Welcome to Chestnut's page!
I hope whichever half term we are entering (or enjoying), the children are 'ready and raring' to explore, experiment and discover all that this academic year has to offer... I am extremely excited to share the children's learning journey with them; to see how they blossom academically, socially and emotionally, over this school year.
Our page includes useful information about Chestnut Class, along with pictures and updates, so we can share with you the wonderful work and learning taking place in our classroom. However, if you have any queries or require additional information at any time, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly.
Kind regards, always,
Times Table Cards
Recommended Reading List
Please find below the recommended reading list for Year 3 (I have also included Year 4 FYI).
It was very difficult to select only six children for our Merits, as all children in Chestnut class have worked really hard during our Autumn Term. However, I am delighted to confirm the Merits for our Autumn Term have been awarded to: George, Joseph, Jessica, Oliver D, Mia and Zach. Well done - keep up the great work!
Half Term Information - Spring Term 1
Please find below information about Chestnut's Spring Term 1; a copy of this information has been given to your child to take home for your information and convenience.
Homework Booklet - Spring Term 1
Please find below the Homework Booklet for Spring Term 1. The home learning activities are linked to the areas we are focusing on in class, and have been carefully chosen to develop different skills in relation to a variety of curriculum subjects.
A copy of our Homework Booklet has been given to your child to take home for your information and reference. However, please do not hesitate to let me know if your child misplaces their Homework Booklet.
WOW! Look at our amazing Spring Term 1 homework examples already...
Special Mention and CHAS
Every Friday we come together as a school to celebrate the children's hard work across our school; we do this by awarding one (on exception more than one), child per class Special Mention, and one child per class CHAS recognition.
During our Friday assembly we also celebrate weekly birthdays. Additionally, children have the opportunity to try their spellings and/or times tables to be able to progress to the next level in spellings and/or times tables in school.
This half term's weekly Special Mention and CHAS for Chestnut are recorded below.
Please note, all previous weekly Special Mention and CHAS for Chestnut Class (from Autumn Term 1) can be found further down our page.
This half term's Special Mentions - Spring Term 1:
The first Special Mention of Spring Term 1 is going to Ollie. Ollie has been really trying with his handwriting, which resulted in a lovely piece of work being produced in Mission Geography when he wrote a fact file about an Emerald Green Tree Boa. Well done Ollie - keep it up!
This week Special Mention has been awarded to Peter. Peter has come back to school after Christmas with a super attitude. He is trying really hard in all lessons and working hard to produce more independently written work, which has been lovely to see. He's also been 'on fire' during Mission Geography and Mission Science this week. Well done Peter - keep it up!
This half term's CHAS - Spring Term 1:
The first CHAS award of Spring Term 1 is going to Joseph. Joseph is an 'always' child; always kind, helpful, caring, polite and a good friend to his friends. He was especially CHAS this week during Mission Science, helping a classmate to complete their work without being asked to do so, which was greatly appreciated by both me and his classmate. Well done Joseph.
This week CHAS has been given to Zach. Zach is a kind member of the class, always offering to help me, Mrs Moore and other members of the class. Zach was particularly CHAS this week when a classmate was upset during a lunchtime break; he made sure a member of staff was aware and then comforted the classmate to help cheer them up. Well done Zach.
Look at our Learning (Spring Term 1)
Look at our learning (Autumn Term 2)
Autumn Term 2 - some examples of our amazing homework!
Just some of the wonderful homework pieces produced by Chestnut during Autumn Term 1:
Autumn Term 2 Special Mentions:
It has been so hard to select a single Special Mention this week, as all children in Chestnut have returned to school with such super learning attitudes; well done Chestnut.
However, this week’s Special Mention goes to George. George has given 100% effort in every lesson, producing some lovely work. George also recognised 3 ‘WOW’ words in his reading, which he has recorded on our ‘WOW’ words wall (accompanied, astonishment and mischievous). Well done George.
Special Mention this week goes to Kara. Kara has worked really hard across all lessons and has produced some lovely work, especially in Mission Science and Mission English. Kara has also brought in some super homework. Well done Kara.
This week Special Mention has been given to Daniel. Daniel has such an enthusiastic approach to learning, giving 100% best efforts and rising to all challenges set in class, especially Maths! Daniel has also produced a fantastic superhero character description in Mission English. Well done Daniel.
Special Mention this week goes to Cohen. Cohen works hard and applies himself across all our lessons. However, this week Cohen showed his resilience and determination in Mission Art, taking his time and repeatedly trying to recreate Van Gogh's swirling effects in his painting. He also worked really hard with Mrs Moore to design and make his silhouette. Well done Cohen.
No Special Mention Assembly due to the Christmas Fayre.
This week Special Mention goes to Peter. Peter has been working really hard and more independently with his writing, trying to sound out his words to help his spelling choices. Peter has also been really engaged in Mission Science, sharing his ideas and giving lovely answers during class discussions. Well done Peter.
Autumn Term 1 Special Mentions:
The first Special Mention of the year goes to Oliver D. Oliver D is the newest member of our class and has worked really hard this week to adapt to his new school and class; Oliver D has been sharing his work and ideas in class and is really starting to come out of his shell, which has been lovely to see. Well done Oliver D - keep it up!
Special Mention has been given to Cohen. Cohen has been on 'fire' this week, sharing his ideas in every lesson, every day. Cohen has shown great listening skills and provided some lovely and sensible answers in class. Well done Cohen.
This week Special Mention has been given to two members of Chestnut - Alfie and Will.
Alfie has produced lovely work in class, but Special Mention is being given to him for his amazing homework, which has been admired by most of his classmates! Well done Alfie.
Will has been working really hard in all lessons this week, giving his best efforts, which resulted in him taking his work to share with Miss Langridge on more than one occasion! Well done Will - keep it up!
This week Special Mention is going to someone who I could happily give it to every week, and that is Macie. Macie has worked hard in every lesson, provided super explanations to the class about her ideas and work, produced lovely work and has also brought in two amazing pieces of Homework. Well done Macie!
Special Mention this week goes to Jessica. Jessica may be a quieter member of the class, but this does not mean that her hard work and efforts go unnoticed. Jessica has produced some lovely work in English and Mission and has worked really hard this week to share her ideas in class, and also to go around the school sharing her Mission work with other classes. Well done Jessica.
This week Special Mention is going to Amber. Amber had a lovely idea this week to help cheer her friend up, which was to use her super reading skills to read to her until she felt better. Amber also produced an amazing piece of homework. Well done Amber.
Special Mention this week goes to Olivia. Olivia has been nominated by Mrs Davies and Mrs Lee-Stokes for her amazing netball work during clubs night, always finding space and for her super team work. Olivia has also produced some lovely work in class. Well done Olivia.
It proved very difficult to choose just one Special Mention, as all children in Chestnut have been working so very hard this week, especially during Literacy, on their creative writing piece - their own chocolate room description. However, I'm pleased to confirm this week's Special Mention is going to Oliver B. This Special Mention was nominated by the kitchen staff, as Oliver B was given the wrong amount of change at break time, yet he went back to the kitchen and offered the extra money, which doesn't happen very often. Oliver B works hard in class everyday and I'm very proud of his positive and honest attitude. Well done Oliver B.
Autumn Term 2 CHAS:
In ‘CHAS Chestnut’ it is often difficult to choose just one CHAS each week. Chestnut children should feel very proud of their CHAS qualities; all children are a pleasure to teach.
The first CHAS of Autumn Term 2 has been given to Oliver B. Oliver is an ‘always’ child; always kind, polite and a good friend. Oliver offers to help, or even just helps without being asked. Oliver also always helps to keep our classroom and cloakroom tidy. Well done Oliver.
This week CHAS goes to Alfie. Alfie comes into school everyday with a big smile on his face, which helps to cheer other classmates up. Alfie is always kind, helpful and polite, and a good friend to many in class. It is a joy to have Alfie in class - well done Alfie.
CHAS this week goes to Cruz. Cruz is polite, helpful and kind, always using super manners. Cruz is a good friend (in class and also outside on the playground), especially during times when friends may have had a disagreement. Cruz helps to put the smile back on peoples faces with his own smile and quick wit! Well done Cruz.
This week CHAS has been awarded to Daniel. Daniel is polite and helpful, and uses lovely manners. He is also full of enthusiasm and smiles. Daniel works considerately with his talk partner each day, especially helping to support his talk partner's learning in Maths, which is lovely to see. Well done Daniel.
No Special Mention Assembly due to the Christmas Fayre.
CHAS this week has been given to Naomi S. Naomi may be a quieter member of the class, but she is always helpful, kind and polite. Naomi showed her CHAS qualities this week when a classmate was feeling sad, by giving up her playtime to stay in with the classmate to help make her feel better. Well done Naomi.
Autumn Term 1 CHAS:
Chestnut's first CHAS award of the year goes to Amber. Amber has shown great kindness, especially during our lessons, complementing her classmates work and helping to make classmates feel good about their work. Amber was also nominated by classmates for CHAS this week, which was lovely to see. Well done Amber.
This week CHAS has been awarded to Emily. Emily is always kind, caring, polite and helpful. Emily is a great friend to many and particularly showed her kindness by giving up her own time this week to tidy our cloakroom area (without being asked). Well done Emily.
CHAS this week has been given to Joseph. Joseph is an 'always' member of Chestnut, always kind, helpful and a good friend to many in our class. Joseph can often be found helping others, without being asked and when it isn't his 'class job' to do so, which is lovely to see. Well done Joseph.
This week CHAS has been given to another 'always' member of Chestnut and that is George. George is always kind, always helpful, always polite and always uses super manner; he is an absolute joy to have in class and a friend to many. Well done George.
CHAS this week has been awarded to Mia. Mia may be a quieter member of the class, but this does not mean her CHAS qualities go unnoticed. Mia always uses lovely manners, is kind to other classmates and is full of smiles! Mia has been writing poems in her spare time, to share with the class and has certainly helped put a big smile on my face all week. Well done Mia!
This week CHAS has been given to another 'always' member of the class, Sienna. Sienna is always polite, kind and full of smiles. This week especially Sienna has been a good friend to a classmate, helping to comfort them and cheer them up when they felt sad. Well done Sienna.
CHAS this week has been awarded to Daisy. Daisy is always polite, kind, helpful and uses lovely manners. Daisy has been so positive this week and has 'filled my bucket' everyday with her positivity and happiness, which has been lovely to see. Daisy was also nominated by a classmate for being a good friend. Well done Daisy.
This week's CHAS has been given to Naomi F. Naomi always uses lovely manners, is polite and full of smiles. She's been spending time with new friends more recently and has really helped to turn classmates frowns upside down. Well done Naomi F.