Yesterday, Year 6 watched reviews about a great selection of books on offer through BookBuzz. They then had the chance to flick through the selection and choose one of the books for them to keep. They were definitely buzzing about the books- it’s lucky that we have a complete set of the books in our class library because some in the class just couldn’t make up their minds which one to choose. Eventually, everyone managed to narrow it down to take home and keep. We’ll order the books this week and I know Year 6 will be eager for their delivery. At Westwood, we know the importance of enthusing children about reading and so I am hugely grateful to the Westwood PTFA for supporting our Buzz about Books and the BookBuzz scheme by covering the costs of Year 6 taking part.
Well here we are, just four weeks into the new school year and Year 6 have made an excellent start. Whether that is through their lively and engaged group reading of our class novel, Stormbreaker, or in their enthusiasm and progress in working with times tables and negative numbers, they have shown that they love learning! Last week they also embraced our school motto of ‘Enjoy the Challenge’. They certainly pushed themselves and worked brilliantly as a team to help everyone get the very most from our week at Tower Wood. Take a look at our pictures to see Year 6 in action, tackling ghyll scrambing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, fire lighting, surveying swans and much, much more (although unfortunately there aren’t any photos of their greatest challenge- making their beds!). To hear more about our week from the children, please make sure you attend the Year 6 Tower Wood assembly later in the term.
Year 6 enjoying the challenge of sports Day and competition! A great day, where all of Year 6 showed a really great attitude and everyone put in huge amounts of effort. It made for an excellent atmosphere and really enjoyable day.
Today we visited Chorley Magistrates Court and took part in a mock trial. The magistrates were really impressed with the quality of Year 6’s oracy and their incisive questioning. The magistrates, officials and witnesses were all fantastic in their roles.
Year 6 have been hosting four students from China this week. It’s been fascinating to see our children work alongside our guests from China. In these pictures we were solving maths problems and doing some creative writing (in English and Chinese).
A really fun and exciting day packed with great learning and exploration. It was a real pleasure to see Year 6 helping our younger children get stuck too! Each classroom had a different set of experiments and investigations and the children had a great time visiting them all. Typically, our classroom was the messiest as we investigated sparating different maixtures and solutions.
Year 6 improving their bowling action!
Year 6’s self-portraits created with oil pastels. They did a great job of using their learning on the relative proportions of our facial features to draw more accurately and have built up the tone and colour of their drawings very effectively. These pictures will be professionally mounted and framed and will be on display for parents later this term.
Year 6 had a fantastic visit to London on Wednesday. We started off with a visit to the British museum and explored the Maya and ancient Egyptian exhibitions, where Jess was very excited to finally see a mummified body! We then walked to the Cambridge Theatre and watched the incredible musical, Matilda. Throughout the performance the children were kept on the edge of their seats by the staging, acting and singing- Mrs Trunchbull was a particular favourite. Next, we walked to Covent Garden and met a fellow traveller from Chorley, who was kind enough to start his street magic performance early just for us (he even gave Mr Masson his £10 back, eventually). Kiera did Westwood proud as his enthusiastic volunteer too, but I still have no idea where those lemons came from! Before too long, we made our way to McDonalds for tea and then back to Euston Station to catch our train home.
A brilliant day! Thank you to everyone in school who helped to make the visit so memorable and to our Year 6 parents for supporting the visit and making these unique experiences possible.