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Year 5/6 Page: 2022-2023

Survival Day


Year 5/6 took part in a Mountain Survival Day today! They were tasked with a series of challenges including tent building, map reading, obstacle courses and other team building tasks. These tasks required teamwork & communication - skills which Year 5/6 have by the plenty! Well done for the amazing work Year 5/6!

Sharing DT Projects


Year 5/6 designed their pop-up books for their target audience - Reception! They were able to test their projects' effectiveness in a fun way by sharing their stories with their Reception friends. They all agreed their target audience were satisfied and their product was fit for purpose. Well done Year 5/6!

Hydrogen Homes


Some children from KS2 have had a visit to Hydrogen Homes in Low Thornley. This is part of our climate change challenge to reduce our carbon footprint as a school. The visit was very interesting and the children were able to learn about the benefits of using Hydrogen, as well as getting to see new, innovative appliances which run on Hydrogen. The group were very well engaged, asking interesting questions to deepen their understanding. The homes had working appliances and were fully functioning. They ended the afternoon by designing a poster about climate change and will present these in a whole school assembly next Monday. 

Reading Challenge Reward


As a reward for completing the Reading Challenge, Year 5/6 and Year 1/2 joined together to share stories and some delicious hot chocolate and biscuits. They all had a very fun afternoon making new friends!

Gateshead Archives


Last week Year 5/6 visited Gateshead Archives to explore the wide range of primary resources relating to the Industrial Revolution. They studied maps, diary entries, artefacts and many other resources to help them answer our enquiry question 'How did the Industrial Revolution impact Gateshead and Newcastle?'

Nissan Visit


Today Year 5/6 visited the Nissan factory in Sunderland. They learned all about the Nissan, how it was created, and it's Japanese heritage. They were then taught about the manufacturer's method of creating cars and were provided with an opportunity to create their own Lego cars using a similar method. The children also had an opportunity to work on their ability to use tools and developing the dexterity needed to create the cars. Year 5/6 also met a robot that wrote two lucky children's names! Super work Year 5/6!

Nissan Trip

Today the Playground Buddies went to Gateshead Leisure Centre to take part in playground training.  They learnt lots of new activities that they can share with other children at play times.

They all had a fantastic time and were an absolute to the school.

Playground Buddies

Christmas Jumper Day


Today Year 5/6 came dressed in their Christmas jumpers - don't they look festive!

Advent Survival Afternoon


Year 5/6 had the opportunity to take part in an Advent Survival Afternoon. They were very prayerful and thought about the purpose of Advent. They discussed ways in which they prepare for the coming of Jesus and Christmas time. The afternoon was calm, thought provoking and a time to reflect on their own lives. They ended a cold outdoor activity by lighting fires and making s'mores. Well done Year 5/6!