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Chestnut Class of 2107/2018
We are very busy preparing for the official opening of our school on the 1st of November. In preparation we have been learning a number of songs with the help of Mr McMillian on the piano. Below is a photo of us at our first lesson. We can’t wait to show you what we have learnt at the grand opening.
Roald Dahl Museum
Chestnut Class were lucky enough to visit the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden last week (21st September 2017). We learnt so much about Roald Dahl’s life and the different things he took inspiration from to write his books. We also learnt his editing process and we hope to use this as we get older to improve our writing. Please enjoy the photos below from our fantastic day out.
Here we are exploring the Museum with our wonderful guides. We got the chance to make different characters, explore Roald Dahl’s editing techniques and try and guess the original titles of some of his books.
We had so much fun dressing up in Roald Dahl’s school uniform, exploring his original writing hut, comparing our height with Roald Dahl and his book characters, seeing what we would look like with a beard like Mr Twit, listening to his stories, pretending to be one of the characters from his book, exploring a replica fighter plane like he flew and even eating chocolate walls.
Here we are paying our respect to Roald Dahl by visiting his final resting place. It was a lovely moment to reflect on what Roald Dahl has done for the world of literature and how his books have given us a place to escape to when life gets tricky. We had some beautiful conversations about what Roald Dahl’s books mean to us as we sat under the memorial tree and over looked his grave. We even found some BFG footprints!!
Once again Chestnut class won both the attendance and punctuality trophies this week (24th March).
We love coming to school anyway but winning trophies makes us extra happy.
This term we have been starting to investigate multiplication. We are learning a lot of new skills required to complete tricky multiplication sums including using arrays as you can see below.
World Book Day
On Thursday the 2nd of March St Mary’s celebrated World Book Day. We had a wonderful day dressing up as some of our favourite book characters. We spent the day completing a number of book related activities including writing a book review and designing bookmarks. Our day finished with a Mad Hatters afternoon tea.
School Trip to St Paul’s Cathedral and The Museum of London
On Friday the 3rd of February Chestnut Class went on not one but two school trips!
As you can see we were very excited.
Our first school trip was to St Paul’s Cathedral. We explored the crypt, pretended we were Samuel Pepys and got to touch some of the sculptures that survived the fire.
Our second school trip was to Museum of London. First we ate our delicious lunch. Then we got to explore the Fire! Fire! exhibition. At the exhibition we got to dress up, look closely at relics that survived the fire, sit in the tents that survivors had to use and try to redesign the city of London.
We had an amazing day and it was really cool to see all the things we had learnt about up close and personal.
But after over three hours exploring two new places and four hours on the bus we were all pretty tired.
On Friday the 27th of January, Chestnut class was lucky enough to spend the whole day creating sculptures.
Most of us had not had an opportunity to experiment with clay before. Here are some photos of us when we received the clay for the first time.
Our objectives were clear. We had to make a sculpture of a natural item and it had to have a strong base. How do you think we went?
Miss Curthoys introduced us to a very important date in her home country’s calendar… Australia Day.
To celebrate her home country’s national day we explored her home towns using Google Earth, we discussed how Australia was founded and we watched some clips from Australian television.
Most important of all we danced to some awesome Aussie rock and ate some delicious vegemite sandwiches.
Did we like our vegemite sandwiches? You can be the judge by looking at the selection of photos below.
Y2 Spring overview
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Khalsa Primary School Visit
On Tuesday the 17th of January, Chestnut class was invited to an assembly at Khalsa primary school.
The assembly was held because it is currently a very special time in the Sikh calendar. They are celebrating the 350th birth anniversary of their 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
As we arrived we needed to remove our shoes and cover our heads as a sign of respect.
We all really enjoyed the assembly, with many of us experiencing a new way to worship.
On Friday the 16th of December St Mary’s celebrated Christmas by holding our annual Christmas lunch.
The food was delicious and we all left school with very full bellies.
Below are some photos of us enjoying our lunch.
Nine Lessons and Carols
On Wednesday the 14th of December Chestnut and Beech classes performed the Nine Lessons and Carols.
We had worked very hard throughout the term learning ELEVEN different Christmas Carols. Our hard work paid off as our performance was amazing. All the parents, carers and governors loved it.
Here is a photo of us feeling very nervous and excited right before the parents came in.
This Term we are learning about Living Things and their Habitats. To start our investiagtion we went searching for living and non-living things in our school playground. Below are a selection of photos showing us investigating in the playground.
In week 5 (6.10.2016) we learnt about right angles. We went on a right angle hunt in the classroom to see how many right angles we could find. Below are a selection of photos showing the right angles we found.
Please click below for information regarding this year’s homework.
29th September 2016
This half term we have been learning about different Parables. In Week 4 we learnt about The Lost Coin Parable. To consolidate our learning we made our own necklaces out of special coins.
Autumn 1 curriculum overview
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