So can we find an easy way to add numbers that end in 9.

Can we come up with a rule?

Mummy addition

What could we do to make adding numbers ending in 8 or 7?

Adding and subtraction

Add like mad

Subtraction pyramid


Letter to Queen Vic


Story Map


Suzie if I could ask you a question it would be


What is  it like to climb mountains at such high altitude and what is it like meeting Chris Hadfield?

What is it like to apply whilst thousands of people have been narrowed down to 12 then gradualy down until it was 3 and you won?

What was your favorite challenge?

Would you rather be an explorer or be an astronaut?

Finally will you apply for the ESA elections if you do how would you feel if you where chosen?

My best sentence

Lola just smirked at me as if it was all a joke. This was my best sentence because since she is 5 years old she would think that it is all a joke and , I used a similiy

Effective Sentences for our stories

Mr O’Sullivan and Mrs Otto would like to share some of your fantastic writing from your story based on Cosmic.

Can you select the sentence you are most proud of and add it as a comment – copy it onto the blog and remember to explain why you are so pleased with it – what makes it great?


My new book

Hello i have just made my new book after half term you will be able to read it . The book is in chestnut 2 .   Hope you enjoy reading it as its going to be a whole load of books . Have a nice rest of half term and I would be seeing  you at school .

The looking glass girl

julia’s review of: The looking glass girl
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Genre: Non-Fiction

Alice gets stuck in wonder land but really shes in coma . Will Alice wake up from coma and heal the wounds. Find out in the book the looking glass girl. It will appeal to people that use there imagination really well. I liked when Alice got stuck in the basement. I did not like when Alice got pushed off the stairs by lainey (Elaine).

Addition & Subtraction activities

Addition 1 – blocks

Addition 2 – missing digits

Subtraction 2 – jigsaw

Subtraction 2 – superheroes

Just another day @ ORCS

Always something amazing happening when you look through doors at ORCS



Wise Moves Workshop on ORCS You Tube Channel


Mr O’Sullivan’s review of: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction

My book is about dreamers, and one very special dream collector. This dream collector is not like you or me… He’s a giant!

Roald Dahl’s fascinating tale, The BFG, takes us on a journey with 10 year old Sophie and the giant (who is very big and friendly) that she met one night in London. The unlikely duo travel across Giant land, break in to Buckingham Palace and much much more.

I think this book will appeal to children aged 9+ because the humour is quite subtle, and some younger children might find it a little bit too scary! You might too… If you knew what a giant’s favourite food is!

Harry Potter

Peter’s review of: Harry Potter
Author: JK Rowling
Genre: Fiction

It is a great book and really makes you want to read on it is just so great and the best bit is there is a series of them so you get to read the dramaticness again and again

Ripley’s believe it or not

julia’s review of: Ripley’s believe it or not
Author: Robert Ripley
Genre: Fiction

Its a good book if you like facts!! also I rate it 5 out of ten.

Mars Terrain

Mars terrain project

Murderous maths guaranteed to mash your mind

Danny’s review of: Murderous maths guaranteed to mash your mind
Author: Kjartan poskitt
Genre: Non-Fiction

This was the first book I read in the series, this urged me on to read all of the others and I think that it will make you read them too and you can get lots of help in your maths at school and know lots more about maths

Square Numbers Investigations

Write any you find in your maths book, then add them as a comment to this blog post – eg. 25 = 5×5


See if you can explain what you notice in comments.

Effective sentences and similes

Guy was a tall boy.

I took a simple sentence and extended it, then used a simile to finish it off!

With long legs and very big feet, Guy was a wiry boy. He was as tall as a giraffe.


Create a simple sentence and then improve  it using extended noun phrases. Then add  your simile if you can.  Mr L will add a clip art image later.








A puzzle using common multiples

See if you can work this one out – explain and justify your answer in comments.

Hotel Digital

Improving simple sentences

See if you can improve this sentence by adding what is asked for?

My donkey pulls the cart.

  1. Add ‘on’ at the beginning of the sentence.
  2. Add ‘on’ at the end of the sentence.
  3. Add in some alliteration
  4. Add a simile.
  5. Drop in a relative clause.
  6. Add an adverbial.
  7. Improve the sentence in your own style.


Diwali Is Coming!!!!! ( A Indian Festival About Lights )

Next Month It’s Diwali!!!!! Every Year Someone Plans A Diwali Party! But Sadly U Do Have To Pay For It…. But It’s Worth It!!! Next Month The Party Is Going To Be In London! Btw I Can Get My Friends From School To! So If U Want To Come And Have Some Fun…. Just Comment On My Post, I Will Look At It And Tell My Mom! So See U Guys Later, Goodbye!

Post From Khushi

Thank You!


BAFTAs here we come – Stop Motion Movie Making

In the last couple of days Chestnut 2 have been creating some amazing Stop Motion movies using video recording, teleprompters, a green screen and Ipad movie making software.

Here are some photos and stop actions of the movie sets they made. They are currently recording their reports in front of a green screen.




1/7/2008   I/VII/MM VIII

Maja’s roman numerals

XVI       XII     MMVIII

my date of birth in roman numerals

31.10.07        KOMAL










II V MM VII                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  February 5th 2008

about me in roman numrals





16/ 11/2007   VI/XI/MMVII

Roman Numerals

Roman Numeral Website

Just have a go at Level I, II, and III to start with

When you have had a go at the interactive games – write a comment to tell the others all about it and how it helped your learning!

Then if you think you are really smart try this Roman Numeral jigsaw puzzle

Can you write your date of birth as Roman Numerals?

Mine is    XV – IV – MCMLXXI        15 – 04 -1971

Can you tell when I was born? How old am I in Roman Numerals – remember all your answers must be as comments.



Autocue, teleprompter – both of these are names of the script that people use to read the words that they need read out.

We are going to have a go at creating our own ‘Chestnut 2TV’ news script for an autocue.

EasyPrompter – create your own Autocue 

Write your script in word then copy and paste it into EasyPrompter.


Hi there!

Hello Chestnut 2 – welcome upstairs!

I really hope that you have had a great first few days with Mr O’Sullivan & Mrs Otto.

Well this is your blog and I am expecting great things from you this year!

The whole world is out there waiting to read what you put on here, so make it really great!

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