Our learning journey this half term will take us all the way from the farm to the food that is on your plate. Hop aboard the tractor and find out where the food that we eat every day actually comes from. There might be some surprises along the way!
In Science we will be learning all about health and growth. We will take a journey together around the human body and discover some amazing facts about how incredible our bodies actually are.
In our History topic Significant People we will be finding out about Florence Nightingale. Who was she? When did she live? Why was she was so important? We will be history detectives finding out why Florence Nightingale went to Scutari and what hospital conditions were like when she got there. Our comparison of hospitals then and now might surprise you.
As the time for celebration is fast approaching us, we will be beginning preparations for our exciting Key Stage One production A Miracle In Town. We look forward to learning new songs and character parts both in School and with you at home. Further details of our performances on 7th and 8th December will follow shortly in the weekly newsletters.
Get ready for a royal return to Autumn Term 2015!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back Class Horse Chestnut for a right royal return. Get your crowns and cloaks ready as we begin our exciting theme for the half term “Long To Reign Over Us”. Have you ever wondered who Queen Elizabeth II’s family are? Do you know how many children she has and what their names are? What was Elizabeth like when she was a child your age? This half term we will be finding the answers to all of those questions and many more.
Our Geography topic will take us on a journey to the exciting capital city of London. We will learn about the important landmarks of the city and think about how different it is from the place where we live.
Portraits will be our focus for Art this half term and we know you will enjoy learning new drawing and painting techniques together with your friends.
For all you budding Scientists our topic will be Sound and Hearing. Do you know how our ears actually help us to hear sounds? Or how we can make sounds louder or quieter? Together we will have some fun and find out many exciting facts about sound in the world around us.
We look forward to working with you all very soon.
Welcome back to Summer 2 Class Horse Chestnut!
We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break together and are looking forward to another busy and exciting final half term in Class Horse Chestnut.
In Science we will be looking at the power of Forces! We will be exploring how a force can make something start to move, change direction and stop. There will be lots of interesting investigations for us to work on with our friends, testing out our ideas together.
Our topic in Geography is "Travelling Around The UK and The World". We will be using maps, atlases and Google Earth to help us find out where the UK, Equator and the North and South Poles are. Our basic Geographical vocabulary will be developing as we study key physical and human features on a map.
In English we will focus on Non-Fiction and we will be writing for a real reason for a variety of different audiences. Diary accounts, letters, lists and instructions are just some of the interesting things we will be writing together. Remember that reading continues to be a main focus and we kindly ask that you try hard to earn your superhero reading powers by reading between 5 and 7 times a week.
Please remember to bring your PE kit to school every day as our topic this half term is Athletics. There will be occasions when our PE will be taught in a cross-curricular way through some of the other Curriculum subjects.
We look forward to meeting you all and can't wait to continue our learning journey together.
Welcome back to Summer Term 1 in Class Horse Chestnut
This half term our theme is 'Let's Invent'. Class Horse Chestnut will be involved in lots of exciting and creative learning about inventions and famous inventors. In History we will look at the inventor George Stephenson and the first steam train journeys. In Science we will learning about our senses, taking part in simple experiments and learning to name different parts of the body. We will be experimenting with lots of different media in Art to record from first hand observation. In Music all the learning focuses around one one song called 'round and round' which is a Bossa Nova Latin style song.
Welcome to Class Horse Chestnut.
Spring 2 2015
Welcome back, we hope that you had a lovely half term break. Our theme this half term is 'Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?'
Throughout Spring Term 2, Class Horse Chestnut will be involved in lots of cross curricular creative learning all about dinosaurs. Our English work will be closely linked to our History topic which begins with the question 'When did the dinosaurs roam the earth?'. Later on in the half term Class Horse Chestnut will be taking part in a 'Dinosaur dig' workshop where the children will have a mini excavation to find dinosaur bones and make their very own plaster cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home!
If you have any further questions about any of our topic areas please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school with us. Any resources that we would find useful for any of our topic work areas this half term would be most welcome.
Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.
Miss Enright and Mrs Coe