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Year 6 Leavers 2020

Hi Everyone

Today is the final day of the summer term. And, as we do every year, today is the day we celebrate your time at Cragside.

Today is a time for reflection. Today is a time to remember. Today is a time to laugh and cry. Today is a time to look forward as you embark upon the next stage of your education.

Year 6, it has been a pleasure to be a part of your journey so far and I know you will all achieve great things. You are unique individuals and I feel privileged to have been your teacher. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all and wish you the best of luck at secondary school.

Miss jackson has a few words for you too.


Dear Year 6,

I am picturing each and every one of you as I write this. I am so sorry that I did not get to share all of your Year 6 experience with you. However, even though I was not able to be at school, the Cragside staff team kept me updated on your achievements and your progress. 
You have all accomplished so much during your time at Cragside Primary School and the exciting thing is that this is only the beginning! Life will continue to be full of opportunities and adventures and new people and new places. Embrace life and all it offers up to you. 
Remember all we have taught you – not just the English, the maths and the science but the singing, the acting, the dancing , the laughing with friends and the warmth of our school family.When times get tough (and all lives get tough every now and then , as we’ve seen this year) remember to talk to someone, ask for help, listen to advice. It’s true that talking through a worry can half it.
Remember, above all, that you are unique, you are precious, and you have the power to have a huge impact on our world.
Leave us with confidence. Leave us with hope. Leave us knowing that you are loved.
I am proud of who you are.

Rebecca Jackson

Headteacher

Now, for the main event – your Year 6 leavers’ video 2020. Get your hankies ready! Enjoy everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Music-making with Rob!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and time for music with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen.

This week, Rob demonstrates how to respond to music by drawing sounds.

In his next, video Rob introduces his own chant for Joe Wicks!!! Great wig Rob!!!

Have a great time music-making everyone!

Watch out for our blog post tomorrow when we will post the final edit of our leavers’ video.

Mrs Hall

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Catch-up Wednesday and Storytime!

Hi 6LH

Wednesday means it’s time to see what everyone has been up to at home and in school.

As it is Carnival Week, Year 6 have been busy creating carnival masks and garlands. Don’t they look fantastic!

Lochlan also finished his bird box project that he has been doing with Mrs Wright. Here is a photo of Mr Briganti putting the bird box up in the Key Stage 2 quad.

Cragside’s ‘lockdown’ art is now proudly displayed in the front window of f The People’s Theatre. If you’re passing by, be sure to take a look. It is amazing!

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Wednesday is also story time. This week we have two stories for you. The first one is read by Mrs Hetherington and it’s one of my favourites, Jack and the Flum Flum Tree.

Our next story is read by Mr Wolff and it is the all-time classic, Burglar Bill.

Happy Wednesday 6LH!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Singing Tuesday Everyone!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing! Singing is good for you. FACT! So, join in everyone!

First today, we have Mr Chapman and his daughter Grace who have recorded a wonderful version of George Harrison’s ‘Here Comes The Sun’.

This week, Sing Up’s song of the week is ‘Great Day’. Have a great day everyone!!!

Don’t forget that Sing Up have their own Sing Up At Home platform which has a range of free songs and music activities for you to access. Simply click on the link below:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

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Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Monday and it’s time for our Whole School Assembly and Community Challenge!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Monday and the final week of the summer term. We have lots of exciting things planned for Year 6 and we will be taking a trip down memory lane when we post our leavers’ video later this week.

If you are in school today, you will receive your leavers’ t-shirt and leavers’ book at the end of the day. Then, it’s the 6LH pizza party tomorrow! If you are not in school, then please feel free to pop into the school office to collect your t-shirt and book.

Miss Howells will get our week off to a great start with a lovely assembly all about fears and how to face them.

Our community challenge this week has been planned by Miss Frobisher.

Linked to our Carnival Week, and to celebrate ‘Cragside: Together and Apart’, we are going to revive The Chiming Tree in Paddy Freeman’s by the pond.

The Friends of Paddy Freeman’s has agreed that we can decorate the tree.

Check out the document below as to how you get involved. If we work together, the tree can become magical again. 

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Welcome to ‘Carnival Week’! Let’s Party!!!

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Hi Everyone

It’s the final week of the summer term and we’re about to have a carnival! This week, there will be a carnival atmosphere in school and at home as we celebrate your time at Cragside.

There are lots of fantastic carnival-themed activities for you all to enjoy. Why no try some paper craft to create your very own carnival decorations for your home. You could even create your own photobooth with props!

Click on the link below to access a full list of activities to get you in the party mood!

There will be no literacy challenges this week, instead we would like you to explore Samba music and dance through a range of music-based activities. Clisk in the link below to find out more:

White Rose Maths this week covers a range of topics: nets of 3d shapes, circles, pie charts and mean. Click on the links below to access the worksheets and the answers.

Enjoy Carnival Week everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Creative Thursdays with Rob and Fiona!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and time for music with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen.

This week, Rob demonstrates how to create a Cuban rhythm using pots and pans.

In his next, video Rob introduces the round ‘I walked to the end of the Road’. Funnily enough, the choir sang this song at the City Hall a few years ago. You will also learn how to create your own body percussion to accompany the song.

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Fiona has some lovely art activities for you to try at home too.

There is also still time to email a photo of your quarantine quilt designs.

Fiona is very excited about putting them altogether to create one large collaborative piece of art.

Have a great time getting creative today!

Mrs Hall

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Catch-up Wednesday and Storytime!

Hi 6LH

Wednesday means it’s time to see what everyone has been up to at home and in school.

In school, last week it was sports week. As part of this we created ‘a ball about me’.

We also created our own 6LH Zentangle.

We really enjoyed watching Mr. Digby’s challenges – we particularly liked the tea-bag challenge. We then created our own commentaries linked to the clips. The most successful commentaries used hyperbole; lots of superlatives; repetition; figurative language and filler information.

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Everyone across the school has also been really busy creating ‘lockdown’ art to be displayed in the window of The People’s Theatre. It’s going to look great! If you’re passing by this week, why not take a look!

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Wednesday is also our new day for storytime. This week, Mrs Westwood is our guest storyteller and she will read the delightful story, ‘I’ll Wait Mr Panda’.

Happy Wednesday 6LH!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Singing Tuesday Everyone!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing! Singing is good for you. FACT! So, join in everyone!

First today, we have Mr Chapman and his daughter Grace who have recorded a wonderful version of a traditional song called ‘Scarborough Fair’.

This week, Sing Up’s song of the week is a hit from the 1970s by Johnny Nash, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’. Learn the song with Beccy Owen.

Don’t forget that Sing Up have their own Sing Up At Home platform which has a range of free songs and music activities for you to access. Simply click on the link below:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

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Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Monday and it’s time for our Whole School Assembly and Community Challenge!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Monday and the start of a brand new week. Let’s get the week off to a cracking start with Mrs Lennox who leading our whole school assembly today all about sharing worries.

Each week we will now be posting a community challenge to get you out and about in our locality.

This week, Mrs Westwood has planned an activity where you must try to find as many different types of tree that you can around Paddys/Jesmond Dene. There is a short video introducing the challenge, a PDF with identification sheet/information about the woodland trust and PDF copy of an achievement certificate.

Click on the links below to find out all about it:

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Welcome to ‘Islands of Adventure’.

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our new theme ‘Islands of Adventure’. I found this amazing picture of a fantasy island that floats in the Earth’s atmosphere. If you look closely, you can trees, vegetation, a stone bridge and some interesting buildings. As well as this, there are birds circling the island and I am intrigued by the small spheres covered in greenery. I wonder what these could be?

I think this is a great prompt for some creative writing. Why not have a go yourself?

This week, we have lots of exciting themed activities for you to have a go at. Why not design and create an island of your own? You might want to imagine you are stranded on a desert island. Write a list/ draw the 6 items you would want in your survival suitcase with you and and explain why.

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Why not write a message in a bottle to try and help you escape from the island? Think about who you would write to and how you would you describe the island to try and help someone rescue you.

Click on the links below to access the timetable and suggested activities:

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White Rose Maths for this week is linked to angles. Click on the links below to access the worksheets and answers.

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For literacy this week, we will be working towards writing a balanced argument about tourism (on an island of your choice). What impact does tourism have on an island?

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Lola says ‘hi’.

Mrs Hall

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Creative Thursdays with Rob and Fiona!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and time for music with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen.

This week, Rob demonstrates how to build your own glass harmonica. All that you need are some drinking glasses and some water.

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Fiona has some lovely art activities for you to try at home too.

There is also still time to email a photo of your quarantine quilt designs.

Fiona is very excited about putting them altogether to create one large collaborative piece of art.

Have a great time getting creative today!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing! As you all know, this is one of my most favourite things to do.

First today, we have Mr Chapman and his daughter Grace who have recorded a beautiful version of the Bruno Mars hit ‘Count On Me’.

This week, Sing Up’s song of the week is Raise My Voice.

Don’t forget that Sing Up have their own Sing Up At Home platform which has a range of free songs and music activities for you to access. Simply click on the link below:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

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Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Whole School Assembly. Community Challenge Day and Virtual Sports!

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Hi Everyone

Each week I will now be posting an outdoors activity to get you out and about in our locality.

This week, Mrs Brock has planned an activity to get you out and about.

Click on the link below to find out all about it:

This week there are so many ways you can get moving, have fun and join in with our virtual sports week. Mr Digby has made our very own Cragside Virtual Sports YouTube channel with lots of different activities and demonstrations you can try all to do with running, throwing and jumping. You can find all the different videos on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-eS1ZWCfGC8pBKapln4zA/featured

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Monday is also the day we gather together for our whole school assembly Miss Jackson will lead our assembly today. Click on the link below:

Mrs Hall

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Welcome to Sports Week!

Hi Everyone

Welcome to Sports Week! This week we are going to be getting active and suggesting lots of fun sports activities you can do in and outdoors.

Which is your favourite sport? It’s a really difficult choice because there are so many to choose from.

When I was younger, I used to horse ride a lot and that was my favourite sport but nowadays I enjoy going to the gym to keep fit.

Mr Digby has been hard at work preparing for ‘Sports Week’ and he has created a new ‘Cragside Primary Virtual Sports YouTube channel.’

You can get to it via a Google search for ‘Cragside Primary YouTube’ and it will be the second link down on the page.

Mr Digby has posted a set of 5 videos for throwing, running and jumping. As well as that, he has uploaded 5 daily challenges you could try out at home during sports week.

Click on the link below to access the channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-eS1ZWCfGC8pBKapln4zA

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Click on the links below to access your weekly timetable and suggested themed activities for ‘Sports Week’:

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For literacy this week, we are focussing on sports commentary writing. To give you a flavour of what sports commentary sounds like, I’ve included a rather strange example indeed!

During lock-down, a BBC sports broadcaster has resorted to commentating on games between his pups – it’s hilarious!

Perhaps, I should do one for my pup, Lola or you could film a video and commentate on one of your pets!

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Click on the links below to access the literacy challenges for this week:

White Rose Maths

Click on the links below to access the White Rose Maths for this week:

Enjoy ‘Sports Week’ everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Thursday! Let’s get creative with Rob and Fiona.

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Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and time for music with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen. This week, Rob will share with you a Danish song entitled ‘Onya Bonya’. He will also teach you the body percussion to accompany the song.

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Fiona has some lovely art activities for you to try at home too.

There is also still plenty of time to email a photo of your quarantine quilt designs.

Fiona is very excited about putting them altogether to create one large collaborative piece of art.

Have a great time getting creative today!

Mrs Hall

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Catch-up Wednesday and Storytime!

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Hi 6LH

Wednesday means it’s time to see what everyone has been up to at home and in school.

Our year books are well under way and are looking fantastic. There will be one made for every Year 6 child full of photos and memories.

As part of this, we would like every child to send in their personal memories or their time at Cragside. These can be emailed to school via the class email. Children who are attending school, will be given the opportunity to complete this task during class time.

It’s great to see so many lovely photos and messages from you all. Keep them coming! The leavers’ video is going to look great!

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Wednesday is also our new day for storytime. This week, Mrs Mackie is the guest storyteller.

Remember to keep sending your work to the class email or post some comments on our blog.

Happy Wednesday 6LH!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing! As you all know, this is one of my most favourite things to do.

First today, we have Mr Chapman and his daughter Grace who have recorded a beautiful version of ‘Singing In Harmony’.

This week, Sing Up’s song of the week is one by our own music specialist, Claire Tustin. It’s about saying a special thank you to all the key workers out there.

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Don’t forget that Sing Up have their own Sing Up At Home platform which has a range of free songs and music activities for you to access. Simply click on the link below:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

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Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Welcome to Inventors and Inventions week!

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Hi Everyone

Welcome to our new learning theme for next week which is Inventors and Inventions.

As you can see, I’ve posted a GIF of Wallace and Gromit from their series of short animations called Cracking Contraptions. Which is your favourite one?

We have some exciting invention-related activities for you to have a go at next week. Click on the links below to access the timetable and themed activities list:

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Our literacy challenges this week are based on a fantastic animation called ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’. Click on the link below to watch the clip and access the challenges and linked resources:

White Rose Maths is all about shape this week. Click on the link below to access the teaching videos for week 9:

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https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Here are the worksheets with answers for each day:

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mrs Hall

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It’s Thursday and time for music with Rob in his kitchen and art therapy!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a good week so far. Guess what? It’s about to get better as Rob has another fantastic music lesson for you all. This week, you’ll be learning the Macaca Sofia Cup Song.

Each Wednesday, we will also post an art therapy activity for you to do.

This week, we are revisiting a previous project – the quarantine quilt.

Woody emailed me a photo of his work a couple of week’s ago and we’d love to have some more. So, if you have some spare time, why not give this a go.

Send a photo of your work to the year group email.

In a couple of weeks the focus in school will be on sport and we are looking at how to conduct a virtual sports day. In the meantime some of the national sporting bodies have been putting together opportunities for children to take part in from home. 


We have been fortunate enough to have teams represented in the School Games Level 3 Regional Finals day in the summer term and without an event to attend they are putting together a day of activities on Friday 19th June. You can get involved and find out more at the following website:
https://www.tynewearsport.org/vsg20

Following on from this the Youth Sport Trust have a week of activities from Saturday 20th June – Friday 26th June. There is plenty of information on their website:
https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home

Take care.

Mrs Hall

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It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing!

Hi Everyone

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to sing! As you all know, this is one of my most favourite things to do.

First today, we have Mr Chapman and his daughter Grace who have recorded a beautiful version of our school anthem, ‘I’m Gonna Shine.’

This week, Sing Up’s song of the week is Going Places.

Don’t forget that Sing Up have their own Sing Up At Home platform which has a range of free songs and music activities for you to access. Simply click on the link below:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

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Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Monday and time for our whole school assembly.

Hi 6LH

This week, you will notice a few changes to our class blog. On Mondays, I will post the link to a whole school assembly which children both at home and in school can access.

Each week, the assembly will have a theme and be presented by different members of staff. This week it’s my turn and the theme is:

In my assembly, I talk about the meaning of kindness and the impact that being kind can have on those around you and in your community.

Click on the link below to find out more …

I hope you enjoyed my assembly and have a great week. Remember…

Mrs Hall

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Welcome to our new topic – Land of The Dinosaurs!

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Hi Everyone

Welcome to ‘Land of the Dinosaurs’ our new topic for next week. Look carefully at the cartoon image – there’s a hidden joke. Have you found it yet? You may have to ask an adult to help with this one!

Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated by dinosaurs. In fact, one of my favourite films is Jurassic Park. I love the soundtrack too.

The idea that an animal larger than a double decker bus roamed the land is mind-blowing. But, what dinosaur are you? Click on the link below to take the quiz and find out:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-dinosaur-are-you.html

We have lots of exciting themed activities for you to get your dinosaur teeth into this week. Click on the links below to access the timetable and topic activities:

If you have any spare time, The Natural History Museum has lots of dino-related activities for you to explore too.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/try-this-at-home.html

Our literacy work this week looks at a dinosaur story and poem all about the T-Rex, often known as king of the dinosaurs.

Click on the link below to access the activities which are now labelled by day.

To complete the literacy tasks we have set, you will need the resources below:

White Rose Maths for this week begins by looking at equations and moves on to look at unit conversion.

Click on the links below to access the worksheets and answers:

Enjoy Dinosaur Week everybody!

Mrs Hall

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Storytime Fridays!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Friday and time for a story. This week Mr Digby is our guest storyteller and he has chosen a wonderful book entitled ‘Diary of a Wombat.’

Here’s a photo of a wombat in the wild. Did you know that wombats are short-legged muscular marsupials native to Australia? They are mainly nocturnal, coming out at night to feed on grasses, herbs, bark, and roots.

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Enjoy Mr Digby’s story everyone.

Later one today, I will post a short video and links to all of the home learning for our next topic which is ‘Land of the Dinosaurs’.

See you all again later.

Mrs Hall

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Thursday music-making with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen and Art Therapy

Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and Rob has two fantastic interactive music lessons for you to take part in. The first lesson will teach you all about the basics of beat boxing which is a form of vocal percussion. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can create your own compositions by only using your voice.

In Rob’s 2nd video, you will learn a Brazilian rhythm pattern and use a range of household objects to represent different sounds – have fun everyone!

Fiona, our art therapist, also has some lovely art activities for you to try at home.

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Fiona has also asked me to remind you to complete your patch of the school quarantine quilt. You can send a photo of your work to the year group email.

She’s very excited about putting it together to form one huge collaborative piece or art – it will look amazing when it’s finished.

Remember to keep sending in your photos and messages for our leavers’ video. We have lots already so keep them coming.

Mrs Hall

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Catch-up Wednesday!

Hi Everyone

What have you all been up to? I’d love to see some of the home learning that you have completed.

We’ve had quite a few photos sent in for our leavers’ assembly video so keep them coming. We’d like to have a photo and message from everyone in the year group if possible.

Here’s some lovely photos that have been sent in from Mr Turner’s class. Loving the lockdown haircut Ant!

Lots of amazing art activities have been taking place in school this week too. Here’s some fantastic chalk art produced by Aoife, Sochia and Miss Wharton. Super effort girls!(Including you Miss Wharton!)

Here’s some more examples of the art work that Year 6 children have completed with Miss Wharton this week. the 1st gallery shows the children using household objects to create their names.

Miss Wharton has also been looking at the painting entitled ‘The Battle of San Romano’ as part of the National Gallery’s Take One Picture project 2020. Here is some of the children’s work as they learn how to draw a horse.

Remember to keep sending in your work using the year group email. It’s great to see what everyone has been up to.

Enjoy art week everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Tuesday – let’s sing!

Hi Everyone

Tuesday is one of my favourite days of the week because this is the day that we all join together and sing.

The Sing Up song of the week is one of my all-time favourites from the classic Disney film, Jungle Book – it’s The Bare Necessities!

Join Beccy Owen as she gets you singing and beat boxing along to her gorgeous arrangement of this iconic song.

Our singing assembly song this week is a firm favourite of ours and a song local to the North East – Keel Row.

Thanks Mr Chapman and Grace for your fantastic recording of the song.

Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Welcome to Art Week!

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Hi 6LH

Art week has to be my favourite week of the year! I love everything to do with art and creativity and we have got lots of exciting activities in store for you this week.

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Art can be lots of things including: painting, printing, sculpture and textiles.

Click below for your weekly timetable and some suggested ‘art week’ activities for you to enjoy.

For literacy this week, all of your activities are linked to The National Gallery project called ‘Take One Picture’.

‘Take One Picture’ is the National Gallery’s countrywide scheme for primary schools. Each year the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classrooms. This year the painting that has been chosen is:

Image: Detail from Paolo Uccello, ‘Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino at the Battle of San Romano’, probably about 1438-40

Click on the link below to access the literacy activities linked to this picture.

White Rose maths for this week has an algebra theme.

Click on the links below to access the worksheets and answers.

Have a great week everyone. Remember to send any photos of your completed work to the class email.

Mrs Hall

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Storytime Fridays!

Hi Everyone

It’s Friday and it’s time for a story.

This week, Mrs Doyle will read to you a fantastic story called The Smeds and The Smoos by Julia Donaldson.

Sit back and enjoy…

Later today, I will post Monday’s blog which sets out your home learning for the week. This will allow you time to print off any worksheets you may need and gather resources together over the weekend.

Watch out for my weekly video message too – Lola, my puppy, makes a guest appearance!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Thursday and time for music in Rob’s kitchen!!!

Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and that means only one thing – music with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen.

I’ve been really enjoying Rob’s interactive music lessons and have even had a go at doing some of the cup rhythms with my two teenage sons.

This week, Rob has some more exciting lessons in store which include a make-your-own kitchen beat sequencer; a Spanish cup song and a body percussion round. I can’t wait to give them a go myself!

Click on the links below to find out more.

Enjoy music-making everyone and remember to send in your leavers’ video photos and messages.

Keep the work coming in too. Use the year group email which you will find on the school website.

Mrs Hall

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Catch-up Wednesday!

Hi 6LH

It’s Wednesday and time to catch-up with work you have completed for our previous topic, ‘Knights and Castles’.

First up, we have Ethan who has done some research on The Tower of London which he has visited with his family. Great work Ethan and love the photo too.

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Next, we have Rory who has been busy on his computer creating a graphic version of a castle – impressive stuff!

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Woody has also been hard at work completing a range of maths tasks. As well as this, he has designed an eye-catching segment of our school quarantine quilt. Super effort!

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If you haven’t already done so, try to make a start on your segment of the quilt. Fiona, our art therapist, is going to put all the designs together to create a large-scale collaborative piece of art which will look amazing when it’s finished.

Also, don’t forget to send your leavers’ video photos to our year group email so we can start to create our leavers’ video.

Here’s Danoush’s photo that he has already submitted – great message and love the cat.

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Mark has also sent in his photo. Look at his happy smiley face! He’s written a nice clear message too.

Lochlan has also sent in his photo with a lovely message.

Take care everyone. Look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Hall

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It’s Tuesday! Let’s sing!

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Hi Everyone

It’s Tuesday once more which means only one thing – it’s time to sing!

The Sing Up song of the week is called ‘Shake My Sillies Out’ and is written and performed by Beccy Owen.

It’s a fun song to banish the fidgets and wake everyone up!

There are lots of really cool activities you might like to try that accompany the song too. You’ll find them in the ‘Sing Up at Home’ section of the Sing Up website.

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

Click on the link below and Beccy will teach you the song. Have fun!

Tuesday is also our singing assembly and this week Mr Chapman has recorded a version of ‘Every Colour Under The Sun’. This is a song that the choir performed two years ago at the City Hall singing event.

It’s all about celebrating diversity within our communities.

Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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Welcome Back!

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Hi Everyone

Hope you have all had a super half term break and are raring to go as we enter the final half term of the year.

Don’t forget to email your photos with a message so that I can start to put together a leavers’ video for you all. If you don’t want to include a photo, then a message will do just fine.

Our new topic is really exciting and is called ‘Magic and Mayhem’.

Click on the links below to access the timetable and themed-activities:

There are some fantastic ‘Magic and Mayhem’ related English activities for you to have a go at too:

White Rose Maths have some new activities for you to have a go at this week linked to fractions, decimals and percentages.

Remember to keep sending in your work to the year group email and I will share on our blog every Wednesday.

Have fun 6LH!

P.S. Lola is getting into all sorts of mischief at home!!!

Mrs Hall

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Half Term Art Challenge

Hi Everyone

Fiona, our school art therapist, has sent us a half-term challenge. It’s time to get crafty and create a quarantine quilt.

All you will need is a piece of A4 paper and some colouring pens, pencils, paints or collage materials. It’s entirely up to you when adding colour to your design.

Click on the link below and Fiona will explain how you can contribute to this large-scale piece of art.

I can’t wait to get started on mine.

Have a lovely half-term everyone.

Mrs Hall

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Storytime Friday

Hi 6LH

It’s Friday which means it’s time for a special story told by a member of staff. Today’s guest storyteller is…

…Miss Wharton!

Hope you have all had a great week and have had a chance to work on some of the ‘Knights and Castles’ activities I have set.

Remember to use the class email and send any files or photos of your work. I will respond and post them on next week’s blog.

PUP-DATE: Lola is soooo mischievous!!! Her new favourite game is to pull up all of the lovely plants in my garden. She is also very keen on digging holes in my flowerbeds!!!!

Happy reading!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Thursday and time for music with Rob in Rob’s Kitchen

Hi Everyone

It’s Thursday and time to get creative with Rob in his kitchen. This week there are two lessons. The 1st one builds on the cup-song lesson from last week and takes it to a new level! Click on the link below to access the lesson:

The 2nd lesson is all about hand clapping patterns. You’ll need a partner for this one. Challenge: how fast can you go?

Have fun everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Tuesday! Let’s sing!!!

Hi 6LH

It’s Tuesday again and time to sing!

This week’s Sing Up Song Of The Week is all about a baby Beluga whale.

Click on the link below to learn the song and sing along.

Mr Chapman and his daughter Grace have recorded another great song for our weekly singing assembly too. It’s a traditional song called ‘Land Of The Silver Birch’.

Enjoy singing along.

Don’t forget that the Sing Up website has a host of free songs and music activities on their home learning platform for you to enjoy too.

Happy singing everyone!

Mrs Hall

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It’s Monday and this week’s theme is ‘Knights and Castles.’

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Hi 6LH

This week our topic is ‘Knights and Castles’ which means our theme has a history focus.

Do you recognise this castle? It’s Newcastle Castle of course. Would you believe that we have a real-life castle in the middle of our city!

I’ve visited it many times and it is steeped in history. It is in fact a Norman fortress and a reminder of northern England’s turbulent history. It is where the story of Newcastle began; the reason the city got its name and has great views over the city and the River Tyne.

Of course, there are lots of other amazing castles across the North East. Did you know that Northumberland has the highest concentration of castles anywhere in the UK?

Below are photos of some well-known castles in Northumberland. Perhaps, you may have visited them. Can you name them all?

This week we have lots of exciting activities for you to try at home. First up, is the daily timetable. Access this by clicking on the link below:

The next link will take you to a range of themed activities which you may like to complete:

We have some exciting English challenges too. This week’s work is linked to a short animation called, ‘The Clock Tower.’

Click on the link below to access the English challenge activities:

Don’t forget that although video clips can still be accessed on the White Rose Maths website, the worksheets cannot. The worksheets and answers can be accessed using the links below:

Have a super week everyone.

Mrs Hall