Welcome to Chestnut!
Welcome to Chestnut Class, we are now half way through our Spring term and it is a very busy time for us. We are studying World War II and have already visited the Imperial War Museum and had a successful parents morning. SATs are looming and we would like to ask you to support your children as they revise for these assessments. They are working hard in school and additional revision at home will help them to be prepared and become more confident at this important time.
We have been reading Goodnight Mister Tom to give the children a better understanding of what life was like during World War II, especially for children who had been evacuated.
This term in Science, we have been investigating light sources and shadows. The children made stick puppets and used a torch to investigate how shadows change depending on where a light source is in relation to an object. This half term, we will be exploring circuits and drawing circuit diagrams using the correct symbols.
World War II Parent Morning
Parents joined us for a morning of fun around our World War II topic. We cracked codes, designed and made Anderson shelters, used our measuring skills to draw and make gas mark boxes and made a model Spitfire. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the biscuits really hit the spot!
We took part in the Crucial Crew workshops where the children learnt valuable life lessons. There were three sessions and each session covered a different area. The sessions were on healthy relationships, knife crime and gangs. Two ladies spoke to the children about how to recognise the signs of an unhealthy relationship, such as being bullied or manipulated into different situations. A policeman spoke to them about knife crime and the consequences of carrying a knife. An ex-gang member spoke to the children about the reality of gang life and how easy it is to become involved in a gang but very difficult to break free from a gang. The children listened intently and asked many questions
World Book Day
Chestnut Class had the opportunity to hear extracts from a Famous Five novel by Enid Blyton and Mary Poppins by P L Travers. After hearing the extracts, the children wrote a description of Smugglers Cove from The Famous Five and draw chalk scenes similar to the ones Bert drew in Mary Poppins, then they described their scenes and explained why they had chosen to draw that scene.