During the school closure, children in Chestnut class should continue with their usual home learning tasks:

  • Reading for half an hour daily;
  • Completing reading activities of your choice from the sheet in your home learning book;
  • Practising your times tables on TTRS;
  • Learning to spell the common exception words identified in your home learning book and any others you cannot spell yet;
  • Finishing (or starting!) your Take-away-Task for this half term, which is in your home learning book and on the class page of the school website.

Why not keep a diary (like Anne Frank) whilst, like her, you are unable to come to school.

You may also use any of the resources in the attached documents to keep you busy and learning!

If you wish, you may also look at the resources available for Acorns and Catkins classes if these are more suitable for you.

Year 6 children who chose to have SATs resource books to work through at home, keep using these.


An excellent resource can be found at:                                                      The From our blog section has Learning at Home Packs for Maths and English with daily lessons for each year group. These include learning reminders, practice sheets at different levels (mild=easier; hot=harder) and answers.


Hello all you Chestnut artists! I have put a few ideas for art in the resources column. As the sun has been shining I thought you might like to have a go at creating a sunset silhouette. If you have the resources at home go for it, you can always use pencils or felt tips instead of paints and don't necessarily have to have black paper, any dark colour will do!

YouTube is brilliant for art tutorials, whatever you fancy drawing or creating there is usually a video to guide you. Check out this one on drawing and painting the Great Wave by Hokusai, I had a go and really enjoyed it. You can use pencil or felt tip if you don't have watercolours.

Since we have studied the Japanese artist Hokusai why not have a go at drawing your own manga character. This brilliant Japanese art form is incredibly popular all over the world today, just like Hokusai's was in the 1800s.