Bishop Ian Ramsay

Chestnut class

MISS JACKSON

 

 

Our Classroom 

 Welcome to Chestnut Class  2021

Autumn 1

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all.  

 

During this half term we will be exploring 

 

Little Wandle Phonics 

White Rose Maths 

Marvellous Me 

Healthy Me - Science 

Drawing unit

 

  

 Key Information

Our arrival time each morning is between 8.45 - 9.00am and we leave at 3.10. Please wait in Reception garden at home time. There is a one way system around school to ensure the safety of everyone. 

 

Bringing things in from home

We need to try to limit what we bring from home at the moment. The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day. They can also bring in their own hand gel if they wish. They do not need any other equipment. 

PE Days

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. On these days, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. They should wear their normal PE t shirt, black track suit bottoms and purple school jumper or purple hoodie.

 

 

 

 

Meet The Teacher Presentation 

Click on the link below to see an introduction to Chestnut Class 

Meet The Teacher

 

Archived Work - Summer 1 

Summer 1

 

We will be exploring 

The life and work of Beatrix Potter

Growing 

Minibeasts 

Animal Art work 

Archived Work - Spring 

Spring 1 

This half term we explore a range of stories in a theme called Once Upon a time.

Stickman

Books with a winter theme. 

Lost and Found

 

Archived Work - Autumn

Autumn 2 

Welcome Back

Hope you all enjoyed Half Term.

This Half Term we will be exploring Celebrations and Festivals. 

We will look at Bonfire Night

Remembrance Day

Diwali

Christmas

 

Information regarding arrival and collection is the same as Autumn 1.

 

Please sign up to Rising Stars so we can assign reading books to your child.  

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. There is also a 'Pupil User Guide' below to help.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Autumn 1 

 

We have had a busy start to the term.

We enjoy spending time in our woodland. Today we made a  nest for Olly Owl. We all worked together as a team, listening to the ideas of others. 

We love to share what we learn in school every day via Twitter, so please follow us @BishopCEPrimary to see what we get up to. 

Here's to a great first half term!

Autumn 1

Meet_the_Teacher for Reception 2020 

Arrival and Collection

Remember, we need to arrive at school for 9.00 and we finish at 3.15.

Bringing things in from home

We need to try to limit what we bring from home at the moment. The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day. They can also bring in their own hand gel if they wish. They do not need any other equipment. 

PE Days

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. On these days, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. They should wear their normal PE t shirt and tracksuit/appropriate sports clothing that is suitable for all weather. 

What will we be learning this half term?

Settling into Reception

Phonics Song of Sounds

White Rose Maths 

RE Creation

Seasonal changes and Forest School - Autumn 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please use Class Dojo to get in touch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archived work Summer Term 2020

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

For our final Twitter Challenge before the Summer holidays, we would love to see how many of these drawing tasks you can get ticked off! Please tweet any photographs to us @BishopCEPrimary using the hashtag #BIRdrawingchallenge. Enjoy!

 

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 13th July). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 7)

 

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 1

 

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 20th April). We have also included links to websites which have lots of free home learning resources for the children. For our new starters in September, we have included a link to the BBC website with videos and resources which might help with this transition. We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 1/Week 1)

Axel Scheffler book for children to explain COVID-19

BBC 'Starting primary school' website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

 

Other useful websites for home learning

Jolly Phonics website with free resources 

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

Audible website with free stories to listen to

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Book Trust website with free reading resources

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

Classroom Secrets website with free EYFS Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Purple Mash website with free trial

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access/

Story time with Nick Jr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm1cDpdVdkA

NRICH website with maths activities

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Mathematics Mastery website with free resources

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Top Marks website with games and activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=reception

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

CBBC Boogie Beebies for keeping active

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Disney ten minute shake ups

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. There is also a 'Pupil User Guide' below to help.

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 2

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 27th April). We have also included links to websites which have lots of free home learning resources for the children. For our new starters in September, we have included a link to the BBC website with videos and resources which might help with this transition. We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 1/Week 2)

Axel Scheffler book for children to explain COVID-19

BBC 'Starting primary school' website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

 

Other useful websites for home learning

Jolly Phonics website with free resources 

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

Audible website with free stories to listen to

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Book Trust website with free reading resources

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

Classroom Secrets website with free EYFS Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Purple Mash website with free trial

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access/

Story time with Nick Jr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm1cDpdVdkA

NRICH website with maths activities

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Mathematics Mastery website with free resources

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Top Marks website with games and activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=reception

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

CBBC Boogie Beebies for keeping active

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Disney ten minute shake ups

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. 

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 3

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 4th May). We have also included links to websites which have lots of free home learning resources for the children. For our new starters in September, we have included a link to the BBC website with videos and resources which might help with this transition. We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

VE Day 2020 Twitter Challenge!

This Friday 8th May is VE Day 2020 where the nation will be celebrating 75 years since the end of World War 2. To celebrate this, we thought the children might like to do some 'VE Day' activities this week at home. Please find a poster we've put together with a few suggested ideas. We'd love to see the children's efforts throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos of any VE Day activities you do this week. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. We hope to see your efforts! Thank you.

 

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 1 Week 3)

 Axel Scheffler book for children to explain COVID-19

BBC 'Starting primary school' website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

 

Other useful websites for home learning

Jolly Phonics website with free resources 

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

Audible website with free stories to listen to

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Book Trust website with free reading resources

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

Classroom Secrets website with free EYFS Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Purple Mash website with free trial

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access/

Story time with Nick Jr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm1cDpdVdkA

NRICH website with maths activities

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Mathematics Mastery website with free resources

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Top Marks website with games and activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=reception

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

CBBC Boogie Beebies for keeping active

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Disney ten minute shake ups

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. 

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

 

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 4

 

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

We had a great response to our VE Day Challenge last week on Twitter. It was lovely for us to see. Thank you! We thought we'd now set a weekly Twitter challenge for you all to take part in.  With the weather set to be fair this week (fingers crossed!) our challenge is to enjoy some outdoor nature activities. We'd love to see the children's efforts throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos of any nature activities you do this week. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Please see the poster below for some suggestions. We hope to see your efforts! Thank you.

 

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 11th May). We have also included links to websites which have lots of free home learning resources for the children. For our new starters in September, we have included a link to the BBC website with videos and resources which might help with this transition. We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

 

Home learning grid

BBC 'Starting primary school' website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

 

Other useful websites for home learning

Jolly Phonics website with free resources 

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

Audible website with free stories to listen to

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Book Trust website with free reading resources

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

Classroom Secrets website with free EYFS Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Purple Mash website with free trial

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access/

Story time with Nick Jr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm1cDpdVdkA

NRICH website with maths activities

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Mathematics Mastery website with free resources

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Top Marks website with games and activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=reception

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

CBBC Boogie Beebies for keeping active

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Disney ten minute shake ups

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. 

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

Archived Work - Summer 1 Week 5

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

It has been lovely to see your photos and responses to our Weekly Twitter Challenge over the past few weeks - thank you! This week, it is...'The Great BIR Bake Off!'. We'd love to see the children's efforts in the kitchen throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Please see the poster below for some suggestions. We hope to see your efforts! Thank you.

 

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 18th May). We have also included links to websites which have lots of free home learning resources for the children. For our new starters in September, we have included a link to the BBC website with videos and resources which might help with this transition. We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

 

Home learning grid

 

BBC 'Starting primary school' website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

 

Other useful websites for home learning

Jolly Phonics website with free resources 

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

Audible website with free stories to listen to

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Book Trust website with free reading resources

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

Classroom Secrets website with free EYFS Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Purple Mash website with free trial

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access/

Story time with Nick Jr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm1cDpdVdkA

NRICH website with maths activities

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Mathematics Mastery website with free resources

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Top Marks website with games and activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=reception

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

CBBC Boogie Beebies for keeping active

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Disney ten minute shake ups

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

We also now have access to Rising Stars Online Reading Planet. You can register your child for access to books and accompanying comprehension quizzes. Click the link below to register. 

https://passport.hoddereducation.co.uk/Register/u3iK4z9xw236742063-cffa-4ccd-affc-925f5203d698z9xw25z9xw2z9xw2z9xw2vhlYOuwfMpAO7Ga3AOk9z9xw2FBC0D4FF530D394D6D7E6C095CCC0756

Archived Work - May Half Term

May Half Term

Last week we had an amazing response to our Twitter challenge...The Great BIR Bake Off. Thank you so much for your photos - we have some very talented bakers! There were some incredible entries - from cakes and cookies to doughnuts and sausage rolls! We hope you had fun baking at home last week and that you enjoyed seeing the photos on Twitter as much as we did.

This week, as it is half term, we are taking a break from our usual Home Learning. Instead, we would love you to have a go at our '7 days of kindness' challenge. See below for a grid of 'kindness' activities we have put together for you to try at home during half term this week. We have also included below some ideas for the mindfulness activity which is suggested on Wednesday.

As always, we would love to see the children's efforts at completing the activities throughout the week, so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with any photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. We hope to see your efforts!

We have also included below a link to a new story called 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. We are all finding it difficult to be away from loved ones at the moment, so hopefully this will be a nice story for you to all share at home this week.

Our regular Home Learning will recommence from Monday 1st June.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe, take care of one another and have a lovely half term.

BIR Staff

 

#7daysofkindness

 

Mindfulness ideas

 

'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 1

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

It's time to dig out your Lego box for our Twitter challenge this week... The BIR Lego Challenge! Lego is such a great resource for creativity, fine motor skills and using your imagination! We would love to see the children's efforts at using Lego throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Please see the poster below for some suggestions. Thank you.

 

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 1st June). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 1)

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 2

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

This week we would love to see you taking part in your favourite hobbies! Maybe you have started a new hobby during lockdown that you would like to share? Maybe you have really been practising a particular hobby recently? We would love to see the children's hobbies at home throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Thank you.

 

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 8th June). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 2)

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 3

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

This week we would love to see you developing your 'life skills'. These life skills are really important and show that you can look after yourself and others. We would love to see your efforts at home throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Thank you.

 

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 15th June). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 3)

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 4

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

This week we have some recipe related challenges! Put together by Pobble, all of the tasks have a 'recipe' theme. How many can you do this week? We would love to see your efforts at home throughout the week so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with photos, using the hashtag #BIRrecipechallenge. By including our twitter handle @BishopCEPrimary in your tweet, we will be able to retweet your photos onto our Twitter page. Thank you.

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 22nd June). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 4)

 

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 5

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

One of the highlights of our school year is our Sports Day. Unfortunately, this year, we are of course unable to run our usual Sports Day. However, we had some exciting news recently when County Durham School Games announced that they are running a Virtual School Games this week! The Virtual Games consist of five challenges which are all easy to practise and complete at home, with very little equipment needed. The idea is to practise these challenges at home this week. Then, on Friday 3rd July, have a go and then enter your best score using the Virtual Games website. Can you beat you own personal best by Friday? You can also earn points for our school by taking part in each challenge. Maybe BIR can get the gold!

More information, including details of all of the challenges and how to submit results and photographs, can be found on the Virtual School Games website: https://durhamcls-ssp.co.uk/vsg20/

We would also love to see you practising and taking part in these challenges this week, so please tweet @BishopCEPrimary with your photographs, using the hashtag #CDVSG20. If including children's names in tweets, we ask that you use initials rather than full names for online safety. We would love to see you get involved with this! Good luck and most importantly...have fun!

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 29th June). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 5)

 

Archived Work - Summer 2 Week 6

Weekly Twitter Challenge!

Time to get creative this week! How many of these creative tasks can you try at home this week? We would love to see how many you can get ticked off so please tweet any photographs to us @BishopCEPrimary using the hashtag #BIRgetcreative. Have fun!

Reception Home Learning

Please find an Activity Grid below for home learning for the children for this week (week beginning Monday 6th July). We hope this is useful.

Take care and stay safe.

Reception Team

Reception Activity Grid (Summer 2/Week 6)

 

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.