Year 6 Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 blog

Here you will find out all about life in our busy year group. It is a vital year for our children and we hope this site will provide you with updates of all the exciting things that are going on in school. Please check back often to find out what the children have been doing.

 

 

STEM week

The Year 6 challenge for STEM week was to create a moving vehicle using either elastic bands or balloons. We were all  amazed at the resourcefulness and resilience demonstrated by the children in Atlantis and Neptune and have no doubt that there are some budding scientists IMG_0950 IMG_0956 IMG_0957 IMG_0964 IMG_1106 IMG_1112 IMG_1116 IMG_1118 IMG_1126 IMG_1128 IMG_1130 IMG_1134 IMG_1144 IMG_1369 IMG_1376 IMG_1379 IMG_1383and engineers in our midst.

Y6 so far…

We can’t believe we have only been in Year 6 for four weeks! The children have been excellent and we have been so busy in every single subject…

 

 

 

 

Literacy has been one of our favourites as we started our class novel ‘Holes’ and earlier this week we entered Camp Green Lake and thought of some very creative (and very well suited) nicknames so we too, can be part of the brutal camp….

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PE has been rather intense as we started our tag-rugby unit ready for an upcoming competition.

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Say tuned to find out more…

Phew! What a busy summer term it’s been!

Where do we start?

 

Joseph

The children have been working and rehearsing nonstop in preparation for our ‘amazing’ production of Joseph which hopefully, you all had the pleasure of watching. One thing the Year 6 team could see was the confidence, dedication and enthusiam the children showed throughout every performance. There were tear of joy and happiness (not just the children but staff too!) and we are all extremely proud of them and hope they remember where their West End career started!

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Kensuke’s Kingdom and Japan

Year 6 have been reading the award winning novel Kensuke’s Kingdom by Micheal Morpurgo which has inspired us to research about Japan and Japanese culture. As a result of this, we have produced some stunning Japanese artwork and written our very own messages in a bottle just like Michael. We spent lots of time improving our sketching and painting techniques to replicate the famous painting ‘The Wave’ by Hokusai.

 

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Northumberland School Games

 

We were lucky enough to qualify for the school games by winning two previous netball tournaments. This was a very special event where the best schools and local celebrities, including Olympians, shared a day of sporting events and celebrations.

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Important dates for your diary

The children are rising to the challenge in the last few weeks before their assessments and we know how hard they are working. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and remind you of a few events taking place in the next few weeks.

Next Wednesday 29th March at 5pm – 6pm we are holding a SATS information evening in school. We would really like to see as many of you there as possible in order to explain the SATs process and share with you the types of assessments your children will undertake at the start of May. We are also very aware of the stress and pressure that some children and parents are feeling as the tests approach. We hope the meeting will be a chance for you to see exactly what is expected and the measures we are putting in place to reduce anxiety for the children and ensure they can perform at their very best.

We would also like to invite parents and carers into school on Friday 31st March at 2:30pm to share the children’s homework projects on the theme of animals. This was extremely successful last term and we are really looking forward to seeing you all there and sharing some fantastic learning that has been taking place at home.

Once again, we would like to say thank you. We hope that together we can help navigate the children through the challenges that SATs present and provide them with the best chance of achieving what they deserve.