Beeches (Y6)

Mr Hawdon


Welcome to Beeches

Our teacher is Mr. Hawdon!

In year 6 we believe in working hard, whilst having fun. We hope you enjoy visiting our class blog.



UKS2 essential reads

Important information:

Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned the following Thursday (Maths, Grammar and Reading Comprehension)

Spellings are expected to be practised regularly over the week.

P.E. is on a Tuesday – children are expected to have their kit to participate (P.E. kit will be taken home after use and not left on school premises).

Swimming is on a Friday morning –  children are expected to have their kit to participate (Swimming kit will be taken home after use and not left on school premises).

If your child is having a school lunch please ensure that payment is brought in at the beginning of the week.



Nook just miss out!

A valiant effort from our football team last night at Gateshead Stadium. They finished as runners-up in the 5 aside finals. Our football was breath-taking at times, but we just couldn't quite 'pinch' a goal when we needed it. As ever though attitudes were fantastic....

Dance Festival

Yesterday afternoon Year 6 took centre stage in front of a capacity crowd at the Sage, to deliver their performance.  This was the result of weeks of hard work to perform a Bollywood inspired dance routine.  The children did themselves proud, and didn't put a foot...

Hockey Finals Await

Twelve children (2 teams of 6) from years 5 and 6 took part in a Gateshead hockey tournament.  Through the bitterly cold wind, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves against Oakfield and South Street.  The two teams finished second and first, the second placed...

Our Solar System: scale factors and properties of circles

This week in our topic lesson we have compared the sizes of our Solar System's planets. We used a pair of compasses to draw the inner planets; however, we encountered a problem with the gas giants (outer planets) - they were too big. We decided to improvise and use...

World Book Day in Beeches

As part of their World Book Day celebrations, the Beeches dressed as different characters from fantasy fiction. There were so many superb costumes - some even earned prizes. The class also produced their own fantasy book cover, complete with title, picture and blurb....

Let It Snow!

After a day working hard in English, maths and the wider curriculum, the children earned the chance to go out and have some fun in the snow. They threw snowballs, built snowmen and made snow angels. Everyone had a lovely time on the top field and we all landed back in...

Beeches ‘snow’ work!

Evening Beeches I hope you've all enjoyed playing in the snow today...and maybe tomorrow as well!. Can you all please make some time available to do some studying at home? Reading plus: complete two stories

Basketball Final

Yesterday afternoon, our qualifying team competed in the Gateshead final for basketball.  The team played extremely well against some tough opposition.  In each of the games the demonstrated good movement, passing and accuracy in shooting.  Against our four opponents,...

Always Complaining!

As part of a week's work on writing formal letters, Year 6 engaged in some role-playing activities which were based around lodging a complaint about inadequate customer service. Their task was to use formal language when detailing their experiences. Acting out...

Online safety in UKS2

A huge thank you as always to 'One Day' drama company for coming in this week and working alongside our children. This workshop is part of ongoing online safety that our children receive. If you have any concerns or issues regarding this important subject then please...

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