Chestnut Class - Miss Wheatley - Yates

Summer 1 


Our enquiry question for this half term is 'If animals could talk, what would they say?' 

We will be researching and spreading awareness of endangered animals and conservation.

We will explore this topic through most subjects:


 History: Children to study David Attenborough and Dian Fossey and look at their achievements for conservation.

Science: Living things and their Habitats - Children will understand the basic principles of a food chain and will consider this linked to endangered animals.

Geography: When learning about new animal species children will need to learn where in the world these animals are from and what type of habitat they require. They will need Geographical knowledge of hot and cold areas to underpin their learning. Children will also learn all about Kenya and understand what life is like in this country. They will learn about the physical geography of Kenya alongside the Human geography. They will also link this to their knowledge surrounding endangered animals and will research which animals live in this country.

Computing: Presenting Ideas - Children will create a presentation to share information about what they have learnt.

Art: Children will look at the colours and patterns linked to Africa and will take inspiration from this as they create their own art work.

English: Our focus author for this half term is Anthony Browne and we will begin by looking at his book 'Zoo' followed by 'Oi get off our train!' by John Burningham. We will also use Anthony Browne's book 'The Tunnel' to write our own version of the story. We will then complete a unit on persuasion and compose a letter to persuade. 


Our Maths learning for the Summer Term will be:

Number and place value statistics - To identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.

Addition and subtraction - To recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive and use related facts to 100.

Capacity and volume and temperature - To choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity and volume to the nearest appropriate unit.

2-D and 3-D shape - To identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes including the number of edges, vertices and faces.

Multiplication and Division - To solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Statistics including finding the difference - To interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

Measurement - To choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure and record the results using greater than and less than signs.


Reading Books

Following the letter that went home on Friday, Reading Books will be sent home on a Monday evening and will be at home for 3 days. They will be returned to school on Thursday where we will keep them separate for the required amount of time. There will be no reading books at home for the weekend. When they are at home, your child is expected to read every night, meaning they will complete 3 good reads of each book sent home. Only then will it be changed for a new one. If your child does not return their book on the required day, the book will not be changed that week. 


This half term homework will be set on a Friday on SEESAW and needs to be completed for the following Thursday. Teachers will be monitoring who does complete homework and Golden Tickets will be awarded for the children that do. If your child requires a paper copy of the homework sheet please ask me at the end of the day. 

Extra Opportunities 

Below are some links you may find useful to support your child's learning.






Oxford Owl



Thank you for your support :) 



 The children worked so hard to prepare some Christmas Cheer for everyone at home so I will leave these videos online to ensure all adults have had a chance to watch them.