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Year R- Chestnut



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explaining returning to school on 1st June. 

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Set Work During School Closure

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“Dear Chestnuts,

We hope you are keeping safe and well. We are still enjoying our seaside topic this term. This week has a bit of a party theme, so we hope you have fun with it at home!

Stay safe,

Mrs G and the team”


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Dear Chestnuts

We hope you are all keeping safe and well at home! We are really enjoying our seaside topic in school. We have been mermaids, we’ve drawn sharks and made jellyfish.

Take care

Mrs G & the Team



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Hi Chestnuts!

Our next book in this topic is ‘Tiddler’. We hope you enjoying hearing it and exploring it at home. Don’t forget to let us see what you get up to on Tapestry!

We are thinking of and missing all of you that aren’t in school at the moment,

Mrs G and the Rec team


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“Dear Chestnuts,

Wow week 3 already! We are missing you all here in school but we are very glad you are keeping safe. This week we are reading The Snail and The Whale. One of your friends has brought his snails in to show us. We have been fascinated watching them. Last week we discovered their favourite leaves were dandelions! Have a great week and keep us posted on Tapestry!

Mrs Gale”


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"Ooo arrr, Chestnuts! This be a pirate week! Enjoy getting up to lots of nautical mischief!


We'd love to see what you get up to on Tapestry!


Mrs Gale and the EY team"

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In Early Years (Chestnut and Acorn Classes) we will be using your child's Tapestry account to keep in touch with you and provide learning opportunities.

A weekly plan with ideas will be available on Tapestry. Parents can choose to either follow the plan daily or pick activities to enjoy throughout the week. We greatly value any learning which takes place – whether it is inspired by what we have planned or led by the children! Please continue to record your child’s learning on Tapestry. We will be uploading videos and pictures throughout the week, as well as posting extra challenges and opportunities for the children to steer the direction of our topic.


EYFS - Useful Websites for Home Learning - updated April 2020


There are several concepts that are key to Early Maths understanding.  They are explained well here:

White Rose Maths are also an incredibly useful foundation.  We will follow their schemes for home learning some weeks, but you can access their resources any time here:


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

The Oxford Owl website has free ebooks which follow our Read Write Inc scheme.  This will allow you to 'change' your child's reading book!  Please ask Mrs Gale for login and password.


Outdoor Learning

General Ideas


Welcome to Chestnut Class

Academic Year 2019-2020







Our Class Teacher is Mrs Tess Gale

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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