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Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class


Class teacher: Mrs Sharples

Teaching assistant: Miss Burkey

Weekly Themed Home Learning

Summer Term 2


At the start of each week you will find a 2 page grid and all the resources you will need to complete the activities.  You can choose which activities to try - they can be done in any order.  If you complete all the non challenge activities then you can have a go at the 'challenges' which are trickier. Remember to let me know how you get on using our class blog on Purplemash.

Dragons (week beginning 13th July 2020)


Outdoor P.E. with Mrs Sharples is on Monday

Indoor P.E. with Mrs Atkin is on Thursday 

Library: Wednesday

Please remember to have your library book in school on Monday so you can visit the library and choose a new one.

World Book Day 2020 We look fantastic! Can you work out who we are dressed as?

Outdoor Learning


We had a wonderful outdoor learning session last week with Alfresco Learning.  The awful weather didn't stop us!  The children enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities linked to The Great Fire of London.  It was wonderful to see the children so engaged and working collaboratively.

Outdoor learning fun in the rain!




Here we are using our magic reading glasses -we just love using them!

We also use whisper phones. The whisper phones help us to hear our voices clearly when we are reading quietly out loud.

We also love to just snuggle up on the comfy cushions in our book corner and read.

National Geographical Day


Monday 27th January was National Geographical Day.  KS1 had a fantastic time looking at an aerial map of the school and its grounds.  Chestnut Class spent time outside identifying the physical and human features on the map and then we had a go at drawing our own map. The next day we had even more fun creating our very own messy map of the school and its grounds. 


Look at our amazing photographs!


Wow! What an amazing time we have had today.  Lydia, from Zoolab, brought in lots of amazing animals to show us.  We are getting really good at grouping animals now.  We know whether an animal is a mammal, fish, bird, reptile, amphibian or insect and today we learnt about two different animal groups - molluscs and arachnids.


Mrs Sharples and Miss Burkey took lots of amazing photographs.  See if you can spot these animals ...


Garry, the Giant African Snail

Pickles, the Pacman Frog

Dorito, the Mexican Red Knee Tarantula

Coco, the Bearded Lizard

Dobby, Lydia's pet rat


Can you name the animal group they belong to?

Author Visit

Chestnut Class enjoyed their visit from children's author Diane Hull.  She read her book and introduced us to the main character Baby Bird who isn't happy because he can't do some of the things that the other animals can do.  His mother reminds him of all the amazing things he can do and tells him to 'be happy to be you.'