Educate and Celebrate Assembly (Sept 2016)
Year 6 have been discussing the role that toys play in the development of gender roles at young ages.
We discussed the types of toys that are marketed towards boys and girls and what messages these toys were sending.
The class had some very interesting and mature thoughts on the matter, which were developed into a full-school assembly on the topic!
Year 6 pulled out all the stops with some truly terrifying costumes!
Science: Identifying different forms of life
As part of our current Science topic, Year 6 spent some time exploring the field and trees around the school, thinking carefully about the different forms of life that exist all around us!
Science: Light and Reflection
For our current Science topic we are investigating how light works! Year 6 has explored sources of light, reflection, refraction and colour.
Pinhole Camera Project
Following on from our Science topic on light and tying into our current History topic (The Golden Age of Islam), Year 6 have been busy researching and building their own pinhole cameras, which were originally invented in the Round City (modern day Baghdad) hundreds of year ago by Ibn Al Haytham.
Geography: The Water Cycle
This term in Geography we have been looking at the Water Cycle.
To get a better understanding of the Water Cycle as it works globally, Year 6 were split into groups and given their own country (with its own populations and weather conditions).
The class saw how weather can affect different countries in different ways, to sometimes deadly levels!
Year 6 worked together as a well-oiled machine to make these Christmas themed boxes, filled with delicious treats!
As part of our History topic on the Golden Age of Islam, Year 6 took part in different workshops at the Oriental Museum.
Our tour guide (Paddy) took us around the various artifacts from the period, as well as giving the class the opportunity to create their own Islamic-themed tiles.
Year 6 even got to put on their own performance of some of the stories from 1001 nights!
STEM day at DCBC
Year 6 have been testing out their engineering and technological skills at DCBC as part of a STEM day aimed at getting children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths!
Hancock Museum visit
Our topic in Science for the Spring term was Evolution and Inheritance (looking at how life has evolved and adapts to different environments).
Year 6 went for an enjoyable and interesting day out at the Hancock Museum in Newcastle to examine different fossils and explore the mysteries of the past!
SATs Party (or part-ay if you like)
Year 6 have worked incredibly hard this year preparing for the SATs week. And, despite a tough set of tests, each and every pupil did their very best.
Swhat better way to unwind and relax than running around like headless chickens on an adventure playground and bouncy castle!
Well done Year 6, only a few weeks to go!
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