This Spring Term, we are looking forward to our topic, 'Animal Antics'.



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 30 children, there are 18 girls and 12 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 - Spring 2018

A very Happy New Year to you all and a big ‘thank you’ for taking the time to visit our class page.


The Autumn Term has flown by so quickly and it will be a real shame to move on from our fantastic topic work on King John, but Spring Term promises to bring plenty of new excitement and new learning.


The whole school topic was a real success last term and we are looking forward to continuing this in the Spring. Our topic, ‘Animal Antics’, will get us exploring the world around us and the animals that inhabit it. In book week, we will be introducing a famous author, as well as looking at the drawings of artist, George Stubbs. In RE, we will be looking closely at our school Christian Values, with a focus on Hope and Forgiveness, before moving onto our Easter topic, ‘Eggs and Crosses’.


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