Coming up in Term 4

Term 3 Update

Term 3 has been another busy one for Chestnut Class.  The children have continued to work hard. The children continue to demonstrate our FOREST Values in different ways and have enjoyed their time learning new skills in the forest.

In English lessons this term, we have read the story The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the story and enjoyed writing about the continued adventures of Itty Bitty.

In Maths, we have been working on addition and subtraction, learning about mixed addition and subtraction calculations, comparing number sentences and missing number problems.  We have also learnt about shape, exploring 2D and 3D shapes.  We have named various 2D shapes and counted the sides and vertices.  We have learnt about lines of symmetry and identified shapes which have a line of symmetry.  When learning about 3D shapes, we have named various shapes, counted the faces, edges and vertices.

In Science, we have continued learning about materials.  We have learnt about natural and man-made and identified products which are natural and man-made.  We have learnt about wood products, glass, plastic and metal and compared these.

History has been so interesting this term, we have been learning about the Victorians.  We have identified similarities and differences between Victorian and modern Radstock.  We described what it might be like to work as a coal miner at Ludlow’s Colliery.  We learnt about significant individuals of the Victoria era – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, and the roles they played.  Lastly, we learnt about the importance of Humphry Davy’s invention of the safety lamp and why this was important in the Victorian era.

This term has been very busy rehearsing for the Dance Umbrella Festival which will be taking place next term.  We have made up and rehearsed our dance which is slowly taking shape.

I wish you all a fun and relaxing half term.

Mrs Day

 

Term 3 Highlights

Coming up in Term 3

Term 2 Update

Chestnut Class have had a busy and productive term and have worked very hard.  We continue to demonstrate our FOREST Values in different ways and have enjoyed our time learning about fire safety, making crafts and dens and climbing trees.

In English lessons this term, we have written a diary entry based on the Great Fire of London.  We also wrote a postcard based on the book ‘Meerkat Christmas’ and wrote a letter to Father Christmas.

In Maths, we have been working on addition and subtraction, securing fact families to 20, learning how to add and subtract 1’s, 10’s, adding three 1- digit numbers.  We have also learnt how to subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number.

In Science, we have continued learning about growth and survival, deepening our knowledge of animals and their habitats as well as further work on healthy diets and keeping ourselves healthy.

To link with our Science learning, we went on an exciting trip to Chew Valley Animal Park where we interacted with fancy mice, a rat, rabbits and guinea pigs.  We were all so brave holding the different animals.  We then walked around the park learning about different animals and how they have adapted to their habitats.

Geography has been so interesting this term, we have been learning about our amazing planet.  We have located and named the seven continents and five oceans.  We have also located the hemispheres and the equator as well as identify human and physical features.

This term has been very busy rehearsing for our fabulous Nativity performance of ‘Ralph The Reindeer’.  We all learnt our words and performed so well.

I wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I look forward to all the fun learning we have lined up in term 3.

 

Mrs Day

 

Term 2 Highlights

Coming up in Term 2

Coming up in Term 2

Term 1 Update

This has been a fantastic term for Chestnut Class. We have demonstrated our FOREST Values in different ways and have enjoyed being on our learning journey.

In English lessons this term, we have had great fun reading Little Red Reading Hood and planned and publishing our own alternate endings. Why not ask us about our story?

During Maths, we have consolidated our understanding of place value. We have been working on recognising tens and ones and using a place value chart.  We have partitioned numbers and investigated different ways to partition numbers. We have also compared numbers and objects and have identified where numbers are placed on a number line.  Lastly, we counted in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s.

Science this term has been fascinating! We have learnt all about growth and survival. We’ve learnt about what babies different animals have and the different ways animals have babies.  We explored how humans grow as they get older and what animals and humans need to survive, including how animals are adapted to suit their environment.  We investigated healthy diets and how to keep ourselves healthy.

History has been so interesting this term, we have been learning about The Great Fire of London.  We explored when the fire began and how it started, what caused it to spread like it did and how the fire was eventually put out.  We read extracts from Samual Pepy’s diary.

Note from Mrs Day: Well done Chestnut Class for all your hard work this term, I am very proud of you all. Have a restful half term and I will see you in Term 2.

Term 1 Highlights

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?

Reminders

Wednesday afternoons- Forest School

 Children will need to come to school wearing a long top and full- length trousers. Children will need waterproofs and wellies.

Thursday mornings - P.E

Children will need to come to school wearing their Longvernal P.E. kit.

Library trip

Chestnut Class will be visiting the library in October.  The date is to be confirmed.

Trip to Chew Valley Animal Park

This trip is on Thursday 19th October 

More information about trips will follow in due course. 

If ever you need to email me, please do so at cday@longvernalschool.com 

Parent Expectation Letter - September 2023

Coming up in Term 1

Coming up in Term 1

Term 3 Update

Term 3 has been another busy one for Chestnut Class.  The children have continued to work hard. The children continue to demonstrate our FOREST Values in different ways and have enjoyed their time learning new skills in the forest.

 

In English lessons this term, we have read the story The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the story and enjoyed writing about the continued adventures of Itty Bitty.

 

In Maths, we have been working on addition and subtraction, learning about mixed addition and subtraction calculations, comparing number sentences and missing number problems.  We have also learnt about shape, exploring 2D and 3D shapes.  We have named various 2D shapes and counted the sides and vertices.  We have learnt about lines of symmetry and identified shapes which have a line of symmetry.  When learning about 3D shapes, we have named various shapes, counted the faces, edges and vertices.

 

In Science, we have continued learning about materials.  We have learnt about natural and man-made and identified products which are natural and man-made.  We have learnt about wood products, glass, plastic and metal and compared these.

 

 

History has been so interesting this term, we have been learning about the Victorians.  We have identified similarities and differences between Victorian and modern Radstock.  We described what it might be like to work as a coal miner at Ludlow’s Colliery.  We learnt about significant individuals of the Victoria era – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, and the roles they played.  Lastly, we learnt about the importance of Humphry Davy’s invention of the safety lamp and why this was important in the Victorian era.

 

This term has been very busy rehearsing for the Dance Umbrella Festival which will be taking place next term.  We have made up and rehearsed our dance which is slowly taking shape.

 

I wish you all a fun and relaxing half term.

 

Mrs Day