Chestnut class is a mixed year 3 and year 4 class which sees children helping each other to learn, grow and flourish as individuals. We have very high expectations in Chestnut Class to be the best learners we can be across the whole curriculum whether that is maths, English or a unit subject. We will use our gem powers to help us persevere, ask for help, bounce back from disappointment and defeat monster distractions!
As well as doing a deep dive into unit work we will be reading key texts across the year that will influence some of our English work.
This year (2022-2023) we will be learning more about some of the following topics:
· Light and sound
· Animals (including humans)
· States of matter
· Local history
· Myan and Aztec
· Local geography and developing geographical skills
Art and DT:
· Food and healthy living
· Drawing and painting
· Artist study
We look forward to seeing what this year has in store for us and are reading to get going with some hands on learning experiences.
Miss Fulford and Chestnut Class.
Year 3/4 Class Teacher
For children on the school reading scheme, we offer books that are decodable using their phonics learning. For free readers, there are a variety of fiction and non-fiction books available.
Please try to listen to your child read some of their school book at least three times each week. If you are able, take time to discuss the text, focusing on VIPERS skills which we use in school:
Vocabulary - discuss meanings of unfamiliar words;
Inference - use clues to discuss events or characters;
Predict - discuss what children think might happen next;
Explain - discuss why has the author made certain choices;
Retrieve - find information directly from the text;
Sequence - order events from the text.
Practise your weekly spellings using a variety of methods from the KS2 Spelling Menu (see below).
You can also revise your year 3/4 words and practise your handwriting at the same time. Please find below some handwriting sheets of 'common exception words'. Choose your level of challenge: (Challenge 1, 2 or 3).
You may also like to try some of the games on the Spellzone website: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-179.htm
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Activities and Games:
Continue to learn your Times tables:
Create a poster showing the Times Table facts.
Write out the Multiplication and Division facts.
Create arrays linked to the facts
3 x 5 = 15, 5 x 3 = 15 15 divided by 3 = 5, 15 divided by 5 = 3
Create a Times table game
Please remember you can also use Times Tables Rockstars regularly in order to improve your Times Tables knowledge and speed!
Play 'Hit the Button':
Don't forget you also have your new logins for the Easimaths website: https://www.rmeasimaths.com/
If you would like some additional Mental math's activities, you may like to visit: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
You can choose from different levels - Year 3 is Level 3, Year 4 is Level 4 and so on. There are a variety of topics to work on. Select how long you would like to answer each question.
Art - If you enjoyed our Anglo Saxon Weaving and have some wool at home, you might like to have a go at the Rainbow Weaving or Sun Catcher Weaving activity below. Alternatively, try some 'paper weaving' (see PDFs below).
P.E. - Use GoNoodle to stay active with dance-alongs, yoga videos, mindfulness activities, and other awesome ways to move while reinforcing educational topics. Great news! Your family can make screen time active and play GoNoodle at home for FREE! https://assets-gnp-ssl.gonoodle.com/parent_invite_pdfs/gonoodle_parent_invite_en.pdf
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