- About Us
Year 6's Youtube Channel, Crook Tube, is now live! As a year group, the children drew upon British values in order to decide on the name of their channel, and used literacy skills to plan and write a description to inform viewers about the content that they will produce.
Year 6 have now planned, filmed and posted their very first video titled 'Muddy Mayhem'. Please visit our channel at the following link to discover more about what a fun and muddy Friday we had last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5aoo5N4b4
We would like to say a huge congratulations to Charlotte this week. She participated in a challenge set at King James 1 Academy, on Wednesday night, in which she needed to complete a challenge in 6 different areas of the school. After each challenge was completed she received a stamp in her leaflet which was then entered into a prize draw to win a Chromebook!
So, when Mr Grieveson rang to speak to Charlotte personally on Thursday morning to say she had won we were all super proud of her achievement!
Well done Charlotte, you have made an amazing first impression!
Our next success story is from Abbie! We were set a challenge this week by our school president, Emily, to get ourselves outside and feel the autumn air on our cheeks! Abbie went for a walk around Crook and collected some leaves, all different colours from the turning of autumn. Abbie then decided to make the leaves into a piece of art and brought it into school to show us. Well done Abbie!
Year 6 were lucky enough to work alongside Durham Education Business Partnership (DEBP) to develop their enterprise skills.
We were put into groups and had to create origami paper ducks! This was a 'challenge' in itself!
Each team had to decide a role for each member, this consisted of accountants, managers, buyers and sellers. We had to think carefully about our strengths and weaknesses.
Throughout the afternoon we had to imagine we were trading for three days, each 'day' we were given a different 'challenge' to complete.
For example: Make a duck family to sell, create ducks of a specific colour and style. The 'sellers' had to use their persuasion skills to convince businesses to buy their product for a certain amount of money.
It was great fun trading and we had to use our financial knowledge to make sure we made a profit! Lucas stated that, "This afternoon will make us used to the pressures you would find in running a real business!"
On the final day of trading (towards the end of the afternoon) within our groups we had to pay back any 'business loans' and discover how successful we had been.
It was a great opportunity with all of the teams making profits ranging from £350 to over a £1000. Jack B summarised the afternoon by saying, "There is no 'I' in team! My team has concentrated and worked hard and we made over £600!"
It was a great experience where we learned to work alongside one another as a team.
Welcome to Year 6, and what a start it has been! The children have shown a great deal of enthusiasm and a great attitude towards learning in their very first week back. They have worked together as teams in order to get to know their new classmates, and had a lot of fun doing so.
As a reminder, our parent information meeting is on Wednesday 12th September at 4:30pm. In this meeting we will be sharing important information about the coming year.
P.E is every Tuesday and Thursday. Your child will require a P.E kit.
• White t-shirt.
• Navy/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms.
We look forward to seeing you at our parent information meeting.