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Chestnut (Yr1)

Hello Chestnuts!


I have put your daily English and maths learning below.  Please do try to complete it every day.  There are lots of other activities for you to try under the subject headings.


Our topic this term is 'Oh I do love to be beside the seaside!' The knowledge organiser below will give you some information about what we will be learning in each subject. 


As always: try your best, enjoy the time with your family, stay safe.




There are new phonics lessons being delivered online from phonics experts in line with the Department of Education scheme, Letters and Sounds.  Please follow the link below and choose the relevant video:


10am for phase 3/4 for children who can read words like 'fish' 'chat' and 'rain'. 

10:30am for the current year 1 phonics teaching.

If your child is on pink or red books please watch the lessons on blending. 


The videos will be available for the summer term so please don't panic if you miss one but do try to watch one each day as well as daily reading.



Home learning Information

While children are not in school, please find below the work we would like them to complete. We will update this page regularly with further work.


Children can also access the following websites to support their learning:


With year 1's phonic screening fast approaching, it is vital you help recap and support their phonics knowledge at home. Here are some great free games:


This a brilliant free website where you can access e-books:

Please make sure you record all reading in their reading records.



Do not forget the amazing Numberblocks available on BBC iPlayer -

These shows are an incredible resource and help deepen children's understanding of number. 


While on iPlayer be sure to check out an episode or two of Newsround. Its a great starting point to talk about many events at an age appropriate level.


The current work set for the children can be found below:

(Children know their groups)


If you have access to a printer have a go at these formation/high frequency words sheets:

High frequency words -

Letter formation (print) -

Letter formation (Cursive) -


We have printed some of these sheets and they are available from school if required. 

This week in Chestnut Class has been filled with fun! 


In English, we have been writing a recount about our trip to 'We the Curious' practising our editing skills to add more information. In maths, we have been subtracting using money and in science we have been learning about what plants need to live and be healthy.  We conducting an experiment to see if seeds would grow with no water and no light and we had some interesting results!  In music we have been listening to Gustav Holtz's 'The Planets'.  The children gave some wonderful describing words to describe how the music sounded and made them feel.  Lastly, we learned about how to keep ourselves safe by the road.  The children were very grown-up and could tell each other what they must do when they are near roads, especially if they want to cross them.


Have a lovely weekend,


Miss Nash and Mrs Tasker

This week in Chestnut Class.....


We had a busy week this week!  To celebrate World Book Day our focus text was 'The Legend of Black Rock'.  We wrote book reviews, and used our describing skills to describe a setting from the story using adjectives.  We made our own puppets from the story and performed the story in groups.  


On World Book Day we were very lucky to visit 'We the Curious' in Bristol.  We had great fun exploring the different areas, learning about senses, farming, animation and physics and so much more.  We had an amazing multi-sensory experience in the Planetarium learning about different planets and areas of the Solar System.  The children were extremely well behaved and were a credit to our school.   



Performing 'The Secret of Black Rock'.

Spring 2020


Our new topic for this half term is ‘How has life changed’. 
Over the next few weeks we will be learning all about different decades.

One of focus text is ‘Major Glad, Major Dizzy’. The story of two wooden toy soldiers who observe the passing of time from 1870 to the present day. From this we discussion important historical events and predicted how we envisioned our future.  The characters from our story inspired us in DT to design and make our own characters from wooden pegs and create stories featuring our characters in English.

In maths we are focusing on place value and counting in multiples of 2s,5s,10s then we will be moving on to measurement before we break for half term. 

Please find attached the letter recently sent home giving you a further information from the term including homework challenges. 

The first couple of weeks we focused on the swinging 60s. We made flower headbands, painted the peace symbol and talked about how we could be peaceful in our mindfulness sessions. We enjoyed play ker-plunk and mouse trap which were very popular in the 60s. 

We listened to 60's music and discussed popular icons such as The Beetles, Elvis and many more. We spoke about popular films and TV shows such as James Bond and Doctor Who.

We learnt 60's inspired dance moves such as 'the pony', 'Fosse hands', 'the twist' and the very popular 'chicken head'. We then worked in small groups to create a short dance piece to preform to the rest of the class. This was our first time doing this and we worked so well in our groups listening to each others ideas. We are very excited to do this again next week inspired by the 70's. 

29th November 2019


We have had a busy week this week in Chestnut Class.  In maths we have been using number stories to help us with addition and subtraction.  The children use the language of first, then and now to tell the story and decide if we are adding or taking away.  


In English we have been writing stories all about the Go Jetters adventures and problems in the Himalayas.  We made some story maps to help us remember what has happened and to plan our stories. 


In art we have looked at primary colours and how to make shades. We even got creative and named some of our shades. 



6th December 2019


This week in Chestnut Class we have been learning to use the inverse to solve problems in maths.  In English we have been continuing to follow the GoJetters on their travels.  They are currently in Canada and have asked for our help to find out about bears.  We have been looking at the features of non-chronological reports and looking for information in order to write our own reports on bears.  We already knew lots of information!  

Hello and a warm welcome to Chestnut Class!


We have had an excellent and exciting start to Year 1 with our Traditional Tales topic.  The children have been enthusiastic and extremely well behaved, learning lots already.


The PowerPoint below should answer all your new year questions, however please feel free to pop in with any queries you may have.


Don't forget to check back here regularly for updates!


We're looking forward to a successful year.


Miss Nash and Mrs Tasker





New Parent Information


The school is now closed due to the risks associated with Covid-19. We are open ONLY for children of identified key workers or are classified as vulnerable and who are pre-booked into school. Every class has lessons set on the class pages (Children - Class pages) which everyone should access. Our latest Newsletter has been published which contains useful hints and tips for teaching your children at home and important information about the school.