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Chestnut (Year 5)

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Welcome Chestnut Class!

Hello to all Chestnut students and their parents. I hope that you and your family remain well.

Please follow government advice and stay indoors away from others as much as possible BUT do take the opportunity to go for a walk, run or cycle  once a day. Remember to stay 2 meters away from others when you are out and about.


I have changed our class timetable to help you manage your home schooling time more effectively.

It is really important that you maintain a routine to help you get enough work done and ensure your mental well-being.

Please only do one activity of each type shown on the timetable each day.

If you finish quickly use the extra time to read widely or write - many people are finding it helpful to keep a diary or blog.


Weekly Timetable



8.30 - 9

9 - 9.30

9.30 - 10.30


11 - 12.00






Eat some breakfast

Keep Fit with Joe Wicks

(Live online Youtube)





Maths Activity and Times Tables Rockstars


TED-Ed Your choice  -poetry or a book review

Home Learning Topic Task from weekly selection


Eat some breakfast

Keep Fit with Joe Wicks

(Live online Youtube)



  Maths Activity and Times Tables Rockstars


TED-Ed Your choice with a Science focus Home Learning Topic Task from weekly selection Read our class reader (2 Chapters)


Eat some breakfast

Keep Fit with Joe Wicks

(Live online Youtube)




  Maths Activity and Times Tables Rockstars


TED-Ed Your choice with a History focus Home Learning Topic Task from weekly selection


Eat some breakfast

Keep Fit with Joe Wicks

(Live online Youtube)

Literacy Activity

  Maths Activity and Times Tables Rockstars


TED-Ed Think like a coder  Home Learning Topic Task from weekly selection


Eat some breakfast

Keep Fit with Joe Wicks

(Live online Youtube)


Literacy Activity

  Maths Activity and Times Tables Rockstars


TED-Ed Riddle - ask your parents to give it a try too Home Learning Topic Task from weekly selection

Read our class reader (2 Chapters)

Home Learning Activities

Alongside daily reading here are some suggested topic based activities to keep you busy at home each afternoon.


Rain forest Activities

Rain forest Creation

Create a wax crayon or felt-tip drawing of the Rain forest. Will you try to work in the style of Rousseau or will you create your own style?

Amazon Adventure

Watch this video tour of the Amazon Choose one of the creatures featured and create a project about it. Be sure to write about its appearance, habitat, diet, life cycle, lifespan and any other interesting facts. It can be a poster, power point or brochure.

Deforestation Debate

Please read the deforestation debate word document attached below. Use the PDF to sort the statements into whether they are for or against deforestation. Now decide whether you are for or against and write a short speech to persuade others to agree with your point of view.

Did You Know?

Create ‘Did you know?’ fact cards about Rain forest plants. Get the class to discover amazing facts!

Story Writing

Imagine that you are a rain forest animal. Write a diary entry about your day sharing where you went, what you did and what you ate. Did anything exciting or scary happen?

I would like to try my own idea!

You might have an idea of your own that you would like to try. Remember to record your work in some way. It could be through a piece of writing (leaflet, playscript, poem) or photographs, puppet show, playground game, diagrams, artwork.



Easter activities April 2020

Homework & Online Learning Resources 30th March 2020

The above timetable shows a sensible routine to allow the completion of the TTS home work learning booklet and the Home Learning Activities on this site - please ensure that all pupils are doing some school work each day until the start of the Easter holidays.

Please when ever possible encourage the productive use of time as it is essential for mental health well-being to avoid boredom and to ensure routines are maintained.


I have recommended the use of TED-Ed on a daily basis - this is a website with a huge range of educational clips each between 5 and 10 minutes long. In some cases a "lesson" is linked to the video and where possible I'd like your children to engage with the suggested activities. Please note that this is not arranged by age group and while all content is appropriate some lessons may be pitched at older children. The logic riddles suggested for a Friday are very challenging but with repeated exposure I anticipate that your children will develop their logical deductive reasoning! Give them a try yourself...


There are a number of other downloadable documents and websites below, which will enable learning to continue while school is closed. 

The 'Home Learning Activities' document provides a range of topic related activities, which your child should complete at home. If you do not have the resources to make some of the suggested projects drawing the planned object and identifying what materials would be required will suffice.


In addition you have been sent a poster with 'non screen' activities that can also be completed. 


In the event of a longer term closure I will update the Home Learning Activities section of this page on a weekly basis. Please also dip into the resources listed below to find additional tasks and challenges to suit your child's interests and needs.


The Life Bus have started Harold's Daily Diary which can be found here

This will have fun information and facts and will also suggest well-being activities to support your children during what may prove to be a difficult time.


Online Learning Resources


To access a wide range of educational resources from Twinkl, please go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  You will find it really useful to access the Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.  For Reception (EYFS) parents, please take a look through the Twinkl EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 


Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secrets is a great website, which provides free home learning packs.  They have created resource packs for each year group to help support your child’s learning at home.


Times Tables

At your child can easily practise all of their tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple, just select one of the times tables you wish to practise and show what you can do on the speed test, multiplication tables check or print out great worksheets.



Top Marks

Top Marks helps you save time finding excellent online educational resources – and you can search by subject and age group


BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is available to support children in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age children in the United Kingdom.


BBC Supermovers

BBC Supermovers is filled with fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving while they learn.  The website offers easy-to-follow active learning videos across a wide range of subjects!


BBC Newsround

The BBC Newsround website keeps young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.  It’s the home of fun topical quizzes and the place where your child can watch the latest edition of the show!



Pobble is a website that provides a range of visual images, alongside  a variety of comprehension and literacy activities. 

Remember to stay safe online.


If you need help you can contact any of the following services (click on the words to follow a link)




CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

Non-Screen Activities

Non-Screen Activities 1

Lego Challenge

Lego Challenge 1

Physical Activity

Yoga For The Classroom - Yoga With Adriene

Please also join in with Joe Wicks every morning at 9 am Monday through Fridays for a half hour work out. 

He is The Body Coach on Youtube. If you miss a session they can be found later on Youtube so don't miss out!


Long Term Plan

Please find below the curriculum plan outlining the topics that are to be taught this year.


Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
 Class Reader Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll Various Mayan and European Folktales Treasure Hunters by James Patterson
Mathematics Number, Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Fractions and Shape
Topic/History World War II The Mayans Pirates
Geography Europe and the Countries involved in the War Central America Natural Disasters
French All Around Town ; On the Move Going Shopping ; Where in the World What's the Time ; Holidays and Hobbies