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This week in DT we have been exploring a range of construction materials to see how bridges are designed.

Our brilliant certificate winners this week. Well done.

We have a new amazing area in our classroom called Writing Island. Children have been using it to make super sentences before writing them in their books. It’s been lots of fun.

In geography we have been learning about compass directions. The children took compasses into the playground and investigated where each of the compass directions (North, East, South and West) are.

Another fun activity we did for National Numeracy Day was making the numbers 1 to 10 with our bodies. Some were a bit tricky but I think they did very well. 

For National Numeracy Day we had lots of fun doing some dances and drawing pictures of the jobs we would like or the hobbies we do and how they involve numeracy. 

Our amazing certificate winners

Today we had lots of fun celebrating the upcoming coronation of King Charles III. The children enjoyed dressing up and crafting lots of items like bookmarks, collages, coronation plates and coin designs. In the afternoon we got to enjoy jam, sandwiches, cucumber and scones. What an amazing day!

Well done to the certificate winners this week

Today we had an exciting visit from Charlie Conlon who told us all about all the dangers on construction sites.

Well done to our wonderful certificate winners this week.

In maths we have started our new topic on multiplication and division. We have done lots of counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

In science we are learning about animals including humans. We have learnt about what they need to survive and the different life cycles.

Our fantastic certificate winners

We have been learning about measuring mass using balancing scales and comparing objects using the terms heavier, lighter or the same mass. We’ve had lots of fun picking different items to put on the balancing scales.

Well done to the children who got certificates this week

We had lots of fun visiting some recently hatched ducklings. They had been hatched in reception class and seeing them waddle about made us all smile.

This week we had an exciting visit from Miss Maynard and Pippa. We learnt all about caring for pets and the things that animals need. This links to our work in science this term which is all about animals including humans.

We had a brilliant time on World Book Day with some grown ups coming in to read with us. Everyone looked amazing in their outfits,

We have been talking about our favourite books and authors. What’s yours?

We are on our way to filling our pom-pom jar. When we get to 100 we get to come in our pyjamas.

We now have an investigation station in class to help develop our scientific skills.

In maths we are exploring measurement. In class children have been using maths links to measure the length and height of different items.

Our fantastic certificate winners this week. Well done.

Knowledge Organiser Spring 2

This knowledge organiser will give you information on what your child will be learning in their next History based block of learning which is titled: "How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?"

You can also see the books they will be reading linked to this and may want to read these with your child at home.

Spring 2 Homework Grid

Below is the Homework Grid for Spring 2 for your child. 

All the instructions and expectations are on the grid.

I can't wait to see what everyone does :)

Well done to our fantastic certificate winners

Our amazing certificate winners

In geography we are learning about the different continents. We have been comparing the continent of Antarctica with our town of New Moston using a venn diagram.

In science we are learning about the features of the different seasons.

In maths we are learning about place value (within 20). In this lesson we are using concrete resources to build stem sentences about which is greater, less than or equal to.

Our amazing certificate winners. Well done.

This half term in science we have been learning about plants, their life cycle and what they need to be healthy and grow,

In English this half term we have been learning about the features of instructions and letters. We wrote instructions about how to plant a bulb and a letter to Santa.

In topic this term we have been learning all about old and new toys. Which do you prefer?


Congratulations to our wonderful certificate winners

Massive well done to our fantastic certificate winners

Lest we forget

Our topic work for this term on the Great Fire of London.

This weeks brilliant certificate winners. Well done.

Our amazing certificate winners

This week in maths we are starting our addition and subtraction topic. Today we looked at parts and whole using concrete resources.

Our maths and writing superstars. Well done.

We have been learning about place value in maths. We have been matching resources with numerals to deepen learning. We have also been looking at which is greater than, less than or equal to another group.

Well done to our certificate winners this week

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Archive 2021-2022

Disco fever!

This week we had a school disco and danced our hearts out. The children enjoyed dancing the night away and showing off their best dance moves.

Carnival day!

This week we celebrated with ice-cream, popcorn, tattoos and endless amounts of entertainment. The children enjoyed bouncing on the inflatables and laughing along with the entertainer who came to visit.


I hope you all enjoyed celebrating everything that you have achieved this year.

Sports Day!

Here are some photos of the children enjoying sports day!


It was lovely too see everyone getting involved and cheering each other on. Thank you to everyone who came along and we hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

World Maths Day 23/3/22


Today is World Maths Day. 

Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child. 

We hope you enjoy doing some of them.

Hi Chestnut Class, 


Here is your homework grid for Spring 1! smiley 

2D Shape Digging


In Chestnut class, we have been learning about 2d shapes. We have been naming them and describing their properties. Today, we did a shape dig where we looked at large shapes, described and named them, then found as many matching shapes as we could in 30 seconds! 

What shape names can you remember?

How many sides/vertices does it have?

Are the sides curved or straight?

2D shape digging!

Florence Nightingale

We have begun to learn all about Florence Nightingale. We passed around lots of medical items and a nurse outfit to allow the children to deduce more about who Florence Nightingale was. We had lots of fun using the equipment.

Everyday heroes

We have been learning all about everyday heroes; people who work in jobs that help others. We had some heroes come in and speak to us. We held a Q and A session with Vicky (a paralympian with her guide dog), Craig (a police officer) and John (a local PCSO). We generated thoughtful questions and learned a lot about their jobs.

Google Classroom


We are now putting homework on Google Classroom for the children to complete. 

There would also be learning put onto Google Classroom if the school had to shut due to unforeseen circumstances.

There has been an invitation sent for them to accept and join the classroom. 

Every child has their e mail address and password which they will need to access the classroom in their reading record book. 

I am also attaching a guide to using Google Classroom which will hopefully help you if you are new to this!

If you need any support with this, please contact your child's teacher or me (Mrs Waddell) and one of us can go through this with you. 

There are also useful Read, Write, Inc videos for the children to watch to support their learning in school. 


Remember: we are here to help! 

Mrs Waddell

A helpful guide to Google Classroom!

Biscuit decorating!

Today in Chestnut class, we decorated biscuits using our superhero designs. We incorporated a variety of colours and followed our designs carefully.