Year 6

Your class teachers are:

Kestrels: Mr Overton, Mrs Wilson

Kingfishers: Mrs Wheeler and Mrs Rhodes

Osprey: Miss Rose and Mrs Harris

Year 6 TA Team: Mrs Wibberly, Mrs Lang, Mrs Biggs, Miss Farrimond, Mrs Satchell, Miss Jones.

Downloads and links:

Autumn Term 'Ancient Greeks' Topic Web

Welcome Letter

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Class email addresses:  

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Year 6 residential is under way - look at the fab weather we have!

Surf's up!

Sideshore Sea Safety Project, September 2022

This week, 180 of our Withycombe children (Year 5 and 6) took part in the first ever ‘Sideshore Sea Safety Project’. This project was set up the following aims:

  • To inspire and motivate all children to use and respect the local environment

  • To equip and educate all children with the lifesaving skills necessary if they should unintentionally fall into water

  • To provide education and guidance on safe sea swimming and self-rescue

We hope to reschedule the ‘swimming’ part of the Year 6 day and include it within Activities Week to ensure that our Year 6 children do not miss out.


The children started their beach sessions with a ‘meet the lifeguard’ talk from the RNLI beach lifeguards, who carefully explained the flag system on the beach and gave helpful tips on safer sea swimming. The children then completed a series of land based games and sea swimming activities learning about self-rescues, hazard spotting and cold water shock.

The children absolutely loved the sea swimming sessions and were already asking to go again before they walked back to school. There have been a LOT of smiles on the beach over the last two days and many members of the public have commented on how wonderful our Withycombe children are. Despite the red flag on day one, this project has been a huge success and highlighted the importance of taking care of the environment and checking that it is safe to swim even more. 

Huge thanks to Edge Watersports, Sideshore learn to swim initiative for funding the event, Jane Hushon (Swim Devon) and the super team that we have here at Withycombe who worked hard behind the scenes to make this all come together.

We made the papers!