Welcome to Year 6 2016-17
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Welcome back! It's lovely to see everyone after the summer holidays, we've a had a busy few weeks getting into the swing of things in Year 6.
The children have come back with a really positive attitude towards work and the impending SATS. They have chosen personal goals to work on over the year (some parents will be in for a real treat!!).
Please click below to see all the areas we are working on this term.
Thursday 13th July, each of us stood up in front of the class with our final progress diary presentation. At the beginning of the year we chose a goal/skill that we wanted to learn or improve on, such as cooking, drawing or learning another language etc. We explained to everyone what we did and how we had improved over the time. It was very interesting and some of us demonstrated our skill and also the people who cooked brought in tasters - the were delicious.
Wednesday 12th July, along with other Year 6 classes from the Diocese, went to Corpus Christi to celebrate our time in primary school. We had a great time at Church and even saw some of the people that we had met at other events. We sang songs and even played games! Thank you Father Keith for an excellent morning.
Tuesday 11th July, Year 6 and their parents participated in an amazing game of rounders. We had an excellent afternoon, it was fantastic to see so many parents getting involved and being super competitive (especially when Miss Young says "there are no losers on my team"). The only injury occurred when Mr. Maitland (Ellie's dad) whacked the ball in Jacobs face, thankfully he was fine. All in all, the parents won 7-3. A big thank you to Miss Young for organising the day.
This morning (2nd July), Mr Dawson came in and we competed in an athletics activities competition- in house teams these included: long jump, vortex howler throw, sprint and 400m run. Later in the afternoon we coached the rest of the school. It was a really fun day.
By Isaac Hind
Razed - Primary Schools Festival 2017
Monday 26th June we had a fantastic day at 'Razed' the annual Primary Schools Festival in the Emmaus Village, Allensford, where we joined over 300 children from other schools in the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese. During the festival a band called 'Expedition' were playing, the lead singer Cody was from Las Vegas, along with Mary, Bridgette, Charlie, Danielle, Annasu, Andrea, Alice, Francis and Phil who were the event team leaders they and encouraged us to dance and sing along with all the songs - it was amazing!!
We were given coloured wristbands and put into groups for different activities one of them involved thinking about and writing down people who have helped us during our lives, also we made a bracelet and wrote on the people who we thankful for. We also watched a film and listened to The Parable of the Sower - which we made up a great dance to go with it and the teachers even had to join in (Mrs Watson stood out as the best!!)
By Lucy Butler
Visiting Athlete - Sally Scott
Today (20th June) This morning we have completed circuit training with Sally Scott - Common Wealth Bronze Medal Holder - it included spotty dogs, leg drives, press-ups and star jumps, we were extremely tired afterwards. After we did the circuit she told us a little about her background and how she became a pole vaulter. She talked about her karate and that her dad was a footballer for Newcastle United and how he encouraged her to play football as well as other sports.
By Daniel Forrester
Residential in Borrowdale
Here are some photographs from our residential in Borrowdale. More to follow!
On the 25th May we enjoyed a great day at Ryton Cricket Club (the glorious sunshine helped). We were in three teams and we played against different primary schools. All our teams did a great job especially our A team who came in second place overall. Also a big thank you to the parents who came and supported us.
Judo Taster Session
Tuesday 15th May the children enjoyed trying out some judo moves with John, from "Destination" British Judo Association. The children really enjoyed this experience and have been given the opportunity to join the club.
After SAT's Party
At last - after so much hard work and commitment from all of the children - SAT's were over. We had a fantastic party day, with games, dancing, singing and letting our hair down, one of the highlights was the twister competition. Also the party food was great - thanks to all who contributed.
On Wednesday 3rd May our class participated in creating an under water scene, diorama (a 3D picture in a stage setting) with help from our amazing art teacher, Mrs. Henderson. We chose a partner to work with over a couple of weeks, planning our scene, collecting different sorts of materials: boxes, felts. paints, glitter and more. Everyone enjoyed this task and would love to do it again. In the end our diorama scenes came out very well and all the other year groups loved seeing them on display in the corridor.
By Brooke Maddison
Yesterday (2nd May) Year 6 enjoyed a well earned break form SAT's revision and let off steam at Newburn Park. A great time was had by all.
Dance Festival 2017
Another great night was had by our Year 5 & 6 girls at the Gateshead School's Dance Festival - performed on the main stage at The Sage Gateshead. The girls worked extremely hard to prepare for the festival, with a great deal of thanks to our choreographer Miss Young. I think everyone who witnessed their performance would agree that they did a fantastic job. Well Done!
A fantastic day had by a all. Year 6 really got into the swing of history day - we had some amazing ideas for dressing-up. Also well researched history presentations on their chosen character.
Notre café à l'ecole
(Our cafe at school)
On 21st December Year 6 had a great morning setting up and preparing a French cafe. The children took turns as waiters and customers asking for food from the menu in French. They enjoyed eating sandwiches, croissants, pain au cholcolate, brioche bread and had a wonderful morning.
With special thanks to Mrs Innerdale (our French teacher).
Christmas Party Day
As I am sure you can see from the pictures we had a fantastic day on 20th December - all the children looked amazing in their party clothes, and thoroughly enjoyed the KS2 disco in the afternoon.
We have had a great deal of fun rehearsing for our annual pantomime - Aladdin Trouble.
Over the last few weeks it has been non-stop singing, dancing and brushing up on our acting skills for our amazing production. The children have been really enthusiastic and have done an excellent job - as we are sure you will agree.
Monday 17th October - this week Year 6 have started a Dubai investigation. In this investigation we have to plan a holiday to Dubai for a family of four. We have an 8000.00 pounds budget and have to think about flights, hotels, transport, food and also have money left over for fun activities while we are there. As challenging as this is, it is also fun. We hope to accomplish this by the end of the summer.
Year 5 and 6 enjoyed an afternoon with Mrs Bell, MP, regarding parliament and different laws. Mrs Bell was acting as Prime Minister and we were the MPs voting for and against the laws that she had come up with. One of the laws was to decide whether we had to do 2 after school sports clubs per week to prevent us from becoming obese. Most of the class agreed with this, however, we had to stick to our sides. At the end of the debate Mrs. Bell asked us if we wanted to change sides, the outcome was after school sports clubs won.
Mary Grace and Ellie
Friday 7th October - today we have a visit from Martin Bailey, who gave us a lesson on App Building. We made an app design about the fabulous Dubai. Firstly, he explained to us about how to add pictures and show the exact co-ordinates of where you are in the school. Then, he told us how to make three paragraphs, bursting with facts and pictures, Next, he asked us to get a suitable video from YouTube that was within the time of two minutes. Once we had finished, we were able to published our app, Mr Bailey said we could view our app at home by using the website you created. It was really interesting and lots of fun.
Visit to Crawcrook Library
On Monday 3rd October Year 6 visited Crawcrook Library as it is threat of closure. We were shown around by a member of staff, who showed us how important the library is to the community. We didn’t realise how many different kinds of books there were and for different abilities eg audio books, brail, books with different font and page colour for dyslexic people. The library is an events holder for different age groups. The elderly can use it to socialise. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit – we have also written letters to the library manager to persuade him not to close the library and they will be sent off to Gateshead Council putting our opinion forward.
Ellie and Mary Grace