REQM Silver Award

Welcome to another busy year at Hackleton. Our first curriculum topic up until October half term is the Ancient Greeks where we will think about the Greeks greatest achievement and lasting legacy. Could it be the Olympic Games, democracy, architecture or something else? After half term we will focus on the UK region of the Lake District. During this topic we will complete map work and look at the topography of the Lake District. Also, we will investigate issues around tourism and conservation in the region.

The class will be taught by Mrs Corbyn on a Friday morning and Friday afternoon is our PE session taken by Coach Matt or Mrs Corbyn, if it is a dance focus. Please make sure children have their full, named PE kit in school at all times. This includes a hair bobble for long hair and socks if tights have been worn to school. Remember extra layers as the weather gets colder. Children need to have their water bottle in school at all times. They should be taken home at the end of the week for a wash and returned on Monday mornings.

Here are just a few pieces of information to get us started.


Spellings – Spelling tests will be on a Thursday. Please encourage your child to practise daily.   The children will receive a new list after the test each Thursday.

Reading – We will continue with a daily session of guided reading/comprehension and a session of independent reading. I would like the children to always have a reading book with them in school. This can be selected from home or the school library. The children should be reading at least 5 times a week at home.

Maths – Weekly maths homework will be given to the children on a Thursday and should be handed in on the following Wednesday.

English – Weekly English homework will be given on a Thursday and handed in on the following Wednesday.

As the children are now in year 6, we allow them to bring their own pencil cases and use bags other than the school bookbag. Obviously, we will still provide the children with everything they need for school, so please do not feel that you have to go out and buy new things and a bookbag is still more than adequate for their needs. Additionally, please make your child aware that they are responsible for their own belongings (‘special’ pens and other such items are easily lost in school).


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