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Battle of Hastings

KS1 took part in a workshop about the Battle of Hastings. We played Anglo Saxon games and learnt different battle strategies.  

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.

The Colour Purple

Chestnut thought about the colour purple for their latest poetry work. They read the poem ‘Purple is…’ which is a free verse poem and they then composed their own as a class.  

Moving Pictures

For their DT topic Chestnut learnt about simple machines and made their own moving pictures. They identified different types of lever and slider and made their own. As our topic is space they designed and made a planet with moving characters using a lever mechanism made from split pins and card.

When the Dinosaur Came to Stay

During their poetry lessons Chestnut have been working on dinosaur poems. They read ‘When the Dinosaur Came to Stay’. They wrote their own poems using different types of sentences such as, questions, commands, statements and exclamations.  

Fairy Tales

Chestnut were reading Rapunzel and learning about Fairy Tales. They wrote their own recipes for writing a fairy tale! They used imperative verbs to write command sentences like ‘stir’, ‘mix’ and ‘pour’.


Who lives in our Pond?  Today in Chestnut the children pond dipped.  We found some very interesting creatures. Did you know? Smooth newts eat insects, caterpillars, worms and slugs while on land, and crustaceans, molluscs and tadpoles when in the water. They are most active during the night. Did you know? Dragonflies lay their eggs […]

Why do leaves change colour in Autumn?

  We have been learning about our trees, which ones we can identify and what happens to them in the Autumn.  The leaves have started to change colours and the leaves will soon fall off the trees.  As Autumn begins, the days get shorter and shorter. With fewer daylight hours, leaves are not able to make as […]