Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut Class!

Teacher: Mr Keirle

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wood

Year Groups – Year 5 and Year 6


Autumn 1 – Mighty Mayans

Autumn 1 – Chestnut Curriculum Letter
Autumn 1 – Curriculum Map


Class Information

Mr Keirle teaches in Chestnut Monday – Friday.

Chestnut class is also supported every morning throughout the week by Mrs Wood.


Mr Tyrell will teach PE to Chestnut class on Tuesday afternoons  and Mrs Arrowmsith will teach PE on a Friday. The class can need 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.


Children will be set weekly homework and they will always be expected to read daily. The children have all been sent home with reading records so these should be used to record their reading.  Homework will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.


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 please ensure it comes to school everyday.


Previous areas of learning:

Previous Learning will be updated throughout this academic year.


Useful Information:

Year 5 and Year 6 Knowledge Organiser

Years 5 and 6 Word List

KS2 Reading at Home bookmarks

Year 6 Number and Place Value Maths Knowledge Organiser 

Year 5 Number and Place Value Maths Knowledge Organiser

Chestnut Class News

Chestnut Careers Day

Chestnut Class were lucky to have some visitors come into […]

Year 6 Helen Foundation Art Workshop

Our Year 6 students took part in an art project […]

Chicago Bears

What an incredible opportunity our Year 5 children had this […]


Well done Year 6! With SATS finished, the year 6 […]

The King’s Coronation.

On Friday we celebrated the end of year 6 SATS […]

Houses of Parliament Assembly

KS2 welcomed a visitor into school who taught them about […]

Children work with Local Artist

Children from Year 5/6 have started work with a local […]

Gravity Investigation

Chestnut class have been exploring forces in science this half […]

Solar Farm Visit

Children from years 4/5 have been to visit a local […]

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival. Well done to all the children for an […]

Chestnut Class – Dance

Chestnut Class have been busy learning a new dance in […]

Virgin Money Enterprise Project-Chestnut Class

Dear Parents,   In small teams, year 5/6 have worked […]

Exmouth Beach Trip

On Thursday 17th June, Chestnut class went to Exmouth beach […]

Archaeological Props

Chestnut class had the exciting opportunity to explore some archaeological […]

Chestnut Class Y5/6

Chestnut class had a lovely morning making Anglo Saxon thumb […]

Forest School

Oak Class and some of the children in Chestnut Class […]

Latern making

Chestnut class have had a day of art with a […]

Forest School News

Chestnut Class have been enjoying adventurous play and creativity at […]

Science Week 2019

All week, children from across the school have been taking […]

SCITECH morning

On Wednesday 23rd January, Chestnut class visited Plymouth University for […]

Calling the Shots!

Chestnut class enjoyed a fantastic morning with Steve and Theo […]

Chesnut class learn about Judaism

Stuart Raine from the Exeter Synagogue visited Chestnut class on […]

200 Years of Kenton Primary School Celebration Day

On Wednesday we celebrated our 200 Year anniversary! Lots of […]

Arts Week

Chestnut class spent a fantastic day with artist Iola Weir, […]

Science Week – KS2 Plymouth Aquarium Trip

Sharing some photos from the recent KS2 trip to Plymouth […]

Science Week – Chemistry Workshop

Children in Oak and Chestnut classes had chemistry workshops this […]

Solar Power!

Shortly before the Christmas break, Oak and Chestnut classes received […]

Year 5 & 6 High5Netball Festival

This was the second High5Netball festival laid on for the […]

Chestnut and Oak Classes are Curious!

Chestnut and Oak classes at Kenton had a lovely trip […]

Chestnut Class trip to Exmouth

On Friday 26th May, Chestnut class went on the train […]

Chestnut Class visit Paignton Zoo

On Friday 17th March, Chestnut class visited to Paignton Zoo […]

Secrets of Success

At Kenton Primary, we have implemented Chris Quigley’s approach to […]

World Book Day at Kenton

Wow! What an impressive array of  costumes were seen on World […]

Planting the Kenton Forest!

Back in the autumn term, the school applied to the […]

Warburtons the Bakers

Yesterday, Warburtons the bakers visited Chestnut class. Nikki and Lee […]

Animal Encounters

To kick-start our writing week, the children were visited by […]

Chestnut Class quiz boards

Chestnut class have been making electrical quiz boards this week. […]

Chestnut Class Update

Chestnut class recently enjoyed a very informative session with the […]