Chestnut (Y1)

Class teacher: Miss A Davies

Teaching assistants: Mrs K Allberry (who will also teach the class every Thursday) and Miss R Gould (Thursdays)

Welcome to Chestnut Class!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and am sure that the children are refreshed and raring to start a new school year.  We very much look forward to welcoming your child into Chestnut Class.

We will start the year with the exciting topic 'To Infinity and Beyond'.  Please see the topic web and curriculum drivers below for more details.  The children will have English, Mathematics and Phonics on a daily basis and there will be many opportunities for cross curricular links with our space topic.

P.E.  Tuesday PM and Thursday AM

A change this new school year is that your child will need to bring in their named P.E. kit which will stay in school on their peg.  They should have shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings, a change of t-shirt and a pair of daps or trainers. 

Please can you provide your child with lots of opportunities to dress and undress as independently as possible at home because this will really help them to become independent when changing at school.  


Every child will have been given a reading record and book at an appropriate level by the end of next week.  Please listen to your child read as regularly as possible and remember that little and often is the best way to ensure that they progress.  Certificates will be awarded to children who read four or more times at home each week and termly prizes are awarded to regular readers.  Your child will read to an adult at least once a week in school and will participate in a whole class guided reading session three times a week.  This term our book is 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. 

Homework and Spellings

Homework and spellings linked to our phonics will be sent home on a Friday.  The homework should be returned by the following Wednesday.  We will have a spelling quiz each Friday so it is really important that you support your child with learning their spellings each week.


A healthy snack will be provided at a cost of 50p a week.  Please use the online payment system for payments and let us know if your child has any new special dietary requirements.  If you would rather provide a healthy snack, please let us know to avoid any confusion.

Transition into Y1

We will be doing everything we can to ensure that your child's transition into Chestnut Class is as smooth as possible, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks for your support!

Miss A Davies





Temporary School Closure 17/9/2021 - Home Learning

Good morning Willow/Hazel and Chestnut Classes,

Here are some activities to keep you busy today if you are unable to return to school.


In our Science learning this term we are investigating materials and their properties.  Go on a material hunt around your home and see how many different materials you can find.

Can you find things made from metal, glass, wood, plastic?

Draw and label the objects that you find and sort them according to their properties.  


Log on to Reading Eggs for reading and phonics activities.


Can you find out about the history of space travel?  Please look at the knowledge organizer for facts about space.

Willow and Hazel Classes 

Can you think of some more questions to ask Buzz?

Chestnut Class

What would you like to ask Baby Bear about his space adventure?

Have a fantastic weekend and we will look forward to seeing you again on Monday!