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Hillary Primary School

We celebrate diverse completeness - We Thrive in our uniqueness

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Hillary Primary School

We celebrate diverse completeness - We Thrive in our uniqueness

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

The staff that work in this year group are:

  • Ms Seward (Assistant Head)
  • Mrs Kowlachuk (6A Class Teacher)
  • Miss Bhogal (6B Class teacher)
  • Miss Begum (6C Class Teacher)


Year 6 is a wonderful year group to be in, full of exciting opportunities and learning. It is the year before you move on to Secondary school, so we always try to make it an enjoyable experience! You are now the oldest children in Hillary Primary School, and we expect you to all to be excellent role models for other children in our school.  

When children move to Year 6, the biggest question they have is about the SATs tests. Please don’t be nervous about them, in Year 6 we revise all of the different elements of English and Maths which you have already been taught so far in years 3, 4 and 5 so that you will be confident and well-prepared for the tests in May. Do not worry; we have lots of time to go through anything that you might need more help with. We also have some fabulous Science, History, PE, Geography, Computing, Art and DT topics to look forward to as well! 

Here are some topics that you can look forward to learning about in Year 6: 

  • World War One 
  • Animals Including Humans (how the heart and blood works)
  • The Victorians 
  • Evolution and Inheritance   
  • Algebra (don’t worry it’s not scary we promise!) 
  • Leaver’s activities in the final half term 

We work hard in Year 6, but we also have lots of fun. There is lots for you to look forward to and we hope that you enjoy your time in Year 6 as much as we do! 

Year 6 Notices

Year 6 Residential:

Wednesday 27th September - Friday 29th September 


Secondary School Applications:

The deadline to complete your secondary school applications will be the 31st October.

Remember to ensure that you (and your parents/careres) put a minimum of 3 choices down as you are not guaranteed a place at your first choice. 

A parent workshop will be held on the 13th October, 9:15-9:45am to support parents/carers to fill the forms in, should they need it. 


Joseph Leckie Opening Day/Evening:

Joseph Leckie Academy will be holding an

- Open evening on Thursday 28th September, 5.00pm - 8.00pm

- Open morning on 29th September and 2nd October, 9.00am - 10.30am


All of you have now been given your TT Rockstars and your Spelling Shed log in.

Make sure you're practicing these at home.

These platforms will be used to set homework and also for you to use at your own leisure to practice your spelling and times tables.


You can find the links below.

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (


Attendance & Punctuality

It is vital that your child attends school and that they are on time every day. The doors will be open for 10 minutes for children to arrive. Please try and book any appointments outside of the school day where possible.


Start Time: 8.40am

Finish Time:15.20pm

Water Bottles

Children may bring in a clean water bottle to drink from during the school day. Children are able to re-fill bottles at school. Please ensure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

    PE Days

    Year 6 will be swimming everyday until 29.09.23. When they finish swimming, PE days are as follows:


    Class 6A - Monday & Thursday 

    Class 6B - Monday & Thursday

    Class 6C - Monday & Wednesday


    Uniforms and PE kits

    A reminder of Uniform and PE kit can be found on the ‘Parents’ section of the school website. PE kits must be worn to school on PE days only. If children arrive to school in sports attire that is not plain and logo free then you will be contacted to drop off the correct PE uniform for your child to change in to. Click link to take you to the Uniform page

    School Gateway

    Please ensure you have the School Gateway app downloaded to your phone – you will need this to pay for everything in school, including trips. If you require any assistance in using the app, please get in touch. Click on the link below to get started:


    School Gateway - Get Started - The Leading Parent App for Schools


    From September 2023, school will be offering a wider selection of tuck.  This service will only be available to KS2. The children can bring their tuck money each day and purchase what they would like directly from the kitchen each morning at break time. 


    Price List:


    Item:Available on:Price:
    Toast (per slice)All Week25p
    Bagel (half slice)Tuesday & Thursday25p
    MilkshakeAll Week50p
    Orange JuiceAll Week50p
    Apple JuiceAll Week50p
    WaterAll Week40p
    Radnor JuiceAll Week35p

    Alternatively, children are able to bring a healthy snack from home, such as fruit.


    All dinners must be paid for in advance, in cash to the school kitchen. Please put the money into an envelope and ensure your child's name, and class is clearly marked.  School meals are available for all full-time children at a cost of £2.50 per day. Alternatively, children may bring in a healthy packed lunch from home if they prefer.


    Please note: We are a nut free school as we have many children with serious allergies. Please do not send anything into school that contains nuts, this includes chocolate spread.


    If your child is entitled to free school meals, the class teacher will as your child their choice of meal.

    Our Menu’s can be found under the Parent tab - Lunch Menus