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DistingtonCommunity School

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Year 6

Welcome to year 6.

We are a class of 16 children. Our teacher is Miss Johnston  and our teaching assistant is Mrs Norman.



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Useful Information

  • P.E is on Mondays (swimming) and Thursdays. Please can all children have their P.E kits in school from Monday to Friday.
  • Homework is sent home every Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • We encourage the children to read every night at home and every child that reads five times a week for the full half term will achieve Strive for Five.
  • Snack money will be £1 per week and should be handed in to the class teacher every Monday.

You will find lots of important information about our class on this page. You can also keep up to date with your child's learning at

Autumn Term

The children have been learning to play the glockenspiel in our new music area. They enjoyed performing their musical piece to the rest of the class.

Trip to Beamish

The children had a fantastic day at Beamish Museum. They explored the 1900's village, went down into the mines, had fun on the old-fashioned fair and took part in a Victorian style lesson. The children planned a recount throughout the day.

WW1 Artwork

The children have been preparing a display for our remembrance week. We researched facts and watched videos about WW1 then children created their own work which depicted fallen soldiers.

Letter from Jim Jarvis

The children wrote a letter in the role of Jim Jarvis, who is the main character from our topic book 'Street Child', to his sisters discussing events that have happened in the story. Below is an example of one of our children's fabulous work.


Halloween Fun!

The children enjoyed carving pumpkins for Halloween. They enjoyed scraping out the guts before designing and carving their own pumpkin face!

Spring Term


Leopard Adoption

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Year 6 have adopted a leopard from the Born Free Foundation's Big Cat Rescue Centre in Shamwari Reserve, South Africa. They bring in 10p per week to help this amazing creature. Born Free charity takes action to save lives, stop cruelty and protect species. 

Mount Vesuvius

As part of our topic this half term the children looked at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. They made their own play-doh to create a model of the famous volcano then added vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to re-create the eruption.

Summer Term

Leading up to SAT's, the year 6 children read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone. The children used measuring equipment to measure out different amounts of liquid and mixed them together to make a potion. Finally, the children added bicarbonate of soda to create a chemical reaction.