When I arrived back after the summer holidays, it was great to see where Chestnut class had been during their break by reading their postcards.
To start the academic year, Chestnut class will be reading Phillip Pullman's The Firework makers Daughter. The children will be exploring their understanding of the book using a variety of writing genres and drama techniques.
Chestnut have already used their French knowledge by writing greetings and explaining where they live.
Year 5 enjoying a Growth Mindset lesson with Mike Mullens from the BMX Accademy
Autumn Half Term 2 - Chestnut class had the opportunity of showcasing all of their hard work so far this year with their Class assembly. The class used the format of 'Who wants to be a millionaire'. The class showed the school what a fantastic group of young people they really are - well done everyone!
This half term saw the introduction of our class 'BOOK BINGO'. The children have been encouraged to win a range of prizes by completing the reading challenge. All of the books listed are age appropriate and allows the children to widen their experience of different authors. Good luck everyone!
A number of children from Chestnut class took part in the school inter-house curling competition after school. It was a brilliant first experience of playing the sport for some. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time. It was the members of the blue team that eventually won!
The whole of Key Stage 2 went to London to visit the British Muesum. The purpose of the trip was to enhance their knowledge of the Egyptians. The children got to experience the artefacts in the flesh! They were also lucky to experience a workshop all about mummification which was very informative.
Year 3 and 4 students from Chestnut class represented the school in the Stanway and Tiptree football competition. The school was really proud of how the boys played. The boys managed to finish 2nd in their group. A great achievement - Well done!
In Chestnut class this half term, we have been using a number of drama techniques to help the children understand our class book 'The Firework-Makers Daughter'. The children have used hot-seating, conscience alley and play scripts to allow them to further their learning.
The children have continued to broaden their knowledge of our key concepts; wealth, influence and power. They have exposed to using different genres of writing; diary entries,informal letters, story writing, play scripts and sets of instructions.