Chestnut Class - Year 6

Chestnut Class Teacher is Miss Wright
Mrs O'Mara is our full time TA
Welcome to the
Chestnut Class Page
We are looking forward to welcoming you back after the Easter holiday for your last term in Year 6! Our new topic will be 'Lights, Camera, Action!'.

In English, we will be reading the book 'Crater Lake' by Jennifer Killick.

In History, we will be learning about Leisure and Entertainmentwhere children will learn about how and why football became the nation's favourite sport, the social and cultural importance of the 'Swinging Sixties', why British holiday camps emerged and how television has impacted modern life. Children will also learn about how developments in 20th century technology can make life in this century easier.

In Science, we will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats, where the  children will learn about the process of the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. The children will explore reproduction in different plants and they will have the opportunity to take cuttings from plants, creating clones of the parent plant. Furthermore, the children will find out about Jane Goodall and her work with the now-endangered chimpanzees in Africa. They will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles. As well as this, the children will be learning about Animals including Humans where they will learn about the changes that human beings experience as they develop to late adulthood.  
In Maths, we will be revising all topics which will help prepare us for the KS2 SATs, as well as get us ready for Secondary School. In Summer 2, we will be working on independent Maths projects to help consolidate our learning. The projects provide an opportunity to revisit many of the skills and curriculum content covered both in Year 6 and also the rest of Key Stage 2. 
For more information please see the topic web below. 

PE days for Chestnut Class will usually be on 
Wednesdays (with Mr Green) and now on Mondays

Summer 1: Cricket (with Mr Green) and Athletics
Summer 2: Tennis (with Mr Green) and Rounders 

Woodland Learning
On their day of Woodland Learning, the children will need to come to school dressed in their Woodland Learning clothes.  Woodland Learning will happen in most weathers, other than high winds and thunderstorms, therefore it means the children should be prepared to be outside in all weathers and dressed appropriately. Please remember that shorts are not suitable.
Our dates for the Summer term are:

All Thursdays
Summer Term:
25th April
9th May
13th June
27th June
11th July 
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!

Children should continue to practice their times tables at home to help them improve their weekly scores. Knowing the times tables (and their associated division facts) supports mathematical learning and understanding. 

Lights! Camera! Action! Topic Homework Hand-in Dates:

  • Tuesday 7th May
  • Tuesday 10th June
  • Tuesday 1st July

Each task should be taken from a different row and a different column.

Chestnut Class Spellings 2023-2024
You will be given your spellings for half a term at a time.
  • Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 
  • Weekly English homework is due in on the same day the spelling test is on. 
  • Children are split into three groups: Miss Wright 1, Miss Wright 2 and Mrs O'Mara.
Summer 2 Spelling Test Dates: 
Week 1 -  no test (wc 3rd June)
Week 2 -  Tuesday 11th June
Week 3 -  Tuesday 18th June
Week 4 -  Wednesday 26th June
Week 5 -  Wednesday 3rd July
Week 6 -  Tuesday 9th July
Week 7 -  Tuesday 16th July
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:
Song Words