Middle Phase blog

Jun 22, 2018

This week, the whole of the phase enjoyed celebrating Eid on Wednesday with an interesting assembly and fun parties in the afternoon. Thank you to all of the families for the food for our parties. We all had a great time!

Year 3 continued their work in art this week using batik to create patterns and pictures. They worked well together and have started creating wonderful designs.

Year 4 went to Battersea Park for their art lesson this week. They used watercolours to create some fantastic pictures of their surroundings.

Jun 8, 2018

This week Year 2 were lucky enough to enjoy a visit to Go Ape in Battersea Park. They were extremely brave when completing the Treetop Junior course and demonstrated great resilience. They had the opportunity to have a go at various obstacles, using their balance and particularly enjoyed the zip-wire at the end of the course!

Year 3 started their DT topic this week all about Moroccan food. They tried flatbread and dips as they will be making flat breads in the next few weeks. They learnt about how our food was sourced and discussed what flavoured dips they like and why. They particularly loved the Moroccan couscous​.

May 25, 2018

This week, Year 2 enjoyed making a healthy salad as part of their DT topic.  They developed their skills of cutting, grating and peeling and all worked safely with the equipment.  They chose their own ingredients to go in their salads and enjoyed eating their finished results!

Year 3 discussed online safety in their PSHCE lesson this week.  They thought of top tips for staying safe online and created posters to remind others of what to do if they come across a problem while online.

This week, Year 4 completed their DT topic where they made torches.  They created a circuit and followed their designs to create their own torch.

May 18, 2018

This week the children across the Middle Phase have been working hard on their maths as part of National Maths Day.

Year 2 developed their understanding of money by investigating what they could buy for a picnic with £10.  They worked well with each other to find different combinations of coins to make the total amounts.

Year 3 built on their understanding of money to budget for real life situations.  They investigated how much money they would have left after paying bills, food and rent!

Year 4 did an amazing job using cubes to count in fractions. They also showed great understanding at converting improper fractions to mixed number fractions.  Some pupils received pride stickers for their thorough work and some of their work is now on display in the classroom.

May 11, 2018

This week has been a very special week for all of the children in Year 2 as it has been their special assessment week!  They have all worked extremely hard on their maths and reading assessments and have shown real resilience when completing them.  We are all so proud of the effort that they put in and their attitude to their learning.  Well done to Year 2!

Year 3 have been developing their artistic skills this week, using a variety of different techniques to create patterns.  They will use these skills to create their own designs using Batik.  Look out for more details over the next couple of weeks!


May 4, 2018

This week it was 4F's turn to demonstrate their learning in their class assembly.  They worked well as a team to retell a story all about deforestation and the importance of saving our planet.  They ended their assembly with a very catchy song!  Well done to 4F!

4H have been using the Sketchup computer program this week to model designs for torches in 3D, as part of their DT topic.  The children quickly learnt how to use the software to create a range of amazing designs!

Apr 20, 2018

We have had a very busy start to the summer term in Middle Phase. All of the classes enjoyed their topic launches on Tuesday. Many thanks to the parents who joined us for all of the exciting activities. 

On Wednesday, Year 2 visited the local church and found out all about Easter and how this is celebrated in the Christian church. All of the children behaved extremely well and their teachers were very proud of them.

2M also spent time in the Edible Garden harvesting their salad leaves that they planted last term.

Also, this week, we were lucky enough to have a visit from a poet who talked about different writing techniques in poetry and altogether used alliteration to come up with a class poem called Zoo Alphabet.

Mar 23, 2018

This week, we were lucky enough to have another visit from Adrian Barnett; all the way from the Amazon rainforest!  Luckily, he had recovered from recently being bitten by a snake!  He taught us all about the animals that he has seen in the rainforest and how he is working to find out more about this habitat.  All of the children enjoyed learning about these animals and asked some very interesting questions.

Thank you to Adrian for visiting us and sharing your amazing stories.

Mar 16, 2018

This week started with Science Week for the whole school. Children enjoyed working on a variety of fun investigations and seeing science in action. There were so many amazing costumes, including scientists and explorers.

Also, Year 3 visited St Mary's Catholic Church this week as part of their RE curriculum.  They explored the church and discovered the meaning behind different artefacts that are used in the church.

Mar 9, 2018

This week, we were all treated to another amazing class assembly; this time it was the turn of 3C. They shared all of their learning about the Stone Age at their very own Archaeology Centre.  They worked together as a team; performed some very catchy songs and showed great pride in their performance.  Well done to 3C and thank you to all of the families for attending!


Mar 2, 2018

This week we have been celebrating Book Week!  We had a visit from ‘Bookman’ on Tuesday and we all loved discussing our favourite characters with him. On Thursday, everyone dressed up as a book character. Everyone looked great. Well done to everyone for making a huge effort! 

Also, this week, 2I shared all of their learning about exploring the Arctic in their class assembly. They sang some very catchy songs and it all fitted in brilliantly with our current snowy weather!  Well done to 2I and thank you to all of the parents for supporting this.

Feb 23, 2018

This week Year 3 were lucky enough to have a Spanish workshop on the theme of Picasso.  They learnt about his abstract work and then created their own design based on his paintings.

Also, 2I have been busy learning their lines and rehearsing their class assembly which is on next Wednesday.  Look out for more on that next week!

Jan 26, 2018

This week, Year 2 have been learning about primary colours and how to create secondary colours through mixing paints.  They created their own amazing colour wheels.

3S have been busy practising their class assembly for next week.  We are looking forward to learning about recycling next Wednesday!

Year 4 have been writing poetry inspired by the ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’. Miss Holt was incredibly impressed by their thoughtful use of similes and inventive use of onomatopoeia and alliteration to make lively and engaging poems.

Jan 22, 2018

4H performed their class assembly to the school and their parents on Wednesday 17th Jan. This was a chance for them to showcase their learning about the Ancient Greeks, in particular the Ancient Greek gods. In their play the gods were competing to become patron god of Chesterton Primary School.

The children were fantastic at learning their lines and creating their costumes for the play. A year two child said he was nearly 'moved to tears' by the children's performance of 'Angels' by Robbie Williams whose lyrics had been re-written about the Greek Gods. Congratulations on your successful performance 4H!

Jan 12, 2018

The Year 4s enjoyed their 'Kip on a Ship' trip this week where they had the opportunity to have a sleep over on the HMS Belfast, a World War 2 war ship. They children were exceptionally well behaved and a member of the public even emailed the school to express how impressed she was with Chesterton's pupils' behaviour!

They also learnt a lot during our workshop about the different roles on board ship and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the 9 floors of the war ship to understand how it worked. Well done year 4!


Jan 5, 2018

This week we have all been celebrating the New Year and making our New Year’s resolutions. We have also enjoyed celebrating our new topics in our topic launches. 

Year 2’s topic is Explorers. They spent the morning, making different animals that explorers might see when they are exploring the Arctic. Year 3’s topic is Scrapheap Challenge. They designed and made their own robots and made large scale Iron Men.

Year 4’s topic is The Greeks. They made Greek drama masks and a large scale Parthenon.

Everyone worked well together to make some amazing pieces of art. Many thanks to all of the family members that came along to support the topic launches this term.

Dec 15, 2017

This week, Year 3 performed at the Winter Sounds Concert at Burntwood School. They sang a range of songs with other Wandsworth schools and all sounded angelic! Max (3C) said: 'It was such fun!” and Sofia (3C) said, “The lights were so bright and the music was really loud but we really enjoyed it!'

Well done to all of the children who performed at the concert. Your teachers are very proud of you!

Dec 8, 2017

This week, Year 2 became Reading volunteers with the Reception children as part of their We campaign. Year 2 enjoyed teaching the younger children all about the books they had chosen to read with them.  After, they felt so proud of themselves for being great role models!

Year 3 visited the Roman Amphitheatre in London this week. They found out about the architecture that was hidden beneath the streets of London. They all behaved extremely well and enjoyed learning even more about the Romans.

On Wednesday this week, Year 4 held their first clarinet and saxophone concert.  They played and sang a variety of tunes and worked so hard to work together as a team.  Thank you to the families who came to support them.

Dec 1, 2017

This week, Year 2 have been given their parts to start learning for the Winter Production - 'Superstar'.  The children are all very excited about the characters that they will be playing and have already made a great start to learning their lines.

Year 3 had a fantastic visit to Battersea Park Library this week. They enjoyed listening to some festive tales and choosing their own books.

This term, Year 4 have started learning the clarinet or the saxophone.  They are all looking forward to their first concert which is on 6th December.

Nov 24, 2017

On Thursday this week, Year 2 visited the Southbank so that they could see lots of the London landmarks that they have been learning about in school.  They were excited to see the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, the Globe Theatre and Tower Bridge.  Everyone enjoyed seeing all of the entertainers on the Southbank and walking across the Millennium Bridge.

All of the children behaved extremely well and were a pleasure to take on the visit.

Nov 17, 2017

On Wednesday this week, Year 2 and 3 were lucky enough to have a special visit from Adrian Barnett, who usually lives deep in the Amazon rainforest!  He spoke to Year 2 about different habitats and how animals adapt to these habitats. Year 3's talk was all about the Stone Age where they discovered how humans developed over millions of years and how important the Stone Age is to our society today.

All of the children asked such great questions and learnt so many facts.  Many thanks to Adrian!

Nov 9, 2017

This week was a very important week for 2M as it was their class assembly all about The Great Fire of London. They spent the previous week learning all of their lines and the songs. On Wednesday, the children performed it to the whole school and 2M’s parents. They performed their parts with confidence and were so proud of themselves! 

Thank you to all of the parents who came to watch the assembly.

Nov 6, 2017

This Wednesday, Years 3 and 4 had a character creating workshop with acclaimed author, Cliff McNish. Among his wide repertoire of books are ‘Breathe’, ‘Going Home’ and the ‘Doomspell Trilogy’.

In his Year 4 workshop, the children had the opportunity to create their own characters for a story, ensuring their main character had a HUGE problem to make their story gripping! Everyone enjoyed the workshops and will be using the techniques in their lessons next week.