Engineering Club

Our new Engineering club started this week. Over the course of several weeks, the group of year 5 and 6 children will be creating their own moving vehicle. This week, we practised measuring accurately before using this skill to cut wood to size. This will form the chassis of the vehicle. Next week, we will glue the wood and explore how to support the joints. 

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Ancient Egyptians Homework

I was very impressed to see the number of children who tried one of my challenges during the Christmas break; this is always such a busy time so it was great to see so many children having a go. Following on from our topic on the Ancient Egyptians, children had to choose from the list…Continue Reading

Live Tales Creative Writing Workshop

Today, Year 6 visited Live Tales at the Live Theatre in Newcastle to take part in a creative writing workshop. After warming up our bodies and our minds, the children were set the task of working together to write a new and original story. They worked as a group to create two main characters and…Continue Reading

Super Sewing

Throughout this half term Year 6 have worked with Ms Arbon and Mrs Blair to design and make a Christmas stocking. After learning a bit about the history of the Christmas Stocking, children decided on their aim and success criteria for the project.They also carried out research before trying out different designs. Once they had…Continue Reading

That History Bloke

This half term we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. On Friday, That History Bloke came to see us and taught us lots more about the civilisation. Throughout the morning we looked closely at the clothes worn by a Pharoah and the symbolism behind them. We also learnt about the ritual of mummification; some…Continue Reading

Quick Sticks Hockey

Year 6 have really enjoyed taking part in 6 hockey lessons. Although it has been cold, the sun shone throughout all of our lessons. We got to practise and develop lots of skills and played many matches. Our final lesson consisted of a mini tournament in which the red team were victorious!   Article 28…Continue Reading

A Christmas Treat for Years 5 & 6!

This week, years 5 and 6 enjoyed a private screening of the Christmas Classic, Home Alone, at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. We all enjoyed a lot of laughs during the film. Afterwards, we took a short walk to Northumberland Street to see this year’s Fenwick’s Window. Once back at school we had delicious pizza…Continue Reading

Fast Fractions

It was a race against time in Maths when children were challenged to create a large triangle out of sixteen smaller triangles. To do so, they had to multiply fractions by fractions, simplify the answer and match it to side of a triangle showing its answer. The winning team worked extremely efficiently, listening to each…Continue Reading