, book fayre, Harvest assembly and Parents Evening, to name a few of our learning experiences.
All we can say is “Wow!”
The school ‘Book Fayre” 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! Well done, to our friends in 6F. You were all brilliant, not to mention the wonderful jigsaw designed by Eleanor.
The whole of Year 6 came together during this week, to share our experiences of Space Day, last Thursday. 30 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.
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.
Finally, congratulations to our ‘Stars’ week;
Molly – 6WF
Danniqua – 6F
Alicia – 6W
Further congratulations to Alicia who won the Upper Phase trophy.
Hope you all have a safe, fun and healthy weekend.
Speak to you all next week.
Friday 10th October
Pupil of the week is...
for a brilliant day in Space!!!
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!
'Happy Weekend' everyone!
Friday 4th October
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!
Friday 27th September
This week has been another fantastic week at school. On Monday we had a science day!
We made bread with and without the micro-organism yeast. Baking bread was messy but great fun!! We saw how yeast enabled the bread to rise. The one without yeast stayed very small.
Also, we carried out an experiment to discover what yeast needs to feed and grow. We fed our yeast with sugar, salt and nothing and watched what happened. The yeast fed off the sugar water, causing the yeast to grow and produce a gas. This in turn caused the balloon to expand as it filled with carbon dioxide.
Well done to Y6WF for their brilliant class assembly this week all about The Victorians.
On Thursday, the whole of year 6 took part in the school speaking competition. A MASSIVE well done to EVERYBODY!!!! The amount of effort and determination that has gone into this was truly amazing. All of the year 6 staff have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the presentations. Thank you year 6 and well done.
A huge thumbs up to the finalists of the speaking competition. They will take part in the final next week on Thursday 3rd October. Keep practicing!!!
The finalists were: Katy, Kian and Lucy.
Congratulations to the certificate winner this week:
All of Y6wf for their outstanding efforts and contributions to the speaking competition.
Finally, week done to all the children who have won a times table wrist band this week:
Gabi 3 and 4 Jade 2,5 and 10
Dylan 3 and 4 Carly 11 and 12
Lucy 2,5 and 10 Liberty 2,5 and 10
Friday 20th September
What an exciting learning week!
On Wednesday morning, the whole of Year 6 went onto our fantastic A.L.P.S. area, and discovered ………MATHS!
After being placed in small working groups, we were given the task of searching for opportunities for maths learning! Amazingly, we all discovered loads, such as number lines, 2d and 3d shapes, angles, arrays, block graphs, pictograms and more!
Our decay experiments continue …… with rather smelly and colourful results so far! The uncovered and covered raspberries appear to have disappeared, to be replaced by mould! We all are looking forward to the bread experiment results from 6WF next week. Super science! You are very welcome to come and view our food items, until they are removed next Tuesday.
We have also been researching the famous scientist Dr Edward Jenner, and discovering his contribution to the prevention of common illnesses!
Congratulations to the children who have been voted Year 6 School Councillors – you all have a very important job to do this year!
PE on Tuesday saw all Year 6 complete a series of circuit based activities – some in pairs, other individual. Over the coming weeks, we will be tracking our progress and success in such activities. Please remember to bring your kit into school, every Tuesday.
Well done to our ‘Star of the Week’
For guiding her group on the ALPS!
Hello everyone and welcome to our class blog! What a busy week we have had! 100% attendance – own clothes next yippee!!
Star Pupils of the Week:
Gabrielle for her canvas art work.
Jade for her excellent comprehension skills.
Mrs Walton has been DELIGHTED with some of the work that has been appearing as part of our Learning Log work: In particular, well done to Gabby who has produced an amzing canvas – all the teachers were 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!!
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/temperature affects the growth of mould on bread. Photographs are taken frequently 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! BYE
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.
Congratulations to our certificate winners this week:
Molly for being a star!!
All of Y6WF for their outstanding start to the term.
Finally, we will be in our own clothes next Friday as we have had 100% attendance. Well done and keep it up!!!!