The final term is in sight for the children in Chestnut. They have worked hard and have one last busy term ahead of them. It is set to be exciting with the children looking at the Hills and Mountains in Geography and the Stone Age in History. There are exciting things planned for these topics and the children will become landscape artists using some of the Hills and Mountains studied.
In maths the children are going to be looking at time, please support them with this learning by giving them chance to tell the time at home. Year 3 will learn to read analogue times to the nearest minute and read digital times as well. While the Year 2 children are going to learn to read analogue clocks to the quarter hours and the nearest five minutes. If you can help them with this please give them the opportunities to read the time at home.
Wednesday is now Chestnut’s P.E. day, so please make sure your child has got their P.E. Kits with them. They do need suitable clothes for warm and cooler weather as your child may be doing P.E. inside and outside, weather depending. Please ensure that earrings are removed for P.E. and long hair is tied back.
Stone Age Morning with Jed
Jed came to school today and taught the children what is known about the Stone Age and their way of life. The children did lots of discussing and working out some problems like how to get stones from Wales to Stonehenge. This was some good problem solving skills the children used.
They also got to experience other skills that they would need to live in the Stone Age. The children had to grind grain to make flour but only made a small dough ball. They looked at the skills needed to make a fire and why you would keep it in during the summertime. They also tried weaving to make a Stone Age house or fence. One of the biggest challenges was making a reef knots to make a net.
The children found the day very interesting and learned something new. They all decided that they didn’t fancy life in the Stone Age compared to life today.
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