Coming up in Chestnut Class Term 2

Term 1 Update

What a brilliant first term Chestnut Class has had. We’ve squeezed in so much learning!

In English, we’ve been learning lots of new SPaG, including adjectives and punctuating sentences; why not try asking us about some of the new rules we have learnt during those lessons? In writing lessons, we have created a narrative based on the book ‘Little Red Reading Hood’-taking our main character on different adventures. In Phonics, we have finished our Set 3 sounds and next term will be starting the RWI Spelling Zone.

During Maths lessons, we have been securing our understanding of numbers to 100. We have been comparing numbers using the <,> and = signs, counting in steps of 2,5,10 and 3 and representing numbers in different ways. We are now moving on to addition and subtraction of numbers to 30.

We have really enjoyed learning about The Great Fire of London in History. Why not ask us some of the facts we know about it? We have learnt about the chronology of the events around the fire. Also, how we know about the fire looking at different sources of evidence including Samuel Pepys’ diary. We have also considered the legacy of the fire and how it impacted London. During Forest School lessons this term, we have enjoyed making fires, whittling, learning about seasonal changes and creating woodland art . Bring part of the autumnal season, we had a week appreciating the harvest, so in Forest School we made bread and butter. We learnt about the process of how bread is made, from ploughing the fields, sowing seeds, grinding wheat grain into flour and making bread. We now appreciate that something as simple as bread has a huge process behind it. We’ve also created some beautiful harvest art.

On the last day of term we enjoyed a fantastic day at Chew Valley Animal Park. We learnt about animal adaptations and also spent time feeding goats and deer and holding small animals. 

We cannot believe Term 1 is almost coming to an end, it has been very exciting and we are all looking forward to Term 2.

Welcome to Chestnut Class

Chestnut Class have had a settled and productive start to the year. We are becoming familiar with the class routines and rules and everyone is working hard to respect them. Chestnut Class has been enjoying many of our subjects- including learning about chronological order, evidence and legacy in History when learning about the Great Fire of London. Why not ask us a little bit more about what we have been learning?

Information to note

Tuesday afternoons- Forest School. Children will need to come in wearing a long top and fully coverage trousers. For colder/wetter weather children will need waterproofs and wellies.

Friday afternoons- P.E. Children to come in wearing their Longvernal P.E. kit.

Library trip- Chestnut Class will be visiting the library during the morning of October 12th.

Trip to Chew Valley Animal Park- This trip is on Thursday 20th October 


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