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Home Learning Week Beginning 4.5.20


Hello Chestnuts!
Thank you so much for all your contributions to our 'half hunt'. Look out in the newsletter today for your photos.

Today is the last day I will setting work this week, with tomorrow being a bank holiday. There was a task for tomorrow that linked to the special day itself that you may wish to have a go at, but it is up to you.

So for today;
- If you haven't written a letter to some one yet give it a go.

- Begin learning about quarters in maths, I wonder if you notice anything about quarters related to your learning about halves,

- Take a look at the BBC Bitesize lesson for coding. It looked like lots of fun.

Enjoy the sunshine!


Happy Wednesday Chestnuts!


I had a few pictures of halves that you could find around your home, it would be lovely to see more too.


In English your job is to write your letter using your checklist that you wrote yesterday.


In Maths, you are continuing to look at halves.


Mr Pillans has prepared your science learning, here is the link for the online lesson:


He has also set you a little challenge to look at the different trees around you and try to identify them and let him know what trees you find.


I look forward to seeing what you get up to!



Morning Chestnuts!
Thank you for your lovely pictures yesterday. It is a bit strange being back in school this week without all of you. I will share some photos of what we have been up to too.

Today's learning is continuing to think about letters, beginning to think about fractions in maths and learning about the compass.

Challenge today is to see how many examples of a half you can find around your home - food is a good way to help. When you send me your pictures I will create a collage of them all. The most unusual will receive Dojo points and a special mention in this week's newsletter.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures, videos and messages today Chestnuts!
Miss Gray


Morning Chestnuts!
It is May! Can you believe that we have reached the fifth month of the year already!

This week will be a little different as I am working in school. I will continue to look at Dojo every day but may not reply as promptly as in the past weeks due to this.

I have attached the weeks learning for you and will continue to upload the other bits you need daily as before too, it will just be earlier in the day or the night before. The theme for the week in English is linked to the special day on Friday which is VE Day.

As an added challenge this week I would like you to find out as much as you can about this special day and share with me what you find.

Have a fabulous day and I will continue to check in on your messages and portfolios to see what you are up to.

Miss Gray

Home Learning 1.5.20

Wow can you believe it is Friday already!

It was so lovely to see so many of you yesterday and talk with you on our video call. I will arrange another one of these soon, in smaller groups so that it makes it easier for you to talk to each other. If you weren’t able to join but would like to next time just let me know and I can arrange it for you.

Today’s learning is bringing all your work in English together, continuing the maths and a music lesson.

Here is the link for the Music lesson:

Key worker thank you: keep sending your 'thank you' cards and pictures to me and I will make a pic collage to share them all with you.

Please remember that these are only suggestions and it is lovely when the children do them but if your child does other learning opportunities, that is absolutely fine. Your child’s happiness and safety is paramount during these strange times.

I cannot wait to see what you are up to today…. make me proud Chestnuts!

Home Learning 30.4.20

Morning Chestnuts,

It appears there was a blip with the grid and the one that was sent out had today’s learning missing…oops.

Here is the link for the English lesson today on BBC Bitesize.

Topic: I would like you to think about the human and physical geography around you. Human geography is features that have been created by humans like buildings, lamp posts and roads. Physical geography is where things naturally appear in the environment such as hills and rivers.

Go on a walk (if the weather is nice) or think about the area around your home and make a list of the human and physical geography you see or can think about.

I have included some word mats to help you think.

Also looking forward to seeing you on our Zoom call at 1pm.

Home Learning 29.4.20

Morning Chestnuts!

We have reached the middle of our week and I am so proud of the work that you are sending me and I love seeing what else you have been up to too.

Today you are going to be practicing your writing, like we do in the classroom, using your story maps from yesterday.

Also Mr Pillans has a Science lesson for you.

I look forward to seeing what you get up to today...keep the pictures and videos coming.

My challenge for you today is to create something to say 'Thank you' to all of our NHS staff. This could be a colourful picture, a card, a poem or a story for them to read. I would love to see what you create.

Home Learning 28.4.20

Terrific Tuesday is upon us Chestnuts!
I am really really impressed with all of the maths that you are doing and love seeing you use your toys to make the equal groups. Keep up the amazing work!

Today's RWI lessons involve the sounds 'oo' and 'ea'. I have an extra little task for you today... can you find any words from around your home that contain those sounds? If you can, share them with me and I will add them to our sound book. Remember to try and join those special friends together... I will post a video modelling how to do this shortly, have a look on Dojo for the video. 

In Maths, you are adding equal groups, I think you will all be fabulous at this!

I have attached the Powerpoint for the Topic work on Toys. I cannot wait to see what you all find out!

I look forward to seeing your pictures and videos today :)

Home Learning 27.4.20

Morning Chestnuts, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and made the most of the beautiful weather in your gardens or on your daily walks.


I have a new week of learning for you, I have attached the grid. It was lovely to see all of your work last week and I look forward to seeing it again this week.

Don't forget if you would like a few more bits to do you can go onto NumBots to practice your maths and build your robots. Also there is Oxford Owl and Book Trust where you can read books too.

As always, I am here to answer any questions or queries you may have of just to talk to. If you or your child would like a phone call, just let me know.

Home Learning 22.4.20

Can you believe it is Wednesday already... I can't.
Thank you for your lovely toy drawings yesterday, videos and messages. It is lovely to see you all!

I have made a table with all the learning for the week to make it easier. Please do not feel overwhelmed by the look of it, it is no more than has been set so far and you do not have to complete everything it can be done as a when you feel your child is ready.

I will still be checking in and sending a daily message to see how you are all getting on. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help. :)

Home Learning 21.4.20

Happy Tuesday Chestnuts!

It was lovely to see some of your predictions for the book, keep sending them if you have made them.

Learning for today:

- Watch the RWI lesson for your group today. Set 2 goes live at 10am and Set 3 at 10:30am. Have a look at the spelling session for your group too, you can wow your families with your use of Fred Fingers to help you spell.
- English – Here is a link for you to watch the story I introduced yesterday. Here is the link: Listen to the story and ask your parents about any vocabulary that you are unsure of, you could re-read the sentence to help you understand what the word means in this context.
- Maths – Did you enjoy the counting in 2s lesson I shared with you yesterday? Today I would like you to look at the next lesson where you apply your counting skills. Here is the link you will need:
- Topic – as I mentioned yesterday our new topic is Toys. I would like you to look at your toys.
Which one is your favourite?
Why do you like this toy?
Think about the things you do with this toy?
Who do you play with when you play with this toy?

When you have thought about your favourite toy, I would like you to draw me a picture of the toy, looking carefully at all of the different parts and then write your sentences answering the questions or anything else you want to tell me about your toy. You could even get your adult to video you reading your information to me like you are sharing it with the class (you can send this through Portfolios on Dojo or using the class email:

I look forward to seeing what you get up to today, it is lovely to see you.

Miss Gray

Home Learning 20.4.20

Morning Chestnuts!

Well this is a different start to the Summer Term, I hope that the Easter Bunny managed to still deliver some yummy treats to you all, I was lucky and received an egg treat left on my door step. :) I am so glad that the sunshine has come back!

This term our topic is TOYS so some of our tasks will be linked to this throughout the next couple of weeks.

Phonics - Please continue to watch the RWI lessons each day. This will support your continued reading and spelling learning. Once you have watched the video try to find words around your home that contain the sound you learnt. If you were in Miss Stevenson's or Mrs Alexander's group use Set 2 and if you were in my group or Miss Seal's group use Set 3.
The lessons go live at the following times each day, but can be seen at anytime throughout the day: Set 2 10am and Set 3 10:30am

English - We are going to be reading a new book and doing tasks linked to it. Can you look carefully at the front cover and think about what the book may be about, let me know what you think it may be about and I will create a word cloud of all our ideas.

Maths – Before half term I asked you to think about counting in 2s. There is a video lesson that you can watch to help you learn about counting in 2s and get really good at counting forwards and backwards. You can access the video here:
You won’t need to print anything for this lesson. Just watch, take part and enjoy the tasks you are asked to have a go at.

PE - I was thinking about running and I wondered how long you could all jog on the spot for…I wonder if you can try it again and do it for longer? Can you do it longer than someone in your house?

It was lovely to see what you have got up to over the Easter Holidays, keep sending your pictures to me. If you aren’t able to send things through Class Dojo you can send them using our new class email:

I look forward to seeing what you get up to…

Home Learning Resources - Week beginning 27.4.20

Home Learning 3.4.20

Good Morning Chestnuts!


Well today marks the first day of your Easter Holidays! 


I will not be setting daily tasks throughout the holidays but I have created a grid with 12 ideas of fun things you could try, if you want to. These include learning new skills, languages and making things, I think I will try a few too!


Please continue to send me your lovely pictures and videos showing me what you get up to, it is so lovely to see your smiley faces! :) I will be checking Dojo once a day so will comment and reply then, so don't worry...I will not miss a thing. 


Keep being wonderful, curious, inquisitive and most of all YOU! 


I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you have a lovely Easter.

Miss Gray

Easter Project

Home Learning 2.4.20


I think the sun saw your fabulous sun creations yesterday as it has come back today, yipee! :)


I have three tasks for you today....

1. If you haven't watched the video of the poem I read yesterday, take a look (it is on the Class Story on Dojo). Can you write me a little poem? Can you include words that rhyme (sound the same) in your poem?


2. Our R this term is Risk Taking. Can you share with me some examples of you taking safe risks while at home? I will add the pictures you send to a pic collage and put it in this week's newsletter. 


3. Following the maths game I shared with you on Tuesday. Have a go at creating your own counting game involving some cards that you may have at home. I can then share with other families for them to try at home too! 


Keep smiling and keeping safe at home. I am really enjoying seeing all of your lovely pictures and videos. 

Keep them coming!


Miss Gray

Home Learning 1.4.20

Morning Chestnuts!


Well I don't know about where you are but the sun has decided to hide today. :( Therefore I have 2 tasks for you:


1. Can you create a sunshine to brighten up the day? This can be out of anything you have at as creative as you can. I will have a go too and share it with you later.


2. As it is Wednesday, we would usually have Science with Mr Pillans. He has asked you to investigate how the seasons are changing. I have included his work below and you can also access it from the class web page (


Keep being fabulous and sending me the work you do at home as I love to see your smiley faces. 
*Remember there is NumBots, Oxford Owl and RWI lessons to keep you going with Maths and Reading.*

Science Learning 1.4.20

Home Learning 31.3.20

Morning Chestnuts!

I was made very hungry yesterday by all of your sandwich designs. Some fantastic labelling and drawing was seen.

Today I have 2 tasks for you:

1. If you haven't already, check out the Read Write Inc daily sound lesson. You can wow your families by showing how you can use the sound in words too.

2. Watch this clip of 'Bubbles' (if you were in school in the last week you have already watched this but watch again to refresh your mind).

When you have watched it...imagine you are on a beach. What do you feel, see, hear and smell? Write some descriptive sentences using exciting adjectives to help you. Remember every sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces and ends with a piece of punctuation (. ? !).

E.g. Huge waves crash against the hard grey rocks.

Home Learning 30.3.20

Well Good Morning Chestnuts!

It is a little wetter than last week unfortunately.

During our topic lessons and linked to the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' we were going to be designing and making healthy sandwiches for Mr Grinling.

So my challenge for you is:
- Draw a sandwich design that would be healthy for Mrs Grinling to send in the basket to the lighthouse. So that I know what is in your sandwich, labels would be really helpful.

- After you have designed your sandwich, you could make it. Pretend you are Mr Grinling and give your sandwich a mark out of 5.

I am going to be doing the same I will post you my design and sandwich later (I think I will make it for my lunch today :) )

Don't forget to keep reading...I started a new book yesterday and am struggling to put it down.

I look forward to seeing your designs and the other amazing things you get up to at home.

Miss Gray

Home Learning 27.3.20

Hello Chestnuts!

Wow it is the end of the first week already…I hope you have all been enjoying the sun, enjoying the daily tasks and spending lots of time with your family at home. I have loved seeing the different ways you counted in 2s, someone managed to count all the way to 50… well done!


  • Joe Wicks PE lesson. I have been taking part with this while in school this week and have really enjoyed it. My favourite exercise is the jumpy claps –what is yours?
  • Daily RWI phonics lesson – children in Miss Stevenson and Mrs Alexander group need the Set 2 lesson and children in Miss Seal’s and my group need the Set 3 lesson.
  • Continue to count in 2s with objects around your home.


  • We had started learning about the seaside, your main task today is:

Investigate a seaside location in England and find out if it has any of the following features: a pier, a lighthouse, cliffs, a sandy or pebble beach, rock pools or a harbour. Share this with me in any way you wish. I look forward to finding out about different locations around the coast. If you are able to locate the location on a map, you will earn some bonus Dojo points.


Enjoy your day and  I look forward to seeing what you send me. J

Home Learning 26.3.20

Morning all!

I have loved seeing your pictures that you have sent in and your smiley faces. :) If you would like your rainbow to be part of our collage please make sure you have sent it today so I can add it to the newsletter too.

Learning for today:
- Have a go at logging on to the following link where you will find a RWI (Read Write Inc.) sound lesson.
You can wow your families with your knowledge. These lessons are available fro 24 hours and change daily so keep checking back for new sounds.

- Can you practice counting in 2s today? Socks are a great way to help. You could count in 2s as you go up and down the stairs, or along your path in the garden. Let me know how you practice your counting.

Continue to keep your diary and enjoy the sunshine.

I look forward to seeing what you all send me today :)

Home Learning 25.3.2020

Morning everyone!

It was lovely to see your rainbows and flower pictures yesterday. If you haven't sent me a photo of your rainbow yet, please do (also let me know if you are happy for them to be shared on a class collage on the website).

Learning for today:

- If you haven't already, start a diary of the things you get up to. You could draw pictures in your diary too to show what you have been up to.
It would be lovely to see some pages from your diary too.

- Our spelling sound this week is 'er'. I have attached the page that would have been sent home. Can you have a go at the activities and see if you can find any words that contain that sound to add to our spelling book? Send your words to me and I will add them to the book and show you which words we collected.

- I hope you all had fun with Joe Wicks this morning, I really enjoyed his bunny jumps and Spiderman lunges!

I look forward to seeing your pictures and comments today.

Miss Gray :)



Chestnuts Home Learning 24.3.20

Morning everyone, it was lovely to see some of your rainbows. It would be lovely to see the rest of your rainbow creations to brighten up our days.

Which flowers can you find in your garden (don't pick them though unless your adults ask you to)? Can you see any flowers through your windows? Do you know the names of any of those flowers? You can share these with me via a photo, a drawing, a painting or a model. I cannot wait to see how creative you are.

Don't forget:
Screentime activities available:
- NumBots is available for the pupils (logins have been sent home and I will be sending the remaining logins today). 
- Classroom Secrets is available online (logins sent via messages).
- Oxford Owl is available for sharing books with your child and for your child to read on their own (login details in the packs sent home).
- is available for children to explore and learn how to code (login details can be found in the packs sent home).

Non-screentime activities available:
- Create a rainbow for your window and share them with Miss Gray on Dojo
- The packs sent home (choose a phonics and maths task a day)
- The flower task set today (Tuesday 24th March).
- Being active (Joe Wicks, creating own PE sessions, playing in the garden).

Please continue to share your activities at home as I love to see them. :) :) :)