Community Chess Club/Castlehaven Comm.
Tutor: James Costello
and Agnieszka Milewska
Torriano Junior School
Tutor: Marek Borkowski
Camden Community Chess Club
Pastoral Care Leader, Torriano Junior
Sch., Camden - "Year 5 have started a
fantastic course learning how to play Chess!
This week, Michael
(our Chess teacher) helped us to learn the
names of the pieces and we had a go at
moving the pawns around the board. Of course
there are already Chess experts among us and
they have been brilliantly supporting those
who are unsure of how to play.
We also learned about
how mathematical the game of Chess is. We
used counting, coordinates, strategy,
addition and subtraction and we are sure
there are many more mathematical skills
we’ll be calling on in future Chess lessons.
We loved the idea that
the queen is the most powerful piece and
everyone is protecting the rather weak king!
We learned that: -
white always goes first - Chess was invented
in India in around the 5th Century - Some of
the rules have changed since being
introduced to Europe - Pawns can only go
forwards - Pawns can only take another piece
diagonally - Pawns can move twice on their
first move and only once after that. We
can’t wait for our next lesson next Friday!"