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About Us

Chestnut - Year 2

Welcome to Chestnut Class.

Our class teachers are Mrs Mantle and Mrs Inwood, who are supported by Mrs Lawler, Ms Golding and Mrs Ausma.   

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 Pauls Cathedral linked to our English theme of the Great Fire of London. We are also going on a cinema trip. We are carrying out local area fieldwork for Geography and even going to the beach for our Geography. 

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

Physical Education (PE)

Our PE days are every Monday 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 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 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 Chestnut Class, which consists of:

Class dojo points, raffle tickets given out daily with a prize every Friday, certificates every Friday, golden globes and stickers.

To earn a raffle ticket, your child will move their name onto the reward image for showing us a behaviour or knowledge which is above our usual expectations. 

Texts/Books for the Year

Autumn Term

Vlad and The Great Fire of London

London's Burning (poetry)


The Great Fire of London


Sprout Boy

Spring Term

The Journey Home

We are Water Protectors

Jim and the Beanstalk

The Owl and the Pussycat

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