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Year 5 Chestnut



In Year 5 we have two classes, Chestnut class and Acacia class.

This is Chestnut class's page.


Yr 5 Chestnut

Our class teacher is Mrs Blomfield


Mrs Blomfield and Miss Hacking can be contacted on:

Daily Messages from your teacher during school closure:



Good morning Chestnut,

I hope you have had a wonderful penultimate week of school; I am looking forward to seeing you all for our achievement assemblies next week. If you are unsure of the date or time let me know and I can email you.

Today we will be reflecting on how the week has gone. I have attached a sheet that you can use as a model, you can write of draw how you felt on Monday and today in the circles, jot down some positives from the week and the thought bubble is for anything extra you’d like to share.

I would love to see how your week has gone!


Stay happy stay safe,

Mrs Blomfield

10th July 2020


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Pics from last half term (our topic was Pharoah's)

Spring 1 - Time Travellers

We have really enjoyed travelling through time, learning about Britain since the war and creating our own time machines and time adventure stories!


 We have also enjoyed having WFC in to deliver The Joy of Moving sessions every Thursday afternoon!

WFC - Joy of Movement


During STEM week we had some really interesting lessons with Mrs Blomfield and Miss Hacking! We enjoyed leading our own science investigations and taking part in a heart dissection workshop!

Time Machines

Autumn 2 - Stargazers

In this topic we learned all about the space race. We continued our English with some exceptional space raps and poetry. Role-play was a huge part of our learning this half term and we all enjoyed the model Rocket in the Role-play area.

Space Raps

Autumn 1 - Beast Creator

In our first term we learnt all about mini-beasts, lifecyles and mythical creatures. We created our own beasts in English, had an exciting visit from the Mini-beast man - we were even lucky enough for the Bearded Dragon to poop on the host for us! 

Mini-beast Visit




How your child can support their progress at home



  • Ask your child about their individual targets. All children should be using vocabulary to support the reader (full stops, capital letters, commas and more!).
  • Read through your child’s homework with them to ensure it makes sense before handing it in. 
  • Encourage your child to use a variety of vocabulary in their writing to make it more interesting.
  • Practice spellings every week and put them into sentences.
  • Read with your children daily and write in their reading record.



  • Ensure your child is confident with their times tables – this will support all areas of mathematical learning.
  • Ask your child daily what they have learnt in mathematics and see if they can explain the method they have learnt.  This will help to consolidate their learning.  It is also important that your child can apply their knowledge to word problems.
  • Use TT Rockstars and SAM Learning to encourage hands- on learning.



Research their current topic in science and see if there are any cool experiments to do at home!

History/ Geography


Research their current topic in history or geography and help them to understand where these events would go on a timeline



We are learning about Judaism, so you could help them research more about the religion.



Explore a range of music with your child to see which they are most interested in.  You can also look at the origins of the music.