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 place value as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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 15th September
  • Thursday 29th September
  • Thursday 13th October

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 1 Test Dates: 
Week 1 - 13th September
Week 2 - 20th September
Week 3 - 27th September
Week 4 - Wednesday 5th October (due to inset day on Tuesday 4th October) 
Week 5 -  11th October
Week 6 - 18th October
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: