Class of 2020
It was so lovely to see you all last night for your final farewell at Brighton Avenue Primary School! It was like a sea of blue hoodies as you all entered onto the red carpet! We can't believe how much you have all grown during lockdown!
A massive well done for all your hard work that you have put in whilst at Brighton Avenue. We couldn't be any prouder of you all. A huge congratulations to our Headboy (Lleyton) and Headgirl (Charlotte), Alan Sergison Award (Gabi and Ana), Buddies of the Year (Sophie C and Alexa) and Outstanding Achievers (Raymond, Nadia, Ashwin and Ibrahim) on your huge achievements. As Mrs Allan said last night during the awards ceremony, these decisions are always very tough to make. So a huge well done!!!
From all the staff, we wish you all the best in your new schools and we know that you will continue to be the amazing individuals that you are! Please remember everything that we have taught you and keep this in the back of your minds as you enter into the next steps of your education. Remember to keep in touch as we love to find out how you are getting on in Year 7!
The Brighton Avenue Team x
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Year 6 to Year 7 transition
The folders below will have all the relevant information on that we receive from the different secondary schools the Year 6 children have as their chosen school. The documents and websites will be crucial in supporting the Year 6 children transition into Year 7. This
page will be updated regularly so please keep visiting in order to keep up-to-date with transition information.
Summer 2- Home Learning- Week 7
Year 6 class of 2020,
We can't believe this is your final week of home learning and your final week in Year 6! You have been amazing during lockdown. We can't wait to see you all on Thursday 16th, from 5-7pm, for your Leavers' Event. Remember to bring your yellow polo top/PE top & leavers' book to get signed by your class and teachers.
If you can't come to the Leavers' Event, we hope you have a lovely summer! Keep in touch and come back to say hi!
We can't wait to see you soon!
Miss Turner, Mr Burns and Mrs Graham
Your Home Learning - Week 5
Can we start off by saying how amazing it was to see all of you last Thursday. We managed to get round every member of the Year 6 cohort (mostly) in a mere 6 hours!!! The people carrier was buzzing with excitement as we delivered your exercise books and leavers bags! We were so happy to see your happy, smiley and some rather tired looking faces! Remember, if you haven't told us that you are coming to the leavers event, please contact us via the email email@example.com.
Please find below a selection of photos from Raymond and Vaishnav who have completed last week's work. Also thank you to those of you who gave us your worry boxes during our visit last week including Jack.T and Charlotte!
We're Coming To See You!!!!
As I am sure you are all aware by now, the Year 6 team are jumping into the people carrier and going on a tour of Gateshead to come and see all of you!!!! This Thursday, the Brighton Avenue people carrier will be filled to the brim with exercise books and excitement as Mr Burns, Miss Turner and Mrs Graham aim to see each and every one of you! We are beyond excited!!!!
In this week's home learning, you will find some tasks that we would like you to complete before Thursday so make sure you read them carefully. They include:
- Creating a box of questions or worries that you may have about your secondary schools (including a box to put them in).
- Recording a short video of thanks, memories and goodbye messages.
We also have the usual English and Maths that we would like you to complete. Best of luck and see you on Thursday!
What Did Your Miptor Look Like?
Last week, we asked you all to create your very own pet miptor. Here is Raymond's wonderful creature. We particularly liked how it incorporated many different animals; including a dinosaur; although, we're not sure how much we would like a pet that never sleeps! Its owners must be exhausted! Also, fantastic work on your area and perimeter Raymond. You have really shown us what you have understood over the past few years! Roll on Year 7 you math'magician'!
We also have a very detailed report from Charlotte about her miptor. We were astounded by your use of digital literacy to create your non-chronological report. It was very engaging and extremely creative! Well done Charlotte. We hope you had as much fun making it as we did watching it! We are going to be showing everyone at school on Monday!
Vaishnav, Gabi and Ana, thank you for sending your Miptors in too! From penguittenns, kangeroos in turtle shells to dinosaurs, we're wowed by your creativity!
Summer 2 - Week 4 - Home Learning
Please find below this week's home learning. We were very impressed with all of your efforts with last week's work. The Year 6 team are currently working very hard to get your leavers' books prepared; filled with memories you will all hopefully treasure forever! If you have any other ideas you would like us to put in, don't forget to contact the school or mention it to the staff during our weekly phone calls.
Summer 2- Week 3- Home Learning
ALL YEAR 6 CHILDREN MUST GET INVOLVED WITH!
In school this week, we would normally be making the Year 6 leaver's book. We are still going to do this but the only difference is that we will be doing it virtually so we need ALL of your help! Please can you pass this message onto all your classmates as soon as possible so that everyone is involved.
You will be helping us making everything from the front cover, Year 6 leavers' book awards, Year 6 comments etc!
This work needs to be brought into school on Thursday 18th June or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19th June 2020 at the latest so that the leavers' book can be made.
As the weeks go on with your home learning, we still so impressed with everything that you have been up to at home. Virtual happy sides to Aswhin and Vaishnav!
Music- Exciting Music Scholarship Opportunity
We are really excited to inform you all that Side By Side Arts have managed to secure funding from the Big Local to allow them to provide 8 weeks of music scholarship to children in the Big Local Area. This will be for either piano, guitar or vocal tuition.
Side By Side Arts would like to offer up to 25 of these places to our pupils on a first come first serve basis.
Please find the Scholarship Agreement below – if you would be interested in securing a place for your child after reading this then please contact Stuart at email@example.com
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and a valuable way to fill in time during these weeks away from school and is an opportunity not to be missed so get in quick!
About the scholarship
· This scholarship will last for the duration of 8 x 30 minute group lessons which are scheduled on a weekly basis with the same teacher
· Lessons will be held online via Zoom
· For piano or guitar an instrument will be required at your home to enable you to practise and also to take part in the lesson. This does not have to be a full sized piano or of really good quality, a keyboard will be more than adequate
· Vocal tuition will not require any instrument, just your voice
· Before the scholarship commences and after the 8 week term you will be required to complete a short questionnaire
· It is expected that each student will practise for a minimum of 10 minutes every day between lessons
· Each student must be prompt to their lesson as lateness will not be made up at the end of the time slot.
· If you can not make the lesson time please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us. If you give more than 12 hours notice the lesson will be rescheduled to a different time. Less than this the lesson will be forfeited no alternate time will be offered.
· Failure to attend two consecutive lessons without a valid reason will result in your scholarship being terminated
Your Home Learning Photos - Summer 2 - Week 2
It puts such a huge smile on our faces when we hear about how hard our Year 6 children are working at the moment. We are so proud of each and every one of you! Keep it up! If you haven't sent us some examples of what you've been up to, please do so we can share it with everyone! This week, we have had work sent in from Ashwin, Charlotte, Gabi and Ana and Raymond. All have been looking at their possible career choices and writing their cover letters. We can definitely see you Charlotte becoming a world famous author; inspiring millions of young people to read! And as for Ashwin, your scientific approach to tasks will stand you in great stead when you join the forensics department of any police force! Well done you four! Ana, your Eggs Benedict meal sounds delicious! Raymond it is great to see you getting outside on your bike and completing the school tasks ready for secondary school. Virtual happy sides and prize boxes to you all!!
Charlotte's Home Learning
Charlotte, you are an absolute star! We are so impressed with all the work you have been doing at home! You will definitely be a great author Charlotte; I always love reading your stories. Virtual happy sides to you!
Vaishnav's Home Learning
Vaishnav, you always wow us with your home learning! I'm sure with your dedication and hard work to all tasks given, you will make a great pilot! Your still life drawing is fantastic as well. Well done for all the hard work at home. A virtual happy side for you!
Welcome back- Summer 2
Welcome back to the final half term in Year 6! We hope that you all have had a lovely half term and have enjoyed the amazing weather. Lets hope the weather continues to be as nice in the next few weeks. The Year 6 team have all had a lovely time having
BBQs, visiting the beach and going on walks. We look forward to hearing what you have been up to in our weekly calls and from the
photographs you email us in.
Home Learning fun
Take a look at the fun Hope, Charlotte and Vaishnav have had whilst doing their home learning. We are very impressed with all your cooking skills! It is a shame we can't be there to taste test! Ibrahim has also been completing our tasks by researching his possible career choices and revising fractions. Well done everyone!
Happy Half Term
You've made it to half term! What a surreal time it has been but we have loved looking at all of your home learning photos over the last few weeks! It really does put smiles on our faces. As it's half term, we will not be setting any home learning tasks. We want you to rest, spend time with your family and make more memories during lockdown! In addition to this, we will not be speaking to parents next week and will continue making calls home week commencing 1st June. As you all know, we love making these phone calls to check to see how you and your family are so we'll look forward to speaking to you all again soon! We hope you have a fabulous half term! Keep safe and continue smiling!
Welcome Back (ish...)
Hi everyone! We hope you had a lovely Easter Holidays; we certainly did! The weather has been phenomenal! Today is officially the first day of the Summer Term! What a shame it is happening in such unprecedented circumstances. As we have said when we spoke to you, or your parents/carers, over the past couple of weeks, from today, there will be daily tasks uploaded to the Year 6 class pages. We would really like it if you completed most of them as we need you to keep your brains active! Also, the tasks and lessons we are giving you are similar to those that we would be doing in class so they are very important! You will also find that when you log into TT Rockstars, you will see that the Teachers have challenged all of Year 6 to a battle! Bring it on!
In the meantime, if you are wanting to take part in some more lessons, here are some links that you can follow to explore knowledge and skills on your own! We would love it if you were able to complete some of these as well as our tasks!
Make sure you keep in contact with the school and let us know how you are getting on. We will continue to phone each of you every week to see if there is anything else we can do for you! We are all thinking of you and can't wait to see you all very soon (hopefully)!
Keep safe and good luck with the daily tasks!
Mr Burns, Miss Turner and Mrs Graham
Jack and Aswhin's home learning
Jack has been busy creating his own non-chronological report about wrestlers and has been researching how animals adapt to their environment; meanwhile, Aswhin has been making his own drone! Watch out, I think we have a future millionaire in Year 6!
Vaishnav's Home Learning
Vaishnav has definitely been working hard this week! Your work ethic is incredible! Keep it up! We really like your information text all about venomous animals; you really sound like an expert! You also seem like you've got a really good understanding of coordinates! Oh, and let us know what time we can book a table so we can try some of your biryani! It looks delicious!!!
Year 6 are the greatest
Another huge shout out to Ashwin, Ibrahim and Raymond for sending in photos of their home learning. Ashwin, that pasta bake looks so delicious! I'm sure that all of your family enjoyed it. Ibrahim, I can't wait to read your non-chronological report all about Ramadan, especially as this is such a special time for you. And Raymond, your casserole looks as good as the school cook Leanne's (you'll have to share your recipe!)
Virtual happy sides for all you boys!
Eva's been busy at home making some cookies! These look delicious Eva. Remember to enjoy this time at home trying out new things like baking cookies and cakes!
Keep up the hard work Year 6!
Another week of hard work from our Year 6s! We must say, all of your starters look amazing. What did your families score them out of 10? 5 virtual happy sides to Raymond, Jack, Gabi, Ana, Vaishhnav and Aswhin for sending photos of your work in! Gabi and Ana, it is great to see your cat getting involved with the home learning. Miss Turner's cat has been helping her do the home learning for this week (we think she just interested because it involved food!)
Ashwin and Sila's Home Learning
Ashwin and Sila, it is great to see everything that you have been up to at home! You have all been writing been writing some great pieces of writing: stories for children and adults. Well done!
A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SILA. We all happy you had a great day. That cake looks delicious!
Ibrahim's home learning
Ibrahim has been an absolute trooper and has been working so incredibly hard whilst we have been off. We're so impressed with your hard work! Keep it up- this is a true sign that you are ready for secondary school!
You've been working hard!
The Year 6 team are so impressed to see how hard you have been working at home. It is great to see that your attitudes towards learning and presentation of your work are still fantastic. Keep it up! Remember if you haven't sent any photos in, we would love to see what you have been up to. Virtual happy sides to Raymond, Charlotte, Vaishnav, Ibrahim and Ashwin for sending in your work this week!
Charlotte's home learning
Wow! The Year 6 team are so proud of Charlotte for the huge amount of work that she has put in to her home learning! We were all blown away by the high quality work Charlotte has been doing. 5 virtual happy sides for you. Here is a snippet of what she has been up to.
Remember if you haven't already, please send us an email updating us with some of the fun that you have been up to! We'd love to hear from you.
TT Rockstars Battle - Teachers vs Students
A huge well done to everyone involved in the Rockstars battle last week which resulted in an emphatic victory for the children! You certainly teamed up to show us teachers what you are really capable of! Don't forget to log back on soon to see more challenges and to improve your rock speed!
Summer Term - Week 2 Home Learning Photos
There is no slowing down in the work being completed by our amazing Year 6 children! Just take a look at a selection of the photos from Sophie and George. They range of BODMAS to baking! We are so impressed with your attitudes and we can't wait to hear what you are going to get up to next! Keep your heads up and let us know if there is anything we can do for you!
TT Rockstars Battle
The battle between the Brighton Avenue children and staff has begun and will end on Friday 1st May at 3pm! Make sure that you get involved; there are some very competitive teachers! And a HUGE WELL DONE and welcome to the latest member of the Rock Hero Club! There are now 2 children at BAPS who can claim to have a rock speed of less than 1 second!!! Incredible! Now how fast can you go...
Ibrahim's and Charlotte's Home Learning
It's been lovely to hear from Ibrahim and Charlotte this week when they have been emailing in their home learning.
Ibrahim: We can't wait to read your finished story; you've got us all hooked already! It's been great to see your Maths work as well. I hope the White Rose Home Learning videos are helping you keep your brains active.
Charlotte: Once again, some more fantastic pieces of work that you have been completing at home Charlotte! I hope that you enjoyed learning about Darwin's Theory of Evolution!
If you haven't already, we'd love to see your photos of what you've been up to whether it's school work, baking or generally having fun!
Vaishnav's Home Learning
Vaishnav has continued to wow with another week of updates from his home learning. As part of the English tasks, Vaishnav has written a biography about his grandfather: I found it so interesting to find out he was a headteacher! He's also created an amazing
presentation on the countries in the British Empire! Take a look at the documents below!
TT Rockstars - Teachers vs Year 6
That's it! A victory for the Year 6 children over the teachers! Well done you lot! You certainly came together to outscore the grown ups quite considerably! You should all be very proud. Moreover, the speed at which you are answering questions is also increasing! At the moment, we only have 1 rock hero in the entire school. This means they are able to answer questions in less than 1 second! Can anyone join this girl in Year 6B?
In other news, stay tuned for a new challenge next week! No spoliers, but it's a real juicy one!!!!
Summer Term - Week 1 - Home Learning
We are very impressed with the attitudes of our Year 6 children who have been producing some outstanding work since the Easter Holidays ended. Below are just a selection of photos and videos from our superstar pupils. Please keep sending us your photos and letting us know how you are getting on! We don't know when we will see each other again so it is really important to us that we keep speaking and hearing about all the hard work you are doing.
Also, it's the final day of the Rockstars challenge: Teachers vs Year 6 Children. At 5pm tonight, we will find out who really are the kings and queens of their times tables!!!
This weekend sees the beginning of Ramadan for our Muslim families. Mrs Mumtaz and Miss Simblet have very kindly put some activities together to help us all recognise this Islamic celebration. If you want to find out more information, there are plenty of informative websites but BBC Bitesize has a useful video you can watch. Make sure you send us some photographs if you do complete any of the tasks. Happy Ramadan everyone!
Elise has been busy at home writing a biography about her mum! Well done Elise- you've even shown your creative skills by sketching a picture as well! It's great to see what you have been up to at home so remember to keep sending in some photos of what you've been up to!
Vaishnav's Home Learning
Vaishnav put 100% into everything he does in the classroom and this hasn't stopped whilst he has been completing his home learning tasks from home over the past few weeks. The Year 6 team have been blown away by some of the work that Vaishnav has completed.
2 happy sides for you!
Raymond and St Marks Care Home
If you have been following the latest news on the class pages, you know Raymond has been writing to the residents at St Marks Court Care Home. Since the lockdown began, he has been in constant contact with the residents providing heartfelt letters of support and best wishes. Over the Easter holidays, Raymond asked his family to buy something for the residents. In return, he received some wonderful letters and treats to say thank you. He has even gathered a selection of jigsaws and puzzles to keep the residents occupied now that the lockdown has been extended. I don't think we have enough words to describe how proud we are of you Raymond, and your family, for what you are doing for the residents of St Marks. You are a shining star and deserve everything that comes your way! What you are doing means so much to so many people. Keep it up and keep us up to date with any latest news!
Happy Easter Holidays!
Morning all! We hope you are having a brilliant break from work at the moment. It was so lovely to hear how you are getting on when we spoke to you all last week. We will be phoning again this week to make sure you are all OK and if there is anything we can be doing for you and your families.
In the meantime, if you need a break from enjoying the sunshine or chatting online with the rest of Year 6, make sure you keep coming back to the website for ideas of what else you can be doing. There's always Reading Eggs and TT Rockstars if you want!!! Why not get yourselves together online and create an epic feel-good video like the staff did last week; you never know, if may get you into the local newspaper:
Above all else, stay safe, look after yourselves and your families and we will hopefully see you all very soon!
All the best,
The Year 6 Team
Abbie and Dean's Easter Eggs!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter and got lots of chocolate! It was lovely to see Abbie and her brother, Dean, with some of their Easter treats. Remember to keep sending your photos in of what you have been up to!
We're all in this together...
Take a look at what the Brighton Avenue staff have been up to whilst we've been off! Stay at home and stay safe. Feel free to make your own dance routines or videos and send them in!
Reading Eggs- What's Cooking?
Just to keep your reading skills strong, I have set you an assignment on Reading Eggs called What's Cooking? You have from 10.04.20-16.04.20 to finish this assignment. Lets have 21/21 children completing this assignment. Virtual happy sides for those children who have done when the assignment ends!
6T vs 5B TT Rockstars battle
The next battle has begun against 5B and will continue until 10am on Wednesday 15th April. Come on, lets all work together and we beat 5B! We can't let 5B beat us.
A huge shout out to for Josh, Phumzile, Vasihnav, Abbie and Michaela for taking part in the last battle! Even though we were defeated by 6B in the last battle, if we all work together and get answering times tables questions, we CAN do this! I'd love to see the rest of you taking part- remember you need to keep your brains active! 5 virtual happy sides for the 5 children above!
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.
Eva's home learning!
Eva's been having lots of fun at home. Today, she has been doing some Art and Music! I'm very impressed with you doing some extra work over the Easter holidays Eva! Take a look at her amazing poster that she has been making to put on her window at home. Eva's going to be moon gazing tonight and going to be trying out something new with glow sticks. I think this could be something linked with Tik Tok! We can't wait to see if it works!
Here's a video from Eva having fun with glow sticks! Eva enjoyed having our an hour of fun with her family!
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.