Chestnut Class 2023-2024

Our act of kindness- Year 1 and Reception children worked together to pack shoeboxes for the Rotary Shoebox Charity.
We have been very busy in Geography this term, we have been learning about our local area. We have learnt the school's address and walked to our local post box and met with the post man who explained to us how he uses the addresses on the letters when delivering his letters. He also explain the process of what happens to our letters once they have been collected from the post box.
The children made maps our of lego and Year 2 children used digimaps to look at OS maps and labelled key features.
We then visited Coleford and used maps to identify key features. After our walk around town we finished our trip at the library where we enjoyed listening and reading stories. 

In maths this term, will be learning how to sort objects in different ways, counting and represent objects. We will read, write and spell numbers as words. The children will identify 1 more and 1 less using number lines. In our addition and subtraction unit we will learn how to write addition and subtraction number sentences. We will secure our knowledge of number bonds to 10.

This term in computing, Year 1 children will learn what the internet is, how to use it safely and know what to do when someone says something unkind online. We will create our own ’Online Safety top tips poster’ for keeping safe online.

Year 2 children will learn how information put online can last a long time and will find out about who to talk to if something has been put online without consent or if it is incorrect.

This term we will identify and name common types of materials including wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, rock and some liquids.

We will label, collect and group together objects made from the same material. The children will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will say why some materials are unsuitable for some objects.

Working scientifically, children will investigate which materials are good to wrap and protect an egg being dropped from a height.

This term, the children will explore the fundamental skills of balancing, running, changing direction, jumping, hopping and skipping. They will explore these skills in isolation as well as in combination. Children will be given opportunities to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Children will work collaboratively with others, taking turns and sharing ideas.

This unit links to the following strands of the NC: master basic movements including running, jumping and throwing. Develop balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Library Time
On Monday we have our library time!
The children enjoy taking their library books home.