Horse Chestnut Tree Class

Hello, Horse Chestnut Class!

We’re travelling back to 1066, probably the most famous date in English history. These are troubled times and there is danger afoot. A much loved king is dead and a French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom. Discover a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign knights. Use the famous Bayeux Tapestry to explore the significant events of 1066. What happened when, and how did William of Normandy come to be called the Conqueror? Design a castle with defences strong enough to hold back the enemy. What about a space for fine dining and revelry? Try and build a happy (but safe) home. You’re the architect. Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back.

BBC’s Horrible Histories has an entertaining and gruesome half hour special, giving some background to 1066 and William the Conqueror:

In Science, we will be finding out about Forces – gravity, air and water resistance, friction and using machines to help us.

HCT PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure children come into school in PE kit on those days. Long hair should be tied back and no earrings, please.


Children should be practising multiplication and division on Times Table Rockstars. Please help your children to access this – the skills they develop will help them with so much of the Maths curriculum.

Please also see the Homework grid. Children should choose an item from the grid and hand in the homework on a Friday.


Tests will be on a Monday. Children will then receive their new spellings, which we will work on in class over the week. Spelling books will go home on the Friday so that children can practise over the weekend for the test on Monday.

Reading is such an important skill and underpins almost every other subject in school. Please ensure that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week and that you sign the reading record.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs Winning

  • Monday
  • Spelling Test
  • Tuesday
  • PE
  • Wednesday
  • PE
  • Thursday
  • Spelling Test
  • Friday
  • Library
    Homework due in