Welcome to Chestnut

Welcome to Chestnut

Literacy – The Butterfly Lion

This half term, Chestnut class have been reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo. The book is a fabulous story about a young boy who runs away from his boarding school. He meets an old woman, who tells him the story of Bertie, a young boy who lives on a compound in Africa. The story develops as we find out that Bertie rescues a white lion cub from a pack of vicious hyenas. However Bertie’s stubborn father sends the rare lion to the circus. Will Bertie and his new feline friend ever be reunited..? There’s only one way to find out!

Using the book as a stimulus, the children have been busy writing information texts based on the African Lion, examining why characters have acted in certain ways and composing setting descriptions based on the African Savannah. Call in to school to take a look at some of our fantastic work – we would be happy to show you!

Welcome to Chestnut Class!!!

Hello and may I take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Chestnut class! Mrs Ashcroft and I are hugely excited to be working with the children and have huge expectations for what is to be a fabulous year. This half term, Chestnut will be developing their knowledge of place value and number whilst investigating and writing their own fictional story based on ‘The Butterfly Lion.’ We will also be looking at animals and their habitats whilst learning about climate change and deforestation. Forest School lessons will also be on the menu for Chestnut Class; these lessons aim to challenge the children in their learning whilst working outdoors. The children have already shown displays of their own individual talents and we aim to celebrate all of these throughout the year!

New Beginnings in Year 4!!!

Chestnut have had a fabulous start to the year! Mr Brindle and Mrs Ashcroft have been hugely impressed by the talent and hard work shown by everyone. We have been discovering how to add and subtract numbers using a formal method, writing information texts on exotic animals and investigating non renewable and renewable energy! We have also been busy developing the wild flower garden by planting bulbs, plants and shrubs! Within our Forest Schools learning, we have been exploring our natural surroundings, constructing shelters and building fires in a safe way! Hot stuff!!