The final term is in sight for the children in Chestnut. They have worked hard and have one last busy term ahead of them. It is set to be exciting with the children looking at the Hills and Mountains in Geography and the Stone Age in History. There are exciting things planned for these topics and the children will become landscape artists using some of the Hills and Mountains studied.
In maths the children are going to be looking at time, please support them with this learning by giving them chance to tell the time at home. Year 3 will learn to read analogue times to the nearest minute and read digital times as well. While the Year 2 children are going to learn to read analogue clocks to the quarter hours and the nearest five minutes. If you can help them with this please give them the opportunities to read the time at home.
Wednesday is now Chestnut’s P.E. day, so please make sure your child has got their P.E. Kits with them. They do need suitable clothes for warm and cooler weather as your child may be doing P.E. inside and outside, weather depending. Please ensure that earrings are removed for P.E. and long hair is tied back.
Small Schools Week
This year, our Small Schools Week theme has been "People Who Help Us". This has been a very fun week with the children finding out all about the people that are there to help all of us. Please look at all the things we have done this week.
Monday - Police Day
The class had the focus of the Police and what they do for us. The children found a mini crime scene in their classroom and had to work out who committed the crime. This was an amazing activity that all the children engaged with and they did find the culprit. The class really liked finding out about the work of the Police and looking at P.C. Colin's car.
Tuesday - Armed Forces Day
It was the Armed Forces Parade in Spalding so the the children joined in with activities about the Armed Forces. The day was started by looking at the Armed Forces and what they do for us, especially with Wainfleet in mind. They tried to salute as a mark of respect and a thank you for what the Armed Forces do for us and put it on Twitter. The children also had a try to create a new medal for the Armed Forces and had to decide what it would be for. They also discussed what they thought it meant to be a hero and whether people in the Armed Forces are hero's. Another exciting if not soggy day.
Wednesday - RNLI Day
The children have found out about the work of the RNLI and how they keep us safe at the beach. They had fun completing the Water Safety Passports on the RNLI's website. The children then found out about life saving and what they could use to save a life. They had a go at throwing a ring or a ball on the field and found that they could all do it!
Thursday - Air Ambulance Day
This has been another action packed day for the children. They have found out about an amazing charity and that it is 25 this year! The children had a go at making Superhero masks because the theme for the Air Ambulance this year is Superheros. The class also had a go at making paper helicopters and flying them to the ground. They did not expect the results they got from this. Then they had an afternoon of sporting activities to celebrate how active the paramedics on the Air Ambulance are. Finally they had a try at a treasure hunt, with each picture having a letter on it. These made an anagram, ask your children what the words were....
Friday - Fire Safety and Firefighters
This was the last of our amazing Small Schools Week. The children had a look at fire safety and how to make sure they can keep themselves and grown ups safe. This was a good day and was finished off with a super display of pictures and writing about "People Who Help Us". See it on our classroom windows until the end of term, or see below for pictures from this very busy week.
The children really enjoyed their trip to the Lincolnshire Show.They had a wonderful day looking round the showground and looking at the exhibits. It was a super day and the weather turned nice for us by the end of the day.
Stone Age Morning with Jed
Jed came to school today and taught the children what is known about the Stone Age and their way of life. The children did lots of discussing and working out some problems like how to get stones from Wales to Stonehenge. This was some good problem solving skills the children used.
They also got to experience other skills that they would need to live in the Stone Age. The children had to grind grain to make flour but only made a small dough ball. They looked at the skills needed to make a fire and why you would keep it in during the summertime. They also tried weaving to make a Stone Age house or fence. One of the biggest challenges was making a reef knots to make a net.
The children found the day very interesting and learned something new. They all decided that they didn’t fancy life in the Stone Age compared to life today.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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