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 Thursday and a Friday and will be netball. On Thursdays the session will be led by Zoe Vale. Please could the children come in on these days in their PE kits.


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 and/or Timestable Rockstars 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 and pencil case

Term 1

Our mission question: What lives where?

 Mission jigsaw Y12.pdfDownload
 Mission overview- What lives where.pdfDownload
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 Year 1 Spelling overview Term 1.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Spelling overview Term 1.docx.pdfDownload
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Mission Launch

We have been busy finding out about lots of different animals and classifying them into groups (mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds). We went bug hunting and looking for different micro-habitats in our forest. We found that bugs and mini-beasts like to be in dark and damp places which are usually hidden under logs and under bushes. This was a great start to this term mission 'What lives where?'



This week we were exploring number bonds to 10 and 20 using Numicon and tens frames to help us. We were trying to find all the different pairs to make 10 and Year 2s challenged themselves to use the number bonds to help them work out the number bonds to 20. We worked very hard and enjoyed writing our answers onto the playground in chalk. 


This term we have been learning all about colour and how we can mix the 3 primary colours to make secondary colours. We created different shades by adding more paint of one primary colour. We have explored how artists use warm and cool colours in their work to create different moods and affects in heir paintings. We have also practised brush control and how to hold our brush in different ways to create different lines. Here is so of our work from the past 3 weeks. 

Forest school 

We spent a very muddy and wet afternoon in our garden. We were busy wedding and preparing our raised flower beds ready to plant some winter plants. We made 2 wonderful hedgehog houses for any local hedgehogs to use over the inter months. We though very carefully about the size and what leaves would give them a nice comfy bed. We also did some pond dipping. We also got very dirty when we harvested our school potatoes which were planted last year. Wow! We have been very busy today. 

Wild Place Project trip

We visited Wild Place Project where we were able to see lots of animals in amazing habitats. We had a fantastic time and we all thoroughly enjoyed exploring this wonderful park. We couldn't believe we had the chance to see the new young lynxes which were only born in May this year.