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Week beginning 8.6.20

Spellings

Each week, I will list 8 words from the Year 5/6 word list to ensure you can spell them. Make sure you know them, and get an adult to test you on Friday.

available    equipment   neighbour   stomach

average     especially     nuisance     sufficient 

1) Choose two of the words, and use them both in the same sentence – the sentence must make sense, and must include 2 clauses.

2) ‘neighbour’ has the ‘eigh’ letter string. Can you write down 5 other words that also use that letter string, but with the same sound? Clues – horse sound, number, santa vehicle, mass, transportable goods.

3) ‘equipment’ ends with the –ment suffix. These suffixes make nouns. Write down 5 other nouns that have the –ment suffix.

4) Write a mnemonic for ‘stomach’ to help you remember how to spell it.

 

 

Over the next few weeks all of the KS2 class will be working on a new project – Anywhere Island.

During this project you will:

  • develop your problem-solving and creative thinking skills;
  • make decisions and choices;
  • use a range of geographical skills;
  • discuss your opinions on important issues;
  • let your imagination run wild and;
  • Have fun!

Each week tasks will be added to help you complete your very own ‘Anywhere Island’.

Click on the link below to get started.

PSHE – Change

Over the last few months we have all had to make lots of changes to the way we live our daily lives.  Some of these changes have been very difficult whereas some changes we feel, in the long run, may end up being for the better.

 

Use the PowerPoint below to think about some of the changes that you have had to make recently and look at ways to help when we face changes in our lives.

Come and See

Explore – When people become sick and need care

Children, as well as adults, can become sick and have need of care.  Sister Frances Dominica, a Church of England nursing nun, first thought of a children’s hospice through her work caring for a young girl named Helen, who lived at home with her family but needed 24 hour care.  She founded Helen House, the world’s first children’s hospice, which opened in November 1982.  A hospice is a place rather like a home for those who are very seriously ill and likely to die.

 

It is natural that the parents of a much-loved but very ill child would want to care for them at home, but caring for your child every day and night, as well as looking after the rest of your family and earning a living, can be exhausting.  Helen’s family’s experience highlighted the need for care and support for children with life-shortening conditions and for their family.  Helen House was set up to help families cope by providing occasional respite care, modelled on that provided in the family home – personalised and tailored to individual needs. The hospice was designed to be as much like an ordinary home as possible. It had eight children’s bedrooms, as well as rooms for parents to stay.  The hospice is about making the most of life, whatever the circumstances.  Thirty years on, there are now two hospice houses.  Helen House is for children from birth up to 18 years old, and Douglas House for young adults.  The two hospice houses offer specialist care and pain management, short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family. 

 

Jane came to Helen House in 2003 with her 9 year old son Sebastian, who was battling with cancer.  Helen House cared for us; it made us feel very safe.  It gave us the chance to do what we wanted to do for our son, the way that we wanted to do it.  There was so much love and support.  We have much cherished memories. 

 

Helen House stayed in touch with us and we became part of a Helen House group of families and we continue to support one another. 

 

  1. What has been your experience of illness and who or what helped you most?
  2. What do you think sick children need most?
  3. How do you think their parents feel?
  4. What do parents need?
  5. How do you think you can show compassion and care for those who are ill?

 

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