Year 6 were very excited as Michael Rosen gave us a shout out during his live chat. This was a great end to our unit on his poetry.
Year 6 have been investigating light as part of their science work. We enjoyed finding out what happened to the size of a shadow when the light source was moved further away and proving how light travels in a straight line.
As part of our work on free trade we were meant to visit Tesco and find out more about oranges. Unfortunately they had to cancel our trip but did provide us with the materials to make Christingles. Thank you Tesco - we learnt a lot about where oranges come from and enjoyed using them to make this Christmas symbol where each element is symbolic:
The orange represents the world
The red ribbon represents Jesus's blood
The four sticks represent the four seasons or the four points on a compass
The fruit represents all the food that is grown in the world
The candle represents Jesus as the light of the world
Year 6 enjoyed their last Cranbourne Christmas dinner. As always it was delicious - thank you to everyone who helped prepare it.
What a great DT day we had today - icing our cakes and then taking part in the Great Upper School Bake Off. Everyone created a beautiful cake but there could only be 6 winners in Year 6. 6EW won the whole class award. Well done everyone for your tremendous efforts. I hope you enjoyed eating the end results.
As part of our German Day, Year 6 made pretzels. We were very surprised at how delicious they were! Lots of us went home and made more.
What did we look like - Children in Need mixed up dressing day! The morning run was a little different today!
Year 6 attended Crucial Crew as part of their PSHE curriculum. The afternoon teaches us how to keep safe in a wide variety of activities. It was a great learning opportunity.
Today, the Year 6 School Council members represented Cranbourne at the Remembrance ceremony at Hoddesdon War Memorial. It was a very moving event and the children were fantastic ambassadors.
We ended the half-term with an inter-house hockey tournament. Excellent hockey skills on display by everyone - Year 6 you are hockeytastic!!!
Today we learnt about diffusion and osmosis in our bodies through a range of investigations. We found out what happened to eggs in vinegar, jelly snakes in water and skittles in water. The results amazed us!
Today we furthered our understanding of measures in a practical workshop. We thought about length, weight and capacity. Remember to ask us to convert between units of measure.
Today we went to Walton on the Naze as part of our Coasts geography topic. It was a great learning experience and one of Cranbourne’s 11 before 11.
Today we took part in the World’s Largest Lesson. We wrote to McDonalds to ask them to change their policy in relation to the use of plastic straws as part of the international #stopsucking campaign.
Teams from Upper School took part in the John Warner STEM day by racing buggies which they had created in a workshop the previous week. They were a credit toCranbourne school and had a great time.
27 September 2017
Year 6 had great fun at the MAT spots morning. They were commended for their politeness and teamwork. We were very proud of them all.
26 September 2017
We had great fun today when our parents joined us for our English lesson when we were focusing on how European languages have influenced the English language. We learnt about how the ph digraph came into the English language from the Greek. The parents were all very well behaved!!
Thursday 14 September
Today Year 6 turned into vampires and drank the blood that they had previously made. Raspberries, marshmallows, sprinkles and pineapple juice were blended together to make our blood smoothies. A great time was had by all as the pictures below show. A great start to epic science this year.