Welcome to 6T!
6T are the greatest!
We are an extremely hard-working and fun class, who love tackling any challenges that we are faced with. Here in 6T, our brilliant behaviour and amazing attitude ensures that we work hard to reach all of our goals and fulfil our potential. From studying the historical discovery of the boy behind the golden mask and debating the story of the Trojan Horse to exploring the natural geographical features our world, we will be developing our questioning, reasoning and critical thinking skills which will help us on our journey into Year 7!
Please keep regularly visiting this page to keep up-to-date with the fun taking place in 6T!
Miss Turner and Mrs Graham
Book People bus
We really enjoyed visiting the Book People bus when it visited school this week. We enjoyed looking at some of the new books for sale before making the challenging decision of which one to buy!
Olympic Athlete visits Brighton Avenue
This week, Year 6 had a visit from David Smith- an high jump, Olympic athlete. As part of his visit into school, we explained how he keeps fit as an athlete and some of the exercises he does as part of his training regime. He also explained how he eats a healthy diet and how being an athlete required perseverance.
As part of our PSHE+C, we had a visit from the organisation of Kidscape to remind us of the different types of bullying and how to deal with bullying at home and in school. We also discussed different methods of dealing with negative emotions and enabling ourselves to stay calm when feel angry, anxious or upset. We talked about the adults and friends in our lives that we trust to help us deal with a range of situations.
Outdoor Learning & Science
In Science, we have been exploring how living things are classified (where we loved finding out about Mrs Gren) and the 5 categories within the animal kingdom. Using the outdoor learning area at school, we were set the challenge to find as many different types of leaf as possible! Following on from this, we used scientific vocabularly (veins, stem, lobe) to sketch and describe the leaves. Our final challenge was to create our own classification system to classify our group of leaves.
We had our first visit of the year to Gateshead Library. We discussed our favourite book preferences and had the opportunity to share with our peers some of the books we have enjoyed reading recently.
STEAM- Newcastle University
We participated in a STEAM workshop, which was called 'Changing the World with Engineering' with Newcastle University. We learnt about the different types of engineering (civil, marine, mechanical, chemical and electrical) and learnt about how these occupations are very, very important for our developing world. Working in pairs, we looked at the map a city and discussed which type of engineers have developed the different aspects of the city. Following on from this, we pretended to be chemical engineers and followed the instructions to make our own sherbet.
Explore Learning- Break the Budget maths session
Year 6 participated in a challenging Break the Budget lesson with the Explore Learning team, who visited us from the centre in Kingston Park. We were given the task of budgeting for a holiday to New York and we had £4,000 to spend! We discussed how to work systematically to ensure that we found out all possible options of flights and hotels. After lots of discussing and calculating prices, we discovered that some possibilities would not fit our £4,000 budget and were too expensive!
Nuffield Health- SWAP Programme
This half term, 6T are participating in a 6 week SWAP Programme with Nuffield Health. In the first session this week, we enjoyed learning about 'How I feel'. We discussed different feelings and how we can address these different feelings through playing sport, exercising, listening to music and talking to friends and family.
Me, Myself and I
For our ‘Me, Myself and I’ project, Year 6 created self-portraits using careful observation skills to sketch the outline of our faces. Following on from this, we sketched the finer details, such as the eyes, nose and mouth. We used fine pencil strokes to create the design of our hair. Throughout the process of creating our portraits, we worked carefully to think about the size and position of the different aspects. After thinking about our hobbies and interests, we used our creativity to fill the background with images to portray this.