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Welcome to Year 6T


A bucketful of determination, a scattering of mistakes, a shed load of happiness, heaps of teamwork, a scoop of enthusiasm and a pinch of nerves, mixed in with a lot of friendship and laughter, is what you will find in the Year 6T classroom as we enjoy our final year at Brighton Avenue Primary School.


We will work extremely hard and be faced with a range of challenges yet we will also party hard and enjoy the rewards! Throughout this year, we show our brilliant behaviour and amazing attitudes to ensure that we reach all of our goals and fulfil our potential.


From studying the historical discovery of the Mayans to Battle of Britain, 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 Miss Greaves

w/c 17th July- Leavers Party fun!!

w/c  26.6.23 and 3.07.23 - Year 6 summer fun and leavers' prep!


This week, we have been rehearsing lots for the Year 6 leavers' assembly! Take a look at some of the fun we have been getting up to preparing and making memories with our friends before transition next week!

w/c Artist- Installations


Over the past 2 weeks, we have been working with an artist on making installations (2D to 3D artwork). Our finished artwork is going to be displayed at Bensham Grove community centre! Keep an eye out for updates! 

W/C 13.06.2023- Outdoor Learning


We have had a fantastic start to the week in Y6! The sun was shining whilst we built dens in our very last Muddy Monsters session. Take a look!

w/5 5.6.23- Diversity Day


Wow! What a great few days we have had in Year 6T celebrating diversity day. It was great to see all the different traditional dress and hear about the different cultures!

w/c 22.5.23- Transition updates


Any transition updates from secondary schools will be posted on Weduc! Please keep an eye out for any notifications!

w/c 17.5.23- Pupil of the Week


A huge well done to Chioma for going into the bigger pool during swimming lessons! Also, a huge well done to Iris- you have wowed Mr Burns with your writing, Miss Hall with your leavers' cover and me with your DT work!

w/c 17.5.23- DT- Air Raid Shelters


This week, we have been busy researching, designing, creating and making air raid shelters! We have made sure our shelters are reinforced and strong by creating trusses. Take a look at some of our models!

Week Beginning - 24.04.23 - Speaking and Listening - Varmints

Following on from last week's work on the Varmints, we explored some of the themes that the author is trying to portray through his writing. We split the children into groups and took part in a class debate all about what we felt was right and wrong in terms of the darkness entering the peaceful paradise. The children expressed themselves with confidence, gave their opinions but were also able to listen to others' points of view throughout the debate. Take a look at some of the videos below and you will see what I mean. 

Pupil of the Week - 28.04.23

Congratulations to Ahail and Olivia who are this week's Year 6T Pupils of the Week. Both of these children have knocked our socks off with their efforts towards revision and general work ethic in class. Ahail's maths work has been incredible, applying his knowledge to new situations and never giving up on difficult challenges. Olivia has been outstanding when it comes to her SATs revision. She has always given 100% in everything she does, always striving to achieve her full potential. She is a real role model for the rest of the class. Well done to the 2 of you!

Week Beginning - 17.04.23 - Speaking and Listening - Varmints

This week, Year 6 have begun work on a new hook for writing: Varmints. We began by reading the first few pages and inferring what we think the story might be about. We then moved on to exploring the language used by the author to create a positive image in the reader's head. We generated a wide range of descriptive and engaging vocabulary to create images in the reader's head before constructing some amazing writing. 


Then, we used our speaking and listening skills to portray what it would be like to report back to the group about the darkness that entered the once tranquil setting. The children took to their roles fantastically. Just look at some of the videos below and you will see what we mean!

Varmints - Reaction to the Darkness

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Varmints - Reaction to the Darkness

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Varmints - Reaction to the Darkness

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Varmints - Reaction to the Darkness

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Varmints - Reaction to the Darkness

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Varmints - Reaction to the Darkness

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Pupil of the Week - 21.04.23

Congratulations to Tvesha who is this week's Year 6T Pupil of the Week. Tvesha's English work has really impressed us this week. She was able to apply a wide range of positive vocabulary to describe a setting based on our new hook into writing: Varmints!. Amazing work Tvesha!

w/c 29.3.23- Science- Pulleys and Levers


Today, we have been looking at forces and how a small force can have a greater effect. The children then made their own factories, theme parks and adventure  using a range of pulleys and levers.

w/c 20.3.23- That History Bloke- WW2


Today, we had a great History filled morning learning all about WW2! We had so much fun learning about a Gateshead family who lived during the WW2 times!

w/c 13/3/23- Sport Relief fun


On Friday 17th March, we had lots of fun carrying out Sports Relief activities! From completing circuits in the hall to frisbee golf, we had so much fun and it was great to get our bodies moving and feel the benefits for our mental health too!



w/c 6.3.23- Muddy Monsters- Pizza making and Nature Rangers


Last week, we had Muddy Monsters in school! We had lots of fun making pizzas- they looked so delicious! Then, we had Nature Rangers in school this week! We had so much fun discovering so much about the habitats in our local environment! 

w/c 27.2.23- World Book Day


On Thursday 2nd March, we celebrated World Book Day! We had a very exciting afternoon creating some of our own comic strips, book reviews and characters. We had a reading cafe with some delicious snacks! We also took part in a book swap so we all have some new books to read.

w/c 13.2.23- Art!


This week, we have been really creative and have been looking at space themed art! We have then been recreating our own amazing space themed pieces of work! Take a look at some of our amazing creations below!

w/c 6th February 2023- Gateshead Library


Today, we visited Gateshead Library! We completed some book reviews based on the books we have read! Take a look at the fun we have got up to!

w/c 30.2.23-  Computing- Stop Motion!


We have been having a look at Stop Motion animation this week! We looked at traditional examples of Stop Motion (flip books) before looking at how technological has advanced. We loved creating our own creations using this Stop Motion App! I think we have some animation designers in the future! 

w/c 22.1.23- Science- Solar System


Wow what an amazing afternoon we have had! We have been researching and discovering all about the planets in the Solar System! We have found out many useful and exciting facts such as how long these planets take to orbit around the Sun, how many Moons they have and what their atmosphere is like! Take a look at our amazing artistic representations of the Solar System!

w/c 16th January 2023- English: Mars Curiosity Rover


Over the past 2 weeks, we have been looking at Non-Chronological reports and Explanation texts linking with the amazing book Curiosity, The Story of a Mars Rover! We have used some amazing technical language, a range of adverbials, conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs to make links within and across paragraphs and a range of layout devices, including introductions, labelled diagrams and numbered sections. 


Keep looking back for some of our Extended Writing pieces of work based on this!

w/c 9.1.22- Muddy Monsters


Wow! What a great first day back at school after Christmas and New Year! The children used a range of tools, including bill hooks and knives, to create some amazing carvings using wood. We also had the chance to use our forest school skills to create a range of different forest school creations!

w/c 12th and 19th December- CHRISTMAS: Xmas Cards and Calendars, St George's Church Carol Service and Christmas Parties!


Over the past 2 weeks, we have been getting in the festive spirit making our Christmas cards and calendars, visiting St George's Church for the whole school Carol Service! For our Xmas cards, we had some great ideas and added so much detail. I loved your artistic skills. We also had an AMAZING festive time at our UKS2 Xmas party. Take a look at our Xmas fun below!

w/c 5th December- PE- Netball and Tag Rugby


This half term, we have been developing our swimming skills at Gateshead Leisure Centre. We have also been enjoying learning different passes for Netball, the different positions and shooting skills. We have really enjoying playing some of the different games developing our attacking and defending skills. Also, take a look at some of our tag rugby skills from Autumn 1!

w/c 28th November 2022- Geography- Irvine and Mallory Mystery!


In Geography this half term, we have been looking at mountains. Today, we have been investigating the mystery involving Irvine and Mallory! 


George Mallory and Andrew Irvine were two British mountaineers who, in 1924 with basic equipment and very little supplementary oxygen by modern standards, attempted to climb to the summit of Everest. At 12:50 pm on 8 June 1924, they were seen for the last time by Noel Odell. They were never seen again until the body of Mallory was discovered in 1999. Irvine has never been found. 


Take a look at our Geography work below!

w/c 21st November 2022- Safety Works



w/c 14th November 2022- Scratch: Programming Music


This half term, we have been developing our computing skills and we have been building on our Scratch skills that we have developed in previous units. We have been using a range of Scratch features, including loops, to make a soundtrack. We have been developing our de-bugging skills to make sure the coding works correctly. Take a look at what we have been getting up to!

w/c 14th November 2022- Parliament Week


This week as part of Parliament Week, we learnt about what the role of the UK parliament is and some of the different roles and jobs they have to do. We thought about and presented some different topics that we thought needed changing and reviewing and we presented our ideas to parliament. We ended the session pretending to be in parliament where we presented our views!

w/c 9th November- Remembrance Day


This week, we have been learning about Remembrance Day and what the different colours poppies means. We made our own display to remember some of the soldiers that lost their lives.

w/c 31st October 2022- Robinwood (2nd-4th November 2022)


A daily update will be added onto the Weduc app with Robinwood photos showing all the fun your children have been getting up to whilst on their residential! The photos will be added on an evening, once the children have gone to bed, so please keep checking for updates! 


w/c 31st October 2022- Muddy Monsters


Wow! What great fun we had this morning developing our knot making skills to make some different knots. We then used these skills to make wooden stretchers and even tested them out to see if they were suitable for their purpose! 

wc 17th October- Reading Cafe and Virtual Author


This week, we enjoyed reading some of the new UKS2 books as part of our Year 6 Reading Cafe! We enjoyed creating some of our own reading menus! We also enjoyed taking part in the virtual author session by Robin Stevens, where she discussed one of her new books: The Ministry of Unladylike Activity. We can't wait for some of the reading activites we'll be completing in Autumn 2!

W/c 17th October 2022- World Mental Health Day


World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' lives worldwide.


Today, we watched a PowerPoint in relation to this event. We discussed the scenarios as well as including our own personal experiences and feelings.

w/c 10th October 2022- Gateshead Library


This week Year 6T visited Gateshead Library! We enjoyed the Library BINGO activity as well as choosing our own library book to bring back to school! 

w/c 3rd October- Pupil of the Week


A huge well done to these two Year 6T pupils for their amazing week, not just this week, but in the first 5 weeks of Year 6 at Brighton Avenue! Kinjal- you are a Maths genius! Everything you do is to the highest of standard! And Anya, I am soooo impressed with all of your work. It is all created to the highest of standards! 

w/c 3rd October 2022- Black History Month- October 2022


This week, we have been celebrating Black History Month, where we have been looking at the amazing life of Mae Jemison and everything she has achieved: from being a teacher, doctor to astronaut as part of NASA! She really is an inspiration!


We discussed our prior learning from Year 5 when we looked at slavery and Henry's Freedom Box and how feelings have changed as history has changed, from the feeling of sadness during the times of slavery to the times of happiness and celebration as we celebrate the achievements of people from different religions, cultures and nationalities! 

w/c 26th September- The Rain Player! 


Over the past 3 weeks, we have been reading and looking at The Rain Player by David Wisniewski! We have built up our figurative language skills through writing a range of setting descriptions, battle scenes and conversations between Pik and Chac! We ended the unit by planning and writing our own versions of the story!

w/c 19th September 2022- Maths- Negative Numbers


This week in Maths, Year 6T have been wowing me with their problem solving linked with negative numbers. Take a look at some of the hard work we've been getting up to below!

w/c 12th September 2022- Muddy Monsters- Orienteering


Year 6T had an amazing morning developing their orienteering skills as part of their muddy monsters lesson! We learnt about how to read a map of the forest school area before going on our orienteering hunts!

w/c 5th September 2022- First Week Back and Art Week!


Wow! What a great first week back we've had in Year 6T we have had. It has been great to get to know you all and I can't wait for the year ahead with you all.


We have a Art Week where we have been focusing on Portraits! We have been using a range of different techniques to make mixed-media artwork, including watercolours, photomontages and collages. We have also used carbon copy paper as a technique to transfer patterns from tracing paper onto paper. 


Take a look at some of the amazing pieces of work we have created! They are proudly on display in the school hall.