Chestnut 2019-2020

Welcome to Chestnut!
Our topic this term is Science-based changes of state: solid, liquids and gasses and we look forward to plenty of investigations!
Key focus throughout the year
  • Increased independence and willingness to take risks, make mistakes and ask for help  - this will help them grow into confident learners.


  • Learning tables in division and multiplication format to recall in any order and within 6 seconds is our goal this year as the government have introduced a computerised tables test where the class must recall a wide rage of tables facts from upto and including12 x 12 multiplication facts tables.


  • Vocabulary and language: it is increasingly problematic that children cannot express themselves using precise vocabulary and full sentences so we are promoting and encouraging a development of spoken learning.
Before we start that, we will have a fabulous day trip to Slimbridge Wetlands to look at life cycles, food chains and freshwater habitats so we are starting the year off on a separate mini science project.
May the sun come back out - as it often does as children come back to school - for a fabulous first week!
Rachael Boiling