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30/11/19

Library Visit – EYFS https://t.co/yUKSy7eERC https://t.co/b7hhhdnJRP

27/11/19

Library Visit – EYFS https://t.co/CdXHWVXPsM https://t.co/tdjgySIdEY

27/11/19

Road Safety Workshops https://t.co/1h4BzhG5xS https://t.co/lg488RbGvi

26/11/19

Then there was light! https://t.co/FRsHO3KEKi https://t.co/TG72zvB2x3

26/11/19

Harris Conference 2019 https://t.co/NoKRDQt09A https://t.co/BBxMkwhgPb

26/11/19

Cross Country Heroes! https://t.co/3dQRGJWaaq https://t.co/yYa47CEwTm

22/11/19

Inspired by the work of Stephen Wiltshire some of our pupils have been imitating his cityscapes. Great job Ruby! https://t.co/LqqwcFVVcE

22/11/19

Book Fair Is Coming https://t.co/PKAr7OYQfS https://t.co/WlPJLd5EOs

21/11/19

Read Write Inc @ Kent House https://t.co/xscf8r2Rke https://t.co/VnwBw6P8H4

19/11/19

Remembrance @ Kent House https://t.co/DvWC3yykGP https://t.co/tINJCHWHAa

18/11/19

Read Write Inc Information Session https://t.co/2G92LzRpyj https://t.co/sb9FvLkEhY

15/11/19

Chartwells School Meal Parent & Pupil Survey https://t.co/2IYfjp5yuh

13/11/19

We have a fresh display in our entrance foyer to show how we are promoting a love of reading at Kent House - please have a look when you are next in. https://t.co/YMSKw8tlZX

13/11/19

For those parents who attended the KS1 RWI & Reading Workshop today, here is a link to the slides: https://t.co/l3fJH66v1x

13/11/19

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Kent House KS1 Read Write Inc and Reading Workshop today. Please find the QR code attached for your feedback and comments! The resources and slides will be posted in just a moment https://t.co/zmHsjU8Mz7

31/10/19

New classrooms open https://t.co/pA6Q2urTtC https://t.co/OnUG3KGOFQ

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6:
Palm, Pine & Poplar Class


Welcome

Welcome back to year 6 for the second half of Autumn term! This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home. We now have three Year 6 classes and would like to Welcome Mr. Dunn, who will be teaching Poplar Class. Palm Class will continue to be taught by Mrs. Hicks and Pine Class by Mr. Griffin.

Key Times

Homework

A homework challenges will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on several projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. In addition to this, we will be setting weekly Maths, Grammar and Spelling homework from the second week to support with your child’s learning in the lead up to SATs.

PE

In year 6, the PE day for Pine and Poplar Class is Friday, whilst Palm Class will have theirs on a Friday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day.

Trips

We will be taking Year 6 on a local History and Geography walk around the local area to explore the Victorian Era buildings and legacies, as well the human geographical features of Penge.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

Homework

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read another book by Louis Sachar (our focus author for this term)

 

  • Write a review of this book.

 

 

Challenge: Can you find out some info about Louis Sachar and write a mini biography?

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalize it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation:

  • Rehabilitate
  • Desolate
  • Perseverance
  • Convicted
  • Scarce
  • Vast
  • Stifling
  • Discipline
  • Society
  • Despicable

 

  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 6, 9 and 12.

Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you. 

  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In History, we are learning about the British Empire.

 

Can you make a 3D map of the Empire?

  • Imagine that you Queen Victoria, how would you govern countries/states in your Empire, such as Hong Kong and India, from so far away? Write a diary account expressing her thoughts and fears about running The Empire.
  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.  Be creative

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. The best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

We are all very grateful for your support!

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar. The book centers on an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. In Maths, we will begin by focusing on the following unit: division, fractions, percentages and decimals. We will then move onto other areas of mathematics in order to ensure the children are prepared for their SATs. In Science, we are continuing our learning about Living things and Their Habitats, whilst in Geography we are learning about local maps and locations. In History, we are learning about The British Empire and its role in shaping the modern world.

How can I help at home?

As Year 6 pupils begin their journey towards the SATs tests that begin in May 2019, we will be focusing on lessons that will consist of revision in all reading, maths, grammar and spelling topics.

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin or Mrs. Hicks, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin and Mrs. Hicks