Upper Key Stage 2 News

Growing and learning together

Year 6 “Claw Bin” Team.

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March 13th, 2020

Year 6 “Claw Bin” Team.  

The children of Year 6 voted for the “Claw Bin” group to represent the year group in the school’s 7 Billion Ideas final. Well done to the other Year 6 groups for some fantastically creative ideas.

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World Book Day

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March 6th, 2020

World Book Day Most of the Year 6 Spuds were based upon characters from books the children had enjoyed when they were younger. Fondly remembered authors included Roger Hargreaves, Roald Dahl, Francesca Simon and Julia Donaldson.

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Year 6 take the Goalden Shot challenge.

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February 28th, 2020

Year 6 take the Goalden Shot challenge. Fantastic efforts made by our future sporting superstars as they aim to achieve power and accuracy during the school’s Goalden Shot sessions.

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Trek to Toyko Campaign 2020

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February 25th, 2020

Trek to Toyko Campaign 2020 Our Trek to Tokyo campaign is up and running with 18 weeks to complete the 8,816 miles to Tokyo from Redesdale Primary School, which is equivalent of 61,712 laps of the yard.

Every class has a target to help us achieve this over the 18 weeks until the end of the Summer Term before the Olympics games in the Summer Holidays.

All classes will have the opportunity for children to complete their laps at least three times a week plus they can top up extra laps with our Primary Leaders at lunch times.

Reception have the target of 2 laps, three times a week

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Year 6 Nissan visit

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February 14th, 2020

Year 6 Nissan visit Year 6 enjoyed another terrific interactive day at the Nissan Monozukuri Caravan experience. In the morning session, we learned how metal sheeting can be converted into the body of a vehicle before working collaboratively as an efficient production line to construct model cars.
In the afternoon, we visited the workshop area to test models of Formula 1 type cars and discover how robots are used in the manufacturing process. Back in the activity room, we worked in groups to develop manual dexterity skills and use tools safely. A huge thank you to everyone at Nissan for a fun and education

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Year 6 Monozukuri Caravan

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February 13th, 2020

Year 6 Monozukuri Caravan Year 6 have been preparing for their second visit to Nissan by designing new logos for the Monozukuri Caravan Workshop programme.

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Spring 2 After School Enrichment Clubs

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February 9th, 2020

Spring 2 After School Enrichment Clubs Enrolment for Spring 2 Term After School Enrichment Clubs starts on Monday 14th February and closes on Friday 14th February 2020. All parents and carers were emailed the form on Friday 7th February 2020.

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Year 6 visit Nissan Eco-School

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February 7th, 2020

Year 6 visit Nissan Eco-School Year 6 Eco-Engineers really enjoyed the practical workshops during our visit to Nissan. After testing the wind turbine models we had made at school, we experimented with wind-powered vehicles to investigate the optimum ratio of power to distance. In the afternoon session, we tested electrically-powered model cars to calculate the energy needed to drive the vehicle in a controlled, forward direction. This was followed by a short, but exciting, journey in the latest model of the Nissan Leaf eco-friendly car.

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Y5 Basketball Stars Reach Finals

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February 3rd, 2020

Y5 Basketball Stars Reach Finals Three Y5 teams took part in the Newcastle Eagles Hoops4Health Tournament on Friday 31 January 2020 at the Eagles Arena on Scotswood Rd.  All three teams enjoyed success in their individual groups but it was Redesdale 1 that topped their group with convincing victories against: Christchurch; Cullercoats; New York and Monkhouse.  After scoring 48 points and only conceding 4, Redesdale 1 qualified for the knock out match to determine who would move on to the Grand Finals on Friday 28 February 2020 and take part in a semi-final for the chance to play in the final, at half-time, on the main court

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Spring 1 After School Enrichment Clubs

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December 6th, 2019

Spring 1 After School Enrichment Clubs Enrolment for Spring 1 after school Enrichment Clubs will begin on Monday 9th December 2019. Forms will be emailed out to parents on Friday 6th December. Deadline for enrolment is Wednesday 18th December 2019.

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