INTRODUCING THE TEAM
|Mr Neil MacKenzie||Class Teacher||Year 6|
|Mrs Yvonne O’Connor||Teaching Assistant||Year 6|
|Mrs Briony Cavell||Teaching Assistant 1:1 (P/T)||Year 6|
What happens in Year 6 at Crondall Primary School?
In Year 6, we work hard to support our older students as they prepare to make the transition from primary school to secondary education. They gain independence and a sense of pride and responsibility as they volunteer to take on roles and jobs, which help to support the rest of the school, (E.g. School and House Captains, librarians and ‘buddies’.)
Social and emotional wellbeing is an important part of growing up, particularly within our Year 6 class as they prepare for the many changes and challenges that they face. During our annual residential to Calshot, pupils are given the opportunity to develop confidence, resilience, perseverance and teamwork, tackling a range of adventurous and problem-solving activities.
In addition, an important part of learning within Year 6 includes preparation for SAT’s. We work hard to build the skills and knowledge which are necessary in order to help them to feel ready, not just for the tests, but as they move forward into secondary education.
Wednesday 20th October 2021
This week, we learnt how to make bread.
It was fun to make our own bread, to eat it and find out what it was like. (Clara)
I liked watching what happened when the yeast started working. (Nicole)
Thursday 30th September 2021
This week, we tasted a selection of breads in preparation for baking our own.
Thursday 9th September 2021
For the stunning start to our new topic, we studied an image about life in the Stone Age before applying that to building an (almost) life size model of a cave home.
Year 6 2020 – 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Videos (click on the link to open):
Thursday 20th May 2021
Last week the children enjoyed taking part in a Kahoot quiz to test their understanding of the four operations.
Wednesday 28th April 2021
We enjoyed building a den as a hook for our instructional writing unit in English.
Monday 19th April 2021
Our Stunning Start:
Tuesday 30th March 2021
This afternoon we enjoyed learning about another force: friction.
Monday 29th March 2021
In Science today, we learnt about water resistance. We made boats and tested how streamlined they were.
Friday 26th March 2021
In Art lessons this term we have been learning about hue and tone. This afternoon we enjoyed painting the Moon!
Thursday 11th March 2021
We have really enjoyed our first week back at school. Today, we were learning about constellations.
Wednesday 16th December 2020
Our Fabulous Finish
Monday 14th December 2020
Our Islamic tiles:
Thursday 3rd December 2020
This week, the children have enjoyed sharing their homework projects with the class.
Thursday 12th November 2020
We enjoyed creating a diamond 9 to show the important reasons for the spread of Islamic Civilisation.
Tuesday 10th November 2020
We enjoyed learning about democracy. We took part in a class debate.
Friday 23rd October 2020
We have been working hard in History and Art. Here is some of our display work:
Thursday 8th October 2020
The children had a fantastic time at Calshot yesterday!
Tuesday 29th September 2020
This afternoon, the children enjoyed sketching Viking dragon heads and snakes in art!
Thursday 24th September 2020
Today, the children worked as historians, demonstrating fantastic teamwork skills. They worked to create a living graph, deciding if key events in the Viking age were a high point or low point.
Wednesday 9th September 2020
The children have really enjoyed their first few days back at school. They look incredibly smart in their new ties and are relishing the responsibilities that come with being the oldest children in school!
The first two days back at school were our ‘Reconnecting Days’. The children enjoyed getting to know me and reconnecting with one another. On Thursday 3rd September, we went on a scavenger hunt looking for signs of Autumn and completing a series of mathematical challenges. We also reflected on the Year 2020 and created memories for our time capsule. On Friday 4th September, we painted pebbles for the school tire art competition – watch this space!
For our Stunning Start, we completed a reconstruction relay as Saxon spies, investigating Viking longships. We are currently researching information about Viking longships and will be writing an improved description of them in pairs using the information that we have discovered.