Year 6

Year Six Lisbon is taught by John McGinn and Year Six Padua is taught by Sarah McCabe. Their TA is Fatim Dossa. The Year Six classrooms are upstairs in the St Francis building and they share the back playground with the rest of KS2.

Weekly Class Updates

National Story Telling Week

We have been celebrating National Story Telling week as a school and both Year 6 classes visited Nursery to read to them. Year 6 Lisbon brought in their favourite story to read to the Nursery children and Year 6 Padua read Nursery’s favourite stories to them. It was so lovely to see how the older children were helping the younger children with their learning; helping them to count the animals on a page, changing their voices to make the stories exciting and even helping to read stories in their home language. It was a really lovely morning.

Bletchley Park

In December, Year 6 went on a school trip to Bletchley Park. Whilst we were there we had a guided tour where we learnt more about what the day to day activities would have been for the people who were working there. We also took part in a code breaking activity where we had to find out where the lost enigma machine was. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day at Bletchley.

Magistrates visit

In November, a local magistrate led a workshop with both Year 6 classes on the topic of the English judicial system where the courts and the rule of law were discussed. The children also did some role-play on the subject of a pretend case and trial. Our visitor, Karen, was really impressed with the children’s questions and attitude.

Remembrance Day

We have been learning about how there are many people who work to look after and protect us, our families, our communities, and our country.  We remember them in November, and we remember everyone in Heaven.  We worked with Nursery to help them make their own poppies.


Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to attend a production of ‘Pinocchio’ at St. Michael’s and All Angels Church.  The cast members were students who had travelled all the way from Australia and were touring around London.  The children had a brilliant time and even took part in a conga line at the end!

Year 6 Retreat Day to Holy Rood

In September both Year 6 classes attended a retreat day at Holy Rood Church. This was based on leadership and what leadership means to us. The children discussed some of the Catholic Social Teachings, such as, Solidarity and Peace, Human Dignity and Community and Participation. The children thought about what each one of these means for them and how we can show these in our everyday lives. The children also attended midday Mass with Father Tim.

Isle of Wight Trip

In June Year 6 went on their residential trip to the Isle of Wight. The children had an amazing time experiencing different things. From going on a ferry to fossil hunting o the beach to riding different rides at a theme park and visiting Queen Victoria’s Summer House- Osbourne House. The children all behaved impeccably and made memories that we are sure will last a lifetime. On our last night we came together as a year group and as a staff and had a mass overlooking the sea.

Our Trip to The Mosque

In March, we were lucky enough to visit The Al-Zahra Centre in Watford and have a talk with the Imam. We learnt a lot about Islam and some of the different rituals that Muslim people will complete and some of the shrines around the world. The children also learnt about the Imam Husayn and the different things that he did in his life, they then completed a project on this when they returned to school.

Athletics Competition

In February, Year 6 children took part in an indoor athletics competition. The children completed lots of different events such as, the standing long jump, relay races, speed bounce, javelin and chest push. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are very proud of how well they did and how well behaved they were.

Bletchley Park

In December 2022, Year 6 visited Bletchley Park. They completed a coding workshop where they discussed the work that was completed at Bletchley and saw an Enigma machine and learnt about how it worked. The children were also very lucky to receive a guided tour of Bletchley where they got to learn more about the work that was completed there and the people who worked there during the war. It was a fantastic experience for all the children to take a walk through history.

Evacuee Day

In November 2022 as part of our History topic, Year Six experienced what life would have been like for an evacuee during World War 2. They started the day creating their own gas mask boxes and learning how to use a ration book. They were also given a character for the day, this then correlated to a story of an evacuee and their experience. We stopped half way through our journey for some soup and finished the day reflecting on the experiences that they would have had.

Our Trip to Saint Joan of Arc

In November 2022, Year 6 Padua along with Year 5 Padua walked to Saint Joan of Arc. We spent the day there to experience a day in a Catholic Secondary School. They took part in many different activities throughout the day including a music lesson, drama and a science experiment.