At the end of every maths topic, year 6 are tackling some tricky maths investigations! They are designed to enable us to apply the knowledge we have been taught over a series of lessons to a problem. Here, some of the children are using practical equipment to investigate how many different three digit numbers can be made using 25 counters.
On Friday 7th September, Year 6 spent the day at Marine Park in South Shields.
This trip was set for the children to enjoy some time together away from school to develop team building skills and a chance for the children to bond as one year group, rather than as two separate classes.
The children caught the metro from East Boldon to South Shields. The children had fun bonding as a team, playing in the main play park. We had a picnic in the park, which was an enjoyable part of the day, apart from keeping a watchful eye over the seagulls to make sure they didn’t eat our sandwiches! We ended the day playing football and rounders, before enjoying a drink and an ice cream from the infamous Minchellas! The rain certainly didn’t spoil our day!
Coming back on the Metro, the children were praised by members of the public for their exemplary behaviour and politeness! They certainly are great ambassadors of the school! Well done to all!
This term we are reading a funny class novel called My Dad’s a Birdman, written by David Almond. The story is set in the North East of England in Newcastle. The story revolves around a family. The dad has sadly lost his wife and as a result is starting to act a little bit crazy – he wants to be a bird! Lizzie, his loving daughter, and his sister, Auntie Doreen, support him. The city is holding a Human Bird Competition, which of course Dad wants to enter! Will he make it across the Tyne? Who will be there to watch?
We will be writing a range of genres around the text, including:
- Character description
- Dialogue between Dad and Lizzie
- Newspaper report – birdman competition
- Diary entry
To watch an excerpt from My Dad’s a Birdman, a film by Will Howe, visit:
To discover more about the author, David Almond, visit: