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Welcome to Class 5/6 P smiley

Welcome back!  We hope you had a great Christmas break - Ingleborough was fantastic and all the year 6 children who went loved their adventures there.  To start the new year we have an interesting puzzle as to why a damaged hot-air balloon has been found in the school grounds!

 

As always we will have P.E. on Monday; homework and reading books need to be returned on Thursday morning.  Spelling and timestable tests will be on Thursdays also.

Star of the Week!

 

  smiley  Ellie smiley

On Tuesday 30th January, some of our year 5 children had the opportunity to visit the Inner South Leeds Summit taster sessions at Elland Road.  It was a great day and all the children loved taking part in all the activites.  While they were there they also helped make some very important descions how money for children in Leeds would be spent in the coming years.
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Our adventure for this half term

Our first adventure of the new year started with a BANG when a hot air balloon crashed down on the playground! The balloon's pilot, Barnaby Myles, needs our help to repair his craft. He is making a documentary about his journey around the world but, without our help, he will not be able to achieve his dream!

 

 

 

Check the map below to see where in the world we are and where we have been:

 

Click on the links at the bottom of this page for all the information on our other adventures: Mysterious Mayan Mystery; and a Wartime Tale.

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Tuesday 2nd  January 2018

 

We made a discovery on the Westwood Playground - a brightly coloured ballon was laying on the floor, twisted around a wicker basket.  Inside was a note from Barnaby Myles. Who was he?  Why is he here?  What is he doing?

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To help Barnaby fix his balloon, we then decided to make some model hot air ballons to understand how they work.

We then tested and evaluated them and were able to come up with some ideas to hel Barnaby get going on his trip.

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We thought the ballon landing was front page news so we wrote a newspaper report about it.
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As we had helped Barnaby fix his ballon, he invited us to go with him on his tour.  First we had to learn some key map skills then we were off.  Our first stop was in Russia - St Basil's Cathedral.  We drew the catheedral and wrote setting descriptions!
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We then flew off to the Himalayas, over the snow covered mountains and learnt all about the counties that surround them.  During a Burn 2 Learn we discovered many facts about the Himalayas.  Using the facts we wrote a Haiku poem about the Himalayas before visiting Nepal and learning about Buddhism. While there we drew a story board about the life of Buddah and wrote a report about Buddhism.

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From Nepal , we then flew to Tokyo for a brief stop where we learned how to make sushi. It was delicious!
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Then we headed to Australia.  We completed a Burn 2 Learn fixing the different states together before learning about the human and physical geographical features in Sydney and placed them on the map.
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Finally we set off from Sydney, ready to go back home to our parents, however we unfortunately were sucked into a tornado and were blown off course.  Where would we land.........

We wrote a story about where we might end up next and what would happen.  Here is Macey's story.

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Town Hall LSMA Concert

Eight very lucky children have worked incredibly hard over the past couple of months and on the 4th December they all sang at Leeds Town Hall infront of a packed audience and the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

 

 

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Ingleborough Residential

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Just before Christmas the Year 6's went on a week long residential to Ingleborough Hall in the Yorkshire Dales where they got to to a range of amazing activities including Gorge Scrambling, Caving, Orienteering  and the Norber Photo Trail.

Click here to see all the amazing photos from the week.

Burn 2 Learn

 

Westwood have introduced  Burn 2 Learn this year to help us improve our learning whilst also helping us to keep fit.  During lessons we have tasks to complete that involve light exercise  and have the added benefit of improving our memory of subject knowledge.

 

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5/6 P MUSIC   September 2017

Most of our class were lucky enough last year to learn the ukelele and this year we are continuing our amazing skills.  We are currently working on new chords, D7 and G7 to play Faith by Stevie Wonder. Its a great song to sing and everyone is loving it! 

 

Along with our Ukelele lesson we also have a singing lesson on Wednesday morning, during which we are practising our  songs for the CD we will be recording soon!

 

Mr Ogden is also teaching us music lessons  on an afternoon using specially created music programme.

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Class 5/6P get fit!

 

This week class 5/6P have been joining  body fitness coach, Joe Wicks,  to help his mission to get a million pupils exercising in a week.  Each day we have completed a warm-up and the full fitness routine Joe streamed live on YouTube  (lasting 20 minutes) along with all the other classes in Westwood and many hundreds of other schools around the world!  Occasionally, we even got a mention live on air!  All the children have loved taking part  - thanks Joe!

Class information

 

5/6P will normally have PE on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.  Next week, PE will be on Monday and Tuesday (11th andd 12th September).

 

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.

Children need a white t.shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a pair of trainers.

 

Homework will go out on Friday...... there is a link at the bottom of this page where you can find out which homework is set each week.

 

Spellings will be tested on a Thursday and given out every two weeks.

 

Times tables will be tested every Thursday

 

On Wednesday we will be learning to play the ukulele

Important Dates:

 

Training Days - Friday 22nd September 2017

                  Monday 25th September 2017

 

Cadburys Trip - Monday 16th October 2017

 

 

 

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