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Summer Term in Chestnut Class

In Chestnut class we continued all our work on the Easter week by producing stain glass window in RE.

Mrs Welsh helped Chestnut class to interpret the new character from our class read through 'Hot seating'. The class prepared questions to ask the character. Mrs Welsh played the character from the book and responded to their questions to further their understanding.

In PE, Chestnut class have been testing out the new PE equipment ready for the new format of Sports Day.

The summer term started with a new class book. We have been reading There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. So far, we have studied the character through hot-seating, freeze frame and diary entries. We have found learning about the different vocabulary used in America very interesting. .

In Art, we have been studying the artist Henri Matisse. We have collaborated his artwork with our Roman topic with the children have producing art of famous landmarks in Rome. The artwork will be showcase at Holy Trinity's very own Art Gallery.

SPRING TERM - This new class reading book for Chestnut Class is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. The book is set in London during the 1860's. The main character faces a constant battle to survive.

The topic for this term is Epic Earthquakes and Violent Volcanoes. We have been drawing, making and researching volcanoes (Ring of Fire).

It was 'Safer Online Day' on Tuesday and Chestnut class discusses ways 'Stay safe online'. They designed their own handout/poster to convey their message.

Here is the classroom display of our diary entries. The class were asked to write a diary entry from the perspective of the main character in the book 'Tommo'. The children wrote about his first day at school.

As part of National Mental Health Week, Mr Bolton delivered a yoga session to Chestnut Class during their P.E lesson.

This half term Captain Morgan paid a visit to Holy Trinity. Captain Morgan delivered Maths Workshops across the school. Chestnut Class wanted to get into the spirit of things!

Autumn Term 2018

Your Country Needs You!

Here is the hall display by Chestnut class showcasing our work on World War One. The display includes silhouettes, propaganda posters and diary entries.

Here are just some of the amazing results from the World War One Homework projects.

The class book for the term has been 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo. This book was chosen to give the children an insight of both young life and battlefields during World War One.

Here is the Science experiment carried out by the Year 4's from Chestnut class. They were investigating the effects of different liquids on hard boiled eggs.

Here is the NEW Rockstar Timetables display in the school hall. The display showcases the students who have achieved either the GOLD or Platinum badges. So far, we have achieved 7 GOLD badges and 1 PLATINUM badge.

Here are some photos from the Chestnut class 'Who wants to be a millionaire' assembly. The children produced a fantastic performance to showcase their learning from this year so far. The assembly included of glimpses from a range of subjects including English, Maths, Science, Topic, Art and Music.

Here are just two of the songs the children sang at the Copford Music Festival. A thoroughly enjoyable morning!

Here are some photos of the Year 3 and 4 football team from the consortium competition held at Shrub End football centre in Colchester.

Here are some photos from our author visit. The brilliant 'Gary Northfield' (author of Julius Zebra books) entertained Key Stage 2 through his reading and illustrations. The children were even given a 'how to guide' of drawing their own version of 'Julius the Zebra'.

Today we tried out the School's new programme 'Time tables Rockstars'. It was very exciting testing ourselves against the timer and earning coins along the way to customise our very own Rockstar. It hardly seemed like work!

Chestnut Class are busying making preparations for Christmas!

The class reading book 'Street Child' has provided us with lots of good writing and comprehension experiences. The children have used 'Talk for Writing' opportunities to enhance their understanding. For example, items such as 'Conscious Alley', 'Hot Seating'and Story mapping allow the children to enrich their learning.

Chestnut Class has been lucky enough to have their music lessons with a specialist this half term. They have been learning the correct terminology, notes, and writing their own music.