Week 12

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

English- Talk 4 writing 

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

Year 1-  The Magical Teaching Box

Year 2 -  The Stone Trolls

File icon: pdf The magical teaching Box [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Stone-Trolls [pdf 6MB] Click to download

Reading Response-- Non Fiction Text.


Remember to find a new video each day on Mrs Baker's Youtube channel!

Everyday this week you will be able to listen to Mrs Baker discussing different parts of the world using an Atlas to help. This week our reading response is a quiz. You will need to listen carefully to each video to answer the questions. Hopefully you will learn lots of new facts about the world. We havent got a padlet this week to uplaod to but hopefully I will get it sorted for next week. 

Click on the link below where you will find a new section of the atlas each day.  

The Atlas

Monday - The World

Which is the largest desert in the world? How many oceans are there?

Tuesday- Russia

Where do Nenet people live?

Wednesday- Southern Africa

What giant animal would you find in the Seychelles?

Thursday- South America

What is used to make rubber?

Friday- Central America

How many islands in the carribean sea?



Year 1. This week we will contnue to use the Governments Letters and Sounds videos. They cover all the bases of what the children should be doing in the Summer term with their phonics work. You may have been contiuing to use these over the last couple of weeks, if so then please continue. If not then we will carry on from lesson 36 this week. 

Year 1 lessons

Monday- lesson 40

Tuesday- lesson 41

Wednesday- lesson 42

Thursday- lesson 43


Year 2 

See attached documents for spelling and grammar mats. 

File icon: pdf Mat 5 - Middle Ability [pdf 326KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 6 - Middle Ability [pdf 354KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Activity Sheet [pdf 100KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Answers [pdf 112KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-4010-correct-the-sentence-punctuation-activity-sheets-phase-23 ver 7 [pdf 88KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Answers [pdf 112KB] Click to download


Y1 Monday 

ordering numbers

Y1 Tuesday 

recognising coins

Y1 Wednesday

recognising notes 

Y1 Thursday

counting coins

Y2 Monday 

Measure mass in grams

Y2 Tuesday 

Measure mass in KG

Y2 Wednesday 

compare volume

Y2 Thursday 



Extra maths work

There is a section to accompany each day of maths if you are looking for extra work. 

Science/PSHCE - What makes us happy?

Your needs 

1. Discuss with an adult what makes you happy? Write a list of all the things you think you need to make you happy. 

Animals needs 

2. Choose 4 different animals, try and pick different types of animals, e.g. farm animal, dog, bird, hamster, tiger etc. 

draw a picture of each animal and around the outside write what each animal needs for survival. 

Are they the same or are they different? 

Desert Island

3. Now imagine that you are stranded on a desert island. What would you need to survive? Draw all the items in a suitcase. When you have finished compare these items with your list from the first activity. Are any of these items the same or have they changed? why do you think this is? 

Science and PSHCE 

Documents you may find useful ...

File icon: pdf T-HE-334-Desert-Island-Survival-Activity-Sheet [pdf 146KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-tp-5513-empty-suitcase-activity-sheet ver 1 [pdf 196KB] Click to download


Explain that you are going to play them a piece of music performed by 7 different musicians, and at the end you are going to ask them how many/what instruments were used to make the song.

Have a listen to the song Anything, by Naturally 7. What how many/what instruments were used? The answer is one instrument, the voice. (Click the play button on the website and use the arrows until you find the Anything song). 


Naturally 7 are a group of vocalists who experiment making sounds using their voices to create amazing music. With your child, list different musical instruments the children know: guitar; trumpet; drums; violin; piano etc. Discuss how you can use your voice to mimic the sound of that instrument. 

Choose a well known, simple song such as Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and assign each group an instrument from the list created earlier. Challenge the children to try ‘playing’ the song in the style of their instrument, using only their voice. Perform to each other!

Art - Paul Klee

This week we are learning about the artist Paul Klee. Many of his pictures are made with continous lines, with each closed space filled with bright colours. 

This weeks activity: 

Take your pen for a walk. Give your child a blank piece of paper. They have 20 seconds to take their pen for a walk on the paper by drawing  'scribble' all over the page. The only rule is that you must not lift your pencil off the paper. Once they have finished show them Paul Klee's artwork. 

The children now have to 'find' creatures and objects hidden within their scribble and colour it in. They can name their creatures, decide on how they got into their house and introduce it to other people. 


Paul Klee

Exploring our Oceans

Guess Who?- Ask your child to write fact cards about animals from under the sea. They can use books or websites to find out about the appearance, habitat and diet of each creature. After this, play a game of ‘Guess Who?’ using the cards and yes/no questions


Put Your Goggles On- Your child can visit this website and watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Whilst watching, ask them to sketch all of the animals that they can see. Remind them to look at the shapes and patterns on each creature and to include these in their sketches.

Afternoon Tasks

This weeks afternoon tasks are based around The Atlas  

Day of the week Learning  Task to complete

  To research an ocean.        

 Research an ocean of your choice.

Tuesday To create a factfile or poster about an ocean 

Using facts and pictures, create a poster or book about the ocean you researched yesterday. 


I know the oceans of the worlds and can find them on a map

Use the world map to label colour in the oceans/seas -See documents below 


I can find continents on a world map.

Using your world map from yesterday, colour in the places we have learnt about this week. see documents below

File icon: pdf T-G-174-Blank-World-Map ver 1 [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-T-11584--World-Map-with-Names-Continents-and-Oceans- ver 4 [pdf 364KB] Click to download