Hillcross Primary School
Welcome to Year 6
|Ms Reidy||Ms Martin|
|Phase 3 Leader and Maple class||Juniper class|
Half-Term Spring 1:
This half term (Spring 1), our year group topic is 'War of the Worlds'.
Please see below for our curriculum newsletter detailing what we will be covering:
Children should bring a pair of plimsolls or indoor trainers into school in their PE bag. These will be kept in school for the whole term, unless the shoes become too small and we will send them home earlier.
Year 6 PE days are Thursday and Friday.
Children will need to wear their full Hillcross PE Kit to school on these days and bring their school shoes (and a change of socks in case they get muddy) with them in a plastic carrier bag. This is so that if they get muddy they can change into their school shoes without walking mud throughout the school. Please be mindful of the weather and choose the most appropriate PE kit (tracksuit bottoms in winder and shorts in summer). Children will wear their PE kits home. Please can I remind you that Jewellery is not to be worn for PE.
Water Bottles & Snacks
Children must bring a water bottle to school because water fountains will not be available for children to use whilst safety measures are in place. Hillcross School water bottles are compulsory. Children should have a water bottle with a lid that matches their house colour. These should contain water only. School water bottles will be available for purchase via Parentmail. A payment item has been set for all families if you need to purchase a bottle, please indicate the quantity you require and which house your child/ren are in. From Thursday 3rd September to Monday 14th September we will review this payment item daily so that we can send water bottles home within 24 hours of ordering. After this date, we will view this once a week. The cost of a water bottle is £1.50 and each additional lid is 50p.
Children will be able to bring healthy fruit/vegetable snacks into school but these must be in either a plastic container or in plastic/paper bags to minimise the risk of cross contamination.
Only children in year five or six who walk to and from school on their own may bring in a mobile phone, however, this should be turned off and placed in a clear plastic bag before they come onto the school site. These will be handed in to the class teacher who will keep them locked away until the end of the day.
Children are not to bring their own pencil case into school from home - all equipment your child requires for their learning will be provided by the school.
This will be set on Google classroom. However, when your children complete learning on paper, please encourage your child to follow our Presentation Policy and to ensure they use a neat cursive script.
Start & End of the School Day
Due to the safety measures in place as a result of COVID-19, procedures for the arrival and collection of children from school have been amended. Please refer to the Parental Guidance on the COVID-19 page of the website which can be found on the Noticeboard drop down menu.
Year 6 parents considering allowing their children to walk home from school unaccompanied, must complete a form (available from the school website), and permission for this must be granted by Mrs Francis.
Year Group Specific Information
During the Summer term, children usually have an opportunity to take part in a week's residential visit. Keep an eye out on ParentMail for further information.
Year 6 SATs will take place from Monday 10th May to Thursday 13th May. Look out for important information regarding this and find out how you can help support and prepare your child for the tests in May.
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:
- Accompanying School Trips;
- Class Celebration (Autumn 2);
- Sports Day (Summer 1);
- Year Group Performance (Summer 2);
- PTA & Volunteering in School
We will do our best to find alternative ways to enable parental involvement whilst applying the safety measures required to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 .
Hillcross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and supporting procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
- Lisa Francis – Headteacher
- Helen Beckett – Deputy Headteacher
- Lee Christy - Assistant Headteacher
- Tanja Doig – Assistant Headteacher