Old Sodbury Church Of England Primary

"Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16

Welcome to Chestnut's class page. Here, you can find out what we've been up to and what's coming up. We are very excited about the year ahead and we hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful work! 

Useful information



PE this term will be on a Monday and Thursday and it will be rugby. On Thursdays the session will be led by an external. Please could the children come in on these days in their PE kits on these days. 


Home learning

Reading: Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week. You can find ideas for comprehension questions to ask at home in the Reading resources section of the website. 

We will continue to change reading books on Fridays. 

Phonics/spelling: Please practise phase 3 and phase 5 phonics sounds at least 3 times a week, using the sounds to make words. Practise Year 1 or 2 common exception words Spelling resources

A weekly spelling assignment will be uploaded onto https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

TTRS (Numbots): Using Numbots (Year 1/Year 2) and/or Timestable Rockstars (Year 2 only) at least 3 times a week. See Times table Rockstars Support 

Mission: Choose one or more of the extra mission activities to do at home. Send in photos of your work onto Class Dojo that you would like to share with the class. 


Items to bring in daily:

Water bottles, lunch boxes and appropriate outdoor clothing

Items to leave in school:

Wellies, painting shirt and waterproof clothing.

Term 1

Our mission question: Where are we in the UK?

 Chestnut mission overview.pdfDownload
 Mission jigsaw Y12.pdfDownload
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What are the 5 senses?

First week back we have had such a great time exploring our 5 senses. Our favourite part of the week was the taste test. We tried cheese, crisps, mushroom, sweetcorn, dark chocolate, dates and lemon. We had to decided whether we though the taste was sweet, salty, umami, sour or bitter. 


Where are we in the UK?

We had great fun exploring the globes and atlases to find the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. We also learnt 2 fantastic new songs to help us remember them. 

7 continents 


5 oceans 




We have been creating artwork inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He uses the natural world to create amazing sculptures


In continuous provision Year 1s have been exploring numbers 1-10 using lots of different maths manipulatives including playdough, counting sticks, numicon and lots more!