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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 teacher is Miss Cox and our teaching assistant is Miss Hodson. Mrs Cox comes in to bake with us on a Thursday and we have specialist PE lessons for two terms a year. The Year 6 children also work closely with us, hearing us read and helping us when we go out of school.


Our topic for this term is "Celebrations". We will be learning all about different Celebrations around the world including, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Children in Need, Hannukkah and Christmas.

We will link this to our three school drivers: Community, Wider Opportunities and Well-being .

We will think about the similarities and differences between the different celebrations and learn about respecting the beliefs and traditions of other cultures. Towards the end of the term we will learn the Nativity Story through talk 4 writing. You can find an overview of what we will be learning this term below. 


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. This term we have Learnt about different types of jumps and rolls, putting them into a sequence. We have also been learning about different styles and emotions of dance. We have incorporated these into the Nursery Rhymes that we learnt last term.  


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!




Picture 1 Rama and Sita Story (Diwali)
Picture 2 Making a tractor in the outdoor area
Picture 3 Role play story telling
Picture 4 Our Diyas for Diwali
Picture 5 Our Diyas for Diwali
Picture 6 Birthday invitation list
Picture 7 Numicon number bonds
Picture 8 Matching quantity (number of fingers to numeral
Picture 9 Baking for the Children in Need Bake Sale
Picture 10 Selling Cakes at the Cake Sale

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