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Chestnut Class (Year 4/5)

Welcome to Year 4 and 5!


Our class teacher is Mrs Lester, except on Mondays afternoons when we are taught by Mrs Burns. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Collins and Mr Cox.


Learning this term:

Our topic for this half term is 'Rivers and Coasts', and we are exploring 'states of matter' and the water cycle in Science.


Our PE lessons are on Thursday afternoons - please can all children wear their PE kits to school on Thursdays.

Children taking in part in lunchtime or after school sports clubs, or sporting events during the school day, should also arrive in school in the correct PE kit - except specialist footwear, such as football boots, which they should bring to school with them and change into at the appropriate time.


We have Forest School on Thursday 4th November.

Please can all children make sure they wear warm layers of clothing to forest school, including a long sleeve top, warm trousers, a warm fleece or jumper, a weather-proof coat, warm socks and wellies or waterproof walking boots. They should also bring a hat and a pair of gloves. It is important that the children are able to keep warm and dry.


More details about what we will be learning this term can be found on our curriculum overview.



Weekly homework will be set on our Google Classroom and will include:

  • Reading - please can children aim to read at least 5 times each week.
  • Spellings - the children will be asked to log into Spelling Shed to practice their spellings each week through assignments that have been set. They can also do the spelling soup activities and aim to achieve 15 spelling soup points each week.
  • Times tables practice - the children have many different methods for learning their times tables but they also enjoy challenging themselves on 'Times Table Rock Stars'.
  • Maths - the children will be asked to log into Maths Shed to complete the assignments that have been set.

Forest School Report


On Wednesday 13th October 2021 Years 4,5 and 6 (Chestnut Class and Oak Class) went to Ferris’ woods and spent the entire day there. Our favourite activities included making delicious wraps, making and playing conker games and singing the hymn ‘Autumn Days’. We also did other activities like making nature pictures and exploring the human heart by measuring and testing our heart rates before and after exercise.


Thank you to all the teachers who made the amazing day happen and to Mrs Moir.