The Tyrrells School

Aspire, Care, Learn for Life

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Thank you for visiting the Year 6 page. This is where you will find information about our learning. If you have any questions, please contact us on the email addresses below. 


Mr. Little and Miss Saunders

Stop Motion Animation

Over the past few weeks, children have been creating their own stop motion animations. The project began by watching a selection of the Wallace and Gromit 'Cracking Contraptions' videos and then thinking about our own ideas for a household contraption. Children spent time writing about their contraption and then worked in groups to combine their ideas. 


Each group has designed their own set, modelled their own characters out of plasticine and then taken photos for each 'frame' of their animation. We hope you enjoy a selection of the finished results, more to come after half term!

The Auto-clean

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The Cook-a-bot

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The Portable Washer

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Year 6 SATs Party

Following all the hard work that the children have put into the SATs throughout the year, we celebrated with a well deserved party on the field. The children enjoyed the afternoon spending time with their friends, playing games, listening to music and enjoying an array of snacks. 


During Autumn 2, the children have had the opportunity to take part in a combined level 1 and 2 Bikeability course. Bikeability builds the skills and confidence of people who can already ride and prepares them for a lifetime of cycling. The children thoroughly enjoyed their training and received an official Bikeability certificate including a personal skills profile.


Please note: Bikeability Group 5 will be re-scheduled in the new year due to the weather. Photos will be updated.

PGL Day Five

On our final morning, we were up early to strip our beds and transport our luggage to a holding room. We enjoyed a delicious final breakfast and then completed two activities including: zip wire, archery, orienteering and giant swing. After our activities we filled up on burger and curly fries before travelling back to school. The children have really enjoyed their week at PGL, they all demonstrated resilience and developed their independence and teamwork skills. 

PGL Day Four

On our last full day at PGL, the groups have completed even more activities which include (depending on their group): rifle shooting, archery, orienteering, sensory trail, problem solving, zip wire and abseiling. We will be enjoying our last dinner and participating in PGL Sports Night.

PGL Day Three

Today, the groups have completed many more activities which include (depending on their group): climbing, buggy building, trapeze, Jacob's ladder and challenge course. After lunch, the children had the opportunity to visit the shop and buy gifts and sweets. We will be enjoying our sweets at the Camp fire activity this evening before returning to our dorm rooms to sleep and look forward to our last full day of activities tomorrow! 

PGL Day Two

We started the day with the choice of a cooked breakfast, cereal, fruit, toast and yoghurt.

Today, the groups have completed four different activities which include (depending on their group): coastal walk, giant swing, trapeze, Jacob's ladder and abseiling. We have had mostly dry weather with a downpour during our final activity. The children showed fantastic resilience, regardless of the weather, and were rewarded with a double rainbow! 

We are looking forward to an evening completing the 'ambush' task and then a good night's rest. 


PGL Day One

We arrived on time at PGL and enjoyed a tour of the site and some free time. We have settled into our rooms and now preparing for dinner and Cluedo!


Wartime Tea Afternoon

On Thursday 3rd November, year 6 hosted a wartime tea experience. The children wrote letters inviting members of the community and elderly family members, who have first-hand experience from WW2, to join us in school for the afternoon.


During the afternoon, both classes performed dances and songs from WW2 and served refreshments to our visitors. They also spent time talking to the visitors about their experiences of WW2 and looking at memorabilia including photos, medals, newspaper cuttings and diaries. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to further their understanding of WW2 and commemorate the war and fallen soldiers in advance of Remembrance Day. 

World War II Experience Day

On Friday 7th October, the children were visited by Mr McGraph for a WWII experience morning. During the morning, the children will learned about the Blitz by taking part in various activities, including learning about Air Raid Precautions warden duties, building a replica Anderson and Morrison shelter and learning how unexploded bombs were defused. After break, the children took part in a carousel of activities including exploring and handling wartime resources, playing games involving estimating distance and angles and working with information boards to retrieve facts. 


Meet the Teacher

Year 6 Last Day!

Today has been a brilliant end to the year for the Year 6 Pupils. They have perfomed their final production, had their shirts and autograph books signed, taken part in a confetti photograph and had an assembly with Mrs Daines. We are so proud of how far they have come and we wish them all the best for the future. 

PGL March 2022

Day 5 at PGL

Please see below the photos from our last day at PGL. The pupils have enjoyed: orienteering, challenge course, climbing, abseiling, zipwire and a coastal walk. We finished our trip with group photos outside Bawdsey Manor and a delightful lunch ready for our coach journey home. The adults and children have thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We are so proud of all the skills they have developed and life-long memories they have made!

Day 4 at PGL

Please see below the photos from our last full day at PGL. The pupils have enjoyed: problem solving, the giant swing, sensory trail, climbing, buggy building and the zip wire. We have also enjoyed a visit to the shop to buy some souvenirs and treats, and the weather has stayed lovely! We are now looking forward to some songs and stories around the campfire to enjoy our final evening activity. 

Day 3 at PGL

Below are some of the photos of the children completing a range of today's activities including buggy building, challenge course, trapeze, abseiling, orienteering and sensory trail. The groups continued to apply learnt skills to today's activities and many challenged themselves to go out of their comfort zones. The evening finished with a game of 'real-life' Cluedo after discovering that the manor's dragon had disappeared! Having located the dragon, we are now resting for another fun-filled day. 

Day 2 at PGL

Below are some photographs from the activities we completed today including: archery, climbing, coastal walk, abseiling, buggy building and the giant swing. The groups have worked really well in their teams and lots have faced their fears successfully. The weather today has been stunning but chilly, and we are now in our rooms warming up before we get ready for Ambush! 

Day 1 at PGL

After arriving safely at Bawdsey Manor, we settled into our rooms (see photos below), before the fun began! We had a tour of the grounds before taking part in some outdoor games. The children enjoyed the selection of food on offer for dinner, including dessert, and now we're in our dorms getting ready for Wacky Races this evening! 

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