Welcome to Chestnut!
We have been developing our sketching and drawing skills. Mrs Marsh taught us how to draw the shapes of eyes, a nose and a mouth and where to position them on the face. We then drew self-portraits. We have also created some beautiful landscape pictures with brusho and pastels.
We really enjoyed playing archery! The highest scoring team scored 25!
This half term we will be discovering more about the Anglo Saxons! Would you want to live in Anglo Saxons times? Miss Cutts says she wouldn't because there wouldn't be enough chocolate cake. How about you? Would you miss the chocolate cake too?! We will be looking closely at the evidence we have about Anglo Saxon life and discovering more about what it tells us.
We will be focusing on the story of Beowulf in Literacy and developing those times tables in maths. Mr Palmer will continue to teach PE on Monday afternoons and Mrs Marsh will teach Science and French on Thursday afternoons. Art will continue to be on Friday mornings.
Today, we had a special PE session and learnt some martial arts skills.
Today we visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.
We saw the Guru Granth Sahib. It is kept in a room of its own during the night and carried into the main hall at the start of the day's worship. A Chaur is waved over it. We also visited the Langar.
The Christmas Story
We have been reading the Christmas story and looking at what it says in The Bible. We have been writing as if we were the shepherds...how amazing it would have been to suddenly see the angel!
On the last day of term, we have made 3D nativity scenes in groups. They all look fantastic! Well done Chestnut 🙌👍
We have been reading stories about Horrid Henry in Literacy this week. It was really fun talking about Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter and thinking about who we would rather be! We were shocked when Miss Crockett said that she would prefer to be Horrid Henry!
The children wrote some super descriptions about both characters. Later in the week, we learnt about how Tony Ross draws Horrid Henry. We had a go at copying his technique and wrote some fantastic explanations texts, explaining how he does it. The best thing was when Tony Ross said that it's okay to make mistakes because sometimes the mistakes turn out to be even better!
We had such a fun time watching Awful Auntie at the Ipswich Regent. It was hilarious! We wrote recounts all about our trip, using all the grammar we have learnt so far this term. Please do pop into school to see some of our writing and photos from the trip on display in the hall.
First week back!
What a busy week we have had!
In Maths, year 3 have been learning about place value (using numbers up to 999) and year 4 have been learning about Roman numerals (to 100).
In RE, our topic is: How does believing Jesus is their Saviour inspire Christians to save and save others? We started the topic by learning what it means to save and rescue. We made models or drew pictures of different rescues.
In Literacy, we have been reading Aesop's Fables. We've also spent time enjoying the warm weather and reading outside.
We are looking forward to welcoming Year 3 and 4 back for the new school year. Please see the document below for information about the year ahead...
Key stage 2 had a magical day at the
Harry Potter studio
We have been learning about different European artists. Recently, we learnt about Le Corbusier, an architect from Switzerland, who designed houses using different shapes. In school, we created designs using 2D shapes.
For homework, Chestnut class have made some fantastic houses using 3D shapes. Here are some that have been created so far..
They are ALL so wonderful! Well done for all your hard work.