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Millbrook Primary School

‘Learning about caring; caring about learning’

Chestnut – Year 2


Welcome to Dosbarth Chestnut.

Week beginning 21.06.21


Hello everyone!

I would just like to say how proud I am of all the children and the way they persevered with the tests last week! laugh yes

There is forest school this Wednesday, so long joggers or leggins please.


Below is the next blended learning menu.



Week beginning 07.06.21


Hello everyone! laugh

We hope you had a fantastic half term! We are very excited about our work for the next few weeks. Below is the blended learning for the next fortnight. 


There is forest school this Wednesday - 09.06.21



Week beginning 17.05.21


We are very excited this week to have an outdoor learning specialist take our forest school session this week. Please make sure that you have appropriate clothing and footwear!   laugh 


Below is the current blended learning menu.





Week beginning 19.04.21


Hello everyone! 

We are looking forward to Earth Day this Thursday and doing lots of lovely activities! laugh


Just a reminder that PE is every Monday.


Forest school sessions are Wednesday 21.04.21



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Week beginning 12.04.21


Hello everyone and welcome back! laugh


We hope you all had a lovely Easter.


Our topic for this term is "Animals!" See the blended learning menu on google classroom.


Just a reminder that PE is every Monday.


Forest school is next Wednesday - 21.04.21



Week beginning 22.02.21



Thanks everyone for the fantastic effort that was made for Red Nose Day on Friday - everyone looked amazing - see twitter for all group photos! laugh heart




See google classroom for the blended learning menu for this week. 


Week beginning 08.03.21 


Hello everyone!


Thank you so much for your support for St. David's Day and World Book Day last week - the children all looked amazing!

See google classroom for the blended learning menu for this week.






Week beginning 01.03.21


Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!   Happy Saint David's Day!




We have a busy time this week! 


Monday  - St David's Day.                                                                         



 Also a quick reminder that PE is every Monday as well!   


Wednesday - forest school. Please can the children bring spare socks and leggings  to change if they get wet.  laugh


Thursday - World Book Day- the children can dress up as their favourite book character and bring in the book as well if they wish to, to show the class.  smiley


Our blended learning menu for this week is below






Week beginning 22.02.21

Hi everyone!
We are really excited to welcome you all back on Wednesday 24th February. laugh


As there is no breakfast club this week please arrive 9.15 am, unless you have siblings in another class and collect at 3.00 pm.


Please remember to wear masks and maintain social distancing whilst on school site and outside classroom areas.


Children will need a drink, healthy snack and a lunch bag for this week.


Also, a few diary dates for you:


March 1st- Children are able to wear Welsh clothing (rugby, football shirt or traditional Welsh clothing) to celebrate St David's Day. 

March 4th- World Book Day - Children are invited to dress up as a character from their favourite story book.  smiley



You are welcome to take part in a Welsh culture project that can be completed over half term, ready for St. David's Day. 

You can make a 3D sculpture, paint or draw anything with a Welsh flavour!


Have fun!  laugh



Week beginning 07.02.21


Hello everyone!

Welcome to our last week of on line learning before we go back to the classroom to see all our friends again! smiley


This is an important week, as we will be learning about internet safety. Look out for learning videos on Tuesday!


Also Valentine's Day is on Sunday. We will be making hearts with messages on them for the class to hang up as a banner in our classroom.heart


Have a lovely half term - I can't wait to see you all shortly! laugh




Week beginning 01.02.21


Bore da bawb!


This week is Children's Mental Health Week. Look out for lots of activities associated with this on our google classroom! laugh


We had another great week of online learning last week - and I love to hear and see the new skills you have been acquiring from parents and grandparents in our "show and tell sessions."


Remember our live sessions are on a Wednesday and Friday at 11 am.smiley



Week beginning 25.01.21


Hello everyone!

I hope you had a great fun weekend in the snow! I have seen some lovely photos already posted on our google classroom, keep them coming!


Remember we will have a live meet every Wednesday and Friday at 11 am. I hope you can join us.

You can always get in touch via my school email! laugh


Week beginning 18.01.21


Hello everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. I really enjoyed looking at the work you completed last week! I am looking forward to another amazing week.laugh


                                                         Chestnut Class Poem

Chestnut class you are the best,

we miss you more each day.

We hope you're having fun at home,

as you learn and grow and play.

Enjoy spending time with your families,

play with your brothers and sisters too,

have lots of fun at home Chestnut class,

We can't wait to see you!

The time will come to go to school,

we will learn together soon.

Meanwhile smile and be happy.

We will see you all very soon!


We will be meeting again this week - and every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am, it would be great to see you join in. Go across to our page on google classroom for the links.


I am so proud of you of you all! yes  heart

Remember, you can always contact me on my school email




Week beginning 11.01.21


Hello Everyone!

We are learning online, so go across to our Google Classroom to access daily activities. It has been lovely to see so many of you accessing the work and I have enjoyed reading your responses and looking at your photos - keep them coming! heart

I am missing you all and can't wait for us to get back to school. I will be phoning you on Monday to say hello! laugh

I would like to invite you to join me in a live link on Wednesday at 11 am. Just click on the link


If you need anything you can email me at



Happy New Year Everyone! 



Week beginning 04.01.21


We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to seeing you all soon! On line learning begins from Wednesday. Have a look on google classroom for some maths and literacy activities for you to enjoy. New activities will be posted each day.


If you wish to contact me, my email address is



Week beginning 14.12.20



Merry Christmas everyone!

We would like to thank you all for your support this term, it has been a challenging one but we made it! laugh

Stay safe and we hope you have a lovely break with your families. heart See you all in the new year. xx


Below is the blended learning





Week beginning 7th December


Hello everyone! 

We are all looking forward to a fun packed week in school! laugh

The children look amazing today dressed as elves! heart


Some parents have asked if Wednesday - Christmas dinner day, is own party clothes. It is normal uniform - in fact we are down forest school this week, so please come dressed ready for this!

Party day with party clothes is Thursday and Christmas jumper day is Friday!


The blended learning menu from last week is also for this week. 




Week beginning 30.11.20

Hello everyone! 


Christmas Cards

This year because of Covid we are asking each child to bring in ONE card for the whole class. We will share the card with the class and display it in our classroom.


Please can your child bring a Christmas hat or headband into school on Friday, while we video our Christmas song! Thank you.




Just a reminder that there is no forest school this week. 


Thank you to the children who have already completed their homework on hedgehogs. heart laughDon't worry if you haven't, I've given you until the end of term - see google classroom for details.



We are getting closer to that special time of year and we have lots of lovely activities planned for you! See below for the blended learning for the next fortnight. smiley






Week beginning 23.11.20


Hello everyone!

We are going to forest school on Wednesday. Please can you send a spare pair of leggings in case we get wet! laugh


We have a new animal hiding in our class tree this week - a hedgehog! What facts can you find out about them? Draw a picture and write 2-4 facts in your green book. 

Last week we sent home four sound trees - ou, ow / ee, ea / igh, i-e, y, ie / oy, oi. Please put these in the back of the green workbooks. Thank you smiley

Week beginning 16.11.20


Hello everyone! Thank you for your support last week - the children looked amazing on Friday, for Children In Need and the school raised so much - fantastic result! heart 


Well done to everyone accessing the Mathletics programme and to the children who have earned a certificate! laugh yes


There is a new blended learning menu for the next fortnight. Remember to look at google classroom using the Hwb log ins.


Blended learning document beginning 16.11.20




Week beginning 09.11.20


Hello everyone! 

Just a reminder that Wednesday is forest school and also the day for the flu immunisations.

Friday is Children In Need Day. The children can come to school in their own "spotty" clothes.


Please do not bring in money as we can't accept it, but there is a "Just Giving Children In Need" donation page.


The blended learning document from last week is also for this week so take a look! Also on there is a fun homework activity to do with your child! smiley


The homework activity on last weeks document has also been copied to our google classroom. Use your hwb logins for this! laugh

Week beginning 02.11.20


Hi everyone, I hope you had a relaxing half term and despite the lockdown, a good Halloween!

Just a reminder - forest school will be next week - 11.11.20. laugh

It was lovely talking to parents this evening and I am looking forward to speaking to others over the next few days. If you haven't booked a time please come and see me, I will still fit you in! smiley

This is an overview of our learning for the next two weeks. There is a highlighted part in the project section for you and your children to have fun and complete at home!



Week beginning 19.10.20


Hello again!

Firstly I must say I have been blown away by the amazing work I have seen so far on the homework project set last week! laugh yes Remember to have a look below on the blended learning link.

I will be sending home the children's Hwb logins this week, so look out for them! Eventually all work set will be through Hwb and google classroom - just as the children in the juniors are doing. 



We have been practising our phonic knowledge using the web site below.  When  you access the site, click on the resource button at the top to get to the free resources - Buried Treasure, Dragon's Den , Picnic on Pluto and Pick a Picture.  Choose phase 3 for the children to practise  sounds we have used. Have fun! laugh

Week beginning 12.10.20


Hello everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the Oxford Reading Tree books on line. laugh

A reminder that PE is every Monday!


Please keep checking our school Twitter for photos of our learning and what we are doing in class.


Have a look at the menu below to see what we are focusing on and what you can support at home!





Week beginning 05.10.20

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder, PE - every Monday, please come in your PE clothes.

Forest school - this Wednesday 7th October.


This week we are focusing on reading. We are unable to send books home as we used to, but you can read books online using the link below to The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme.

Have fun! laugh


When you follow the link you will need to click "join us"  at the top. After that you can log in.

Go to All ages - 6-7

show all e books

click on a book and then read e book. You may find your child needs to access the year below or above, this is fine. laugh







Week beginning 28.09.20


Hello everyone! laugh

This week we are focusing on Mathletics. We will be using the chrome books to look at several concepts that the children can have a go at with you at home. Please can you take a photo on your phones of your child's username and password, so if the paper copy gets lost they will still be able to log on!  Thank you!


As well as practising our numbers and letter formation in the mornings, we are now also practising spellings. This weeks are my, me, he, she, we.


As well as using Mathletics, we have been investigating numbers!


Below are some photos from fun time at forest school last week!laugh





Week beginning 21.09.20

Dear Parents,

Your child is bringing home a new book today. It is for some of the work that is to be done at home. The tasks will be set and explained here on our web page. We hope you have fun engaging with these activities, so look out for the first one on Tuesday!!   yes  laugh  



September 2020. It has been lovely to welcome all our new children to our class. They have been very excited to see their friends again! laugh


Our project this term is "Who's there?"  This is a forest school project looking at creatures and minibeasts that may live there. 


I am now able to let you know that PE will be on a Monday and it is important that the children come to school dressed in their PE kits as they are unable to change in school.


Forest school will be every other Wednesday, from week beginning 21 st. Please can your children bring in labelled wellies and joggers or leggings for this.


I will be sending home the Mathletics logins this Friday, with a small task for the children to do over the week, so they get used to using this programme. I will introduce this on Monday.


If you need to contact me, my email address is




Meet the team


Miss Sutherland     PPA teacher


Mrs Beese   class teacher


Miss Stanton    teaching assistant