Category: Year 6

Year 6 had an incredible time at The Briars! This year, they enjoyed being Agents of Love, where they had to show constant love, get closer to God and to do what is right and just. Through liturgies, reflections, Mass and team work, all of Year 6 graduated! Our time at the Briars consisted of lots of fun, including; a cold walk through Crich, a (very loud) disco, fun games and tuck shop. Speaking of food, Year 6 couldn’t get enough of the delicious food served at the Briars! They helped serve others, met new friends from another school, and they particularly enjoyed learning some new prayers. Take a look at all of the fun we had…

Our ‘Carols Around the Tree’ event is back! Here are your Year 6 songs to learn – we get to sing two songs. Keep it hush hush so the performance is a brilliant surprise! And you have your own copy of the lyrics! Make sure you know them off-by-heart!



Session One:


Session Two


Putting our faith into action – making hot chocolate reindeer to sell at Carols around the Tree – please bring £1.50 to treat yourself or your family to a delicious drink.

Years 4, 5 and 6, welcome to the ‘Advent Rehearsal’ blog! Click on each song and start singing! Try it without your lyrics in front of you when you’re ready. Sing so much and so passionately that even your family know the songs! Let’s make our Thursday 1st December, 5.30pm performance one to remember. It has been a long time since we have been able to celebrate together! #BRWSpiritStrong

Go Tell It (Gloria)

All Things New

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils, 

I would like to invite you along to an exciting new project launch that BRW will be hosting. We are delighted to have been selected to work with the independent charity National Numeracy on an exciting project that encourages children and families to do maths together at home.

This project will be initially rolled out to only Year 2 and Year 6 families. In order to explain more and demonstrate how this project will work, we would like as many parents/carers of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils to attend a launch presentation and workshop on the following dates:

Year 2 Parents à Wednesday 29th November 2023, 9.00-10.00

Year 6 Parents – Wednesday 4th December 2023, 9.00-10.00

During each launch session, a presentation will take place in which the aims and actions of the National Numeracy Parental Engagement Project will be explained. After this, parents will be invited into their child’s class to sit alongside them and have a go at some maths home-learning together. And, of course, a warm drink and mid-morning biscuits will be on hand!

Please note that these two year-group-specific launch events are different to our National Numeracy Workshop event, which we will be hosting on Wednesday 22nd with our Coffee Morning. This is open to all parents.

We hope to engage and welcome as many Year 2 and Year 6 parents as possible to the above two events. At BRW, we share your goal as a parent of supporting your child to achieve a confident level of numeracy that will lead to success. This project aims to achieve exactly this!

Please sign up to attend your event by emailing/phoning/going into the school office in person.

As a pre-cursor to the launches, National Numeracy is keen to hear from parents about their feelings and thoughts around maths. As such, we would like to you spend ten minutes completing the survey found on the link/QR code below. Thank you to those parents who were able to complete the survey at their parent consultations. If you were unable to, as a parent/carer of a child in Year 2/Year 6, we greatly encourage and appreciate your participation to make sure your views are heard and to better support our pupils’ attitudes to maths!

Please access the initial survey via this link or QR code:

Best wishes,

Mrs C Hautenne

At BRW, we have been celebrating Black History Month. This year, the focus is ‘Saluting Our Sisters’, which recognises that despite their countless contributions to society, the exceptional achievements of black women, in particular, have too often been overlooked or forgotten.

In Year 6, we’ve been celebrating Black History Month and have been so excited to learn about the achievements of black women. Each morning, we listen to a playlist of music celebrating black artists and the children have chosen some inclusive books to read in class. As part of our BHM project, we chose someone who inspired us and researched their amazing contributions to society. To accompany our research, we then some collage artwork to represent the person. Take a look at our work! These will be displayed in the Year 6 classroom after half term.

Year 6 celebrated World Mental Health Day in true style this year – wearing bright colours and completing some RHE lessons. The children looked fabulous in their colourful clothes, spreading joy and happiness around school. Throughout the day, they participated in two RHE lessons; Gifts and Talents and ‘Pressures’. They learnt that our unique gifts and talents come from God, identified what they looked like and discussed how they can embrace ‘I AM WHO I AM’ this year at BRW. Year 6 then discussed pressures that we face in life; from homework, to exam results, peer pressures or self-pressure. They explored how these can be positive and negative and strategies to cope with them. Take a look at what we got up to…

In Year 6, we have begun learning about unconditional love and what this means within our Come and See topic ‘Loving’. We explored scripture from Isaiah, who was inspired by God to urge people to look forward to the coming of the Messiah, who would rescue them from those who threatened them. After lots of discussion and understanding of how God shows us unconditional love and how we can show this to others, we then began creating a collage to represent ‘unconditional love’. Take a look at some of our learning….

Year 6, our assembly is fast approaching and we need to get learning our songs! Please find below the songs we’ll be singing and the lyrics.

Your homework for tonight is to create a word bank consisting of amazing adjectives, vivid verbs and nouns to describe the Blitz, ready for tomorrow’s English lesson. Your vocabulary needs to be up levelled and be at the standard we expect in Year 6. It should take around 15-20minutes and have as many words as you can think of. Below are some pictures to inspire you!