Chestnut 2021-2022

Thursday 13th January 
This week we have been exploring materials to make a base for our windmills.
Wednesday 5th January 
Today we had a basket with a letter from Handa (Handa's surprise)! The letter asked the children to taste the fruit in the basket and plan a healthy meal for Handa! 
We tasted:
Avocado  (the children were not too keen on this!)
West Midland Safari Park!
Friday 10th December
Christmas Jumper Day!
Thursday 9th December
Well done to all the children for performing such a fantastic Nativity. We have a great day!
Wednesday 8th December
This week we have been looking at instructions. The children have looked at what is needed when writing instructions. We then made mince pies to help us with our instruction writing on Friday!
Thursday 25th November
As part of our RE topic 'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?' we vised the Methodist Church in Coalway where Reverend Michelle introduced the topic and showed the children an Advent wreath and discussed the Nativity story and the roles of the different characters. 
22.11.21 - 26.11.21
This week the children have been learning how to represent numbers using tens and ones and identifying how many tens and ones are in a given number.
Design and Technology 
The children have been looking at what houses were made from in 1666 and comparing this to modern houses. The children have started to make their own house which we will then put the houses together to recreate a London street in 1666. 
In English this week the children have started to change the story of the Magic Porridge pot. They have created their new character and planned a new setting for their story. The children have chosen between having the jungle or the beach as their new setting. To help with their planning they listened to sounds of the jungle/beach and looked at pictures to help describe the setting.
Wednesday 24th November
The children have been learning about how the Great Fire of London started and discussed how bakery's have changed over the years. We then made small rolls of bread!
Tuesday 23rd November
As part of our PSHE 'Act of Kindness' topic the children helped pack shoe boxes for the Rotary Charity.
Thank you for all the donations.
Monday 22nd November
In Geography this week the children have been learning about physical and human features of their local area. We walked around the school grounds to take pictures of physical and human features we could see. The children will then make maps of our walk next week.
Shape week!
This week the children worked hard to recognise 3D and 2D shapes. We created patterns and sorted the shapes in many different ways.
Wednesday 3rd November
Today the children worked in partners to design the character 'Poppy' from the Magic Porridge Pot story.
Tuesday 2nd November
Today we made a class story map to help us retell the story and made up actions.
Please practice retelling the story at home with your child (paper copy of the story was sent home Tuesday)
Monday 1st November
Today we had a magic porridge pot arrive in the classroom. We discussed what magic powers the porridge pot could have and what would happen if we touched it or tasted it.
The children then wanted to find out what the porridge felt like... so we had to have a feel!
Our Fire Engines!
Year 1 received a letter from the Wolf and basket of food for our tea party!
Autumn wreaths 
Harvest Festival 
Cake sale! 
We enjoyed the cake sale on Thursday 21st October
Thursday 30th September
Cotswold Wildlife Park 
Year 1 had a fantastic time at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
We saw our favourite animals, ate ice cream and went on a train ride!
Choosing our Library books!
Please return your book on Thursday
Visit from Gloucestershire Fire Service 
Monday 11th October
Friday 1st October
Testing our houses in science!
First day in Year 1!
On Monday the children had an online lesson with Elizabeth who works for the National Archives! Elizabeth showed the children maps of London, we found St. Pauls Cathedral, Pudding Lane, London Bridge and the River Thames on a map. The children we able to talk about why the fire spread quickly using their knowledge of materials.
Week commencing 6th September 2021