Chestnut Class - Miss Wheatley - Yates

This half term we will now be working online using Seesaw and Zoom, Please ensure you have your passwords ready at home for Seesaw, Purple Mash, Oxford Owl and PhonicsPlay as we will be using these support our learning. You will find links for each of these websites below. 

Please check Seesaw daily for tasks to complete following our Zoom sessions. You will find the link for Zoom on Seesaw. 



Oxford Owl


Thank you for your support :) 






We recorded our very own Nativity Performance for you to enjoy at


home. We explored the True Meaning of Christmas in Year 2 and we created


this video to show what we found out. We hope you enjoyed watching it :)


We have also been practising a special Christmas song with a short dance in the middle.

We hope you enjoy our Video :)

In our Music sessions - we have been listening carefully, following the notes and playing the bells as a class. Here is an example of our Bells performances.

Reading Books

Following the letter that went home on Friday, Reading Books will be sent home on a Monday evening and will be at home for 3 days. They will be returned to school on Thursday where we will keep them separate for the required amount of time. There will be no reading books at home for the weekend. When they are at home, your child is expected to read every night, meaning they will complete 3 good reads of each book sent home. Only then will it be changed for a new one. If your child does not return their book on the required day, the book will not be changed that week. 


Autumn Term Learning

This half term we are going back to basic with our Maths and Writing. We are going to be doing lots of Phonics work as well as lots of Reading.

In Maths this term we will be working on:

Number and place value- To read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words.

Length and Mass- To measure length and weight in standard units and apply this in practical activities.

Addition and subtraction- To add and subtract using objects, pictures and mentally, when solving problems.

2D and 3D shape- To identify, sort and describe 2D and 3D shapes.

Counting, multiplication and sorting- To understand multiplication as repeated addition. To count in steps of 2,3 and 5.

Statistics- To interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

Fractions- To recognise, find, name and write fractions ½, 1/3, ¼ and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

Money & Time- To add and subtract money of the same unit, including giving change. To tell and write the time to 5 minutes.


In English this term we will be working on: 

Phase 5 Phonics—Structured Phonics programme for Phase 5 and Phonics Screening Test to be done.

Sentence Construction Work—basic skills. Sentence composition. Description and extension of sentences.

Familiar settings- To write descriptive sentences to adapt and change the ending of a familiar story.

Information page—To write detailed informative sentences about a chosen subject.

Poetry- To use descriptive language and similes within a themed poem.


Within our afternoon sessions we will be completing lots of work around 'Local Landmarks' and in particular studying the History of the landmark Darwen Tower. Do you know which significant person in History the tower is linked to? There is also another key reason why the tower stands high on the moors and Chestnut Class are going to explore this. 


Things for your child to think about...


  • Where is our local area?
  • What is a landmark and do you know of any nearby?
  • Do you know what the word 'coding' means? Purple Mash may help you find out!
  • Using different materials at home can you explore the terms 'pressure' and 'thickness'