Chatsworth is a mixed-age class of Year 5 and 6. There are currently 20 children in the class. They are taught by Mrs Devonport and supported by Mrs Sezgin. Chatsworth Class take great pride in being mentors, coaches and mini leaders within school. They lead School Council, help with nursery and also lead activities for all the children within school at lunchtimes.
The children in Chatsworth Class are keen nature lovers. They enjoy taking part in 'Wild Wednesday' sessions each week where they explore nature, wildlife and gardening throughout the year.
Does the environment affect the way we live?
We are explorers
Spring Term 2024
Our focus in the Spring term is exploring life in Scandanavia. The children will learn all about the physical and human geography of the region as well as completing a study on Oslo. As part of this, the children will compare our local area and discuss the similarities and differences with a family living in the city. They will also explore aspects of culture and education including making and tasting some traditional Scandinavian food. Our work in English focuses on books by Scandinavian authors including Wafflehearts by Maria Parr.
In the first part of the Spring term, the children will be completing the next stage of their Bikeability training and in the second, we will be visiting Whitehall for our two night stay.
In our stand alone subjects, we will be studying:
|Classifying living things and their habitats.
|Properties of materials
|Media: 3D modelling
|It's my body
|What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Understanding Christianity: Incarnation
Was Jesus the messiah?
|Saying what I and others do.
|Saying where you're going and what there is there.
|Make you feel my love.
|The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Monday - reading record check and spelling test.
Tuesday - PE
Wednesday - Wild Wednesday
Friday - PE
Children are welcome to keep both their PE kit and Wild Wednesday kit in school.
How did the Tudors change the face of Great Britian?
We are discoverers
We began our school year by discovering the fascinating world of The Tudors. We explored the impact of each Tudor monarch and considered the legacy they each left which can still be seen today. Alongside this, our design technology work involved some tasty Tudor treats. Our work in English further enriched this topic as we studyed the BBC Teach version of Macbeth.
In our stand alone subjects, we studied:
|Media: Video Editing
|Systems and Networks
|Pleased to meet you
|Saying what I and others have
|Livin' on a prayer
You can see our highlights below
Tudor Knot Biscuits
We have thoroughly enjoyed our design technology work this term as it has been all about biscuits! The Tudor people were keen on spices such as cinnamon and clove which helped to disguise the flavour of heavily salted or rotting meat! Luckily for us, our Tudor Knot Biscuits, inspired by the original recipe for Jumbles via Paul Hollywood, were delicious!
Each child tested out a range of spice biscuits and used this to inspire their own flavour profile. They also practised their knots using playdough before creating their final biscuit.
You can find the recipe we based ours on here
Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine is a core of books that create a living library inside a child’s mind. It is a store of classics and essential reads that help children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of the story. Please follow the links below for the reading spines for each year group.