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At Waterfoot School, we think for ourselves but feel for others.

Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class

We are a wonderful class of year 1 and year 2 children. Our teacher is Miss Priestley and our teaching assistant is Miss Pickles. We are very lucky to also have Mrs Shorrock teaching us on Wednesdays. 

Our P.E days are on a Wednesday (outdoor) and Thursday and your child should come to school in their P.E kit. 


Please make sure your child brings in their reading book and diary every day and try to read a little each day. Raffle tickets are awarded each time your child reads and they can win a prize on a Friday if their ticket is drawn out. We can also win the playtime toy box if we get the most reads in Key stage 1 each week! 


Please make sure your child has a water bottle each day. Fruit is available for a snack at any point during the day but feel free to bring your own snack if you wish. We also have milk after break times or water.



Remote Education 

If your child is self-isolating at home (due to Covid symptoms or a positive Covid test result) but are well enough to continue with their schoolwork, then we will support them by providing remote learning through our online platforms and MS Teams. For detailed information on the policies and procedures we follow in such cases, please refer to our school website-key information-remote education section.


8/10/21 – Today we went on a lovely Autumn walk in the sunshine. We looked for signs and colours of Autumn. We collected lots of leaves to bring back to class and sort into different colours.

7/10/21 – National Poetry day! Today we celebrated national poetry day and wrote our very own sensory poem. Miss Priestley and Miss Pickles were blown away by all of our amazing poems.

7/10/21 – During our PE session today we looked at the season Autumn. We had to show different types of weather on an autumn day, through our movements. We had to stretch upwards in the sunshine, shiver in the chilly wind, work with a partner to grow as a tree, then spin around slowly, like the leaves falling.

07/10/21 - RE - We have been using 'Talk For Writing' to retell the Christian story of creation.

We like to practice our phonics and reading skills in many different ways. Here we are reading ‘ee’ words on our morning snack.

21.09.21 - We had a delivery of some wonderful boxes from the local museum. We found lots of amazing toys! There was some toy soldier skittles, a very old clay doll, some old metal hoops and lots more. It was lots of fun playing and learning all about toys from the past.

Reuse, Renew and Recycle! This week we have been learning all about recycling and why it is important for our environment. We went on a walk to look at the school bins. Some children suggested that we look for litter on the school grounds and put it in the right bin. We have also made some lovely posters to remind people to keep recycling.

We have been very busy in our provision areas this week. Here are some pictures of us doing fantastic work…

Friday 10th September – We are going to look at ‘Toys from the Past’ for our history topic this term. Today we brought in toys from home. We really enjoyed showing and playing with our toys.

We have really enjoyed our morning yoga to help us feel calm and ready for the day ahead. Here we are in some of the tricky poses. Vinny is our yoga superstar this week, well done Vinny!

Tuesday 7th September – Today we had a strange email with school CCTV footage. The footage showed that we had an alien spaceship come and visit school over the weekend. We decided to go for a walk to see if we could spot anything suspicious. We found lots of clues and discovered that the spaceship had left us a new book ‘Toys in Space’.

Friday 3rd September – Today we read the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. We discussed stopping saying ‘I can’t do...’ and changing it to ‘I can’t... YET’. We really want to focus on growth mindset and knowing that we can achieve anything if we put our minds to it. We made some lovely giraffes to put on display to remind us to think positively.

Thursday 2nd September – We had a lovely morning collaging chestnut leaves to put on display in the class window. It was nice to be creative whilst having a chat and getting to know each other.

Here is our wonderful class on our first day back to school. We had a lovely day getting to know our teachers and each other. We are looking forward to seeing what this school year brings.