We have been reading the book ‘Elmer’s Birthday’ by David McKee and using it to learn about how birthdays are celebrated. Throughout the week, we have made invitations, birthday card […]
We have had a wonderful morning in FS1 learning about Autumn. Adrian and Kai from Pops Outdoor Adventure Company led an outdoor learning session based on our class text ‘We’re […]
We have been using the text Hovis the Hedgehog to learn about Bonfire Night. On our Welly Walk we had our own Bonfire party. We collected sticks to make a […]
We have been learning the Nursery Rhyme Dingle Dangle Scarecrow as part of our Harvest celebrations.
We have had a fabulous afternoon of autumn themed fun at our Stay and Play session. Thank you to everyone for coming, and of course, to our wonderful EYFS team, […]
The children in Acorns and Chestnuts had a wonderful day at Wentworth Farm. We learnt about the animals and how they are cared for. We fed the animals and helped the […]
We have been reading the text Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. We have been learning how vegetables are grown and then made into tasty foods such as soup. We visited […]
Chestnuts had a great morning exploring the snow. We made snowballs, built snowmen and explored how the snow felt on our hands and tongues!
At cooking club this week, we made mini pizzas. We didn’t use a traditional base, we used crumpets. We washed and prepared the ingredients and designed what we was each […]
In Chestnuts, we have been learning about the importance of good oral health. We talked about why brushing our teeth is important and regular visits to the dentist. We have […]
We have been learning about igloos as part of our winter themed topic. The word ‘Igloo’ comes from the Inuit word for ‘house’ or ‘shelter’. Traditionally, they were built on hunting […]
In ICT we have been learning how to use the mouse to click and drag. We worked with our computer partner to design a warm outfit as part of our […]
We have been been using different mediums of mark making to create our Christingle art. We will be showing our work at the school assembly on Thursday.
We have been using the Data Loggers on our Welly Walk each day to record the temperature of the pond.
Today, we welcomed author and trainer Greg Bottrill into Chestnuts Class. Greg is an experienced Early Years specialist who is passionate about the role of play in education. He is […]
To celebrate Bonfire Night, we had Hot Dogs for snack. As you can tell from the smiles, they were delicious!
We have had a wonderful Bonfire Party in Chestnuts Class. We collected wood to make a bonfire and set it alight. We toasted marshmallows on sticks and sung bonfire songs. […]
We have been reading the text Hovis the Hedgehog by Lynda-Leigh Crawford as a stimulus for our learning. During today’s drawing club we made the character, Hovis. We used clay […]
We have had a wonderful first day back in Chestnuts Class. Our classroom set up links to our topic theme, Bonfire Night. We have been busy crafting and learning about […]
The children in Chestnuts Class have been busy learning Autumn poems from our Poetry Basket. Last week we learnt the poem ‘Autumn Leaves’. We performed it outside today on our […]
The children in Chestnuts and Class 1 had a wonderful time at Book Club. We read The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and used the text as a stimulus for our […]
We made bubble wands using sticks collected on our welly walk.
Today on our Welly Walk, we have been practising counting to 10. We counted in different ways, whilst jumping, running and spinning. We learnt how to play the game ‘What […]
Everyday in FS2 we go on a Welly Walk. Exploring our wonderful school grounds and taking our learning outside is so much fun! Today we worked with a partner to […]
We have had a fabulous session this Morning with Alexa from Little Movers. Little Movers delivered a dance and movement session for the children in Chestnuts. We sang, danced and […]
Welcome to all our new starters who joined us for our stay and play picnic. It was a wonderful afternoon and great turn out. We can’t wait to see you […]
Today we stayed at school for lunch, for the first time. We brought packed lunches and sat with our friends in the dinning hall. Afterwards, we enjoyed the sunshine on […]
We are so lucky to have the wonderful Elliot come into school each week to lead our singing lessons. He plays the piano and teaches us songs which are linked […]
We made a video to enter into The Willow Tree Oscars and… WE WON! Chestnuts were awarded ‘Best Costume’ on Monday at the awards.
We have had an amazing day at Sundown Adventure. We have been exploring the story book village as part of our topic ‘What Makes a Happy Ending?’. We found Jack’s […]
We have been making fruit kebabs at after school club. We carefully cut the fruit and put it onto skewers. The best part was the chocolate… we melted chocolate and […]
The children in FS2 and Year 1 have had a Baaaa-rilliant time at Baking club!
Everyone has heard the story of the 3 Little Pigs, but have you heard the True Story? We have been using Talk for Writing to orally retell the story. Watch […]
It was wonderful to see so many parents in school this morning for our Easter Egg hunt. We used a map to navigate our way around the Egg trail, scanning […]
We explored the adventure playground! The large adventure playground at Cannon Hall farm is made up of ‘unstable’ playground equipment like rope ladders and wobble bridges. Although they was a […]
We have had a wonderful day in the sun at Cannon Hall Farm.
The rain doesn’t stop us having fun in Reception!
Yesterday we visited the bug hotel near the school pond. We was inspired to make our own bug hotels to encourage minibeast into our gardens at home. We designed and […]
Despite the rain, we have had a BAA-rilliant day in Chestnuts. We have been decorating biscuits like sheep. We have been learning about how the sheep at Cannon Hall farm […]
We have been reading the text Aaaarrgghh Spider by Lydia Monks. The spider desperately wanted to be a pet. Do you think a spider would make a good pet? In […]
Today we explored the micro-habitats on our welly walk, looking for different minibeasts. We looked carefully in lots of different places and found worms, beetles, ants, woodlice and so many […]
We have been using the text, The Naughty Bus by Jan Oke as a stimulus for our learning. We made our own bus sticky pictures, thinking carefully about the shapes […]
We have had a wonderful afternoon in FS2 celebrating the Chinese New Year. We have been practising our painting and sticking skills whilst making New Year decorations. For snack today […]
Today we have been looking at the inside of our mouths and identifying our teeth, gums and tongue. We used marshmallows to create a mouth and talked about the importance […]
Today we visited the ICT suite. We worked on the computers with our parter. We have been learning how to use the mouse to click and drag. We helped Postman […]
We have had a wonderful afternoon in FS2 exploring our outdoor area. We’ve made sticky pictures out of autumn leaves, visited the farm shop and used the instruments to create […]
This afternoon, we took part in a carousel of activities to develop our fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles […]
Today we baked dog biscuits as part of our nemesis project. We designed and made bags for them to go into and created posters to advertise them. We will be […]
We had a special visitor in Chestnuts Class. Meet Will, our Academy therapy dog. Will joined us for the launch of our Nemesis project. We asked his owner lots of questions […]
We have been searching for signs of Autumn on our Welly Walk. We noticed that the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees and are changing colours. We collected […]
We used Talk for Writing to learn how to make Chocolate Sparklers. We used the instructions to help us gather the ingredients and resources and performed the actions to recall […]
We have been using the text Hovis the Hedgehog at Bonfire Night as a stimulus for our learning. We have been learning about Bonfire night and held our own bonfire […]
We have been learning a song to sing at our Bonfire Party. We learnt about rhythm and used the rhythm sticks whilst singing along.
We have been using talk for writing to retell the story ‘The Colour Monster goes to school’ by Anna Llenas.
We have been using the text Supertato by Sue Hendra as a stimulus for our learning. We researched other books in the series and in ICT, we used the IPads […]
We have had a wonderful afternoon in the sun, playing games, eating picnic food and getting to know all of the children and their families who will joining us in […]
‘So here is a very fine crown, to go with the sandals and gown of the KINDEST giant in town’. Today we finished reading our class text. At the end […]
Pops taught us a Traditional African song. We began by singing it in a quiet voice and got louder and louder and LOUDER!
Despite the weather, we have had the most wonderful afternoon with Pops Outdoor Adventures. Pops created us a fun filled afternoon based around our class text, The Smartest Giant in […]
Unfortunately the children in Chestnuts class are learning at home this week due to bubble closure. But it hasn’t stopped us celebrating the National Census. We have met the Counting […]
The children in Foundation had a wonderful day yesterday exploring our snowy school grounds.
We have been using the book Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson as a stimulus for our topic learning. As a creative hook, we have been making the […]
This week is our school’s Mental Health Awareness week. Our morning tasks have been fun but relaxing activities which promote good mental health and set us up for the day […]
As part of our topic, we have been looking at the uniforms worn by postal workers around the world. We have discussed how their uniform is suited to the weather […]
We have been using the book, The Jolly Postman as a stimulus for our topic learning. We have been learning about the role of a postman and the important job […]
What an amazing turn out today at Cherry Trees! Thank you to all the Foundation and Year 5 parents who joined us to present the staff and residents with the […]
The children in Acorns and Little Acorns had great fun today, singing and dancing along to the Christmas songs that they have been learning.
Well done to all the children in the chestnuts class who took part in our Nativity today. You looked fantastic and worked so hard to learn your lines and the […]
We are counting down to Christmas in Chestnut’s class with our book advent calendar. Everyday we have been opening and sharing a Christmassy themed book. We have read The Night […]
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Can’t keep us in anymore… We couldn’t wait to get out in the snow on Friday!
The children in Chestnuts class have been following Mrs Lunn’s recipes to bake some tasty treats.
Due to isolating, we have not been able to change our library books at our weekly lending library. Mrs Lunn and Mrs Scrimshaw have been reading a story on Dojo […]
Well done to all the children in Chestnuts Class for a fantastic week of phonics learning. It has been lovely to see so many of you join in each day […]