Welcome to Chestnut Class!
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) our priority is to ensure that the children are independent, happy and secure. Wherever possible we try to follow the interests of the children, this means that our topics are always evolving and changing. By building on the children's interests and engaging with them in activities of their choice, we are able to get a deeper level of learning and give them the skills to become lifelong learners.
Our topic for this term is "Space". We will be learning all about the planets, sun, stars and moon and we might even have an alien crash landing! You can find an overview of what we will be learning this term below.
Our teacher is Miss Cox and our teaching assistant is Miss Middleton. We have some fantastic adult helpers – Miss Hodson – who comes in to work with us on a Tuesday morning and Mrs Cox who comes in to bake with us on a Thursday. The Year 6 children also work closely with us, hearing us read and helping us when we go out of school.
Our PE days are Monday - with Miss Cox and Wednesday - with Ricky. We have been learning how to throw and catch balls with accuracy. We have learnt how to scoop, make a bowl and we are even trying to catch one handed.
To enable us to take ownership of our learning in the classroom and to see our learning journey over the term, we each have a square on the wall. Here we can put our pictures, things we have made and our teachers add photographs of our learning. We love looking at the work in our squares and talking to our friends about it.
Take a look at our planning overview for this term. This may well change slightly, as we try to follow the interests of the children as much as possible!