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Y6 School Blog

Welcome Back to School

Year Six have made a flying start to the year and the children are already rising to the task of being top of the school. They have been setting an example with their behaviour when moving around school, lining up on the yard and in assemblies. Well done on a fantastic start!

We started the year with a three day mini-topic on heroes in which we looked at the qualities heroes have and how the children in school might apply these. Having become heroes for the year, we have now started a first full topic exploring how art shows historical events. The topic will focus primarily on The Second World War and will look at a range of different art styles alongside the history of this global event.

Coming up shortly (week beginning 16th October) we have the Year Six residential visit to Thornbridge Outdoors! This is an amazing opportunity for the children to try new things and push themselves in the stunning setting of the Peak District - we can't wait!

Come and Say Hi

This Thursday (28th September) is your chance to come and say hello to your child's class teacher and to see their classrooms. From 3:25, your child's teacher will be in their room and ready to say hello. Please sign in at reception and make your way upstairs to find their classroom. We look forward to meeting you.

We are really looking forward to a successful year and will keep you up to date with all the exciting learning we get up to on this webpage so do call by and check it out.

Your Year Six Team,

Mr Goodhand, Mrs Stockley, Mrs Amin and Mr Hull

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

. Concentrate

. Don’t Give Up

. Improve

. Try New Things

. Understand Others

. Imagine

. 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!

Readathon Part Two
A huge well done to all the Y6 pupils who completed the HBJS readathon. All three classes had a lovely afternoon of reading for pleasure and really enjoyed the chance to lose themselves in a great book. 
Please bring in any sponsorship money as soon as possible so we can start to update and restock our classroom bookcases. 

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?