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Chestnut Term 2

Week 7

Christmas Party 

 

This afternoon we had our Christmas Party with lots of food, dancing, music and singing. Below are some of the videos of the children enjoying themselves. They wanted a singing and dancing competition and they really are very talented. 😁

Dancing

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Dancing

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Dancing

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Dancing

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Festive sing along

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Festive sing along

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Week 6

Santa’s Breakfast

Community action project 

 

This week we delivered our Christmas cards to the local residents and businesses in Hadlow. The children thoroughly enjoyed spreading a little Christmas cheer and we have had some wonderful responses, including one lady coming out to find us to thank us for the card. We have also had emails, letters and cards saying how lovely our cards were. We are thrilled they have been appreciated by the community and we wish everyone in Hadlow a Merry Christmas. 

Christingle Service

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Christingle Service

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Week 5

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Community action project

 

This term Chestnut are taking part in our community action project for our local community. We have decided to create Christmas cards and deliver them to the local businesses and resisdents of Hadlow. 

In conjunction with road safety awareness, next week we will be walking around the village hand delivering the cards. 

Egyptian Gods

 

Today we have learnt about the main Egyptian gods, including Horus, Anubis, Osiris and Ra. 

The children have analysed my description of my god and have recognised alliteration, similes, complex sentences, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. 

 

The children have also created their own Egyptian gods and will be describing them tomorrow. 

 

 

Week 4

English-diary entries 

 

Today we have been writing our own dairiy entries in role as Howard Carter on the day he discovered the untouched tomb of Tutankhamen. 

We looked at a range of sources collected from 1923 when Carter found the tomb and then we analysed then and wrote down the information they gave us. We used these to help us think like Howard Carter and wrote about that incredible day!

 

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Art 

 

We have been looking at Egyptian statues, jewels, treasures and amulets and we recreated them using metallic paper and mosaic techniques. You’ll agree they look fantastic. 

 

We have also used clay to make our very own canonic jars and scarab beetles. 

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PE

 

This morning we had multi skills in the hall. The children were learning to use a variety of different skills including dribbling a football, catching with one hand, controlling a hockey stick and throwing accurately. 

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Home Learning- Pyramids

 

Please look at our amazing home learning! The children have been so creative when making their pyramids, well done to both the children and parents for your efforts! 

Week 3

Investigating Gases

 

This week we are starting with a Science day all about States of Matter. This morning we have been investigating gases, we have been thinking about how heavy carbon dioxide in different fizzy drinks is. 

 

We predicted which fizzy drink we thought was the heaviest and then conducted a fair test to find out. 

English- playscript

 

This morning we have been using a play script and acting out Jimmy and the Pharoah. The children followed the stage directions and we had some fantastic acting in the hall. 

 

The children will be writing the next scenes of the play using the correct features of play script.

Steps in time

 

This morning we were visited by Oliver, he did a fantastic performance all about the Ancient Egyptians, he taught us all about mummification, the different gods and the journey to the afterlife.

Our Classroom

 

 

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Week 2 

 

The children had an amazing RE day on Monday where they were learning about this terms religion of Christianity. They were learning about Advent and its meaning. They made the five candles and wrote about what they mean to Christian's and what they personally mean to each of the children. 

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Performance poetry 

 

Today the children performed a poem all about Egypt, they learnt it by heart and performed it.

A journey through Egypt

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Welcome to Term 2

 

This term we are our topic is the Egyptians! The children are very excited to learn about them! Our classroom is decorated ready!

 

 

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Hieroglyphics 

 

The children explored the writing used by Ancient Egyptians and then wrote their own messages and decoded each other's! 

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