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Courageous Chaffinches are Year 4 and Year 5 children who all have an enthusiastic approach to their learning.

Together we have created our Class Charter, in which we have looked at the importance of being honest, respectful, listening to each other, being helpful, looking after equipment and looking out for others.

In Courageous Chaffinch class we have our own set of laptops and i-pads, which the children really enjoy using to support them in their learning of Maths, English and scratch when programming. The children are very enthusiastic readers and love exploring the new books in the book corner and library.

The children enjoy the creative homework menu and already seem excited by some of the activities they can choose from. The homework menu is linked to our learning journey and enables the children to have a choice of which activity suits their learning style best.

Each week we have two children who receive value certificates, for demonstrating our school values. 

 This term, our topic is all about 'The Mayan Civilisation' and we are going to work towards answering the question :

'Why do historians know so much about the ancient Maya?'

We will be focusing on culture with explorations of their music, art and food so there will be lots of scope for creativity! We will also be taking a closer look at Maya family life, and roles within the family.

 Our class story is 'The Boy at the Back of the Class', which we base our daily guided reading sessions on. It tells the story of a 9 year old refugee from Syria and is all about the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. The story fits in nicely with this term’s Big Question, 'What does it mean to belong?'

 Our value this term is 'Friendship'.

 Homework Menu – Please click here for the homework grid. The children need to complete at least one of these per half term. They can do extra if they would like to.

Homework Grid

  Knowledge Organiser - Below is this term's Knowledge Organiser:

Maya Knowledge organiser

 Curriculum Map: Please find below our curriculum map for the current academic year:

Curriculum Overview

Times Tables

We encourage children to regularly practice their times tables.



Children practice their spellings with Mrs Howell on Tuesdays. Please help your child learn the following spellings too.




Click here for a copy of our class timetable  Timetable_Chaffinch_20-21

 Please make use of our virtual library:Chailey Virtual Library