Welcome to Chestnut Class
Classteacher: Mr. G. Balkan
Mrs. C. Osman (KS1 & KS2 HLTA)
Miss L. Rees
A message from Mr. Balkan
Thank you to everybody who has sent in what they have been working on in these final few weeks of the term; Miss Rees and I have loved seeing the results of your hard work!
Have a lovely summer holidays and I look forward to seeing you back and school in September!
Check in on Monday for a special message.
All the best,
I can’t believe it is already the last full week of term; it seems like only days ago that you were young town planners laying the first bricks in [insert town name here]. I hope you enjoy the last week of the project (I have to say I am quite proud of my puffin!).
I am making one last round of phone calls before the summer holidays and it has been lovely to catch up with some of you already. Don’t forget to look back on the class page next week for a last goodbye!
As ever, keep sending me photos of what you have been up to via email!
Home learning for week beginning Monday 13th July 2020
I hope you are all doing well and keeping chirpy. This is the final week of the coastal town project as you would recognise it - please let me know how well you did by the end!
Being so eagle-eyed and astute, I am sure you will also have noticed that the timetable for next week has been amended. Mr Liew is currently crafting (no lesser word will suffice here) a sequel to the coastal town project. Rest assured: we haven't heard the last of [insert the name of your town here] yet!
Have a lovely week,
Teaser for Episode VI
Home learning for week beginning Monday 6th July 2020
I hope you are having a marvellous time in the sunshine.
Things are moving apace in your coastal town. Following last week’s storm and necessitated by the hordes of tourists making their way towards your beaches, construction on an epic scale is required. But beware! With greater development comes greater demands on the environment and increasingly complex relationships between different industries and services…
Home learning for week beginning Monday 29th June 2020
Hello again everyone,
I hope your coastal towns are coming along nicely. I have already heard some town names which are… unusual to say the least! I feel I must apologise for the havoc which will be unleashed upon your town this week – I only hope that you have defended your coastline well and that your finances remain sufficient to stave off getting into debt as a result of the clean-up operation.
Miss Lee also sent me the link below to some sporting activities you can have a go at over the next few weeks.
Home learning for week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020
I hope you are enjoying the project so far. In Colchester, we are very lucky to live near the sea. Why not explore some of the places in your project for yourself? You can explore the Colne estuary with a walk along the river to Wivenhoe and beyond, for example. Remember that your topic work should be presented to the highest standard, just like your topic work would be were you at school.
If you didn’t manage to do last Monday’s work, you will need the map I have attached to access this week’s learning.
Stay safe and happy!
Home learning for week beginning Monday 15th June 2020
I hope you are all doing well!
The home learning has changed slightly this week. You will be exploring the theme of the coast over a six-week project. On Mondays, you will be developing and managing your own town, calculating finances and responding to any issues that arise. On the other four days, you will be exploring other topics related to the coast. Think of the whole project as like creating a topic book at home, full of beautiful pieces of work.
As ever, keep sending in anything you are working on and feel particularly proud of – I love seeing all your creativity!