Chestnut Class


 Welcome to Chestnut Class (year 2)

 This year your teacher is Mrs Granger


Welcome to the new term Chestnut class!

This half term we are being Street Detectives as we learn about the Great Fire of London, explore and navigate around the cities and countryside of the UK, and use Claude in the City as the basis of our Literacy lessons. Through Claude we will also be learning about portraits and creating our own masterpieces, as well as eventually burning down the Tudor village that is your homework project for the half term (don't worry, Mr Thompson is on hand to show us how much better the firefighting is this century!). 


  • a change of shoes for the field 
  • a coat or waterproof (we usually try to play outside, even if it is raining)
  • a fresh water bottle, a packed lunch and a healthy snack each day.
  • all belongings and uniform named
  • pencil case
  • reading book and reading record (every day please)
  • wear your PE kits on Mondays and Thursdays

Best day ever - Big sing! - click to see a short video of our day

Chestnut class thoroughly enjoyed our visit to St Michael's Prep School for the Big Sing on Friday, as you can see from the obvious enjoyment in this video! They were split into four groups and over the course of the day learned six very different songs with actions, incorporating musical elements including chanting, complex melodies, rhythmic challenges and tongue twisters! St Michael's were incredibly welcoming towards us and our children responded by being fully engaged in all of the activities and interacting very nicely with the other children. Let's hope this becomes an annual fixture!

Chestnut Class - Poo day!

Year 2 - Poo Day!

Chestnut Class at the Chiddingstone Literary Festival

Chiddingstone Literary festival - chestnut class



Chestnut Class, with the help of Mr Thompson, recreated the Great Fire of London!

Chestnut Class - Great Fire of London/Stone Street




We had a brilliant day at Kent Life - you can see what we got up to below!

Chestnut Class trip to Kent Life

Chestnut class enjoyed learning how bulbs are different from seeds, and we planted some mystery Spring bulbs near the school hall - we look forward to seeing what will flower!

Spring bulbs


Book of the week

The Chestnuts have started a new weekly book recommendation where we read their book in class together. Last week it was Rowan's book.

Josh's recommendation

Poppy's recommendation

Cameron's recommendation

Sophia's recommendation


Your username and password is in your Reading Record; please practise daily for 5 minutes.