Buzz about Books

Yesterday, Year 6 watched reviews about a great selection of books on offer through BookBuzz. They then had the chance to flick through the selection and choose one of the books for them to keep. They were definitely buzzing about the books- it’s lucky that we have a complete set of the books in our class library because some in the class just couldn’t make up their minds which one to choose. Eventually, everyone managed to narrow it down to take home and keep. We’ll order the books this week and I know Year 6 will be eager for their delivery. At Westwood, we know the importance of enthusing children about reading and so I am hugely grateful to the Westwood PTFA for supporting our Buzz about Books and the BookBuzz scheme by covering the costs of Year 6 taking part.

Tower Wood 2017

Well here we are, just four weeks into the new school year and Year 6 have made an excellent start. Whether that is through their lively and engaged group reading of our class novel, Stormbreaker, or in their enthusiasm and progress in working with times tables and negative numbers, they have shown that they love learning! Last week they also embraced our school motto of ‘Enjoy the Challenge’. They certainly pushed themselves and worked brilliantly as a team to help everyone get the very most from our week at Tower Wood. Take a look at our pictures to see Year 6 in action, tackling ghyll scrambing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, fire lighting, surveying swans and much, much more (although unfortunately there aren’t any photos of their greatest challenge- making their beds!). To hear more about our week from the children, please make sure you attend the Year 6 Tower Wood assembly later in the term.

 

 

Sports Day

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Year 6 enjoying the challenge of sports Day and competition! A great day, where all of Year 6 showed a really great attitude and everyone put in huge amounts of effort. It made for an excellent atmosphere and really enjoyable day.

Court Room Drama

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Today we visited Chorley Magistrates Court and took part in a mock trial. The magistrates were really impressed with the quality of Year 6’s oracy and their incisive questioning. The magistrates, officials and witnesses were all fantastic in their roles.

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Year 6 have been hosting four students from China this week. It’s been fascinating to see our children work alongside our guests from China. In these pictures we were solving maths problems and doing some creative writing (in English and Chinese).

Super Science Day

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A really fun and exciting day packed with great learning and exploration. It was a real pleasure to see Year 6 helping our younger children get stuck too! Each classroom had a different set of experiments and investigations and the children had a great time visiting them all. Typically, our classroom was the messiest as we investigated sparating different maixtures and solutions.