Welcome to Chestnut Class

Mr Mark O'Dubháin welcomes you to Chestnut class, a class of Year 5 and Year 6 children.  Teaching and Learning is supported by Mrs Gill Wilmington, Mrs Karen Cole, Mrs Kelly Conibear, Mrs Sari Upton and Mrs Clare Breading.

In Chestnut class we ask questions and strive to find the answers. We show resilience by not giving up. We support each other and we aim to do our best in all that we do.

Learning in Chestnut Class

Our learning across the curriculum is centred on answering learning questions, which will involve children developing and improving new skills on a daily basis in order to answer them.

Along with developing each child's academic ability, we will also take care to develop their emotional and physical needs; allowing them to make sustained progress and fulfil their potential. Wherever possible, a cross-curricular approach to learning will be used in the class. This is to ensure children are able to make connections between other subjects and the world around them.

In Chestnut, we aim to provide a fun, safe and challenging environment.

Spring 2019: Inventors and Innovators

Term Focus: Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

Chestnut Classes have an exciting term ahead!

This term we will be studying Great Britain and Europe examining both the physical and human geography of the continent. We will learn to read maps, use a compass and research a chosen country. We will be writing a non-chronological report on our country, practicing the correct style and formality required.

Our science investigations this term will be based on the forces of gravity, friction, magnetism and air resistance. Look out for falling parachutes, balloon rockets and aerodynamic car designs!

Later in the term we will be holding a Science Fair where we plan to display our findings to parents and carers.