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Chiddingstone Church of England School

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Year 6

Year 6 Forest School

Year 6 Forest School 1

Week commencing 15th July

The rehearsals are coming on well but some costumes are still missing - please ensure that they are in on Monday at the latest. Arrival times for Thursday's performance in the evening will be sent out by email.


Our trip to the Sutton Life Centre went well (despite the long journey) and the children received a lot of advise about how to keep themselves safe now that they have become more independent.


We are really looking forward to the last week of term with all the special events for year 6 and we hope that all parents will be able to attend the Leaver's Service in the village Church at 9:15 am on Friday 19th July and to stay for tea/coffee and cakes afterwards.

Have a super weekend, Mrs LD and Mrs Haysom


Year 6 Forest School

Year 6 Forest School 1

Week commencing 8th July 2019

Time is running out ........ our lovely Chiddingstone children only have fewer than two weeks left in primary school. The transition days over the last couple of weeks have really brought home to Year 6 the reality that they are moving on. A great deal of time has been dedicated to preparing and practising leavers' speeches, leavers' songs and of course the fantastic Chiddingstone version of Robin Hood. We are in no doubt that the last week of term will be a true celebration of Year 6's time in Chiddingstone School. 


This next week will have a focus on safety as we travel to Sutton Life Centre on Thursday to learn about internet safety as well as safety in the home. An email with details will be sent separately.


One of the highlights of Term 6 will be the Bake-Off on Monday evening of this week (8th July). All teams will receive a commendation for an aspect of their baking and there will be one overall winner chosen by our judges. Remember to bring in all of your ingredients, utensils and any extra touches- such as a cloth or table decorations. 


Please keep practising your Robin Hood words at home to help you develop your characters. Rehearsing with a family member or friend is a useful way to practise. Also have a go at projecting your voice to ensure that you can be heard at the back of the Astro on the day. Please remember to bring your costumes in on Monday. Any problems/questions please email Mrs Haysom through the school office.

Enjoy your camp at the weekend.


Mrs LD and Mrs Haysom



Week commencing Monday 1st July

Year 6 have really enjoyed prop and scenery making today (Friday). They have all worked very hard and Robin Hood is beginning to take shape. Please continue to learn any lines that you have not yet fully mastered. Today was the 'dance-athon' and year 6 led a conga around the village and school. Additionally, the class led a dance in every class on the hour. The younger children really enjoyed being led by year 6. Well done everyone.


Sports Day was a great success and year 6 children proved themselves to be very helpful at directing younger children, placing obstacles and running errands. Thank you for all your help, year 6.  


Please see photo below of the staff v pupil netball match, which was great fun. Thanks to Kaytie and Beki for umpiring.

Wednesday’s staff v pupils netball match

Homework: Please would you prepare a paragraph, in writing, about your character in the school play. These need to be in school for Wednesday 3rd July so that we can start putting together the program for the Summer Production. Feel free to email in. If you would like your picture to be on the front of the program then please create your own Robin Hood picture and bring it into school by Wednesday 3rd July.


Finally, the class are beginning to write their leavers' speeches. There will be time in school for this to be done, however you might like to prepare your ideas at home. 


Mrs LD and Mrs Haysom

W/C 24/6/19

A brilliant week of rehearsals, Year 6. I am so pleased with the progress so far - keep it up. Ensure that you don’t need your script next week and also begin to plan your costume if you haven’t already. We would like them to start coming in for w/c 8/7/19 please.

Dont forget to get sponsors next week for the NSPCC dance challenge. You will attempt to dance for five minutes on the hour every hour throughout the school day. It would be great if some of you would think over the weekend about leading dances in other classes and what music you might like to dance to. Let’s chat about this on Monday.

Have you remembered to let your families know that the 8th of July has changed to a Bake Off? If not, do tell them as soon as possible and if they have paid get them to ask the office to refund their ticket payment. Timings on the night will remain unchanged.

Next week, we have Sports Day to look forward to on Thursday - a letter will be coming back from Mr Rowland, I’m sure, confirming details.

Finally, we look forward to our last book club which will be on Tuesday at 5.30. We shall hold it outside if the weather is nice-  do bring along some tasty snacks to share if you would like.


Week commencing 17.6.19

What a lovely week we had with our Spanish guests. Thank you to all our host families and to Mrs Braid, Mrs Streatfeild and the parents for organising such wonderful evenings too. Spanish was spoken and friendships were made by all. The children thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Hever Castle on Friday as well as Forest School earlier in the week with our guests. 

In class on Monday  time was dedicated to preparing for our special year 6 banquet. On Wednesday the children travelled to Rochester Cathedral for their Church of England leaving service. 

Have a lovely weekend and there is no homework,

Mrs LD and Mrs Haysom

Half term entry

We have missed you in school this week, but have been delighted to hear that the trip has been such a success.

Lily and Ruby have been working hard in class, beginning work on the programme for the summer production. Along with Theo, they've also collected some costumes from the cyber cafe which might do for some of you. We will look at them after the holiday.

Do have a good rest - you deserve one after all of the hard work of Term 5. I am attaching the updated script though, and would like you to learn your lines ready for rehearsals to begin on the first day back. It is little changed from the original, but has a few additional lines added for some characters.

Please remember to check with your parents if they are able to attend the Year 6 Summer Banquet at 6pm on Monday 8th of July and ask them to confirm their attendance with the school office.

Week commencing 20/5/19


Well done for all of your hard work this week.

There is no homework so that you can have chance to pack for Seville as well as look at which parts you might like to audition for on Monday - consider at least two options. Remember to bring your script in with you. 





Week commencing 13/5/19

Author, Dan Freedman talking to Year 6 at the Literary FestivalWe had a superb talk from Dan Freedman on Tuesday at the Literary Festival. In fact, it was so good that the class has asked if we can change our current Year 5/6 Book Club title from being ‘High Rise Murder’  to ‘Unstoppable’ -  his latest book, which follows twins Kaine and Roxy, both hoping to find successful paths in different sport careers. Kaine is being scouted by a top Premier League club; she is heading for tennis glory at Wimbledon. If anyone has any objections to the change of titles, please let me know.

In class, we have revised plenty of previously covered learning ready for next week’s SATs, which will provide an opportunity for everyone to show off and celebrate all of the skills that they have acquired since starting primary school. Do have a good rest this weekend and a satisfying breakfast every morning next week in order to give you plenty of energy. 

Next Friday, all of the hard work will be over and Mr Vaughan plans to take you to forest school. Details will be sent home early next week.


No GPS homework. The next comprehension text - in for Tuesday please.

Reading, as usual.


The preparation for Seville has begun. Children are researching different places in Seville and writing leaflets on Publisher in preparation for their visit. Excitement is growing!


In literacy the children have been reflecting on their trip to London and have written some high quality recounts about their day.


This week has been very busy with children revising for SATS and taking practice papers. All the children have focused well and are remaining calm and sensible. There has been some extra homework and this will continue until the SATS week. 




Literacy Please do the next comprehension and GPS test - make sure that you have co mpleted anything missing by Wednesday

Maths Please complete sheets in your folder , complete any corrections and continue ptractising your timestables.

W/C 29/4/19

So here we are on the home straight, finding ourselves with only two terms to go and one of them only five weeks long! Where did all the time go?
You’ve come back to school refreshed with a determined approach, focusing very well during lesson time. Keep it up!
This week we have revised colons, semi-colons and dashes and refreshed our memories about how to use the passive voice. We have incorporated these aspects of punctuation and grammar into our recounts of our recent London trip.
Maths has involved interpreting data through finding averages - looking mainly at the mean, but also touching on the mode and median too. We have also revised negative numbers and 2D and 3D shapes. There will be maths homework every night for marking the next morning - in preparation for SATS
We have recently heard back from Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival organisers who have announced the finalists for this year’s 500 word competition. We are thrilled to announce that our very own Fin Daville has been shortlisted in the 9-11 age category. Brilliant news! Well done Master Daville. 
We all look forward to attending the Festival Schools’ Day on Tuesday 7th of May. If any parent would like to accompany us, we would be grateful as we are short of one adult. We will be leaving school for Chiddingstone Castle at 1.30 returning shortly after 3pm. Please ask your parents/grandparents if they might be happy to help and if so get them to contact Mrs Carey in the office.



Maths - 2 sheets to be in on Monday. These will be marked on Monday for correcting Monday evening, along with Tuesday evening sheet.  
Comprehension homework: Set A, Test 4 AND Test 5.
GPS: Set C, Test 2 AND Test 3. All for Wednesday pls.
Reading as usual for Monday - hoping to pull 2 tickets this week, so make sure you all have your signed diaries in.
Please look out for colons, semi-colons and dashes in your reading and record a couple of examples in you diary for an extra raffle ticket.


What an interesting trip we had on Wednesday, first visiting Gateway School and then the Regent's Park Mosque where they explained the many aspects of Islam. We were given a tour of the whole Mosque premises, including the exhibition centre - it certainly helped consolidate the learning we had done in class. 
In preparation for our forthcoming visit, our next topic will be all about Seville. Do use the holidays to begin finding out about this Spanish city. 
Finally, a reminder that Year 5/6 Book Club will be held on Tuesday 29th of April from 5.30-6.30 in Class 6. We will discuss The Children of Castle Rock, as well as The Dog who Saved the World. 
Happy Easter.



GPS - Book 1 Set B Test 3, Set B Test 4, Set C Test 1 For Tuesday 22/4 
Reading - Book 1 Set A Test 1, Set A Test 2, Set C Test 3 For Tuesday 22/4 
Reading - a minimum of five diary entries by 22/4 please.