Term 6 week 4

Dear Year 6,

It’s Mr Ediss this week.

We’re very excited to be welcoming many of you back at school on Wednesday. It will be a different experience, but we feel confident that you will enjoy your final days at Telscombe Cliffs. Our ‘bubble teams’ will all be in school on Monday and Tuesday preparing for your return.

This week’s excursion takes you to the two largest South American countries, Brazil and Argentina. The main language in Brazil is Portuguese, whereas, in Argentina, it’s Spanish. I wonder if you can find out why? Football lovers will take the opportunity to learn more about arguably the two greatest players of all time (well, other than Matthew Le Tissier). At half-time, they’ll be an opportunity to make a refreshing Brazilian lemonade. For children who have more of a penchant for high culture, you will discover some of the world-famous natural and man-made sites that these fascinating countries have to offer.

Sorry to mention football again, but I must write about the Premier League returning – I know some of you will be enjoying the matches after an extended break. The headlines though surely belong to Marcus Rashford – what a fantastic role model he is! He managed to persuade Boris Johnson to make a U-turn over providing food vouchers for some of England’s families. Many people are calling for Rashford to be knighted! Check out the link below for further information. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53071549

There was also the sad news about the passing of Dame Vera Lynn, "the Forces' Sweetheart" during the Second World War, who died at the impressive age of 103 at her home in Ditchling, East Sussex. I didn’t realise she lived locally. If you can, please find time to listen to some of her songs – the most famous ones being "We'll Meet Again" and "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover".

Have you been enjoying the teacher videos? We’d love to hear more of your feedback. Whilst on the topic of home learning, how is Rising Stars reading going? Again, please share your thoughts – we need to know that your book is at the appropriate challenge level. Finally, remember the excellent resources (on top of our planning) that Oak Academy has to offer. https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-6

All for now. We’re looking forward to Wednesday, and for those who aren’t in, we will continue to keep in touch. Don’t forget to email anything you have been doing for your home learning to pl5-6@staff.telscombecliffs.e-sussex.sch.uk. Your messages and work continue to bring us joy.

Take care.

The Year 6 Team