Chestnut: Year 1 and Year 2

Chestnut: Year 1 and Year 2

Welcome to Chestnut Class - Years 1 and Year 2! We are a fantastic class taught by Miss Bowen and supported by Mr.Tuckey.

Welcome to Term 3!!!

We are delighted to be back after such a wonderful term 2 which  ended with our amazing Ugly Duckling performance! Well done again to all of the children for being such superstars, we are all super proud!!

Term 3…

Our new topic which will cover term 4 as well is British Queens. This term we are focusing on Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. Specifically we are looking at the following areas:

  • The Main Events of their reigns
  • Evidence and Artefacts – Coronations
  • Evidence and Artefacts – Houses
  • Evidence and Artefacts – Food
  • Their legacies

Already we have tasted some interesting sweet treats from Tudor and Victorian times which was a bit of a shock to many as they included no sugar!


Spellings are sent home every Monday with your child. They are also uploaded onto Dojo every week. There are currently two spelling groups. Please so not hesitate to contact one of the Chestnut Class team if you are unaware which group your child is in. Spelling tests will be carried out every Monday afternoon.

Please ensure your child is practising their spellings every day.

Reading books

Please make sure reading books come into school every Monday alongside your child’s reading book (if finished). We will change your child’s book and send home a new one on this day. We encourage children to read their book many times to develop fluency in their reading.. Each time your child reads please date the relevant box and add your signature, we do not require a comment each time.

Please ensure your child is reading for 20 minutes at least four times per week.


Each week, a summary of what children have been learning in their phonics lessons is uploaded onto dojo. This includes a list of new sounds learnt that week, words/sentence for children to practice reading and writing at home and  common exception words.

Please support your child at home with their phonics learning. We also suggest using websites such as Phonics Play which are free to use and a quick way to access quality phonics resources online.

Supporting your child with reading

It can be really tricky knowing how to support your child with reading, so we’ve made a video to give you some ideas on how you can help. It is also good to read the same book with your child at least 3 or 4 times, this enables them to develop fluency when reading a book that has become more familiar.

Chestnut Class 1:1 reading video

Cycle A- Year 1/2- 2021-2022

Please see the following link for the Year 1 and 2 long term overview: Long Term Planning Chestnut 21-22.docx




















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