Welcome to Chestnut Class
Wow! The class projects which have came in this year have been fantastic! We can't believe how much effort children and their families have been putting into them. It has been lovely seeing children come in talking about how much they have enjoyed working with their family. It is also lovely hearing that children are talking about their topics at home as well as in school. Well done to everyone who has brought in a project, everyone of them has been AMAZING! You are all superstars!
Zoo Keeper Visit
In our Learning Challenge topic we have been learning about animals. We were lucky because Miss Tansley knew a zookeeper who could come in and work with us for the day. He name is Alicia and she works with all of the animals in Knowsley Safari Park. Alicia listened to all of the questions we had and helped us work through our science work on animals. We were made up Alicia could come and work with us!
For English we were writing instructions on how to make a smoothie. This was one of the first times we were writing instructions so we decided to actually make the smoothies before we wrote. This helped us understand what a command is and also linked to healthy eating which we have been discussing in school.
World Book Day
For world book day we brought in a book from home to use in the school 'Book Swap'. Another thing which we did was make book marks and read to children in Year 4. We had a brilliant day and we now have a 'Book Swap' basket in our class so we can swap books all year around!
Science- Using microscopes
As part of one of our topics we investigated what a leaf looks like close up, we used microscopes for the first time. This was one of our favourite science lessons and we felt like real scientists.
As part of poetry week we looked at a poem called, 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. We loved exploring this poem and finding different items which were in the box. We then wrote our own poems and included items personal to us. Miss Tansley's favourite ideas were:
The laugh of my baby sister.
A telescope to see the stars.
The picture of an unborn baby.
Art - Where do the leaves go in the Winter?
To open our new topic we looked at different coloured leaves. We then decided to create a piece of art and decorate an animal using leaves and paint.
Reading for Pleasure in COSTA
We were recently invited to visit COSTA in Switch Island to take part in a reading for pleasure activity. Chestnut Class were really excited to go, we love books and this was a great chance to enjoy reading in our community. When we visited COSTA we were able to read a book of our choice whilst enjoying a 'Chocolate Babyccino'. After this we were able to listen to one of the COSTA staff members read us a story. We have all decided that we loved this trip and we would like to go back with our parents to read in COSTA again!
Autumn 1 Projects
The children and their parents have worked really hard to create some lovely pieces of work linked to our topic, 'Where do and did the wheels on the bus go?'
Have a little look at some of their masterpieces!
DT- Building Cars
As part of our Learning Challenge we have built cars using every day materials. We found it hard to punch holes in our wheels and fit the axles in the cars but we really enjoyed creating our own cars.