Welcome to Year 6!

Welcome back everybody! It’s been a pleasure getting to know my new class. They have settled in very well and are already setting a marvelous example as the oldest children in the school.It’s been a busy couple of weeks; we have taken on new roles and responsibilities and shared our hopes, dreams and worries for Year 6 as well as beginning to study the exciting Year 6 curriculum. As you will have read in the curriculum overview, this half term we are learning about Climate Zones in Humanities, People in Action in Art plus much more. One of the first activities we did as Year 6 children was to draw our self-portrait. These will be displayed outside of our class for the rest of the year.

Links to UNCRC Articles 28 and 29

Year 6 visit to York

It was an early start for Year 6 when we took the 7:50 am train to York. Once we had arrived, we headed straight to York Minster where we were met by our guide, Matthew. He showed us around the cathedral, filling our heads with all sorts of interesting facts. Next we walked to York’s…Continue Reading

Lego Club

Lego Club began this week and it was lovely to see all the children being so creative, what wonderful imaginations they have! They were tasked with making something that begins with the letter D. We had dogs, dinosaurs –  a Diplodocus to be specific, dens, diggers and a dancefloor. It was great to watch them…Continue Reading

Leavers’ BBQ

The rain didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves at the Year 6 Leavers’ BBQ. We enjoyed delicious mocktails, yummy burgers and sensational sausages. The games were hilarious and saw us trying to balance balloons between noses whilst dancing, transferring cotton wool on our vaseline-soaked noses from plate to plate, and of course, the limbo! Olivia…Continue Reading

Sports Day

Year 6 had a fantastic time at their Sports Day this week. A range of skills were tested as they competed in teams in the following events: bean bag relay, standing long jump, target throw, egg and spoon race, sprint and relay. Each member of the team earned points and when all the points were…Continue Reading

Goodbye and Good Luck!

I would like to wish all Year 6 children the best of luck as they start the next chapter of their lives – Secondary School! They have been a fantastic cohort: full of spirit and enthusiasm. After a well-deserved break this summer, I am sure that they will be ready for their next challenge. Well…Continue Reading

Music Hands workshop

Year 6 spent the day with David, a musician from Music Hands UK. They had a fantastic time learning how to use music apps to explore, create and perform. Music Hands work to engage students with the digital music revolution…and they certainly achieved this in our school. Links to Articles 28 & 30Continue Reading

Athletics Festival

On Friday some children from Year 4,5 and 6 took part in the Gateshead School Sports annual athletic festival. It was a great day and the weather was glorious. The children were amazing and we managed to get into 13 semi finals. We even managed to scoop a medal in the Year 3/4 girls sprint- well…Continue Reading

Play in a Day

Year 6 really enjoyed working with Konflux Theatre Group this week. We started by thinking of ways in which teachers might move, then parents, then children. Following that we developed our own mimes to represent different locations, which the rest of the class had to guess. All of these warm-up activities helped us when we…Continue Reading