A letter to Year 6
Morning all! Mr Burns, Mrs Graham and I just wanted to say how gutted we are that we can't see your smiling faces at the moment. These really are uncertain times but we know that each and every one of you have the resilience and maturity to get through.
That last week was definitely a strange one; however, we hope that you enjoyed yourselves before we had to say goodbye for the time being. We also hope that we sent you away with plenty of work to keep you all busy. If not, don't worry! We will be sure to upload daily tasks for you to be completing; just come back to this page to find them. There will also be tasks available on Reading Eggs and Timestable Rockstars (Girls vs Boys, Year 6B vs Year 6T etc.)
We would also really like to see any examples of the work you have been doing, as well as photos, and we can share them on our class page. Just email them to email@example.com and we will share your work with the world!!!
We are crossing all our fingers and toes that we will get to see you again before you begin your journeys into Year 7. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email the school and we will be sure to get back to you!
See you soon (hopefully)!
Miss Turner, Mr Burns and Mrs Graham.
It's the Easter holidays!
Well done for all the hard work you have put in with your home learning over the last two weeks. Miss Turner loved seeing Gabi and Ana's cat getting involved with their home learning so keep sending in the animal snaps if you've got a furry friend at home! Come on 6T, we'd love to see what you've been up to, whether its home learning or free time. We have a set you a challenge for over the Easter holidays: see how many of the 100 activities you can complete! We look forward to hearing back from you with what you have been getting up to.
Jack's Home Learning and Last Day of Term!!!
We have another incredible home learner: Jack! Looks like you've been getting the balance right of working hard but also playing hard! Well done Jack! Lots of correct answers from what I can see there! Amazing! Furthermore, a huge thanks to all the parents and carers who have been supporting the children's home learning over the past 2 weeks. We are hearing so many positive things about what you have been doing! We couldn't do it without you!
On another note, today is the LAST DAY OF TERM!!!! So make sure you all sit down together at some point and hand out your platinum behaviour awards (we hope!!!) and give yourself plenty of Golden Time! Later today, we will post some activities you can be doing over the Easter Holidays (non-work related!). Stay tuned for more information...
Mr Burns is off for a lie down after completing the 'Joe Wicks Fancy Dress Friday' session... He is one sweaty banana!!!!
Nadia's Home Learning
Great work Nadia. You have been keeping your brain busy by completing some of the weekly tasks set on the class page. We particularly like you descriptions of light and how it creates shadows. You have even used some technical vocabulary which I am sure we didn't go through in class! How clever of you! Keep up the hard work Nadia, and everyone! Can't believe it's nearly the end of week 2 since we saw you all! Keep sending in photos; not just of your work, but what else you are getting up to! We would really like to see how you are all getting on!
TT Rockstars Battle- 6B v 6T
Come on 6T! 6B are currently winning the TT Rockstars battle (6,890 to 847)! However, we do still have 2 days to go (the battle is finishing at 3pm on Friday). If you ALL work together, get answering times tables questions, we can catch them up and win!!
Well done to Josh, Vaishnav, Abbie and Michaela who have been working hard for 6T already (please can you tell the rest of 6T to get on TTRockstars and help you out). Come 6T- we can do this. Remember to send in your photos from home learning so we can share this on the website!
Raymond's Letter to St Marks Court
Things like this just put a huge smile on our faces! Raymond has taken time to write a beautiful letter to the residents of St Marks Court Care Home asking them how they are and letting them know that he was thinking of them at this difficult time. This is such a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do Raymond, you should be very proud of yourself. Not only that, to get a lovely letter back from some of the residents just shows how the community is coming together during these uncertain times. We are very proud of you Raymond!!!
Sila's Home Learning
WOW! Sila has certainly been visiting the class page based on these photos! We really enjoyed reading your short story; although it was a little bit scary! Well done on keeping busy Sila and we are very proud of the work you have completed. And a huge well done to all of Year 6 who have been keeping active with work since we broke up 2 weeks ago. Mr Burns, Mrs Graham and I really like seeing all of your photos. It brightens up our day!
Kitties hard at work
Miss Turner's cats have been working really hard with their home learning. Albie has been busy writing a diary entry of what he has been up to (mainly eating and sleeping) whilst Dora has been busy completing some Science tasks. They would love to meet some of you and see what you have been up too.
Charlotte has sent in a very thoughtful letter. Thank you so much for this Charlotte- Mrs Graham and I miss you too. We miss you all and hope that you are all staying safe at home. Just remember that we are having to stay inside to keep everyone safe and, fingers crossed, our lives can return to normal. We'd love to hear from the rest of Year 6 at home so make sure you send in photos of you completing your home learning and having fun at home!
Charlotte's Home Learning
Take a look at Charlotte working hard with her brother, Matthew, completing their home learning tasks before having some exercise time on trampoline and in the sand! Keep up the hard work!
Ana and Gabi - Working Hard!!!
Take a look at some of the work that Year 6 girls Ana and Gabi have been completing. They have both written amazing 50-word stories, found the average length of the first twenty words in a book they have been reading, as well as completing a vast array of arithmetic questions. Well done girls! Keep sending in the work you have been doing! We are so proud of all of you!
Times Table Rockstars Champions - Week 1 Are....
THE BOYS! As you can see, the Year 6 children have been taking to their tables hard this week and have completed over 11,000 multiplication and division questions. We can't believe how close it was! A huge congratulations to all who took part and if you were lucky enough to be in the top 3 of either team, you can find your certificates below for you to print or take a photo of and cherish forever! We have another challenge beginning on Monday morning so get yourself well rested, gather the troops and see if you can beat your own personal score from this week!
How amazing is this! Raymond has clearly been doing his work during our first week off! He has completed nearly ALL of the tasks that have been set this week, as well as taking a commanding lead in the Rockstars challenge. Well done Raymond! We are all immensely proud of your hard work! Keep it up!
Timestables Rockstars -Boys vs Girls
With only 2 days left, the lead has once again changed hands! A huge congratulations to all of the participants who have contributed so far! We can see that Jim and Carla (Raymond and Nadia) have been hitting the tables hard and are leading the way for their teams. Strong efforts from the boys (Jack, George, Vaishnav and Josh) have seen them overtake the girls. However, with still over 48 hours left, we're sure the girls (led by Sila, Ana, Abbie, Gabi and Rayan) won't be letting the boys take the title! Keep it up Year 6!
Siege of Troy Reading Challenge
A big shout out goes to Raymond, Ana, Gabi, Nadia and Vaishnav who took the up the Siege of Troy Reading challenge! It wasn't easy but we had a few 100% responses! Congratulations! Happy Sides to you all! Keep visiting Reading Eggs for more challenges!
Haunted Beach Reading Challenge
A very well done to all of you who completed the assignment on Reading Eggs (The Haunted Beach); special mentions to Nadia, Ana, Nilay, Vaishnav and Gabi who completed the task before anyone else! Happy Sides all round! If you log on today, you will see another book waiting for you!!
Calling all KS2 Eco-Team members!
Even though we cannot meet with Riddhi and our fellow team members, we can still think about our Eco-Team project and looking after our fantastic planet.
With this in mind, how about making an Ecobrick? Here’s some reasons why:
So, are you ready for the challenge? Then find an empty plastic drinks bottle, (less than 600ml capacity), wash it out, leave it upturned to dry and start collecting some materials.
A great site to visit is https://www.ecobricks.org
This gives lots of information on how to make the perfect Ecobrick!
Ecobricks in action
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
Science- Optical Illusions- 16.03.20
This week we investigated a range of different optical instrument that we use to magnify objects that are far away (telescopes) or small (microscopes). We also looked at what a periscope is and discussed why this optical instrument would be used. Following on from this, we worked together to create our own periscopes and positioned the mirrors at the correct angle to reflect the light and ultimately be able to view different objects through the device.
Science experiment- Creating Shadows- 09.03.20
As part of our Science topic on Light, we carried out an experiment to determine 'Does the light source affect the shadow?' We made our own predictions and talked about the risks before carrying out the experiment. We discussed which variables needed to be kept the same and which variables would change. We recorded our results in a table before plotting the data on a line graph and writing our own conclusions based on the results.
Washington Wetlands 03.03.20
As part of our Geography topic focusing on 'Rivers', we visited Washington Wetlands to find out more about the features of a river, including where the source of the River Wear is and where the mouth of the River Wear is. The children loved seeing some of the features of the River Wear first hand and identified a range of streams and tributaries. We discussed how porus materials are good landscapes to prevent flooding whilst non-porus landscapes can cause flooding. 6T loved observing a range of difficult animals that live in the habitats surrounding rivers, streams and ponds! I think a highlight for the children was seeing the otters and flamingoes being fed!
RE Salvation 27.02.20
Today the children have been focusing on the OLQ: What connections are there between biblical texts at a funeral and the concepts of Gospel (good news)? The children have found out that Christians believe that Jesus died and resurrected between AD 30 and AD 36 and how Christians believe Jesus' death brought good news to them. From Jesus' death and resurrections, Christians are not afraid to die. They believe in their own death, they will be received in heaven.
DT- Final Products- 13.02.20
Take a look at our final moving cars (controlled by a motor connected to a circuit) that we have been working on over the past few weeks! 6T have worked incredibly hard in their groups to add the finishing touches to the decorative shells of their cars. Some of the decorative shells even included a first aid kit and window wipers!
6T's Engineering Genius Ashwin- 07.02.20
We were blown away by the masterpiece that Ashwin brought in to show the class. Ashwin created his own moving ferris wheel at home that connects and is powered by a laptop or computer by using a USB port. The skills that Ashwin used were outstanding. Ashwin said that he adapted and altered the model throughout making it to ensure that it had a strong base and the seats moved freely.
DT- Moving Mechanisms- 07.02.20
As part of our DT this half term, we constructed moving vehicles. We had to sand the wood to ensure that the frame made a rectangle measuring 250mm by 100mm. We then had to accurately measure and create gussets to strengthen the frame, axel holders and gear boxes. Following on from this, we used our skills from making circuits in Science to create a circuit where the motor would make the axels turn round. Consequently,the vehicle would move backwards and forwards when the remote was turned to connet the metal pins. We had loads of fun and loved the DT day! Take a look back on this page to see our final cars when we have added the structures on the top.
Great North: Hancock Museum- 06.02.20
In order to broaden our knowledge about the Ancient Greeks, Year 6 visited the Hancock Museum. We explored the different artefacts in the museum. We learnt so much about the Ancient Greek fighting forces, including: the clothing the soldiers wore, the battle technique and the different city-states in Greece.
RE- Jewish Shofar- 30.01.20
Today the children have been learning about the Shofar. They have been finding out what it was made out of as well as how and when it was used. The children created their own by following a set of instructions. Take a look!
Gateshead Library- 30.01.20
For our Spring library visit, we had the task of finding the contents page, index page, timelines and cross-sectional diagrams within non-fiction books. We discussed the purpose of having these features in texts. We're going to use these skills when researching Ancient Greece as part of our History and English work.
Explore Learning- Creative Writing- 23.01.20
Year 6T had visitors from Explore Learning in this week to help us work on our Creative Writing skills. We worked together to think of descriptive vocabulary to describe the desert island before using this to create a creative piece of writing using figurative language and ensuring we write to engage the audience. We then used our imagination to write a note to a strange asking for help! Take a look at some of our work from the session:
A mixture of feelings has entered my body. Thirst. Resilience. Hope. A deep cut of determination appears on my body. Help me. As this long day goes on, the strong feeling of hope slowly fades away. Stranded. The boiling sand sticks to my body like glue sticks to paper. It feels like I'm lying in a bed of volcanic lava.
Dear unknown person,
I must say what I've been through has been heartbreaking. Whoever is reading this, I hope you read on. Another thing ... I'm never travelling on a boat again. First I was relaxed and staring at a bright, blue sky (which was so clear I could almost see my reflection). I was listening to the calming song of the sea and the warm, soft sand beneath me. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well it was until I stepped into the real world. My ship was... sinking. What was I to do? I could try to swim to the boat and get it running but ... there was a shark? A deadly shark as scary as your biggest fear. There were many things on my mind... how would I escape this evil, little trap. Please save me.
From stranded person...
RE- Aron Kodesh- 9th January 2020
Within our RE lessons this half term, the children have been leading in their own learning by researching information on the Aron Kodesh. The Aron Kodesh is an Ark used within the Jewish religion. Look what they found out!
This week in P.E., we warmed up our bodies using a range of gymnastics warm-up games, including a game called Sticky Glue, where we had to sit down, roll over and stand on one leg whilst our knees and feet were 'glued' together. This helped us develop an understanding of how we need to be positioned for carrying out a range of different gymnastic rolls. Following on from this, for the rest of the session, we focused on different rolls. We looked at how our bodies should be positioned when completing a forward and backward roll, including our arms being straight and our feet together. We're looking forward to the rest of gymnastic sessions with the gymnastics coach Rosie!
Science- Experimenting with Electrical Circuits- 07.02.20
As part of our Science topic focusing on Electricity, we experimented with what components we needed to make the circuit light up. We discussed what a conductor is and what an insulator is and the impact of adding in a conductor or insulator into the circuit.
Brighton's Got Talent- 20.12.19
What a fantastic end to the term with Brighton' Got Talent! Year 6 showed their singing skills and piano talents. I'm sure that everyone would agree that Charlotte gave the audience goosebumps with her performance of 'A Million Dreams'. Well done for coming 2nd place Charlotte!
Clip and Climb attendance trip- 18.12.19
What fun we had at the attendance trip! From climbing to the heights of Bensham to play hide and seek in the soft play, we loved our afternoon at Clip and Climb. Take a look at some of the fun we had!
Cinderella and Rockerfella- 13.12.19
Wow, what a performance! Year 6 have worked so incredibly hard practising their lines and learning song lyrics to deliver the panto performance of Cinderella and Rockerfella. We hope you all enjoyed the performance and will agree that they shone like stars.
Science Experiment- Lung Capacity-Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019
During our Science topic of Animals including Humans, we have been identifying and naming the different parts of the circulatory system. We have been discussing the functions of the heart and lungs. In order to find out more about the lung capacity in Year 6T, we carried out an experiment to investigate whether height has an impact on a person's lung capacity.
For our school Multi-cultural day, we enjoyed tasting and trying out different foods from different cultures. Some of the Year 6 children performed pieces of music on the keyboard that were special for their cultures.
Year 6 visited Safetyworks in Newcastle to find out all about keeping safe whilst using the Metro, how to prevent a fire occurring with electrical objects at home and deal with a fire at home. We also learnt all about what to do if someone is unresponsive and learnt how to put someone into the recovery position safely. Following on from this, we had the opportunity to learn about the consequences of our personal actions such as the consequences of shopping lifting.
Children in Need 2019
To celebrate Children in Need 2019, 6T came dressed in spots, stripes and with Pudsey ears. We enjoyed having our Pusdey parade in the school hall, where we had the opportunity to meet the one and only yellow bear: Pudsey! Back in class, we used our fine motor skills to create our own Pudsey crafts.
For Remembrance Day, we discussed why we celebrate Remembrance Day and the significance of poppies. We had a two minutes silence to remember those who lost their lives. By using our fine motor skills, we then made our own poppies to create into a class wreath.
As part of parliament week (week commencing 4.11.19), we discussed what a parliament is, why we have a parliament and who is in a parliament. We discussed about the importance of parliament for agreeing to new laws in the country. Following on from this, we carried out our own debate and voting with regards to the question 'Should children in primary schools be tested?'
Robinwood- Day 3
I can guarantee Year 6 have had the best 3 days at Robinwood. Take a look at some of the activities from their final day. Parents, I bet you can't wait for their arrivals back home and hear all about their highlights.
Robinwood- Day Two
What a spooky Halloween day two we have had at Robinwood! From tackling the piranhas in the piranha pool and facing our fears on the giant swing, we have worked together to push and challenge ourselves. We've even had to avoid zombies in the caves and lead ourselves through the nightline. Our highlight has to be laughing at Mr Murtagh facing his HUGE fears of heights on the trapeze and giant swing. And to top off all the fun, we finished off the day with a halloween party! We can't believe tomorrow is our final day!
After the longest, hilliest walk, we arrived at the Robinwood centre! What an amazing first day we've had with our groups and meeting our Robinwood group leaders. From the adventurous walk to the Robinwood centre, facing our fears of heights on the climbing wall and trying not to get soaked in the canoes, we are having the best time! Take a look below at some of the fun we have been up too. Come back tomorrow to keep updated on all the adventures we are having.
Art- Designing a Hat!
As part of our Art, we had the challenge of creating a prototype for a hat. We had to create a purpose for the hat, for example SATs hat that would help us prepare for our SATS. We used our imaginations to design and create some wacky and wonderful ideas.
Bring Your Parent to School- Fashion Through the Ages
For 'Brighton Avenue's Bring Your Parent to School' and the Fashion Through the Ages theme, we created our own Ancient Egyptian headdresses in the style of Tutankhamun. We used a range of metallic paints, sequins and jewels to make sure our headdresses represented power and wealth!
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.