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Year 5 - Chestnut

Final week of term:  13th July

So here we are at the final week of term.  I'm very sad to have had such a short time with you all, but incredibly proud of the way so many of you have worked hard to keep going with your learning - either in school or at home. 

This week I have included a few more creative tasks, alongside activities that look back and look forward.  I hope you enjoy the slightly different feel of the week.  There is a final TTRs battle with Willow Class - give it your best.  I have been very impressed to see some great improvement in some folks' times table knowledge.  Keep in touch via SeeSaw or the class email. 



Keep in touch...

Send in questions, pictures of what you've been doing or some of your activities. It would be great to share some of your work on the website! You will find full answer sheets for all the maths at the end of each week. Let me know if you're having problems accessing the Accelerated Reading website, Times Table Rockstars, SeeSaw or YUMU.. It's time to make sure you are doing some of your learning every day. People are using this time to get really creative too... share what you've been doing. Please be sure to include a reply email and make it clear who you are!

Getting active...

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Photos from your home learning.... I'll keep adding to these!

Well done Emily - competition winner!
Nicole following Mrs Harvey's ball skills lessons
Alex plans to build the Empire State tower!
Dylan has been renovating his ducks' home
Well done Lucas - your plants have grown tall!

Welcome to Chestnut Class!

We are Year 5 and our teacher is Mrs Dowling

with Mrs Morris as teaching assistant in the mornings.


For three afternoons a week Mrs Wells (HLTA) teaches our class

with Mrs Self as teaching assistant.  

Mrs Janse Van Rensburg also supports us two mornings a week.


REMEMBER:  message me at  to get your student code to access our SeeSaw journal and to share what you have been doing!


If you'd like to access our Charanga music programme send me a message on class email, then I can send you log in details.  
Home Learning -  Useful websites to support learning

Here's the link to Accelerated Reader - get quizzing!!  

Week beginning 6th July 2020

Hello Chestnut Class!  Just two weeks left of Year 5... how strange it has been this last term.  However, I have been amazed by many of you and how hard you have worked at home and in school to do your best to keep your learning going.  You will find the learning plan for the coming week below, along with a couple of linked documents.  I hope to see a few more of you on Wednesday afternoon, when there is a transition meeting for you with me and then Mrs Dunham.  Have a think on any questions you'd like to ask!  If you can't make the meeting, don't worry - just send your questions in.  We will be sending all your books home with you and ask that you return any library books to school at the same time. 

Best wishes,

Mrs Dowling

Week beginning 29th June 2020

Welcome to another week of learning Chestnut Class.  I hope you've had a great weekend and are ready to do your best in the week ahead... wherever you are - at school or at home.  It is really important that you use these last three weeks of Year Five to get some of your learning skills in action.  

Try to present work really clearly if you are sending a picture to me.  Ask if you need any help but remember with the Oak Academy lessons you can pause videos and go back to listen again.  Take care.


Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Hello Chestnut Class.  Another week about to start and it looks like it's going to be a hot one!  If you're coming into school, please be sure to bring in your sunhat and water bottle.  If you're at home, do your active sessions outside in the morning and perhaps your on line learning in the afternoon - if that fits in with your organisation at home!

I'm afraid SeeSaw is working a little differently now and I can't set up each lesson as an individual activity: you will have to follow the links from the learning plan which you will find below. 

Everyone is finding it tricky to get learning done in these strange times, but it really is important that you do your best to follow the lessons I have set you.  The Oak Academy work will help you be ready for moving into Year 6 and really it's the best that can be provided at the moment. 

Please message me if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Mrs Dowling 

Emily's beautiful photos are really inspiring!

It'll be great when these grow their own colour!

Well done Summer for completing some superb writing, as well as getting busy in the kitchen... The cakes look scrumptious!

A super shadow investigation Summer!  Great to see you have already done some work about Captain Tom Moore too.

Great to see that Lucas has begun growing tomatoes and peppers. We look forward to seeing how they grow over the next few weeks!

Super model building by Nicole...

I'm sure lots of us would like to imagine ourselves on a day out on this ride!  Great building Nicole!

Amazing photos by Isaac...   beautiful images - especially of the moon under Venus in the night sky.  Definitely deserving of a merit!


Spring Term 2020

Class Information (click below to open the document)