C H E S T N U T C L A S S
Hello and welcome to Chestnut Class!
Miss Mawdsley is the class teacher in Chestnut Class Monday - Thursday and Mrs Furlong is the class teacher on a Friday.
Mrs Slater and Mrs Talbot also work in Chestnut Class
Below is an outline of what we will be learning this half term.
What are we learning?
This half term our topic focus is 'The Farm Shop', where children will learn about where food comes from, animals and their habitats and how to be healthy.
English & Grammar
The children will continue to focus on grammatical features that will enhance their writing and apply them within English lessons. Using the focus text of 'Rapunzel', the children will begin the term by exploring the key features of a book review and will then write their own well-structured and informative book review.
The children will 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 further develop their knowledge of sharing equally by exploring fractions. They will also begin to explore length, mass and solve problems related to these.
The children will explore the topic of 'Habitats' for both animals and plants. They will also be able to identify habitats and the species that live there and describe how a habitat provides for an animals basic needs. The children will also name different sources of food and be able to identify basic food chains and compare things which are living, dead and have never been alive.
Following our topic overview of 'The Farm Shop', the children will explore where food comes from and consolidate their prior learning around the principles of a healthy diet and the Eat well Plate. Using this knowledge the children will design, make and evaluate a healthy snack.
The children will use Purple Mash to explore spreadsheets, where they will learn the key skills of copying and pasting, calculating amounts within a spreadsheet using pictures and how to create a table and block graph.
In PE, the children will build on prior learning and apply this to spinning, skipping and bouncing. They will continue to work on their coordination and accuracy when completing these moves.
The children will follow Questful RE and continue their learning about Jesus and Christianity. They will begin to explore the question of 'how do symbols help us to understand the Easter story?' and use pictures, text and video's to answer this question. They will also learn about the meaning of Easter and why it is the most important festival in the Christian calendar.
The children will explore their role within the wider world. They will learn about managing emotions, getting along with others and being safe. The children will also learn about money and work: what money is, that it needs to be looked after and the ways that we can do this and also that people make different choices about how to spend their money.
In Art, the children will use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They will explore the work of nature artists, such as Sir Peter Scott and Robert E. Fuller and using different drawing techniques, complete a picture of their own chosen animal using a range of different media.
Things to Remember...
- Children need a coat with them every single day. If the weather is nice, children are fine to leave their coats in school during playtimes.
- We will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon and all children will need a full PE kit in school to use. Children will need shorts, t-shirt and pumps and all items of clothing will need to be labelled.
- Handwriting Books and/or Homework will be given out on a Friday with a task for children to complete at home. Homework Books will need to be returned to school and completed by the following Thursday.
- The expectation is that Reading book bags need to come into school every day and reading at home needs to take place daily. Please sign inside the Reading Record once you have read with your child. They will be rewarded with Dojo Points in class for any Reading they do at home.
Please Note: Earrings are NOT allowed at any point, in line with the uniform policy. This includes plastic earrings!