Welcome back!

Hi! I would like to say ‘welcome back’ to all children, parents and guardians. The children have settled very well so far in to their final year of primary school. They certainly appear to have the attitude and work ethic of Year 6 children. We are going to work hard and have lots of fun this year. There are many exciting things to look forward to.

If you haven’t already, please could I encourage you to sign up to our Class Dojo (you should have received an invite in your child’s book bag last week); it’s a great way of finding out about many of the positive things your child does in class.

If you have any queries throughout the year, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Taylor

Great Exhibition of the North

On Monday Year 6 completed the City Trail of the Great Exhibition of the North. We started outside Newcastle Theatre Royal where we read some poetry. We discussed the permanence of words, once something is written it is final but in this piece the words disappeared after a few seconds and replaced by others. No…Continue Reading

Share the Journey

Year 6 have also been reflecting on the the refugee crisis to mark #RefugeeWeek2018. Pope Francis has challenged us to ‘Share the Journey’ and walk the distance of the world – 24,900 miles! We walked (and ran) around the school yard on Monday to start of the school’s bid to walk the earth. It was…Continue Reading

Order, Order!

Year 6 were visited by two magistrates this week, Emily and Ray, as part of their Humanities topic ‘Crime and Punishment’. In class we have been looking at how crime and punishment has developed over time, right back from the Romans through to the present day. The children have been particularly interested in the different…Continue Reading

Orienteering

This week, Year 6 have been orienteering in Saltwell Park and having a jolly good time too! Andy from BOutdoors was excellent at leading activities that promoted teamwork and problem solving. In the morning the children worked in teams to solve a range of physical problems, from untying knots in ropes, working together to transport…Continue Reading

Garage Band

On Monday Year 6 were lucky enough to work with David from Garage Band all day. They spent the first half of the morning exploring the garage band app, playing any instrument they could imagine, from strings to bass, to piano, to instruments from around the world and back again. We were amazed at how…Continue Reading

The ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic

Year 6 have been researching the Titanic disaster over half term. Mrs Bonello was very impressed by the standard of homework received. There were lots of lovely poetry, models and new board games to try out. We have used all we have learnt in our writing this week; writing newspaper reports for both before and…Continue Reading

Safety Works

On Friday, Year 6 went to Safety Works in Newcastle, where we participated in several workshops, including: water safety, internet safety, road safety, fire safety and first aid. The RNLI taught us about the different flags on the beach and what they mean, we also learned about jelly fish stings and cold water shock and…Continue Reading