Chestnut (Y1)


Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome back, I hope you have all had a lovely Easter Break. We will be kicking off the new term with our exciting new topic ‘Once upon a time’. Your child will learn about the history of medieval castles, where castles are built, who lived in castles, the structure of castles, and so much more. 

Just a few reminders for this term:

  • 1) Our P.E sessions have changed to Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has P.E kit in school (t-shirt, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and daps/trainers). P.E kit should be labelled clearly with your child’s name, as should all school uniform and book bags. Could you also ensure book bags are checked regularly for letters etc. Our first PE session will be on Tuesday 26th.
  • 2) Snack - Payments are to be paid directly through our online payment system (scopay.com). The cost of snack will remain at 50p per week. Alternatively, you may choose to supply a healthy snack, such as fruit, for your child. Please let us know if your child is bringing their own snack. Please could you also make sure that your child brings in a clearly labelled water bottle every day.
  • Your child will be given a Phonics Book to take home each week. This will have words containing sounds your child is familiar with. Your child will have a daily Sounds Write Phonics lesson for at least 30 minutes. Children, in their daily phonics sessions, are taught. It is also important that you hear your child read at home at least three times a week and comment in their Reading Records. Reading books will be changed on a Friday.

We have kick started our new term with two wonderful visitors. As a school we were lucky enough to have author, Mark Robertson in. We have also had a wonderful time with Chris from 'Tropical Discovery.'

Tropical Discovery


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to me before or after the school day. 

Kind Regards,

Miss Rolfe