In Chestnut class, we have an exciting curriculum that is designed to build on children’s previous learning experiences in Year 2 and 3. During the year, we work hard to develop independence skills and confidence as well as encouraging children to collaborate and work as a team.
We particularly enjoy themed days such as our amazing Roman Day last year, where the children dressed in costume and enjoyed a range of exciting activities such as learning Roman shield formations, excavating some real Roman artefacts, making pots and sampling Roman food at our outdoor banquet!
We are looking forward to another great year full of interesting learning opportunities.
Our topics for Term 1, 2 and 3 were 'Marvellous Me & My World', 'Let's Celebrate!', 'Anglo-Saxons' and 'Healthy Me!' Our Term 4 topic is 'Castles' and in Term 5 it's 'Beneath our Feet!'
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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