Horse Chestnut Tree Class

Welcome to Horse Chestnut Tree!

We are a Year 4 and Year 5 class and our teacher is Miss Guest.

Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.

We’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces. We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail. When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration. We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well-known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art for inspiration. Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way.

Key Information:

PE – PE is every Wednesday afternoon; children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are taken out.

Homework – Maths homework is given out every Friday and is due back the next Friday. See the Topic homework grid below for more information.

Spelling – Spelling booklets will be sent home each Monday, enabling children to practice during the week ready for our Spelling test the following Monday.

TTRS – Please encourage your child to spend time practicing their Times Tables using the Times Table Rock Stars app on a daily basis.

Reading –  Reading is such an important part of a child’s education.  Please ensure your child reads at least three times a week and reading records are signed accordingly as children are celebrated for getting 3 reads a week or more. Our school and class libraries have a large repertoire of books for your child to choose from if they require.

Forest School – Please ensure on Forest School days your child comes into school in appropriate clothes, wellies and a snack. They will also need their school uniform to change into afterwards and a bag big enough to put their forest school clothes and wellies in.
The dates are as follows:

  • 22.04.2024
  • 13.05.2024

If you have any questions regarding routines, homework or just to have a general chat, please don’t hesitate to come and see me!

Miss Guest

‘To Be The Best You Can Be’

At St Andrew’s we encourage children to develop determination, resilience and courage to try their best. We celebrate successes across all areas of the curriculum and aspire to find everyone’s strengths.

  • Year 4 Spellings this week are…
  • Exit
    Extend
    Explode
    Excursion
    Exchange
    Export
    Exclaim
    Expel
    External
    Exterior
  • Year 5 Spellings this week are…
  • Nearby
    Everywhere
    Nowhere
    Inside
    Downstairs
    Outside
    Upstairs
    Underneath
    Behind
    Somewhere
  • Monday
  • Spelling Test
    Science
    French
  • Tuesday
  • Computing
    Music
  • Wednesday
  • PE
  • Thursday
  • Reading Record Signatures are counted
    RE
    Life Skills
  • Friday
  • Homework due
    Art

Invasion Curriculum Map

Invasion Homework Grid

Knowledge Organiser Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Here are some helpful websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/anglo-saxons/