Welcome back to school from the new Chestnut team. We are Mrs Shrimpton, Mrs Austin and Mrs Thomas. We are looking forward to a fun, interesting and socially distanced term. The first part of the term will be spent assessing what the class knows and getting back into the swing of school life. The Chestnut Class email address below is manned up to 5.00 p.m on school days. Rather than our usual open door policy we ask that you make contact via this email address.
It is wonderful to see all the smiling face and positive attitudes as we return to school.
In Science, we have learnt about the water cycle. We are now exploring states of matter. Here we made observations about solid, liquid and gas. To start with, we thought one of the containers was empty. After some discussion, we decided that there must be air inside the container. We all enjoyed using the pipettes to explore the liquid (water) and the solid (ice pop). During our observations, we discussed contamination and how the materials were changing.
In French, we played a game of connect four. This term, we have been learning language relating to the weather. We have also completed the water cycle in French.
In Maths, we have been working on place value. Using base ten or place value counters helps us to understand abstract concepts. We can visually see when an exchange is required in a calculation.
In spelling practice, we used these word sliders to explore different letter strings. We tried to find as many words as we could think of, that used the letter string, 'ough' or 'nk'. It was harder than you would think. This is a really good way to practice spelling at home, especially to extend and broaden our knowledge of spelling.
In Music, we have explored the pentatonic scale using chime bars and glockenspiels. The notes are ,C, D, E G, A. We made up short melodies set to sentences.
We instructed Mrs Austin which base ten epuipment we needed to represent a three-digit number.
Relaxation time after lunch play.
We are working on our stamina in the daily mile!
Our bubble has a large area to play in on the field. We also have a playground space.