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!
PE this term will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday and will be multi-skills. On Thursdays the session will be led by an external coach. Please could the children come in on these days in their PE kits.
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 practice phase 3 and phase 5 phonics sounds at least 3 times a week, using the sounds to make words. Practice Year 1 or 2 common exception words Spelling resources
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. Email in photos of your work 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
Our whole-school theme: The Great Architects
Our class mission question: How has our school changed?
Mission Blast Off!
We started off our new mission by thinking about what an architect does. We used inspiration from structures around the world to design our own towers. Then we used spaghetti and marshmallows to try building them. We measured our towers and shared our results with the other classes to find out who had built the tallest tower. Oak class won!
In maths this week we have been exploring addition and subtraction using multilink and 100 squares to help us calculate our answers.
We have been busy planting daffodils ready to enjoy in the spring.
We were very lucky this week as we had the opportunity to speak to a past pupil from sixty years ago. We found out some amazing information about the school. The children were very shocked to find out if they didn't eat all their dinner they missed their entire lunchtime. We spent some time looking carefully at pictures of Old Sodbury during this time period.
We have been very active today. In groups we were designing our own circuits using all the movements we learnt last week; squats, high knees, press ups, jumping, balancing and then being creative and inventing out own movements. The only equipment we could use were 5 cones.
They certainly worked hard today and expelled a lot of energy!
This week we have been looking at money. We have looked at all the different values of coins and deciding which coins we would use to but different things. Using our addition and subtraction knowledge to help us calculate the problems.
We designed and built our own prototype of a new piece of play equipment that could replace the castle in years to come. The children really enjoyed making these and using some very inventive ideas.