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Chestnut Year 5

Welcome to Chestnut Class 2019-2020!

 

 

 

Welcome to our class page! Chestnut are a class full of friendly, inquisitive and enthusiastic Year 5 children who love to investigate and learn new things. Over the year, we will use this page to capture snapshots of our learning, progress and experiences. If you ever have any questions or would like to learn more, please see our class team (Mrs Ash, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Eaton, Mrs Ramira and Mrs Bailey) who would be very happy to help!

 

 

Term 3 - Ancient Mayan Project

 

This term, our learning has centered around our 'Ancient Maya' history project. We have loved applying our historical inquiry skills to investigate all about this fascinating civilisation. Some of the highlights of our project have been:

  • Visiting the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford to handle real Mayan artefacts
  • Designing Abstract and Impressionist art inspired by the famous Chichen Itza 
  • Investigating lots of aspects of Ancient Mayan life (including: Food, Religion, Calendars, Art) and using our research to write a non-chronological report 
Picture 1 Keeping fit in our trampolining session
Picture 2 Improving our balance, coordination and stamina
Picture 3 Visiting the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford
Picture 4 Exploring Ancient Mayan artefacts
Picture 5 Investigating at the Natural History Museum
Picture 6 Creating abstract and impressionist artwork
Picture 7 Placing the Ancient Maya on a history timeline
Picture 8 Developing our choreography skills in Dance

Term 2 - Out of this World Science Project

 

This term, our learning has centered around our 'Out of this World' Space project. We have loved deepening our Scientific knowledge and research skills to investigate all about this incredible, mind-boggling, project. Some of the highlights of our project have been:

  • Our Explorer Dome experience where we explored incredible images of the planets in our Solar System and learned about the history of constellations
  • Developing our computer coding skills to create space themed computer games in Scratch 
  • Finding out about the life of Nigel Peake - famous astronaut - and using our knowledge to create a fascinating, fact-filled, biography 
  • Investigating the features of planets in our solar system and applying this knowledge to make eye catching top trumps cards
  • Developing our Art skills with a range of media to recreate the textures of the planets 
  • Applying our independent research skills to choose topics of Space that interest us the most and present our learning in a range of different ways (computer coding, dance, music, drama, art, video, powerpoint)
  • Showcasing our phenomenal knowledge with friends and family at our Sharing Morning 
Picture 1 A visit from the Explorer Dome
Picture 2 Deepening our knowledge of solar flares
Picture 3 Practically exploring why Earth has day and night
Picture 4 Using drama to unpick the life of Tim Peake
Picture 5 Learning about the planets in our Solar System
Picture 6 Finding out about why we have 4 seasons
Picture 7 Using mark making to recreate planet Jupiter
Picture 8 Colour mixing and blending with pastels
Picture 9 Writing a biography of famous astronaut Tim Peake
Picture 10 Creating a historical timeline of Space exploration
Picture 11 Researching the I.S.S.
Picture 12 Lots of independent inquiry and research
Picture 13 Sharing our Science knowledge about Space
Picture 14 Feeling proud of our hard work and learning
Picture 15 Creating fantastic projects in a range of subjects

Term 1 - Take One Picture Art Project

 

This term, our learning has centered around our 'Take One Picture' Art project. We have loved developing our storytelling skills to investigate all about this Ancient Chinese story. Some of the highlights of our project have been:

  • Working on our colour mixing and sketching skills to creating our own Willow Pattern Plates 
  • Using drama, storymapping and re-telling to learn the Willow Pattern Story
Picture 1 Exploring Willow Plates in Take One Picture
Picture 2 Sketching designs for our Willow Pattern Plates
Picture 3 Colour mixing for our Willow Pattern Plates
Picture 4 Sketching designs for our Willow Pattern Plates
Picture 5 Using actions to retell the Willow Pattern Story
Picture 6 Using actions to retell the Willow Pattern Story
Picture 7 Exploring Forces in Science - weight vs mass
Picture 8 Investigating air resistance in Science
Picture 9 Using measuring equipment in Science
Picture 10 Developing our balance in a skateboarding workshop
Picture 11 Developing our balance in a skateboarding workshop
Picture 12 Building on our Judo groundwork skills
Picture 13 Building on our Judo groundwork skills
Picture 14 Creating still life pictures for Harvest Festival
Picture 15 Creating still life pictures for Harvest Festival
Picture 16 Creating still life pictures for Harvest Festival
Picture 17 Learning to play the guitars on Fridays!
Picture 18 Visiting Wallingford Library
Picture 19 Developing our non-fiction skills to retrieve info
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