2 Chestnut Category

The Colour Purple

Chestnut thought about the colour purple for their latest poetry work. They read the poem ‘Purple is…’ which is a free verse poem and they then composed their own as a class.  

Moving Pictures

For their DT topic Chestnut learnt about simple machines and made their own moving pictures. They identified different types of lever and slider and made their own. As our topic is space they designed and made a planet with moving characters using a lever mechanism made from split pins and card.

When the Dinosaur Came to Stay

During their poetry lessons Chestnut have been working on dinosaur poems. They read ‘When the Dinosaur Came to Stay’. They wrote their own poems using different types of sentences such as, questions, commands, statements and exclamations.  

Fairy Tales

Chestnut were reading Rapunzel and learning about Fairy Tales. They wrote their own recipes for writing a fairy tale! They used imperative verbs to write command sentences like ‘stir’, ‘mix’ and ‘pour’.


Who lives in our Pond?  Today in Chestnut the children pond dipped.  We found some very interesting creatures. Did you know? Smooth newts eat insects, caterpillars, worms and slugs while on land, and crustaceans, molluscs and tadpoles when in the water. They are most active during the night. Did you know? Dragonflies lay their eggs […]

Why do leaves change colour in Autumn?

  We have been learning about our trees, which ones we can identify and what happens to them in the Autumn.  The leaves have started to change colours and the leaves will soon fall off the trees.  As Autumn begins, the days get shorter and shorter. With fewer daylight hours, leaves are not able to make as […]

The Basic Needs

During our last science lesson, we discovered what animals, including humans need to survive. We had a lot of ideas but finally we all agreed that air, water and food are the basic needs. We also came to the conclusion that animals in their natural habitat have everything to live but when we have our […]

London’s burning

A fire started on September 2nd in the King’s bakery in Pudding Lane near London Bridge. Fires were quite a common occurrence in those days.  The children all made houses for their homework. However that summer had been very hot and there had been no rain for weeks, so consequently the wooden houses and buildings […]

Chestnut Sport Festival at the Sports Centre

The children in Chestnut had a really active morning full of fun. They went to the Sports Centre to represent our school and took part in different sport activities. The children were really enthusiastic and did they best! They absolutely loved jumping on the trampolines! They also enjoyed speed stacking and tried different dance movements. […]

Year 2 Well-Being Workshop

The children in Year 2 had a workshop about 5 ways to well-being. They were learning that the brain and the body are connected so it’s very important to look after them both. The children had a chance to make each of the ways to well- being familiar to them by taking part in different […]