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Hello and welcome to Chestnut Class

Year 3 & 4

In this class children are in school year 3 and year 4 and are 7, 8 or 9 years old.


Important things to remember

Wednesday - Spelling test and tables tests ( Spelling books needed). New spellings.

Homework due.

Thursday - Swimming and PE ( for Y4). Reading targets are set.

Friday - PE.

Age Related Expectations for Year 3 and Year 4

Who  works in Chestnut Class?

Mrs Dakeyne is our teacher. Mrs Cloke teaches on most Fridays. Mrs Allan, Mrs Drummond and Mrs Hilton teach art, French and ICT or music on Wednesday afternoon.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Warriner (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Walters (Fri)

Mrs Mount comes in to help with our reading. She sets targets on Thursdays so we definitely need our books in school on this day. Ideally, we should try to read every day – this can be reading ourselves or having books read to us. Every bit of reading helps with our understanding and also impacts on our writing. Please change your books regularly!

Special days for our class are Thursdays when Year 3 go swimming and Year 4 have PE. We have also have PE on Friday afternoons as a whole class.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Mrs Dakeyne

What do we learn?

We study English and Maths every day. Each week we will have two hours of PE.
Our 'topics' change every half term.  These may be history or geography based.
We have at least one hour of science every week and subjects covered in science are linked to biology, chemistry and physics as well as learning how to be a scientist!
IT runs alongside other subjects and we use IT to support our learning. 
Art, Dt and Music are taught on Wednesday afternoons.


3 and 4 word lists



Children will have various pieces of homework throughout the week.

There will always be reading!

Ideally, children should read (or be read to) every day.

Spellings will be taught on Wednesday and tested the following week on Wednesday morning.  Spelling books need to be in school every day.

Maths or English homework is set on Thursday and due the following Wednesday for marking.

Times tables (up to 12 x 12) are tested weekly on Wednesday afternoon.

Please encourage regular TABLES practise using HIT THE BUTTON

We are also really enjoying https://play.prodigygame.com/


There will be no specific homework set for Christmas.

DO continue reading regularly - this is so important in so many ways.

If you get the chance, please practise spellings learned so far. There's always times tables to rehearse too but these need not be written!

Enjoy your holiday!


What are we learning?

Autumn 1

In English, we are continuing to develop our writing skills. We are writing stories based on traditional tales, writing in the third and first person and past and present tense.

Our Maths is based upon Place Value followed by Addition and Subtraction using our knowledge of place value.

It is very important to use apparatus to help us visulaise and count accurately.

Our topic is 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age' and is history based.

Autumn 2

In English we will be linking our written work to our topic work on The Stone Age. We will be developing diary writing and non-chronological reports.

Our maths continues with addition and subtraction with more work on multiplication and division. By the end of this half term, we should be experts at both using and applying a range of mathematical skills and also why we have chosen that method.

In science, we will be working on forces and motion. This will be on Fridays with Mrs Cloke as we have a coach for PE. This half term PE will be on TUESDAY.

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