Cookham Rise Primary School

Chestnut 1

Welcome to Chestnut 1 


Miss Alington - class teacher 


Mrs Cross - teaching assistant 

Mrs Pocock - teaching assistant

Mrs Bond - teaching assistant 


We have a super year ahead of us full of exciting educational trips, visits from outside organisations, plays and much more. Please explore this page to find information about our curriculum topics, upcoming trips and pictures of our fun learning. 


Topics are taught on a two year rolling program of themes. Our topic this term is Toys, Trains and Transport. Year 1 and 2 collaborate together to supply an enriched learning environment where children can access new information, build upon prior knowledge and develop as learners. Literacy, maths, science, music, PE, computing, life skills and RE are taught separately.


We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics and literacy scheme which is taught for an hour every day. This scheme covers phonics, reading, writing, grammar and comprehension skills. 


Homework consists of daily reading as well as weekly tasks sent home. Homework ranges from fun talking tasks to creative projects. Information on homework can be found in the weekly curriculum letters. 


PE is taught twice weekly so we ask that children are sent in with the correct kit (properly named) at the beginning of each term. 


We visit Cookham Library every Thursday where the children can choose a story book to take home for the week to enjoy. Please may you send in the book every Thursday so that your child can enjoy changing it. 


Thank you smiley