Chestnut Class - Year 6

Chestnut class teacher is Mrs Webber.
Mrs Tedd works alongside us in the class.
Welcome to Year 6!
You have an exciting year ahead with lots of new responsibilities as the oldest in the school, as well as lots of special events!
The Autumn term the whole school has the over-riding theme of 'DISCOVER'. Our first half-term topic entitled 'Out of this World' will focus on the Earth and Space, and we will learn about the many discoveries which have been made. In the second half of the term we will discover and enquire as to what the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings brought to our land, in a historically-focused topic.
In the Spring Term, the school theme is 'EXPLORE'. Our topic entitled 'Home and Away' will lead us to explore two contrasting river environments - the South-American Rainforest and a local environment study at Cuckmere Haven.
In the Summer Term, the school theme is 'CREATE'. This is always an 'arts' focused term for us, as we sing and act in the play. This year we will learn about Greek plays and how they impacted our present culture, as well as studying the beauty of our natural environment in art work and the structure of plants.
Growth Mindset
All year we will be promoting and encouraging a growth mindset, where we are all comfortable to make and learn from mistakes to become more confident learners.
PE and Games
Autumn Term 1
Wednesday - Football
Friday - Basketball
Autumn Term 2
Wednesday - Hockey
Friday - Dance
Each week you will receive spellings to learn, which will be tested every Monday. You are expected to complete sentences in your book each week, to show your understanding of some of the words.
You need to continue to learn and become fluent in all your times tables. These will be tested each week on a Thursday.
We will be talking about and sharing recommendations for books throughout the year. Make sure you have a good book on the go at all times, which you can read at home or and/or at school.
Your project homework is to be chosen from the grid - one piece to be completed each two weeks. The due date for each homework is listed at the bottom of the grid. 
In the Spring Term, you will receive homework books to complete pages from each week - more information will be provided nearer to the time.
Weekly Spellings can be found below:
Here are some highly recommended books to read if you need inspiration:
Useful Websites: