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Welcome to Chestnut Class


Welcome to our class page. We have had a very busy start to the new term in year five and six! We have already begun learning about our topic – Ancient Egypt and have looked at how historians find out about the past using clues and artefacts. I am very excited about the year ahead and 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 am looking 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 begins to get colder!


In Class

Please arrive to school on time each morning and ready to learn. 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 already completing their jobs with confidence and have proved themselves to be good role models. The children who put themselves forward to be a prefect have been allocated a prefect job and are able to wear a silver tie. As they earn their badges throughout the year, we will occasionally invite parents/carers in to share the success of our prefects!


Our topic

Our topic this half term is Ancient Egypt where we will be using the skills of historians to find out about the past. A full topic web is available to view on our class page.

Chestnut Grid

Spelling Strategies

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

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

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