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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6! We hope you had a lovely summer.

This term, our whole school topic is "A Tale to Tell ..." and we have lots of exciting things planned. In history, we will be finding out about the Ancient Greeks and in geography, we'll compare Durham with Athens in Greece and Toronto in Canada. We're finding out about the human body in science and exploring the work of Picasso in art. We're going to build mechanisms in DT and explore levers and pulleys.

We will be swimming every Tuesday this term so please come to school wearing your PE kit and don't forget your  swimming kit! You need your water bottle and reading book every day.


We've got lots of exciting things to look forward to! We'll post information on Dojo regularly but if you have any questions, please let us know.


Miss Luke, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Roddam

Year 6 September 2022 - July 2023

Forest sessions

Huge thanks to Helen and the team at Lane 7 Durham. We had a brilliant afternoon bowling! What a lovely end of year treat!

We took part in the Year 6 Leavers' Service at Durham Cathedral.

We visited Wharton Park and took part in an orienteering session with Sue. We had a great day.

Thank you to PC Waddingham and PC Gilhooley from Durham Police for coming into school to speak to Year 6. We discussed our rights and responsibilities, anti-social behaviour, what happens if people break the law and how we can help and support our community.

We're enjoying our Forest School sessions this term.

We're sewing in DT this term. It's harder than it looks but our finished bookmarks are super!

Hoopstarz with Tracey was great fun. Thanks for coming back into school again!

In art this half term, we're using the Dip, Dab, Dob technique to paint with the powders. We're recreating the work of John Constable.

We had an explosive morning with Captain Chemistry! It was great fun!

We enjoyed our Zumba morning with Gemma from Durham SSP. She made us work hard!

We explored the work of Mondrian then created our own work based on his style

Walk and Talk challenged us - we had to think carefully and work as a team to complete Darren's challenges.

We had a super afternoon working with Liz Million. Huge thanks for coming back into school again, Liz!

Well done to our super team who represented Y6 at the Durham Dash!

Thanks to Nikki from the Red Cross for delivering our First Aid training. We learned lots of important skills that could be used to save a life.

We explored Van Gogh's painting, Starry Night, and used wax relief with watercolours to create our own beautiful interpretations

We're completing Walk and Talk with Darren from Durham SSP. Thanks to Invictus Athlete, Alex Dewar, for coming in to share his inspiring story.

The best part of SATs week was ... ... our pizza and ice cream party on Friday afternoon! Well done everyone!

We took part in a Teambuilding Challenge with Darren from Durham SSP. It was great fun and the activities were harder than they looked!

We didn't let the rain spoil our Coronation Celebration! We had a classroom picnic and lots of indoor fun!

We entered Belmont Parish Council artwork competition and created beautiful portraits of King Charles III

We took part in an intraschool competition with Caitlin from Durham SSP. She taught us how to play "Scatterball" and we had great fun!

We had a fantastic time during our residential at Derwent Hill in Keswick!

In DT, we followed Gino D'Acampo's recipe to make our own pizzas - they were delicious!

Many thanks to Susan from Tesco Durham for sending us some ice lollies!

We took part in Durham SSP's live PE lesson with Leanne. It was great fun!

In art, we used the watercolours to create portraits of King Charles III

We enjoyed baking with Mrs White!

We enjoyed playtime in the snow!

Can you guess our World Book Day characters?

In gymnastics, we worked in groups to create more complex balances. This was not as easy as it looked and we had to really trust the other members of our team to keep us all safe.

We put our measuring skills to good use in maths and calculated the radius, diameter and circumference of different circular objects. It was harder than it looked!

BigFoot arts came into school on Safer Internet day and reminded us why we need to make sensible decisions to keep ourselves safe every time we go online

We worked with Meghan from Chartwells and found out more about "sweet swaps." We made chocolate chick-pea hummus which is a healthier alternative to chocolate spread.

We found out about volcanoes then re-created different volcanic eruptions

We developed our gymnastics sequences and used the apparatus so we could work on different levels

During Unplugged Coding Day, we tried to complete a task without the instructions. It didn't work. We then tried the same task with the instructions to see the impact algorithms have when we carry out tasks

We took part in a Prayer Space Workshop with Durham Emmanuel Church

We played Spelling Relay! We worked together in teams to try to remember the tricky Y6 key words!

Mrs Davie from Durham SSP worked with us in PE this term. We worked in pairs to create gymnastic sequences containing different balances, jumps and rolls.

Our Christmas Party was great fun! Merry Christmas from Year 6!

We performed our fabulous ukulele concert for everyone in school.

We all enjoyed our Christmas Lunch - thank you to our kitchen team for their hard work!

We took part in a beautiful Christingle Service to raise money for the Children's Society

In history, we found out about Ancient Egyptian beliefs. We researched their Gods and found out that they had over 2000 Gods, each with a different role!

We evaluated our Children's Anti Bullying Policy to make sure it was still appropriate and meets the needs of our school

We wore odd socks to reflect our individuality during Anti Bullying Week

We created Bully-Proof Vests, adding features that could be used to help people if they experience bullying behaviour.

During Anti-Bullying week, we evaluated our Children's Anti Bullying Policy and made sure that it was still appropriate for our school.

In music, we've started our next block of ukulele lessons. We can already play lots of chords!

In history, we explored sources of evidence to find out about the Ancient Egyptians