Emmaville Primary School

South America Yr 6

Welcome to the South America Year 6 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this term.
Friday 17th June
Excitement is certainly building in Year 6 as we look ahead to next week and the arrival of our long awaited visit to London. However, in the meantime, it’s been a busy and enjoyable week in school.
On Monday, we had an e-safety workshop with Gamcare who raised awareness about online gambling in gaming for young people, which looked at the risks of spending money on things such as loot boxes and FIFA packs. We talked about and explored how to approach such things responsibly.
Then on Friday, it was lovely to see all of the children arrive in all the colours of the rainbow for the Emmaville fun run! From multi-coloured hair, to sparking face gems, there was enough to brighten anyone's Friday. The Year 6s had the extra responsibility of acting as marshals for the rest of the school, which they did with great responsibility, and then at the end of the day, it was our turn to run! A thoroughly enjoyable day for all involved, and thanks to the PE team for organising such a fun event.
Friday 27th May
What a brilliant day to finish the penultimate half term of Year 6, celebrating the Queen's Jubilee in true Emmaville style with a thoroughly enjoyable garden party. 
We started by finding out all about our Queen's amazing reign, and thinking about all of the different events which have happened during her time as monarch. We then completed a lot of Jubilee celebratory  activities, including a mindfulness session with Mrs Chappel from Thorp Academy, baking, a Jubilee logo competition (well done to our winner Reuben!) a picnic lunch accompanied by our wonderful Year 3 choir, a visit from the ice cream van and lots of fun bouncing on the bouncy castle. 
Well done on another amazing half term Year 6; enjoy a well-deserved week's holiday. 
Friday 20th May
In our DT sessions this half term, we have been looking at bridges. We started by looking at and exploring images of different types of bridges, including beam, arch and truss bridges. We talked about the design and engineering of these, and why certain shapes had been included. 
This week, we were presented with the challenge of creating our own truss style bridge. We spent time exploring the use of the triangle in these designs, and explored how this was the strongest shape used in building due to the way the base provides a strong support. 
This challenge was made even trickier as the only resources we had to use were spaghetti and masking tape, but with some perseverance and teamwork, all pairs managed to create a great structure. Some pairs recorded their building journey using stop motion animation software, which you can see here - a great way of seeing the steps involved!

Friday 13th May
What a week! This week has seen the children complete the Year 6 SATS, which after a disrupted couple of years in primary school, could have resulted in a certain level of apprehension or reluctance, but not for the children at Emmaville. They had their heads down, and worked so hard and then were able to spend time having fun with their friends in the sunshine!
SATS finished on Thursday, which meant Friday was a day of celebration. We went to the Metro Centre to have lots of fun at Clip n Climb and then a pizza feast at Pizza Express. It was such an enjoyable day, and the children were all so supportive of one another as they scaled their way up to the top of an endless series of climbing challenges! A wonderful end to the week. 
Friday 6th May
I just want to start this week by congratulating the Year 6 children on their attitude when preparing for the end of Key Stage 2 assessments. They have worked so hard, and we are ready for what next week holds! 
In other news, some of Year 6 have had a very exciting end to their week as a group of children travelled down to Coventry to represent Emmaville in the English Schools' Football Association Primary Cup Finals which were held in the CBS arena. The team had done phenomenally to get to this stage, working their way through previous tournaments, to be one of only 8 teams left in the tournament in the whole country!
Mr Elliott, with support from Mr Harrison and Curtis, had prepared the boys brilliantly and they played with passion, but most importantly, showing the right attitude. Although the team did not progress to the final, they made us incredibly proud and we are sure that they have made memories which will last them a lifetime. Well done everyone!
Friday 29th April
It has been so lovely to welcome the children back after a well-deserved break over the Easter Holidays. It is always a pleasure to listen to their stories of fun,  adventure and discovery after a holiday, and I knew that there would be one particular member of our class would be bursting to share a story. 
Mrs Lawrence, one of our Year 1 teachers, has an additional role outside of school, which involves managing the ball squad on a match day at St. James' Park. She excitedly came to see us earlier in the Spring Term, to let us know that there was space for two Emmaville pupils to join the ball squad at the Newcastle United vs. Crystal Palace match. 
After a very tough period of decision making, William was chosen to represent South America class. William is an exemplary pupil, displaying consideration to others, a superb work ethic and also a huge Toon Army fan! The match took place in the Easter Holidays, and William had a ball (pun intended)! Here are some photos to share with you, including William's appearance on Bruno Guimaraes Instagram story!