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Welcome to Chestnut Class 2020/21. It is wonderful to have all the children back in school after the summer break. Keep an eye out on our class page for our topic this term. Our class book is called 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty and our topic for this term is 'Crime and Punishment'.

The class topic for this Autumn term is 'Crime and Punishment'. The key concepts are: Consequences, Segregation and Justice. So far the children have been telling us about their knowledge of these 3 concepts.

The class book for this term is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. As a class, they had the chance to ask Mrs Jarvis some questions about why she leaves Jim and acted out a conscience alley as a class to see if Jim should run away or not. The children are excited to see what happens next with Jim Jarvis in the book!

Street Child display board
Hot-seat with Mrs Jarvis
Conscience Alley
Conscience Alley

Book Bingo challenge 2020/21. Last year's Book Bingo engaged the children to read a variety of different books and we have decided to start the challenge again. Below is the list of the books that are on the challenge this year, best of luck!

Chestnut have had some post this week from some of the authors books' that are on the reading book bingo challenge.

The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross
Max and the Millions by Ross Motgomery
Alex Sparrow by Jennifer Killick

CONGRATULATIONS to Ezekiel. Last school year he completed the book bingo challenge and for completing this challenge he got to choose a book from a selection. Great work Ezekiel, can any one else complete it this year?

During science, as a class we are investigating gases and their properties. We had 4 different fizzy drinks to see how much they weighed when they were fizzy and when they were flat.

During topic, Chestnut Class held an Anglo Saxon court. The Jury held each of the cases and made a final verdict after hearing all the evidence. All the punishments were in line with Anglo Saxon times.

On National Poetry Day, we listened to Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake poem. As you can see, the children loved listening to the poem and is a real favourite of ours. The school sent out a tweet on behalf of Chestnut class and Michael Rosen himself liked the tweet.

Since the beginning of October, Black History Month has been a feature in Chestnut Class. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the different activities. In English, we have written biographies for Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. During 'guided reading' we have studied the lives of Mae.C.Jemison and Lilian Baber.

The class are super proud of their written work this week. We have written our very own 'Chapter 16' related to our class book 'Street Child'.

This half term, has seen the children develop their writing across a variety of genres; persuasive writing - in the form of posters for Dr Barnardo's and diary entries - written from the perspective of the character, Emily.

In topic, the class produced their own curse tablet. The class learnt that in Roman Britain crimes were punished using curse tablet rather than being police or punished through court. Here are some examples of their work.

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