Milecastle Class 6

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A great first half term

This first half term has been filled with plenty of interesting and exciting activities in year 6. In English, we have been reading Goodnight Mister Tom; this has supported our World War Two topic in history. There have been some very emotional discussions about evacuation and the impact it had on the children and their families. Class 6 wrote some balanced arguments considering the pros and cons of this initiative during the war. It was really difficult to decide if it was the right thing to do . Their writing however was very interesting. The maths work the pupils have completed has also been fantastic. It has been wonderful to see the progress they have made. I think it is fair to say that one of the favourite subjects this half term has been science. The pupils have really enjoyed investigating light. All in all, it has been a great half term. Thank you to all those parents who came to parent’s evening, it was a pleasure to meet you and talk to you about your remarkable young people.


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A Wonderful Start

Well Year 6 is well and truly under way now and we are having a wonderful time. Even though we have only been back a few weeks, we have done so many wonderful activities. In science, the pupils have been investigating light. We looked at the colours which make up light and even go to see them for ourselves. We also investigated the relationship between the ‘angle of incidence’ and the ‘angle of reflection’. There has been some fantastic work in English and maths also. Thank you for the support so far with homework and spellings, it really does make a difference. Year 6 really enjoyed the assembly by Northumbria Water about how to save and reduce our water usage. Finally, today we were lucky enough to have a visit from representatives from the Anne Frank Foundation. The pupils took part in a workshop looing at the life of Anne Frank and how prejudice and discrimination can have an impact on people. The pupils responded with some very mature and insightful points. Grace and Stella thoroughly enjoyed their time here and are keen to work with the pupils again. I am very much looking forward to the year a head and all the exciting things we have planned.

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Not long left.

Time in year 6 is certainly flying by. The pupils are very busy with various projects as they prepare to leave and head to their new schools. In science, we have been looking at the theory of Evolution. We have had some very interesting discussions. In English, we have just started to read the novel ‘Wonder’. So far the pupils are hooked and enjoying the story. This too is leading to some interesting discussions on inclusion and social issues. I am very proud of the mature attitudes the pupils are displaying.

We have also just started a new course in ‘Fencing’. Every Friday a coach is coming in to deliver a session. Everyone is loving the lessons and perhaps there could be some potential Olympic fencers of the future in our group.

I pleased to announce that our herbs are growing well and are beginning to sprout. We are looking forward to using them in a few weeks.

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This month in year 6

Well the last few week have certainly been busy. Next week sees the start of SATs week and the pupils of class 6 have been working extremely hard in preparation. We have been having fun though and enjoying a range of activities. Thank to the pupils for working so hard! The pupils have been taking some time to relax by producing some abstract art. The pieces aren’t finished yet but they are looking wonderful.

I had a go at an arithmetic paper. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as ‘easy’ as it looked. Luckily, class 6 were there to lend a hand and point out what I had done wrong. They certainly showed off their subject knowledge and judging by some of the comments, there could be a few budding teachers for the future.

P.E is always an important part of our curriculum. We are learning how to play cricket and are doing some orienteering with the coaches on a Monday.

Finally, today year 6 were thinking about what it takes to grow what we eat as part of our DT. This afternoon we planets some herbs and vegetables. Everyone is looing forward to the next few weeks to see them sprouting and growing.