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 Olley
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.