Year Six were set a challenge this week to create something with Lego, inspired by books written by Vashti Hardy. Maia sent in photographs of ‘The Haunted Ship’ that she created and wrote the story to accompany it. We were so impressed by Maia’s creation that we sent the photographs to Vashti Hardy herself. We were thrilled when Vashti replied and asked permission to feature Maia’s creation on her website. Keep watching for Maia’s creation at www.vashtihardy.com
Well done Maia.
Year 6 visited Nissan for an aspirational careers day. They learned about the benefits of becoming an engineer at a large company like Nissan. Throughout the day they took part in activities such as: learning Japanese; working on a production line; designing their own car; bolting rivets; taking out dents from car body work; speed tests; and a tour of the factory floor, where they programmed a robotic arm.
Before we went, the children took part in a competition to design the new Monozukuri Caravan logo. Scarlett won first prize, with Vanessa and Millie A coming runner up.
We had a great day and when we left, 18 of the children said they would consider a career in engineering!
Our first football match was awesome! Our team did really well and Kayden even did a backflip! The other teams were really good. We may have lost both matches, 1-0 & 2-0, but we tried our very best. The training was also intense, but we worked very hard! We are looking forward to the next matchday.
Year 6 had an excellent time at Beamish. For our history focus, we took part in an immersive experience project: being WWII evacuees for the day. Evacuated to Home Farm, we worked the land, looked after the animals, baked carrot cookies with rationed ingredients and followed blackout procedures. Training for the Home Guard after lunch was intense but purposeful. We finished the day with a stay in the Anderson shelter and then writing postcards to our loved ones. Following this, with war being declared over, we were finally allowed to come home!
Year 6 children have attended the South Tyneside RAP (reducing accidents at play) event today.
We learned how to keep ourselves safe in many different scenarios and what to do if something does go wrong. We heard from the Fire Service, the RNLI, Nexus, Road Safety Aware, the NHS and the Northern Power Grid.
Y6 had an excellent time learning about exciting careers they could aim for. It was a very informative morning, focusing on raising aspirations for the future.