Welcome back! We hope you had a great break and are ready for the new half term. We have many exciting things planned for the coming weeks including our new adventure 'Rio vs the Rainforest'. Keep a lookout on the Westwood Weekly for your invite to our end of term event. Thank you for your support so far; the children love seeing you at school on these special days to celebrate all their excellent work and learning.
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
February 19th 2018
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Training Days - Friday 22nd September 2017
Monday 25th September 2017
Cadburys Trip - Monday 16th October 2017