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Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be

Year 5 / Year 6

 

New  Year - New Topic

"Who Am I?"

This term we have a science based topic and will be learning about healthy eating and different food groups. We will explore what happens when diets are restricted or too high in certain foods and how important it is to feed our bodies correctly.

 

We will also be learning about the heart and circulation system and how we can help to make sure this works well.

 

We are going to investigate if people's leg length effect how far they can jump - we will let you know our results! 

This term's knowledge organiser

Welcome to Year 5 / Year 6!

 

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.

 

 

Curriculum Outcomes

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.

 

PE

Every class has a running session with Martin on Wednesday mornings

All classes also have PE lessons  on Tuesdays 

Swimming will commence soon - we will update you on this.

 

Homework

All children are expected to: read at home four times per week - Reading books and reading records should be brought to school every day and are checked on Tuesdays. 

Topic homework is usually based on the Knowledge Organisers and serves to reinforce previous learning or as research for new information. This homework is usually set and due in on Wednesdays.

As we move into term 2 and 4, year 6 children will have additional homework based around SATS preparation.

We also encourage children to use TTRockstars, or another method, to continually rehearse their Times Tables. 

 

Residential

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.

 

Trips

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; A cultural walk around Clifton Village

 

Extra-Curricular

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

Athletics Club on a Friday 3:15 - 4:30 with Mr Hill and Martin

Dance club for Y5/6 on a Friday 3:15 - 4:30 with Mrs Crutchley (starts term 2)

Signing Choir on Thursday lunchtimes in Cherry Class with Mrs Crutchley

 

Gym Club on Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15 to 4:15. Information from the office

Music lessons for guitar - Information from the office

Y5 and 6 Two year topic cycle

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