Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class!

Teachers: Mr Kay

Teaching Assistant: Mrs England

Summer 1 – Rising Tides

Curriculum Letter


As usual, Mr Tyrrell will be leading P.E. across the school. He is working with Chestnut on Tuesday afternoons so, for now, the class can continue to come to school in their P.E. kit and wear it all day. Please make sure to also send a coat as we will be going to the field as often as possible, even in the rain.

In addition to this, our second P.E. session will be led my Mr Collinge who also works for Tyrrell Sports. Mr Collinge will be with Chestnut every Wednesday afternoon. This session will happen at school although children can wear P.E. kits all day in preparation for this.


The children will be set homework on a Thursday which needs to be completed by the following Tuesday. Homework will be a mixture of online and book work (books will be sent home when they are ready).Online work will be done through MyMaths, Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. We will also have access to have Google Classroom so topic homework and spellings will be on there and I am happy for homework to be done in books or online through Google – whichever is more convenient for you.

Quest Journal – Chestnut Class


In reading we will continue to use Accelerated Reader (AR), which assesses reading levels through vocabulary and comprehension. Children have been given Reading Record books for them/you to record and make notes in. We will also add book quiz and diagnostic scores in here for you to see. Children need to have access to their reading record all the time so books can live in school bags.

Please continue to read at home with your child read in line with our homework policy (at least 15 minutes a day).

Spellings and Times Tables

These will be set weekly and form part of homework tasks. Tests will happen on Fridays in school. Each child has two little books to do these tests in and these will need to be in school every Friday.

Useful Information:

Y6 End Of Year Writing Assessment Sheet – This shows what children need to be achieving in their writing to reach ‘working towards,’ ‘expected standard’ and ‘greater depth standard.’

Years 5 and 6 Word List

KS2 Reading at Home bookmarks

Chestnut Class News