REQM Silver Award

Year 6 have settled in quickly to their final term at Hackleton School. Our end of key stage assessments are the main focus for us over the next few weeks, but as always we have made a good start on our topic and science work too.

We are now experts on why the Mayans wore masks having investigated their designs and purpose. We have posed lots of questions about the Mayan civilisation and aim to answer as many as we can by the end of term.

Our science work on healthy living began by looking at how the heart works and why it is important to keep it healthy. There were a few worrying moments when some of us struggled to find our pulse during a recent experiment, but it was only a temporary hitch.


At the beginning of the spring term, year 6 began to read their class text which is called ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. Everyone is enjoying the book so far and we have produced some super pieces of written work based on it.

Our ‘Rainforests’ topic has led to a wide variety of work: from Amazon Indian art to producing bar charts. The children created the class display by looking at the different layers of vegetation and animal life in the rainforest.

Our ‘Living Things’ topic in science has led us to look at how all living things are classified. Currently, we are in the middle of an experiment which involves growing mould on bread in various conditions. I just hope we remember where we’ve placed the bread in a week’s time!

Mrs Roberts is the teacher in Year 6.  She is supported in class by Mrs Acharya and Mrs Barras.


Respecting yourself as well as others


Show forgiveness to all, including yourself


Trusting in God and in each other


Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other


Being generous, caring and loyal friends