Welcome to Reception!

Chestnut Class

After half term our topic is Animals.

This week we will be learning about sea animals.

Our teacher is Miss Loades.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Patel.

Our LSA is Mrs Kenlay.

Maths Learning


Tricky Words

Please click on the link below to find a list of useful websites.

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Joe Wicks will be holding daily PE lesson at 9 am. Please see the website below.




Phonics Play are also offering free access. 


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PURPLE MASH - your child was sent home with a log in card to access purple mash. Click on the link below...


Click HERE for a copy of the activity booklet if you did not receive one sent home.


This is a great website to support children with reading. It is free to register.


Search the youtube channel: The Training Space

To learn more about how to care for animals, we had a visit from Mrs Fox and her guinea pigs, Olaf and Olive. Mrs Fox explained how she cared and looked after her pets. She told us how often she fed them and gave them fresh water. She also gave her guinea pigs a bath to keep them clean.

We took part in a science experiment to make our volcano erupt. We made predictions about what might happen when we mixed vinegar and bicarbonate soda together. We were very excited to watch the mixture bubble out of the top of our volcano.

On Thursday 5th March, we celebrated World Book Day. We read a range of books by the author, Julia Donaldson. 

Can you guess who we are?

When we came back to school after half term, two eggs appeared in our classroom. We have been observing the changes that take place each day and we are very excited for them to hatch.

On Friday, we held our space morning where we invited Parents, Carers and Grandparents into school to participate in a range of space themed activities. It was such a lovely morning and we were so pleased that so many of you attended to support the children.

Thank you for your continued support!

Please see the pictures below. More photographs will be displayed at the Curriculum Showcase.

This week we have received some excellent homework which we have displayed around the classroom. Thank you for all your support in helping your child to create such impressive models, fact sheets and pictures of the planets and the solar system.

This week in maths we have been learning about subtraction. We have learnt to use our fingers to take away and we have learnt to use dots. We have written our own subtraction number sentences.

We learnt about the American celebration of Thanksgiving. We wrote our own thank you cards and made turkey pictures.

This week, we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We wrote sentences to describe the poppies that we wear to remember the soldiers. 

We made our own poppies.

Chestnut class have learnt how to draw a person this week. They have learnt to name parts of the body through songs and interactive games.

Literacy Learning 

Curriculum Learning

Twinkl are offering a months free access. There are lots of resources that can support your child.





We have been learning about time. Please choose one of the sheets below to complete.

Homework: please click here

Homework: please click here






The end of year expectations are attached below. Please use this to support your child's progress.

End of year expectations: please click here

 Please click here to download our sound mat.

Jolly Phonics songs: please click here

If you would like some support with pronouncing sounds, please click here and select the video titled 'Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds.'


Below is a 2D shape mat. Please help your child to name and recognise the number of sides and corners of 2D shapes.

Why not go on a 2D shape hunt to see which shapes they can find at home?

Go on a 3D shape hunt at home and see which ones you can name. Can you count the number of faces, edges and vertices?

Spring term curriculum newsletter

This half terms overview:

We have read the story, Aliens Love Underpants. We have created our own aliens and described them using adjectives.

We have started to learn about Our Solar System. We learnt that all the planets in the solar system orbit the sun.  Ask your child what they know about the sun.

Chestnut class have enjoyed creating self portraits of themselves.

Can you guess who they are?

The children in Chestnut class have enjoyed exploring the outdoor area and making new friends.