Year 6 have been talking about e-safety this week with our local police officer, PC Tom Scott. They have learned all about the dangers of the most popular apps and websites and how to keep themselves safe on them; how to identify and avoid online scams; and they have also learned how they can ensure they are responsible online.
Year 6 have been thinking about careers in engineering, science, maths and technology this week. With help from Nissan the children have studied Japanese culture, created their own Daruma Dolls, took part in a production line creating a working car, completed the chopstick challenge and have designed their own car of the future. At the beginning of the week we had 8 children, one being female who had thought about a career in engineering; by the end of the week we had 19 children, 8 of the female who would now like to be an engineer. This is good news for the future of STEM!
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!