Chestnut Class Year  5 & 6

Hello from Miss Heath! Welcome to another exciting year at Coppice Valley! We hope that you and your child enjoyed the summer break. We are very much looking forward to our year ahead with the year 5 and 6 children. The mixed classes were such a success last year; we know that all the children will benefit from this arrangement. Miss Heath (Class teacher) and Mrs Jeyes (Teaching Assistant).

 Thank you for your continued support with your child's education. Here is some important information to help things run smoothly

PE Days 

Please make sure your child has a full, named PE kit all week. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – T shirt, shorts and trainers are essential items.  (See website for uniform & PE list).  

Start of the Day

Please escort your child to the classroom door and wait with your child until the teacher is there to open at 8:45am. We would appreciate it if you can say your goodbyes at the door as the cloakroom can become very busy. The door will close at 9:00am, if you arrive after this time please go round to the office.

End of Day/Walking Home Alone

KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door on the patio. In the interests of child safety, please do not enter the school building at the end of the day. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher then please be patient and wait until the teacher is free. Our main priority is ensuring that the children in our care are handed over to their parent or carer. If your child is walking home without an adult, please put this in writing to us.


Please let school know if somebody else is picking up your child at the end of the day. Our Safeguarding pages have detailed information about safety and e-safety.

Internet Safety Reminders and Playing Violent Games. Please be aware of what your child is doing online. Remember it is illegal for year 5/6 children to have Facebook and other social media accounts. This is an ongoing issue across the country, and it is paramount your child knows what is appropriate content when online. Also, please don’t let your children play video games rated 12 or above. The violent and offensive content is coming out at school.  It is a serious issue that affects both behaviour and learning.

For more detailed E-Safety and other safeguarding advice, see our Safeguarding pages


As always, if you would like to discuss or chat about anything, we are available for a quick catch up at the start of the day at 8.45am or after school when all the children have been dismissed. For an appointment, please contact the office in person, by phone (563760) or email

Welcome Meeting: Monday 9th September 3,30pm

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school. They are £1.50 from the office or you can provide your own fro home. They must have sports lids please.


Reading underpins all learning and so we feel it is of vital importance that your child reads every day. We also ask that children spend time practising their times tables on TT Rockstars. Their times tables are essential in understanding concepts in fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will find they understand the methods and calculations far more quickly if they have a solid knowledge of their times tables.

Long Term Plans for the Whole Year

Autumn Term Learning Plans

Our topic this term is called ID: This topic is based around exploring the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or help to solve a crime!

Science – Classification, evolution and inheritance - this will link in to our topic of Identity. We will learn about inherited traits and evolution. 

Geography – Community

History - Social reformers

Music –  Listening to voices

Art & Design – Identity mind-maps/creating a double-helix

I.C.T. – Software, photostory, E-safety

P.E.  – Physical challenges

RE – Islam

French – Days of the week/months of the year/where I live

PSHE - Yoimoji/ identity/personal views/opinions

English Our class text for this half term is Twelfth Night - an adaptation for children. We will be using this text in our Reading and Writing learning. Our writing foci will be: narratives and persuasive texts.

Maths: The focus this term is on place value and the four operations. Year 5 and 6 will be learning Maths in separate classes.

Our Class Read this term: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (adapted by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross)

The children are already loving this comedy tale of true love and mistaken identity.

KS2 SATS Guide

Useful websites
Internet Safety

Brush up on your typing skills!

Maths find out about shapes and their properties here.  This is an excellent way to find out about 3d shapes.  You can look at the shape, find out about its properties and find out what the net looks like.
Learn about finding the perimeter and area of shapes.

Use this web site to practise looking at numbers when you multiply or divide by 10, 100, 1000.

This is brilliant for understanding hopping between decimal numbers. You can see the hops and an explanation of the size of these hops too.

Use this to fully understand the order and size of numbers.

Use this site to become more familiar with the size of fractions, and to find equivalents.

Excellent geography pages.


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