We are really looking forward to this academic year due to the many exciting topics we will be engaging with. In Chestnut class, we aim to work hard and try our best with our learning and behaviour every day. We will be facing many challenges over the course of the year, whilst working in a calm and caring learning environment. Our great teamwork and communication skills will help us to become successful in achieving our desired goals.
Reading is very important to us at Newtown school because it not only helps us to understand new vocabulary and improve our writing abilities, but it can also be extremely enjoyable! We encourage children to read at home in order to reach the 100 club. This is when the children receive certificates and rewards after they reach specific milestones on their journey to reading as many times as possible during the school year. These can only be obtained when a parent or guardian has both signed and dated in the back of their child’s learning destination journal.
The children will have weekly PE lessons with Mr Briant. We kindly ask that all PE kits remain in school all week, so that the children are ready to participate in these lessons at any given time. Children should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts and appropriate footwear such as trainers.
What a spectacular start to the term! We have been learning about earthquakes and the damages they can cause. One even struck our classroom, so we had to help Miss Pearce clean up the mess! In literacy, we will be writing safety instructions on what to do in the event of an earthquake. Chestnut class have particularly enjoyed sharing the wonderful earthquake projects that were created over the holidays and discussing what they have learned about the topic so far. We are really looking forward to learning about Diwali because we will be making Diya lamps out of clay. Also, we are going on a class trip to Stowford Manor Farm.
We had a great day with Mr Marshall and Mrs Disney learning about fire and shelter building.
A big thank you to everyone involved for allowing us to have such great learning opportunities!
From Chestnut Class 😃