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Year 6 end-of-year performance

In the last couple of weeks, Year 6 have begun preparing for their end of year performance. In a similar vein to last year, the production will take the form of a variety performance with song, dance, drama and instrumental and oral performances. Pupils have selected and been selected for a variety of roles, to […]

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Journey

We have been inspired this week by the beautiful illustrations in the book Journey by Aaron Becker.  The children immediately noticed that it is a text with no words and have enthusiastically told the story themselves through the pictures. We are wondering where the girl and boy in the story may go to next…

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Adventures in Outer Space

This week the reception children strapped on their moon boots and space suits and embarked on adventures in outer space. We began our voyage into far-flung galaxies through studying the classic children’s book ‘Whatever Next’ by Jilly Murphy. Just like the bear in the story, the children packed their suitcases ready for a visit to […]

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Penguin Day!

Our Antarctic friends came to Rathfern on Monday to celebrate Penguin Day. The children dressed up in black and white and waddled and huddled like our feathered friends. We also explored ice and how it melts; created a penguin dance; sang some penguin songs and even tasted some penguin food  (tuna on a cracker). Did you know…penguins can’t taste […]

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Restorative Justice Training

This term, year 6 have received restorative justice training from a former head teacher, who specialises in behaviour management. The training allowed children to discuss strategies on how to handle confrontation/problems in the playground effectively. The children also explored how different perspectives can effect how people recount an incident. The training finished with the children designing […]

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Horniman Museum Trip – Ancient Benin

On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January, Year 6 visited the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. Each class had a chance to handle replicas of historical artefacts that could help us understand more about the ancient Kingdom of Benin. The children learnt how brass plaques would have been made and the skill that was required […]

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Breaking news!

Year 6 are currently learning about newspaper and recount writing. We will eventually write a newspaper report on Hercules’ defeat of the mighty Nemean Lion. To support your child’s learning, you can read newspapers with your child and discuss the various newspaper features such as: headlines, captions, lead paragraphs, etc. You might also discuss how journalists […]

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Watch out Grandma!

The Reception children have been learning about  positional language and playing games in which they have to describe the position of Mr Wolf, one of the central characters in our core text, Little Red Riding Hood. They have been spotting whether he  is above, under, next to or simply hiding in the bed. Watch out Grandma!

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Burning Icarus’s wings

As part of our Ancient Greeks topic, Year 6 have been studying the myth of Icarus and Daedalus. Having written a diary entry from the perspective of Daedalus last week, the pupils wrote an instructional text for constructing Icarus’s famed wings. This week, they got the opportunity to build the wings as part of a […]

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