Welcome to Chestnut!
Welcome to Chestnut Class, we are now getting back into the swing of things and the children are settling into their final year at Ryedene. Our topic for this term is World War II and we have already visited The Imperial War Museum. Next half term we will be visiting a local care home to talk to some of the residents who actually lived through World War II and finding out what it was like first hand. We have also completed our first set of Mock SATs to give the children an idea of what they are like ready for May 2020. Children will soon be coming home with revision guides and we would like to ask you to support your children with their revision so that b the time they have to sit their SATs, they are feeling more confident. This is a busy term for us and we are looking forward to sharing different events with you.
Thank you to the parents who attended our first Parent Meeting. During this meeting, we discussed visiting secondary schools and applying for them, the Year 6 residential trip to Kingswood and also SATs week and what we will be doing to prepare the children for their SATs next May. SATs week is from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May 2020. If you have any questions, please talk to your child's teachers.
We had a lovely visit to The Imperial War Museum where the children got to see many artefacts from World War II (and even some from World War I). They were interested by the guns, tanks and other weapons that were on display and particularly enjoyed 'walking through the trenches'.
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. Please encourage your child to read this book as it will support their understanding of life during World War II, particularly during the second half term when we will be looking more closely into life as an evacuee.
This term in Science, we have been investigating light sources and shadows. The children will be using a torch to investigate how shadows change depending on where a light source is in relation to an object. uring the second half term, we will be exploring circuits and drawing circuit diagrams using the correct symbols.
Please join us for our Parent morning on 15th November. Our activities will be based on our World War II topic. We will be cracking codes, designing and making Anderson shelters, using our measuring skills to draw and make gas mark boxes and enjoy some wartime cooking.