Chestnut class

Welcome to our Year 2 class page!
Here you will be able to keep up to date with all our wonderful learning. We will regularly update you on the interesting and exciting work we have created throughout the year. 
Our book week book was 'There's no Dragon in this story' We loved diving into this story exploring all different kinds of themes such as rejection, bravery and overcoming things that scare us. The children in Chestnut class teamed up with Year 1 and Reception class and took part in puppet shoes, drama workshops and dragon making amongst a lot of other exciting English lessons. We finished the week off with a fantastic fashion showcase in the hall where we showed off our incredible mythical creature fancy dress.
Science Week!
Science week 2023 went off with a bang! Chestnut class were looking at every day materials and linked this to Titanic our new topic. We used every day materials to test which materials would be best to make life jackets for the titanic. We tested floatation, absorbency and waterproof materials. The children loved all of the experiments and predictions and we finished off the week with an incredible science fair show casing all of our work.
Chestnut class have loved exploring time in class this week. We focussed on o’clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past and even 5 minutes! The skills and understanding shown this week have really impressed us! Here are some photos showing all the exciting work we have been doing.
Science Day
Our science topic this term is ‘everyday materials’.
We started off the day talking about different materials and  aiming items that could be made from those materials. Then, we went on a material hunt around the school followed by sorting similar materials into hoops.
This lead us on to a discussion about why certain materials are best to use when making/ holding certain things.
We finished our day with experimenting which pig used the best material to make a house. When the ‘wolf’ blew the houses we made, the only one that didn’t move or even wobble was the Lego brick house!
This week in maths we have been focusing on Kg and grams and converting grams into fractions. The children took part in a chestnut class bake off at the end of the week where they had to follow a basic method with ingredients to make a fruit cake... The taste testing was very interesting and their was a clear winner! well done group A!
Growth Mindset Afternoon
Today we used our growth mindsets to tackle origami, we followed step by step by step instructions to make flower petals and combined them to make flowers. We are going to use these flowers to make a chestnut class garden to add things to throughout the year. 
We are so incredibly lucky to have so many different cultures within chestnut class, for our geography topic we are looking at different foods from around the world, looking at the way they grow and the climates at which they grow in. Gloria kindly agreed to come in to share the tastes of Ghana with us. The children learnt all about the clothing, culture, foods and traditions along side tasting some INCREDIBLE foods that Ghana has to offer. Foods  such as: yams, plantain, rice and peas, Jollof rice, papaya, mango, pineapple alongside some Ghanaian chocolate and coconut water. It was such an incredible experience for the children to take part in. 
Chestnut class have loved experimenting and playing with all the concrete numicon apparatus. They have been pushing out of their comfort zones and trying new things this half term. We are really proud of them!