Longshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Welcome toLongshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut's class page. I am Mrs Thomas and I am the class teacher in Chestnut Class. We are very lucky to also have the support of Mrs Johnson and Mrs Ormerod

Spring Term


We have a very exciting term ahead! 


Our Topic this term is 'Plastic Pollution'

Our enquiry question for this term is 'What’s going on in the world today?'


We will be covering many subjects throughout this topic:


Geography: The children will use maps and atlases to locate the seven continents of the world and identify the oceans that surround them. They will then research the features that make these oceans unique before applying this knowledge to identify how a oceanic habitat is suited to a particular sea creature.


Science: The children will explore the different needs of animals to survive before focusing in on the importance of an animal’s habitat to provide food and shelter. They will research the impact that plastic is having on our oceans and how this is affecting animals’ habitats and their survival


Computing: The children will use the internet to safely research issues within our world today in relation to plastic pollution. The will recap the meaning of key Internet and searching terms, search the Internet, identify the basic parts of a web search engine search and learn to read a web search results page.


Art: Inspiration will be taken from the artist Rodney ‘Rodrigo’ McCoubrey this half term. The children will evaluate his work and their likes/dislikes before designing and creating their own recycled materials art sculpture. They will collect and select a variety of materials to create their own sea creature sculpture.


PSHE: The children will be exploring their role within the wider world. They will begin to understand how they can care for and take responsibility for their home and learning environments, discuss what is special within the natural world, discover the problems the environment faces in 2022 and identify some ways in which they can help their world.





The children will begin to focus on grammatical features that will enhance their writing and apply them within English lessons. They will begin the term by extending their knowledge of traditional tales and will apply what they know to put their own twist on the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. They will also explore a range of journey stories before using their PBL learning to create a riddle about a sea creature of their choice.




To begin the children will further consolidate their Place value knowledge to support their mental Maths and apply this further when working on problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will then apply this learning within the context of money. They will link their fractions learning from the Autumn term to new learning about position and direction by exploring whole, half and quarter turns. The children will also be introduced to the terms clockwise and anticlockwise.


Notices for Parents:

Homework will be uploaded onto Seesaw on Fridays and is due to be completed for the following Thursday each week.


Maple Class have PE on Thursdays. Please ensure your child has a kit in school. This term the children have swimming so they will need their swimming kit on Mondays throughout the term.


Children are expected to read at home each night and reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please note that the children's reading records must be signed at least twice before their book is changed.

Key curriculum information for all parents.