Chestnut 2018 - 2019

Mr Garrett

Mr Garrett is very excited to be teaching this FANTASTIC class. There is an exciting and fun filled term ahead with lots of interesting things to learn about.

He is lucky enough to have travelled lots of the world and is passionate about sharing stories of his adventures and experiences with the children. He has already shown the children videos of him trekking through the rainforest in Borneo.

He is responsible for Literacy throughout the school, so there is sure to be lots of exciting writing going on in class.

Outside school, Mr Garrett loves to get wet with surfing being his favourite past-time. He also enjoys playing and watching lots of sports which include football, rugby and athletics.

He can often be seen doing after school clubs and other extra- curricular activities.

Welcome to the Chestnut class page!

Welcome to Chestnut class. I hope you all had a lovely summer and it is great to see you all back safe and sound. We have an action packed year ahead with lots of exciting topics to explore.

To kick us off, we will be exploring the the Rainforests of the world, with a particular focus on the Amazon. In literacy we will be following a great text called Journey to the River Sea, and using our writing skills to write, diary entries, poems, letters and factual reports. In maths, we will be  getting to grips with place value and recaping on methods of addition and subtraction. There will be lots of challenges and reasoning problems to get our heads around. 

The termly overview is attached below.



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The homework menu has been set and we have already had some fantastic examples. Remember that homework should be as neat and well presented as the work in our school books. 

(Please refer to the homework policy on the main page and check out the homework menu in the files below). 


PE: Chestnut class will be having PE on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, so make sure you have suitable PE kits for both indoors and outdoors. 

MUSIC: We will be having Brass band tuition every Friday with Mr Harper and will have lots of opportunity to showcase our skills across the year. Once they have been given out, please remember your instuments every Friday.

Children should have thier Bug Club and Mymaths passwords in thier Kingsley journals.    


Please make sure that all Y5 children bring in suitable outdoor learning gear for Tuesday mornings. 

Year 4 children will need their swimming kit on Tuesday mornings.

Thankyou to all the children who completed their homwork projects on an influential person. We have had a wide range of wonderful projects handed in.

Please see the Spring term overview for an insight to other exciting curriculum activites that will be taking place this term.

You can also keep up to date on daily activities by following us on Twitter! Image result for twitter


Summer Term:

WOW...Summer term is upon us already and what a term it is going to be. We have so much planned including a very exciting and education residential trip to London with the year 5s and a fun-packed residential exploring Llandudno with the year 4s. We will also have a KS 2 productions (watch this space), sports day, family camp and other exciting workshops.

Please see the Summer term overview attached to find out what we will be covering in lessons. 

PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, so please remember you indoor and outdoor kit. Y4 will be doing some extra sporting activities with S4C on Friday mornings and the year 5s will be continuing with outdoor learning with me. All children must have outdoor learning kit in school on a daily basis. 

As always, follow us on Twitter to see what we have been up to from day to day. 






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