Year 6

With Mrs Harcombe and Mr Langan  

Year 6

Here you will find regular updates for our year group; Home Learning tasks, and any additional support materials.

Mrs Harcombe & Mr Langan

 AUTUMN Term 1

Important Dates For Your Diary

Monday 4th September 2023 - Autumn Term begins

Monday 11th September 2023 - Y6 Welcome Meetings held in the 6H classroom 3:30pm - 4pm OR 5:30pm - 6pm (It is incredibly important that parents and carers attend one of these two time slots, to allow us to prepare you and your child for their Secondary School Admissions and SAT assessments)

Tuesday 12th September 2023 - All Y6 pupils attending afternoon visit Haslingden High School 

Thursday 21st September 2023 - Wales Outward Bound meeting parent/carers to attend at 3:30pm

Friday 22nd September 2023 - KS2 Open Classroom Reading events 8:35am- 9:05am

Friday 22nd September 2023 - Cauliflower Card designs being sent home

Saturday 30th September 2023 - BRGS Entrance Exam (if applied online to confirm attendance)

 The examination will consist of three papers: verbal reasoning, maths and English. Our entrance examination is provided by GL Assessment. Familiarisation materials are available to download free of charge from the GL Assessment website.  Parents who wish their child to take the entrance examination must register in advance. Online registration for the entrance examination is now open.  Please click on the register button below or go to

Thursday 5th October 2023 - Harvest Assembly 2:15pm

Monday 9th October 2023 - Parents Meetings (Individual times TBC)

Tuesday 10th October 2023 - Photograph Day

Thursday 12th October 2023 - Cauliflower Card designs to be returned

Monday 16th - Friday 20th October 2023 - Wales Outward Bound Residential Trip to Aberdovey OR 

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th October 2023 - Rossendale Outward Bound Week

Friday 20th October 2023 - INSET DAY

Tuesday 31st October 2023 - Secondary School Applications deadline (if not awaiting BRGS test result, try and submit your online application BEFORE the half term break). See further information links below.

Home Learning Tasks AUTUMN Term 1

Home Learning will be set each week and should be submitted no more than 7 days later.  

Please keep up to date with these tasks.

Space race applications are open

Space Race Team Captain and Vice-Captain Application  "Your Space Team Needs You"

Applications are open from Monday 4th September 2023 - Wednesday 13th September 2023

Week 1: 

Set 8 Sept - Due 15 Sept

Read the Y5/Y6 spelling words.  Highlight the words, on the sheet glued into your Home Learning book, that you already know how to spell accurately, when tested by a family member. You will be tested on 50 of these words at the end of each half term throughout the course of the school year. 

Week 2: 

Set 15 Sept - Due 22 Sept

Complete the online My Maths tasks that have been allocated to you - about Time.

When asked by an adult, can you tell the time to the nearest 10 minutes, 5 minutes and 1 minute on an analogue clock?

Week 3

Set 22 Sept  - Due 29 Sept

Perfect 10  - Please complete the maths grid - four over the course of the week (approximately 10 mins per day).  These skills have already been rehearsed in school and so we are working on the fluency aspect of the task.

Week 4

Set 29 Sept  - Due 6 Oct

We are studying Ancient Egypt.  Please research what the Egyptians used to do for entertainment and present your findings appropriately, this could be as a Powerpoint Presentation, a video, a leaflet or a 3D model, for example.

Week 5:  

Set 6 Oct  - Due 13 Oct

Look at Picasso’s portrait ‘Weeping Woman’.  Recreate your own version based upon a family member.  Be prepared to explain which person you chose and why.  Although the original painting used acrylic paints, you could use a different medium (e.g. pencil crayons, chalk, moon sand or create it from icing on a cake).

Week 6

No Home Learning set, due to this being our Outward Bound Week.

Continue to learn the Young Voices lyrics and listen to the music (if you have access to the Spotify playlist at home - see the link below).

Young Voices 2024

When you are in Year 6, you will all become part of the world's largest choir at the Young Voices Concert. Here is a link to a Spotify Album with all the songs you will be learning: 

Why not get started on learning them over the summer?


Starting secondary school (Year 7) - Lancashire County Council  

(Click here to find out about the application process)

Late Applications to Secondary Schools - Information - Section 1 - Online Forms (

 (Click here to complete your online application form)

The arrangements for the transfer of pupils to secondary schools in September 2023 will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable.

1 September 2022 - Apply from this date

School places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. All applications received up to the closing date are given equal priority, but if you miss the deadline, a late application may reduce your chance of getting your preference of school.

31 October 2022 - National closing date for secondary applications (statutory).

During this period all applications are processed and all preferences are considered against the published admissions policy. Where there are more applications than places available, decisions are made as to which children should be offered the available places. We will liaise and exchange information with all other admission authorities including neighbouring local authorities. The allocation and offer of a secondary school place is finalised.

1 March 2023 - Offers issued to parents

(The national offer date is 1 March, if this date falls on a weekend or a bank holiday, offers are sent the next working day.)

Choosing your school preferences

Before you apply, research the schools in your area. You could visit school open evenings.

You need to list three different schools - your first, second and third school preferences.  Each preference is considered equally. If you name the same school or academy two or three times, this will only limit your chances of receiving a place. The online system will not accept duplicate preferences.  You should name your three preferences in priority order.   It is always best to include a school near to where you live as one of your preferred options. Demand for school places is high, in some areas greater than others, and this helps towards you being offered a local school.  Your nearest school for admission purposes is measured by a straight line. 

Chances of getting into your preferred school

One of the most important criteria for many schools is the distance you live from the school. The distances from which schools allocate places change from year to year, depending on demand. You may need to check with the school whether they have been able to admit children from your address in recent years. When deciding your preferences, be realistic about how likely you are to be offered a place there.

Some schools have entrance exams. Please check the school websites for entrance examination details.

What happens if you are not offered a place at your preferred option

When a place cannot be offered at one your preferred schools or academies, you will receive an alternative school offer. This is usually the school nearest to your home with an available place after allocations have been made.

Regardless of which school you are offered, you will be given the opportunity to place your child on the waiting list for any establishment and to appeal for places at any school.

Useful Online Maths Programs

NumberGym Maths Home School login – haslingden; Password – bb44bj; Pupils have unique student logins.

Times Tables Rock Stars ( login – choose ‘School’, then ‘Student’; find Haslingden Primary School; usernames and passwords are unique to pupil.

MyMaths - Bringing maths alive - Home School username – haslingdenpr; password – circle; portal usernames and passwords are unique to pupil

BBC KS2 Bitesize website – no login required 

Remote Learning: Individual Isolation 

Ongoing English and Maths Tasks for those individuals who are required to work from home for a short period of time. (Individual cases, not whole class 'bubbles')


Using the links provided below, access BBC Bitesize to watch video clips, read information and complete short tasks linked to Reading and Writing activities.

Don't forget to regularly log on to to rehearse those tricky words. 

And ... make sure that you 'keep reading' for 15 minutes per day to build up your stamina!

The activities listed above will take a minimum of 1 hour of your day. 


In class you will have been following the White Rose Maths PowerPoints and questions.  Go to the 'File Share' section and open up 'Maths'.

Identify the next lesson in the sequence and follow the PowerPoint carefully, before attempting the questions.  Make sure you show all relevant working out in your Home Learning book.  This should take you a minimum of 45 minutes to complete.

Then, log onto TT Rock Stars and use Garage mode to show how you have been keeping up your fluency and accuracy of arithmetic skills.  If you have completed Garage (level 420) then please move onto Studio to improve your rock speed.

Remote Learning: Class Closure

Specific work may be displayed here in the event of a 'bubble closure'.

***Year 6 File Share*** 

Below you can see the folders where we share the materials you will need for your learning. 

 Just open the folder and click the file you need to open & save.

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