Welcome to the Chestnut Class Page!
We have had a great start to this half term. We have been exploring toys from the Victorian times which included trying to roll a hoop as far as possible!
In English we have been writing our own instructions. We started with something simple until the children were instructing Mrs Dixon and Mrs Cole how to make a jam sandwich. It got a little messy!!
We have been spending lots of 'time' working our maths this week too. The children been learning to tell the time and we even made our own clocks.
Please ensure your child has their PE kits in on a Thursday as it is our PE afternoon.
We have had a great start to this half term!
We have travelled in time to visit the dinosaurs and explored the fossils they left behind.
This week we have travelled back to the time of the first humans! The discovery of fire and how important it became to humans. We will be exploring how we use heat and how it has helped us to change into the people we are today.
Today the children will be bringing home their first spellings of the term.
These will be tested on Monday 7th Oct.
The spellings will be on the website below under 'Homework' in case anything gets lost the children will still be able to practise their spellings.
Spelling will now be coming home weekly and, from next week, they will be linking with the sounds the children are learning in phonics.
Here are a few ideas of how the children can practise their spellings at home;
make the words using spaghetti, dry or cooked, good fun if cooked :)
Painting the letters to form their words
timing themselves- how times can they write the word in 30secs
Using natural materials to make their words
As an extra activity they could use the words in a sentence.
We HIGHLY recommend you visit www.phonicsplay.co.uk and try some of their free phonics games. The children have loved them and they have made a big impact.
Reading - At least five times a week and reading is always king, if you have not got enough time for homework please put reading as a priority. Enjoy listening, reading to and most importantly taking about what you like in the story with your child, a good conversation really helps them to understand what they have read.
Topic - NEW HOMEWORK -
This term we are going to be Time Travellers! We will be exploring different periods of times and the big events that happened. This will include Monarchs, lifestyle and how life has changed for children since the 1800's.
Spellings will start being sent home WB 16th September. They will consist of common exception words and words that follow a spelling pattern or particular spelling rule. They will be given on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. Please support and encourage your children to practise reading and writing their spellings.
Please encourage your child to complete 20 stars on their doodle maths each week. This is part of their homework. If you have any problems or queries regarding Doodle maths please talk to Mrs Dixon or Mrs Yockney.
Please visit the >Numicon< website for free downloadable resources, should you need them to support your child at home.