Don’t forget that it is Bikeability after the holidays. You need to wear school uniform on the top half and leggings / tracksuit bottoms on the bottom half. Don’t wear jeans or shorts! All children must wear a coat (waterproof if rain is forecast) and it would be advisable to bring some gloves too. Just a reminder that children must push their bikes up and down the school driveway when arriving and leaving, they must not cycle as there are too many pedestrians.
ALL children have brought home a slip telling them exactly which days they are due to cycle.
Curriculum project (instead of maths or english)
WW1 homework project. You can choose to focus upon one of the following:
recruitment, trench life, weapons, Home Front, animals, injuries
You can choose how to present your homework. You may wish to make a model, produce a piece of art, create a fact-file or write a diary. The choice is yours! The project needs to be handed in by Thursday 27th February.
Don’t forgot to log onto TimesTables Rockstars to improve your speed of recall.
Reading – to read at least 3 times a week. Don’t forget that you could read some information on the internet about our new topic WW1. This will help you in your curriculum project. Don’t forget to get your planner signed by an adult.
Welcome to year 6! Please find below a welcome letter which contains relevant information for starting year 6.
Autumn Term Update
What a busy first term we have had in Year 6! In the first half term, our topic was looking at the effects of coastal erosion on the east coast of Yorkshire. All of the year group went on a field trip to Filey where we were able to see firsthand the effects that erosion has had. As the weather was so beautiful, we spent most of the day on the beach; had fish and chips sat outside; played cricket and rounders on the beach; created sand sculptures and then finished the day off with an ice-cream. Much fun was had and the children were a credit to the school!
After the half term break, we took a trip back in time and came face-to-face with a Mayan who spent the day with us. The children even met a famous king from the Mayan era – King Higgins!
December was a very busy month for us all. Our Year 6 children visited the festival of cribs at Horbury Methodist Church and we hosted our first Fiver Challenge Christmas Fayre. This was a tremendous success. The children planned and prepared everything to sell at the fayre and they raised a whopping £1177.39. The proceeds from the fayre will be split between school funds, Diabetes UK and Childhood Leukaemia Research. Many thanks to our parents and carers for the support which you have given towards making this event such a huge success!
The final week of term was busy and all the school walked to St Mary’s Chruch for our annual Christmas Carol Service. Our Year 6 children helped to support our youngest children in Reception on their first walk to the church. On the last afternoon, much fun was had by everyone in Year 6 during our Christmas party. We all thoroughly enjoyed our party!
Year 6 Key Dates:
Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 5:30pm
Year 6 Parents evening (please note this is a different date to the rest of school)
Wednesday 4th March and Thursday 5th March 2020
Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May 2020
Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 5:30pm
Year 6 Residential to Water Park
6H – Monday 13th July to Wednesday 15th July 2020
6C – Wednesday 15th July to Friday 17th July 2020
The Year 6 teachers are Mr Higgins, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Yarnold. We are supported by Miss Huntington and Mrs Wilson.
Year 6 is the final year at Horbury Primary Academy before the children leave us to go to their chosen high school. During their journey through Year 6, the children will continue to develop their understanding across the school curriculum. However, as well as this, we also place great emphasis on developing confidence and responsibility in our pupils through a wide range of learning experiences, mentoring roles and job responsibilities across the school.
Year 6 Jobs
Throughout the course of Year 6, the children are encouraged to undertake responsibilities around school. This can come in the form of mentoring roles, representative positions and jobs. We aim to rotate job responsibilities every half term so that everyone has the opportunity to experience a job.
There are weekly P.E sessions for our children. Therefore, each child should ensure that they have the appropriate kit for these sessions. The children need to bring their kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. As the weather warms up, there may be opportunities to take part in additional PE sessions.
P.E is a statutory subject and all children are required to take part. If your child is suffering from an injury that prevents them from taking part then please contact the school by telephone or by a note passed to the class teacher. Thank you.
If your child does not bring their kit or brings the wrong kit then they will be issued with a letter which we ask you to sign and return to school. If your child is unable to do P.E please ensure that they have a note to explain why.
Please ensure that if your child requires medication, the school office has been notified and a permission slip has been completed. If your child has an inhaler please ensure that this is passed to the class teacher.
E-mail address to send in homework/school projects:
- An excellent resources which provides 5 questions on each focus and instant feedback – https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6
- Weekly activities will be set using SPAG.COM – www.spag.com
- Fun interactive revision http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/
GPS Practice tests:
Past SATS Papers:
Maths SATS Revision by topic
Past SAT Papers
SAT style questions
Past SAT Papers