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Class of 2018-2019

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Hello and welcome to our Year 6 page. We are looking forward to a fun and fantastic year where we will create lots of wonderful memories. This year we are covering the topics of World War II, Crime and Punishment and Mighty Mountains (please see below for our Autumn Term Topic Plan).

Wartime Rationing - Making Biscuits Following a Wartime Recipe December 2018

As part of our work on rationing, we studied how much a family would have as rations for the week.  We then made some honey biscuits, following a wartime recipe.  We worked together and helped one another when weighing out the ingredients and rolling out the dough.  The biscuits were delicious and we were very pleased with how they tasted as we didn't expect them to be so tasty!

Aladdin Trouble December 2018

Pupils in Key Stage 2 performed 'Aladdin in Trouble' for the Christmas Performance.  Many, many laughs were had and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Aladdin was looking for his true love and although he faced a few misadventures along the way (mainly due to Abanazaar) he eventually found his way to Jasmine and they lived happily ever after.   A huge well done is certainly needed to everyone involved.  We are all very proud of every single one of you!  

Please click on the links below to see photos and clips of our performances.

Children in Need SWAG assembly November 2018

Our SWAG group presented the Children in Need assembly and they did a fabulous job!  Not only did they create their own PowerPoint presentation but they organised a fashion show for each class (with stickers for the best dressed) and gave each teacher different examples of work that they could do with their class.  Well done SWAG!

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Making Decorations to Sell at the Christmas Fair November 2018

We had the opportunity to work with Brian again, who designed and made wooden Christmas decorations for us to paint and decorate.  We had a choice of decorating a bell, an angel, a Christmas tree or a star.  We have to say, we are very impressed with what we have produced! 

Finchale's Remembrance Service - November 2018

As part of our service of remembrance, Year 6 pupils shared work they have been focussing on over the last two weeks.  They looked at the poem, 'In Flanders Fields' and looked at how the poem made them feel.  They also discussed the imagery in the poem and produced some excellent and thoughtful pieces of work.  From this, pupils then produced their own message and poem by considering the words in the poem that meant the most to them.  They are very proud of the work they have produced and now feel that they have a greater understanding of the how the events of war have an impact on everyone.  After the service, our visitors from the local area stayed with us for lunch and our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to talk to them to find out what it was like to live during times of war.

Please also see the link below for photographs of our Remembrance Day service.

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Painting Poppies for our Remembrance Garden

We were so fortunate to be able to paint metal poppies for our Remembrance garden.  This work helped us to understand the importance of poppies and what they represent.  Brian created around 30 individual poppies and we all painted our own individual poppy.  We had to persevere and work very carefully.  Please visit our memorial garden to see how wonderful the poppies are.  

Please click on the link below and scroll down the page to see photos of our work.

Spooky Maths Day, 31/10/18

Spooky Maths Day, 31/10/18 1 Look at our fantastic costumes
Spooky Maths Day, 31/10/18 2 Class Winner - Sophie, Runner Up - Oli
We have been carrying out investigations, looking at puzzles and tackling clues to solve "The Mystery of The Halloween Costume". Isabelle created her own puzzle and brought it in for the class to complete. We enjoyed sudoku and ended the day creating our own puzzles.

Singing Day at Framwellgate School Durham (FSD) October 2018

Year 6 had a great time visiting one of our local secondary schools where we learned how to sing in harmony and sang along to music from 'The Greatest Showman'.  We also had the opportunity to meet some of the staff from FSD and to talk to pupils from some of the other local primary schools.

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World War II Art October 2018

We have been studying the different planes from World War II and, using the grid technique, we have been copying them to scale.  Some of our work is on display in our corridor. Come and take a look!

Homework - World War II Cookies October 2018.

One of our homework tasks was to study and produce some work on a topic of our choice on World War II.  Some of us created posters, replica weaponry, Anderson shelters, planes and even food, following recipes from the time of rationing.  

European Day of Languages September 2018

As part of our work on European Day of Languages, we created leaflets for potential visitors to France.  We included details about places of interest, food, the history of France and useful French phrases.  This helped us to have a greater understanding of the country as a whole.  We also worked with Mrs Hamill, one of our Governors, and performed a song in assembly at the end of the day.

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