The 'Naughty Bus' visited our school
The 'Naughty Bus' visited reception. We really enjoyed learning all the facts about London buses from Dave the bus conductor. Dave gave us a bus ticket and let us explore the bus by sitting on his seat and wearing his hat. Dave gave us two challenges. We had to find his teddy called 'Buster' and count the wheels. We all counted four wheels but it actually had seven, including the steering wheel!
How do you brush your teeth? Instruction writing in Class Beech.
We worked in groups to create detailed instructions on how to brush your teeth. We practiced first by saying them out loud in order for the rest of class to listen. We then discussed how we could improve them further by adding conjunctions, time connectives and expanded noun phrases.
How do you ride a bike? SUSTRANS teaches you how!
We had a brilliant visit from the SUSTRANS charity group that taught us all about the different parts of a bike and how and why they are used. We learned that the best way to start riding was on a balance bike. (A bike with a lowered seat and no pedals). We also learned the importance of always wearing a helmet, to protect your head, when you ride. Before you ride you should always check your tyres are fully pumped up and that your brakes are working to help you stop safely.
Busy learning in Chestnut
Look at some of the busy learning that Chestnut have been involved in over the past few weeks. We have been exploring 'Living things and their Environments' in science, 'Maps and Directions' in Geography and 'Neil Armstrong' in History.
We are artists!
Chestnut have been creating art work over the past few lessons looking at and exploring animals, habitats, countries and continents. We have been developing skills of painting and using different media such as pastels to create different textures, lines and shading. We created a habitat for an Indian tiger and a Chinese panda.
We love reading and we love to share books. We are excited that some Year 5 and Year 2 children are reading buddies and meet up to read and talk about their favourite stories.
Chestnut have been learning all about 'Explorers' for the past half term. We have found out about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. We were set a challenge to create a poster to share with Year 1 explaining why Neil Armstrong changed what we know about space. We made some amazing posters and we're sure Year 1 will learn lots about Neil Armstrong, space travel and the moon.
Forest School Fun
Here are some of the things that Year 2 Forest School children have been up to for the past few weeks. We have been toasting brioche on the camp fire, relaxing in the hammock, sharing stories, building shelters, making jewellery and many things using sticks. We even completed some activities indoors when the storm raised it's head.
PE Stars in Chestnut
This term in PE we've been looking at developing our cognitive skills, our learning goals are as follows: ALL of us can name things we're good at. MANY of us can explain why someone is working or performing well. SOME of us can explain what we are doing well. For the last 3 weeks the fundamental physical skill we've been focusing on is a static balance. We been learning together on what a static balance is, how we maintain our balance and how to hold these positions in a smoo
Class Beech -Be My Valentine?
We have all made cards for the people we love! Will you be one of the lucky ones on this day of love? Fingers crossed! XXX