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Category Archives: Year 6

Anti-smoking talk for Year 6

Year 6 had a very informative lesson from School Health Support Worker Michelle about the dangers of smoking.

We heard how children when they leave primary school and head to high school are very often given the chance to smoke for the first time by friends or acquaintances.

Michelle explained all of the reasons we should say no from smelly breath to the horrific diseases that smoking causes.

She also reminded of the horrendous cost – around £4,000 a year.

Year 6 were very clear that nobody wanted to smoke and there were much better and healthier ways of spending our money.

Y6 Evacuues

Yesterday, Y6 found out what it was like to be evacuated.  Dressed as wartime children, we travelled back in time, to Home Farm, Beamish. We learnt how to look after livestock (pigs, geese and cows), tape up windows for the blackout and use our rations to bake carrot cookies – they were very tasty!  Next… Continue Reading

Democracy in action with Year 6

  Year 6 looked at democracy as part of British Values week. We discussed the role of parliament and how the electoral system worked. The class then debated whether children over 11 should be given the vote in a bid to encourage more people to get involved in politics and ensure children have a voice… Continue Reading

Safety Works Visit for Year 6

                                                            Year 6 had a very informative visit to Safety Works, looking at staying safe outside of school. Experts from the Police, Fire Service, Metro and Road Safety departments were on hand to help guide the children through different scenarios. Pupils really enjoyed the purpose built building, designed to mimic real-life situations. The discussed how to… Continue Reading

Year 6 Fire Safety Talk

Year 6 were given a very important talk about how to stay safe from fire. Station Officer Hagon, who is in charge of Newcastle Central and West Denton Fire Stations, came into school to give the pupils advice on fire prevention. He discussed how having a smoke alarm was one of the best ways to stay… Continue Reading

Charity juice and biscuit sale

Year 6 held a juice and biscuit sale for the whole school in aid of the mountain Rescue Service. The class chose the charity after meeting a number of the rescuers on their residential trip to Borrowdale in the Lake District. To say thank you for their life-saving efforts the children organised the sale at break… Continue Reading