Science behind the Science
All of year 6 were invited to the Science behind the science workshop at Crookhorn. They were able to watch lots of different experiments and discuss different ideas. They talked about the properties of materials, using maths in science and the impact of our actions has on our planet.
Wonderful Whale Workshop
Year 6 had the opportunity to have a visit from the Orca and Whale Foundation. They were shown artefacts and were able to touch bones and parts of whales. Pupils considered the impact our plastic and pollution is having on these creatures. They identified that the food chain is likely to collapse if we do not change our habits when it comes to recycling.
Year 6 had the opportunity to go into the explorer dome to continue their knowledge around the topic Eco Warriors. They explored the different animals that live around the world and the environment they need to survive. They explored adaptation and how animals have changed over time to link with their science topic. Pupils discussed climate change and deforestation and the effect this will have on our planet.
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Crookhorn visit from Mr Collins
All of year 6 were invited to listen to a presentation from the head of 7 at Crookhorn, Mr Collins. He spoke to them about the events they had been to and what Crookhorn is like if they choose to attend for secondary school. He showed off his mind reading techniques even on the headteacher, Mrs Livingstone.
Year 6 were visited by the school nurses to discuss what keeps us healthy. They spoke to the pupils about eating well, exercising and ensuring they receive enough sleep.
Pupils were given the opportunity to be visited by Zoolab. Zoolab brought in multiple animals to show the children and consider the impact of climate change, pollution and litter has on our planet. Pupils were able to see and touch some of the animals which included cockroaches, snakes, spiders, frogs, gerbils and a millipede. It was a fascinating and enjoyable afternoon for all.
During the autumn term, year 6 will be learning and practising their skills in a number of sports. On Monday, pupils recapped the skills of tag rugby that they learnt in year 5 and reminded themselves of the rules of the game. Over the term they will explore different tactics and game strategies.
In RE this autumn, year 6 are exploring the concept of faith. Pupils have been working together on trust and faith exercises to understand how faith can be important to people. They enjoyed testing their faith of their friends and proving that they can trust one another.In RE this autumn, year 6 are exploring the concept of faith. Pupils have been working together on trust and faith exercises to understand how faith can be important to people. They enjoyed testing their faith of their friends and proving that they can trust one another.
Year 6 were in for a full filled day during their two days with their new teachers, Miss Allen and Miss Hiron. Pupils engaged in a range of art mediums working on facial features, especially eyes. Pupils looked at how our emotion can be shown in our eyes and created their own art inspired by a local artist. Pupils also engaged in fun team building activities on the activity trail, aiming to communicate effectively when passing water from one end to the other. It was a glorious sunny day and all pupils enjoyed being outside working together!