Year 6 Topic

Autumn Term 2019

The children’s topic this term is “Keep Calm & Carry On!”

Summer Term 2019

Year 6 will “Meet The Greeks” during the summer.

Ancient Greece Day

The children came to school dressed as Ancient Greeks. Throughout the day, they tasted Greek food, played sport in The Olympics, performed Greek drama and participated in a workshop from The Rainbow Theatre.


A superb jump!


Hard work!

Year 6 Residential Trip to Fairthorne Manor

The week started with stormy weather which developed into a glorious week of sunshine and plenty of fun activities including abseiling, stand-up paddle-boarding and den building.

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Lifejackets on!


Team work makes the dream work!


How muddy am I?!

Spring Term 2019

The topic for the children in Year 6 was “The Vikings Are Coming!”. They kicked off their new topic by inventing their own Invasion Games in PE.

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Invasion Games

The children explored texture and pattern to create their own Dragon Eye sculptures.

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Dragon Eye Sculptures

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed interviewing prospective candidates for the role of Viking Hero. They asked some very interesting questions!

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Interview time!

Viking Day

What a bunch of vicious Vikings! Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their workshop, learning huge amounts, experiencing Viking life by handling artefacts but – without a shadow of a doubt –the most enjoyable part was using a sword to chop their teacher’s “head” off!

Please note : no teachers were harmed during this workshop – a few cabbages met a rather sticky end though!


Viking Warriors

The children flexed their artistic muscles! They used colour wash techniques and a palette of “cold” colours to create the front covers of their Viking saga books. Their pictures had to be ominous and foreboding to mirror their stories.

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Artists at work!

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term was "Into The Unknown".

In Year 6 the children made their own networks to help them understand how computing networks operate.

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Making networks

Year 6 learnt about the importance of E-Safety. They thought about how they would react in different scenarios & created some very informative Online Safety posters which are displayed around the school to help younger children make sensible choices.

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Creating E-Safety posters.

Bikeability Week in Year 6 was a great success – the children learnt to cycle safely on the roads.


Getting started.


On the way back to Castlewood.

It was an exciting time on Times Tables Rockstars, with Year 5 and Year 6 going into a tournament battle against each other. The Staff were very proud of the level of participation resulting in the students’ speed and accuracy in times table knowledge being dramatically improved. 

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Year 6 Winners of Battle of the Bands.

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