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Welcome to Chestnut Class

Class Teacher: Tom Shaw

Learning Journey

During this half term, year 6 will be answering the question of, ‘As a writer, can I write a modern day re-telling of Romeo and Juliet?'

PE Days

Our PE days are now on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The children are to arrive to school dressed in their PE kit on these days.

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Welcome to Year 6. Year 6 is an important year in which we support the children to become independent and reflective learners in preparation for life at secondary school – and beyond! As well as enjoying a broad and balanced curriculum, the children work incredibly hard and take on many extra responsibilities. This means that our Year 6 children are fantastic role models for our younger pupils and make a valuable contribution to the wider school community. On this page, you will find links to our curriculum overview for the year, our current learning enquiry question, along with other useful information including home learning expectations. 

Outdoor Learning

We will be outside learning as much as we possibly can this term. Please therefore ensure that your child has their wellies or old shoes and a waterproof coat in school each day. 


Being able to read fluently and comprehend is essential for all children's success across the curriculum. Reading is taught daily in Chestnut Class with a particular focus on developing a passion for reading for pleasure. Our class ‘Book Nook’ is well stocked with a variety of books and the children can also access the school library throughout the day.  
Children must have their reading book and reading record in school every day so that I can enjoy and celebrate reading with them. 

All children are expected to read at home daily for at least 20 minutes and are asked to keep a log of their reading in their Reading Record  After completing a book, children are to quiz on Accelerated Reader at school or at home. The children will be rewarded for their efforts at home.

Accelerated Reader Link

Why not try reading one of the top reads from Mr Shaw’s book corner? Or, look here for some more recommended reads: 

Spelling Practice

Spelling rules from our weekly spelling lessons can be practised on Spelling Shed ahead of our weekly spelling quiz each Friday. A copy of the spelling list is also sent home every week on a Friday.  I recommend that the children learn their list of spellings by practising for 5-10 minutes at home each night either on Spelling Shed or paper. Please see the spelling menu below for a list of suggested ways to practise in addition to this. 


Additional homework will be set via Class Dojo.

Year Six Transition Information


Each Friday, the children are set two homework tasks on MyMaths to complete by the following Friday. The tasks set provide the children with further opportunities to consolidate areas of maths covered in class during that week.

School Username: totnes

School Password: multiply

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