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Monday 25th January 2021

New Daily Teams Meetings

Class pages will no longer be updated by the class teachers. This is due to our new learning expectations, which include a daily Microsoft Teams meeting, 08:45-09:00, to register home learners and prepare them for the day of learning.

To access Teams you need to be logged in to your school email account (Office 365) - for help, click here. Or see the child friendly video for using Office 365 - Outlook email  here.

For help using Teams, click here. Or see the child friendly video tutorial for using Teams  here.

Assessment work

You no longer need to email in evidence of your work on a daily basis - this has been replaced with set pieces of work that will be identified for assessment. Your teachers will tell you which ones these are in the morning Teams meeting and they will be clearly identified on the daily planning. 

To send in your assessment piece, you will usually send an email (ideally from your own school account) with a photo or uploaded attachment of the work. Sometimes, assessment may just be to complete a Microsoft Form or to complete a quiz.

Your teachers would love to respond to all of your emails but that is not possible now. If you do not get a response, and you think you should have (i.e. you asked a question that needs a response), please resend the email with, ‘PLEASE RESPOND’ in the email subject line, this will act as a reminder in such busy times.

Teachers will select samples of work from those entered, to build exemplars of work against the set success criteria at differentiated levels (working towards age related expectations, working at expectations and working at greater depth) to reflect a normal classroom. The work selected will remain anonymous and will focus only on the good examples of meeting the success criteria. Pupils (and families) will then be given the opportunity to self-assess their work against the exemplars to judge how well they are doing and pick out some targets to work on in their next assessment piece.

Enjoy the new learning format.

Mr Yelling

Home Learning 2021

Every now and then, I will STILL be uploading to the class page - scroll down to see the latest from our weekly team calls, cooking your home learning recipes, wonderful work and me trying to spread a little joy. Take care all of you. - Miss Wadge x 


A huge hello from Miss Golden Ticket! Well... what an incredible day that was with all of you! It was fantastic to share our love of reading together. From sharing our favourite stories to one another, whether that be in class or via webcam, to creating our favourite characters in the form of gingerbread people. I hope you enjoy looking back on all the incredible memories of the day. Happy World Book Day and I hope this has inspired you to pick up another book! Miss Wadge x

Watch the video below (it is truly golden!)



Thank you to all of you at home who shared your favourite books and also enjoyed listening to us read to you! We enjoyed extracts from Harry Potter read by Heromine herself, Ruby and from Draco himself, Toby! 


lexi as Bellatrix and an incredible gruffalo cake 

I had to share these - what a fantastic effort from Lexi for World Book Day at home! Not only has Lexi dressed up, she has baked an incredible the Gruffalo cake - it looks delicious! Very impressive work there, Lexi!


Could you try baking your own character cake? 


If you have a spare 10 minutes, this book is on AR so you can quiz after listening to me read you this book, but it is about a very inspiring man we have learnt about in current affairs! Perhaps, before you go to bed or need a break from learning! Enjoy - Miss Wadge x




Hello to you all... lovely to see most of you this morning for our written methods AND class catch-up! As ever, it has utterly made my week to see all of you and have you join our usual class - roll on the 8th when we are all back together! I cannot wait to see you all. You'll have graduated home school (or that's what I'm calling it!) 

As usual. here are a few moments from our call that made me smile... still very jealous of the Oreo cereal! x



So then, in a couple of weeks (not long at all now!) we will all be back together and I CANNOT WAIT! I know how pleased some of you were on the teams call today and I feel the same. It will be wonderful to see all of your happy, smiling faces filing the classroom ready to learn again! For now, I wanted to make a short little update video to show you a very brief insight into what we have been getting up to in school, featuring Posca Pen art from Jack and a wonderfully written poem by Tiffany and Betty that they performed (they were officially poets now - you can all be too!!) for you all to watch and enjoy. You can see that  in the middle of the video, listen carefully though, these school corridors are still busy with people working extra hard/ 

I hope you are all okay and I look forward to seeing you all on Teams again tomorrow - and eventfully back in school! Now, bare with me with this (and yes some of you may cringe) buttttt.... 





Enjoy the poem... Miss Wadge x




Good Morning, everyone! It was lovely to see you during Written Methods this morning! I hope you are all having a productive day learning and do enjoy the snow! Butttt, make sure you have completed your Maths Assessment first please. We all need a little laughter right now - I'd love to see the pictures of you enjoying the snow at home!

We are having so much fun in school with the snow - even if it is just what we have on the playground! This will make you miss school... at break-time we had a socially distanced snowball fight and yes... I was the target! There were smiles, laughter and a whole load of Miss Wadge being hit with snowballs! I hope you all have time to go out and enjoy the snow as well. Here is us making the most of a snowy, lockdown break-time... with the laughter we had, for 15 minutes it made it feel like everything was right again in the world... I just wish you were ALL here! - Miss Wadge x

We had SN-OW much fun...



Good Morning! Now, I know a lot of you have been waiting for this, especially you Kuba. So, here it goes... I am NOT a 'Vlogger' or a Chef (I'll stick to teaching!!) as you'll understand after watching this video. However, I have COMPLETED the challenge set of cooking Kuba's recipe. After how much hard-work you put into your D.T home learning and how proud you were, it was only right I held up my promise! There are many moments that I've left in to make you smile and hopefully give you all a little lockdown laughter - we all need some of that at the moment! If I cannot make you smile in class, I'll do my best to from home! Keep sending in your home learning - I am loving seeing it all and want to see EVEN MORE please 6EW! Who is going to be the next to cook Kuba's recipe? Keep an eye on your pasta, though everyone! And I have to say, it was delicious. 10/10 Kuba... enjoy, everyone. - Miss Wadge x



If anyone else has any recipes as part of their D.T home learning, send them in! Make sure you are using the 'Eatwell Plate' and I might just cook yours next!


Hello, 6EW! I am still missing all of your faces but you are doing a wonderful job with your home learning. Well done for all the work you send in, always on our teams calls (bright and early!) and for asking me questions throughout the week. I know this page does not get updated as much now, as per Mr Yelling's note, however, I did want to share Nieve and Heidi's cooking they have been doing this week for one of their foundation subjects. A real effort and looks yummy! Perhaps you could all do some cooking at home? Don't forget, we have Kuba's recipe(scroll down!) - video coming soon for that Kuba from me!

For now, please enjoy Heidi and Nieve using the skills they learnt in D.T last term at home! Nieve cooked a 'Stir Fry', which I think I can speak for us all when I say we had a wonderful time doing that together in school, and Heidi baked some delicious butterfly cupcakes! Well done, girls. - Miss Wadge x

Weekly Teams Calls 

Thursday 4th February 2021 - Week 5

Hello again, everyone! It was wonderful to see you all (especially you Arthur and Nathan :D ) again on Teams today! The highlight of my week (and I really mean that!) I also meant what I said on Teams when I said how proud I am of each and every one of you for all of your home learning efforts and dedication - your work has been amazing in what is such a challenging time for us all. You have made me very proud to be the teacher of, 6EW!

I didn't see myself ever playing a game of finding soap, toilet roll and drinking water on teams. To all the parents, I can only apologise if items were not returned... I promise it was all in the aid of learning! Enjoy a few of those moments below...  

It's important to keep hydrated... we're very good at that in 6EW!

We also had a blast playing Maths 'Timetables shoot-out'... A huge congratulations to our winner Bea, who came back to beat the formidable Arthur after being the first to answer 57x3 correctly! Well done to Arthur for being our runner-up and to you all! I have to say, I never thought we'd be playing this together in a virtual classroom but you were all SO fast - superstars! I think I'm going to have to come up with some harder Maths questions... I better start preparing!

It was a blast to see you all. I think the words of Sir Captain Tom Moore are very poignant this week:

"For all those people who are finding it difficult at the moment - the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away." 

"Tomorrow will be a good day."


Keep smiling, to you all. Your smiles brighten my day, as does your learning, and always remember that I am here if you ever need anything. We are going through a challenging time, but our class is a team, we will get through this together and soon we will all be back together celebrating just how well you have done in Year 6. Hold onto that thought because it is going to be a time full of laughter, happiness and unfathomable joy! 

For now, have a listen to our class songs - they always put a smile on my face when we listen to them at school (even now!)





Here are two more songs that you could also try listening too at home, one by Sir Captain Tom Moore because in this class 'You'll Never Walk Alone' (we have also been remembering a true hero in class!) and another that we are dancing to in school at the moment at the end of everyday. Give it a try at home - we will have to send you all from a video from school because it really brightens our mood!






Enjoy, have a dance, wear a smile and see you all in the morning bright and early for Written Methods! Let's have another productive home learning day, team! - Miss Wadge x

Thursday 28th January 2021 - Week 4 

Hi everyone! I know this page is not used as often now, but as promised, here are a few of my favourite pictures from our teams call today! 

It was beyond lovely to see you all and have a catch up - I didn't ever think I'd be teaching in a virtual classroom with saucepans! I hope you returned them all (Sorry to all the parents!) You also did a splendid job of drawing me with lego!!

I cannot wait to have all of you back in our actual classroom - I miss you all tremendously. I am so proud of all your home learning and the effort you are putting in, you all make me a very proud teacher! 

Lovely to see you on for the first time: Tiffany and Leon! We have missed you.

... Also, Kuba, keep an eye out for a certain pasta recipe! Bare in mind, I am not a YouTuber... Let's see who else can cook his recipe! 

See you all in the morning! Miss Wadge x


Keep smiling, everyone :D x

Thursday 21st January 2021 - Week 3 

Hello, 6EW! It was SO lovely to see you all on the Teams call today - if you weren't on, join us next week! We missed you all. It is the highlight of my week getting to catch up with you all and see how you're all doing. I really miss seeing you all in the classroom, but at least now we have a virtual one (with the addition of some animals!) 

I loved playing Scavenger hunt and we all created some... interesting... drawings! Not bad considering we did them on our heads! As you know I say... SUCH FUN! Loving those smiling faces :)

Also, we now have a class picture with our pets! I personally think that means we have the BEST virtual classroom... 

We officially have 2021 class photos! I hope they make you all smile - Miss Wadge x

Wednesday 20th January 2021 - Week 3

Good morning, 6EW! It was lovely to speak with some of your parents last night for NIGHT 1 or parents evening. I can remind you that TOMORROW is the second night. Please send me an email by 3pm today if you would like to book an appointment.  

Here is my midweek update and personal hello from me! I miss seeing all of your faces in the classroom! For now, this will have to suffice. There is no dancing to 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' this time... or no kittens yet I'm afraid! Nonetheless, I hope it brings joy to your day even just a little. Take care all of you and see you 'properly' on teams at tomorrow. 

Miss Wadge x



MADI'S magnificent maths

Well done to Madi for sending in this excellent piece of maths work - you have worked so hard on understanding your percentages learning. I can see how you have used all of the methods we normally use in school to work thorough the problems. Your resilience has made your a real BRIGHT SPARK!


Well done to Arthur for completing today's English task (amongst others!) You have grasped the idea of using inverted commas perfectly. I wonder what the pigeon is going to do next with that flying case?... Maybe, we'll just have to use one of our VIPERS skill and INFER

Tuesday 19th January 2021 - Week 3

Another day, another virtual hello! How are we all? Just a reminder that it is parents evening TONIGHT and on Thursday. I have still got slots available for Thursday so if you have not yet booked an appointment please send me an email by 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday 20th) and I'll arrange an appointment as best I can for you!


Check out Lexi giving Banksy a run for their money! I love this piece of graffiti as part of our new Banksy/Street art topic in art. I think we would all love and need peace, don't we? I think this is a very thoughtful message, Lexi. I'm sending peace to all of you!

Recommendation alert! 

I can't wait to see some more powerful messages created through street art this half term... If you want a book to read and love art, you could read 'Wall and Piece' by Bansky! 


Have a look at Tilly's maths work! Once again, she is showing wonderful presentation (I know we all love how Tilly presents her work!) and she is self-marking her work. Well done - you will always be our presentation queen whether at home or in the classroom! 


Thank you to Kuba for this chicken pasta recipe completed for D.T. He has included both a list of ingredients you will need alongside the steps of how to cook the dish.

I am going to challenge all of you... let's see who can use Kuba's recipe to cook the tastiest chicken pasta (or a vegetarian option!) dish?! 3...2...1... COOK!

Keep an eye out for a weekend video from me using Kuba's recipe for my entry! 

Monday 18th January 2021 - Week 3

Hello, 6EW! We have arrived at week 3 of home learning! Woooooaaaahhhh, we're halfway there! I'm missing all of your lovely faces in school, we do have Ruby back with us today and she is looking forward to seeing all of you on Teams this Thursday! 

But for today, how are we all? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I went for a walk with my mum along the South Downs and we accidently ran into some cows - I hope you did something that made you smile!

I just want to begin the week with a reminder. You still need to be sending me work everyday, especially Maths, English and whenever you choose to do your two Guided Reading Sessions. I would also like to see which foundation subjects you are doing. I understand it is a challenging time for both you and your parents, but all I want to see is you trying your best and I have no doubt you are! I am keeping an eye on who is reading, so please keep it up! And on that note of keeping up there learning... here is some more fantastic home learning from today! I will be posting 3 pieces every single day, could it be YOU tomorrow?


Wow, Dom!! This is fantastic. Excellent use of fronted adverbials to add detail, capital letters for proper nouns, conjunctions, dash... I could go on and on! I can see you used the checklist which you know I love. I read this out to the whole class in school as an example - incredibly proud of you for this writing. Keep it up. 50 house points when you get back to school!! 

Well done Bea for this wonderful piece of writing! This is the second part of Bea's writing and the reason I have uploaded this part is because... look at that BRILLIANT use of parenthesis! You know how much I love to see it included in your writing to make it Year 6 level - you are a star in our virtual classroom at the moment, Bea! Keep up the hard-work and fantastic presentation as ever. :)



Well done to the following children who have reached new achievements on IXL! Below are all of your certificates... I'll be posting new achievements every week! A huge WELL DONE (again!) to you all - I am VERY proud of you all!

Miss Wadge x


Pop back tomorrow,,, they will be printable PDF certificates! 


Friday 14th January 2021

Well, 6EW... you have made it to the second week of home learning - well done to every single one of you! I have to say, seeing all of your lovely, smiling faces on our Teams call was the highlight of my week. It was lovely to hear what you all got for Christmas, play games with you (I hope all items got returned to their right places!) and meet all of your lovely dogs! Next week, we'll definitely have to take a class picture on Teams with all of your wonderful pets! If you weren't on the call, just know you were SO missed and we would love to have you next wee. A reminder, our next call is next Thursday at 11am. Next week, we'll try our best to have less technical issues but even more fun! 

I did take a picture for our page and to include as part of our Year 6 journey! Next week, we will be ready! Have a lovely weekend and keep smiling :)

Miss Wadge x

I've just noticed we did manage to get Alex's dog, Betty, in the photo! Welcome to the class... keep an eye for a little video from me introducing Milo, Millie and Mittens to you all properly. Saba officially came up with Millie! They can be our 6EW kittens. Also, I'll let you off for the Spurs shirt, Nathan! I'll have to bring a Brighton one next week... until then! X

Thursday 14th January 2021

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a lovely day despite the rain outside? At school, we have had wet break and watched 'A Perfect Planet', which we all really enjoyed. Although, you know me, it nearly made me cry! 

To help us focus with our work, I have found a playlist of Disney piano covers to listen to, maybe you would like to listen to it at home as well while you complete your home learning? We have been so focused, we have earnt a class marble in English!

Disney RELAXING PIANO Collection -Sleep Music, Study Music, Calm Music (Piano Covered by kno) - YouTube


A huge well done to Kuba for choosing to practice his French on Duolingo; knowing another language is a great skill. Excellent that you have earnt yourself 73XP... can anyone beat Kuba? Or Kuba, can you beat your own amount earnt?


Have a look at Alex's brilliant lockdown interview with his mum for his time capsule in this weeks English writing unit of work! Not being able to see my family has been the biggest challenge as well. Yourself and your mum have both clearly worked incredibly hard to complete this task - keep up the hard work and effort!


Well done to Tilly for going onto the Maths extension - you have made a very good decision here! If you are finding  the maths sheets too easy (these are the sheets from white rose), you should move straight onto page 2 of that sheet and complete this GD maths reasoning sheet - you need to think about making the right choice as to what is the right decision to further your learning! This is an expectation, please. Very impressed to see you have already done this, Tilly! 50hps!! 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Hello again, you lovely lot! I hope you have all had a wonderful day. It is a bit of a cold and dark day out today, isn't it? But not in spirits! I hope you all have a smile on your face - I'm certainly missing seeing them every morning in the classroom!

I forgot to tell you (I think you'll enjoy this Saba!) that Toby and Lucas have named one of my baby kittens 'Mittens' - but, I have two other little rascals...

... A little challenge for you today, can YOU come up with a name for a boy and a girl? I'll pick the best and we'll officially have some 6EW named kittens! Just email me your ideas with your home learning!

Who Wants to be a Millionaire... Reader? 

Well... we have two very special Bright Sparks in the class this week who have been showing AMAZING reading dedication! Here's a little update from me and watch this short video to find out who we are all celebrating... x



Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello, 6EW! I hope you are all having a lovely day? We are missing you in school, as always! I cannot wait to see your home learning for today... make sure you are all sending it in, please! Keep up the hard-work :)

Wow! What another brilliant day of home learning from you. I have been so impressed with all of the work that has been emailed into me - sycamore stars!

We have been very busy in school as well, here is a quick insight into what we have been getting up too...

 mindfulness meditation

In school, we have been spending time 'Reading for Pleasure' (I am currently reading 'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig) whilst meditating. We have been using flicker lights to really focus, calm and use the time to just relax for a few minutes. It is a stressful time for all, and for hard-work to ensure, we must also take care of our minds! You could try this at home? Sit with a light and think about 3 positive things that have happened during the day!

Lucas and Jack showing excellent reading while listening to our 'Calm' meditation. Lucas even got 10/10 on his AR quiz! If you would like to try this, follow this link: 

Daily Calm | 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation | Be Present - YouTube


Check out this incredible 2-D Perspective drawing by Grace! What incredible shading and shaping to create a fantastic drawing. I am so impressed with the skill you have shown! 

Kuba has been doing some excellent 2-D perspective drawing as well. You have used all the skills of drawing the lines and shading to create a fantastic piece of lettering. From being our Strictly sensation to our Art sensation! 


WOW! Bea has been a real Bright Spark! What fantastic writing about the Christian faith and eternity. Even at home, Bea is displaying excellent effort and presentation to her school work. I am so impressed! I want the oceans to last forever too,,, where would we be without them? Keep it up, Bea! :) 


This is a very usual tip for those of you possibly wondering how to keep track or send your home learning into me! Arthur has been putting together a really clear timetable to show me what he has been doing for each of the subjects. He sends me a copy everyday so I can see the fantastic learning he has been doing! How organised?! He has been watching Mrs Johnson's videos to support his learning too - please make sure you are doing this! Keep up the hard-work, Arthur. I am so impressed. Could you also give it a try? 

Monday 11th January 2021 - Home learning

Good Morning, 6EW! How are we all this morning?

From today, I will be posting your work on our class page! I miss seeing all of your smiling faces walking through the classroom door and believe me, I wish you were here, but for now this will have to do! I cannot wait to see what you all produce... let's make this the best page yet! See you soon x


Lexi's inventive way to keep up spelling


Firstly, I just wanted to share Lexi's brilliant spelling from last week - so inventive! A fantastic way to have fun with your learning and making sure you are keeping up with your spelling practice... well done!

sensational SABA

A really big well done to Saba who scored 12/13 on her Maths test (or should we say quiz?!) You have clearly worked so hard on this (including all of the practice I know you have been doing!) You are a superstar! You have mastered long division too, keep up the hard-work! 


Check out Tilly's incredible recipe that she not only chose but cooked for her whole family! The meal even comes with a review... this looks delicious! I'll have to have a go at cooking Crispy cod fingers with wedges and dill slaw myself... yummy! Although, I fear it may not be as good as yours. Keep up the fantastic work, Tilly :)  


A quick message from me and a few familiar faces... 



Hello 6EW! Firstly, I want to say how much I miss having you all in school. We have left up the Christmas Tree with all of your baubles so you are all still with us in spirit! I have seen so much of your home learning already and I am so impressed by your hard work and effort that you have been putting in - keep it up! For the time being, learning will be online and this page will be a showcase of our classes' work over the coming term. To start with though, here is a little video from me and a few familiar faces (and perhaps new ones!) to hopefully put a smile on your face - we even have a feature from a familiar apple...! Take care all of you and if you need anything at all, please email me. Keep smiling, working hard, and I will see you all back in the classroom soon! 

Keep an eye on our class playlist too, all of us 6EW in school will be adding songs to keep you smiling at home as we do the same here in school as we work!

Keep safe and let the home learning journey begin...

Miss Wadge x

My email to send across your daily work, achievements you are proud of and any concerns/needs:



Hello, Year 6 parents!

Firstly, I would just like to express what a joy the children have been thus far! They have all settled back into school so well and are working extremely hard! The work they have been producing has been to a fantastic standard - long may it continue! I have really enjoyed teaching them the past few weeks and cannot wait to share their last year at Chesswood with them!

Please watch the video below to find out more about Year 6 and click on the link below to view the Powerpoint behind me, which I know is hard to see. The children will tell you two things: I talk a lot and our whiteboard is not the best hence why it is attached!

I hope it is not too long until I can meet you all in person. If you would like to email me, please contact me at:

Keep safe, 

Miss Wadge :) 

Meet the teacher PowerPoint - Click me!






Welcome to Year 6!

Hello and welcome to Year 6! We are looking forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to life at the top of Chesswood – it’s a great adventure!

Firstly, we would love to find out more about you, so we have some super home learning tasks for you to do. Have a look at our Year 6 PowerPoint presentation to find out more.

Once you have completed your postcard task, email them to me with any other work or information you would like me to know about you. The postcard template and all of the instructions are below.

In Year 6, we are all keen readers and we love to share our book recommendations with each other. Check out our reading list to find out loads of brilliant books for you to lose yourself in. We would love it if you can read at least 2 books from the lists over summer. This is a great way to start the year feeling confident and earn yourself some extra house points too!


That’s all for now – we can’t wait to see you in September. Until then, stay safe, have a great summer, and we'll see you soon.


We are one of four local schools that are involved in the South Downs Project, a lottery-funded partnership with The Friends of the South Downs and four local schools: Bury, Shipley, Findon and us! To give the project some momentum, the project lead, Chris,  has decided to run a summer competition for Year 4, 5 and 6 children.  As the only participating school in Worthing, we have an important role in recording local memories before they are lost! The focus is on Chesswood pupils recording local residents speak about their childhood, working life and memories of key historical events. See the letter attached for more information and all competition details. Last but not least... Good luck! 


A quick note from me to say hello...

Dear 6EW, 

I cannot wait to have you as my class as you come up into Year 6! I am so excited to get to know all of you, for you to get to know me, and to see all of your incredible work throughout the year!

We have so many exciting topics for you to look forward to as you come up into Year 6; from World War 2, The Egyptians, 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio and Goblin Cars, to name just a handful! I hope you are as excited as I am to learn about new topics and build on what you already know from Year 5 and your prior years at Chesswood. 

I think Year 6 is such a special year and I feel very lucky to be your class teacher and be able to see you grow throughout the year. Let us work hard and create some wonderful memories that you can take with your forward into your future. I hope you have a wonderful summer and I cannot wait to hear all about what you have been up to when we meet properly in September. In the meantime, if you have any questions or worries please feel free to send me an email!

From, Miss Wadge :)

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would love to make our classroom as special as possible, so for you to do at home over the summer I have attached two colouring packs. You may choose the picture you would like to colour in and you can either email the finished design to me or bring it into school in September. You could even create your own poster using a quote that inspires you if you so wish. I cannot wait to see what you come up with! Try to make them as colourful as possible so we can really bring 6EW to life!