Achievement through Happy Learning

Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mrs King

Year 6 teacher

Mrs Bishop

Year 6 teacher

Mrs Nelms

KS2 teacher

Welcome to Year 6: J7 and J8

 

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J8

 

Please find below information about reading for pleasure as well as the year group's photo gallery and calendar. 

 

Year 6 Residential: Malham (28th-30th June)

Year 6 will be travelling to Malham in North Yorkshire for their residential holiday in 2024. During our two night stay at the YHA, we will celebrate the end of primary school by spending time with our friends whilst exploring stunning countryside and learning new geographical skills. Get your walking boots ready, Year 6, we're going to have a great time! Take a look at our itinary below: 

Day 1

Leave school

Complete Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Dinner at the YHA

Games & relaxing

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Day 2

Breakfast at the YHA

Picnic lunch whilst completing walk to Malham Cove, Janet's Floss and Gordale Scar.

Dinner at the YHA

Limestone science and fossil casting

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Day 3

Breakfast at the YHA

Map reading skills

Picnic lunch

Travel home

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Key Stage 2 SATs

If you have a child in year 6 at the end of key stage 2 (KS2), they will take national curriculum assessments in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, English reading and mathematics. The tests help measure the progress pupils have made, and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess schools’ performance and to produce national performance data. The KS2 tests will be taken on set dates unless your child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards. At the end of the summer term, you should receive test results, usually alongside your child's annual written report, for:

 • English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
 • English reading
 • mathematics

As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is a judgement teachers will make, based on your child’s work at the end of KS2. You will also receive a teacher assessment judgement for science.

At Hatton Hill, we approach the assessment in a posiitve way encouraging children to achieve their best and to make progress from their starting points. Usually, children enjoy this process. However, if you feel your child is anxious, please speak with his/her classteacher. 

You will be invited to attend a SAT meeting in the spring term, but we do not encourage parents to complete extra work at home in preparation for the tests. However, parents should generally support their child's progress by ensuring that they read regularly; complete homework; learn to tell the time and practise multiplication tables. 

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It is important that children are in school on each test day as failure to complete the test will result in a score of zero. If your child is unwell on the day of the test, you must contact us as soon as possible. 

 

Information Leaflet for Parents

 

Reading for Pleasure

At Hatton Hill we place a high priority on encouraging children to read for pleasure. Reading for pleasure (this means reading with free will and for the pure joy of it) will help your child suceed in school and in life. Children who are keen readers don’t only get better at reading and writing, they develop wider vocabulary and broader knowledge about the world. Reading can also make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of every individual. 

Below are some recommended reads and also short films made by The Open University which are designed to support you in sharing books with your child(ren). Conversationally, enjoyably, and effectively, Book Chat develops children's language, comprehension, and pleasure. Please take the time to watch this clip as it will help you help your child enter the fascinating world of reading!

 

 

Healthy Children 

We know that sometimes our pupils cannot come to school because they are really unwell - and that's the right thing to do for them and other students. Medical advice is clear however that children with mild illness will often be well enough to attend - for example if they have a cough, or cold, without a temperature. The NHS guidance Is my child too ill for school? - NHS (www.nhs.uk) is designed to support parents in their decision making about mild illness. 

We also know that pupils fall behind their friends and classmates when they miss school. At Hatton Hill School we want the amount of missed education to be reduced as much as possible. We believe that our community is stronger together, with all of our pupils in school, on time, every day. We are building life skills, life-long friendships and preparing your child for future success. 

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell. The information below is designed to help you make a decision, however if you are concerned about your child, always seek medical advice. 

 

Is my child too ill for school? https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/ 

 

Alder Hey Symptom Checker: Please see below a poster and short video clip explaining Alder Hey's new support service in the form of an easy to use symptom checker. This will help parents decide how to best access the appropriate level of care for a poorly child:

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School Nurse Attend Anywhere Appointments: The School Health Team is not currently offering face-to-face drop-in sessions at our school. Instead, Attend Anywhere Appointments are being offered online. A leaflet explaining this can be found below and dates on which the service is being offered will be emailed to you and appear on our school calendar. If you are unable to attend either of the allocated sessions but still wish to speak to the school health team. Please contact the team on:

Tel: 0151 247 6354 or via email: [email protected].

 

 

 

Files to Download

Year 6: Gallery items

Be Water Smart!, by Mrs James

Year 6 Hikers, by Mrs James

Year 6: Calendar items

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