Welcome to Chestnut Class

Mr Mark O'Dubháin welcomes you to Chestnut class, a class of Year 5 and Year 6 children.  Teaching and Learning is supported by Mrs Gill Wilmington, Mrs Karen Cole, Mrs Kelly Conibear, Mrs Sari Upton and Mrs Clare Breading.

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 2018: Adventurers and Explorers

Term Focus: Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference

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

We are thrilled with the way all the children have settled into their new classes and have made such a positive start to the new school year!

This term children in Years 5 and 6 will be exploring the world of Ancient Rome, its Empire and the impact the Romans have had on the modern world. We will be studying their culture and beliefs and their daily lives. We will also study Roman architecture and technology. We will take the opportunity to look for evidence of the Romans in Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum). Our Roman Immersion Week is also eagerly anticipated!

In Science we are studying the natural world, the characterisitics of living things and plant and animal life cycles. We will study various habitats and the way in plants and animals adapt to their environment.   

Our Jigsaw PHSCE Programme will look at our rights and our responsibilities and what this means for us and children around the world.