Welcome to Chestnut Class


Hello! My name is Miss Wheatley - Yates and I am the class teacher in Chestnut Class. Welcome back - I hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to work hard throughout the Spring term.


Please check out our class blog for regular updates from the children on what they have been learning about or things that they have found interesting.


Also, if you haven't already, please follow us on Twitter @longshawinfants to keep up with all the exciting things happening at school. 



 Our first topic within the Spring Term is titled 'Horrible History' and we will be exploring the enquiry question 'Can our artwork be influenced by historical events?' Consider the points below as a way of preparing yourself for our project based learning...


  • What do we mean by the word 'History'?
  • Have you read any of the Horrible History books?
  • Who is Florence Nightingale? 
  • Do you know of any local artists?
  • How many different ways are there to produce artwork?


Use the websites below to help you answer some of the above questions.





Please ensure that your child's book bag is in school every day.  Please read with your child every night and discuss what you have read.  You do not need to read the whole book at once. Reading books will be changed three times a week but only if your child has had two good reads of their book. As children progress on to higher levels within their reading and the books grow lengthier they may not be changed as often to give children the chance to complete reading it and fully comprehend what they are reading.


Homework is given out on a Friday and will reflect the work that the children have completed in class, it will then be collected in on the following Thursday.

If there is a problem or you have any questions about the homework, then please do not hesitate to come and speak to me about it. 

Physical Education

The children will have 2 PE lessons a week, including a specialist FUNDA session. Please, please ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their full name. PE kits will be sent home at the end of every half term for you to wash. Please ensure they are back in school during the first week back. The children in Chestnut Class will be going Swimming during the Spring Term - letters will be sent home during week 1.


 Thank you for your continued support with your child's learning.


Miss Wheatley - Yates