Category Archives: Year 6

Mad Science Assembly

Today, 6th March, we had a Mad Sciene demonstration with Mad Scientist Georgia, for a new after school club starting soon.

The children were mesmerised with fire and air experiments and it’s got them very excited for Science week next week.

They saw experiments on how to make a fire ball using icing sugar and smoke rings using a wind turbine and smoke.


Space to Earth Challenge Day

On Monday 26th February we had the fortunate experience to take part in The Space to Earth Challenge.

The Space to Earth Challenge uses the training programme of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to get schools excited about fitness and science. The project takes Tim’s astronaut training as its inspiration.

Children from years 1 – 6 took their fitness to new heights by attempting to collectively bike and run the distance to a satellite above the earth, a whopping 717km!

Through the event, pupils learnt about the exciting topic of Earth Observation. The ‘View from Space to Earth’ challenge is set by Team GB Paralympian Triathlete Lauren Steadman and glaciologist Dr Anna Hogg.

The Triathlon Trust provided all the equipment required to participate including bikes mounted on turbo trainers (to make them static) fitted with trip computers to log the distance travelled. For more information on trust please visit

The activity was fantastic fun and all the children and staff who took part gave it their all.

As a school we travelled a whopping 799km!  Well done to everyone who took part!
Smashing the target!

Christmas Celebrations

The final week of term was full of Christmas spirit with Christingle at St Johns, Christmas dinner and the pantomime.

Well done to Year 5 for a beautiful Christingle Service.

Christingle at St Johns
Christingle at St Johns


A huge thank you to the Kitchen staff for a wonderful, scrumptious Christmas dinner.

The whole school then watched ‘Aladdin’, the children cheered, booed and sang songs as the story unfolded.

Aladdin on his Magic Carpet
Aladdin and the Genie
Princess Jasmine
Widow Twankey


Year 6 perform ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’

After studying how to read and write play scripts, Year 6 took to the stage for their own class performance. This year Year 6 took on the challenge of the ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’. All of the children had many lines to learn from the hefty script, including songs, spoken words and realistic non-verbal actions. The children were heavily involved in prop creating and performing our show. 

A technical team ran the performance on the evening to a packed audience of 100 adults, family and friends. There were lots of great comments, including “That is the best performance I have ever seen a group of children perform!”

Some of the children in school are still talking about how they “absolutely loved the show!” We are all very proud of Year 6 for their fantastic acting, amazing costumes, beautiful singing (including several solos) and great performing skills! Watch out Broadway!

“Thank you for letting me attend the Y6 dress rehearsal this morning. You should be very proud of the achievements of your class. To put on such a lengthy play, whilst continuing to deliver the demanding Y6 curriculum is no small feat. It was a pleasure being able to see her perform with such confidence. She learned the script alone, without any help from us. She has really flourished at Henley. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement of her.”

Kindness Week 2017

We have been involved in World Kindness Day this week, it is celebrated nationally to promote kindness in all its forms. One of the activities was that the children have been keeping an eye out for others who have been kind to them or seen someone be kind. They then wrote them on a tag which was hung on our kindness tree in the entrance hall.

At the end of the week a child from every class went into Henley with Mrs Hopkins to spread a bit of kindness to the community by giving out free bookmarks that the children in Year 5 had made.

‘We walked into Henley and when we saw people we asked if they would like a bookmark, they then went in their pockets for money, but we said no there free and they were very happy to have one’ by Scarlet

Scarlet said ‘I felt proud and happy because they liked the bookmarks and were thankful for what we did.’

New Head Boy and Head Girl for 2017-2018

A huge congratulations to Ellen and Daniel who have been elected, by the whole school, to become the next Head Boy and Head Girl for the coming year.

Head Girl and Head Boy

The new Ambassadors who will support them are as follows:

Izzy, Danika, Anna, Dean, Molly, Finlay


African Children’s Choir – Stratford Arts Centre

A group of children, from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 along with Miss O’Boyle and Miss Foster, took part in a concert with the African Children’s Choir on Wednesday 7th June at Stratford Arts Centre.

The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.

The primary goal of the Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir Programmes. The Choir’s international educational endeavour provides unique training for the children. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they will return to their homelands with the tools necessary for bettering their future.

They all sang their hearts out and did the school proud not only with their singing but with their behaviour too.

Well done to everyone who took part !

T Rex visits Henley

Well the children were in for the surprise of their lives today, when ‘T Rex’ visited them.  As you can see from the pictures

T Rex surprised them on the playground this morning. He was a naughty T Rex trying to eat his keepers hat and knocking him over with his tail. He had quite a roar too.

This visit organised by the PTA was all part of our ‘Natural History Week’. Each class have been busy learning about fossils, hunting dinosaurs and creating their own dinosaurs as well as lots of other exciting things.

Thank you to the PTA for a wonderful experience.