21/02/2017   Viking day

Year 5 pupils enjoyed a Viking Workshop day which linked to the topic which they are learning about.  The day began with an invasion of the classroom by Hrothgar, the visiting Viking.  The day included learning about Viking armour and weapons, acting out stories about Viking gods and goddesses, learning how Vikings lit fires and playing Viking games.  Children really beneffited from the day and found out lots of new facts.  many children came in costumes.

15/11/2016   Pudsey visit

Pudsey came to visit the children with BBC Lincolnshire presenter Scott Dalton.  The children had a lovely time.

25/07/2016   School Uniform

The school's official uniform is as follows :- Red sweatshirt with school logo.   White shirt or blouse or red or white polo shirt** Grey or black trousers/skirt/tunic Sensible footwear (preferably black indoor shoes - trainers are only worn for PE sessions))

(There is no objection to girls wearing trousers in winter months or to anyone wearing long shorts and T shirts in the summer providing the school’s colour scheme is adhered to.)


25/07/2016   Little Conkers Pre Reception - Enrolling Now

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Are you looking for a setting where your child will enjoy fun filled learn-ing, with great indoor and outdoor environments, led by a qualified teacher?

From the term after your child’s 3rd birthday you are eligible for 15 hours government funded pre-reception provision! Paid for places are available as soon as your child is 3.

We are open all day from 9.00am – 3.15pm, and offer a range of ses-sions, including lunchtimes, for 3 and 4 year olds. There is also the option of before and after school provision from 7.30am – 6.00pm within the school.

Enrol now to secure your child’s place!

Come and visit with your child - ring or pop into the school office to ar-range a time. Tel: 01526 832424 Email: enquiries@chestnut-street.lincs.sch.uk Website: www.chestnutstreet.co.uk

24/06/2016    Martin Mansell

This week saw the start of the children’s time with Martin Mansell.

Martin has been involved in disability sport since 1975. Initially as a competitor in two (9 times Paralympic medalist) Paralympic Games, two World, two European championship and 15 other International competitions (last Games 1988 Seoul, 1 gold 2 sliver 1 bronze, Swimming) and later at a strategic level.

In 1990 he was appointed as one of the first Professional Sports Development Officers for People with Disabilities within a Local Education Authority in England as a result of the sports ministers report.

He began the day leading our Collective Worship and informing the children about his experiences in the Paralympic games.  Martin extoled the virtues of a positive team spirit, friendship and respect within the sporting community and our daily lives too. Various groups of children were able to experience Martin’s inclusive coaching techniques and the game of Boccia.

Boccia is a sport designed for athletes with severe impairments and has no Olympic equivalent. It is a target ball sport similar in principle to bowls but is played indoors with soft leather balls. It is a sport of intriguing tactics, incredible skill and nail biting tension. Once you see it you will be hooked!

All the children thoroughly enjoyed their time learning a new sport with Martin and examining his medals too. They are looking forward to meeting him again when he returns from the Paralympics in Rio.

26/05/2016   Winners of the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award

Children from the Eco Club at Ruskington Chestnut Street CE Primary School attended the final of the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Awards at the Bentley Hotel. They were delighted to be chosen as the winners by the panel of six judges, which included Dr David Bellamy OBE. One of the children said, “It is like winning an Oscar.” 

Children did a presentation to the judges and the other finalists and then answered questions from the panel. The children shared the different initiatives which they have been involved in since this project started last summer. They also performed mini sketches which they had created involving characters of ‘Eco Hero’, ‘Nature Queen’ and ‘Recycle Boy’ that help to promote their message of saving energy and helping the environment. 

Throughout the last year, the children in Eco Club have been very busy spreading their message throughout the school. They have led collective worships, carried out energy audits and energy  spot checks in classrooms to see who is saving the most energy and organised a ‘Bright Day’ for which children dressed up in bright clothes to raise money for energy saving projects. The children have also put stickers on switches throughout the school in traffic light colours to encourage children to switch off unused lights. Each class in the school has a class ‘Eco Warrior’ as well as an after school ‘Eco Club’ being run. Future plans include developing the outdoor learning environment further, organising litter picks and continuing to spread the message about being environmentally friendly throughout the school.