Year 6

Welcome back to what promises to be a fun and action packed term for year 6. Click here for our autumn term topic web and please don't hesitate to ask us any questions about any aspects of the curriculum. Keep your eyes peeled on our page as we'll be sharing with you some of the exciting learning that we'll be doing over the next few months.  

Newhaven Fort

Year 6 had a fantastic day out at Newhaven Fort on Tuesday the 14th of November. We explored the ramparts, learnt a lot from the exhibitions and even had an air raid experience! This trip was a great way of consolidating and extending all of the fantastic learning we have been doing about WWII. 




Year 6 took part in Bikability 1 where they learnt to cycle safely, including breaking, swerving and indicating. For some children this was their first experience of riding a bike and all of the children did really well! Great work Year 6.


World War Two Day

To start our WWII topic we had a themed immersion day. The children arrived at school in fantastic themed costumes and we then spent the day doing different activities linked to WWII. This included trying carrot cookies made from an old ration recipe, doing some swing dance, sewing their own toys and studying some historic artefacts. It was a fantastic start to what is sure to be a very interesting topic!


 Safety in Action 

To help prepare for transition to high school, year 6 took part in Brighton and Hove's Safety in Action sessions that provided the children with different scenarios to consider in order to help them stay safe. Pupils were asked to think about a range of situations from organisations such as the police, fire service, coast guard and St.John's ambulance among others. 


 Visit to Brighton's Religious Buildings 

 We visited a church, synagogue and mosque and learnt about the many similarities between the religions.  


 Sea Swimming 

 We enjoyed a day at the beach where we learnt simple first aid, beach safety and had fun in the surf! 




 Connect to the Countryside

 Pupils enjoyed a day at the Sussex County Showground where they learnt about life in the countryside. 


 Pupil Voice 

 "I enjoy helping staff and other children because kindness is one of our core values." Matthew

  "Maths can be challenging but fun; I use the working wall to help me find the answer." Josephine

  " I enjoyed the residential because we did things we'd never done before in life." Sama

  "Making new friends and communicating with different learning partners is really nice." Carol 

 "Writing stories is my favourite thing at school.I love it when a new idea pops into my head." Evan 

  "The core values are important because they help to prepare us for life and keep us safe." Jazmine

  "My friends help me learn because when I'm working on a challenging question they give me a clue." Max

  " I enjoyed the residential because it was the opportunity of a lifetime and we explored ourselves." Caitlin

 Brighton University Students work with Year 6 

 We've  been really lucky over the last few weeks to work alongside history and art students from Brighton and Sussex Universities on exciting projects that have been linked to our topic on World War II. We've learnt about the importance of animals in the war, how Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code and how battle ships were camouflaged using stripes and patterns. 



Year 5 and 6 Residential to Fairthorne Manor

 Children from years 5 and 6 enjoyed a week long residential trip to Fairthorne Manor near Southampton in November. Our Carden Core values of respect, aspiration, safety, courage and kindness were demonstrated on numerous occasions as the children helped and supported each other to take part in a range of challenging and adventurous activities. 





Newhaven Fort 

 A fun packed and educational day was had by all when we visited Newhaven Fort as part of our topic on WWII. Bravely battling the elements, we explored the ramparts, gun batteries and extensive tunnel network. The exhibitions supported our learning from class and the Blitz experience simulator helped us to understand just how frightening the real thing would have been.