World Book Day

3 March, 2018

We celebrated World Book Day by coming to school as our favourite book characters. Can you see a resemblance??

Self Portraits

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?

What a beautiful class we are!

4 November, 2017

Singing Practice

4 October, 2017

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

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!!

WINNER, WINNER!

24 March, 2017

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.

Maths

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.

World Book Day

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.

School Trip to St Paul’s Cathedral and The Museum of London

3 February, 2017

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.

Art Day

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?