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Aylburton Church of England Primary School

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Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class!


Chestnut Class is home to 32 children in Reception, Year One and Year Two. Mrs Larkham (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Jones (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) are the Chestnut Class Teachers. 

We also have one Full-time Teaching Assistant Miss Hancock and two Part-time Teaching Assistants Mrs Walton and Mrs Riach. In addition to this we have Mrs Mitchell who supports on a 1:1 basis. 


Chestnut Class Learning  - Spring 2024


This term we are looking forward to a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities.  Our English work will be based around three class texts. We'll begin the year with The Bear Under the Stairs before looking forward to Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish and The Dragon Machine. In History we'll learn all about the first flight (which lasted a whopping 12 seconds) and significant people who contributed to it. In music, we'll learn how to play the glockenspiel while inventing a musical story and in Computing we'll finish our unit on pictograms and then make some music using the laptops and iPads. 


Of course, that's not the end of it! To find out more detail about other aspects of our learning this term, please see the learning overview attached below. 

Learning Overview Spring 2024

Learning Overview Autumn 2023

Little Wandle PowerPoint for Parents

Last Half Term: A very special visitor!

Last half term on October 10th, in Chestnut class we had a very special visitor. Mrs Mary Thomas used to teach at Aylburton C. Of E. She retired in 1987. Last week it was her 95th birthday and she asked if she could come back to visit the school. Mr and Mrs Reece brought her in to see us. Mr Reece used to be in her class when he was a little boy!! They both answered lots of our questions about how school used to be and how it has changed. Mrs Thomas told us that her favourite book was Charlotte’s Web. She asked us to sing her a song, and we performed 3 of our favourites. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Mrs Thomas back to Aylburton school. We thought she was wonderful!! Thank you to Mr and Mrs Reece for arranging the visit.

A Surprise Visitor!

On Monday18th September we had a surprise visitor! We discovered some footprints outside our classroom. We followed them and found a nest. Something had made the nest right next to our classroom! Inside the nest we found some clues……some orange and yellow fur and a half eaten banana! There were more footprints, so we followed them and they led to the library. Inside we found more clues….something had knocked over some chairs. It had been reading our books and eating more bananas! Here we are, investigating what might have happened.

A Surprise Visitor - Monday 18th September

Reception children thought about who our surprise visitor might have been!

The Reception children have been exploring colour and finger painted rainbows. We have been talking about how we are all different and unique and created collage faces.