Chestnut Class (Year 2)

Hello to Chestnut Class and welcome to the second half of the Spring Term.  Hopefully it’s not very long until the better weather arrives and we can spend more time outdoors. In the meantime, we will have to imagine a warmer climate whilst learning all about our new topic, Rainforests.

In Literacy we will be looking at traditional tales from other parts of the world and writing our own versions. We will also be developing our non-fiction writing through making information sheets and pamphlets about different aspects of the rainforest. In Grammar, we will learn about sentence types, expanded noun phrases, suffixes, tenses and apostrophes for both contraction and possession.

In Maths we will be focusing on shape and fractions. We will also be continuing to gain confidence with the four rules of number and continue learning our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

The focus in Science is habitats. We will learn about global habitats and consider adaptation. we will also look at plants and how they grow.

In Geography, we will be developing our map and atlas skills by looking at the locations of tropical rainforests. We will compare them to forests in our country and learn what plants and animals can be found in them. We will also look at what it is like to live in a rainforest and compare it to life in Halton.

In RE will be learning about Easter and having a special focus on Holy Week.

Reading books continue to be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and wherever possible we will send more than one.  Extra reading opportunities can be found at Oxford Owl. There are lots of levelled books to use as reading books. Please feel free to write them into their reading record.

Spellings continue to be tested on a Friday. we are currently continuing to learn individual spelling lists.  In school, we continue to use a system were the children look at the word, say it spell it out, cover it, attempt spelling and then check.

Please continue to use Dojo to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Take care and keep safe.


Angela Rowe