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 and Miss McFerran 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 Arithmetic Academy on a Monday.

Our PE days will be Friday

Year 3 will go swimming every Monday.

Homework is given out on Friday and is to be handed in by the following Thursday.

Read to an adult as often as possible - every night is fantastic. Remember...every time you hit 10 reads, you will collect a reading flower! Keep reading regularly at home. 5 or 10 minutes per day is better than practising for one hour on one day.

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 2/3


*using a range of conjunctions to join ideas together

*use a range of punctuation accurately including full stops, capital letters, ? !, commas in a list and inverted commas

*proofreading our own work and making our own corrections/edits

*using the first 2 or 3 letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary


*securing the understanding of place value with numbers up to 1000

*adding and subtracting numbers mentally

*recalling our multiplication and division facts for 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 x table

*understanding the fractions 1/2 1/4 3/4 1/3

*telling and writing the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

Our Topic

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

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



How can I help and support my child at school?


Homework is set on Friday and should be returned by the following  Thursday.

Homework will include Reading, Spellings, Maths and Handwriting. 

Spelling Check will be on Monday.  

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s 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.

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.

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Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Wimboldsley, Cheshire

01606 832321