This week is our final week at Hilton Primary School before we break up and move on to High School.
It’s certainly not going to be a quiet final week as we have our end of year 6 performance ‘Never Forget’ at 2:00pm on Wednesday evening. Followed by our Year 6 Graduation Ceremony at 9:30am on Friday morning.
We have made history this year by achieving the best End of Key Stage 2 SAT results in our school’s history – an amazing achievement!
Class of 2012
Last Friday (13th July) year 6 took part in our school M.A.D.D. week parade. M.A.D.D. stands for Music, Art, Dance and Drama – all of our lessons over the previous week were focused on these subjects.
Each class across the school focused on a different country – Miss Herron’s class focused on Brazil and Mr. Heeley’s class focused on the USA.
Here you can see Miss Herron’s class performing their amazing Samba dance and Mr. Heeley’s class during the parade.
Miss Herron’s class performing their Brazilian Samba dance!
Mr. Heeley’s class representing the USA!
Our fantastic Year 6 Prom took place on Wednesday evening. Everyone looked so smart! We had a super time at our disco before tucking into a delicious buffet! Later on we enjoyed a super performance from former X Factor contestant Anthony Chisman and some very special awards were presented.
Check out our photos and videos!
Dancing the night away!
A super performance from former X Factor star Anthony Chisman!
When we visited Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago we met this amazing woman who holds the Guinness World Record for the most body piercings – a total of 9,000!
8 people from year 6 who have achieved special things this school year were rewarded with a trip to the Beamish museum in Durham last week. Beamish is not like a normal museum as it is outdoors and includes a 19th century town with a real sweet shop! We also spent some time in a Victorian school and went down a coal mine. The area where we live in north-east England was a very famous coal mining area until quite recently. We found the day really interesting.
Here we are enjoying a lesson in a Victorian classroom. Our teacher was very strict! No blogging in this classroom!
All set to head down a drift mine!
This Wednesday evening it is the year 6 prom at Hilton. The event will begin at 4:30pm and we will enter the prom hall down a red carpet and through a balloon arch! There will be a disco until 6:00pm before a fantastic buffet prepared by the children of year 6 over the past few weeks in the ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ club.
At 6:30pm parents and families are invited to join us for a very special performance by Anthony Chisman – a former X Factor contestant! After the performance there will be some special achievement awards presented by Mr. Heeley and Miss Herron.
Check out this video of Anthony Chisman who will be performing at our prom:
Last Thursday we had an amazing adventure in the capital city of Scotland – Edinburgh. We left Newcastle early in the morning at the early time of 7:00am! We travelled on a train to Edinburgh it took 1 hour and 40 minutes. When we arrived we visited Edinburgh Castle. We made friends with some American tourists! At 1pm we watched the castle cannon get fired.
After our visit to the castle we walked down the Royal Mile and spent some time in the shops. We spent our money on some unusual things including a Loch Ness monster hat and some Edinburgh Rock! Later on we had a lovely Pizza Hut buffet – we ate loads of Pizza between us!
Finally it was time to head back to Newcastle on the train but there was a problem! A huge storm had caused a landslide on to the train track. We had no other way of getting home and we thought we might have to stay the night in Edinburgh (which would have been fun!). A kind police man sorted a coach out for us and we travelled back by road – it took nearly 3 hours because of the weather.
We had a great day! What an adventure!
Inside Edinburgh Castle
Jason and Kieran with their amazing Loch Ness monster hats!
Joe from year 6 had a very busy Saturday morning this weekend as he had qualified to represent Newcastle in the North East Schools Athletics Championships at Gateshead International Stadium.
He was taking part in the 60 metre hurdles event and in his first race qualified for the final. This meant he is officially in the top 8 year 6 boy hurdlers in the north east of England – a fantastic achievement – well done Joe!
Today all of year 6 had a great morning out at the Newcastle Schools Athletics Championships at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow, near Newcastle.
Several of our year 6′s took part in events including sprinting, long distance running, high jump, long jump, throwing, hurdles and relay against some of the best school athletes in the city.
There some great individual performances and the support from our other year 6′s was fantastic! Special mentions should go to Joe H and Kieran P who finished 5th in the hurdles and sprint respectively. Also, Sasha R should be credited for picking herself up and continuing her race after a nasty fall in the hurdles.
Everyone in year 6 represented Hilton superbly and a great morning was capped off as we passed the new Olympic rings on the Tyne Bridge – all set for the Olympic torch replay which will visit our city on Friday!
Getting ready for the hurdles!
The Olympic Rings on the Tyne Bridge