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Hello! Welcome to Year 6!

HOMEWORK UPDATE: We now have an email address for the children to email their electronic homework to their class teachers. Please make sure the email contains the child’s name and the name of their class teacher.

Year 6 Netball School Games District Qualifier

Congratulations to our year 6 netball girls who were selected to represent Berry Hill at a school games district qualifier competition, held at Samworth Academy on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

The team played the best netball that they’ve ever played together and won all 5 of their matches! They didn’t even concede a goal!

They have now qualified to represent Mansfield at the Year 6 Netball School Games County Finals where they will play against the winners of the other district finals and play against schools from across all of Nottinghamshire.

The County Finals will be held at Nottingham Trent University on 7th July 2017.

HUGE congratulations to the team and a BIG thank you to the spectators who came to cheer on and support the girls!

We’re so proud of all of the team. They were a credit to the school with their great manners, sportsmanship and support of each other.


From a very happy and proud Mrs Kendall and Mrs Gascoigne J

On Friday 9th June, following the General Election, year 6 had an Election of their own. It was a 2 party race.

On Friday 9th June, following the General Election, year 6 had an Election of their own. It was a 2 party race.  1 We shared the manifestos of seven parties.
On Friday 9th June, following the General Election, year 6 had an Election of their own. It was a 2 party race.  2 We voted based on opinions about policies.
On Friday 9th June, following the General Election, year 6 had an Election of their own. It was a 2 party race.  3 The votes were counted and the result announced.

The Red Cross visit to teach us about keeping safe and caring for others.

Year 5/6 Netball League

Samworth Academy hosted a year 5/6 Netball League over the last couple of weeks on Tuesday 16th May and Tuesday 23rd May. The event was organised by the Mansfield Primary School Sport Partnership which our school is part of.

We were lucky enough to have so many girls wanting to play that we were able to enter 2 teams!

The two weeks couldn’t have been more different…one week was pouring rain, windy and cold weather, whilst the second week was blue skies and lovely, warm sunshine! Luckily, our supporters stayed to watch the girls on both occasions, so a BIG thank you to them!

The netball that was played on both nights was really good and our girls improved with every match that they played. It was great to see all of the girls play as a supportive team and in a respectful way against the other schools. Overall, our teams finished in 4th and 6th positions.

Thank you to all of the girls for a great couple of weeks and for some fantastic training sessions too.

From a proud Mrs Kendall and Mrs Gascoigne. J

Swimming Gala Finals

Well done to our Key Stage 2 swimming squad who qualified for the county swimming finals which were held on Monday 22nd May at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

Our squad of 18 children were a credit to the school. They behaved brilliantly, took part competitively and were supportive of the other schools taking part.

The children raced really well in a fast-paced and competitive swimming pool! There were many fantastic swimmers and our children produced some great performances which they should all be really proud of.

A big thank you to Mrs Cope and Mrs Bexon for attending the gala with us and a big thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who were sat on the side cheering us on every stroke of the way! Your support at both galas has been brilliant and has meant such a lot to myself and the children. Thank you for cheering us on!

Overall, our team finished in 5th position out of the 6 schools who competed in these county finals. We were just pipped to 4th place by 2 points!

A fantastic effort by everyone involved. Thank you!

A very proud Mrs Kendall J

Mike Bargh and Warren the Rabbit from Mansfield 103FM came to school just before the Easter holidays to interview five children - Evie, Poppy, Kyra, Connor, Danny. They described a secret item, which are clues to a competition that will be posed to listeners of the Breakfast Show week starting 12th June. Keep listening to Mansfield 103FM for the fantastic competition.

A HUGE congratulations to our swimmers who took part in the swimming gala in February at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre. They have been put forward for the swimming finals on the 22nd of May. Go team Berry Hill! frown

Spectacular Science Week 2017

The children have had a brilliant week getting stuck into Science! They explored how robots worked, and there was even a robot there who could solve a rubik's cube!

Empties Please!

Used printer cartridge recycling

As part of our work towards our Eco-Schools award we are committed to reducing waste and recycling more, both in school and in our homes. The Eco-Committee has been looking at ways to do this and have decided to work with a company called ‘Empties Please’. They collect and recycle used ink and toner cartridges and will donate any money raised back to us.

It’s very simple. All we have to do is collect used ink cartridges and toner cartridges and put them into the collection bin, in one of the bags provided, which is situated in the reception area in school. ‘Empties Please’ will collect the bin when it is full and then donate the money raised back to school with a certificate to display showing how much we have raised through our recycling. We may also qualify for their Green Rewards scheme if we collect enough. You can collect cartridges from absolutely anywhere – school, work, home, clubs, friends and family. The more we can collect the better and as it takes up to 1000 years for a printer cartridge to decompose it is an environmentally friendly way for you to dispose of your printer cartridges whilst helping us at the same time!

Toners accepted: original branded Brother, Cannon, Dell and Epson toner cartridges

Ink cartridges accepted: original branded Cannon, HP, Lexmark and Samsung ink cartridges

Please make sure you put all cartridges in one of the bags provided before placing in the collection bin.

Thank you for your help.

Swimming Gala Champions!

A HUGE congratulations to all of our Key Stage 2 swimming squad who won the swimming gala!

The gala took place on Thursday 23rd February 2017 and was held at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre.

Our squad of 18 children took part in lots of races against other schools, winning the majority of the races, earning lots of points for the team and swimming away with the trophy!

The children worked brilliantly as a team and supported one another in every race. Their behaviour was superb and they represented our school fantastically. They were all a credit to the school and a pleasure to spend the morning with.

A massive thank you to Mrs Hammond and Mrs Bexon for helping us behind the scenes, on the bus and at poolside. Another massive thank you also goes out to all of the spectators who came along to support the children and the school. It was great to look up to the balcony and see so many proud faces and to hear the loud cheers!

Finally another BIG thank you to the children who made myself and Mrs Gascoigne very happy on Thursday morning. J

Welcome to DARE

What a magical Christmas show!

Take a bow KS2! The children of Key Stage 2 have been busy singing songs, making costumes and learning lines ready for our Christmas production the ‘A magical Jigsaw. This year, the children have been learning about Christmas stories! We were taken on a journey of Christmas by some very interesting angels…

Penny Mile!

A gigantic thank you to everyone who bought in pennies for our Penny Mile! We raised a very impressive £341.72!


Please note there are still places available at Mrs Smith's Homework Club which is held on Mondays after school. This is held in the ICT suite where pupils can access the internet to do their maths homework. Mrs Smith is on hand to support with any homework during the session.


  • Reading: Please ensure your child is reading regularly at home. We write regularly in their reading journals and they can too.
  • Maths: Every year 6 pupil has been given an Abacus password and their homework is updated regularly on the site. It relates to what we are learning about in school and will help them to become fluent in the skills covered in the National Curriculum.
  • Spellings: Each week a list of spellings is sent home for your child to practise at home. We also have opportunities to practise these spellings in school. Pupils can also access the iSPAG site to practise further Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
  • Topic: Yr 6 will be putting forward a selection of topic homework to choose from and complete over the next half-term. This will be linked to our visit to the Holocaust Centre.
Don't forget to keeping checking the Class Newsletter page for any updates.

What a Dahlicious day!

Well what an exciting few days we have had at school! The children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. All the children looked fantastic in their costumes dressed as a character from their favourite Roald Dahl book.


Photographs coming soon!