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Welcome to Year 6!

Class Teacher: Mr Kavanagh

Welcome to the Year Six class page. You can find out all about our learning and topics by clicking on the curriculum letter links. 


Year 6 Overview

Thriftwood 2024

Year 6 had a wonderful time at Thriftwood this week and made lots of memories! Take a look at the photos below. A big thank you to Mrs Shirley and Miss Wallis who accompanied us and took care of us!

World Book Day - March 24

Year 6 dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day last week. I was so impressed with the effort that they all put in to their costumes. Well done to Shea and Kara who who the prizes for best costume!

Class trip to the National Army Museum - Feb 24

Year 6 visited the National Army Museum in Sloane Square this week as part of their current English topic on World War 2. They had the opportunity to explore the exhibits and galleries at the museum as well as learning all about the Blitz by taking part in a workshop. It was a great experience for Year 6 and they have returned to school with lots of information that they can now use in the classroom. 

Care Home Visit

Year 6 visited Bennett’s Castle Care home to celebrate the beginning of Advent. We sang some carols  to the residents and had the opportunity to chat to them afterwards. It was such a valuable experience for the children and great to be able to spend some time with some of the more vulnerable members of our community. 

Activity Week 2023

Year 6 enjoyed trips to the trampoline park and Crowlands Golf centre as part of their activity week. 

Thriftwood Scout Camp 
We had a wonderful three days at Thriftwood as part of our activity week. Take a look at some of the photos!

Junior Road Watch Initiative 2023

 Year 6 had the opportunity to work with the police today for the new Junior road watch initiative. They learned how the speed gun worked and got to practice using it on the playground. In groups, they accompanied the police to encourage road users around the school to slow down while driving in built up areas like ours. Finally, we got to ask lots of questions to the police when we returned to class. 

Junior Citizen 2023

 Year 6 took part in the annual Junior Citizen event where they travelled to Romford and learned about fire safety, road safety, bicycle safety, first aid and much more. 

Visit to Bennett’s Castle Lane Care Home

Year 6 visited the residents of Bennett’s Castle Lane Care Home this week. They got to chat with some of the residents and give them Easter cards that we made in school for them. We finished the afternoon by performing some Easter hymns for them. 

Trip to the National Army Museum

As part of our English topic at the moment, Year 6 travelled to the National Army Museum in Chelsea to learn about World War 2 in more detail.  We took part in a workshop and also had the opportunity to explore the exhibits in the museum.  

Christmas 2022

The Year 6 elves have been very busy this week, handing out Christmas cards to all the classes! It was perfect Christmas weather too!

Merry Christmas from Mr Kavanagh, Mrs Shirley and Year 6!

Year 6 trip to The British Museum - October 2022

In October, Year 6 travelled into London to visit the Vikings exhibit as part of our current History learning. We took the tube to Tottenham Court Road and walked to the museum. We then had the opportunity to explore the Vikings exhibit and look at the hundreds of fascinating pieces. After our lunch, we took part in their Sutton Hoo Stories digital session. Thank you to the volunteers who came with us to help make the trip so wonderful!

Activity Week

Year 6’s activity week was a great success. We enjoyed trips to the trampoline park, bowling, Kidspace and the driving range for golf. We finished off the week with a bbq and disco at school. 

Thriftwood - July 2022

Year 6 really enjoyed their trip to Thriftwood Activity centre. They camped in tents overnight and enjoyed a wide range of activities during the days. Take a look at the photos. 

Junior Citizen

Year 6 went to the Territorial Army base in Romford this week to attend the annual Junior Citizen event. They learned about road safety, fire safety, bike safety and many others. They answered lots of questions and listened carefully to all the information. Well done Year 6.


The Year 6 netball teams travelled to St Peter & Paul’s Primary to play two games in our netball league. Both teams won their games and we showed great teamwork and communication throughout. The red team won 4-1 and the blue team won 9-1! We enjoyed drinks and biscuits after the games with our hosts - a fantastic afternoon was had by all. 

World Book Day

Well done to Year 6 on your efforts to dress up for World Book Day. Lots of excellent story boxes were also brought in. We took part in lots of different reading activities throughout the week, including our ‘Drop Everything And Read’ day, where we took some time to read whenever the bell rang! 

Girls’ Football

The Year 5&6 girls football team have been playing in the Ballerz Girls League and the Appleyard Shield all year. They reached the quarter finals of the Appleyard Shield - eventually losing to Richard Alibon Primary. They have also been playing their 7-a-side league games - winning 3 and drawing 1 - which means they have qualified top of the group and go forward to the Super 6 group. This is the top 6 teams in the borough so a huge achievement from our girls!


The Year 6 Boys’ football team have been taking part in the Barking and Dagenham Post Cup this year. Two victories from 3 over Henry Green Primary and Eastbury Primary we’re enough to see us qualify for the knockout stages. Well done boys!

Merry Christmas!

A very merry Christmas from the elves in Year 6!

Santa Dash

 Well done to all of the classes for completing their Santa Dash and raising lots of money for the school. Here are some photos of Year 5 & 6 completing their run!

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Last week, we had a wonderful trip to Stubbers near Upminster and had a full day of activities including paddle boarding, caving, climbing and abseiling. Take a look at some photos of our day. 

Pirates of the Curry Bean

This week, Year 6 performed their production for the Year 5 class and some of the staff. We have been practising for quite a few weeks and the performance was worth the wait! It was a brilliant performance and all the children should be very proud of themselves. Here are a few photos of the performance and the full video will be posted on Google Classroom in a few days time so you can all watch it at home!

Sports Day 2021

Last week, we held our Sports Day in school. It wasn’t quite the same without the parents watching on but the children had a great day of fun, activity and competition.  Well done to everyone for trying their best in all the activities!

Maths Week England

For Maths Week England, last week, each class took part in a multiplication competition with schools from across the country. Year 6 finished in an incredible 12th place out of around 30,000 classes from all around the country. Here are some pictures of our winners from Year 6 with their certificates.  

Hello Year 6 and parents! What a year this has been! I cannot believe this is our last day together. You have been such a wonderful class to teach and I am so proud of each and every one of you. I want to say a huge thank your to all of your parents for their support and very generous gifts over the last few days - they were so thoughtful. Remember as you move to your new schools to continue to be the best that you can be and I know you will achieve great things in the future. See you all on the 10th of October for our celebration day and have a wonderful summer holiday! Mr Kavanagh

World Book Day!

I was so impressed with the costumes on show in Year 6 for World Book Day! They clearly put a lot of thought and effort into their costumes. We had a lovely day in school with lots of reading activities. All of Year 6 partnered up with children from Reception to read to them in the afternoon too. A special congratulations to Jessica and Uzoma who won ‘Best Costume’ on the day and to Amelia who won the ‘Extreme Reading’ photo competition. 

World of Work Week

Year 6 have had many visitors over the past week. They have been learning about how businesses work and even came up with their own products. They had to write business plans, design their products, use their maths skills to work out how much profit they could make and plan a group presentation. The week finished with Year 6 presenting their products to a panel of ‘Dragons’ - who were employees of an international company - in the style of the tv programme, Dragon’s Den. I was so impressed with each group’s presentation and it must have been very difficult for the dragons to pick winning teams! 

Trip to Museum of London, Docklands

Last week, Year 6 took the tube to visit the Museum of London, Docklands. As we are are working on our World War 2 English topic in class, this was a great opportunity to explore the WW2 exhibit at the museum and look at a range of artefacts that were used at the time. A big thank you to Jessica’s mum, Mrs Shirley and Ms Ade for accompanying us on our trip! 

Visit from Fr Paul

Today, Year 6 had a special visit from Fr Paul. He spoke to us about Pope Francis and his life as our Pope and we got to ask him lots of questions. 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and and Happy New Year to our whole school community! The Year 6 elves really enjoyed bringing the Christmas cards around to each class this week. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!!

Reindeer Run

last week, the whole school took part in our sponsored Reindeer Run to raise money for King George and Queens Hospital. Year 6 each ran 2km and I look forward to seeing how much money we have raised in total as I know lots of people put huge effort into their fundraising! Well done Year 6! 

Barking & Dagenham Post Cup

The Year 6 football team played their first game of the year this week against Gascoigne Primary in the Barking & Dagenham Post Cup. For many of the team, it was their first time playing a competitive football match. We lost the game 6-1, with Breanna scoring our goal, but as the game progressed, I could see a real improvement in our general play. Well done Year 6 and I look forward to our next game. 

Sportshall Athletics

Children from Year 5&6 took part in the annual Sportshall Athletics competition this week at Sydney Russell Secondary School. They took part in a range of events like relays, long jump, javelin and speed bounce. The team finished in 4th place out of the 10 schools there on the day and we had some fantastic performances, especially in the jumping and throwing events. 

Year 5&6 Girls’ Football 

The Year 5/6 girls’ football team played their first ever game this week in the Monteagle Shield. For all of the girls, it was their first ever football match. We played against an experienced Valence team. Daniella opened the scoring with a well-taken goal before Valence began their comeback. Their district player scored 5 goals before Breanna finished off an excellent move to the back of the net. The game finished 7-2 but I was so impressed with our girls’ determination, effort and skill throughout the match. Well done to the whole team! 

Show Racism the Red Card

This week, we had a special visit from Leroy Rosenior MBE along with players and coaches from West Ham United Football Club. Year 5&6 both completed workshops and lessons and finished the day with a fantastic  assembly. They learned how to identify racist incidents and deal with them in a variety of circumstances. They listened to Leroy as he told them of incidents that had happened to him as a player. It was an extremely informative day and all the children learned some valuable lessons. A huge thank you to Leroy and the West Ham boys for visiting our school - it will be a day we will all remember for some time! 

Year 6 Class Assembly

Year 6 performed their class assembly for the whole school last week. They organised and wrote the assembly themselves. They spoke with confidence, giving the school details about our recent trip to Kingswood as well as performing a beautiful version of World in Union to finish the assembly. 

4v4 Basketball

Our Year 5&6 basketball team took part in the borough’s annual 4v4 basketball tournament today. We had 3 teams representing St Teresa’s. Each team played 3 games in the group stages and , amazingly, all teams won each of their group games which meant that they all qualified as group winners. St Teresa Hammers had to play a playoff game to get into the semi finals - which was a very close game against Valence. It ended in a draw and went to extra time, which Valence won by one basket. St Teresa Blues played a very competitive game against Grafton in their semi final, eventually losing by 2 baskets. And finally, St Teresa Sparks got all the way to the final where they played superbly, beating Grafton and claiming the gold medals! Well done to all our teams - especially those who represented St Teresa’s for the first time today! 

Kingswood 2019

What a wonderful week we had at Kingswood this week! The weather may not have always been perfect but Year 6 completed each activity to the best of their abilities, full of determination and with a great attitude. I really enjoyed their company and it was lovely to see their personalities shine outside of the school environment. On the ferry home, a fellow passenger remarked to me that the children with me were lovely children and so well-behaved and mannerly. This was lovely to hear but also very true. Well done Year 6! A special thank you must go to Mrs Shirley and Mrs Clark for accompanying us this year! I hope you all enjoy the half term - here are the full set of photos from the week. 

Kingswood 2019

Year 6 arrived safely at Kingswood on the Isle of Wight yesterday! We enjoyed activities such as Leap of Faith, Aeroball and Campfire when we arrived on our first day. Everyone had a great night’s sleep and woke up this morning ready for today’s fun activities. 

First Aid Course - October 2019

This week, Year 6 had a visit from the London Ambulance Service and undertook a basic first aid course. They learned what steps to take in an emergency, how to dress a wound and what to do when someone is unconscious. Thank you to Chris from the London Ambulance Service for working with us today. 

London Youth Games Basketball Silver Medalists!!

What a fantastic day we had at the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace this week! Having won the Barking & Dagenham basketball finals a few weeks ago, our Year 6 team got the opportunity to represent the borough at the London Youth Games against the winners of all the other 32 London boroughs. We had 3 group games against Islington, Kensington & Chelsea and Havering and we won all three (scoring 27 points in total and only conceding 6) which meant we qualified for the quarter finals as group winners. We played Bromley in the quarters, winning 12-6 and Harrow in the semifinals winning a great battle 8-4. This meant that we faced an excellent Richmond side in the final and, after a very tense 10 minutes and being level twice, we eventually lost 8-4. A huge achievement to come away with the silver medals. Congratulations to Patricia, Cecilia, Dionte, Nathan, Andre & Joshua! We are all very proud of you! 

London Youth Games Tennis

Our Year 6 tennis team travelled to Redbridge Sports Centre today to take part in the London Youth Games against the winners of all the other 32 London boroughs. We played five matches against the champions of Bromley, Wandsworth, Greenwich, Sutton & Southwark. We won 2 and lost 3 matches with some fantastic battles along the way. A huge well done to Louis, Sebastian, Zia & Sophie who represented not just the school but the whole borough wonderfully! 

Quadkids Athletics 

The Year 5 & 6 athletics teams took part in the borough athletics tournament last week. 34 schools competed to become borough champions. The children had to take part in sprinting, throwing, jumping and long distance events. We had some fantastic individual performances and at the end of the day, the Year 6 team finished in 6th place overall. Well done everyone! 

3v3 Basketball Finals

Our 3 basketball teams took part in the borough finals today at Eastbury Comprehensive. There were 12 teams taking part that had qualified from the first round and it was already a fantastic achievement to have qualified for these finals. Each team played multiple games today and had many great victories over some excellent teams and, after two fantastic wins in the semi finals, two of our teams battled it out in the final! The victory went to the St Teresa Blues in the end but what an amazing day it was for all of our teams! We will now go on the represent Barking & Dagenham at the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace on July 4th.  

Barking & Dagenham Tennis Tournament 

The Year 6 tennis team of Sophie, Zia, Sebastian and Louis took part in the annual tennis competition at Riverside School today. They played against George Carey, Beam and Rush Green in the group stages and qualified as group winners. They faced Ripple Primary in the final and won 3 games to 1! This is the first time St Teresa’s has ever won a tennis tournament and it means that they will now go on to represent Barking & Dagenham at the London Youth Games at Redbridge Sports Centre at the end of June. Well done Sophie, Zia, Sebastian and Louis! 

3v3 Basketball Qualifiers 

On Thursday, our basketball teams took part in the qualifying round of the borough’s 3v3 basketball competition at Eastbury Comprehensive. We have been training at lunchtimes over the past few weeks and the hard work paid off as all 3 of our teams won their groups without losing any game and qualified for the finals next month. Well done to all the children involved! 

Future Youth Zone

This week, the Junior classes had the wonderful opportunity to visit the new youth centre and try out some of the sports and classes they have there. Our children had a great afternoon and I think they will all want to visit again! Thank you to all our parent volunteers who accompanied us on our visit. 

Tag Rubgy Tournament - March 2019

Our Year 6 tag rugby league team took part in the Barking and Dagenham tournament today at Barking Rugby club. We played 3 games in the group stage against Manor, Henry Green and Ripple and had 3 excellent wins which meant we finished the group stages in 1st place. We then played a very tight semi final against St Joseph’s Dagenham which we won 2-1. The final against William Bellamy was a very tense game with one try from our opponents proving to be the vital score. I was so impressed with our teamwork, communication and skill today and we were very pleased to come away with silver medals! 

World Book Day

I was very impressed by all the children’s costumes today! Well done to Michael and Julia who won best costume after a class vote and to Sandra who won our Extreme Reading competition. Thank you to Mrs Attard also who came to read us a story in class. 

Monteagle Shield- Quarter finals

The Year 6 girls’ team played their quarter final of the Monteagle Shield this afternoon against Gascoigne Primary. It was a fantastic, end-to-end game and the girls had to use every bit of skill, determination and teamwork that they could throughout the game. The final score was 7-6 to St Teresa’s and they now go on to the semi finals where they will face George Carey Primary. What an excellent achievement for this team to reach the final 4 in our first year of this competition! 

The Museum of London - Docklands

Today, we travelled on the underground to the Museum of London, Docklands to look at their World War 2 exhibit and take part in a workshop. We’ve been looking a various aspects of WW2 in our English lessons so this was a great way of furthering our knowledge on the topic. Have a look at some photos of the day. 

Sportshall Athletics - January 2019

This week, our Year 5 & 6 athletics team went to Sydney Russell Secondary school to compete in the annual  Sportshall Athletics competition. Eight schools were competing in a range of different events like sprinting, javelin, long jump and speed bounce. After a number of brilliant performances - especially in the javelin and the relays - we finished in 3rd place overall! 

Monteagle Shield - girls 5-a-side football

The Year 6 girls’ football team played in Round 2 of the Monteagle Shield today against Marks Gate Primary at Goals Dagenham. It was a brilliant team performance and they won the game 7-1! Olivia was superb in goal; Patricia was rock solid in defence; Sandra, Sophie and Cecilia each scored great goals; and Esther and Elizabeth scores two goals each. Our next game will be against the winners of Roding Cannington and Gasgoigne in the quarter finals.   

Merry Christmas!

The last few weeks have been very busy for Year 6 and the Christmas break is fully deserved! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year! 

Barking & Dagenham Girls’ Football League

Our Year 6 girls’ football team played Godwin Primary this evening at Goals. This was our first time entering the girls’ football league and was our first ever competitive match following our friendly game against Valence last week. Some of the Year 6 boys have been helping to train the girls at lunch times and I have been so impressed with how they have worked together and learned from each other. The girls showed excellent teamwork, determination and communication skills throughout the match today and eventually won 9-0! What a result! Well done girls! 

Basketball and football teams

It has been a very busy term for our Year 6 sports teams. Our basketball team recently took part in the borough 4v4 competition and came away with silver medals out of 22 teams. The boys football team have played 2 friendly matches against both Roding schools in preparation for the Barking & Dagenham Post Cup - winning one and drawing one. The girls team played their first ever match against Valence this week to prepare for their league game against Godwin next week and put in a great team performance. 

Young Mathematician’s Awards 

Last week, a group of Year 6s took part in the annual Young Mathematicians Awards at Explore Learning in Romford. They had to solve a variety of maths problems, using skills such as teamwork, communication, perseverance and resilience. They then had to present their findings to the judges at the end of the session. I was so impressed with each of them. Well done Eloise, Kevinas, Evelyn and Cecilia! 

Kingswood 2018

What a wonderful week we have had at Kingswood this week! Year 6 have been a credit to our school and their families. We have had many instructors praise their excellent behaviour and fantastic personalities throughout the week. I could see a real improvement in their teamwork and communication skills as the week progressed. A special thank you must go to Miss Callander and Mrs Shirley for accompanying us on this trip and for making it a great one. I hope you all have a well-deserved rest over half term!