Horse Chestnut

Our class teacher is Mr Thomas.

Organisational Information

DayHomework PEReadingOther
Monday
Read at home
Bring reading book and
Reading diary to school
Water bottle
Tuesday
Swimming – Bring swimming kit to school.
Read at home
Bring reading book and
Reading diary to school
Water Bottle
Wednesday

Read at home
Bring reading book and
Reading diary to school
Water Bottle
ThursdayBring in CGP book

Read at home
Bring reading book and
Reading diary to school
Water Bottle
Mrs Bray in class AM
FridayHomework sent outTake home PE kit
to wash
Read at home
Bring reading book and
Reading diary to school
Water bottle
Weekly reads
counted in RD

Key dates for our class this term

DateTheme and Events
3rd JanuaryWednesday 5th January School starts 8:40
History
10th January History
17th January Science
24th January RE
31st January RE
7th FebruaryComputing
14th FebruaryHalf-term week.

Welcome To Our Class

Welcome to Horse Chestnut class. We are a respectful and hard-working class, who take pride in our work. Here you will find information regarding what we do and any key information.

Term – Spring (Long, Long Ago).

Spring 1

Week 1 – History

To understand that sources can help us to identify the significance of the Blitz.

Week 2 – History

To understand the role of people in both Britain and the British Empire by using a range of sources.

Week 3 – Science

To explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

To identify the effects of friction, air resistance & water resistance

To recognise that some mechanisms allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

To observe and explain the effect of gears, levers and pulleys

Week 4 – Religious Education

To know what contributions do religions make to local life in Nottinghamshire?

To know can we make Nottinghamshire a county of tolerance and respect?

Week 5 – Religious Education

To know how religions and beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment?

Week 6 – Computing

To debug and organise a code into tabs

To create a vocabulary quiz on 2code.

To create a programme showcasing my work on Purple Mash.

Spring 2

Week 1 – History

To understand that there were similarities and differences between people and their experiences.

Week 2 – Art

To be able to explain why they have combined different tools to create their drawings.

To be able to produce sketches which communicate emotions and a sense of self with accuracy and imagination.

To use observational skills or imagination to sculpt objects.

To be able to confidently shape, model, form and join clay.

To be able to offer ideas and discuss what an artist’s intentions might be.

To give reasons for opinions of artwork

To be able to discuss artwork in the world around them– and ask questions about how and why it was produced.

To use their sketch books which contain detailed notes and quotes explaining about items.

To be able to give feed back to their peers based on the knowledge covered in that project.

Week 3 –  Science

To know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution

To use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated  (including through filtering, sieving and evaporating)

To describe how to recover a substance from a solution

To demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes

To explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible

Week 4 – History

To know how to examine fictional and evidence-based accounts of evacuation.

Week 5 – DT

To consider culture and society in their designs

Week 6 – DT

To follow and refine a plan if necessary

E-safety

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

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