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Author Archives: westend

Top of the Pops

The children in Year 6 are preparing well for their end-of-year performance, ‘Top of the Pops: West End Style’.  They have been working hard to learn all of the songs and dance routines from the 1940’s all the way to the current day. This week, they wowed the school during their rehearsal and are now … Continue reading »

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National Science and Media Museum

As part of our science topic ‘light’, the children recently visited the National Science and Media museum. During the visit, they explored the Wonderlab and also took part in a mad science show. During the show, they looked at investigating light refraction and an endoscope. The children enjoyed developing their knowledge by getting hands-on and … Continue reading »

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How Light Travels

As part of our science topic, light, the children used the given equipment to try and figure out how light travels. They recognised that by placing the card in a line and punching a hole into it, the light would travel in straight lines.  The children worked hard to do some great investigative learning.

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Charles Waterton

The children in Year 6 had a visitor recently from Wakefield Museum to tell us all about who Charles Waterton was. The children really enjoyed learning about his life and how things he investigated have influenced modern life today. The children were able to get hands on during this session and were able to recall … Continue reading »

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The Deep

As part of the children’s learning about Oceania in Geography, year 6 recently visited The Deep. Whilst there, the children took part in a workshop all about coral reef and the locations it is found in. The children were encouraged to be hands-on in investigating whether the coral was real or fake. They also looked … Continue reading »

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Inherited Characteristics

In science, Year 6 have been learning about inherited characteristics. To begin with the children brought photographs from home to see if they could spot any family resemblance. They then decided to conduct research into whether there is a link between hair colour and eye colour. To do this, they collected data from a range … Continue reading »

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Show not Tell

The children in Year 6 have been working really hard to build cohesion and making sure they are showing the reader rather than telling them with their writing. We have had great success whilst writing narrative based upon the book, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. The children have looked in depth at the character’s … Continue reading »

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Armley Mills Visit

As part of our history topic ‘World War 2’, the children recently experienced visiting Armley Mills to take part in workshops as though they were evacuees. The children really looked the part as they were dressed in 1940’s clothing. The children were able to take part in a WW2 classroom role play with their new … Continue reading »

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Warburtons Visit

As part of our DT topic ‘bread’, the children had a special visitor from Warburtons into school. The children learnt all about the history of bread and how it is mass produced. They then had the opportunity to knead and shape their own bread. The children put lots of effort in and they looked fantastic … Continue reading »

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Times Tables Rock Stars

The children this week have been exploring a new app ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’. This is to help the children with their quick recall of multiplication and division facts. So far, the children are enjoying playing this game and their engagement with maths is great to see. The rock stars with the highest scores so … Continue reading »

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