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We have really enjoyed and been hugely moved by hearing some of the children's family stories from WWI. We've also been amazed at some of the artefacts that the children have been able to bring in. We would really like to bring the whole year group together to hear these amazing stories and show the artefacts. Therefore we would be really grateful if those parents who have sent items in already could allow your child to bring them in on Monday 4th December. We will take some photographs and share them on our history page of the website - so look out for them.
Thank you so much for your contributions which have really helped the children to engage and connect with our local history topic.
Year 6 teachers
6JL - Mrs Johnstone-Swift
& Mrs Lloyd
6M - Ms L. Murphy
6R - Mrs Richards
6T - Mrs Tyson
Here is an update on the reading opportunities for Year 6 children at Great Crosby. Page 1 and 4 are shown first, click Next/Previous below to change the pages.
Recommended books can be found here:
J. K. Rowling
J. R. R. Tolkien
Use the same username and password that you use for Purple Mash and Mangahigh.
First visit the Studio to improve your rock status. You need to have had ten goes in the Studio to get your rock status.
Practise in the Garage.
Test yourself in the Soundcheck, then visit the Studio again.
Click on the image to play one of Mr Cannell's favourite NRICH games.
Can you beat the computer?
Click on the green button for more NRICH games.
Click on the image to open the CS First page so that you can start programming your own Super Hero in Scratch.
Photos from our Y6 Sports Day
From 19th – 21st April, the Year 6 children went on their residential to PGL Boreatton in Shropshire.
We conquered our fears and improved our skills by taking part in a whole range of activities such as canoeing, orienteering, problem solving, shooting, abseiling, trapeze and giant swing. The PGL staff were amazing and encouraged us to do things we never thought possible.
Our days were action-packed and there was even entertainment in the evening. On one night we played a giant game of Cluedo and on the other we sang songs around the campfire.
The highlight for some people was the amazing food. Every morning, we were treated to a full cooked breakfast and at lunchtimes and evenings there was always lots to choose from.
We stayed in wooden cabins with our friends. Once we decided who was sleeping on the top bunk, we all got on like a house on fire.
After three days, it was time to come home and there was a lot of snoring on the coaches. We had a fantastic time and would like to thank all the teachers and teaching assistants who came with us.
Having studied Antarctica in geography, Year 6 have made barometers for Science Week. Antarctica is like the Earth’s barometer: what happens there tells us how the world’s climate will change in the future.
A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. This influences rainfall, temperature, winds and storminess.
Today the water level had fallen to a height of 10cm, indicating low pressure and cloudy, rainy weather.
Year 6 enjoyed an online 'careers conversation' with Helen Shoesmith, who is an illustrator. Helen gave us good tips on how to get started and to always hold on to our aspirations, even if we get rejected at first.
Thank you to Positive Footprints, Raising Aspirations and Helen Shoesmith.
Click on the button to see Helen's work.
Today, Y6 welcomed James Riley, a former probation officer, into school for the first of four daily workshops. He runs the Get Away 'n' Get Safe Prevention Programme with the aim to educate, inspire and empower young people to take control of their future by rejecting the gang lifestyle.
James inspires Y6 with empowering messages to make good choices & shows examples of the consequences of gang membership. Today's key messages were 'Be brave and confident to make the right choice' and 'Make good choices, don't have regrets'.
On Monday morning, Year 6 were very excited – oh yes, they were! All of Year 6 were loaded onto two double decker buses and set off to Prescot town, more specifically, Shakespeare North Playhouse.
Once in the theatre, 32 lucky children were seated downstairs and the rest of us found our seats on the balcony.
We waited in anticipation for the amazing performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to start. The four performers told the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in a fun and entertaining manner. There was audience participation and a bit of, “Oh yes we are.” It was really wonderful to watch some talented actors tell us a story with music, dancing and singing.
Thank you to the PTA for helping us and to Mrs Murphy for all the organising. It set us on a good path to enjoy Christmas and as Tiny Tim said, “God bless everyone.”
Year 6 attended an online career conversation about climate change with Jamie Brogan from Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and Raising Aspirations. We discussed how we all have an impact and we have pledged to play our part in living simpler and being green.
We pledge to reduce waste and to use our voices to influence others.
We have learnt that little things make a difference - our futures, our lives.
Year 6 enjoyed an online careers talk by Lorna Bennett, a renewable energy engineer at ORE Catapult, the UK's leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. She explained her career journey and the process of designing and maintaining wind turbines. The children asked thought-provoking questions. We are grateful that she is, "working towards building a better world by creating new things to make old things better". Thanks to Positive Footprints for organising the event.
Great Crosby Y6 Science Workplace Workshop Speakers
On Monday 27th June Great Crosby held our first ever Science Workplace Workshop, in conjunction with Smashing Stereotypes from British Science Week. The day was jam packed full of people who work in the science industry.
Here is the list of occupations that joined us on our science spectacular day: Senior Doctor / Registrar In Emergency Medicine at Southport and Ormskirk Emergency Departments, Dance teacher Musculoskeletal Therapist Philip Cutts School of Dance Medicine, Merseyside Police CSI, Chemical Science AstraZeneca STEM Ambassador, Scientific Associate II, Pharmaron Biologics UK, Environmental Advisor for Antarctica on behalf of New Zealand government, Systems Engineer/ BAE Systems and Consultant Medical Microbiologist/Liverpool Clinical Laboratories and finally Head of Chemistry/Sacred Heart Catholic College.
As the day was due to be so much fun we invited our cluster school partner Valewood Primary School to join in the fun. The two schools together enjoyed the day and inspired many children to have career aspirations in the science industries.
If you would like to take part in next year's Science Workplace Workshop please get in touch: email@example.com
Home learning work was set for Year 6 on Microsoft Teams during lockdowns and isolations. Please watch this video if you need a reminder about how to use it.