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Welcome to Chestnut Class

This term we are busy learning about our local area and the physical geography around us. I hope that the information below is useful for parents/carers to refer to, outlining key information for our class. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to speak to me and I will be more than happy to help. I continue to look forward to working with the children in Chestnut class to help them achieve their best.

Miss Hutchings


PE Days

Chestnut class have PE sessions twice per week. On a Tuesday afternoon outdoor PE will be with Mr Cannon and on a Wednesday afternoon indoor PE will be with Miss Hutchings. Please ensure your child has a full, named PE kit in school all every day including tracksuit bottoms and a jumper – especially as the weather can get cold – we will still be outside!


In Class

Please arrive to school on time each morning and ready to learn. Our first session starts at 8.50am. Remember your reading books and diary and a named water bottle each day. If you need to quiz on your reading book, please move your name on the grid when you arrive in the mornings.



Homework is set on a Friday every week. Year five will receive spelling, times tables, reading and either a maths or English task. Year six will receive spelling, times tables, reading, GPS and maths each week. Please make sure this is handed in by Thursday each week at the latest. If you have any questions about homework, please speak to Miss Hutchings before it is due in and someone will sit and help you with it!



Prefects are completing their jobs with confidence and have proved themselves to be good role models. The children are now beginning to get used to their new jobs this term.


Our topic

Our topic this half term is Places and in particular, Essex. We will be using the skills of geographers to explore our local area and ‘What makes Essex a good place to live?’. A full topic web is available to view below.


Chestnut Curriculum Overview 2020

Spelling Strategies

Below is a Spelling Strategies document that you may find useful:

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Useful Documents:

Please click on the link below if you'd like to download or print the Spelling Strategies Document:

Some useful Reading Question Prompts to help with daily reading and comprehension:

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