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Welcome to Chestnut class November 2020
Class teacher: Mrs Helen Pearce - MON TUES WED 

                         Mrs Barbara Rodel- WED THURS FRI

Hope you all had a restful half term and you are all staying safe and well.

This half term PE days have changed to Monday and Friday as we have a PE coach to teach football skills.

 We are very much looking forward to continuing to help them progress with their learning  and working closely with parents. 

Towards the end of this half term we will be administering the National Phonics Screening check   

which the children missed due to lockdown.,to%20improve%20their%20reading%20skills.With this in mind please could you help by working on the sounds the children do not know. The phonemes are in the front of their reading record and you can also play 'phonicsplay' online.

General Information
P.E DAYS  :   Monday and Friday- Please send children in their PE kit which they will wear all day - jogging bottoms/shorts  (depending on weather) a t-shirt and their school jumper and trainers. Please make sure jewellery is removed and long hair is tied back.
Children need to read to an adult as often as possible and we would like you to write in their reading record books. Please try to keep reading records as dry and clean as possible and return them to school every day. Children will change their books and books they bring back will be quarantined before re- circulating.


Going Home arrangements: If your child is going home with another designated person please email the office.

Warm wishes

Helen Pearce and Barbara Rodel



Autumn 1 zoom meeting and homework

Year 2 topic web Autumn 1

Yr2 classroom risk assessment

Reading websites

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson

A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?

Reading Age 6+   

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley
In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse – what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer… Optional activity Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  This week’s reading includes both a short story and a poem:

The Monk and the Armadillo’ by Onjali Q. Rauf

‘Care of Exotic Pets.  Number 1. The Axolotl at Bedtime’ by Catherine Johnson 

Reading Age 8+

Week 6

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... "Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID." Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1

'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2
Told in two parts: Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet.  This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert, of course…  Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy

A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy!  Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy. "It's a noo-noo," Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right... Optional activity Reading Age 6+


Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne 

One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters!

Reading age 8+








Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen

For brave hunters and bear-lovers!  Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee

Winston the book wolf likes books - he likes to eat them. But then a girl named Rosie teaches Winston an important lesson: "You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!" Optional activity
Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple

Krikta the kea and his friends are always playing practical jokes on the other birds. But one day, some of the birds become greedy and want the forest for themselves. So begins the terrible time of quarrelling that threatens the forest. Ka, the great bird and keeper of the forest, is angry with the birds and punishes them. Krikta, the mischievous kea, finds he has been too cheeky for his own good.

Reading Age 10+

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