Chestnut Class 2019/20

Welcome to Chestnut!
Class Teachers:
Miss Hek - teaching year 1 in the morning and years 1 and 2 in the afternoon.
Miss Abbott - teaching year 2 in the morning and will be teaching year 1 and 2 Art on Monday afternoons.
Classroom Assistants:
Mrs Charles and Mrs Rees.
Our topic for Autumn 1 and 2 will focus on 'Castles, Rivers and Settlements'.
What we have been up to this week!
English - We have been reading “I want my hat back” and practised asking each other questions and predicting what will happen next in the story. For no pens day we made a rap! 
Maths- We have been focusing on 3D shapes and describing their properties.
Important messages!
Chestnut will be having PE lessons every Wednesday afternoon.
Please ensure that all uniform is labelled, so we can return mislaid items to the right child.
Please ensure your child(ren) have their link folders in school everyday as they will be checked everyday.
Children are expected to read at least 4 times every week and are entered into the reading raffle during Celebration assembly on Thursdays. Remember that your child can also read their own books at home as this will count towards the 4 reads!
Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday if your child has read at least twice.
Year 1 will start to receive homework week commencing the 16th September. 
The children will receive Phonics homework every Monday  and will be marked every Friday.
Maths homework will be sent home every Thursday and will be marked every Wednesday.
Along with their Phonics homework children will receive a set of spellings to learn and will be checked every Friday. Words will be taken from the 'common exception' list which children in Year 1 are expected to know how to spell.
Please let me know if you have any concerns about your child competing their homework on time!