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Year 6 - Miss mCLOUGHLIN

Dates For Your Diary 

  • Our P.E. Day is a Friday (afternoon). Remember to remove earrings and have a bobble for long hair. You can come to school in your P.E. kit but remember that plain joggers would be best. 
  • French Day is on Thursday 22nd June
  • Southmoor Transition Days on are Tuesday 27th June and Wednesday 28th June.  This follows on from a Parent Open Evening on Monday 26th June.  Letters from Southmoor have already been sent home with the children about this.
  • Health Week is From Monday 26th June until Friday 30th JUne, with KS2 Sports Day on the afternoon of Thursday 29th June
  • Year 6 are taking part in Sunderland Sings at the Sunderland Empire on Tuesday 4th July.  A letter giving details about this will be sent home nearer the time.
  • Year 6 Leaver's Lunch is on Monday 17th July.  A letter will be sent home about this nearer the time.
  • There will be a very special Leaver's Assembly on Monday 17th July at 2.15pm.  A letter will be sent home about this nearer the time.  


BT Legends Online Assembly 

Over the year, the children have taken part in online safety assemblies with BT Legends.  Lots of schools take part in the assemblies at the same time.  The assemblies have taught the children how to remain safe online and what they can do if they experience problems.  This final assembly was to help the children with their transition to Year 7 and to remind them how to safe online when at a new school.

The Big Sing

The children took part in The Big Sing at the Sunderland Empire alongside lots of other Sunderland schools.  In school, the children practised the songs which were originally performed by performers from different countries.  The children also took part in a workshop in school, where they practised the songs with one of the singers from the event.  The children had a great time and enjoyed singing and dancing to the songs.



Health Week

The children took part in our annual Health Week.  The children completed a Boot Camp session, where they had to complete a course as fast as they could.  This involved them jumping over hurdles, running and crawling under cargo netting.  They also complete a range of races as part of sport's day, where they tried to earn as many points for their team.  



Cooking in Maths

The children have been completing a unit of work in Maths which involved learning about profit and loss, cost of an individual item compared to buying in bulk and ingredients for a product.  The children had the opportunity to make a product - chocolate chip cookies - and this gave them to use their skills of weighing and measuring as well as cooking. They also had a net of food packet and designed the packaging for the cookie.  The children really enjoyed cooking, but enjoyed eating the delicious cookies more.



Living Things and Their Habitats

As part of their Science lessons, the children have been learning about micro-organisms and vertebrates and invertebrates.  The children used the school grounds to investigate which type of living things were living on the field and the yard.  They recorded what they found and had to decide if the living things were  invertebrates or  vertebrates.  The children discovered that there were more invertebrates living in the school grounds.  The children then considered if this would be the same if we explored other habitats.  The children loved taking their science lesson out of the classroom and into the outside, especially on a lovely sunny day.

World War 2 Day

In Spring 1, the children learned about the Second World War.  They learned about what caused the war;  which countries were involved in the war and who were the leaders at the time.  They discovered why children were evacuated and what it was like to be an evacuee.  They learned about the role of women in the war and about the Blitz.  They discovered what the Battle of Britain was and why rationing was needed.  The children's class novel was 'When the Sky Falls' by Phil Earle, which was set in London during the war and had the unlikely character of a gorilla called Adonis in it.  The children really enjoyed this unit of work and so to celebrate it we held a special WW2 Day.  The children were invited to come to school dressed as evacuees and during the day they completed a range of activities.  These included making a model of an Anderson Shelter; making a evacuee label and an identity card; decoding and writing messages using Morse Code; designing their own propaganda poster and tasting some WW2 food.  The food included Spam sandwiches, a pickle and carrot sandwich filling and a dessert made from condensed milk and grated apple.  The children really enjoyed tasting the food and had a great day.

Internet Safety Day 

The children took part in a special internet safety assembly as part of Internet Safety Day.  The children watched an online assembly along with hundreds of other primary schools around the country.  The children learned about how to keep safe when using the internet and what they should and shouldn't do when they are online.  The children enjoyed the assembly and later in their Computing lesson, they thought more about the type of information they should and shouldn't be sharing with others when they are online and using social media.


Magical Maths 

Every 2 weeks, the whole school take part in an activity, on a Friday, called Magical Maths.  The whole school have the same Maths challenge or puzzle to solve, but the different year groups solve this is in different ways.  The younger children may complete the activity as a whole class activity, while the Year 6 children may work in pairs or complete the task independently.  The children enjoy trying to solve the puzzle or challenge in a logical way and often through trial and error - they use an incorrect answer to help them find the correct answer.  We have completed challenges such as: Eggs in Baskets, Hands and Feet and Robot Monsters.