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.