This Summer Term, we are looking forward to our topic, 'What's behind the door?'.



Welcome to Chestnut Class


Welcome to Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class and thank you for visiting our class page! In our Year 2/3 class, in which we have 29 children, there are 16 girls and 13 boys. Our teacher is Mr.  Shillabeer and our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs. Lange and Mrs. Brogden. Also, we are lucky enough to have Mrs.Taylor in on Monday, where she will listen to some lucky readers! As we have a large year group this year, Mrs. Beekmann will also be teaching many of the Chestnut children in Hazel class, so there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the excitement of learning all around the school.

Being in Chestnut is an important step for us as we look to continue our journey through the school. Early in the term we will be looking elect our school council members, who help drive many of the school projects and provide feedback to their classmates. As well as this, we will be taking on our class jobs for the term. Some of our jobs include; iPad monitor, handing out of book bags, looking after our reading corner and putting up the class daily calendar. Our children relish the opportunity to take on these responsibilities, and their willingness to help and support others is something that we nurture carefully.

In our classroom we have a separate quiet room, where we can work confidently and calmly with access to additional resources, such as our class iPads and spacious work areas. We also have access to an exciting array of different reading books, from Monsters and Fairy Tales to Animals and Poetry. Most importantly though; we have fun, we enjoy our learning and we try our hardest.

At the end of the day we also take time to share our class prayer.

Thank you God in Heaven

For our day begun

Thank you for the breezes

Thank you for the Sun

For this time of gladness

For our work and play

Thank you God in Heaven

For another day


Our Class Blog - Summer 2018

Roll on the sunshine and those hot summery days! 

The Spring Term has certainly flown by and we are now preparing for the final term of the year. Our whole school topic this term will be investigating the question, “What’s behind the door?’. We can’t wait to begin drawing and creating our own doors, what will lie behind them? Will we find adventures? Who will we meet along the way? There are so many possibilities and we can’t wait to get exploring.

We will be making a visit to Weston Super Mare to create maps, take sketches and discover changes in recent history to the town. The whole school production will be closely linked to our geography work, looking at the different regions of the world. More about that later in the term.  In RE, we will be looking closely at our school Christian Values, with a focus on Thankfulness and Kindness, alongside our topic ‘How do we celebrate our journey through life?’ We also look forward to Sports Day, three Creative Curriculum Days and hopefully a visit to Crooks Peek to observe our locality.


As we mentioned before, please continue to check our school Twitter feed for up to date classroom events and pieces of work. If you haven't begun following the school yet then please follow us on @AxbridgeSchool. We will be regularly updating this page so always check back to see what fantastic hard work we have been creating.

Mr Shillabeer and Chestnut Class