Chatsworth (Y5-Y6)

Ms Baker’s email address: headteacher@fritchley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mrs Panesar’s email address: s.panesar@fritchley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Maths

Some precise measuring and good collaboration was required in Chatsworth class’ maths sessions in order to produce their courgette and lemon frosted cupcakes. They even had to measure half an egg!

Not only did they get to take their cupcakes home but they could also enter into a lottery to bring home the other impressive courgettes that they had grown from seed this summer. Well done guys!

Kingswood

A Brilliant time was had at Kingswood this week by Chatsworth class, who took part in lots of daring and exciting activities.  Well done everyone, we are very proud of you all for being so brave.

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From the Orient

As part of our International week: The children in Chatsworth Class were learning Japanese, plus making Sushi & Gyoza. The children were also learning to write their names in Japanese.

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Puzzling Maths

Some fantastic maths happening in Chatsworth class this morning. Here are some puzzled pentagons battling with finding the nth term. Great problem solving guys! Well done!

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Everybody Out!

Chatsworth class were very busy this afternoon making gas mask boxes ready for their evacuation on Tuesday. Lots of careful drawing, folding, cutting and sticking then they were ready to go!

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The Fossil Hunter

The children in Chatsworth class have been learning all about a famous fossil hunter called Mary Anning. She lived over 200 years ago and manged to impress the men of science of the day by finding fascinating fossils on the beaches of Lyme Regis. She even found the first Ichthyothaurus, which was purchased by the British Museum for the princely some of £25 – a hug some of money for Mary and her family back in 1833. The Tongue twister: below by Terry Sullivan, is said to be about Mary, who sold the fossils as curiosities to support her family.

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.

The children have had a go at saying this quickly – it’s trickier than you think, why not have a go?

 

Futsal 

We are VERY proud of our Year 5/6 girls futsal team who took part in a competition and came in second place. We heard how tough the opponents were and how the girls supported each other. Often in these competitions we are up against schools with a many more pupils however our girls showed it’s not the size of the school that matters but how well you work together. Brilliant work Team Fritchley!

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Ms Baker’s Bakers

This term, Chatsworth class have been involved in an exciting bread making project. They benefitted greatly from a visit by the master baker at The Loaf in Crich as he was able to give them lots of ideas and bread making tips.  After two experimental bakes, they then went on to design their own ‘designer’ bread, complete with its own packaging. Just look at what fantastic bakers they have been.

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DerwentWISE

After much anticipation, we finally got started with our DerwentWISE Wildlife project. Louise and Kelvin from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust joined us for the day and worked with the children from Chatsworth class. Their project is to develop the woodland area behind their classroom. The morning was spent clearing the area and in the afternoon the children planted some bulbs. As you can tell from the photos the children thoroughly enjoyed learning how to use the tools and how the woodland will grow back. The grown ups were especially pleased with William and James who were keen to show off their gardening skills.

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THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE KIDS CUP (U11)

The children attended this competition on 22nd Jan at the Power League Soccerdome opposite Pride Park in Derby. The teams could consist of all boys, all girls or a mix of both and was limited to 8 players (6 playing, 2 subs). A big ‘Thank You’ to our caretaker – Paul Francis – for organising our team. They did well but didn’t progress through any further unfortunately. Well done though!

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