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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Our final topic in Year 6 is "Extreme Earth". We'll find out about different places all around the world and compare them with Durham. We'll also find out about the damage people are causing to our wonderful planet and think about how we can stop it.

 

We will be doing PE on a Friday during Term 3a then we'll be doing multiskills on a Thursday with AE Coaching during Term 3b so please come to school wearing your full PE kit ready for PE every week. 

 

We'll continue to share the information we receive from the Secondary Schools with you and we'll be completing our transition programme in PSHE throughout the term so we are all ready for September.

 

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes

 

Miss Luke

Mrs Dart and Mrs Roddam

We enjoyed our Archery lesson with Coach Gareth from Sports Cool

SATs are over! We enjoyed our party!

We used the watercolours to complete our Queen Elizabeth II portraits for Belmont Parish Council's art competition

We're learning to play the ukulele with Mrs Hughes from Durham Music Service

We had fun during our Dojo treat!!!

We had some fantastic entries for our Decorated Egg competition - well done to everyone who took part

We had a brilliant day at Moor House OAA Activity Centre

We had a sleepover in school! It was brilliant - we even played an epic game of hide and seek!

PC Claire brought Jet and Ben in to remind us all about Stranger Danger

We became journalists in history and created newspaper reports about "Bede's Mist" which saved Durham City from attack during WWII

In RE, we matched the paintings and artwork to the Stations of the Cross to sequence the events of Holy Week

We really enjoyed our New Age Kurling lesson with Gareth from Sports Cool. We may have some future Winter Olympic stars in Year 6!

We worked with Lydia from BigFoot Arts on Safer Internet Day. We talked about the impact our behaviour online can have on other people and how this can be helpful or harmful.

Our theme for safer internet day was "All Fun and Games" and we thought about the advice we could give to people to help them stay happy and safe while they are gaming.

As part of our Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance, we have been designing an animal that is suited to its environment.

The theme for Mental Health week is "Growing Together" and we thought about how much we've grown already this year and how much more we can achieve before we leave St Hild's in July.

During School Safety Week, we had a "Dog Smart" workshop with the Dog's Trust.

In gymnastics this term, we're working with Mrs Davie from Durham SSP. We're developing balances to create a routine using the large equipment.

Zumba with Gemma from Durham SSP was great fun. We were exhausted by the end of the session!

During "Unplugged Coding" Day, we created algorithms to make different shapes and balances - we quickly realised how specific we needed to be!

Merry Christmas from Year 6!

Wow! Look who popped into Year 6 today!

We took part in a Christmas draw-along with Liz Million. Thanks again, Liz!

We used the toolkit in DT to make some wooden Christmas decorations.

We enjoyed completing a Christmas Fun Run with Durham SSP! They even brought the snow!

We took part in lots of Christmas craft activities.

We enjoyed our Christmas lunch!

We took part in a Christingle service and raised money for Save the Children

We took inspiration from the artist, Ellsworth Kelly and created our own geometric artwork.

We've found out lots of interesting information about St Hild during our "Shine Bright" topic.

Durham University Politics students came into school with Professor Millican. We really enjoyed their presentations. Thank you all for coming to work with us!

We listened to an interesting Eco presentation from one of our Class Eco Councillors. Well done!

We enjoyed a Tri Golf lesson with Sports Cool.

Our whole school focus during Interfaith week was prayer. In Year 6, we found out about the importance of prayer in Islam.

During Maths Day, we took inspiration from the artist Ellsworth Kelly and created our own artwork using geometric shapes.

During Maths Day, Mr Grant set us a challenge. We had to solve riddles to find the clues. Luckily, we managed to find the prize after completing the tricky maths tasks!

We played a handball tournament in PE. The scores were very close and it was really competitive!

The theme of Road Safety Week this year is Road Safety Heroes. We have been considering the different types of people who are Road Safety Heroes and thinking about how we can all play a part in making journeys safer for everyone.

We worked with Aaron from AE Coaching in PE this half term. We've played lots of different games and developed our attacking and defending skills.

Our RE topic is called, "What does it mean if God is holy and loving?" We created artwork to reflect our ideas.

During Great Big Green Week, we wrote letters to the Prime Minister, explaining how we feel that something needs to be done to combat plastic pollution. We received a reply from his Communications Officer!

We enjoyed Harvest Festival. Thank you to everyone for your kind food donations for Durham Food Bank.

We learned some simple sign language during Deaf Awareness Week

We celebrated our own individual creativity on Dot Day. We all started with one dot ... look how unique each piece of artwork is!

In RE, we explored the Big Story of the Bible before creating our own version of the Incarnation panel

We held our School Council Elections. Well done to all four of our candidates for delivering such passionate speeches. Congratulations to our two elected Councillors.

Throughout Term 1a, we worked with Mrs Hughes from Durham Music Services every week. We learned songs and used the instruments to create our own tunes, thinking carefully about the beat, tempo and rhythm.

Welcome to Year 6!

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