Oscar Romero Workshop

On Friday 19th May the whole school took part in ‘Oscar Romero Day’. We were visited by John and Katie from RISE Theatre Group who told us lots about Oscar Romero in a fun and interactive way. Year 6 were invited to take part in a workshop where we learnt more about El Salvador, where Oscar Romero lived. As well as talking about some of the differences between El Salvador and the UK, we also learnt about the types of jobs that people do: the most common being farming. Farmers work very hard and produce things such as coffee, black-eyed beans, avocado and cotton. The main message that we took away was that life was not always fair for people in El Salvador. Some people were happy to have a lot and for others to have nothing. Oscar Romero spent his life trying to change that, and was killed as a result. Back in class we talked about how we should ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more!’    

Link to Article 29 – Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures.

 

 

Death & New Life Liturgy

To rejoice in our ‘Death & New Life’ topic in RE, year 6 took celebrated a liturgy which was planned and led by a group of pupils. As usual, all children were reverant and showed understanding of the importance of stillness and quiet during times of reflection and prayer.   Link to Article 14 –…Continue Reading

Judo

We all really enjoyed taking part in a Judo taster session, during which, we practised some of the skills vital to succeeding in the sport: such as balance, agility and speed.  Continue Reading

Barclays Bank

In March Year 6 were visited by some representatives of Barclays Bank. Firstly, we shared our ideas of what we enjoy spending our money on; before suggesting things that our parents have to spend money on. Unsurprisingly there was quite a difference in the results. Next we ranked cards in order of things we need the…Continue Reading

NISSAN

On Friday 27th January, Year 6 and some Year 5 children spent a fabulous day at the Nissan Car Plant in Sunderland. During the day, we took part in a range of activities that required us to be creative and work as part of a team. It was fun getting to know about the various…Continue Reading

Boccia

Year 6 really enjoyed learning a new game called Boccia. It is a Paralympic sport similar to bowls. Participants sit on benches and aim at a common target. It requires a great deal of patience and precision. As far as we know, it is the only sport where one of the rules states that players…Continue Reading

Unity Liturgy

To conclude our RE topic: Unity, a small group of Year 6 children planned and delivered a liturgy. It was spiritually uplifting and really brought our class together in ‘unity’. The group even wrote a prayer for each child to take away and cherish. Link to Article 30 of the UN Convention of the Rights…Continue Reading

Make £1 Grow!!!

For our Lenten fundraiser, Year 6 worked in groups to plan a special event. Each child was instructed to spend no more than £1 on materials, prizes etc and create a stall that would generate more money in return. We had lots of fabulous ideas and most children decided to pool their money with someone…Continue Reading

Amazing Ancient Egyptians

Back in December, Year 6 were visited by ‘That History Bloke’. We spent the morning learning how to be a fabulous pharaoh, why the Gods were so important to the Egyptians and how to be an embalmer. We also practised using hieroglyphs and played some traditional Egyptian games. Take a look at our photographs. https://animoto.com/play/w8ejkM1DqU0tKUQlTxIOcwContinue Reading

Year 6 visit to Safetyworks

Last week we spent the morning at Safetyworks in Newcastle. We split into groups and took part in workshops on Road Safety, Fire Saftey, First Aid, Peer Pressure and Metro Safety. It was a fantastic experience and we all learnt a great deal including how often we should test our smoke alarms, how to put…Continue Reading