The Great Exhibition of the North
This week the school took part in the Great Exhibition of the North on the Gateshead/ Newcastle Quayside. As part of the trip the children visited the 'Northern Design Centre', 'The Sage' and the 'Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art'. It was a really interesting day where the children investigated music, found out about 'branding' and discovered the 'Fifity Northern Icons'. The children even got the chance to walk across the Millennium Bridge!
Democracy Day 2018
It was Democracy Day at St. Oswald's today! As part of British values we all have the right and responsibility to vote, so the pupils and staff of St. Oswald's voted for the
Head Boy, Head Girl, School Council and Mini Vinnies for 2018.
Nine girls and five boys from year 6 delivered excellent speeches to the whole school explaining what qualities they had to offer. Here are the results...
Science - Grouping Invertebrates
As part of our science topic 'All Living Things' we have been looking at invertebrates. The children worked together to classify some of them into groups from observing their characteristics.
We have been learning about place value during our maths lessons this week. In this lesson you can see the children rounding numbers up to 10,000 using a Venn diagram to determine its position within the chart.
We have been learning in R.E. about God's love for us. We discussed that his love is unconditional and never ending. We looked at the story and thought about the importance of forgiveness when loving. We then acted out a trial of the Prodigal Son which discussed each characters views. At the end of the trial a jury decided on guilty or not guilty verdict.
In our French lesson this week we having been learning how to discuss our likes and dislikes with regards to sporting activities. We practised our vocabulary by having conversations with our partners.
Reducing Accidents at Play
On Friday afternoon, Year 6 attended various workshops at the fire station which explored risks the children may occur in their everyday lives. Representatives from companies such as the R.N.L.I, Northern Gas Networks, Northern Power Grid and the Metro came to talk to the children about how we stay safe in our environment. The children found all the workshops very interesting.
Maths in Motion
On Tuesday Year 6 visited 'The Word' to take part in 'Maths in Motion'. In teams the children has to use their maths and ICT skills to programme a car with the potential of winning a Formula 1 race. The children really enjoyed the experience.
During our PE lessons we have been working towards gaining the PlayMaker award. Over the next few weeks we will be learning about a whole host of leadership skills; communicating effectively, organising people and working as a team.
Good luck Year 6!
Visit to the Theatre Royal
St. Oswald's were given to unique opportunity to see the illustrator Patrick Benson. He is a award-winning illustrator who has worked with some of the finest children's writers-including Roald Dahl. Patrick explained the creative process involved whilst illustrating and how to capture mood of a story in images. The visit was very interesting and Mr Benson was very entertaining.
Judo Taster Session
Today the Year 6 children were given a taster Judo session. Ashley Beck (Destination Judo) from a local after school Judo club came to talk to us about the health benefits of her sport and to let us try out some Judo moves. As you can see from the pictures we REALLY enjoyed the session.
Continuing on in our science topic All Living Things, today we found out how plants and animals of the same species can vary. We went out into the yard and split into groups depending on the criteria. We found that the groups changed when we were put into groups depending on e.g. eye colour, shoe size, height etc..
We have been learning about the Vikings this half term. Our DT project has also been based on a dinosaur- like Viking prow. First of all we made a prototype of the model, this was to enable the children to practice the joining the structure together. We also researched Viking designs as we wanted our skillosaurus to be as frightening as possible.
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”