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About Us

Cedar - Year 2

Welcome to Cedar Class.

Our class teacher is Miss McIllmurray, who is supported by Mrs Wheller and Miss Tullett.   

Main Topics and Trips for 2023/2024

In History, children will learn about:

  • schools in the past
  • learning to fly
  • what is a monarch?

In Geography, children will learn about:

  • hot and cold places
  • why is our world wonderful?
  • living by the coast

In Science, children will learn about:

  • habitats
  • microhabitats
  • materials
  • animals and life cycles
  • plants
  • making connections



We are going to be going to St Paul's Cathedral linked to our English theme of the Great Fire of London. We are also going on a cinema trip to see Minions - The Rise of Gru. We are carrying out local area fieldwork for Geography and even going to the beach for our 'living by the coast' topic.

Our main trip this year is our overnight trip to Frylands! This is such an amazing event which we can't wait for!

Physical Education (PE)

Our PE days are every Wednesday and Friday

Your child needs to come into school wearing their PE kit, which consists of a plain white t-shirt or the new school team coloured tops, plain joggers/shorts and a plain jumper. Trainers are also allowed. Your child will stay in their PE kit for the whole day.  


Homework will be set every Friday, and will consist of a Mathletics task, set of spelling words (written and on Spelling Shed) and a writing task. Please return the homework on Thursday so that it can be checked. 

Reading and Reading Records

We expect your child to read every day. Your child's reading record must be brought in every day to be signed. Reading is such an important part of your child's development so please prioritise this task. 

Our Class Rewards

We have many rewards in Cedar Class, including:

Class Dojo points, a Class Behaviour Chart (based on the children's behaviour and effort throughout the day), and certificates every Friday. Certificates are awarded for Reader of the Week, Homework Book of the Week, Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Numbots and Star of the Week every week.

To move their name up on our Class Behaviour Chart, the child will show us a behaviour or knowledge which is above our usual expectations, and if they move to the top of the chart, they will earn a special prize! 

Texts/Books for the Year

Autumn Term

Vlad and the Great Fire of London

London's Burning (Poetry)


The Great Fire of London (Non-Fiction)


Sprout Boy

Spring Term

The Journey Home

We are Water Protectors

Jim and the Beanstalk

The Owl and the Pussy-cat (Poetry)

Summer Term

Leon and the Place Between

The Dragon Machine

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060