Welcome to Chestnut class page.
We are a wonderful class of year 1 and year 2 children. Our class teacher is Miss Priestley and our teaching assistant is Miss Pickles. We are also very lucky and have Mrs Shorrock teaching us all day on a Wednesday. We have a lovely class where we are able to work hard and access provision areas both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our PE days are Monday (outdoor) and Thursday. Children should come into school in their full P.E kit.
Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle each day.
Please can you ensure that your child brings their reading book and diary into school every day and that they try and read a little each night. Every time your child reads at home they are awarded a raffle ticket in hope to win a prize on Friday, if their ticket is drawn out.
If your child is isolating and absent from school because they are waiting for a COVID test result of a household member or themselves and they feel well, then please help them continue with their learning remotely at home as a short measure (2/3 days).
To keep learning please can they access from home the following:
EYFS play MiniMash - play the games to develop their maths and literacy skills
Purple Mash (KS1/2)- complete the 2Dos for English and maths skills practice
Bug Club (All key stages) – read some of the texts and answer the questions about the book. If they are in KS2 ask them to write a short recount or make a book review too
Sumdog (KS1/2) – play in the games section to revise key skills and check and complete maths tasks/homework set by their class teacher
TT Rockstars (Year 2 upwards) – play in the Garage Band to practise key times tables that have been set and play in the Studio Band to improve their Rockstar status
Teach your Monster to Read (Phonics EYFS/KS1) – ensure your child logs onto their account each day to learn the sounds appropriate for their phonics phase
Topic homework tasks (All key stages) – these are available to view on the school website in the Children’s section – Half Termly Theme Homework
For any longer isolation 10/14 days home learning will be delivered through your child’s Microsoft Teams Education account. This is now set up for every child and will be used to ensure blended learning and to help your child keep up with their peers in school. Please ensure you have followed the instructions in the MS Teams letter (that you have received by email) and your child is signed into their new account using their username and password details (which you have received by app message). The class teacher will then begin posting and uploading work for your child through their class/year group team. Any problems please email or phone the office.
If your child is unable to access the online platforms or MS Teams to complete home learning, which may be due to no internet connection or no suitable device, please contact school immediately where we will provide further support and a device if required.
30/06/21 - Teddy Baptism
Today we have had a 'Teddy Baptism'! It has been great fun! We are learning about the Christian faith and how Christians are baptised, to welcome them into the church family. Today we welcomed our teddies into our class family. We performed the baptism service and made them a baptism certificate.
Wednesday 19th May.
Today, we took our geography learning outside and we went on a walk around our local area. The sun was shining as we walked around Waterfoot looking for local features, buildings and streets. When we got back to school we made maps of our route.
21st April 2021 - Today we have been making maps. We looked at an aerial photo of the school and we discussed the features of maps. We then used the photo to help us draw a map with a key. We collected natural objects from our woodland area and made 'Messy Maps' in groups.