Chestnut Class 2018/19

Class teachers:
Miss Abbott is the year 1/2 class teacher in the afternoon and teaches the year 2 children in the mornings.
Mrs Rice teaches the year 1 children in the morning.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Charles and Mrs Davey
Welcome back to Chestnut class for Spring term 2, we hope you've had a good half term holiday and enjoyed the beautiful weather. 
Chestnut class are fortunate to be going to the gym centre for gymnastics on a Tuesday lunchtime so the class timetable has changed. PE will now be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, please ensure your child(ren) have their PE kits in school. They will need to bring a packed lunch every Tuesday. 
Our topic has now changed to 'Travelling through time- The Coast'. We will be looking at beach holidays now and in the past as well as comparing Ellwood to the beach and beaches in the UK and Australia. 
Chestnut class will continue to learn about the Great Fire of London up until the Spring Term and will be doing ICT and Art based projects. 
PE will now be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. As the weather turns colder please ensure your children have jogging bottoms as PE will still be taught outside if the weather is suitable. 
Welcome to the new year in Chestnut Class. This term’s topic is Fire! Fire! and the children will be learning all about London and the Great Fire of London. 
P.E. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons so please ensure P.E. kits are in school. Link folders and reading books should be in school everyday as we will take every available opportunity to listen to your children read.
Please could you make sure that all uniform is labelled so that we can return mislaid items to the right home.
On Thursday 6th September, Chestnut Class enjoyed a Great Fire of London day together with the children from Beech Class.
The children travelled back in time to 1666 London to learn what life was like before and after the Great Fire. They had the opportunity to try some traditional crafts, such as candle making with the chandler, leatherwork, sewing, weaving, making medicines at the apothecary, making ink and writing with quills. 
In the afternoon, the children were set a challenge in small groups to try and work out who owned artefacts that they unearthed during an archaelogical dig using the artefacts they found, a bag of buried belongings and deeds and letters. 
The day wouldn’t have been possible without ‘Mistress Sue’ from History off the page, all of our adult helpers and the friends who very generously paid for the day.