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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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Year 6 trip to The British Museum

On Monday 29th October, Year 6 visited the the British Museum. The children explored the Ancient Greek galleries and examined the various different artefacts. The children looked at how the Greeks used paintings on pottery to tell stories or to show what daily life was like in Ancient Greece. The children then attended a presentation […]

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It’s Time to Come Home

After an incredible week full of challenges, new experiences and laughs, it was time for us to come home.    ‘Not even the most beautiful place on Earth can beat it!’ – Bobbi-Rose ‘My favourite memory was learning about our ancestors struggle to survive.’   – Elani           ‘What a fun, adventurous time!’ […]

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Year 6 travel back in time to Ancient Benin

On 10th and 14th November, both Year 6 Classes visited the British Museum and Horniman Museum to learn all about the fantastic kingdom of Ancient Benin. At the British Museum, we took part in a fact-filled workshop where we learned all about the plaques of Ancient Benin and the symbolic links to the power of […]

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Macmillan Cake Sale

Charity is extremely important to everyone at Rathfern, and this year we participated in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Instead of running our own coffee morning, we held a cake sale after school where we sold cakes, biscuits and other sweet treats. Parents and carers were extremely generous and donated lots of goodies for […]

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School Journey – Naturesbase

Year 6 have arrived safely in Aberaeron and are now settling into their new home for the next few days. The children have already enjoyed a range of fun activities that have kept them extremely busy from our arrival at Naturesbase. We first did orienteering where we had to locate stamps that were hidden around […]

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Oxford class visit Houses of Parliament

The trip to Parliament was a trip that will stay with the children forever. When they arrived at Westminster, they were amazed to see Parliament right before their eyes. Before they started their tour the children watched a clip about how Parliament was made and how it got its name. After that their tour started, and […]

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