Welcome to Chestnut Class!
We are a mixed Year 1/2 class and we love to learn. We work so hard every day to be our BOWSLAND BEST! As a class we recognise the importance of the Bowsland values; to make sure we have a PART–E! (Pride, Achievement, Responsibility, Teamwork and Enjoyment)
We’ve got a wide range of interests and talents in our class and we are looking forward to working together, and bringing the best out in each other.
We have started this academic year with a bang – we flew in an airplane and soared high up in the clouds! We have been learning about Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
We will be putting information and photographs of our learning on our class page regularly so please keep checking back!
Chestnut’s Wedding Tips for Meghan and Harry
Mantle of the Expert, meeting Aunty Cecil
In Mantle of the Expert, we met the giant’s sister, Aunty Cecil. Aunty Cecil wanted us to create a memorial garden for her brother the Selfish Giant. We became garden experts and found out exactly what she wanted. We asked her lots of questions to find out exactly what she wanted. We decided on a price of £6000. Aunty Cecil said that was a little bit too expensive so we offered £5000 and she agreed.
This is what we came up with for the memorial garden.
Aunty Cecil really wanted a statue. We had a competition to decide which pose the statue should have:
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Our big bang this term was discovering the village ‘Chewandswallow’. We got in our bus and drove to the village and discovered that it rained food! In the little village, it rained food 3 times a day and we got to see the left overs! We saw lots of food including, fish fingers, eggs and even cheese burgers!
Sports Relief, March 2018
Chestnut class had the best week ever for Sports Relief. We took part in:
– The whole school flash mob
– Half an hour of non-stop funky dancing
– Dance showcase
– 24 hour football challenge
– Intense assault course
– Fancy dress as a sports person.
Here are some in-action pictures from the week.
Folly Farm – 14.3.18
Discoverers in Mantle – 8.3.18
Chestnut class discovered a secret island! We got to create our own evolved animals and decide on a habitat for the island. Our animals either live in a cave, a forest, the sea or the mountains. We then designed our habitats on an island map. Remember, shhhh! It’s a secret.
23rd February 2018 – Owl visit
On Friday, we had a surprise visitor come in to see us. First, we found a nest in the area. Then, we met a man who told us lots of information about owls, pellets and their magical feathers. Finally, we got to meet Jazz the tawny owl. It was a great surprise to end a fantastic week learning about owls.
Wicked Wizard Potions. 20th February 2018
We had a special visit from a Wicked Wizard who set us a challenge of making a flying potion. We followed a magic recipe and used different volumes of ingredients.
The Wizard left us: dragon’s breath, unicorn horns, pixie dust, troll boogies, witches dribble and cat whiskers.
Together we created our potions using full, half full and quarter full cups.
18th January 2018
Key stage 1 received a special letter from the BBC asking for our help to research Sir David Attenborough. We transformed the classroom into a research office and we became ‘The Chestnut DA researchers‘. Over the next few weeks we will be finding out all about Sir David Attenborough and what he has achieved.
This is our new role play area:
December 8th 2017 – Lights Camel Action
Merry Christmas 2017
Our Learning Lunch. 21st November 2017.
We got to share our learning with members of our family in school. In the first session, we created ramps out of any resources that we could find. We tested our ramps and then improved them. All of our ramps improved and the cars went zooming down the ramps.
After lunch, we collected lots of leaves and took them back into class. We did:
- Clay leaf printing
- Leaf threading
- Leaf hedgehogs
- Leaf characters
We loved having our families in to do some learning with us in Chestnut class!
Anti-bullying week. All equal, all different.
In Chestnut class, we did lots of different activities for anti-bullying week. We looked at what made us different and unique and made them into a puzzle. We then got to look around the anti-bullying gallery and we got to see all of the amazing things the rest of the school had been doing.
Chestnut Class Concorde Visit
We finally got to visit the Concorde!
Watch this short video to find out all about our amazing trip.
Inventors Day. 3rd November 2017
Exploring Autumn Video
5th October 2017. Buddy day in Chestnut class
We each brought a buddy into school to help us feel safe for the NSPCC day. We got to eat a special lunch with our buddies and play with them at play time.