Year 6

Miss Goldsmith, Mrs Donkin and Mrs Plant.

Hello and welcome to class 6!

We know that year 6 will be a year full of challenge and excitement – in fact we think it’s going to be the best year ever! There are 27 children in our class. Our teacher is called Miss Goldsmith and Mrs Donkin is our teaching assistant.

There is so much we love to do. Some of us are great sportsmen and women and some are fantastic artists; we have quite a few mathematicians, a handful of future computer programmers and even a few budding authors! Whatever our talents, we love to share them with each other and help our friends learn and excel! We can’t wait to see what the year brings!

 

Anti-Bullying Week

This week it is National Anti-Bullying Week 2017. It is so important that we all know what bullying is and how to stamp it out!
Our school has been taking part in lots of different activities this week including: odd sock day, designing anti-bullying posters (for the Sunderland City Competition) , re-writing our anti-bullying policy and of course learning all about different types of bullying and how to help prevent them.
In our school we have lots of techniques to help us prevent bullying: We have prefects supervising the toilets, buddies on the school yard looking for a friend in need, an anti-bullying team who meet regularly and worry boxes – to name just a few!

Our school took part in National odd sock day this week; on Tuesday we wore odd socks (of course) to show that everyone is different and everyone is equal. All of our socks were different but they all kept our feet warm and toasty just the same.

We think that it would be very boring if everyone looked the same and thought the same in our school.
Everyone in the world we share has different talents, beliefs, thoughts and abilities and you should never be rude to people about their ideas or force your beliefs upon someone else. It’s good to talk and learn from one another. Diversity makes the world a more interesting place.

In 6LG, we enjoy discussing diversity and equality – we have been learning just how diverse and amazing our world actually is.
On Thursday this week, we made an anti-bullying video based on diversity with Jane Adamson to show everything we have been discussing and learning. It will soon be posted on our website so we hope you check it out.

Our school is currently in the process of renewing our Anti-bullying Charter mark.

What is a biography?

6LG have been learning about biographies in Literacy. We read the biographies of many famous people including Roald Dahl and Usain Bolt. We then wrote the biography of Andy Warhol who we have been learning about in History and Art.

Remembrance Day

Thank you to everyone who supported the Royal British Legion this week by buying poppies, badges and wristbands. A big thanks also goes to the children who attended and took part in the remembrance service at St Michael’s church on Sunday; you represented our school so well.

SafetyWorks!

Year 6 visited SafetyWorks in Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon this week.
SafetyWorks is an innovative, interactive centre which enables children to experience a range of safety scenarios in impressive, true-to-life settings. The centre is amazing; it has its own police station, A & E room and even a replica of the metro inside.
During the visit, pupils took part in activities to learn how to keep themselves safe in various situations. They learned all about keeping safe on the roads, staying safe at home if there was a house fire and dealing with peer pressure to make the correct personal choices.

LAF team visit

The LAF team visited our school today. They brought their ‘Smoothie Bike’ with them. Some of our children had great fun blending a smoothie by riding the bike and they even got to taste it afterwards. It was delicious! The LAF team will continue to work across the school throughout the coming year promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Adaptation

6LG have been learning about how animals can adapt to live in their environment. We researched animal adaptations, created power points and then presented our findings to the class. We enjoyed learning from each other.

Sportshall Athletics

In P.E. this half-term, years 5 and 6 have been learning to do the various events in what is known as Sportshall Athletics. This topic is split into track and field and encompasses standing triple jump, chest push, speed bounce and many others. Some children were then...

Survival of the fittest!

Year 6 have been learning about how plants and animals need to adapt to survive in their environment. Class 6LG were fascinated to find out about some of the amazing adaptations creatures have developed in order to thrive in their habitat.

The Bible Comes Alive

Year 6 visited Easington Lane Independent Methodist Church today for a special lesson called ‘The Bible Comes Alive’ The session was all about promises made by God to people in the Bible. The children had a great time chatting with Bible characters and learned a lot. Thanks to everyone involved.

Read All About It!

Class 6LG have been writing newspaper reports about the 1969 moon landing. Some of our class even tried writing as a tabloid journalist.

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