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Class 3 Horse Chestnut



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Welcome to Horse Chestnut Class at St. Mabyn  Church of England Primary School where through God's love: we learn, grow and flourish together.  The adults who support the children's learning in the morning  are Mrs Howells and Mrs Beagle and in the afternoon Mrs Redford-James, Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Beagle.

Within the classroom, we  all model and  build the characteristics of good learners through developing good learning habits and through an  ethos of growth mindset and the power of  'not yet'. We have been working on our school and class rules to ensure we fulfil our school vision and keep each other safe by following covid-19 rules. It is so lovely to have all the children back in school, showing how amazing they are.



Reading will lead our recovery curriculum and all staff are modelling their love of reading and books. All children have a reading scheme book for reading in school and a levelled library book which is read at home. When books are returned to school they are wiped over and quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into the library.

OWe will be  acknowledging the effects of lockdown and exploring  well-being, mental health and  physical health which links to our Science topic of Healthy Hearts.

In Maths, we will continue to develop fluency within the four number operations using our '99 club' challenges and will explore place value and addition and subtraction calculations  using a variety of number representations and problem solving.

In writing, we are exploring using ambitous vocabulary, word classes, sentence types, grammar vocabulary and recapping the use of punctuation in preparation to apply to larger writing texts.

In RE, we will be answering the big question- What do Christians learn from the Creation story? This half term's value is Love which is linked to the story of Creation.  We will celebrate Harvest in school and will aim to begin Collective Worships in the Church just before half term lead by Rev Seymour.

Every morning we complete a wake up shake activity, which may include activities outside weather permitting, ths supports our drive to increase physical activity during the day. Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Redford-James and Wednesday morning with Miss Parkes and links to health related fitness.

We are very fortunate this term as we have managed to secure some tuition with Georgina Bridle from the Cornwall Music Service Trust using tuned percussion. We will aim to film our final performance and post on class dojo.

In preparation for any future lockdown we are preparing the children to use IT in particular class dojo, book creator and google classroom to access and share their work. If you are experiencing any problems please contact Mrs Howells to discuss how we can help.


Please set time aside each day to share reading books with your child, asking them questions and record their reading in reading record books. Times tables will be essential to your child not just in their primary learning but in Secondary education and beyond, as such - time spent learning these is never wasted time!


Homework will be set weekly on a Monday to be finished by the following Monday and will be a combination of Maths and Literacy currently being set via book creator. Children have made their electronic homework books which look amazing. Homework will include learning spellings and 30 minutes of Sumdog.


If you need any further assistance about the way we work in the classroom please speak to either  Mrs Howells or Mrs Redoford James.






Recorder support sheets

The Celtic Cross