Friday 5th November 2021
We have had a great start to the half term in Chestnut Class this week!
On Monday, we had our school photos. We all looked very smart and enjoyed going to the hall and having our individual and family photos taken!
We continued with our learning about Black History this week. The children chose an influential person from Black History to research. They then created a poster all about this person, recording key facts about them, their achievements and the role they played in black history. The children worked really hard on this independent task and we were all very inspired by the people we found out about.
This week, we have also looked at the Hindu Festival of Diwali, which was celebrated on Thursday 4th November by Hindus around the world. We looked at the meaning behind this winter festival, learning about the story of Rama and his connection with the God Vishnu. We then looked at the ways in which Diwali is celebrated by the Hindu Community. We are looking forward to making our own Diva lamps next week, reminding us that Diwali is the Hindu festival of light.
We also started our learning about Wild Weather and Natural Disasters this week. We learned about Volcanoes and how these are formed due to the movement of tectonic plates in the Earth’s Crust. We also looked at the different parts of a volcano, learning the key terminology to help us name these parts. We are all enjoying this topic!
Finally, we are loving our writing in Chestnut Class at the moment, writing about “The Lighthouse”. We are seeing some great progress in the children’s writing and I am so impressed with the vocabulary and sentence structures they are using! It is lovely to see them applying what they learn in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling in their own writing.
Keep up the hard work Chestnuts, you are doing great!