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Year 6



Using 'A Child of Books' by Oliver Jeffers and 'The Door' by Miroslav Holub, 5DT have created a video with images of their work, images to reflect the words of the poem and their own dramatic recitation.  Well done.

IMG_3805 (4) from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.


YEAR 4 2017-2018


Last week, all children in Year 4 took part in the annual ‘Mission Active’ event in Huddersfield. Children participated in sporting events ranging from rugby and cricket to ‘boot camp’ exercises.

They had a really fun day and enjoyed meeting and working with children from different schools in Kirklees. Our children’s wonderful behaviour was recognised while they were attending this event and members of other schools commented on how well our behaved our children were and the great sportsmanship they showed.

Well done children, we are very proud of you. Year 4 staff would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Hussain, Mrs Stott and Mrs Burrows for helping out with the event.


After months of hard work and collaboration with pupils at Batley Girls’ High School’, 4P proudly presented their ‘Carry my Story’ project at the Al Hikmah centre for the grand finale. This project encouraged children to find out about the lives of parents of pupils at Batley Girls’ High school. They then created art work and written work to reflect their stories. Children showcased their work and spoke with pride about the people they had researched. The event closed with our children standing in front of an audience and talking about the families they had learned about.

We would like to invite parents and carers from 4P to join us at 3pm on Thursday 12th July so we can share the stories with you too. We are excited for you to see their amazing work!



On Wednesday, class 4W did an amazing , wonderful class assembly on the Romans. My favourite part was when I interviewed Emperor Claudius. We also sung a Roman song with actions and we played Mama Mia on the recorders. 




On Thursday year 4 spent the day as Roman Soldiers at Brigantium. We were recruited by the Centurion who taught us all about life in the Roman army. We did weapons training, made oil lamps, filled out our ’contract’ using Roman letters and learned how to form a shield called ‘Testudo’, which means ‘tortoise’. We had an absolutely fantastic day and learned so much. 

By Sophie and Joshi





This term we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. On Wednesday, we showcased some of our learning so far, from writing our own myths to creating Greek pottery. We performed the 12 Labours of Hercules – that was my favourite part! Learning about the Ancient Greeks was really fun. We all enjoyed doing our class assembly.

By Zeeshan



During singing assembly yesterday, Harley from Year 4 blew us all away with his incredible piano playing. Take a look at the video clip below to hear his amazing playing!

H Piano from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

YEAR 3 2016-2017


On Tuesday 2nd May, Year 3 learnt all about Judaism with Jeremy. We learnt that if Jewish people eat meat they have to wait 3 hours to have a glass of milk. Jeremy showed us the equipment they use to pray. My favourite part was when he gave us religious items to look at on our tables, they were really interesting.
We tried a kippar - a hat worn by boys and men - it felt weird. Jeremy showed us his kitchen, he has his food separately - he wasn't allowed meat from pigs like ham and sausages.
I found it interesting because I didn't know about Judaism.


By Lydia 3R


On Tuesday 25th April, Year 3 went to Manchester Museum. We did a  workshop with Jack about Ancient Egyptians. We built a pyramid against the clock, met Asru, an Egyptian entertainer, who lived 2500 years ago and picked some artefacts for her to take into the afterlife like a mini bowl so she could eat in the afterlife. We saw Asru's body and her coffins. After that, we took photos using iPads of items Asru could take to the afterlife. 

After lunch, we had a search around the museum. We saw animals like poison dart frogs, snakes and fish. We even saw stuffed animals like lions, otters, hawks and falcons. There was even a T-Rex called Stan. 
Our favourite part was building the pyramid in the workshop because we got onto the leader board for how fast we did it.
By Jaiden and James 3R

Y3 Manchester Trip from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.

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 3 were brilliant and sang 'Walk Like An (Ancient) Egyptian'. Have a listen to them sing by clicking on the year group photo below.

Year 3 Sing Up from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.


"Yesterday I felt nervous because we were doing a class assembly. We showed our parents and our friends all the hard work we have been doing - Barbara Hepworth sculptures, the United Kingdom in Geography and the book 'Mouse, Bird Snake, Wolf'  in English. We ended our assembly playing 'I'm a snappy dresser' on our recorders. My mum said the whole thing was fantastic!"

By Saarah, 3R



Yesterday all of Year 3 went on a school trip to the Hepworth gallery. We were taken upstairs and we got into groups to draw a Barbara Hepworth sculpture. The winged figure was amazing, it was huge! We then made our own sculptures using wire, cardboard and other bits and bobs. In the afternoon we did a competition to do the best drawing of the winged figure, I felt very excited. I found the day enjoyable and interesting. 

By Charlotte, 3W



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On Tuesday 24th January some children from Year 3 went to Batley Sports & Tennis Centre to take part in 8 sporting activities with other schools from Kirklees. These activities included running, javelin, speed bounce and chest passes. They finished the afternoon off with an exciting relay race.

Thomas said "We had a really good time!"

Rueben said " i enjoyed javelin the most!"



Class Japan thoroughly enjoyed telling parents, grandparents and the rest of KS2 about our learning in our Class Assembly! We treated our audience to a rendition of 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in Japanese, explained what we have learned from our Stone Age to Iron Age topic so far and even demonstrated a rather amusing conversation in French! We told our audience about the fascinating archaeological finds at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands by delivering a news report, complete with live link to Skara Brae with Eve, our intrepid reporter, and Gracie, a very well-respected archaeologist working on the dig!

Class 3W News Report from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.


We really enjoyed our trip to Ryedale Folk Museum. We visited the roundhouse which had a cone shaped, thatched roof. The children of the village lived there in the iron age!

By Daisy, 3W

On Tuesday 11th October year 3 went to Ryedale Folk Museum, on our trip we saw lots of interesting items from the Iron and Stone Age. The round house is made of wattle and daub, the roof is made of water reeds. The Stone Age people would light a fire and cook the animals on a spit. We enjoyed our workshops where we did pottery and weaving.

By Oliver, 3R



Year 3 had the opportunity of pedestrian training with Craig and Mike from Kirklees Council, They talked about the Green Cross Code and how to cross the roads safely using Stop! Look! Listen! Think! in the classrooms.

Each class then went out and practised crossing the roads outside of school. 
The children produced some fantastic posters about road safety and Grace (3R) even made a video to show what she had learned. 

My Movie from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.





YEAR 2 2015-2016


On Thursday the 30th June, Year 2 went on a trip to Filey. The children were very sensible on the long drive to the seaside and represented the school very well with impeccable behaviour. The children ate their lunch on the promenade and cooled down with ice creams before going on the beach where they enjoyed paddling in the sea and building sand castles. 

Filey Y2 from Windmill C of E Primary on Vimeo.


Year 2 spent this afternoon learning all about the EU referendum and how people in Britain vote. We even had our own mini referendum with polling booth and ballot box!

We used our opinion to vote if we should stay or leave the EU. Miss Gall taught us about how people vote and about the different reasons to stay or leave. Year 2 voted to remain!

By Zeeshan and Lincoln


We enjoyed going to the polling booth and voting. It was difficult posting the ballot paper into the ballot box because the hole was so thin to make it hard to see inside. We learnt about how people in Britain vote by going to polling stations and keeping their choice a secret.

By Sophie and Olivia




On Thursday 21st April, our Year 2 children visited Manchester Airport. It was a wonderful day out enjoyed by all the children, here are a few photos.

"My favourite part was seeing the concorde!"              Eli

"I enjoyed watching the airplanes take off and land, and dressing up."                Lydia 





On Thursday 11th February our Y2 children had great fun taking part in an African Drumming & Dance Workshop to support their African topic work. Please click on the sound file below to hear them drumming, singing and thoroughly enjoying themselves!



“The drumming was my favourite part because I liked the feeling of the drum.” Lucas

“The dancing was my favourite part because I liked pretending to grab the oranges from the tree!” Charlotte

“I liked the dancing, it was bouncy!” Jaiden


Year 2 celebrated Sing Up Day and sang in front of the whole school I turn on the tap/I walk to the stream. Please click on the sound file below to listen to them - well done Year 2.



Class 2B performed their assembly to KS1. The assembly was based on our topic about Africa. In the assembly the children showed off their work, performed a play and discussed the differences between Britain and Kenya.

I really enjoyed doing our class assembly, I especially enjoyed Joshi as Ki-Pat.    Grace

My favourite part was singing ‘I turn on the tap’.        Libby

YEAR 1 2014-15

15th July 2015

Today we had an exciting trip to Ponderosa Therapeutic Animal centre. It was a lovely mixture of fun and learning.

It was a beautiful sunny day as we set out to learn all about the animals.

We learnt about lots of reptiles and got to touch the snakes.

We met lots of the animals and learnt that this tortoise is only 8 years old but could live to be 150 years old.

Some of the animals were more friendly than others!

We still found time to have some fun with our friends.

After working hard, and playing hard it was time for...

Ice-cream! We earned it!

What a lovely day together!

22nd May

This week we have been learning about rhyming poetry. We have been inspired by the poem, 'The Sound Collector,' by Roger McGough to create our own sound poems.


The Sound Collectors by 1SP

Some children came to school today,

Dressed in gold and green.

They put our sounds into a bag,

And left the place unseen.


The zooming of a golden car,

The screeching of a gate,

The singing of the birds,

And the scraping of the crates.


The crashing of a bumping chair,

The whisper of Mrs Patel,

The chatter of the children,

And the dinging of the bell.


 The swaying of the green leaves,

The rustling of the trees,

The whistling of the wind,

Oh bring them back please!


The Sound Collectors by 1HP


Children came to school this morning,

Dressed in green and grey.

Put every sound into their book bags,

And carried them away.


The tweeting of the birds,

The scraping of the gate,

The rustling of the trees,

The children playing with mates.


The tip-tapping of the footsteps,

The laughter of the children,

The ringing of the bell,

The chatter of the children.


The clatter of the pencils,

The scraping of the chairs,

 The shushing of the teacher,

The bowing of the prayers.


Children came to school this morning,

They didn’t leave a sound,

They left only silence,

They will never ever be found.



21st May

This afternoon was just another afternoon in Year 1. It was full of fun, laughter, exploration and learning. It is amazing how much we can learn in the space of an afternoon.


We explored how artists draw objects and create light and shadow.

We explored tuna fishing in the Maldives as part of our topic learning about where our food is from.

Watch out for that big one! I don't think it is tuna!

We visited Van Gogh's art studio and learn a little more about his paintings.

We practised sorting our 3D shapes using Venn diagrams

We are exploring 3D shapes because we are learning their names and using our knowledge of the faces to build our own 3D shapes.

We learnt how to make the time to the hour and half past the hour; looking closely at the hour hand.

We learnt such a lot in just one afternoon. Imagine what we can learn in a week!

I wonder what exciting things we will learn tomorrow.

16th March

This week Year 1 are visiting Red House Museum to explore what life was like during Queen Victoria's reign. The children explored the Victorian house and took part in lots of interesting activities which taught us about life in the past.

Red House was named after the red bricks it was built from.

Mr Taylor showed us around his house and explained how life was very different without electricity. The kitchen had lots of interesting cooking tools.


The laundry was interesting. Mr Taylor explained all about how to get the clothes clean and fresh. The irons were small but very heavy.

We learnt all about the smells of the past.

We mixed together some natural ingredients to make our own scented bags. We hope they will help with some of those less pleasant smells!

We took a close look at patterns around the house. We used our sketch books to capture some of the images and patterns.

We took a break for our snack and played with some of the toys which children would have played with in Victorian times.

Before lunch we got to meet some of the family...wait a minute they look familiar!

We learnt about penmanship and had a go with dip ink pens. It was fun but a little bit messy!

Optical toys were very fashionable. We had a look at many popular toys and were amazed at how pictures seemed to move.

We worked in groups to make our own silhouette pictures just like they did in Victorian times.

Mr Taylor let us look at some of the things he had in his house. It was tricky to guess what their job was. This was a hat stretcher.

We had a great day and learnt a lot about life in Red House during Victorian times. We hope Mrs Patel's class have as much fun on Thursday.


3rd February

We are learning about English queens as our history topic this term. We learnt about Queen Elizabeth II as a Princess and we are learning about how a Princess becomes a Queen. To help us understand the process we held a role-play Coronation and a celebration street party!

We made our flags ready for our celebration.

 We made flags ready for our celebration.


We all stood for the Queen Mother and Prince Philip.

Then it was time to welcome the new Queen.

All the ladies in waiting and Coronation items were ready.

The Queen is aided to put on the golden robe.

She received the orb and sceptre.

We sang the national anthem to celebrate our new queen.

Then it was time to celebrate together in our street party.


12th January 2015

We are learning about fairy tales in our English lessons and the children have enjoyed roleplaying. This helps them to explore characters and work with others to act out known stories. They will build upon this soon to create their own fairy tale dramas.