News and events from Chestnut class.
3 March, 2018
We celebrated World Book Day by coming to school as our favourite book characters. Can you see a resemblance??
4 December, 2017
As part of our Year 2 art curriculum we spent an entire day creating self portraits. We paid particular attention to shape and colour to make a realistic representation of ourselves. How do you think we went?
4 November, 2017
21 September, 2017
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!!
12 March, 2017
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.
2 March, 2017
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.
27 January, 2017
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?
6 October, 2016
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.