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Year 6

           
           

 

Goodbye Year 6

'My year 6 party was an amazing way to end the year. It was so nice to see all my friends together having so much fun. I will never forget that night as it was a great experience and I will remember it forever.'

By Freya, 6N

'At the year 6 leaver's party it was amazing! Whenever I looked around I saw everyone laughing and smiling. Everyone sang along to all the songs, it was extremely good fun. I loved it when we played the games together.'

By Alfie, 6A

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Y6 Leaver's Party from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

Times Table Leeds Rock Wrangle - 5th July

The times table rock wrangle event in Leeds was a very tense event, however it was still a very fun for all competitors and teachers. Difficult brain teasers and games were played at Mathstock. Amazing poses were made at the photo shoot and many people put wigs on and held guitars to make them look like a real rock star or even a rock god!

Every competitor had times table starting from the 2 times tables where they had 1 minute to answer as many questions as they can and then were moved onto the 3 times tables and so on.  The top 4 from each heat went through to a tense quarter final where they competed against seven others however, they were not in a small room anymore, they were in a large room being watched by a huge crowd.

The semi-final took place just like the quarter final and the top 4 people who got the most questions right up to 12 times 12 went through. These people were scoring things like 100 correct answers in 1 minute!

The grand final then took place with a total of 3 minutes given to answer as many questions as they could. Tension surrounded the room and different cheers could be heard. After the whole 3 minutes had passed the prizes were announced and the winner finally found out that they had won and could take the grand prize helicopter ride. The feeling must have been good for him as he got 402 correct. He was interviewed for the news and was known as the ultimate rock god of eternity! The helicopter had landed earlier the afternoon, so the winner and his team jumped on for an incredible journey!

By Jack, 6N

 

 

The Big Walk - 29th June

On the day of ‘The Big Walk’, a total of 23 schools got together at Batley market place to walk to Batley Bulldogs Stadium in memory of Jo Cox. 

On the way, we all sang songs and danced to some music played by a man named Claudia. He played a harmonic tune on the drums. When we reached Batley Bulldogs, we got a snack and a drink while we waited for the events to start. When we had finished our snacks, we all got directed to a tall building where we started to do some activities. After the activities, Jo’s sister did a speech about her and what an amazing lady she was. When everyone had finished talking, we all sang a song that we had learnt for that day. As soon as we had finished singing the song, it was time to get our things and wait for the coach to come and take us back to school.

When we got back to school, we had a discussion about what we thought the day was all about. Despite all of the other good answers, the real reason behind that day was to show Jo Cox that we could all get together and spread the message of peace and unity across the world, just how she would have wanted it to be.

By Kayleigh, 6N

  

Robin Wood 2017 - May 2017

Robin Wood, the Year 6 residential, was a great experience. The whole of Year 6 loved it. We did all sorts of activities that required team work. Both the children and the teachers had to use courage to complete the challenges, we participated in many events that conquered our fears. We let out our emotions on the giant swing by releasing a wild scream! Night Line was petrifying and the trapeze was an overwhelming experience for us all!

Overall, we had a great time and the memories we made will stay with us forever.

By Amirah and Will

RobinWood 2017 from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

Good Luck Year 6

We would like to wish all of our children in Year 6 the best of luck as they take their SATs over the next week. Children have worked very hard for these tests and we are certain they will do the very best they can.

Year 6 got off to a great start this morning at the SATs breakfast club. Everyone was in high spirits and after filling up on toast and hot chocolate they even had a little sing along, take a look below.

SATs from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

6A Class Assembly

"On the 29th March, 6A (Norway) presented their class assembly to the whole of KS2. The assembly helped the rest of the school learn about the vikings and how they lived their lives. We performed the song 'Do You Hear the Vikings Sing?' This is a remix of 'Do You Hear the People Sing?' from the hit musical 'Les Misérables'. Everyone enjoyed the assembly and learnt lots from it. Well done 6A!"

By Noah

 

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Sing Up 2017

On the 24th March, the whole school participated in Sing Up 2017. Each year group helped to spread a little singing around the world by performing their own song.

Year 6 were brilliant and sang 'When I Grow Up' from the musical Matilda which they saw last year in London. Have a listen to them sing by clicking on the year group photo below

Year 6 Sing Up from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

Year 6 Trip to Eden Camp - 1st November

"After a long hour and ten minutes, we finally reached our destination: Eden Camp. We dropped our lunch off in hut twelve and split up into 6 groups to start exploring. Our favourite cabin was the Blitz [cabin 5] because it brought the Blitz to life. When we first walked in we were all very frightened and it reeked of smoke from dropped bombs. After looking around some more cabins we stopped off at the Prisoner of War training compound [playground], and had great fun. We then moved on to the puppet show which we all found hilarious and got very wet. We then had a quick lunch and ended our enjoyable day."

By Noah and Kaydi

 

Year 6 girls visit BGHS - 17th October

On Monday a group of our year 6 girls visited Batley Girls High School, here’s what Aliyah & Chloe had to say about the day. 

“Our favourite subject was Science because we were mixing acids and other liquids, it was really amazing. The best one was where we mixed bicarbonate of soda with water and it exploded everywhere. We also liked English as we looked at mythical creatures from a passage of Alice in Wonderland and we got to       re-enact the creatures. In French we learnt the months and days of our birthdays and we sang a funny song. The teachers were very nice and approachable”.

Year 6 boys visit UBHS -17th October

'Today we went to Upper Batley High School. First we went to Forest School where we lit fires! Secondly we went to the school barnyard where we learnt about animals and I stroked a chicken and held a guinea pig called Lucy. Finally we did sport where we did different passing games. It was an absolute blast!'

Jack, class 6N

                  

 

                  

 

Class 6N Assembly - 14th October

Last week 6N did their class assembly all about WW2. They put together all what they had learnt and songs that they had sung.They all had lots of fun performing it to the rest of the school and their parents.

By Kayleigh, 6N

 

 

Year 5 2015-2016

Programmable Lego - June 2016

In Year 5 we used Lego to build some amazing contraptions like dinosaurs, windmills and race cars that actually work! We used a bluetooth device to control and code them. We could use a motor to change the direction and add sound effects.

By Jamie, 5N

Lego from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

Malham Cove

On Friday 24th June year 5 visited Malham Cove, a brilliant day was had by all! Click on the video below to see some photos and hear year 5 sing "Rockstar" and "Naughty".

'My favourite part of Malham Cove was when we were at the top level because we all got to go and explore it and go where we wanted. My group went to the edge and did some stone rubbing / sketching. I absolutely loved it!.'   Kate 

 

'My favourite bit was when we got to the top and we started looking around because there were lots of rocks to jump over and from above it looked like jigsaw'   James 

 

'My favourite part was walking up the stairs even though it was very tiring. I found a way to keep myself busy by counting the stairs. I counted exactly 411 stairs.'    Kayleigh 

 

M Cove 2 from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

 

5N Class Assembly

On Wednesday the 27th April 2016 Class 5N did their assembly on the history of London. The children put together a role play which travelled through many eras of time. Jack and Kaydi were outstanding time travelling news reporters who pushed the audience through some of London’s most hideous and significant events. Including, the invasion of Britain, the Tower of London, the Gunpowder Plot and the devastating Black Death. The efforts of all children was obvious and spectacularly shown in the concluding performance of the West End show Matilda’s ‘Naughty’.

By Ellie 

 

 

London 2016

Here are a few more photos from our our Year 5 residential trip to London accompanied by the children singing 'Naughty' from the musical Matilda which they went to see at the West End whilst they were there.

Sing Up 4th Feb 2016

Year 5 celebrated Sing Up Day and sang in front of the whole school Rockstar. Please click on the sound file below to listen to them - well done Year 5!

       

5M Class Assembly - 27th January 2016

This week, 5M/Japan performed their class assembly.  They showcased their recent learning, including the Ancient Greeks, poetry and forces.  In the assembly they did; a rocket experiment; were the Gods and Godesses; read poems and showed us how they could improve them; the Battle of Marathon; Olympics; and the Trojan War.  At the end they sang ‘The World’s Greatest’ (by R. Kelly), which includes metaphors. 

By Owen and Morgan.

“The children worked incredibly hard on their assembly, in just a short space of time, and showed just how much fun they had doing it. Well done 5M!” Miss McLeod.

 

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We Have Lift Off!

In Science, Year 5 have begun to study Forces.  They experimented with what would happen to a paper rocket when a force was applied.  Year 5 predicted what would happen to the rocket.  After that, they went outside to do it!  They were all very excited.  They used an effervescent tablet, water and a film canister. They put the water and tablet in the canister, put the lid on, shook it, put the paper rocket on top, stood back and waited for lift off.  They found that the force was a push which took the rocket into the air before gravity pulled it back down.  They all enjoyed the experiment.

By Noah and Evan.

 


 

Year 4 2014-15

This week in English, Year 4 are learning how to write persuasively. We have selected European countries we believe should hold a future World Cup and researched them to support our writing. We are currently writing letters to FIFA to persuade them to choose our countries - Sam in 4M has made an excellent start and been awarded the Headteacher's Award for his efforts. Well done Sam!

As part of our history topic work, we have been making Roman pots. Although they look easy to make it was actually a tricky task! We studied pictures of real pots to help us create authentic designs.

 

In DT were are currently constructing party rooms and lighting them up with electrical circuits. Thank you for allowing your children to bring in unwanted shoeboxes.