Welcome to Chestnut class

Year Two with Mrs Hughes and Mrs Walshaw

Chestnut Class 


Our topic this term is Street Detectives.  We began the term making bread and have had fun learning and more about our community including making models of our houses and going on a walk around the local area. We have been reading stories about local journeys including 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'On the Way Home' by Jill Murphy (as well as exploring a range of non-fiction and poetry texts) following the age-related expectations of the English strand of the National Curriculum.  Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. and No Nonsense Spelling programmes to support their phonics and spellings. 

In mathematics, children follow the National Curriculum through the NCTEM materials involving fluency, reasoning and problem solving presented through fun, practical activities.


Daily Routine

Children arrive in school and self-register by select their lunch choice. They then practise their weekly spellings. Throughout the morning the children complete their learning in maths and English and attend an assembly. After lunch, children enjoy time reading together and then have topic, P.E. and R.E as well as forest school (every fortnight).  A particularly special part of our day is story time before the children go home. 


Children have P.E. every Wednesday and Thursday.

Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Thursday.

Children are encouraged to read at least four times a week (recorded in their reading diary).