During the week beginning 3rd April, all year 6 classes visited ‘The Word’ in South Shields to become ‘App Builders’ for the day. We had a great time and created some excellent ‘Apps’ on the subject of ‘Keeping Healthy’. Additionally, we were given a tour of The Word. We were able to look at the books in the library, we visited the ‘Story Lab’ and we watched a 3D printer at work! We also made keyrings which were laser-cut. We had a fantastic day out and are looking forward to putting our skills to use back in school.
On Thursday 30th March year 6 travelled to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire. Although it was a long journey, it was really worth it. We enjoyed walking through the different huts which showed us information about life during World War Two. We particularly liked the Blitz hut and the U-Boat hut. They were noisy and smoky! We also watched a puppet show to experience entertainment in the 1940’s. We had a great day out.
Each group were given a tube of Smarties and they had to create a table/graph of their results and then work out fractions of each colour. They then had to answer questions linked to their results such as, “How many tube of Smarties would I need to buy if I needed 100 orange Smarties? How much would it cost? How many Smarties of each colour would there be if all tubes were identical? How many green Smarties in 20 tubes? How many more red than orange? etc.
The children then had to use Smarties to decorate a fairy cake. After that, they had to use scaling to calculate questions such as, “How many of each colour for 5 identical cakes/10cakes/a class full of cakes/year group/school?”
Year 6 had a very enjoyable and educational visit to Palace Green in Durham to complete our topic of the Ancient Greeks. Whilst there, we were able to hold, draw and identify a range of artefacts from Ancient Greece – some of them were real and some were replicas. We also played an Ancient Greek game, took part in a play and made a clay votive offering.
We discussed what the word ‘home’ means and how it can have many different meanings to different people at different times in their lives. We then thought about what we could see, smell, hear and feel when we thought of home and created a ‘Word House’.
During the story we talked about how the robin would have felt at different points and what type of character he was.
After reading the story we made some Christmas bird cakes to hang from trees to help birds during the winter.
We wore red to school to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’! We also paid £1 for this worthy cause!