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Year 6 enter amazing Minecraft World

Year 6 have started an incredible new literary project thanks to Seven Stories – and Minecraft!

The class has started to dive into legendary local author David Almond’s book ‘The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon’ with the help of the computer game.

The Byker Wall has been constructed in Minecraft, along with a large part of Newcastle, including the Millennium Bridge, so children are able to follow the exact steps the book’s hero Paul takes in 3D.

They have also been set a series of tasks to complete on ipads leant to the school for each session by Seven Stories –  who are also delivering Zoom sessions to explain the project and the game.

Unsurprisingly Year 6 have been delighted to take part and can’t wait for the next part to be revealed!

 

 

PE meets maths in Year 6

Year 6 had a PE lesson with a difference today – using our map-making skills. Pupils divided into groups of 3 and set out about drawing what they could see on a map, after Mr Stephenson laid out some unusual objects. These included car tyres, microphone stands and netball goals. After trying to draw a… Continue Reading

Kitchen Science in Year 6

Year 6 learnt about how to stay safe from unfriendly bacteria thanks to our resident expert – cook Gillian. She discussed how she keeps the school kitchen clean and how we can help do the same in our homes. Amongst the things we discussed included storing food carefully – especially keeping cooked and uncooked things… Continue Reading

The evil of Macbeth!

At the beginning of the lesson we voted on the question ‘which character is more evil – Macbeth or Lady Macbeth?’  The first vote was 18 for Macbeth and 10 for Lady Macbeth. We had a secret ballot to ensure people were voting individually. We then split into groups came up with the reasons we… Continue Reading

Music of the future from Year 6

Year 6 had an incredible time creating their own music with instruments from around the world – thanks to a series of apps on their ipads. The pupils were able to compose, improvise and design using a huge range of software instruments, synthesisers, and digital audio workstations. Thanks to visiting teachers from North East-based Music… Continue Reading