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Welcome to Year 5 and 6. We are three parallel mixed age range classes: Lime , Maple and Cherry. We work both in separate classes and as a whole team preparing the children for the next stage of learning.
We teach a well-rounded, balanced and challenging curriculum; we plan our real projects so that we learn knowledge and skills which we use to culminate in a final outcome that the children build up to throughout the project. Recent final outcomes have included: A fantastic Blue Plaque awards evening for people in the local community who have made a difference to the children's lives; A science fair – attended by scientists and parents; A permanent historical timeline – funded through local businesses and our current project will culminate in children producing self-portraits for sale in the local community.
Every class has a running session with Martin on Friday afternoons.
A separate class PE session takes place for Maple and Cherry on Tuesdays and Lime on Wednesdays
All children are expected to: read at home four times per week; to learn the information in the Knowledge Organisers based on the curriculum areas we are studying at that time; learn multiplication timetables (TT Rockstars) and spellings (spelling Shed). Homework is based on the Knowledge Organisers and serve to reinforce previous learning or as research for new information. We check the children's progress using quick quizzes including computer based quizzes and games. Year 6 children have additional homework based around SATS preparation.
Every July Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a week long residential trip to Mill on the Brue, Bruton, Somerset. Year 6 Camp is always a fantastic week where the children are challenged to experience and embrace a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
During most real projects we organise curriculum related school trips. Recent outings have included: Warner Brothers Studios (home of Harry Potter); We the Curious, the STEAM Museum in Swindon; the Lifeskills Centre in Bristol; the Aerospace Museum and many more.
Year 5/6 children from Crockerne have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities outside the classroom. From singing and dancing to sports and the arts we encourage all our pupils to find something they enjoy and excel in.
Running Club on a Friday morning. Meet Mr Hill at the school gates at 8:00am!
Dance club for Y5/6 starts after October half term for Y5/6 on a Thursday 3:15 - 4:15
Our 2 Year Cycle
Is it Science or Magic?
Should we forgive or forget?
Where are you?
Where are you now?
Science - Properties of material
History – WW2
History/Geography – Mayans study & study of a contrasting location (Mexico)
What were you thinking?
Is it all about me?
Were the Greeks dramatic?
Thinkers who changed the world.
Darwin Science -Interdependence and adaptation
Greta Thunberg - climate change
PSHE/Science /DT Keeping Healthy
Art - Portrait study
History - Ancient Greece
DT/Music – create a theatre model and a soundscape