The Year 6 children had a brilliant time on Wednesday as they headed to the Nissan Car Plant in Sunderland. The workshop explored the exciting world of manufacturing through the use of a Lego production line in which the children set up and built model cars. It also gave the opportunity to see, hear and use some of the tools that Nissan make use of every day in building cars. The children learned a great deal on the day and even met a robot who could draw and write names! The day was a great success with many of the children saying that they would consider a future career in building cars.
A big well done to the mixed Year 5/6 boys team who played at Lobley Hill on Thursday. The boys played four matches in total. They started against Lobley Hill and recorded a dominant 2-0 victory. Next were Washingwell who were beaten in a 1-0 victory for the boys. Riverside followed who grabbed a 1-1 draw by scoring in the last minute. Dunston Hill was the final encounter and the boys battled well to get a 1-0 victory. This left them undefeated and with 10 out of 12 points on the day. Well done!
Five Year 6 children had a great time on Thursday as they went to St Thomas More for a challenge morning in Numeracy and Literacy. In Literacy, they completed activities in poetry and personification. In Numeracy, they completed word and logic problems. This also gave them the opportunity to meet some of the teachers which they really enjoyed. Well done!
The children had a great time in the Year 6 classroom on World Book Day. The Year 6 book was ‘Gangsta Granny’. This book has been adapted into a film so we began by watching a short clip of some acting. We used this as inspiration for our very own role-play. We warmed up first by acting out different ages – baby, toddler, teenager and old person. The children moved about in different ways in order to make it clear which age they were. Following this, the children were given an extract from the book: the moment that Ben discovers his Granny’s emeralds and jewels. The children used the extract and added some of their own dialogue and actions. The children then acted this out and showed it to the rest of the class at the end of the lesson. There were some fantastic performances. Well done!
Year 1 were really lucky this week to have a special P.E. lesson led by our fantastic Year 6 pupils. The Year 6 children are working with Mr Cairns, who is one of our P.E. specialist teachers, to achieve the ‘Playmaker Award’. The award is a course which is designed for use in a variety of education settings and focuses on developing learners leadership skills. As part of their training each of the Playmakers has to lead small games/activities with the younger children.
The virtue of Mary for the month of February is ‘charitable’. The children considered how Mary is charitable towards others; particularly the sick. With this is mind, the children created prayer cards for the sick; drawing an appropriate picture for the front and a prayer for the back. These prayer cards were then put up in the class as a visual reminder of the Year of Mary. We finished by saying a prayer together.
Thank you to all who attended the Year 6 Liturgy based around our theme of Healing. This fitted in with the Sunday Gospel and the February Year of Mary theme of being charitable towards the sick. The children reflected on how lucky we are to get medical help when we need it. This is not the case all around the world where people do not have access to medical supplies or doctors. The children then shared why they are thankful for their health; reflecting on the nice things that they are able to do.
The children read and sang beautifully. Well done Year 6!
The children consolidated their knowledge of writing algebraic expressions by working in pairs and taking part in an activity.
During the lesson, tricky rules were shared with the class to see if we could work them out together. The children created some brilliant one and two step rules which really got everyone thinking!
Well done to the girls football team who took part in the Girls Gateshead U11’s tournament on Thursday. The girls showed tremendous spirit and great sportsmanship in all their games and really enjoyed themselves. Unfortunately they didn’t make it past the group stages but had some good matches.