Welcome to a new year in Chestnut! We hope you enjoy looking at our class page and all of the fun things we do! 

Year 2

Mr Hodgson - Class Teacher

Mr Tatham - Intervention Teacher

Miss Taplin - Teaching Assistant


Welcome to Chestnut class!

In Chestnut Class we have Mr Hodgson, Mr Tatham and Miss Taplin! We hope you enjoy looking at our class page and seeing all of the fun things we do in school! 


Some general reminders: 

Homework - will be given every Friday, alternating weekly between Literacy and Numeracy. Please can homework be returned on a Monday. 

Reading Books - Each child will be heard in school at least 3 times per week. Reading books will be sent home every night. Please try and hear your child read as often as possible and sign the reading record. 

PE - is on a Wednesday afternoon, please ensure that your child brings their PE kit with them. 

Spellings - spellings will be sent home on a Friday to be learnt in preparation for a test the following Wednesday.


Here are some useful links to websites for your children:   - Various interactive maths and literacy games in the Key Stage One Section.   - Different games and resources for all ages  - Bugclub - your child's log in details can be found at the front of their reading record. - Children can log in to play a huge range of maths games. Your child's log in details can be found at the front of their reading record.


Happy New Year! 

Welcome back to school, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very happy 2018! 

Our topic this half term is Famous for more than Five Minutes! We will be looking closely at famous British Monarchs and the great Florence Nightingale! 

Lights Camel Action! 

Years 1 and 2 performed a spectacular nativity this year. The theme was Strictly Come Dancing and the show was titled 'Lights, Camel, Action!' The traditional nativity was told through a series of songs and dances. Each and every child was superb and thoroughly enjoyed the show. We hope you all did too! 

Christmas at Bowes Museum!

What a fantastic day all of Year One and Year Two had at Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. We took part in a range of Christmas activities, met Santa and did a trail around the museum. 

PE in Year Two

We have had so much fun in PE this year! We did Karate in the first half term and this half term we have been working on balancing, climbing, moving and jumping on the big apparatus!  


The North East

Our topic this half term has been 'We are Britain' and we have focused on the North East. This has involved looking closely at a range of North East Landmarks. We have found out so many facts about a range of landmarks including:

The Angel of the North

The Sage

The seven major bridges over the River Tyne

St James Park

Grey's Momument

Fenwick Window

The Sage

The Baltic


The highlight of this topic was our visit to Gateshead and Newcastle to see a whole range of landmarks at first hand. 


Indoor Athletics

Ten children from Year Two  took part in an indoor athletics festival  ran by the Gateshead School Sports Partnership at Gateshead Leisure Centre!  There were 10 different activities to do and everyone had so much fun! 

Healthy Humans!

In Science this half term we have been looking at healthy humans! We have be learning about the human body and the important job the heart does. We have labelled a human skeleton and looked at the role of muscles.

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We have discussed what makes a healthy packed lunch. Is your dinner healthy?