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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Summer Term B

This week we say goodbye to our amazing Year 6 children. You have been a pleasure to teach and a credit to our school and your families. We are really going to miss you. Good luck in your new high schools. 

Week 7

Where did this year go? They say time flies when you are having fun and that is certainly true! We have had a brilliant final week, with bush craft, the Year 6 leavers assembly, party and a yarn bombing- art attack day. Wishing you all a safe, relaxing and fun-filled summer break. 


This half term the children have been investigating electricity in their Science sessions. They independently used components to create a working circuit. In groups, they designed a "Steady Hand" game, which encompassed this knowledge. Next they painted cereal boxes as a step towards creating their game. 

Week 6

The children had their final NUFC coaching session this week and really showed off their football skills well. 
In maths the children have been making patterns and calculating function rules. They loved making the match stick patterns and some children even came up with their own patterns and function rules. 

Week 5

A week of fun and treats! Our Year 6 children had a thrill seeking time at Lightwater Valley as their Year 6 Leavers’ treat. All of the teaching staff were so very proud of the way our children conducted themselves as their behaviour was excellent! There was lots of screaming and laughter and happy memories made. They also had a visit from the ice cream van courtesy of Vision: there were some very blue tongues afterwards. 

Year 5 visited Gibside as part of their Life Skills Challenge, exploring the grounds and playing in the park.

341 laps of the track were completed by our class in total, for the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation fundraising event. What an outstanding effort- well done everyone! I hope you all have a well deserved rest at the weekend and enjoy watching England in the Euros Final. 


Week 4

As part of study of Clockwork by Philip Pullman, the children wrote some wonderful stories, explaining their own ideas about how Prince Otto ended up with a mechanical heart. Listen to some of our stories below.

In computing the children have been designing nets of vehicles and turning them into 3D models. 

Story 1

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Story 2

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Week 3

What a fun-filled week! The children demonstrated their excellent football skills during their NUFC coaching  session and in Bushcraft they celebrated achieving their Bronze and Silver Life Skills Challenge Awards with campfire cooked pizzas and s’mores. Well done Year 5/6.

Week 2

Our challenge in Design Technology this week was to design and build a truss bridge that spanned a 40 cm gap. Our bridges were all incredibly strong and took a weigh of 500g easily. 
in Computing we made our own data bases about animals. 

Week 1

We cannot believe that we are starting the final term of this academic year! This week we have been learning about bridges in Designing Technology. We had to test the strength of different shaped beams.