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Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to our final term in Year 6! Time is flying by!

This term, our whole school topic is "Voyage of Discovery" and we have lots of exciting things planned. We'll find out about the history of the British Monarchy and we'll explore the geographical features of some Commonwealth countries, comparing them with the UK. We'll celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III too.

We will be doing PE every Thursday during Term 3a then every Friday during Term 3b so please come to school wearing your school PE kit (red t shirt, red jumper, black or navy blue tracksuit bottoms/leggings and trainers).

Homework will be sent home every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Reading books must be returned every day as we will need them in class.

We'll do lots of work around transition in PSHE this term and we'll be working with the Secondary Schools to make sure you are ready for your exciting new starts in September.


We've got lots of exciting things to look forward to during your final term at St Hild's!

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Miss Luke

Mrs Sheahan and Mrs Roddam

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 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

We applied our mapwork skills to create our own maps of our school grounds

We took part in the SSP Live PE lesson with Leanne - it was great fun!

We enjoyed our willow weaving workshop. We worked hard and made lots of leaves for our school tree.

Tesco very kindly donated some items for our MacMillan Coffee Afternoon so we popped round to collect them. We linked this to our geography topic and carried out a field study while we were out.

We held our School Council Elections. Well done to all four candidates - your speeches were excellent and the final result was very close!

In Computing, we learned about collaborative tasks. First we used paper to create a shared piece of artwork then we created a shared online document on the Chromebooks and shared artwork on the iPads. It wasn't as easy as we thought!

We tested our word class knowledge in English and held a competition to see who could create the most imaginative (and grammatically accurate) sentence

We learned more about living in a democracy in PSHE and we thought about the characteristics we are looking for in our new class councillors.

In geography, we looked at different maps of our local area. We couldn't believe how many features we found!

In Science, we explored the role of the circulatory system. We created blood, using household items to represent each component.

We're using sketching pencils to create different shading effects in art this term

We're working with Mrs Hughes from DMS again this year. First, we're exploring percussion instruments and trying to keep a steady beat.

In Computing, we found out how data is transferred over the internet. Coincidentally, we had problems using TTRS this morning and now we know why this happened!

This year, we voted Sophie Anderson as our Y6 class author