Year 6

University Safari

Year Six had a great time at Newcastle university, learning about what it is like to study in a university. The University guides were really good to work with the have given all of year Six an insight unto university life.

 

Bunting

As part of their DT topic, Make do and mend, Year Six are going to make some bunting. This week they researched all different types of bunting to give them some inspiration for their designs. Next week they are going to learn some different types of stitches !

Remembrance Liturgy

Year Six held their remembrance liturgy this week.

As part of the liturgy they used the poem Flanders Field, which they felt was particularly appropriate at this time of year.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
we shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Using tools

Year Six have started using tools in their outdoor learning. Having learnt about tool talks and safe working, they practiced shaving a stick using a potatoe peeler. They are looking forward to using the shavings in fire lighting soon !

 

Anderson Shelters

Our Anderson shelters are finally finished and they look great. The designs were tweaked along the way but the overall product looks very effective and meets the design brief.