Andrews Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN7 6LB

01992 623 065

Andrews Lane Primary School

Welcome to Year 6

Teacher

Mrs Clark

PE: Thursday

Yoga: Not this half term

Forest School: Not this half term

Swimming: Monday

Spring Term 2024

Week beginning 25/03/24

Year 6 Trip – The Hive, Epping

Year 6 enjoyed a day trip to the Hive in Epping. They spent an action-packed morning in Epping Forest itself, where they learnt to classify and carbon date trees. This showed them how important ‘old’ trees are and how they can help offset our carbon footprint. They also explored the natural habitats of mini-beasts and classifying those too.

We went inside for lunch - very timely as it decided to pour with rain! After lunch and little free time, we examined the causes, impact and solutions of climate change. We finished the day off with an hour of orienteering, which Mrs Mizon was determined to win!

We had a fantastic time; the children really enjoyed the day out of the classroom and we managed to stay dry all day. The children were a credit to you and the school – well done Year 6!

Week beginning 18/03/24

Year 6, along with Years 4 and 5 enjoyed a special assembly delivered by PCO Jade and PCO Laura.

They came to talk about the dangers of parking cars around schools and the benefits of walking to school. We have been invited to participate in a competition, to design a poster which will raise awareness to the dangers of poor parking – including respecting the residents that may live close by. Alternatively, they can design a poster to promote walking to school. There will be one winner and one runner up from each year group. They winners will have their posters displayed outside school and will be invited to visit the Jail Break Café, where they will have the opportunity to meet the Mayor and our Chief Inspector of Police.

Week beginning 11/03/24

As part of science week, Year 6 were set a STEM engineering challenge. Using only four sheets of A4 paper – no glue, sellotape, paper clips or fasteners of any type, the children were challenged to make a standing 3D paper tree. This was not an easy feat, but well-done Year 6: so much creativity, thought and determination went into this. We had some amazing creations.

Also, as part of science week, we examined the different ways of measuring time, beginning with the sun and sun dials to modern day digital. The children were then baffled when I told them they would be making a ‘water clock’. They did succeed is making a clock that could measure minutes through the collection of water drops.  They concluded it was not a reliable method that could be widely used, with valid justifications. Great learning.

Week beginning 04/03/24

On World Book Day, Year 6 enjoyed making the own wooden spoon characters, which depict their favourite book characters. We love the thought and creativity shown – well done!

Following assembly, Year 6 then visited the Year 2 classroom where we enjoyed sharing some of our favourite books.

Week beginning 26/02/24:

Year 6 have started a new topic in science – Light.

We began by revisiting previous learning, looking at how shadows are formed. The children then enjoyed mastering the art of creating shadow puppets, casting animal shapes on the classroom walls. Can you identify them all?