Welcome to Chestnut Class
Hello! My name is Mrs Morgan and I am the class teacher of Chestnut Class. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Slater, Miss Spencer, Mrs Ormerod and Mrs Diwan working with us this year.
Our topic for Summer 2 is...
‘Buckets and Spades’
In our project based learning for Summer 2, the children will consider what makes the seaside unique. To begin the topic, they will create enquiry questions based around where our seasides resorts are and their key features, also how a visit to the seaside has changed over time.
In Science, the children will continue to explore habitats and microhabitats and develop their understanding of the importance of an animal’s locality to its survival. To further enhance their learning, the children will make use of Forest School sessions to identify and name a variety of plants and animals, including micro-habitats and further consider why they are suited to that habitat.
In History, the children will continue to draw on the text ‘The Window’ by Jeannie Baker, and make links to their Geography learning, where they will consider the impact of humans on the environment and identify the human and physical features of the local area. They will then contrast this with a seaside setting which will be enhanced by their trip to St Annes’ beach.
In Art and DT, the children will take inspiration from the artist Andy Goldsworthy and the natural world to create artwork using natural materials. They will then use Forest School sessions to create their own leaf print using a hammering technique.
This term in English, the children will continue to follow a talk for writing approach to further develop their oracy, imagination and writing techniques.
To start the term, children will study a variety of seaside poems and enjoy reciting and performing them to an audience.
They will then focus on the features of poetry and gather ideas in project based learning to create their own poem.
Next, the children will make links with our upcoming beach trip, where they will use persuasive techniques to create an advert to encourage people to visit the seaside.
Finally, they will read and study the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ which they will draw upon to write their own extended story. To enhance their story writing technique, the children will explore a range of adventurous vocabulary to make their writing more interesting for the reader.
Following our trip to Lytham St Annes beach, the children will plan and write a postcard giving them the opportunity to showcase their spelling, punctuation and grammar learning this year.
This term in Maths, the children will continue to identify, represent and estimate numbers and show these in a variety of ways. When adding and subtracting, they will continue to build on their previous learning of number facts to 20 and relate these to numbers to 100.
The children will practically explore capacity and volume and will learn to identify the correct units of measure appropriate to a selection of objects, then compare a variety of measurements using the greater than / less than signs. They will continue to develop their understanding of fractions and apply this knowledge to a range of challenges and problems.
The children will also build on their prior learning of shape and begin to identify a variety of 3D shapes from their properties and describe them using the terms edge, face and vertices. They will continue to explore time and consolidate their understanding of 5 minute intervals.
The children will draw upon their previous learning of multiplication and division and continue to use preferred methods to reason about and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
The children will build upon their understanding of data and statistics and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables. Children will then further consolidate this by using their representations to find the difference.
Finally, children will use their knowledge of number facts and the properties of numbers to compare and sort them.
Please ensure that your child's book bag is in school every day. Please read with your child every night and discuss what you have read. You do not need to read the whole book at once.
Homework is given out on a Friday and will reflect the work that the children have completed in class, it will then be collected in on the following Thursday.
If there is a problem or you have any questions about the homework, then please do not hesitate to come and speak to me about it.
The children will have 2 PE lessons a week, including a specialist FUNDA PE session. Please, please ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their full name.
Thank you for your continued support with your child's learning.
Mrs Morgan :)