The last day of term 2017!

We have had a wonderful last day in Chestnut Class, celebrating all our hard work and learning over the year. We are all so proud of the children. Take a look at our photos. Here we are : 

-harvesting potatoes

-make soup

-making bread rolls

-designing a cake

-baking and decorating a cake 

-making a salad

-enjoying a well earned party, including talent show! 

We would also like to say thank you to all the parents for volunteering your time, always supporting your children and for our very generous gifts and cards. It has been a pleasure to teach such a wonderful group of young people. We wish you all a very lovely summer break. See you in September ! 

A visit to The Animals in Distress Centre

Yesterday the children were visited by Vicki Lawrence, a vetinerary nurse. We asked her lots of questions including;

-What do pets eat?

-How much food do dogs eat?

-What happens if a pet gets lost?

We learned some new words too (breed, microchip, stray) …ask us about them!

We also travelled to The Animals and Distress Centre to meet Nicola and her team who look after and rehome dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits.

We learned why animals come to the centre, how they are cared for and that the centre rehomes 600 pets every year!

We are looking forward to using what we learned in our vet role-play this week. Thank you to Vicki, Nicole and our volunteers for a super day!

Snail Art for the Village Show

Take a look at Chestnut Class’ snail art, which will be on show this weekend at the Village Show. The children were inspired by Mrs Crowle’s garden snails and looked for spirals in the classroom and the outdoor area. They created their drawings with black pen and oil pastels and covered real snail trails in glue and glitter to create their slimy trails! 

Natural Sculptures


This morning Chestnut Class went on a welly walk around Ipplepen to create our own art work from natural materials, inspired by our look at spirals and work from Andy Goldsworthy. We created fuzzy owls, symmetrical butterflies, nests, a hedgehog, an aeroplane and a T-Rex Raptor. Can you guess which is which? Thank you to our lovely volunteers!