Chesnut Class is now taught by Mrs Giomarelli. She will also teach the Year 1's for maths, and the Year 2s are taught by either Mrs Evans or Mrs Ginty with the other Year 2s.
We also have other amazing adults in our class who help us. Mrs Eastwood and Miss Pickles are in our class most of the time and Miss White joins us in the afternoons.
Wednesday: Outdoor P.E
Friday: Indoor P.E
Don't forget to come to school in full P.E uniform on these days. Have a look at the Uniform Policy if you are unsure.
Each half term, you will receive a topic homework sheet which links with the topic in school. On it you will find lots of fun activities that your child can do. We recommended that your child completes some of their chosen activities and each completed activity is rewarded with house points. These homework grids will be sent home but are also available on our website in the 'Children' section.
Lots of our weekly homework will need to be completed online. We will support children who are unable to access this at home. Your child will have a copy of their login details in the front of their reading diary. Over the first few weeks of term, we will teach your children how to login and direct them to the correct homework for the week. If you are unsure about any of these, please pop in for a chat.
Homework will be set from Week 2 onwards.
Please support your child by helping them to bring their reading book and diary every single day. All children will have a yellow reading bookmark, which gives examples of questions you could ask whilst your child is reading. This encourages them to gain confidence with comprehension and retrieval.
Your child will also have a 'Reading Trail' in the back of their diary. Certificates and rewards are given for completed reading trails. Please have a go at the different challenges. The local libraries have lots of books which your child can borrow for free and they often hold their own reading challenges for children as well. We also have lots of lovely books in school which your child is welcome to borrow.
Every time your child reads at home they will be awarded with raffle tickets and entered into our weekly raffle prize draw!
AUTUMN TERM 2
The Moonshine Theatre Company
Outdoor Learning 10.11.22
Working in pairs, we gathered autumnal leaves to which we added a little glitter and water to create decorative globes. We loved watching the leaves and glitter swirling around.
Our next challenge required us to locate a number of stations hidden around our woodland area. Our fantastic teams then utilised their sense of smell to identify the mystery ingredients of the potions. These included rose, lavender, lemon and a Chestnut class favourite, peppermint.
Outdoor Learning 4.11.22
Today, we watched a video of fireworks in the sky. We used our senses to describe the sounds, sights and smells as they zoomed into the sky! Then we made a list of words that we used to describe them. We had to try to remember the words for our activity outside.
The best part of the afternoon was next... chocolate! We thought about the shapes of fireworks and then we got the chance to make our own sparklers with chocolate fingers dipped in syrup and sprinkles. Here we are eating them. Delicious!
Next, we went out into the forest to forage for anything that we could use to make a bonfire picture. Colourful leaves were our favourite but we also collected twigs and berries. Luckily, autumn is such a colourful season, so we had lots to choose from.
Finally, we got into groups and created our pictures. Some of us included a bonfire whilst others chose just fireworks bursting in the sky. All the words that we had remembered from the start of the lesson were added in white chalk finished our pictures off nicely. What do you think of our artwork?
What a fantastic start to the year! All the children settled into their new class with ease and have already had lots of fun.
Outdoor Learning 19.10.22
Today we rose to the challenge of collecting a variety of natural objects to match our colour cards. We found a plethora of lovely things which we then used to create wristbands. We followed this by having a wonderful time playing in the long grass before having a go at the traditional game of bobbing for apples.
Outdoor Learning 14.10.22
First we listened to the story of the 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert. Then Mrs. Eastwood talked to us about why trees shed their leaves in Autumn and we shared ideas for creating our own leaf animals or people. Outside, it was a beautiful Autumn morning and we spotted mushrooms, apples, autumn leaves and many more lovely things. We tried very hard to create our characters despite the wind which kept blowing away all the natural materials we had collected! We had lots of fun and Mrs. Eastwood was really impressed with our leaf characters.
We received a phone call last week from Spiderman who had picked up a strange-looking blue object on his satellite. Chestnut Class were on the case! We went searching for the mystery object and finally found it hidden in the undergrowth. What we found will amaze you! Have a look at the photos...