Welcome to Chestnut Class

Class Teacher: Tom Shaw


Learning Journey

Year 6 are currently bringing their science enquiry to a close: Can I explain the process of completing a scientific experiment?. The children are designing and carrying out their own experiment based on air resistance.

PE Days

Our PE days are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (swimming). Children are to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on these days.

Outdoor Learning

Chestnut Class are currently working towards their Silver John Muir Award- this is a first for St John’s as we have only ever been able to award the Bronze Level which the class achieved last year.

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Year 6 children read daily in school and this can take many forms. As a class, we enjoy sharing and discussing our ‘class read’; the children need to access a range of texts throughout the day from across the curriculum; we have designated reading sessions which allow us to work on techniques such as inference and the exploration of vocabulary; and it is really important that the children continue to read for pleasure.
All children are expected to read at home daily for at least 15 minutes. For further comprehension practice, after completing a book, children are to quiz on Accelerated Reader at school or at home- the expectation is for children to complete at least one quiz a week.


Additional homework will be set via Class Dojo.


As a class, we recognise the importance of being ‘fluent’ with number facts such as times tables and number bonds; this is something that we prioritise, daily.
Each Friday, the children are set homework tasks on MyMaths to complete by the following Friday.

Spelling Practice

Spelling rules from our weekly spelling lessons can be practised on Spelling Shed ahead of our weekly spelling test each Friday (new spellings are set every Friday). The children are encouraged to practise their spellings at home for five minutes each night.