Welcome to Chestnut Class!
In our class, there are thirty fantastic and friendly children.
Mrs. Davies is our class teacher, Mrs. Rippington, Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. Landau are our class teaching assistants.
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Climb Every Mountain
Our topic this term is called ‘Climb Every Mountain’.
We will be learning about the geography of mountains, considering different types of mountains and how they are formed, we will consider how humans use mountains and the impact of tourism on these locations.
Who Let the Gods Out?
This term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and considering what lasting legacies their civilisation contributed to modern-day life.
We start by thinking about the different periods of Ancient Greece and the changes in the empire throughout them, looking closely at archaeological evidence to ascertain what life was like for Ancient Greeks. We will also look at city-states and their differences, the Battle of Marathon, Greek Gods, and what life was like for the children in this fascinating period. For home learning, children will engage with the mathematicians, philosophers, and great leaders of Ancient Greece. As always, our topical learning will spread across our whole curriculum, you can see some tasters of this below.
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Term Three - Brilliant Biomes.
This term our Biomes topic will see us learn about the different land biomes of the world and their climates. We will learn about their position and how this links to their climate, about significant features and species within each biome, and will focus in-depth on the rainforest at the end of term, linking in with our class text.
Term Two - The Wild Way
This term, we study changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
We will learn about this exciting period of pre-history, considering the progress made by humans during it. We will start the term with an incredible visit from our friends at Portals to the Past, who help us bring history to life, and are amazingly engaging. In the weeks to come, we will look at the hunter-gatherers of the Palaeolithic era, the development of tools during the Mesolithic era and their impact on homes and settlements, the invention of farming and subsequently trading during the Neolithic period, and the introduction of roundhouses and hillforts during the Iron Age. We will consider the inventions across these periods and their impact on the progress made by humans during this exciting time in history.
Term One - Floodland.
This term our topic is Floodland.
We will look at what causes a flood, the impact of flooding, and map out areas that have been flooded in recent years. We will undertake an in-depth study of the Lynmouth flood of 1952; where a very unique set of events triggered a devastating flood and excitingly, the village we visit as part of our year 6 residential.
Further information about our learning can be found in the termly newsletter and of course, in our weekly email.
Here are all the Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings.
Have a look and work on learning these at home and in school this year.