Welcome to Chestnut Class

Mr Mark O'Dubháin welcomes you to Chestnut class, a class of Year 5 and Year 6 children.  Teaching is supported by Miss Montgomery.

In Chestnut class we ask questions and strive to find the answers. We show resilience by not giving up. We support each other and we aim to do our best in all that we do.

Learning in Chestnut Class

Our learning across the curriculum is centred on answering learning questions, which will involve children developing and improving new skills on a daily basis in order to answer them.

Along with developing each child's academic ability, we will also take care to develop their emotional and physical needs; allowing them to make sustained progress and fulfil their potential. Wherever possible, a cross-curricular approach to learning will be used in the class. This is to ensure children are able to make connections between other subjects and the world around them.

In Chestnut, we aim to provide a fun, safe and challenging environment.

Autumn 2017: Time Travellers

Term Focus: Relationships

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

Time Travellers: The Past

We are all travellers in time – it might not feel like it but we have been born and are now part of history. We have a duty to share our knowledge with future generations and hope that they can learn from our lives as we have learnt from those in the past.

We have been asked to build a  large Time Capsules which will be buried somewhere on the school site in total secrecy. It will not be opened until the year 2042…

So what was Exeter like in the past?

We know that the Saxons lived in Exeter and that the Vikings tried to conquer them during several raids south.

What stories can we tell of those times? What do we understand about the human species and other animals and what might happen to them in the future?

What is it like to be a child in 2018? What do we understand about how our bodies work?  How do we keep healthy?  We’re holding a Science Fair and we’re recording our findings  - our time capsule will contain this important information.

The first compartment of our time capsule will be closed at the end of term to be sealed for 25 years…