Class Teacher - Mr Doney

Teaching Assistant - Chifundo


Term 1 Newsletter and Timetable
Chagwa Curriculum Newsletter Term 1.pdf
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Welcome to the 2020/21 school year!

We're planning lots of great activities and some fun learning this year.


We're writing in a variety of genres this year. We started with some biography, looking at Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom. We've thought about ways to improve our sentence structure by adding time connectives, gerunds or fronted adverbials.

We are currently being authors: researching and writing our own wildlife books based on the less popular and more unusual African animals.


In Maths, we have already learnt lots of place value information and addition and subtraction skills. We are new looking at multiplication and division. Each 2 weeks we introduce a new multiplication table to learn. We've already successfully learnt the 3x and 6x tables and we're now working towards the 4x and 8x tables.


Topic Work: Africa!

Our topic theme is Africa. We've looked at rocks and soils and how they are important in our lives.

We've looked at maps of Africa, learning the countries, biomes and natural features. We are now studying the wildlife.

If you'd like to help us, please find videos about African wildlife and discuss them with your child.

Artwork is also based on African animals: looking at their skin coverings.



We're continuing to work on swimming skills. Almost every child in the class can now swim at least 1/2 a width!

We're also learning hockey skills. The pupils have learnt running and dribbling skills, passing and marking. We're now starting to play some small games.