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Chestnut Class


                                                             Welcome to the Year 5 Class of 2017

This year the class will be taught by Miss Tindall (class teacher) and by Miss Walker on a Monday afternoon. Ms Gerrard will also be helping with Maths groups and Miss Baldwin and Miss Ashworth will be supporting the children in class. A dance coach will lead one of the weekly P.E. sessions and the children will also attend swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon.


Each Friday, Maths and English homework will be sent out; this will either be set online or through the use of relevant booklets and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. New spellings will be sent home every week and will be tested on a weekly basis as we develop our understanding of different spelling rules.  Over the course of a half term, the children will be issued with approximately three creative tasks to undertake in their learning journals.  These will be sent home on a Friday with the intention of encouraging the children to recap and further explore an area or topic that we have been looking at over the week. 


We read frequently throughout the week, whether it is individually, shared reading or in a guided reading group. So reading for at least 10/15 minutes every day would be very beneficial.  Books can be changed in school any day of the week; please ensure book reviews are completed in order to receive another book.


If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, I am always happy to help.




Introducing Chestnut School Council Members


All of the pupils that were interested in becoming this year's school council members gave a speech to the class telling us all why they should be chosen. After a very close vote, this year's members are:


Maizie and Tom


They will be attending school council meetings and will listen to any suggestions that the rest of the class may have.  


Curriculum Overviews:

Each term we will study different topics. Here is the Autumn 1 curriculum overview:



This term, you will be given a homework grid, linked to our topic 'Extreme Earth' and you can complete any activity that you like from the grid. 


I can't wait to see your wonderful work!


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In Chestnut class, we are enjoying our new spelling scheme 'No Nonsense Spelling'. Here are some top tips to help you to learn your spelling rules at home. 

This morning, Chestnut class went to share their stories that they had written and illustrated based on the novel- Running Wild.

They then used their expert knowledge to work with the children in Poplar to do a paired write for the opening to their versions of the traditional tale- Hansel and Gretel.

Poplar really enjoyed hearing Chestnut's stories and had lots of fun working collaboratively to start on their work.





3D printer 

We have been lucky to have in school a 3D printer. We will have the use of it for one month to use for our ICT unit on 'we are architects' With Mr Beattie at the helm we will design and make keyrings and other 3D printed items.

In ICT the children are creating a web site to give other children advice on e-safety. To access the site please use this link above or the address below and the password that they have been given. It would be nice to see some additional work added to the site from home.

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For our English work we have been looking at newspaper reports. We are going to create our own TV news reports on the iPads.We will add them to the site when they are finished but here are a few photos of us practicing.

In Maths today we were using practical methods to understand the area of 2d and 3d shapes. Here are some photos of us working. We really enjoyed estimating, measuring and calculating the area of these different shapes. 







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