Welcome to Chestnut Class

Chestnut Class is filled with 31 creative, clever and enthusiastic children, alongside our teacher Mrs Roberts and our teaching assistant Miss Stenner. 

We are a busy class who enjoy learning inside and outside. We do lots of practical, creative work and get really ‘hands-on’, relishing the chance to investigate. In Chestnut Class we are engineers, inventors, scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians and authors to name a few! We consistently try our best and build each other up. We are not afraid to make mistakes. We help each other to reach our full potential and to enjoy our time at Trinity. We really are one big ‘Chestnut Team’. 

We will be using this page to celebrate our work, keep you updated with what is happening in the classroom and to communicate any information which might support learning at home. There will be outdoor learning, school trips, visiting theatre productions and so many other exciting activities and adventures to look forward to.   

 

Reading

Please aim to listen to your child read 4-5 times a week and record this in their reading record. You’ll be amazed at how much progress is made! Books will be changed weekly and matched to your child’s phonic level. Please re-read the book to build up fluency and understanding. Asking questions about what has been read will show you if your child has understood the story/text. 

 

Things to Remember

      • PE lessons are on a Monday and a Thursday but PE kits should be in all week. (Please remember to label all PE bags and kit to avoid it getting muddled while the children get changed).

      • Welly boots - we often use the outdoor area and wellies are used on the field during bad weather, please ensure your child has named wellies in school at all times.

      • Please bring reading books in every day, so that an adult can hear your child read, they will be allocated a specific day where their books are changed but we like to read at any opportunity.

      • Homework - From the spring term your child will be set weekly spellings, like their reading books they will be allocated a day each week to quiz on them, this will be done in a fun hands on way. If they make a marvellous mistake they will bring home the same word to practise for the next week. We will be working our way through the key words for Year 1.

Phonics Resources

Home Learning

We understand that this is an unsettling time and we hope having access to these ideas and resources listed below helps create a sense of routine to support your child’s learning. Equally we are aware that people have caring commitments and that every family will be doing their best day by day and as such, not every activity may be completed.

As a Trinity Church School teaching team, we are here to support you and your children during this unprecedented period. We will be in contact with you daily via Seesaw and have also added some links below, which have also been shared with you via Seesaw.

 

 

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators

 

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. 

Click the picture above to read the book

Easter Activities

Here you will find a grid filled with activities which you can do over Easter

 

 

Below are some great 'Staying Indoors Activities':

 

 

Chestnut Class’ Photo Gallery

Chesnut Class' Video Gallery

'Tanka Tanka Skunk' read by Mrs Roberts
Phonics at Trinity Church School