The Secrets Of Success
At Hunters Bar Junior School we encourage children to follow the Secrets Of Success. These secrets contain eight attributes we hope to see our children aspire to and display throughout their lives.
The eight secrets are as follows:
. Work Hard
. Don’t Give Up
. Try New Things
. Understand Others
. Push Your Self
In Year Six we put a real emphasis on these skills and positive attitudes and try to ensure that children embed them into their school life. We believe that if children use the Secrets Of Success they really can achieve anything!
The HBJS Readathon
(week beginning 2nd October)
It will soon be time for the HBJS Readathon Week (Week beginning 2nd October). This event is a fantastic tradition at our school and a week the whole school community looks forward to.
During this week, the children in each class will have an afternoon of pure reading bliss. Children will read for pleasure silently for the whole afternoon and will try to get as much sponsorship as possible for their efforts. Any money raised is then invested in brand new books for their classroom, which they can choose as a class. We cannot wait!
Lindy Hop Competition
The Y6 Lindy Hop completion took place on Thursday 26th of October and was a real success. Around about 90 parents attended and all the children danced their socks off. Each class demonstrated all of school secrets of success and put on and immensely enjoyable and entertaining show which left children and adults smiling throughout. The judges (Mr Goodhand, Mrs Stockley, Mrs Amin and Mr Hull) had a near impossible job in selecting the semi-finalists, finalists and ultimately the winners. Talking of winners, a special mention must go to Freya T and Lola from J11 who were crowned our Y6 Lindy Hop Champions. Year six however, were all winners and did the school and themselves proud with their attitude, confidence and hard work. One parent comment went so far as to say, “Best school event ever!” Another parent had to invent a new word to describe their joy, “FABTASTIC!”
A huge thank you to Mr Ryan and Ms Scott who went above and beyond to make the experience authentic by decorating the hall and organising the event from behind the scenes. Can we do it all again please?
Welcome back everyone. It's been really nice to see everyone so well rested after the two week holidays.
This half term, out central theme is all about the statement “we have a duty of care to our oceans”. Children will be looking into our impact on the ocean environment and studying various different aspects of human and physical geography.
Alongside this, we will continue to develop key maths, writing and reading skills to help prepare kids for their end of key stage 2 tests, secondary education and beyond.
We are looking forward to a successful and enjoyable spring term and hope the children are too.
Our central theme for the half term is, “We have a duty of care to our oceans”. As part of this theme, we have been looking at the use of plastics and how, despite its many useful properties, plastic waste is becoming a real problem, especially in our seas, oceans and waterways.
In the coming weeks, the Year Six children will trying to take action to help our school become greener and more environmentally friendly. How and if the school achieves this aim is very much in the hands of the Year Six children. So, get your thinking caps on and start thinking. What can HBJ do to help the world? What lasting impact can you have on our environment both locally and globally? Think big Year Six – it’s time to act!
Here are the links to the practice tests we have done this week should you wish to have a look at home.
The Year 6 Leavers’ Show
The Year 6s will be leaving HBJ in style this summer and putting on a show to celebrate all their time at Hunter’s Bar. The theme for this year’s leavers’ show is The Greatest Show on Earth and it will feature a range of different acts performed by the pupils to showcase their talents and interests. The children have brought home a letter explaining how parents and carers can help with this show and how they can best prepare over the coming half-term break (a copy of this letter can be found on the Year 6 Letters page of the website).
In preparation for the show, the children have been having some circus skills taster sessions this week including juggling, mime and singing. It’s been a whole lot of fun!
We cannot wait to get creative and really get stuck into making this performance a show to remember and we look forward to seeing you all there.
Summer Term 2
For the children’s final term in primary school, our new central idea will focus around the statement celebrating the end of life makes us human. This idea will sit under the overarching theme where we are in time and space.
In this unit of learning, the children will look at different faiths and people without faith and how they celebrate different sections of their life. The children will also have their SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) which will focus on hormones amongst other areas. On top of this, we will be delving into the ancient world of the Benin Kingdom to see how their lives, rituals, religions and beliefs around death compare and contrast with the modern world and other historical time periods.
As part of our central idea, children will also work on transition as we seek to prepare them for the step up to secondary school in the anticipation that they hit the ground running at their new schools.
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, the Year 6s will be working hard to write, rehearse and perform a stunning end of year production themed around a big-top circus and taking some inspiration from the hit movie, The Greatest Showman. Not to mention Sports Day, the Summer Fayre and the all-important Leavers’ Party. WOW. What a summer we have in stall!
Thank you for the continued support,
Your year 6 team,
Mr Goodhand, Mrs Stockely, Mrs Amin, Mr Hull, Mrs Blacksell and Mrs Sylvester