Monthly Archives: June 2016

Y6 week beginning 20th June

Y6 week beginning 20th June

An eventful week began with the visit to Y6 of Mr Tom Joyce who’d been evacuated to the Lake District during World War 2..  He kept us enthralled with his anecdotes and stories and brought our History project to life with his memories of Newcastle in the 1940s. On Wednesday we competed in a basketball…Continue Reading

Y6 week beginning 13th June

Y6 week beginning 13th June

Our history project on World War Two is progressing well.  This week we’ve been learning about rationing, and, as well as planning a week’s worth of meals for a wartime family, children have been trying their hand at making 1940s delicacies such as honey cakes, toad-in-the-hole, cheese swirls and wartime biscuits.  Some of the ingredients for…Continue Reading

Y6 week beginning 6th June

Y6 week beginning 6th June

We’re entering a basketball competition soon and we’ve been working hard with Shaun from Newcastle Eagles to learn the skills and the rules of the game.  We’ve got some truly talented young basketball players, and some of our more vertically challenged pupils have been delighting in proving that you don’t need to be tall and…Continue Reading

Y6 week beginning 23rd May

Y6 week beginning 23rd May

It’s the second week after SATs and we’re making sure we’re getting “secondary ready” in maths by doing some revision on fractions, decimals & percentages  -and the links between them.  We’ve been investigating the percentages of different coloured skittles in a packet. Also this week we had a visit from Suzanne Bottoms from Virgin Money…Continue Reading

Year 5’s Day Out at Hexham Abbey

Year 5’s Day Out at Hexham Abbey

As part of our topic on Newcastle, we spent the last Tuesday (7 June) exploring the history of the Abbey and the legacy of St. Wilfrid… In the year 674AD Queen Etheldreda granted land in Hexham to Wilfrid, Bishop of York. Wilfrid established a Benedictine abbey at Hexham that became one of the most prosperous…Continue Reading