Year 5 visited Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags (near Hebden Bridge). We walked along the bank of the River Hebden whilst identifying key features of the river. When we arrived looked around the old cotton mill, which is now completely self sufficient. Year 5-what was your favourite part of the day?
Monthly Archives: May 2012
If you have any elderly relatives or family friends that have knowledge about Keighley in Victorian times (1839 – 1901), ask them what they remember or were told by their parents/grandparents. Make some notes and use these to post us any facts and memories you have found out.
Mr Clarke & Miss Vaughan
Here is a selection of the work presented in today’s assembly.
Georgina brought her fantastic diary with accurate and relevant detail about her character’s thoughts and feelings as well as the events of Hajj.
Corey shared his excellent, independant research work on river deltas.
Ahmed brought his maths work. He has only been at Nessfield for two weeks, he has settled well, made lots of new friends and has shown a positive attitude to his learning by working really well in his new class.
Hassan had written a very thoughtful diary recount of a trip to Mecca. His contribution to RE lesssons has been very valuable.
Ben has shown interest in his extreme climate work and remembered a lot of detail about life in polar regions.
Heena brought her detailed crayon picture of another extreme weather – a tornado.
Children from Class 10 showed a very striking poster about Elizabeth I, which they had created by using several different information sources.
A judging panel of adults spent a long time pondering, oohing, aahing and wowing as well as wishing Mr. Smith had not given them such a hard task. However, they were resilient and rose to their challenge, eventually choosing the four winning models which can be seen below.
Best model made with minimal adult help – London Eye by Thomas McGrogan
Runner up model made with minimal adult help – The River Thames and The Millennium Dome by Mickey-Lee Whittaker
Best model made by child and adult – The Taj Mahal, constructed from recycled pots and containers) by Ellis and Noah Jalil
Runner up model made by child and adult – Big Ben (with fully working clock face!) by Lucy Puntillo.
Many thanks to all families who took part in this activity. Nessfield families are clearly very creative and talented.
Year 1 and their families were set a homework challenge to build a model of a famous landmark from the places around the World they had been studying. Like the recent Year 3 Pirate Ship challenge, Nessfield families put their creative muscles into gear, got out the paints and glue, rolled up their sleeves, worked very hard together and produced the most amazing set of models. A lot of the models also have hidden and working features. Feast your eyes on the photographs below. The landmarks are not labelled as they are so famous. Can you name them all? Please leave a comment to tell us which is your favourite and why?
World Landmarks by Year 1 Families
All of Year 6 were in Good Work Assembly today for the massive amount of hard work they put into this year’s SATs. Great job, Year 6, Well done.
Luke had written a thoughtful and beautifully descriptive story based on classwork from “The Wind in the Willows”.
Bailey also brought his writing, this was about night-time. He has written some well punctuated and descriptive sentences.
Joshua’s teacher says he works hard in every lesson and sets a fantastic example. He had made an excellent start to his topic on rivers and his work shows a good understanding of different river features. Unfotunately Joshua’s work was a little too big for the scanner!
Danesh brought his maths book to show how his presentation had improved since the start of Year 3. His teacher was pleased that he has also been trying really hard in maths.
Like Bailey, Olivia has also written about night-time, she had remembered lots of interesting facts and correctly punctuated every sentence. This is an extract of the two full pages she had written.
Lucy had designed and written a postcard from the Gobi Desert. It is full of detail and fascinating facts.
The children in Year 1 and their parents were congratulated on the famous landmark models they have been creating at home. We hope to feature these in a seperate post very soon.
Today’s selection from our Friday Good Work Assembly.
Caitlin and Kaishi entered the annual Airedale Writers’ Circle Children’s Competitions and had their work selected to appear in the anthologies for their age groups. Kaishi wrote a poem titled “Dark Night” (Highley Commended) and Caitlin wrote the short story “Hold Me” (Second)
Hrishikesh brought his clearly presented fact sheet about Egyptrian mummies.
Aimee shared her brilliant book based on “Meerkat Mail”. In Aimee’s words, “This is a story about a little lion called Leo, he goes on an adventure, will he get back to where he started? Read on to find out!!!”
Year 2 have been preparing for Oympic Week and have adopted Italy as their country. In preparation they have written to Italian restaurants to ask for their help to find out more about Italian customs and culture. Milly’s work is above and an extract of Imogen’s letter below.
Alex brought his maths work to show how much he has improved his perseverence and his ability to work independently.
Oliver was chosen by his teacher for a consistent positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout all topics. He works well with others. He also brought his pencil sketch of Anne Boleyn.
Luke brought his best ever piece of writing, persuading people to look after the environment.
Alisha and Jade worked together to produce the contents page for the group work done in class, which was a fact filled booklet about Egypt.
Jade used shading and cross hatching techniques to draw in the style of E. H. Shepherd as part of Yera 5′s work on “The Wind in the Willows”.
Abbie had reimaged ”The Wind in the Willows” story and was selected for her fantastic use of description and dialogue.