2 Chestnut Category

Reversible and irreversible changes

This morning in forest school Over the forest school fire, melted chocolate, ice sculptures and made popcorn.  Which of our changes were reversible and which ones were irreversible?  Can I melt chocolate reverse the change?   Then we used autumn leaves and seeds to make some outdoor art.

Where teachers keep their pets

Chestnut have been writing poems based on Paul Cookson’s poem ‘Where teachers keep their pets’. The children learnt about rhyming and thought of words to rhyme with the pet they had chosen.  They published their own work.

Michael Bond

Chestnut learnt all about the author Michael Bond who wrote the Paddington stories. We read lots of the stories and also learnt about London including different landmarks that feature in the stories. To finish our unit we imagined we were writing a letter to our Aunt Lucy in Darkest Peru and told her all about […]

The Great Fire of London

Chestnut have been learning all about London. They were really interested in The Great Fire of London and have learnt so much about it! The children made houses at home and we reinacted the Great Fire during our forest school session. We put the houses close together and watched how the fire spread.

Non-Fiction texts

We looked at different non-fiction texts to learn about owls. We learnt about the features of a non-fiction text and found them in different books. Then we wrote our own information poster about barn owls. During our work on portraits we learnt about the artist Picasso. We looked at the painting ‘Woman in a hat […]

“Take One” Art

This year’s picture is “Woman in a Hat and A fur Coat” by Pablo Picasso.  Each class uses a picture for inspiration for their art work.  Some of our classes created with own art work inspired by the Pablo Picasso artwork and others used his cubism style of art to inspire their own paintings. Cubism […]

KS1 Battle of Hastings workshop

We had a fantastic day, re enacting the Battle of Hastings, playing Anglo Saxon games and devising our battle strategy!

Tree Identification

This week in Forest School we are learning to identify the different trees on our school grounds.  We used the different shapes of the leaves to identify the Oak , Sycamore, Lime and Ash tree on the KS1 playground.  This is the Sycamore leaf which has five fingers.

Getting to know you

In Chestnut Class we have been getting to know each other as part of the new school year. We have lots of Harry Potter fans in our class so we had a wizarding theme. We told the class all about ourselves and also thought about what our patronus and boggert would be.