We have 23 wonderful and enthusiastic children in Chestnut Class. Our teaching team this year is Mrs O’Brien and Miss Browne.
In Chestnut Class we always do our best to follow our Golden Rules and Christian Values. We like to learn with our friends, we support each other and we are good listeners. We love to be ambitious, creative and have lots of fun in our exploring and learning. We learn as a whole class, in small groups and through continuous provision. This helps build the skills needed to become independent learners as we move through the academic year and prepare us for Year 2. We have lots of opportunities for collaborative and stimulating ‘hands on’ learning in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. We are always proud to share what we have learned in our class discussions and in our writing!
Discover what we are learning about this year: Yearly Curriculum Overview
Things to remember:
Children should read at home or be read to at least four times a week. Any reading should be recorded in their reading records. Book bags containing reading books and a book diary should be brought to school every day. Please continue to read to your child at home to develop vocabulary.
Children are encouraged to play Numbots at home to help them develop their early Maths skills. Numbots login details are in children’s reading records.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. A PE kit should be kept at school. All items should be labelled and suitable for indoor and outdoor lessons. A full list can be found in the uniform section on the website.
Wellies should be kept at school for outdoor exploration. Children will also need a sun hat in the warmer months.
You can get access to free online audiobooks here: Sooper Books
Some helpful sites for using at home:
Doodle Maths: https://students.doodlelearning.com/
Times Table Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
White Rose at home: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning
Top Marks Maths Games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
ICT Games: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning
HIt the button: Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)
Free E-Books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Free Audio Books for Kids: https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122358011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-0