Roman's for a Day!
On Tuesday 4th December Year 6 welcomed George Blair from Newcastle Castle outreach team to school to lead a Roman workshop day.
This was a fantastic end of our topic work on Romans and it gave the children an opportunity to experience life as a Roman soldier, eat Roman food and learn more about daily life as a Roman.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and especially loved the part of the day where they could get dressed as a Roman warrior. Mrs Robinson also got in on the fun, as you can see from the pictures!
This term we are focusing on gymnastics and we have started by learning to balance.
This week we have been working in groups where children practised and performed some tricky balances.
As part of anti bullying week we had a visit from the police who talked to us about different types of bullying, internet safety and terrorism.
In our first session we learnt about the different types of bullying and was effects it can have on people. We watched a video which showed us lots of famous celebrities and how they got bullied when they were at school, but because they talked to someone and told them how they were feeling they could get on with their lives.
We then met Tori who talked to us about Internet Safety , she gave us a lot of good information including bit to share passwords with other people, keep all of our information safe and be careful who we talk to on the internet because sometimes everyone is not always who they say they are.
Finally, our last session was with Sarah who talked to us about what hate crime and terrorism are. She explained that we are all different; we all can have different religious beliefs, we can be of a different gender, we can have a different sexual orientation and we can look different to others, but none of these are reasons to bully anyone else.
Everyone enjoyed these sessions and learnt a lot from the three police officers.
By Jack Atkinson and Cameron Smith
I would like to say a huge well done to the class for their excellent class assembly. They showed maturity, commitment and a great deal of respect during rehearsals and the final performance.
I would also like to thank all the parents and families who came along to support their children, it was lovely to see you all.
We have been spending a lot of time reflecting on life in the trenches during the war and the children have been writing letters from soldiers to their families back home.
All children in the school have been making poppies which will be displayed in the school hall later this week.
Here are a few that 6R have made.
Spooky goings on...
Tuesday 30th October was our Halloween disco. The children all appeared to enjoy themselves and there were certainly some scary costumes dancing in the hall!!
Here are a couple of children from our class enjoying the music.
Welcome back after half term
A few reminders - children will no longer be swimming on a Wednesday, so will not need their swimming kits in school. They will resume lessons after Christmas.
Our class assembly will take place on Thursday 8th November at 9.10 am. we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. I would ask that all children wear a school jumper of cardigan on this day and every child should also have a poppy, which they can buy from school during break and lunchtimes.
Destination Judo - Wednesday 10th October
The children had a fantastic time taking part in the Judo workshop.
All children behaved exceptionally well and left the session with a leaflet entitling them to a free Judo session.
Times tables are very important to children, to help them access all areas of the maths curriculum fully.
We have a times tables ladder in class and we will be testing children on their times tables every week. We hope they will climb the ladder to success and be able to quickly recall their tables when asked.
Fantastic news...6R won this week's Key Stage 2 attendance trophy for having the highest percentage attendance!
Keep it up!
Work to BEE proud of!
We have created a new display board in class.
This is a board where children who have completed excellent work in class, can get the opportunity to get their work displayed and shared with others.
Children should always strive to give their best at all times and aim to have their work displayed for others to see.
17th September 2018 Silhouette Artwork
Children have created some fantastic silhouette artwork this week using the theme of our class novel, Room 13.
We talked about shading and graduating colour for the background of the art. Children used chalks to help them create the effect of colours blending into each other.
They then used black paper to cut out shapes such as gravestones, bats and trees, all of which they thought would be found in graveyards in Whitby, the setting for our book.
Quick Reminders - 11th September 2018
PE takes place every Friday, so children should make sure they have both their indoor and outdoor PE Kits in school, ready for lessons.
Swimming will take place on a Wednesday afternoon up until October half term. After half term, children will do Science lessons, with a specialist Science teacher.
Reading books should be brought into school everyday, and it is expected that children will read at least 3 times per week. Reading books should not be kept at home but in the child's bag or folder.
Homework will be handed out every Tuesday and should be returned the following Tuesday. Children will have the opportunity to work with our class Teaching Assistant, Mrs. Winward on a lunchtime if they are unsure of any work, but the homework will always be linked to what has been learned in class so children should be able to complete it independently.
Monday 10th September
Today we held our elections and children voted for who they would like to represent our class on the Student Council and as our Eco warriors.
I am pleased to announce our Student Council representatives are Lewis Gorton and Lexi Campbell and our Eco Warriors are Cameron Smith and Ellie Short.
I would firstly like to introduce myself as 6R's new teacher.
I am really looking forward to working with the class and help them get prepared for their SATS.
The children have already come back to school eager and keen to learn and I hope this continues.
Our class novel this half term is Room 13, which focuses on Fliss and her friends going on a school trip to The Crow's Nest Hotel in Whitby.
As part of our studies, we will use this book to help us write descriptions, recounts, diary entries and newspaper articles.
Our topic for this term is Romans, which will result in children making a moving chariot. I can't wait to see the final designs.
Our class assembly is on Thursday 8th November, but I will send you further details nearer the time.