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Bennerley Fields School

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Chatsworth class is one of the Key Stage 2 classes at Bennerley Fields School. We are a group of 10 children who have lots of fantastic energy. We love learning new things together and work on being part of a team to develop positive relationships with others, both within class and the wider school community. 


Our Curriculum

We offer a programme of learning that reflects and respects the individual needs of our children. Our pupils work on personal learning goals to support their individual needs and these are assessed across the school day. We work closely with parents and other professionals involved with our children to set targets that are appropriate to each individual child.


In the 2023-2024 school year, Chatsworth class will explore many exciting topics as part of the Stage 2 curriculum. Learning experiences are carefully designed to support communication, engagement and interaction alongside the development of knowledge and skills.


Autumn 1: Dinosaur Planet (History focus)

Autumn 2: Winter Wonderland (Geography focus)

Spring 1: Marvellous Machines (Design & Technology focus)

Spring 2: Towers, Tunnels and Turrets (History focus)

Summer 1: Ready, Steady Grow (Science focus)

Summer 2: Animal Safari (Geography focus)


Learning Environment

We utilise a variety of learning environments for the children to explore learning in different ways and regularly take our learning outdoors to practice and apply knowledge and skills across the curriculum. Our outside playground areas allow our students to engage in play and develop key social skills with their friends and, in addition, we have a large Forest School and garden area designed to nurture the practical learning, emotional wellbeing and sensory needs of our students.



Important information:

  • PE lessons take place on Thursday morning – Please remember to send a PE kit.
  • Swimming sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoon in the Autumn term, beginning on Tuesday 19th September and finishing on Tuesday 5th December.
  • Forest School will take place on Wednesday morning in the Autumn Term starting on 13th September – Please send your child to school appropriate outdoor clothing/shoes with uniform to change into afterwards.
  • ‘Beyond Bennerley’ community visits and activities will take place on Wednesday afternoon throughout the year - We will let you know about any visits planned.
  • If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the class email address.

7.6.24 - disco

6.6.24 - Outdoor activity day

10.5.24 Preparing lots of different fruits to make fresh fruit salad πŸπŸ‡πŸ‰πŸŒπŸ‘πŸ«

8.5.24 Describing the different fruits in our English session πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸ

8.5.24 Shopping for fruit at Morrisons Ilkeston

7.5.24 Setting up an investigation to observe the germination of a bean seed πŸŒ±πŸ’§

7.5.24 Planting flower seeds and looking after our seedlings in the garden

3.5.24 Following a recipe to make pitta pizza with the ingredients we bought earlier this week. πŸ…πŸ«‘πŸ•

2.5.24 Visit to Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground - what an amazing day!πŸ–πŸ„πŸ“πŸπŸπŸšœ

1.5.24 Beyond Bennerley shopping trip to Aldi to buy cooking ingredients πŸ…πŸ«‘πŸ«“

30.4.24 Out in our beautiful garden planting potatoes and carrot seedlings in the spring sunshine. πŸ₯•πŸ₯”β˜€οΈ

29.4.24 Using our imagination to change black and white illustrations using watercolours - The Extraordinary Gardener 🌿🌺

21.3.24 - Maths - 3D shape hunt

14.3.24 Experimenting with shapes and forces to build a slingshot

12.3.24 - D&T - Bridge building

11.3.24 Retelling the story of Rapunzel

8.3.24 - World Book Day - Pupils used Green Screen to insert themselves as characters in stories

7.3.24 - Chatsworth visit to the Aerozone and Aeropark at East Midlands Airport.

14.2.24 - A visitor from Derby museum lead a STEAM building activity

26.1.24 Finding and sorting pages from two familiar stories about Mrs. Armitage by Quentin Blake

22.1.24 Pendulum Art

19.1.24 Music - Creating rhythm loops using Chrome Music Lab

19.12.23 Enjoying the staff pantomime of Snow White

8.12.23 Active Maths session with ESSP

1.12.23 Visit to see orchestra perform The Snowman

23.11.23 Science - Changing states, making ice cream

27.10.23 Halloween Activity Day

10.10.23 Maths - Adding using β€œFirst, Then and Now” stories

4.10.23 Forest School - Fire lighting, leaf printing and using tools

29.9.23 Outdoor Learning - Colour Scavenger Hunt

13.9.23 Chatsworth enjoyed some active, hands-on learning outdoors to support our English work on Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.