A Power Cut Won’t Stop Year 6!

We had the excitement of a power cut in school this week – this didn’t stop the revision of Year 6 learners though.

We took our learning outside….

We calculated the missing angles on straight lines. Thankfully the weather was perfect for a day of angle measuring!


Junior Engineers in full flow….

This week we have been looking into the engineering behind bridges. On Friday, we focused on Truss Bridges and completed and investigation into how strong these can be. We found that the stronger the triangles are, the more cubes the bridge could hold.

On Tuesday,  we were set the challenge of creating the longest bridge with a single piece of A4 paper, but it did have to hold a block of 8 cubes!! Well done to Harvey and Jaymee, who managed to create a bridge 29cm wide!! Engineers in the making!






Reading has been the order of the week!

Year 6 have been involved in a range of reading activities this week! We have reached a pivotal point in our class novel, Holes! We can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Thursday was New Penshaw’s World Book Day – some fantastic costumes were on display! Amazing effort all round!

On Friday, we got to visit our BRAND NEW library in school – we were amazed with the range of texts available! Too many options to choose from! The children will have the opportunity to change their books when they have finished – so let’s get reading!


Year 6 goes to Hollywood!

Our topic this term is Bright Lights, Big Cities!

As part of our topic we have been looking into the famous landmarks in the USA. We then created observational drawings linked to these landmarks. In literacy, we have been learning about journalistic writing; we researched the 9/11 attacks before writing our own newspaper articles on the disaster. In maths, we have been learning ALGEBRA – yes I know! Such an amazing attitude from all children this week – their enthusiasm never fails to amaze me!