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
We have a very exciting term ahead!
Our Topic this term is 'Local Landmarks' and we will be exploring the question
' What makes our area unique?'
We will be covering many subjects throughout this topic:
Geography: We will exploring where we live focussing on our street, town, county and country and we will be using simple fieldwork and observational skills to investigate the geographical features of our local area. We will then define what a landmark is and research the landmarks that are local to us.
History: We will learn about Darwen's Jubilee Tower and research the origins of the tower.
Computing: We will use our computing skills to research and discover the Landmarks that can be found within our county of Lancashire.
Art: We will be using our drawing skills to sketch and shade Darwen Tower.
English: We will use a range of texts and digital stimuli to support our English learning. These will include the 'For the Birds' digital stimulus, the 'Robot the No-Bot' text and 'The Disgusting Sandwich'.
Sentence Construction Work—basic skills. Sentence composition. Description and extension of sentences.
Familiar settings- To write descriptive sentences to adapt and change the ending of a familiar story.
Information page—To write detailed informative sentences about a chosen subject.
Poetry- To use descriptive language and similes within a themed poem.
Number and place value- To read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words.
Addition and subtraction- To add and subtract using objects, pictures and mentally, when solving problems.
2D and 3D shape- To identify, sort and describe 2D and 3D shapes.
Counting, multiplication and division- To understand multiplication as repeated addition. To count in steps of 2,3 and 5.
Fractions- To recognise, find, name and write fractions ½, 1/3, ¼ and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
Money & Time- To add and subtract money of the same unit, including giving change. To tell the time to the half and quarter hour.
Notices for Parents:
Homework will continue to 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.
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.