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Another year is over and what a strange year it has been! We hope you have enjoyed your time in Year 6 and hopefully it has left you with happy memories and fun times. We wish you all the very best going forward and we hope you return to tell us how you are doing.


Good Luck & God Bless.


Photo's of your last day will be uploaded here shortly.


Fr. David at the Year 6 Leavers mass

This is "Fr. David at the Year 6 Leavers mass" by Catherine Collett on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Year 6 Leavers 2020

This is "Year 6 Leavers 2020" by Catherine Collett on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Start and Finish Times for WB: 29th June AND 6th July 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm = Year 6

Same groups and same days as agreed with Mrs Rackliff


WB: 13th July is Transition week.

Monday 13th July - Bubble A (usual start/finish times)

Tuesday 14th July - Bubble B (usual start/finish times)

Wednesday 15th July - ALL year 6 children (whichever bubble they are in, or if they have been at home all of the time) are invited into school between 9:00am and 3:00pm for a special final year 6 day.  Mrs Rackliff has sent out further information via the class email.


The very final day at HFS will be Wednesday 15th July for all year 6 (unless you have elected for your child to remain in the key worker bubble and not be part of the year 6 celebrations)




Hello Everyone,


Update on Outdoor Learning at HFS


In the early morning hours, long before anyone was up, Mr Fyfe and his wife recorded the dawn chorus (yes, the birds have their own choir smiley) in the HFS nature area.  Mr Fyfe has kindly cleared the whole area to welcome wildlife to HFS and to welcome you when you return to school.  As we enter a new month, there will be changes to spot in your garden and local area.  Please open the link below to watch the video clip from the RSPB about small creatures.  Please let me know if you have anything to report on the class email account.  Use the title 'Report for Mrs Lonergan' and your teachers will pass it to me.  Remember that your parents need to be responsible for emails sent to your teachers.

Thanks!  I can't wait to hear from you!


Mrs Lonergan

Outdoor Learning Lead




Mrs Buet would like to challenge you all to make her chocolate chip cookies.

Download the recipe above, get your adult helper ready, wash your hands and away you go. Don't forget to email Mrs Rackliff pictures of your cookies.



Classroom layouts

Week beginning 6/7/2020

Hi everyone. I hope you have enjoyed the London and Capital Cities activities - some of us in school found the Big Ben activity a little tricky! Next week is 'Superheros' - as always, please have a look on the whole school page to find the activities, resources and links.

Please find below English and Maths.

Maths week beginning 6/7/2020

Week Beginning 29th June 2020


Hope you are all well and enjoyed our whole school topic of 'Monsters and Aliens'. This week our topic is 'London and Capital Cities'. Please see the whole class page for activities, resources and links.

Please find below English and Maths. 

Week 9 22.6.2020

Hi all,

Hope you have enjoyed the World Championships week.

This week our whole school focus is 'Monsters and Aliens', please see the class page for activities and resources to complete.

Below are English and Maths. Worksheets for Maths will be emailed directly to you.  

Maths week beginning 22.6.2020

Week beginning 15th June 2020

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and have enjoyed the 'water' activities for last week. This week, our focus is on the European Football Championships as we would have seen Portugal defending their title as champions in the European Championships (Euros 2020). However, these matches will now take place next year. Please see the whole class page for lots of activities - Enjoy!!


Please see English and Maths activities below.


Maths week beginning 15/6/2020

Worksheets will be emailed to you.


Water Picture - By Anna-Rose

Summer term - week beginning 8th June

Hi everyone

I hope you all enjoyed our themed week of 'Nature' last week. This week our whole school theme is 'Water', which is linked to World Ocean Day. Please see the Water folder on the webpage for activities and resources. You will find English and Maths below. I will email Maths worksheets for White Rose to you directly. Remember you can always upload any work or contact us via GoBubble or email, it's always great to hear from you all!!

English Week beginning 8.6.2020

Maths week beginning 8.6.2020

RE Week beginning 8.6.2020

Summer term - updated 1st June

I hope you all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the beautiful weather we have been having. 

This term, our foundation subjects will be covered as a whole school and are set as curriculum themed weeks. On each page you will find links for each week of the term. These pages contain various links, resources and challenges for you to complete. There is a wide range of topics covered. As always, you do not need to complete all of the activities - unless you would like to - it is completely your choice how much you do. The first week is all about nature - enjoy!!

Miss you all x

Library Summer Reading Challenge

πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šThe library have released their Summer Reading Challenge. Please follow the link below to access this wonderful reading activity!πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š


Exciting news!!

JK Rowling has begun to publish a brand new story, called The Ickabog. (It is not a Harry Potter story). She is publishing it in installments on this website: Give it a go and tell us what you think!!


There is also an art competition for the Ickabod!!


PLEASE REMEMBER you can contact us on GoBubble! You can leave messages on the Year 6 Page as well as photos of your completed work, place your fun dances on the DanceOff page, photograph your Book Reviews and place them on the Book Review Page! Also look out for the Daily Challenges that GoBubble as setting each day.

Also remember you should be accessing  AR to take quizzes on the books you are reading. TTRockStars and Spelling Shed should still be completed daily. 


Please log on to Oddizzi geography website:

Username: HFS Year 6

Password: hfsabc

There are quizzes, facts and lots of information about all aspects of the geography curriculum to support our themed weeks!


Check out the following Website for some sporting activities to do with your children. It is updated weekly and is a great fun sporting resource.



Hello Year 6! Can you believe it's the Summer Term?? We haven't seen you for so many weeks now; we are missing you all so much. We hope you and your family are staying inside and are safe and well.


PLEASE REMEMBER you can contact us on GoBubble! You can leave messages on the Year 6 Page as well as photos of your completed work, place your fun dances on the DanceOff page, photograph your Book Reviews and place them on the Book Review Page! Also look out for the Daily Challenges that GoBubble as setting each day.

Also remember you should be accessing  AR to take quizzes on the books you are reading. TTRockStars and Spelling Shed should still be completed daily. 




FYI - Don't forget your Essex Libraries- available Online.

Free access to online resources like Encyclopedia Britannica (including kids edition).

If you don't have a library card you can join your local library free online.


Click on the link for more information:




Update 22.5.20 -


Dear Year 6 - Next week is half term. During half term please continue to read!! Reading is so so good for your learning development, and it's very relaxing too. The AR site will still be up and running during half term, and it would be lovely to see some more quizzes from you all!


For the wider curriculum, please finish any of the challenges and activities you may not have finished due to the two whole school curriculum weeks we completed in the last half term. (VE Day Week and Art Week). 

Further curriculum work will be uploaded in due course.

I do hope you are all keeping well. 

Summer Term Week 5






I Hope you are all keeping well. Your weekly email will be sent to you today please ensure you reply to this so that we know you are all safe.

Next week, we are celebrating art with a whole school curriculum week based on the Jeannie Baker book, Window. Everything you need can be found in the class pages webpage - link below:


To celebrate mental health week there are some meditation activities on Our Faith page. 


I have also sent all parents an email with the White Rose Maths resources for next week.  

Have a wonderful week - I'm looking forward to seeing some of your beautiful pieces of art.

Summer Term Week 4 - SATs week

Hi everyone, as you all know this week would be SATs week. Please find below some fun activities to complete to mark the week. 

Those of you that are joining Maltings and New Rickstones Academy have already received workbooks to complete to get you ready for year 7 - these should take priority over work on this page.

Alternative SATs 1

We are using the acronym SATs differently, for this year only SATs will now mean “SHARE A TALENT”. It would be great fun if you could share a talent you have with us, this can be absolutely any talent you have - singing, dancing, photography, art, acting, cooking, baking, sport. Whatever your talent is, we want to see it. 

Perform your talent and email it to us. 

Have fun!!!


Alternative SATs 2

You can also email us any activities on SATs 2. You can also use TikTok.



Next Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Therefore we have created a Whole School Challenge Week. There are a variety of different activities to be completed throughout next week. You can find them in Class Pages, VE Day Family Activities. Link below 


We are still not top of the school on Spelling Shed!

Years 3,4 & 5 are above us !!





Have a wonderful week.

Summer Term week 2 


Another class email will go out today, just to check you are all safe and well. Please respond so I know you have received it! Thank you!


Well done to all who have completed work for Summer week 1. We have also seen some great TikToks. It would be great to see more AR quizzes and some book reviews!! Also, don't forget you can still access MyON for reading.


Also, looking at SpellingShed, we are currently in 5th!!! WE HAVE LOST OUR TOP SPOT!!! YOU NEED TO GET IT BACK!!! (No pressure)wink



Please continue to use the White Rose Maths page for your daily maths lessons. 

There are also additional weblinks that will continue to assist you with any learning and revision you may want to complete. Upload your pictures of completed work to GoBubble. 


I hope you have been able to begin reading 'HOLES' by Louis Sachar. Continue with this and complete an AR quiz when you have finished  it.

Please continue with our topic of Crime and Punishment and complete the work set out below.



Please use the links below if you want to complete or revise any addional English work.


Please continue with our Summer 1 topic of Evolution and Inheritance


If you would like to look at any other STEM subject, the link below has quite a good number of resources.


Please complete this week's work which continues with 'being a witness'.


Continue with your coding from Any completed levels will be awarded with certificates.


We will continue with our topic of Amazing Americas linked to our topic of Crime and Punishment and our book HOLES.


Please complete our topic work for this week.



Please see below and continue with Spanish week one work until we get an update. Muchos Gracias!frown





Please see the Art project I would you to do this week. It is all about the artist Banksy. 




Please us the link below for White Rose Maths, it will take you straight into Year 6 maths. This page has weekly lessons for the Summer Term, please complete each day. Any completed work can be photographed and uploaded to Gobubble.

Additionally, there are 2 weeks of previous lessons available for you to utilise for revision. This will consolidate your learning and start to prepare you for Year 7.



Please see links below that will take you to additional websites that will assist you with your learning and revision. These include the government's recommended websites: Oak Trust Academy and BBC Bitesize.




During the summer term our class reading book is 'HOLES' by Louis Sachar. This links to our topic of Crime and Punishment. If possible please try to read this novel and complete an AR quiz. 

In English we will be focusing on poetry and begin with the poem 'The Highwayman'. 

Please read and complete the work below (completed work can be photographed and uploaded to GoBubble):





For any additional English work that you want to complete or revise, please see the links below: 


Our next science topic is Evolution and Inheritance. Watch the Powerpoint and complete the activity sheets. Upload any completed work pictures onto GoBubble.


Our new learning focus for RE is about being a Witness. Watch the two Powerpoints below and then answer these questions:


  • How do you think the disciples felt when they heard these words?
  • What did Jesus mean when he said ‘...the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled?’
  • What do you understand by the disciples being the witnesses of Jesus?
  • Why does Jesus want everyone to be baptised?
  • Why do you think some of Jesus’ disciples were in doubt?
  • What mission did Jesus give his disciples?



Then - Write an eye witness account as one of the disciples. Show understanding of the account by making links to the Scripture and your experience and feelings of the events.


Please upload completed work onto the class page in GoBubble.



Year 6 Class Saint

Our class saint for the summer term is Saint Peter. Please complete an activity to show your understanding of Saint Peter. You can choose any medium you like, e.g. information booklet, piece of artwork or DT, diary entry, story, storyboard, the choice is endless but completely yours!!


Please print off and complete the art project (drawing writing!) Upload your completed pictures onto GoBubble class page.


Please complete some more levels of coding from Mrs Collett will look online and reward certificates for completed levels. Also this Wednesday at 1pm you can take a Code Break with Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft). There are additional coding challenges and activities for you to take part in every week.



Our new topic for Geography is the Amazing Americas which links to our overall topic of Crime and Punishment (also our class book Holes is set in America!)

Please watch the Powerpoint and then complete the activities. Please take photos of completed work and upload onto GoBubble.



To continue our topic of Crime and Punishment, please look at the document below. Look up the Keyword and write down the definition of each word. Then please upload photos of completed work to GoBubble.

There are a huge range of Spanish activities, videos and challenges on the BBC page:


Please log in to the following website and go to the Parent Zone to access a range of suitable PE activities from the North West Essex School Sports Partnership.

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Welcome to a new week. We hope that you are enjoying your Easter Holidays. Please take this time to relax, spend time with your families, reflect on the Easter message and how we all need our faith in times of difficulty.......and maybe eat some  chocolate!!

We hope that you have all been reading and taking AR quizes. Please keep this up over the Easter holidays.


The following selection of work is Optional for you to do. Please don't feel that you have to do all of it, or even some of it. It is purely there for you to do if you wish.




Pope Francis has sent out a prayer for us to say, that reflects our current situation. You could maybe say this with your family each day during the Easter period.


Pope Francis’s prayer to Our Lady during coronavirus pandemic:

O Mary,

you always shine on our path

as a sign of salvation and of hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,

who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of the Roman People,

know what we need,

and we are sure you will provide

so that, as in Cana of Galilee,

we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform to the will of the Father

and to do as we are told by Jesus,

who has taken upon himself our sufferings

and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross,

to the joy of the resurrection.




Below is a Stations of the Cross Game that you can play with the whole family. There are questions and answers within the document, but it would be really good if you can think of some of your own.



Below are some 10-4-10 workbooks covering Maths, English and GPS. These 10 minute activities are a really good way of keeping on top of your learning. You can work on Maths, Writing, GPS and Reading  for 10 mins each day for 10 days. This will give you a daily 40 min revision session across subjects.

SHANG DYNASTY - food angel 


Within our topic of Shang Dynasty we were going to investigate the subject of food.

The following link gives you a brief history on Chinese food over time.

Read the information provided and then plan a basic chinese meal to do with your family.

Noodles, vegetable, rice, soy sauce etc. Any photos of you cooking, or preparing our Chinese meal, please share with us on GoBubble!


Take a look at the activity below from our topic 'Animals including humans'. Once completed, post your pictures onto GoBubble for us to see.





What happens to our bodies when we exercise?

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Dear Year 6, we hope that you are well and keeping safe in these unprecedented times! Here is your week 2 schedule and we hope that you are able to work through some of our schedule for the week.  Remember this is only a guide! You do not need to do everything on this schedule. When schools shut on Friday 20th all education was suspended, so please don't feel that you HAVE to do everything on this list. We are here to provide you with tools to aid your learning if you wish. Each family may have different ways of approaching our suggested learning.  The priority is the well being of you and your family.  Home schooling will feel different in lots of ways.  Make sure that you try to work but also take a break and understand that parents are trying to help you. 


Below you can find the next weeks tasks.


We will continue to communicate with you using the preferred Upper KS2 method of GoBubble.

Your Logins for this were all given to you during your GoBubble lessons, have been delivered to the Class Whatapp group, or can be obtained through the office if required.


We wish you all the best, and miss you all loads.

Mrs Rackliff, Mrs Collett & Mrs Stanford.


Week 2 Schedule for Learning




The most important things to continue daily are:


* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review - Template available in ADDITIONAL WEBSITE LINKS BELOW


Don't forget you can continue to do AR quizzes on books that you have read - see the ADDITIONAL WEBSITE LINKS BELOW


* Times Tables: Learning their times tables by heart and then practising theses on the TTRS website.  Their logins are in their Reading Record Books.

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  This is a good time to practise joined neat handwriting presentation while they learn the new spellings also.  Play as many games as possible online using their logins.


Dear parents

Below is a selection of work that your children can do. The 10-4-10 packs are short, sharp pieces of work that take 10 minutes a day. We have included Maths standard, Maths above standard, English writing, GPS and English reading. Your child should try to do a little each day to keep their learning fresh in their minds.

We have also included a Reading Revision guide to assist the children to understand what the questions are looking for in a particular context. (We have included the answers so you can mark your child's work....but don't let them see them wink)




Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.


This week's learning is about being at home with a video clip, vocabulary to learn and a memory recall exercise at the end.  



The following sites are allowing parents to go for free and access work for their children. Twinkl & Hamilton have masses of resources for you to access across English, Maths, Science, AR etc.

Go mad while all these FREE resources are bits and  bobs to work on later. Have fun with your learning. Explore new areas and topics!

If you do a book review, load it onto the GoBubble HFS-Book Review page and Mrs Collett will review it!

Dear all - as you are all aware the SATS for this year have been cancelled. BUT if you still want your child to stay on top of their learning the following revision guides, PowerPoints, white board sessions and documents cover a huge range of school curricullm.

Even if your child works on a couple of these guides a week it will reinforce their learning and enable them to keep their learning up to date. It's all good practice.

Please click the link below. 



A Parent's Guide to Support Children at Home with APPs

  • Year 6, the final class of your primary school journey!! In year 6 it’s not all about SAT’s and tests, it’s also about creating strong resilient individuals that can make the transition from primary to secondary school. We start the year with Grafham Water, a superb way to gel together as a class, work on team building and problem solving skills and face challenges and obstacles together.

    From here we build upon this and find leaders for school roles and work on independence and responsibility.


    We hope you enjoy this page and the journey we are all about to embark on....Let’s follow that rainbow. 🌈🌈




    • Be positive about homework and tell your child how important it is. The attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.

    • The best time for children to do their homework is soon after they arrive home. A short break and snack is recommended first.

    • Provide a reasonably quiet and suitable place where your child can work.
    Make sure that paper, pencils and a dictionary are available and appropriate.

    • When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.  

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ”¬πŸ‘©πŸ»‍πŸ”¬SCIENCE WEEK🦠🧬🧫πŸ§ͺπŸ”¬


This week is all about Science. Today, the children learnt how science is used in Forensics. They had their own crime scene to investigate, collecting DNA and using the evidence gathered to find their suspect. Sherlock Holmes πŸ•΅οΈ‍♂️ would have been proud!!

The Mouse Experiment 🐁🐁🐁

As a continuation of science week year 6 along with the rest of the school took part in the Mouse Experiment. This was measuring the distance a paper mouse travelled when exploded from different types of plastic bottle. The year 6’s had great fun with this investigation.




As part of their science topic -Animals including Humans, the children are studying the circulatory systems. Today they have learnt about the different components of blood. They have also learnt about the function of the blood. 
The children got the opportunity to make their own blood using oats (Platelets). Cheerios (red blood cells), marshmallows (white blood cells) yellow water (plasma) and red water (to represent the red blood cells in liquid form).

BOOK WEEKπŸ“•πŸ“—πŸ“˜πŸ“š


We have had a very busy book week in school!! The children worked very hard on book reviews, met their reading partners for the first time and read stories with them (whilst munching biscuits πŸͺπŸͺ. Plus we had the Reading experts ‘Just Imagine’ come in and talk the children through the new Reading Review app, and introduce them to all the new books we have in school that run alongside the app. Phew.....what a busy book week...time for a rest for all.....let’s sit and read a book!



The class today made Lenten Pretzels. These lovely morsels originated in Germany in the seventh century when the Catholic faith had very strict rules on what you could eat through Lent (No dairy, meat or eggs could be eaten). A monk created a basic bread that could be eaten and shaped it in the shape we see today to signify the crossed arms of the children when they said their prayers.

The Latin word 'Bracellae' - little arms was used which in Germany became 'bretzel' and then 'pretzel'. The holes in the pretzel signify the Holy Father, Son and Spirit.

The children loved making these pretzels, measuring the ingredients, kneading the dough and shaping their breads. (They enjoyed eating them too!)




The children researched the religion of Hinduism this week. They researched the different Gods, how Hindus worship. They learnt about their temples, culture and symbols. The children then created information booklets detailing all of their knowledge.

Year 6's Internet Safety Rap

The Year 6's worked on their e-safety knowledge this week as it was Safer Internet day on Tuesday the 11th Feb. As a class we discussed different aspects of safe internet use, across social media, phones, internet and online gaming, then they created a rap discussing this topic.

Password to view is HolyFamily



Year 6 have been studying the Shang Dynasty of ancient China. As well as doing large amounts of research, making exploding books and creating time lines the children have made their own Oracle bones out of clay. Oracle bones were used for divination and were made from pieces of ox or turtle bones.



In RE year 6 have been learning and investigating the Dead Sea scrolls. Where they were found, what was on them and how they influenced religion today. The class have made their own Dead Sea scrolls for our RE board.

What we are covering - SPRING TERM 🌸🌼🌻🌺



Year 5 and 6 had a joint H&R session today and they had a great time playing Kahoot and taking the Great Year 5 & 6 Quiz. Year 5 were overall winners! Snacks were provided by Mrs Collett and Mr Fife and a great time was had by all!!!




YEAR 6 took part in the Joe Wicks Morning Move for Children in Need. They had an enjoyable morning getting their hearts pumping for the day ahead!❀️❀️❀️ Well done year 6 and thanks to all who sponsored them.


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In year 6 this week we discussed all the different people and organisations children can turn to when they need someone to listen.

We talked about what qualities we want these people/organisations to have.

We then drew pictures representing the above whilst listening to Rachael Lynne - Dare to be Different (anti-bullying video).



The Always Club in Year 6 is a club that the children get into when they are 'ALWAYS' doing the right thing. This half terms treat was Pizza!! A fun time was had by all. Well done 'Always' kids.



Year 6 spent today learning about a young girl from Japan called Sudako. 


In 1945 when the Hiroshima bomb was dropped Sudako was only 2 years old. The affects from the bomb didn’t become visible for another ten years.

This young girl, who was a keen runner from school, was told by a friend while in hospital, that if she made 1000 origami cranes her wishes would be granted. She wished to be well again and the Leukaemia to be gone, so she could return to school. Unfortunately this did not happen. When she made her last crane #643 she wrote the word ‘Peace’, on it, in the hope there would be peace in the world.

Her school friends carried on making the cranes after her death and asked all children affected by war to remember Sudako.



sudako and the paper cranes

music video

SPELLING SHED - Spellings coverage for Year 6

Come and See Parent Letter - Autumn Term 2019

History Walk - WWII


Today the children walked into Witham to look at the building that have survived since WWII. They looked at the architecture and what  the buildings are used for now  compared to what they were used for in the war. 

We then went to the War memorial and looked at the courageous and brave people from Witham that sacrificed their lives for us in WWII. The class are going to pick people from the war and investigate where they lived and how they died.

Science - Light - Making Periscopes


To study how light travels and reflects off surfaces, the children followed instructions and made periscopes out of cereal boxes and mirrors.


What we are covering -AUTUMN TERM πŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚