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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year R - Chestnut Class

Friday 27th November

Another fantastic week in Chestnut class! This week we have been learning about 'one more' with numbers to 5 through number stories and practical hands on activities. We are so impressed with how the children have picked up this concept and are using the language of 'one more'. Have a look at our photos below!

Learner of the week............
For excellent blending when reading and using her phonics so well when writing. Well done. 

Friday 20th November

Chestnut class are loving our new topic of 'Space'. They have been so engaged in our first story related to the topic 'Whatever Next' and used our story map to retell the story brilliantly. Our Space station role play has proved very popular and the children have already made journeys as far as the sun! On Monday a pair of 'Space boots' were delivered to class and investigations are underway to find out who they belong to. We can't wait for more exciting space related activities as the term unfolds. 

Please don't forget to email us if you need any support with anything or just want to ask a question. 

Learner of the week...............
For his fantastic focus this week and great phonics works.😀

Friday 13th November

This week Chestnut class took part in a virtual Remembrance Day Service. They were all so sensible and sat quietly during the 2 minute silence. Some of the children enjoyed making poppies and playing with our army small world. See our lovely photos below!

Learner of the week.........
For showing so much enthusiasm towards our new topic, answering and asking thoughtful questions about our learning. Also for fantastic phonics work. Well done. 

Friday 6th November

Welcome back to term 2! We hope you all had a lovely break. 

This term will see us blasting off into space as part of our topic about Robots and Space which the children chose at the end of last term. 

This week they were fascinated about the different jobs robots do to help us and asked some great questions! More information about this terms learning can be found in our newsletter which is attached below. 

The children also took part in a 'balance ability' session and they all really impressed us with their fantastic listening and great bike skills!

Well done Chestnut Class. 

Please see below for our learner of the week and photos in class. We have also attached the reading letter and a Reading Power Point to help you support your child in their reading journey.

Learner of the term. . .

For coming back really settled after the half-term, engaging in all activities with such enthusiasm and for playing so nicely with your friends in Chestnut class. Well done, we are very proud of you!

Have fun learning to read!

Balance ability

Friday 23rd October

What an amazing first term! We are so proud of Chestnut class in how they have settled, their eagerness to learn and all their achievements. 

To conclude our topic about ourselves this week we have been learning about our senses. The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the Autumn sensory experiences. Check out the lovely photos below!

Letters handed out today in class are attached below as well.

Lastly, we would like to wish you a lovely, relaxing half-term break, so well deserved!

Learner of the term...............
For settling quickly into school life and having a great desire to learn new things. For listening carefully at carpet time, sharing ideas and asking thoughtful questions.
For tackling  every task with enthusiasm and curiosity and always keen to give new things a go.

Well done!

Friday 16th October
Learner of the week.......
For settling so well into Chestnut Class and quickly making lots of new friends. For always being polite, thoughtful and eager to take part in a range of activities.

Friday 16th October

The children have loved our Power of Reading book this term 'So much' by Trish Cooke. We have been so impressed how keen they have been with all the activities from retelling the story, ordering the characters, writing invitations, and creating their own 'lift the flap' page for our own version of the story. Well done Chestnut class!

Friday 9th October
Learner of the week.....
For always trying his best in his learning and being interested in all the activities provided. Well done!
During Forest Schools we went on a sound hunt. We then completed some mark making using sticks and chalk. 
Write Dance
During our Write Dance session we listened to an Autumn poem. We then listened to a piece of music and imagined all the things we had heard about in the poem. On large pieces of paper we had to draw shapes to create what we saw when we listened to the music.
Friday 2nd October

Learner of the week. . .

Showing great enthusiasm for learning new things and being thoughtful and caring towards her peers. Well done. 
In our maths sessions this week we have been looking at different ways to make the number 5. We have used a range of resources to support our learning. 

Friday 25th September

What a fantastic week in Chestnut class! We are so impressed how the children have coped going full time, although we suspect they may be a little tired this weekend! They are so positive in class and have really enjoyed our number time and phonics sessions. 

We have attached the Reading letter to go with the books they have brought home today for your reference.

Also check out some photos below of the children enjoying learning and school life.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday 18th September


Hello and welcome to Chestnut class!

We are super proud of all the children and how well they have settled at school. 

They have enjoyed their lunches this week and impressed us with how they have sat and ate their food so nicely. Well done Chestnut class!

We are looking forward to next week when the children go full time and really getting stuck into our learning. Next week we start to introduce phonics.

Please see below information about our learning for this term.

Don't forget our email is if you need to contact us for anything. 

Have a good weekend!