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 Karen Cole, Mrs Kelly Conibear 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.
Autumn 2019: Time Travellers
Term Focus: Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference
School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude
Chestnut Classes have an exciting term ahead!
Our learning this term takes us to the shores of Ancient Greece where we will discover the legacy of history, culture, art and science this ancient civilisation has left the modern world.
We will investigate the Athenian and Spartan life and compare the two. Who would you rather be? An intellectual and wise Athenian living in comfort? Or an athletic Spartan, living in the harshest conditions?
Our scientific studies will include an examination of the classification of animals and the characterisitics of living things. We will also explore the workings of the human body and what we should do to keep ourselves healthy.