Year 6 – Mrs Harrison & Mrs Wilson

Welcome to Year 6

Our Class Work

Animals including humans. 

Within our Science topic this term we have been learning all about how our body works. We have looked at the heart and circulatory system. We thought it would be interesting to look at a real heart so we could get a better idea about the size and shape. We dissected real pig’s hearts. We examined the valves and the chambers of the heart. It was very interesting!

Open Afternoon

We had such a great turn-out of parents in year 5/6 yesterday. It was a pleasure to show you all our creative Victorian inventions!

Hockey

This term we have been learning to perfect our attacking and defending skills in the ‘Wide Attack’ game using hockey equipment.

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 29. Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

 

Drumming

We enjoyed creating beats and rhythms using the djembe drums today!

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 31- Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

Sewing

Lady Jane Gray is an inspirational artist and she stimulated us to create our own fabric designs. We combined her style with the WW1 centenary week too.

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 29. Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

 

Safety Carousel

Today, we had an engaging day at the ‘Safety Carousel’ with a variety of different services including: RNLI, Police, Fire Service, Northern Power Grid & School Crossing Patrol.

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 5: Your family has the responsibility to help you learn to exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.

Wear It Pink Day!

It was our responsibility to manage the ‘Wear It Pink’ day in aid of breast cancer. We made and sold our own cakes and biscuits throughout the afternoon. The tombola was a particular success! Altogether, we raised over £650! Thank you for your donations.

UNICEF Rights of the Child- You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

 

Transition Day at Whitworth Park

Today, we had our first of many transition days at Whitworth Park. We enjoyed taking part in science, history and art lessons throughout the day. It was exciting to meet new friends from other schools too!

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 3: The best interest of the child must be top priority in all decisions and actions which affect children.

 

Poetry Workshop

It was great to meet Tony Gadd during our poetry workshop at Spennymoor Town Hall. We were privileged to sit in the committee chamber to write our poems. Norman Cornish’s gallery gave us lots of creative ideas for our poems!

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 31- Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

Practical Maths

We have been learning to understand exchange when adding and subtracting using a variety of representations. We persisted through the challenges and showed great resilience when we eventually solved the problems. Who knew using place value counters could be so fun?

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 29. Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

 

Victorian Dragon’s Den

To conclude our learning about inventions over time, we created our own inventions to improve the lives of traditional Victorians. We pitched our ideas to the ‘Victorian Dragons’, who began a bidding war for some ideas!

UNICEF Rights of the Child- Article 29. Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.