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Orchard Primary Academy

5 Chestnut

Welcome to 5 Chestnut!

Welcome to 5 Chestnut's Home Page, here you will find lots of useful information that you may need.

In Year 5, we incorporate Orchard's three values into everything we do.


 This year the teacher in 5 Chestnut will be Mrs Jennings.

Mrs Jennings will be supported by Miss Armitage.

Miss Vachhiyat will be teaching 5 Chestnut on Thursday mornings.

Important Information


5 Chestnut have PE on Monday afternoon. On PE days we come to school in our P.E. kits and we stay in them for the day. Please make sure all items are clearly labelled with the children's names on. Due to poor weather conditions, we may have to do PE in the hall. Pupils will have to remove socks and shoes, therefore, can bring a clean pair of sensible footwear to change into. 

This half term our focus is Kwik Cricket.

   It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day so we have a bottle of fresh water in the classroom with our names on.  We have water fountains in school to refill these when needed.

We follow a weekly timetable until the last week of each half term where we block complete certain subjects such as MFL,  Art and DT and Computing.  We also complete picture news and online safety toolboxes weekly.

Homework is available weekly for children to take home and complete and bring back into school on a Wednesday. 

New spelling rules are also focused on each week.

Key Dates 

Wednesday 10th April - Year 5 Wonderdrome Visit

Friday 19th April - Unity Afternoon (Different Cultures)

Monday 6th May - Bank holiday 

Friday 24th May - Last day of half term 

This half term we will be learning:


This half term we will be beginning our writing with a focus on non-fiction. We will be looking at writing holiday brochures for Guatemala and Mexico and then move onto fiction where we will be looking at writing a story re-tell for the text 'Rescue and Jessie', which is based on a true story. 

                          360+ Mexico Guatemala Border Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images -  iStock    Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship : Kensky, Jessica, Downes,  Patrick, Magoon, Scott: Amazon.co.uk: Books


 In Maths this half term, we will be learning about area and perimeter.

                What are Perimeter, Volume and Area? | Twinkl Teaching Wiki    


In Science this half term, we will be learning about Animals, including Humans.

Growing Up Vector Art, Icons, and Graphics for Free Download  Lamb | Definition, Flavor, & Cuts | Britannica


In History this half term, we will be learning about Mayan Civilisation. 
    Where did the Mayan People Live? - Twinkl


This half term, we will be learning about crafting and designing a piece of work using a range of different resources to form a piece of architecture.

Features of Contemporary Architecture | All you Must Know!


Religious Education

In RE this half term, we are learning about forgiveness.

Forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice: How Christianity contributes to  peace - ABC Religion & Ethics


For PSHE this half term, we will be learning about 'Relationships'. 

The Relationship Route - Thrive Global


Author Focus

We will be reading 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell 

The Explorer: WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD    Amazon.co.uk: Katherine Rundell: books, biography, latest update

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