Hello and a warm welcome to Year Six at Hambleton Primary Academy, here we hope you find everything you need to know about us!

Here we hope you find everything you need to know about us at Hambleton Primary Academy.

In Year Six we follow the Key Skills Curriculum which is a very creative approach based on the National Curriculum which makes sure the children learn and develop skills appropriate for their year group. We will be working hard to develop our existing skills as well as learning lots of new and exciting things this year too!

We ensure every lesson meets the needs of the whole class and endeavour that each child succeeds in their Bronze, Silver or Gold challenges, they love this whole school approach and cannot wait to move up to the next task in their learning. We have also introduced ‘Challenge Time’ which further challenges children after they have finished Gold. The children also take responsibility for their learning and show their learning journey on their learning objectives.

Throughout Year Six we will cover ‘Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Volcanoes/Mountains and the Shanghai Dynstaty. We provide a broad and engaging curriculum which is based on the children’s interests and ways of learning which sees all children achieving the best they can. We ensure lessons are engaging and foster a love for learning, cross-curricular learning is at the heart of all our topics and we ensure a relevant link is made to all subjects possible.

During this year we will promote your Year Six child’s love of learning, independence, and curiosity. We do this through our teaching but also through our Multi-Academy Trust’s moto of ‘Be the best you can be’. We also follow the Academy Trust’s core values of Pride, Ambition, Resilience, Respect, Integrity and Excellence, all of which are incorporated into every lesson.

Throughout the year we will also have Entitlement Experiences to further our skills and understanding of the wider world past the school walls. These will be documented on our school’s Facebook page with photos uploaded as and when they happen. They will also show a set of progressive skills from Nursery all the way to Year 6.

Year Six will have a focus on preparation for SATs at the end of Key Stage 2. However, we ensure all lessons are always creative, engaging and challenging to prepare children for this. Progress is regularly monitored by Mr Goldie, Mr Kenworthy and Mrs Wood, the Headteacher. After discussions with you as the parents, intervention is put in place to support the child as needed. We are inclusive and are always here to support your child grow and enjoy their learning as well as ensuring they are achieving the most at home too.

Homework is set every Friday through Google Classroom with 10 spellings to learn to be tested the following Friday morning, a SATs targeted arithmetic challenge, which the children can independently complete as well as a reading challenge to develop their comprehension skills and love of reading. We also have a range of log ins for the children to develop their learning on ‘Apps’ including Bug Club, Timetables Rockstars, Sumdog and SPaG.com. Resource packs may be sent home throughout the year to help target or challenge your child’s areas of learning whether it be in reading, writing or their maths abilities. P.E is every Wednesday morning in Year 5; please make sure your child comes to school in the full and correct P.E in kit school. Swimming is every Thursday afternoon, until the end of Autumn Term; please ensure all children have a pair of goggles and girls have a swimming cap.

Finally, always keep your eye out on the school Facebook page for updated photos and information on our learning journey through Year Six of the year 2021 – 2022. We look forward to supporting and encouraging your child’s amazing learning this year as well as being there for home support if needed.

Thank you and here is to an amazing year!

Mr Goldie, Mr Kenworthy and MRs Gudgeon