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Year R- Chestnut

Set Work During School Closure

In Early Years (Chestnut and Acorn Classes) we will be using your child's Tapestry account for daily learning.

The rest of the school will be working differently to us with set timetables and class work.

PLEASE check your child’s Tapestry account for daily learning.  Below are messages and also a list of useful websites for you to use with your child.

Wednesday, 1st April - a Message from Mrs Edmondson

Easter Craft
Chestnut Class

Create an Easter ‘hat’ using what you have got in the house.
Photograph your Easter ‘hat’ and post on Tapestry.
Happy Easter and have fun!

Also, how about...............

Easter Growing Challenge
Chestnut Class

Using recycled things from your house, plant any type of seed to grow. If you have a sunflower, then great but anything, broad beans, runner beans, wildflower seeds, cress.
Top tip, maybe put a few seeds in at a time in case one doesn’t work.
Post your pictures on Tapestry.

Happy Easter and have fun!


EYFS - Useful Websites for Home Learning


Reception children should be using numbers up to 20, reading them, writing them and putting them in order. Also exploring addition and subtraction within that range.


We have learnt all the single sounds and some diagraphs (two letter sounds). When using ‘Phonics Play’ or other phonic websites please focus on the Phase 2 games. As the phases do not relate to our ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics scheme there may be some sounds the children are unfamiliar with.

Also during school closure, are offering free parent access using:

User name: march20
Password: home


Outdoor Learning

General Ideas



Welcome to Chestnut Class


Academic Year 2019-2020







Our Class Teacher is Mrs Claire Edmondson - Tuesday to Friday

and Mrs Julie Radford each Monday

Drop In:  Friday




There is one spacious Reception classroom and a fantastic outdoor area. The outdoor area is shared with the Nursery. In Reception we operate an open door policy; this means that the children can access activities inside and outside the classroom throughout the day.
The adults within the classroom interact alongside the children scaffolding their learning based on the children’s interests and ideas.

In our classroom we have a home corner, a quiet area, an investigation area, a creative area, a writing bench as well as a maths area. There are opportunities for a full range of activities.
The outdoors is full of learning experiences where we can dig in the digging area, make castles in the sand, play with soap bubbles in the water, climb and run on the mound and through the willow tunnel, ride bikes, trikes and scooters, share a book with a friend and always have lots of fun!

We love to learn through self-chosen play based activities in a calm, secure environment. Our aim is for our children to be active, motivated and independent learners.




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