Summer Term 2019

In Chestnut class we have again had a busy start to the term, especially for year 6 who are making final preparations for taking their SATs.

Our topic this term has a geography focus and Year 5 are currently learning about the capital cities of Europe. As a whole class we have begun to develop our mapping skills. Our study begins locally, in Slindon, but as the term progresses we will travel further afield, to Dorset and on down to the Jurassic coast and across the sea to explore the wider world beyond.

In Maths our current focus for year 6 is properties of shape and we have been getting to grips with measuring different types of angles with a protractor and learning the names of all the many different polygons. In year 5 we are learning to add and subtract decimal numbers to three decimal places.

In English we are studying poems inspired by the five senses to encourage us to become more aware of our wonderful surroundings and the rich qualities it offers us.

Our Science this half term is all about Electricity and we have begun investigating how electric circuits work.

We are loving learning how to play netball with Gemma and so far this term have perfected the chest pass and practised the feint dodge, to fool our opponent.

Our favourite activity of the week remains Prince William Award where we learn, amongst other things, to show respect and to develop the personal qualities of cooperation and teamwork.