Westfield Blog
  • Year 5 Anglo-Saxon Day (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 16th January

    Yesterday, the children and staff in year 5 experienced a day as Anglo-Saxons, presented by Gripping History. The children learned about invasion and settlement in Britain during Anglo-Saxon times. They experienced an archeological find from the time period, as well as looking at how trade worked and how to write using a quill and the Anglo-Saxon alphabet. The day ended with a discussion about weapons and a battle on the playground.

        

        

        

  • Year 6 Palaeolab visit (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Thursday, 16th January

    On Wednesday 8th January, Year six were visited by zoologist and broadcaster Jules Howard. He introduced us to the amazing way in which animals and plants have evolved over millions of years to suit their environments. We learnt that the area where the school now sits would once have been at the bottom of a shallow tropical sea, and that the ground beneath the school is full of amazing fossils from the Jurassic period. Jules brought with him his amazing collection of thousands of fossils to help us to piece together the history of the area and the animals that lived here. We also spent time classifying ancient and modern sea creatures, and looking at how an animal's teeth and skull give us clues as to how they lived their lives.