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Mrs L Jeffs

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Mrs G Kenrick


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20th January - 24th January 2020

24/01/2020

We have almost completed our third academic week of 2020 and are half-way through the first half of the spring term. Time flies...!

The children in Chestnut Class have been busy working on their Big Writes in Literacy - a retelling of the story of the Chinese New Year.  In connection with this, they have also created some fabulous bamboo paintings and colourful drawings of Chinese dragons in Art.

In Maths, we have been studying shape and calculating perimeter, area and volume.

We considered primary and secondary sources of information in History and how this affects research.

The children decorated cookies on Tuesday, which they then ate, as a reward for achieving 750 Dojo points.  Well done, Chestnut!

 

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9th - 13th December 2019

13/12/2019

We wrote a Big Write this week called "A Winter's Journey".  It was really fun, I enjoyed it.  We wrote diary entries from the point of view of a robin returning home.

In Maths, we worked hard on algebraic formulae which got our brains buzzing!

On Thursday, we were off school due to the Polling Day.  It was great to have a mid-week break!

We spent Friday making preparations for the FUNdraising day on Monday.  We designed and made signs for the three stalls we will be running throughout the day. Our stalls are 'Lucky Lollies', 'Chocolate Tombola' and 'Pin the Nose on Rudolph'. 

by Jack - Year 6

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2nd - 6th December 2019

06/12/2019

The pace hasn't let up in Chestnut Class this week - the children have been busy beavering away as usual! The Year 6 children spent some time going over the test papers from last week, to see where they can improve in future.  The Year 5 children worked on a double-page spread, consolidating their knowledge of Hinduism. 

The class began a new Science topic ("Living Things") and studied the life-cycles of amphibians, mammals, insects and birds.  The children commenced preparation for their last Big Write of the autumn term, "A Winter Journey", which they will write up next week.  In Maths, the children got to grips with algebra and algebraic equations.   

 

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25th - 29th November 2019

29/11/2019

Chestnut Class began the week by writing the final edit of their Big Writes - an intriguing letter from Lady Macbeth to Macbeth!

The Year 6 pupils in Chestnut Class have also been busy completing SATs practise papers.  The children have undertaken an arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers in Maths.  They also completed a reading paper, grammar paper and spelling test in Literacy. They all worked very conscientiously.  Well done, Year 6!  During these sessions, the Year 5 pupils worked on embedding Maths and Literacy skills in The Orchard.

The whole class looked at the Hindu religion, in Religious Studies, concentrating on the concept of reincarnation.  They also began designing and planning their Winter collage pictures in Art.  

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18th - 22nd November 2019

22/11/2019

It has been another very busy week in Chestnut Class.  In Maths, the children looked at decimals, fractions and percentages, and practised converting one to the other.  Literacy lessons continued with Big Write preparation - the children planned their letters from Lady Macbeth to Macbeth. They will be writing their actual Big Writes on Monday and we are looking forward to reading the product of all their hard work.  The children began looking at the new topic of South America in Geography. They studied the component countries and their relevant capital cities.  The children also worked in pairs and used their cutting skills and origami knowledge to produce some lovely snowflakes, which are now decorating the classroom.

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