Chestnut Class - Year 6

Chestnut Class Teacher is Miss Wright
Mrs Pinder is our TA (Monday-Thursday)
Welcome to the
Chestnut Class Page
Our first topic will be 'Into the Light' which is part of our whole school skills focus of 'Discovery'. 

In English, we will be using the book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll as well as looking at 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian. We will be writing a diary entry about how to survive an air raid, which links to our History topic where we will be learning about World War II.

In Maths, we will be focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as fractions.

PE days for Chestnut Class will usually be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We have Woodland Learning with Mrs Harder every other Thursday.
Our Woodland Learning dates for this half term are:
  • Thursday 3rd November
  • Thursday 17th November
  • Thursday 1st December
  • Thursday 15th December

For more information please see the topic web below. 
If you have a query or concern, please talk to us at school drop off or pick up. You can also get in touch through the school office by emailing I am always happy to answer any questions and support your child.
Miss Wright

Each term, the children will be given a new ‘Independent Homework Grid’. In Year 6, there will be set ‘hand in’ days at the bottom which is the minimum requirement. Each task should be taken from a different row and column. The amount of time a child chooses to spend on a project is up to them. Please focus on the presentation!

After completing times tables and arithmetic on a Friday, children should choose an area that they would like to practice at home to help them improve their score each week. 

Chestnut Class Spellings 2022-2023
You will be given your spellings for half a term at a time.
  • Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays. 
  • Spelling sentences (homework) are due in on Tuesdays. Please ensure these are written like Year 6 sentences using a range of punctuation and varied sentence structures. There is a prompt sheet in the front of your book to help you. 
  • Children are split into four groups: Miss Wright 1, Miss Wright 2, Miss Wright 3 and Mrs Pinder.
Autumn 2 Test Dates: 
Week 1 - Tuesday 1st November
Week 2 - Tuesday 8th November
Week 3 - Wednesday 16th November (due to WWII Workshop)
Week 4 - Tuesday 22nd November 
Week 5 -  Tuesday 29th November
Week 6 - Tuesday 6th December
No spelling test week commencing 12th December
To improve your weekly arithmetic, you should be practicing using MyMaths Each week, we will write an area on the front cover that we would like to improve. 
Username: loxwood
Password: square162 
If you need help finding this topic on MyMaths, please ask me. 
Here are some highly recommended books to read if you need inspiration: