Welcome to what is already proving to be a fun-filled, productive and memorable time as the children embark on their final year at Dunston Hill.

Let’s make it one to be proud of!


The Jungle Book – A performance of a lifetime!












Week beginning 12th June

What a busy week we have in store!


First Creative Homework Progress Check

Morning Jungle Book Rehearsals

Girls Cricket – for selected pupils

UKS2 Athletics Club with Miss Parkin  – for everyone who has returned a reply slip by Monday 9.15am


Running Club with Mrs Richardson and Mrs Harm  –


Morning Jungle Book Rehearsals

Orienteering Competition for selected pupils at Gibside National Trust


Morning Jungle Book Rehearsals

Forest School and Swimming until 3.45pm

Friday – French Day – further details to follow

British Values Morning

Election Fever Hits Year 6!

General Election fever hit Year 6 this morning as the children worked together to understand:

What a General Election was

Why a General Election was being held

How a General Election works

Who is involved in today’s General Election.

Working together they let their creativity flow to design and make an interesting and informative model to show their understanding. We are so impressed! After much debate surrounding the key parties manifestos the votes were cast … with a landslide victory for Labour in 6P! We will continue keeping up to speed with the political uncertainty that will follow in the next few weeks!

On Friday 19th May, Year 6 invite their parents and carers to a VE Day Celebration to share the success of their World War Two Topic: Keep Calm and Carry On. Dressed in a World War Two costume of their choice, the children will spend the day doing hands on activities including looking at artefacts, dancing, singing and craft before sharing their work with their parents at 2:30pm in the hall. Please come along to hear our war time songs; see the work we have undertaken during the topic; take part in a quiz with your child and celebrate ‘Victory in Europe’ with a street party picnic!

Victoria Tunnel and Seven Stories

What a fantastic day we had: speaking with Basil a WW2 veteran about life in Newcastle during 1939-1945; having a  guided tour down part of the Victoria Tunnel and learning about its role as an Air Raid Shelter and visiting the Seven Stories to exercise our drama skills in a workshop based on one of our much loved authors, Michael Morpurgo, and his novel, ‘Eagle in the Snow.’

See below and our school facebook page for a range of photographs from our special day!



Dig for Victory!

To start our mini study on rationing and the Dig for Victory Campaign of World War Two, we used our baking skills to create ‘Carrot Biscuits’ with only rationed amounts of the ingredients the carrot was a great substitute for other flavouring or more sugar! Doctor Carrot would have been very pleased with the children’s efforts!


Gas Attack

After watching some of the film, ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’, the children in 6P wanted to know more about Gas Masks. Therefore we started our exploration by following a scaled diagram with key measurements on to draw a net of a cuboid ( the box the mask would be carried in). Next week we hope to finish our drawings, cut out our nets, stick on the brown paper  – to make our boxes look authentic – and stick the nets together ( using the tabs) to create our own ‘mini’ gas mask cuboid boxes… Watch this space for our final pieces of work!


This week Year 6 have been exercising their journalistic skills as they gathered information from the scene of a CRIME! Doors that had been cornered off for further investigation by Northumbria Police; a mysterious car abandoned in the yard and an empty trophy cabinet surrounded by some possible tell tale footprints!

Hot off the press!


Want to keep up to speed with your learning at home?

Here are some useful revision websites to help you build on your knowledge and understanding in the classroom!







This week we have been developing our map reading skills by getting to grips with four figure grid references.

We now know how to use Eastings and Northings to find out our location on an Ordinance Survey Map.

UKS2 Festive Fun – The Christmas Party


‘Speak Out Stay Safe’

In conjunction with the assembly delivered by the NSPCC, the children were given the opportunity to take part in a very informative, accessible and educational workshop about child abuse. The children were a credit to the school and thought carefully about the discussion tasks and questions which they wanted to raise during the session.

The children all completed a ‘Stay Safe Kit’ where they thought about: who they could confide in; where they felt safest and happiest and what they enjoyed having with them. The children also brought home a guide for parents, which in conjunction with O2, promotes the importance of protecting children on line – with some fantastic step by step guides.



World Book Day 2017

Sharing our love of reading…

 Around the world…

Around our school !

Creative Homework

Sharing our success.

A huge well done to all children who brought in work for our first progress check on Monday. It is a joy to look at the magnificent creations you ( and your families) have put so much time and effort into! You should be very proud!


‘A stitch in time saves nine!’

Some of us have been lucky enough to work with a friend of the school, Mrs Alderson, to learn how to knit! We are making progress with our knitting pace and have not dropped too many stitches!


Investigation Stations

Our line of inquiry: How does light travel?