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Chiddingstone Church of England School

Educating for life in all its fullness - John 10:10

Year 6

Friday 18/9/20

This week, the class started their Year Six duties with the head boy and head girl speeches. All of them spoke very well and had some brilliant ideas. I'm sure they have told you the results already!

During our maths lessons, the class have continued to work on their place value up to 1 million and started rounding. They also completed some arithmetic questions. 

In literacy lessons, the class finished off a speech about their favourite activity or something that they enjoy. The also wrote a fact file on Winston Churchill. During their reading sessions, the children were focusing on their inference skills.

Our topic time consisted of making a model Hawker Hurricane which turned into quite a epic modelling event. This was part of our Roald Dahl Day as he was a Hurricane Pilot in WW2. 

The class finished the week with a lovely game of cricket in the sunshine on the sportsfield. 

 

Homework

Please ensure that you have a working pen in school by Monday.

Spelling W/C 21/9/20 suffix -ous

Sometimes the root word is obvious and the usual rules apply for adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters.

poisonous, dangerous, mountainous, famous, various

Sometimes there is no obvious root word:  

tremendous, enormous, jealous

 –our is changed to –or before –ous is added:

humorous, glamorous, vigorous

These words will be tested on 28/9/20

Cued spellers have also been working on the following: two, too, to and their, there and they’re. More practice of these at home would be beneficial. In fact, it would be useful for everyone to revise these words as they are sometimes muddled in your writing.

Reading

When you are reading this week, please look out for hyphenated adjective words in your reading books e.g. sugar-free. Make a note of any words you come across in your reading diary pls. You diaries will be checked on Monday as usual. Please make sure that you have read at least five times, including once to an adult at home, and then get your reading diaries signed.

Maths

Please can all children spend some time on their times tables to make sure they are as sharp as they can be.

 

Curriculum Handout 2020

 Friday 11/9/20

Hello Class 6, 

Another successful week back in the classroom. You have completed all of your assessments, which Mr Rowland and I will use to help inform our planning so that we know exactly what we need to be covering in our lessons.

We are excited that we will be delivering our head girl/boy speeches next Thursday and Friday over Zoom. Please see below (in the homework section) for instructions on preparing your speech over the weekend.

 

Another reminder that we will be reading The Middler by Kirsty Appelbaum as our Year 5/6 book club title.

Eleven-year-old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam.

Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered and special. A hero. Her younger brother is Trig – everyone loves Trig. But Maggie’s just a middler; invisible and left behind. Then, one hot September day, she meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head.

Narrated expertly and often hilariously by Maggie, we experience the trials and frustrations of being the forgotten middle child, the child with no voice, even in her own family.

This is a gripping story of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal and ideal for those who enjoyed A Place called Perfect. It would be lovely if most of you would join Miss Wright and me when we meet to discuss it at the end of term (over Zoom).

 

Next Thursday is Roald Dahl Day. You do not need to dress up, but there will be craft activities and other Roald Dahl inspired lessons in the classroom.

 

Homework

Please would you prepare your head girl/boy speeches over the weekend.

You need to begin by thinking about the qualities that you possess that would make you a suitable leader and then think about what you would do to make the school even better if you were voted in. Remember not to promise the unmanageable, such as giving every class a pet giraffe!

Last year, our head girl suggested a Onesy Wednesday fund raising day, which was very popular and raised a considerable amount for the school.

Please bring in, or email us, the speech for Monday.

Your speeches should be no longer than 1 minute to prevent the younger children becoming restless, so practise at home (ideally in front of an audience) to check it’s about the right length. You may use a prop or two if you so wish.

This website may be useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv7fqp3/articles/z4w96v4

 

Spellings: If the root word ends with –ic, –ally is added rather than just –ly, except in the word publicly - basically, frantically, dramatically, automatically, comically, drastically.These will be tested through a dictation on the morning of Monday 21/9/20.

This week the words that we have been practising are: hostile, awkward, obstinate, marvellous, spectacular, aggressive. These will be tested this coming Monday – 14th Sept.

 

Finally, remember to bring in your reading diaries on Monday for checking. You will need to have read a minimum of five times, and one of these reads needs to have been to an adult at home. Please ask them to sign to confirm this has happened. You will then be issued with a raffle ticket and entered into the draw to win a book.

Friday 4th September

Blitz Board

Friday 4/9/20

It’s so good to have you all back again. Mr Rowland and I have really enjoyed the last few days and hope that you have too.

 

The topic this term is entitled A Child’s War and focuses on the cause and effect of WWII, as well as the significant events and people of this period of history. It will hopefully help us to imagine what it was like to be a child at the time. 

 

We have started our class book: Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. The first chapter included a scene where there was an air raid; this prompted us to find out about the Blitz and inspired the creation of our excellent display board (see above). 

 

We have announced our first book club title of the year: The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum. We shall meet to discuss our thoughts on it at the end of term via Zoom, in order that Miss Wright and Year 5 can also join us. I shall send details nearer the time.

Here’s a flavour of the story to whet your appetites:

Eleven-year-old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam.
Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered and special. A hero. Her younger brother is Trig – everyone loves Trig. But Maggie’s just a middler; invisible and left behind. Then, one hot September day, she meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head.
Narrated expertly and often hilariously by Maggie, we experience the trials and frustrations of being the forgotten middle child, the child with no voice, even in her own family.
This is a gripping story of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal. I hope many of you will give it a go.

 

Hopefully, by the time you read this, Mr Rowland will have attached a class timetable below, so that you know what will be happening each day and can plan accordingly.

 

Enjoy your weekends.

Mrs Haysom

 

Homework Friday 4/9/20

Literacy and maths homework will begin next week.

Our reading raffle will be pulled on Monday. Usually you will be expected to read a minimum of five times each week for at least fifteen minutes each time, and as it is important you you still read aloud, one of these reads needs to be to an adult at home. However, as we have only had a short week, I would ask that you read a minimum of three times - once to an adult. Please ask a parent to confirm that you have competed these reads by signing your reading diaries, or, if you are still waiting to be given one, 

a piece of paper will suffice. This confirmation needs to be with you on Monday please, and, in return, you will be entered into our weekly raffle to win a book.

 

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