Autumn Term 2017

In Chestnut Class we have had a busy, hard-working, second half of the term and have been lucky enough to participate in some inspiring activities both in and out of school.

The Year 5’s have enjoyed two enrichment mornings at OSVA. The first one involved some exciting Science experiments and the second one saw the children learning to play the ukulele and exploring music technology. We also enjoyed a short concert by some of Slindon’s former pupils.

We had an amazing experience as part of the ‘Into Film Festival’ in November when we went to the IMAX cinema in Chichester. We watched a film about our beautiful planet, in 3D, and had the opportunity to ask Cathy, who works for the UK Space Agency, questions about what it was like to be a geologist.

One sunny afternoon at the end of November Gabby, from the National Trust, came to work with us and took us on a leaf hunt! We used keys to identify our leaves and took rubbings of them. We also loved making animal pictures out of the leaves and some berries that we had collected.

In Science we have been planning and carrying out enquiries about absorbency and solubility. Having dissolved different quantities of salt in water, Chestnut class were then challenged to work out how to get Mrs Tully her salt back!

We have loved practising our times tables with Times Tables Rockstars and are so much quicker at recalling our times tables facts. This has really helped us with the multiplication and division calculations we have been tackling in our Maths lessons.

Our class text this term has been ‘King of the Cloud Forests ‘ by Michael Morpurgo and we have written our own narratives inspired by this wonderful story.

As we approach the Christmas holidays we are trying hard not to get too excited although we especially enjoyed making Christingles for our service in St.Mary’s Church.