Archive | Year 6


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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Saturday School

Many of our Year 6 pupils attend Saturday School at the weekend and take part in a range of English and Maths activities with Miss Pendleton and Miss Lannary.

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Year 5 & 6 Netball Squad

On Thursday the 12th of November some of Rathfern’s Year 5/6 Netball Squad competed in the Lewisham Borough High Five Netball Finals. We travelled to Haberdashers Askes Hatcham College Playing Fields by mini bus for the competition. Some of our team members were very new to the game of netball, and Miss Sophie was very impressed with how they embraced the learning […]

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Handwriting Booster Day

Both Year 6 classes had a very special handwriting booster workshop with Pam Hulme from the National Handwriting Association and Teach Write. They  took part in a programme of activities to develop effective handwriting skills and enjoyed exploring a variety of pencils. Year 6 will be designing posters explaining the important ‘P Checks’ and ‘S Factors’. “By the […]

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Cambridge embraces challenge

In Cambridge Class we are inspired by the challenges that year 6 brings. Through our topic of Peace, Conflict and Security we have been investigating the plight of refugees across the globe, with special focus on two books by Elizabeth Laird – ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ and ‘The Garbage King.’ We have also used our […]

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Le Bistro de Dan Roro

Bonjour! On Wednesday 30th September 2015, 200 children from years 4, 5 and 6 gathered in the lower hall for ‘Le Bistro de Dan Roro’, by the one man ‘Compagnie Tête- à- Tête’. The audience was entertained for 75 minutes by the humorous yet educational production. It was centred around Dan Roro, an eccentric café owner who […]

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