Horse Chestnut - Year 2/3 2019-2020

Miss Copley

Welcome to Horse Chestnut Class

We are the Year 2 and 3 children

Our Teacher is Miss Copley

Mrs Chesters works with us in Horse Chestnut Class


Life in Horse Chestnut Class

The children in Horse Chestnut class are looking forward to a great year of learning.

We complete Grammar Hammer and Big Maths on a Monday.

Our PE days will be Monday. We will be going swimming this term. Please remember to bring in your swimming kits and a snack.

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, French, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music each week.

Our Curriculum

At Wimboldsley Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes excellence. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.

Key skills we will be developing in Year 3


During this term we will covering a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry work; focussing on the following texts as a class:-

This term our English work will be link to a number of texts relating to Great Britain and the 1970s/80s including:

You Belong Here by M H Clark

We Are Britain by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Animals of Farthing Woods by Colin Dann

The Borrowers Avenged by Mary Norton

And many more….

During this term along with the above we will be learning about the following genres:-

  • Fiction – Drama and Narrative Writing
  • Non Fiction – Discussion and Debate
  • Fiction –  Poetry and plays
  • Non Fiction –  Biography, non-chronological reports and recounts

The study of grammar, punctuation and spelling will be on going through the year.









This term in Maths we follow the White Rose Hub documnetation and be working on:-

Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Mass and Capacity


Geometry: Shape










Our Topic

Please see our Curriculum Overview at the bottom of the page for more information.

This term our topic is:

'What Make Britain Great?' with a focus on Britain in the 70s and 80s. 

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning.


How can I help and support my child at school?


For information about Homework see the homework link at the top of the page

Homework will include Reading, Spellings, Maths and Learning Log. 

Spelling Check will be on Monday.  

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s blue reading record book.

Key Websites your child can use to support their learning include:

Practical ideas you may wish to make use of:

Reading at home

  • Ask your child what they are reading and talk about their ideas: What is the ‘picture’ they have of particular characters? Are there people like that in your family or whānau? What do they want to find out from the book? What are the important messages? What do they think is going to happen next? What else do they need to know to understand the story or topic?
  • Talk about books on similar topics. This helps your child to pull together ideas from different places
  • Help your child to share their thinking. Get them to share opinions and talk about why they think that. 

Writing at home

  • Play with words. Thinking of interesting words and discussing new ones can help increase the words your child uses when they write – look words up in the dictionary 
  • Play word games and do puzzles together to help your child learn more about words and spelling
  • Talk about ideas and information they are going to write about. Talk about experiences, diagrams, graphs, pictures, photos and material that your child is planning to use for school work. Discussing the information and main ideas can help their planning for writing and their understanding, too.
  • Play with words. Thinking of interesting words and discussing new ones can help increase the words your child uses when they write

Maths at home

  • Find and read large numbers in your environment eg nineteen thousand, three hundred and twenty-three
  • Count forwards and backwards (starting with numbers like 10,098, 10,099, 10,100, 10,101 then back again)
  • work out patterns – make codes from numbers.
  • Chant times tables together


Thank you for your continuing support.

Miss Copley


To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WimboldsleyCPS.

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Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Wimboldsley, Cheshire

01606 832321