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Welcome back!  We hope you had a great October break - we have lots of exciting plans for lessons, activities and of course we have Ingleborough to look forward to in December.  We have a new and exciting adventure to take you on which will end in a fabulous seasonal concert!

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A Wartime Tale

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A Wartime Tale

Nancy ( 6years old) and Edwin (8 years ol) are living in London in the year 1939.  They are confused by what is going on in the World as they keep hearing snippets of the news on the radio about war.  They don't understand what it all means so that is where we come in.  we are going to help them understand all about World war 2.

 

 

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Our first task was to inform Nancy and Edwin about how the war broke out. We then completed a Burn 2 Learn activity to unscramble facts about WW2.  Next we thought we shoul help them understand how countries around the world were involved.  We read about countries involved and completed a map showing whether the countries were allies or axis, to give to Nancy and Edwin.

Mayan Presentation - Thursday 19th October

 

As we have come to the end of our Mysterious Mayan Adventure, we have had a day to celebrate all the many facts we have learnt.  We invited parents and family to view our adventure  books and our artwork in the classroom; we also had hot chocolate (Mayan style) for them to try.  Mr Asford's class performed a song and dance - some children had tribal facepaints - which were great!  We have had an amazing journey. Here are some of the photos from this morning.....

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Trip to Cabury World - Monday 16th October 2017

 

Our class had a FANTASTIC day visiting Birmingham's Cadbury World.  After an extremely long but well-behaved journey we arrived at Cadbury World and followed an amazing path to discover how the Mayan were involved with the production of chocolate.  Along the path, there were a couple of rides and a very informative lesson about the Mayan people. Once the lesson had finished we had a quick moment to let our hair down at the  playpark before boarding the coach back to Leeds. Have a look at the pictures below!

 

Choctastic Mayan Day!

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Mayan Heiroglyphs

After studying the Mayan heiroglyphs, we made our own out of clay. 

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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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Tuesday 3rd October

Today we have been researching Mayan Gods!

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We have already begun our first exciting adventure to discover about the ancient Mayan civilisation.  we will be travelling back in time with a famous explorer to learn all about the Mayan way of life and have so far found out where they lived.  What happens next is top secret  but we will keep you updated on here!

After travelling back in time to visit the Mayans, we decided to make a Mayan headdress using feathers and other craft materials.  We designed how we would like the headdress to look before we started to make it.  When we had finished, we evaluated our finished products!
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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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