Have a look at this book – The Book of Hope

The Book of Hope

Here is a link to a collection of stories and poems that has been written to lift spirits during this difficult time by a selection of authors.   It is really lovely!!

You can read the book on line for free with this link.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

The book will be published later in the year to raise money for the NHS charities and is written by a selection of authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Francesca Simon, Patrick Ness, David Almond, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Anthony Horowitz and of course, Jacqueline Wilson.

Here is another link about the book and Michael Morpurgo is reading some of his story aloud in his beautiful garden.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-52618997/michael-morpurgo-s-submission-in-the-book-of-hopes-aims-to-lift

 

 

 

Welcome back. It’s Week 5!

Hello and welcome back. Well done everybody that has been working hard and keeping safe. 

Instruction Text
This week we would like you to create an instruction text. You can choose what you would like to write about. You could tell us about something that you have baked/ cooked / knitted/built etc. For example a cake or your lighthouse or a something on Minecraft. Or it could be a new skill that you have learnt whilst being at home such as ironing, decorating or making your bed!

 

• You need to include all the ingredients or equipment that you used

Click on the link to discover some thoughts and ideas for your transition to secondary school.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1


Who managed to make butter last week? Well done to all those scientists who did! If not head on back to last week’s Science Blog and see how!

This week we will be investigating something very different! We will be looking at Rocks! Just follow this link
https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/rock

 

Welcome to back. It’s Week 5!

Hello and welcome back. Well done everybody that has been working hard and keeping safe. 

Instruction Text
This week we would like you to create an instruction text. You can choose what you would like to write about. You could tell us about something that you have baked/ cooked / knitted/built etc. For example a cake or your lighthouse or a something on Minecraft. Or it could be a new skill that you have learnt whilst being at home such as ironing, decorating or making your bed!

 

• You need to include all the ingredients or equipment that you used

Click on the link to discover some thoughts and ideas for your transition to secondary school.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1


Who managed to make butter last week? Well done to all those scientists who did! If not head on back to last week’s Science Blog and see how!

This week we will be investigating something very different! We will be looking at Rocks! Just follow this link
https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/rock

 

Welcome back to Week 4

Week 4

Welcome back and we hope you are all well. Well done to everyone who has worked hard and earned Record of Achievements – we have had some very creative lighthouses and gardens. We now have a newsletter, so your work this week could be selected!
As always, there is Mymaths, reading and spelling to do and don’t forget to look at Oak Academy and Twinkl for some daily Year 6 activities.


This week, we would like you to have a go at poetry and write a poem about Spring or about VE Day.
There are a lot of different types of poetry and in Year 6 we did ‘BLACKOUT’ poetry on WW2 but you can choose any type that you like. Remember – poetry is like a song, it doesn’t have to rhyme and can be as long as you like.
Here are some examples of different types of poetry that you can do:

Acrostic – write the word down and then use the first letter on each line to begin your description.
Haiku – these are traditional for seasons but remember the 5 – 7 – 5 rule
List – Begin each line with the same three words.
Kennings – noun + verb
Shape – Write the words in the shape of the object


Don’t forget to have a go at alliteration, description, personifications, metaphors and onomatopoeia.


Your Art this week will be to illustrate you poem; again you can be as creative as you want and use any resources that you have; paint, collage, pencil or chalk etc.


I hope you enjoyed last week’s Science investigation! I just know you will love this week’s it is about States of Matter, (Solids, Liquids and Gases).
For this investigation you will need; a small plastic bottle or plastic container, half a cup of double cream, some biscuits and a knife (and a camera to take cool shots of you in action to post on the class blog!).

Click on the link below and enjoy…

https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/matte

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Link to an explanation of the challenges and rules

Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020

Look at Roberto Carlos, one of the greatest Brazilian and Real Madrid defenders!

Roberto Carlos- World Cup Winner and Real Madrid Legend, giving good luck message

Welcome to Week Three!

Hello and welcome back ,

I hope you are all well and safe.

This week we have PE, Science  & DT but don’t forget Mymaths – there are plenty of new tasks to do. As always there is more Mymaths and keep up with your spelling and reading – I would love to hear about the books you have been reading.


Well done to everybody who has earned Record of Achievements for their work and acts of kindness that you have been doing for your families and community.

For those a bit confused about work, what we have said across the school is start with your MyMaths then for more structure, if you want, go to the Twinkl Hub (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub ).

You also have  your revision books. If you are looking for something different to Twinkl, then I would recommend the BBC bitesize daily lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons or The Oak National Academy lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule

This week’s main activity, as it is Spring, is to have a go at designing your own window box / garden or even allotment. The choice is yours but be as resourceful as you can including everything you might need in your window box or garden during lock-down. You can do this any way you wish eg:

  • Draw or paint

  • Lego    

  • playdough

  • Collage

  • Use your computer using publisher or paint or even Minecraft

  • Or even take a photo of something you already have at home

  • You could write about it using description

Send in your designs to 6S@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

P.E.
For the ‘Sussex School Games’ this week the challenge is ….Tennis. Full details will come out Monday afternoon – I’ll update the blog when details have come in. Well done for all of you who completed last week’s Hockey challenge, Mrs Kitchos has added our scores to our school’s total for last week’s sport. The school is in joint 13th place at the moment – lets try and get higher up the leader board! For more information see http://www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk/
Science
The additional Science work this week is a whole school activity set by our fantastic Science expert Mrs Ford. Over to you Mrs Ford:
It has been great to hear about the cool science investigations that you have been carrying out at home! Well done to all our great scientists – keep up the brilliant work! Our fantastic Science partners, Empiribox, have put together some fun Science Investigations that you can all do at home!
Every week, I will attach a new link, simply click on the link and all will be revealed! There are worksheets that you can print off and complete (If you choose to do this, please keep them safe so that you can bring them into school when we restart – they can be part of an amazing show and tell session!) It would be brilliant if you could comment on our Class Blog to let us know how your investigation went! 
This week’s investigation looks at materials – conductors and insulators. Just follow this link: https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/materials/

DT

Your DT project this week is to build a model of a lighthouse. In previous terms you have produced some wonderful creations (for example  WW2 shelters, Mayan pyramids), and we hope that having the time at home will  give you the opportunity to create something special.

     

Consider household items to use, such as a Pringles tube for the structure and research the details and images on line. Good luck, I’m looking forward to seeing what you can produce!

(I wonder if you’ll be able to make it light up?)

BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!