2 Chestnut Category

KS1 Trip to St Mary’s Church

Today the children in KS1 went on a trip to St Mary’s Church in the Old Town.  We enjoyed looking inside the church to see what we could find and the children enjoyed asking Reverend John and Reverend Austin lots of interesting questions.  In the afternoon we had a great time in Gadebridge Park eating […]

Titanic Writing

The children have enjoyed learning about the Titanic as part of their topic lessons. They have tried hard to write an account of what it must have been like aboard the famous ship and the terrible events that followed. Using the knowledge they have gained has helped to really bring their stories to life!

Easter Poem Performed

In small groups, the children gathered words linked to the Easter and Spring theme. Then, they paired these words with ones that made the same rhyming sound. As a class, these ideas were then put together and made into a rhyming couplet poem with several verses. Finally, actions were added to help the children perform […]

Easter Work

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In 2Chestnut, we have been making lots of fun things for Easter. We made Easter bunny cards and individual Easter bonnets, which we showed to the rest of the school in our Easter assembly. Happy Easter!

Playing with rhyming poems

This term, we have been looking at poems. The children have identified different rhyming words in a couplet poem (a two-lined poem) and then thought of their own alternative rhyming words.  Altering the couplet poem slightly, the children have then redrafted the poem using their own rhyming words with a lot of success!

Key Stage 1 Christmas Craft Afternoon

Yesterday we thoroughly enjoyed getting in the Christmas spirit during our Key Stage 1 Christmas Craft afternoon.  We had fun making snowmen, sparkly Christmas stockings, Christmas trees, decorating biscuits, making Christingles and much, much more!  Thank you to everyone who came along.  We hope the children and all our visitors enjoyed the afternoon.  

KS1 Open Afternoon

We had a lovely end to our day today (23rd November) with parents joining us to look at the children’s work and displays.  The children thoroughly enjoyed showing their work and explaining what we do in class.  We hope everyone who came enjoyed the afternoon.  You are all welcome in the new year when we organise this […]

Diva lamps

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In our R.E. lessons, we have been learning about the importance of light in different religions. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and how they found their way back home using diva lamps. We linked this to how Hindus celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, today. The children each made a diva lamp […]

Creativity week – Take One Picture

For Creativity week the children have all made a class project around the picture ‘A Roman Triumph’ which is in the National Gallery. The children all worked extremely hard and each class produced something different based on what they saw and liked about the picture. We could not be prouder of all they have achieved. […]

Materials and their properties

In Chestnut class, we have been looking at different materials and thinking of different ways of describing them using the materials’ properties. The children have enjoyed working with a learning partner doing a ‘material hunt’ in the classroom to consolidate their scientific knowledge. They have also been discussing what questions could be raised about these materials and their properties.  As a result, […]