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Chesswood Junior School

6TH - Rowan

tuesday 2nd june

Hi guys and I hope you're all well and enjoying another amazingly beautiful day!

This will be my last post on here for a little while but do please keep sending me in all of your fantastic emails so that I can keep in touch and see what you've been up to.

I'll start today with another amazing gym challenge from Arabella!

 

 

Superb work Arabella!

Arabella's also been working very hard on her home learning!

Brilliant work Arabella!

Ishaan's sent in yet more wonderful poetry!

This time it's a pair of Limerick's!

Veeraj has also been working very hard and taking lots of AR quizzes.

He's also been getting crafty!

Excellent work Veeraj!

Jonah's sent in some more wonderful work!

Superb work Jonah!

Please do keep emailing me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

monday 1st June

Hi Guys and I hope that you've all had an absolutely lovely half-term break!

Wasn't the weather amazing!

Sorry to post a little late today but we've been working really hard to make sure that we've got everything ready for those of you who are going to coming back on Wednesday.

Because I'm going to be in class teaching from Wednesday I'll update the class page again tomorrow but after that I won't be able to BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT I DON'T WANT YOU TO KEEP SENDING IN ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL, AMAZING AND GENERALLY TRULY SUPERB WORK!!!

Please keep emailing me and I will keep emailing you back although probably not until the end of each day.

First-up today is Skylar who's been busy making these wonderful pictures:

Wonderful work Skylar!

If you want to have a go at doing the same this is Skylar telling us how to do it:

I have been watching some art videos and found this cool weird way of painting and I would love if you could share with the class so... You will need: card or water colour paper , then you will need a cheap palette of water colours , a brush a cup of water and MOST IMPORTANTLY any type of salt it can be table salt or just any salt! So First you will need to use the water colours and paint anything on your paper (whilst using the water to wash off your brush every time you need a new colour) and once you have finished make sure it is still wet and whilst it is wet, you must sprinkle salt all over the painting and once it has dried just brush off the salt into a bin or anything and it has this cool effect, this works because the salt absorbs the water and some of the paint !

Next up is Jonah who's been working incredibly hard!

Terrific stuff Jonah and keep up the great work!

To finish today Bella's made this wonderful volcano!

More brilliant work Bella! Well done you!

All the best, take care, stay safe and remember to keep looking out for other people,

Mr Hicks


Friday 22nd may

Hi Guys and I hope all's well,

Happy Half-Term (well nearly)!

You have all been fantastic, amazing, superb and generally wonderful to do so much home learning this half-term.

Have a lovely, and thoroughly (nice use of a Year 6 word Mr Hicks!) well-deserved, break!

I'm missing you all lots but take care, stay safe and hopefully we'll all be able to meet up sooner rather than later!

All the best,

Mr Hicks

P.S. I haven't heard from Niamh, or her cat, again and so hopefully she's forgiven me!

I've got lots and lots of amazing work to post today.

First up, is a lovely video from Freya of her practising the piano.

 

 

Great work Freya!

I've also been sent in lots more excellent poems.

First, is another superb effort from Bella:

This is from Thomas:

And these are from Freya:

Freya the Super Villain! There's a thought!

Superb work guys!

I've also been sent in lots of brilliant Maths work.

First-up, Bella:

Then Aaron:

Then Thomas:

And last but by no means least, Freya:

Superb work guys! Well done all of you!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

thursday 21st may

Hi All and I hope all's well,

Gosh, I think it's even hotter today!

If you're getting out in the sun today, do please make sure that you keep yourself sun-safe!

I'm afraid I got told off by Niamh yesterday for thinking that her cat was a girl cat and so I need to set the record straight today. Many apologies Niamh! Your boy cat was looking super-engaged and focused whilst writing his poetry yesterday!

I've got lots of lovely pics and work to share so I'll crack straight in to it.

Aaron's been very busy and here are a few examples of his work:

Fantastic work Aaron! I'll post some more tomorrow!

Bella's also been very busy writing this amazing poem:

And cooking Pad Thai!

Terrific stuff Bella!

Arabella's done this lovely piece of writing:

 

Excellent work Arabella!

And Kobe's been working hard at his Maths:

Brilliant work Kobe!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

wednesday 20th may

Hi All and I hope all's well!

What a stunningly beautiful day it is today!

I hope that you all get the chance to spend at least some time out in it.

Yet again I've been sent lots of lovely stuff to post, so many, many thanks to all you wonderful and amazing people and for all your fantastic hard work and kind thoughts through this challenging and difficult time!

Keep up the great work!

First up today are some more wonderful gardening pics from Kobe. Kobe's Mum said that she'd always wanted her own lemon plant and so Kobe went straight online, researched how to do it, bought some seeds and then set his green fingers to work. Don't they look great!

Superb work Kobe!

Next up is Veeraj, who's sent in some more of his fantastic home learning.

Excellent work Veeraj!

And to finish, we've got another lovely photo from Niamh!

Apparently Niamh's cat likes writing poetry and from the looks of the photo she looks super-engaged and focused - the cat that is! 

Terrific work Niamh and many thanks for coming up with so many great ideas to cheer us all up!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

TUESDay 19th May

Hi All and I hope all's well!

Many apologies that I'm posting so late today. I've been sent in lots of lovely stuff today and yesterday but I'll just post some of it now and I'll post some more in the morning!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

First-up today is an excellent Scratch game that Skylar's made.

This is a screenshot from it:

Excellent work Skylar!

If you want to play the game here's a link for it:

Skylar's PingPong Basketball

Aoife's sent in some lovely pictures of her home learning.

Superb work Aoife! Well done you!

And to finish today, Niamh's sent in another lovely picture; this time to say thank-you to all of the amazing people working in the NHS who are doing all that they can to protect us and keep us safe.

Many thanks to you all!

Many thanks Niamh and great work!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Monday 18th May

Hi Guys and I hope that you all had a lovely weekend!

I've had a couple of lovely emails from Tilly and Niamh.

Tilly wanted to tell me how much she was looking forward to coming back to school and catching up with her friends again - hopefully it won't be long now! 

And, Niamh sent in this beautiful picture:

Along with the following inspiring message - Today I wanted to make people 🐝 happy and tell everyone this all going to 🐝 over soon.

Superb work Niamh! Well done and many thanks!

I also had to post this amazing video presentation by Kobe:

 

 

Truly superb work Kobe and excellent presentation skills!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

friday 15th May

Happy Friday Everyone!

Happy Friday for me means it's, 'Chips, pizza and the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee night'!

Here's a link (take a look it's great fun!):

The Great British Sewing Bee

Have you got any Friday night customs that you want to share?

Many, many thanks to all of you for continuing to send me in so much fantastic high-quality work.

You are all being amazing and doing so, so, SO, SO WELL!

Give yourselves a really big cheer and a hearty, though socially-distanced and gentle, pat on the back!

I look forward to hearing lots more from you next week!

Have a lovely weekend All, take care, stay safe and all the best,

Mr Hicks

To start here's a link to the excellent Powerpoint that Arabella sent in yesterday:

Arabella's interview Powerpoint

Freya's also done an excellent interview which she's typed up in Word.

Superb work Freya!

Freya also sent in this wonderful map of Worthing.

Terrific stuff!

I've also been sent in lots of other lovely English and Maths work so many thanks All!

All the best, take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend!

Mr Hicks

Thursday 14th may

Hello and I hope that everyone's well!

Sorry to be a bit late posting today, I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time in class this afternoon.

Daniel's sent in this fantastic picture of an extremely tasty looking homemade pizza.

Amazing work Daniel!

I don't suppose that you saved a bit for me?

Arabella's had the brilliant idea of interviewing her sister to find out how she feels about lockdown; and then she made a powerpoint out of her answers.

Superb work Arabella!

I'll post a couple of screenshots here and then post the whole thing tomorrow.

And finally, Tilly's also caught the gardening bug and has sent in this lovely photo of her strawberry plants.

Excellent stuff Tilly and please let us know how they get on.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Wednesday 13th may

Hi and I hope all's well,

Sorry to be a bit late posting today but it's been a bit quiet on the work sent in front.

I hope you're all, taking care, keeping well and looking out for other people.

All the best, 

Mr Hicks

Tilly's sent in this lovely picture of her dressed up as 011, the character from Stranger Things, to celebrate National Numeracy Day. If you've got any pictures of you wearing, or dressed up as something relating to, a number do please send them in.

Excellent effort Tilly! Well done and 50HP!

Veeraj has sent in some more of his very good GPS work! Well done you!

Great stuff Veeraj!

And to finish today, here's a lovely video of Kobe working on his fantastic looking plants!

 

 

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Tuesday 12th May

Hello All and I hope all's well,

May 12th is apparently the 133rd day of the year which means that there are now only 227 days left until Christmas and even more importantly that there are now only 89 days left until MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Exciting news that we may be able to get back together again soon!

Let's hope so! Although I expect that it will still be quite different from how it was before.

I'm sure that we'll hear some more about it in the coming days.

I've got lots of great pictures to share today so please keep sending me in examples of all your glorious work!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

First up today is Kobe who's sent in lots of lovely pics of him watering and nurturing his tomato plants.

Superb work Kobe!

Veeraj has been getting super creative at home and sent in this.

Excellent work Veeraj! Keep it coming!

Maya's sent in two more quiz pics. Great work Maya!

And to finish, here's a couple of cats!

One in a tank - from Maya.

And one in a bag - from Niamh!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Monday 11th May

Good afternoon All, I hope all's well and I hope that you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

I've been sent lots of lovely stuff recently and so I'll get straight on with posting it.

First-up today is Aoife who, inspired by VE day, has been looking into her family history and trying to find out all about the war record and exploits of her Great Grandad Jim.

She sent in this excellent photo.

Please let us know when you've found out some more, Aoife!

Next up today is lots of fantastic work from both Freya and Arabella.

First, is a pic of Freya's refugee/evacuation bag.

Great work Freya! I'd love to see some more of these!

Next is Arabella's Maths.

Terrific work Arabella!

And next, is some marvellous writing from both Arabella and Freya!

Superb work guys and please keep it up! 

And to finish today, here's some wonderful scratch coding by Veeraj who's made a pizza version of Cookie clicker.

Brilliant work Veeraj!

Please keep all your wonderful work coming in!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

THursday 7Th May

Good morning and...


Much better today. Thank-you!

I have had lots of lovely stuff sent in today and last night.

Happy VE day for tomorrow or May the 9th if you're Russian (Thanks Maya for that one!).

Here's a good link if you want to know more about why it's important:

VE Day 75th Anniversary

First up is an excellent video of Ishaan reading his colour poem.

 

 

Superb work Ishaan and I love the smile at the end! Well done you!

Next up is some brilliant baking from Ruby.

Don't these look tasty?

Fantastic work Ruby! They look amazing!

More brilliant work here from Veeraj.

I really like the way you've worked on your spelling.

Great work Veeraj!

To finish today here's a screenshot of an AR quiz that Maya's taken.

Maya strongly recommends, 'The Girl who speaks Bear', and 'The Boy at the back of the Class' to anyone who's looking for a book.

I think we'll have a big push on AR and quizzing after the Bank Holiday.

All the best, take care, stay safe and have a lovely long weekend!

Mr Hicks

wednesday 6TH May

Hi everyone and I hope all's well!

Come on guys!

You've all been amazing so far!

But apart from the wonderful Science video below from Ellen I haven't had any work in today!

Please keep it coming and let me know what you're up to!

This though is a real treat!

Excellent presentation skills Ellen! Great work!

 

 

Hopefully I'll have lots more to post tomorrow!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

TUESday 5TH May

Good afternoon and I hope all's well!

I've been sent in lots of lovely stuff today so I'll get straight onto posting.

First up is loads of great work from Arabella and Veeraj. Superb effort guys! Keep it coming!

Maths first.

Brilliant work Arabella!

Excellent work Veeraj!

Next up is English.

Superb Arabella!

 

To finish, here's a lovely video from Niamh of her playing the piano with her cat.

Great stuff and many thanks for sending it in Niamh!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

 

 

 

monday 4th May

Happy Star Wars Day everybody!

May the 4th be with you!

I hope you're all keeping safe and that you all had a good weekend!

Has anyone tried Maypole dancing today?

Go on! You know you want to!

Many thanks for all the lovely work that you keep sending in and I've got loads to post today.

Please keep it coming and let me know how you're getting on.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Let's start with some written work today!

These are from Jonah.

Some excellent writing and superb Maths! Keep up the great work Jonah!

Ellen's also sent in some excellent work! Great stuff Ellen!

Daniel's been cooking again. This bread looks gorgeous! Great work!

And finally, Charlie and Ellen have been playing with hand shadow puppets.

Charlie made a dog and an eagle.

Ellen made this deer.

And together they both made these spiders.

Great work guys!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

friday 1st May

Happy May Day everyone and Happy Friday too!

I hope everyone's well and looking out for other people.

Here's a BBC link you can follow if you want to try some lockdown Maypole dancing.

BBC lockdown Maypole dancing

Please send in a video if you give it a go.

First-up today is a very funny video from Arabella in which she meets one of her gym challenges.

Go for it Arabella!

 

 

Amazing work Arabella!

Next up today are a couple of lovely poems. The first is by Freya and the second is another lovely video presentation by Daniel. Superb work guys and please keep it coming!

 

 

Terrific work guys!

And following on from yesterday I'll finish with a couple of fun pics.

First is another helpful pet, Bailey, who enjoys working with Ellen!

I hope Bailey isn't doing all the work!

And to finish here's more SpongeBob from Veeraj. Just what we need on a Friday!

All the best, take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend!

Mr Hicks

Thursday 30th April

Good afternoon and I hope all's well!

Many thanks for sending in lots of lovely pictures and work in the last 24 hours.

Please keep it coming!

Don't forget to send me a very brief email just to let me know that you're okay and to tell me how you're finding the home learning.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

First up today is Bella who's been cooking, making paella, and writing poetry.

Doesn't it look tasty! Terrific stuff and well done you!

Lovely poem Bella!

Next up is Mya who's sent in lots of great work!

Brilliant Mya! Keep it up!

Excellent work Mya! Well done you!

Finally, Aoife's got a new kitten, called Terry, who seems very keen to help out with her home learning.

Many thanks for sending the pics in Aoife.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Wednesday 29th APRIL

Good afternoon and I hope all's well - despite the weather!

I haven't had too much work sent in in the last twenty-four hours so I'll just post a couple of things today.

Please do keep all of your brilliant work coming in.

First-up is the answer to Tilly's puzzle from yesterday.

Lovely work Tilly!

Can any of you come up with another one of these?

Tilly's also been baking.

Well done Tilly!

I also thought I'd post a couple of photos of when we were still in class, had Miss Smith with us and had SpongeBob Squarepants pay us a visit.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

tuesday 28th april

Good afternoon all and I hope all's well!

Welcome to our first wet day in a while - unfortunately I got very wet on my way into school this morning - and I hope you all have a good day even though the sun's gone away for a while.

Please keep sending in your fantastic work and well done for all being such Chesswood Superstars!

First up today is Skylar who's sent in some pics of her home learning and the first draft of her evacuee letter. Great work Skylar! Keep it coming!

Terrific work Skylar!

Next Kobe sent a couple of lovely pictures of home working at home.

Great stuff Kobe!

Freya's sent in more excellent work. A wonderful book review and more very good maths.

Terrific work Freya!

And finally, Tilly's kindly sent us in a puzzle picture. What do you think it is? Could it be anything else?

Email me your replies and I'll share them with Tilly.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

MONDAY 27TH April

Good afternoon and I hope all's well!

The quality of the work I'm being sent at the moment is absolutely fantastic!

Please keep it up!

I've got a huge amount to choose from, which is wonderful, so please keep sending it in.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

I'll start today with three terrific videos.

The first is an excellent presentation from Freya suggesting some fun ideas for things to do during lockdown (I have been assured that no monkeys were harmed during the filming!).

The second is an excellent poem performed by Daniel.

And the third is a great video of Archie playing the piano.

Brilliant work guys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up are some great pics of Ellen cooking with Jamie Oliver.

Fantastic work Ellen!

Great work Ellen!

And finally here are some excellent examples of work from Veeraj, Jonah and Thomas.

Superb effort everyone! Keep it coming!

FRiday 24th APRIL

Hi All and I hope all's well!

Sorry to be posting late today. I was in school teaching this morning and so haven't had much time. For the same reason I'm sorry that I haven't been able to contact everyone yet. If I haven't spoken to you yet I hope to do so on either Monday or Tuesday. Do please let me know if there's a good time to call.

I'll just post a few things now and I'll post more for Monday morning.

All the best, take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend,

Mr Hicks

First up today are a couple of excellent book reviews one written (by Aoife) and one vlog (presented by Daniel).

 

 

 

Great work both of you!

Next up is this lovely picture from Archie of some handpainted stones that he's been working on.

And also many thanks to Veeraj and Caleb who've both sent in some fantastive Maths work.

Keep up the great work guys!

Take care and have a lovely weekend!

Mr Hicks

THursday 23rd april

Good afternoon all and happy St. George's Day!

April 23rd is also Shakespeare's birthday - he would have been a meer 456 today - and so Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

I'm really enjoying phoning around and getting the chance to talk to you about how you're finding the home learning and to ask what else we can do to help. If I haven't got to you yet I hope to have done so by the end of tomorrow.

I'm getting lots of great work sent in all the time and so many thanks for that and please keep it coming.

First up today is Maya who's sent in three videos of her playing the piano... oops sorry... keyboard.

They're terrific, well done Maya and thanks for sending them in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great work Maya!

I've also had some fantastic work sent in by Ishaan...

Mya...

and Ellen...

 

Great work guys and keep it coming!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Wednesday 22nd april

Good morning all!

I hope you're all keeping well and getting the chance to enjoy some of this gorgeous sunshine (when you've finished all of your home learning of course!).

Many thanks for sending in lots of great work and fun stuff and please keep it coming!

As part of a whole school process I'll be phoning everyone in the next two or three days just to check in, find out how you're finding everything and to ask you a few questions so that we can see how the home learning is working, what we can do to improve it and to ask if there's anything else we can do to support you through lockdown.

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

First up today is this brilliant video of Aoife playing, Stand By Me, on the trumpet. It's just fantastic and a perfect choice of song for these difficult times.

 

 

Great effort Aoife!

Aoife also sent in a pic of these wonderful mascots she's made.

Both Aoife and I think that the streak of bacon is the best!

Arabella's been very busy. Below are some pictures of some amazing artwork, her cooking pasta and practising her gym.

Superb work Arabella! Keep it up!

Excellent Arabella!

Daniel's also been working hard and doing some very tasty looking cooking.

Well done Daniel!

And finally Bella's sent in some of her fantastic Maths work.

Great stuff Bella!

Terrific long division Bella!

All the best, take care and stay safe,

Mr Hicks

Tuesday 21st april

Hi and a slightly belated good morning to you all,

Many thanks to all those of you who've got in touch and many thanks for sending in such a lot of great examples of your Home Learning. It's a real pleasure to see all of your fantastic work. I'll post some of it below and I'll also start saving examples of your work in the pages listed on the right hand side of the screen so as to organise all of your wonderful work by subject area.

Do take a look in a couple of days to see what everyone's been up to. 

All the best, take care and stay safe!

First up today is an amazing Light and Dark powerpoint from Arabella - I'll post a couple of example pics below but if you want to see the whole thing click on the Science link on the right hand tab and you can download it from there.

Brilliant work Arabella!

Next up is Freya who sent in some wonderful pics of her recent crystal experiments.

This was originally a pine cone! If you want to know how to do this check out Freya's report saved on the Science page (see right hand tab).

Excellent work Freya!

Grace has also been working very hard as can be seen by these two great examples.

Keep up the great work Grace!

And finally, Tilly had a lot of fun designing a geography treasure hunt for her Dad by hiding lots of objects around the house and then leaving him some clues. Great work Tilly!

 

Monday 20TH April

Good Morning 6TH!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter, didn't eat too much chocolate, and that you are all doing all that you can to stay safe and to look out for other people.

I've really enjoyed hearing from so many of you and many thanks for all the work and pics that you've been sending in. As we move forward can you please try and email me at least once a week (thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk) just to let me know that you're okay and how you're getting on. I'm working from home for the first two weeks of term and so if you've got any questions or need some support just email me and I should be able to get back to you pretty quickly. Please also keep sending in lots more examples and pics of your fantastic home learning.  

Do please also send me any messages that you want me to post; either shout-outs, hellos or, 'Have you seen this?' type stuff. If you've set yourself a project or a challenge let us know and perhaps we could join in too! Also, if you've found any particularly fun things to do - learning or otherwise - please let us know so we can try them out as well. 

I'll start posting more examples of your glorious work tomorrow - when you send them in!!! - but I just wanted to share another wonderful 100 word story today from Tilly. Please keep producing these as I think they're amazing and it's really good skill to work on to try and say as much as possible in as few words as possible.

Great work Tilly!

All the best and take care, 

Mr Hicks

 

friday 3rd April

Hi All and I hope all's well,

I've recorded a short message for you all below and do please also have a look further down at Freya's amazing self-made home timetable and a short video of Kobe playing the piano.

All the best, take care and have a lovely Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 2nd april

Hi and I hope everyone's well!

Just another day or so to go before a well-earned Easter break.

Please do keep sending in stuff and keeping in touch to let me know how you are.

Lenney's developed a taste for crosswords and arrowwords.

If you've found any new hobbies do please let me know.

Lenney's also found time to build a flower bed with his Dad.

Great work Lenney and please let us know what it looks like when you're done! 

Thomas has working very hard on his computer programming in Scratch and has designed this excellent Prime Number programme.

Terrific work Thomas!

And last but by no means least, Maya's been making cats with hats out of foam clay.

All the very best everybody, stay safe and take care,

Mr Hicks

 

OOPs... Sorry... APril Fools!!!

 

Happy christmas everybody!

Have you the heard the amazing news!!!

In an effort to cheer everyone up the government has decided to bring forward Christmas Day to...

TODAY!!!

So pull a cracker, eat some turkey, open a present and have a great day!

All the best and take care,

Mr Hicks

 

tuesday 31st march 2020

Hi All and I hope everyone's keeping safe.

What a beautiful day it's been!

Please do keep in touch either just to let me know how you're getting on or to send me some more examples of your fantastic home-learning!

I was particularly pleased to be sent the following two fantastic pieces of Science research into how the eye works.

First-up is Freya:

What an excellent labelled diagram!

Next-up is Tilly:

Terrific work Tilly!

Freya also sent in this amazing 100 word story.

Keep up the great work Freya!

Maya's also sent in some work. No thanks to Cloudy (her cat) apparently.

25HP!

Well done Maya!

Daniel really enjoyed the Pidgeon Impossible video and task although he admitted that Pablo (pictured below) did help him with it.

All the best and take care,

Mr Hicks

monday 30th march 2020

Hi All and I hope that you are all well and that all had a lovely weekend.

Repeat: It's been lovely hearing from so many of you and many thanks for all the work and pics that you're sending in. Do please also send me any messages that you want me to post; either shout-outs, hellos or, 'Have you seen this?' type stuff. If you've set yourself a project or a challenge let us know and perhaps we could join in too! Also, if you've found any particularly fun things to do - learning or otherwise - please let us know so we can try them out as well. 

First up today is Archie who's made this first wonderful World War 2 fighter plane out of KNEX.

Great job Archie! 25HP!

Caleb's sent in some of his daily Maths work.

Well done Caleb! 25HP!

Tilly's sent in another fantastic 100 word story.

If you've written one please send it in because I'd really like to read it.

Here's Tilly's!

"I'm trying to hold on," he shouted... 

Lila sped away to the nearest police station. "Help! Please, my friend Alexei is in danger!" PC Lolaney laughed, shook his head and continued to eat his jam doughnut. But PC Jolly stepped forward, looking worried. "Where did you leave him?" she asked. "This way! Quickly, follow me!"

Ten minutes later, Lila skidded to a halt at the horribly familiar cliff side. PC Jolly panted."Are we here yet?" As Lila was as out of breath as the police officer, she stumbled to the edge where she left Alexei. But he wasn't there...

Great work Tilly! 25HP!

Skylar's sent in this pic but wanted me to make clear that her Dad hasn't been stockpiling but that the 24 roll pack was the only one left in the shop!

Thanks for getting in touch Skylar!

And finally here's Thomas who's sent in some work and a pic of where he's working at home.

50HP Thomas!

All the best and please keep in touch.

Mr Hicks

Friday 27TH March 2020

Hi All and I hope all's well!

It's been lovely hearing from so many of you and many thanks for all the work and pics that you're sending in. Do please also send me any messages that you want me to post; either shout-outs, hellos or, 'Have you seen this?' type stuff. If you've set yourself a project or a challenge let us know and perhaps we could join in too! Also, if you've found any particularly fun things to do - learning or otherwise - please let us know so we can try them out as well.

I've found two things that I think are superb: the first is that Minecraft Education Edition have made lots of their resources free for the duration of the pandemic and I'd strongly recommend that you take a look; and the second is a website called, 'Bourne To Code', that any budding computer programmers should probably take a look at (both of these are keeping my kids pleasingly occupied!).   

If I haven't heard from you please just send me a quick email (thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk) to let me that you're okay and how you're getting on.

Well done for getting through our first week of home learning!

All the best and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

First up today is this fantastic effort from Freya who wanted to do something to cheer everyone up as they walked past and so she made this wonderful rainbow.

What a caring, positive and uplifting idea! 50HP!

Next up is an excellent piece of writing sent in by Thomas.

If you've got any completed work please take a pic and send it in.

Great work Thomas! 50HP!

Apparently Maya's cat is being a bit of weirdo now that Maya's around a lot more of the time.

Meet Cloudy!

And last but by no means least here's Daniel watering his plants on what looks like a stunningly, beautiful afternoon.

All the best and please take care,

Mr Hicks

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Hello children.  You should all be familiar with your own individual school email accounts – you have practised using these at school during Computing sessions.  You may not remember how to use these – Mr Miller has written some helpful guidance for you.  Click the image below to see the guidance.  Following this guidance, please ensure by the end of the week (Friday 3.15pm) you have emailed your class teacher – even if it’s just to say hello.  This will help tell us who is reading these pages and knows how to use their email.  Emails are a great way for you to speak with other children and your teacher.  If you get stuck, use the year group support email on the Year X Daily Learning page.  We look forward to hearing from you!

THURSday 26th March 2020

Hi All and I hope all's well,

I'm starting to hear from many more of you (which is absolutely fantastic!) and so I've got loads of brilliant photos and work to share with you today. If you're having any problems either accessing our online work and resources or accessing an email account to keep in touch please let me know and we'll do what we can to help you out. Repeat keep sending me all of your amazing work and photos and please if I haven't heard from you send me an email just to let me know that you're okay (thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk).

Right so here goes!

First up here are Ellen and Grace who have been using Facetime to work together.

What a great idea!

Please send me more photos of where and how you're working.

Next up is Jonah. Jonah's Mum assures me that Jonah's usually up and dressed before he starts work but that today Jo Wicks had tired him out so much that he didn't have the energy left to change out of his PJs.

Jonah has also kindly sent us in a screen grab of an online virtual tour that he really enjoyed.

Here's the link - https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-022.html - if you want to try it out.

Many thanks Jonah!

Ishaan sent in some fantastic Evacuee writing.

Great work Ishaan!

And Archie did lots of delicious maths yesterday!

Amazing work!

And Niamh also sent in a wonderful piece of writing. Terrific work!

Daniel sent in some great photos of him working on the Science investigation although hard as he tried he couldn't get the light to go round corners. Any suggestions anyone?

Tilly sent us in lots of excellent examples of how hard she's working!

Magnificent Tilly!

And finally here's Niamh practising the piano!

All the best, take care, please keep in touch and keep sending me all your wonderful photos and pieces of work. Remember 25HP for everything that's get posted!

See you soon!

Mr Hicks

 

wednesday 25th March 2020

Hi All and I hope all's well,

I've got to start with this lovely picture of Daniel working from home and I particularly like the message that his Mum sent in with it - see the caption. So if you've got any pics of where/how you're working at home or of the work you're doing please send them in and I'll post them as soon as I can. 25HP for every picture that gets posted!!!

Daniel’s already told me he wishes he was at school as they don’t get cross with him there! I responded well maybe you don’t get up in the middle of maths to chase the dog and eat a packet of crisps ! Maybe he does ?!  (Daniel's Mum)

I love this suggested activity and instruction sheet from Poppy!

If you give it a go please send in a picture of what you've made.

   

Here are some examples of work that you've completed so far. Please send in more.

Niamh's Maths from home. Great work Niamh!

 

A terrific WW2 poster made by Aoife and Jamie (with a little help from Niamh); if you've made a takeaway task at home please take a picture and send it in to me.

 

Niamh's Homework Book front cover

I also think that my drawing is starting to improve. If anyone's got any top tips please let me know!

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

All the best and please remember that I'd really like to hear from you all!

Take care,

Mr Hicks

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hi All and I hope all's well,

If you're reading this could you please all send me an email just to let me know how you're getting on and how you're finding the first couple of days of learning at home (thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk). Also please send me any examples of your work or any messages that you want me to post so that we can all keep in touch. Please see below for some fantastic examples of what we've been sent so far. I'll probably be posting stuff up around the same time each day (2 to 2:30pm). 

All the best and please remember I'd really like to hear from you!

Take care,

Mr Hicks

First up, this is Tilly's fantastic fractions, decimals and percentages poster. Well done Tilly!

 

Tilly also sent in this powerful picture based on our reading text, 'From The Lighthouse'.

 

Poppy's sent us in a couple of great photos of her, 'Good SATS Guide for Cats'. Brilliant work Poppy!

And last, but by no means least, here's Kara King's superb Art that she did in class with us yesterday.
Wonderful work Kara!

 

MONday 23th March 2020

Hi All,

Thought you might want to see these. Maya and Archie have already produced excellent customised covers for their home learning books. Please send in any pics you've got of yours!

All the best,

Mr Hicks 

 

Hi All and I hope all's well,

My email address is - thicks@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk - and if you need support with work (I'm in class and so won't necessarily be able to get back to you very quickly) please email - y6support@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

I've only heard from Skylar (sending in a great video which I'll try to post later) and Morgan (sending me possibly the shortest email in the world 'yo') so far; please let me know how you are and how you're getting on and I'll try to get back to you as quickly as I can.

Have you seen the fantastic videos on the website from Mrs RW, Miss Pye and Miss Johnson? I think they're brilliant so please go and check them out.

Attached below is the amazing poster Grace, Tilly, Ellen and Skylar made on Friday.

All the best and I hope to hear from you soon!

Mr Hicks