Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class!

Class Teacher - Miss Horsfield

Welcome to Year 1!

My name is Miss Horsfield and I am the class teacher for Chestnut class.

Our topic for the Autumn term involves focusing on these Power of Reading books - 'The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis, ‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey and ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. We are very excited about our topic and plan to spend lots of time in the grounds, exploring the pond and woodland areas and linking these to our stories.

During the term we will be enjoying reading and writing stories and information texts; in Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans and also how the weather changes with the seasons. Our maths learning will start with place value and ordering and sequencing numbers, then moving on to addition and subtraction and 2D shape. Remember to keep practising the number bonds to ten and twenty as we work our way through the Mighty Multiple awards scheme.

Learning will take place outside as often as possible and children need to be dressed for the weather - warm shower proof coats for the cold and hats for sunny days please.

It is important for children to read and talk about books every day. As they become more confident at decoding words, please encourage them to look out for punctuation and begin to read with expression.

Mrs Garry works in our class every morning and leads lunchtime. Our volunteer, Granny, support every Wednesday afternoon.

A little bit about me:

I am originally from Somerset but I studied teaching at the University of Brighton with English as a specialist subject. I love teaching all subjects but my favourites are art and English. I love reading and one day I would love to illustrate my own children’s book. I also have a huge love for sausage dogs!

I am very pleased and excited to be your teacher and can’t wait for the fun learning we have planned this year.