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 PARTE! (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!

Miss Bear

Happy New Year

After a relaxing two weeks off, we are back and eager to learn! 

We’ve kicked off 2018 by starting our new topic Wild Woods. We went outside to see if we could spot different birds and explored the range of textures in our forest. 

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!

Children in Need. 17th November 2017

To help raise money for Children in Need, we dressed up in spots, stripes and yellow. We got to do lots of fun Pudsey Bear activities and we even got to meet Pudsey Bear himself!

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

For our Big Bang day, everyone in key stage 1 came in dressed as an inventor

First we talked about who we were and what we invented. 

Then we looked at other famous inventors and their inventions. 

Finally, we got to create our own inventions!


17th October 2017. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

We have been exploring outside and looking at the season Autumn. 

Autumn activities:

  • Looked at typical Autumn colours and found different things that matched them
  • Leaf angels
  • Leaf throwing
  • Parachute games
  • Tree hugging
  • Andy Goldsworthy inspired patterns

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.

Art in Chestnut class

We had a go at designing and moulding our own aeroplanes out of clay.

After our clay dried, we went outside to paint our aeroplanes.

You can come and see our clay aeroplanes in our aeroplane museum on Thursday 19th October.  

Outdoor learning

We have been doing some addition outside of the classroom and we have been using the resources around us to help.