Horse Chestnut Tree Class

Welcome to Horse Chestnut Tree!

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

This half term we will be continuing from our last History topic as we study the struggle for the Kingdom of England between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. The children will learn about past struggles and the different types of struggles between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be analysing the evidence of the struggle and the accuracy of it, looking at whether the Vikings as terrible as the Anglo- Saxons make them out to be. We will conclude our topic by considering what the outcome of the struggle was and whether it had an impact on England or not.

Key Information:

PE – PE is every Thursday afternoon until AFTER EASTER when it will change back to Wednesday; 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:

  • 04.03.2024
  • 18.03.2024
  • 22.03.2024
  • 13.04.2024

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

  • Monday
  • Spelling Test
    PE
  • Tuesday
  • Life Skills
    Computing
  • Wednesday
  • Science
    Art
  • Thursday
  • Reading Record Signatures are counted
    RE
    French
  • Friday
  • Homework due
    History
    Music

‘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.

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/