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Welcome to FS2 Chestnut Class!

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                     Bethany Taylor-Allen    Class Teacher    Teaching Assistant      Lisa Gore

                           Class Teacher                                                          Teaching Assistant      


Spring 1- Out of this World!


This half term we are learning all about outer space and our Solar System. We have thought of lots of questions we would like to find out over the half term and are excited to learn more! We will be using non-fiction texts and the NASA Science for kids website to answer our questions and find out even more about our Solar System. We will then use the information we have learnt to write our own class non-fiction book.

Here is some of the key vocabulary that we will be using this half term. 

If you would like to find out more about our Solar System why not take a look at the NASA Science for kids website below:


Here are some of the exciting books that we have in our reading area this half term.



In Maths we are continuing to work on our super subitising skills. This half term we will be using these skills to help us find one more and one less as well as finding out what smaller numbers make up bigger numbers. This is what we call the composition of number, for example in 5 there is 3+2, 4+1, 2+2+1, 1+1+1+1+1 etc. 


If you would like an introduction to what subitising is and why it is so important why not watch this video below by Karen Wilding.





Mouse and Bear

Towards the end of this half term we will start to learn the story of Mouse and Bear by Kev Payne. We will be learning some simple songs to go with the story as well as using the book for our Literacy and Maths learning. The story will then be brought to life on the 19th February with live music and narration from Polly Ives and the Concerteenies. This is an immersive performance where children will join in with the singing and retelling of the story. 


Why not have a look at some of the warm up activities and songs by clicking this link:

PE Information

Chestnut class will have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday.

Wednesday will be outdoor P.E. and Friday will be Indoors. For outdoor P.E. please provide your child with warm clothing during the colder months such as dark jogging bottoms/leggings and a jacket. They will also need trainers that fasten securely on to their feet, these can be any colour. To avoid any of their items becoming lost please could names be put in all items of clothing.
No jewellery can be worn during P.E lessons: earrings must be removed.

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