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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6


Our final whole school topic this year is "One Moment in Time" and we have lots of exciting things planned. In history, we will be finding out about WWII, particularly what life was like for those people in our local area who stayed in the UK during the war. In geography, we'll find out why children were evacuated to particular areas of the UK and how the geography of the UK has changed since WWII ended. We're finding out about electricity in science and exploring the work of printer Abram Games in art - he created over 100 propaganda posters during WWII! We're also going to create our own wartime rationing recipes in DT.

We have PE every Monday this term so please come to school wearing your PE kit every week. You need your water bottle and reading book every day.


We've got a busy term ahead of us with 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 and Mrs Roddam

Barrie invited Year 6 to take part in his two virtual Punctuation Shows. We got a shout out and two prizes!!! Thanks for inviting us, Barrie.

We took part in a very tense GPS quiz. All teams scored lots of points and we tried hard to remember the grammatical terminology we've learned throughout school.

To end the term and celebrate the work we've completed on mining in our local area, we held our very own St Hild's Miners' Gala.

We worked with Oases and planted over 90 native trees within our school grounds. Thanks to Hannah and Rachel for helping us! We had a great day!

At Easter, we took part in a "egg jarping" competition!

In DT, we used different materials to construct our own Miner's Davey Lamps. They look fab! We displayed them during our end of term Miners' Gala Parade.

We had a brilliant day at Ushaw College. We made our own stained glass windows and built arches to house them. Thanks to Megan for inviting us!

Happy Mother's Day - look at our beautiful cards for our special people!

We took part in the County Durham Peace Cranes Project. Our cranes will be displayed in Durham City Centre then they'll be sent to Hiroshima in Japan!

We explored distance and perspective in artwork then created our own beautiful drawings, applying these techniques carefully.

In maths, we investigated the properties of circles.

Look at our fabulous World Book Day costumes!

In geography, we found out how architects adapt buildings to withstand earthquakes. We built our own models using these techniques with mixed success!

In art this term, we explored "Tiger in a Tropical Storm" by Henri Rousseau and used collage techniques to create our own contrasting artwork.

Merry Christmas from Year 6!

We took part in a live PE lesson with Durham SSP and LK Health and Wellbeing

We took part in a Christingle Service with Father John.

In DT, we explored mechanisms then made our own items which feature levers and pulleys.

During Advent, we are thinking about the values, peace and kindness. We created a class Peace Chain for the Picture News challenge. It measures 3.15m and contains messages explaining how we can spread peace.

We had a brilliant "snowy" playtime - it was great fun!

During Interfaith Week, we learned more about lots of different faiths then we made peace bracelets to remind ourselves of the importance of peaceful behaviour.

Durham NHS Trust Charity asked if we could make some Christmas cards for patients who will be in hospital over Christmas. We showed kindness and compassion and some people even volunteered to stay inside at lunchtime to make extra cards!

We took part in "Speak Out, Stay Safe" with the NSPCC - "We all have the right to speak out and stay safe."

To celebrate our individuality, we wore odd socks during Anti Bullying week to remind ourselves that we are all unique and we all Shine Bright!

During Anti-Bullying week, we designed and made "Bully-Proof Vests" - these garments contain lots of handy features to prevent bullying and support people who experience this unwanted behaviour.

In RE, we thought about what God might look like. We used the watercolour paints to create our own artwork to reflect our ideas.

A film crew came into school during UK Parliament Week. They filmed our lesson and interviewed us. It was very exciting!

Green Watch from Durham Fire and Rescue came into school to remind us about the importance of staying safe when we are near fireworks or bonfires.

Year 5 and Year 6 entered Durham SSP's Autumn Athletics Competition

We used the letters in the word "Harvest" to share important messages during Harvest Festival.

We held elections to identify our Class Councillors. Well done to all of our candidates.

We took part in a food tasting workshop with Chartwells. We tried foods from around the world and thought about healthy swaps we can make to improve our diet.

We're learning to play chords on the ukulele with Mrs Parker from DMS in music

In art, we explored the work of Picasso then experimented with the sketching pencils to create our own cubist artwork

Year 6 hosted a coffee afternoon to raise money for MacMillan cancer support - thanks to everyone who came along

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!