Welcome back to Westwood, I hope you have all had a restful Easter break! Our year has been very eventful with our first few adventures where we have traveled through time to see the ancient Mayans and the Second World War and traveled around the world filming A Whole New World. Next we visited Brazil where we had to learn all about the debate: Rio vs The Rainforest.
Now it is time to embark on our newest adventure:
During the Easter break, Westwood received a letter from an Italian hotel owner, Gino, begging for our help. Gino's hotel, which is situated near Pompeii, was damaged by an earthquake in 2017 and since then his stream of tourists has dried up. He asks for our help in coming up with ideas on how to conquer the threats posed by both future earthquakes and the volcano while building his business back up to its former glory.
Just before Christmas the Year 6s 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.
P.E.: 5/6W will have P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure P.E. kit is in school on these days.
Spellings: Spellings will be given out on a Friday every 2 weeks. Children will be sent home with 20 spellings to learn. They will have their first test the Thursday after they go home. Then a week after that they will have a second test. In this test they will try to beat their first score.
Homework: In Year 5/6 homework will be given out every Friday for it to be returned the following Thursday. Children will be given homework text books for Maths, Reading and SPAG.
Times Tables: Children will have a times tables test every Thursday. They will then find out which times table they will need to practice for the following week. To read more about the times tables test go to Key Information > Curriculum > Times Tables.
Reading: This year we will continue to have an individual reading lesson on a Friday. Reading books need to be read and back in school on a Thursday.