Year 6

TechNExt Schools' Challenge Winners 2024

Published on Tuesday 18 June 2024 by Miss Oxley.

A fantastic morning was spent with the E-Cadets visiting Durham Town Hall to attend a celebration event for becoming finalists in the TechNExt Schools' Challenge. They hopped on the public bus, excited and enthusiastic, before arriving for the event, where they could see their app idea on display on a large poster and on screens around the room.

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The E-Cadets shared their thoughts and ideas about the project when being interviewed by journalist and presenter, Charlie Charlton. What a great experience!

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They left the event with a certificate, poster of their app idea, and £150 prize to spend on technology for our school. Look out for their interview with Charlie Charlton, and their app idea poster, which will be displayed in public places around the North East this summer. If you spot one, please get in touch and let us know.

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    Brilliant Biology In Year 6

    Published on Friday 14 June 2024 by Miss Oxley.

    This week, Year 6 have experienced what it's like to be a biologist. They have explored the five kingdoms of living things, learned about Carl Linnaeus and his two-part naming system (think Felis Catus - cat), and have investigated conditions which are preferred by species of mould which grow on bread.

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    Today, the children created branching keys to classify animals according to their characteristics. As you can see, the children have produced some excellent work to be really proud of.

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    Brilliant Biology In Year 6

      TechNExt24

      Published on Thursday 23 May 2024 by Miss Oxley.

      This past term, the E-Cadets entered TechNExt24's School's Challenge. They developed an idea for an app that helps children to balance their amount of screentime. They had to work together to produce a digital poster, and they were also allowed to submit an accompanying PowerPoint (see below). I am pleased to announce that the E-Cadets' submission was selected as a winning entry, and they have therefore been invited to take part in a special School's Challenge Celebration Event in June! Well done E-Cadets.

      Please find their project work below.

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        Sensational Students Sit SATs!

        Published on Friday 17 May 2024 by Miss Taylor.

        We are so proud of all the children in Year 6, who have shown sheer determination and a positive attitude when sitting their SATs this week. They have worked hard all year and shown how truly remarkable they all are. We know that every pupil did their very best and we couldn't have asked for any more. It was wonderful to see the celebrations and the looks on their faces when they finished the final test.

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        To end the week, Year 6 took part in a virtual lesson, exploring the different careers within the maritime world. In celebration of the International Day for Women, they met three women whose jobs include a boat builder, deck officer and port manager. It provided the children with a great insight into what a future career could look like for them.

        Sensational Students Sit SATs!

          Exploring the Kingdom of Benin

          Published on Friday 26 April 2024 by Miss Taylor.

          As budding historians our year group have been learning the skills of analysing sources, comparing and contrasting civilisations and developing reasoned arguments through their study of the West African Kingdom of Benin.

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          Throughout this history topic, the children have explored what it was like to live in Benin City under the rule of the all powerful Oba, considered how black African people were treated in Britain during Elizabethan England and identified the causes and effects of the 1897 siege of Benin.

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            Fossils, finches and features

            Published on Friday 8 March 2024 by Miss Oxley.

            Fossils and finches, and features, oh my! We have been learning about evolution and inheritance in Year 6 this week. The children have been taking part in fun experiments where they made observations about finches' beaks and how they are adapted to survive. This helped them to explain Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

            They also explored the life and work of Mary Anning, a famous fossil hunter, and discovered the process of fossilisation. Thank you to the children who brought in fossils to show the class.

            We ended the week by discussing inherited and environmental characteristics. The children loved sharing what features they had inherited from their parents.

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              The Year 6 Team

              Miss Taylor
              Miss Taylor

              Miss Oxley
              Miss Oxley