Week 10

This is the page to find out what Chestnut class are up to this week.

Summer Specials Slide Show

Here is another slide show of some of the work that has been sent in. We are truly pleased to see everything that you have been doing and it just shows us what busy bees you have been.Well done to all of you. Keep up the great work.

English- Talk 4 writing 

Here are the new talk for writing booklets for this week. 

Year 1- Brian the bear 

Year 2 - Superheroes

File icon: pdf Y1-Brian-Bear [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y2-Superheroes [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Reading Response- Little Red Reading Hood

Listen to the youtube story for this week and complete the following activities on your padlet. 

Padlet Link

Monday - Before listening to the story I would like you to make a prediction about what you think the story is about. 

Tuesday- Can you find a really unusual place to read, Just like Red and tell me where it is? 

Wednesday- What stories can you think of that have a wolf in them who is a bad character?

Thursday- How many different fairytales can you find hidden in this story? 

Friday- Miss Hall would like to know which fairytales you would mix up and what would happen in them? 

Little Red Reading Hood 

Phonics and Spelling activities 

Use the letters and sounds phonics videos on youtube for more phonics lessons:

Youtube letters and sounds Year 1

Monday - Lesson 11

Tuesday- Lesson 12

Wednesday- Lesson 13

Thursday- Lesson 14 

Friday- Lesson 15 


Monday -  aw sound sheet 

Year 2- Practise words with silent b sound- sheet 


Tuesday-   ir sound sheet

Year 2 -Using yesterdays silent b sound- write the words on card/paper and hide around the house. Children find the words and read them. 

Wednesday-  ue 1 sound sheet

Year 2- silent w sound sheet 


Thursday- ue 2 sound sheet

Year 2 - write the words down on a large piece of paper- call words out and children splat them with hand or fly swat etc. 


Friday -  wh sound sheet

Year 2- write a mixture of silent b ad w sounds on cards- present them to the children. How many can they read. you could try a spelling test if they are confident, 

File icon: pptx AW phonics [pptx 79KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx IR phonics [pptx 161KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx UE phonics [pptx 81KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx UE phonics 1 [pptx 90KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx WH phonics [pptx 96KB] Click to download
File icon: pub silent b worksheet [pub 66KB] Click to download
File icon: pub silent w worksheet [pub 211KB] Click to download


Y1 Monday 

Make Arrays 

Y1 Tuesday 

Make Doubles

Y1 Wednesday

Make equal groups 

Y2 Wednesday 

Sort 2D and 3D shapes 

Y2 Thursday 

Merge 2d and 3d shapes 

Science- Hungry Animals 

Today we are learning that we can group animals according to what they eat. 

Use the PPT to find out about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. 

Then use the pictures to sort the animals on to the Venn diagram. 


You may wish to use the internet to find out about other animals. 

click link to find out about animal teeth

File icon: ppt Identifying Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores PowerPoint [ppt 12MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Sorting Activity [pdf 4MB] Click to download

RE- Who is Muslim and how do they live?

Last week in our RE lesson we had begun to learn about the idea that Muslims believe in Allah as the one true God.

We also learnt about the Shahadah and how this is the most important belief for Muslims. 

The Shahadah says Muhammad is God's messenger (many Muslims say 'Peace be upon him after his name- or write PBUH) 


Stories of the Prophet are very important in Islam. They say alot about what the Prophet Muhammad said and did, and these stories often teach Muslims an inspiring lesson. 

Watch the video which teaches us the story of the Tiny Ant and the Crying Camel. 

Talk about how these stories might inspire people today. Draw a picture of one of these stories and write a sentence about what it teaches people today. 


Carnival of the Animals 


Today the children will be learning about how insruments can represent sounds of different animals.

Ask the children to hold up the card or a toy animal when you call its name. 

What sound does this animal make? Refer back to last weeks music video for help when you ask the children to think of an instrument that can be used to represent the animal. 

Listen to carnival of the animals on youtube. Children come up with ideas about what animal they think they can hear being represented by an instrument and why. Do they know what the instrument is? 

See sheet below for additional information about this lesson.

Please note- the music piece is 20 minutes long so it may be better spread across a couple of sessions. 

File icon: pdf Representing-Animals-Through-Music [pdf 112KB] Click to download

ART- Carnival of the Animals

Listen once again to carnival of the animals. Children to choose their favourite representation of an animal and whilst listening to it they can draw/paint a picture of that animal.