Welcome to Chestnut Class
Thank you for my lovely Christmas presents. I hope you had a lovely Christmas
This term we have many exciting things planned which I'm sure you will enjoy.
PE will be on Mondays and both PE kits (indoor and outdoor) will be needed.
We will be going for our swimming lessons on Friday mornings so children will need to bring their swimming costumes/trunks, a swimming hat and a towel. They can take swimming goggles if they wish. We will be leaving straight after registration so that we can get to the swimming pool with enough time to get changed before our lesson.
This years Topics are:
Journey Through Europe, Reign Over Us, Crime and Punishment, The World's Kitchen and Roman Rule.
Friday mornings: swimming lesson
Parents evenings: Tuesday 26th February & Wednesday 6th March 4-7pm
Chestnut Easter Service Thursday 11th April
In literacy we will beginning to look at persuasive writing starting to plan a debate on organic farming and food.
In numeracy we will be using and applying all the times tables including division facts.
We will also be beginning our new topic The World's Kitchen and science topic Living Things and Their Habitats.
All children need a named water bottle that they can use in class throughout the day so they can get a drink when needed.
Special request: If you have any old work shirts that you no longer need, could you please send them in so that we can use them for our art/DT projects as some of ours need replacing.
Homework - Change of schedule due to swimming
Homework this term will be sent out on a Monday to be returned completed the following Monday.
Spelling sentences need to be completed for all of the spellings with spelling word underlined and work presented neatly in pencil.
Spelling tests will take place on a Friday morning and times tables tests will take place fortnightly on a Friday.
By the end of the year children need to be able to spell most of the year 3/4 words and know all of the times tables including division facts.
We have now learnt all our times tables but children still need to practise to ensure fluency and speed.
Please can you focus on the times tables this term on 'Hit the Button' as we will be using the times tables in our lessons this term.
For our topic 'We are Musicians' we have been using the following two apps on the school Ipads:
Garageband (free) and Isle of Tunes (£2.99 on IPad but available free online)
Useful books that you could use to help support your child with numeracy are:
Help your kids with maths by Carol Vorderman
Key Stage 2 Maths, The Study Book by CPG
Key Stage 2 Maths, Workout Year 4 (available for each year group) by CPG
Key Stage 2 Maths, Targeted Study Book Year 4 (available for each year group) by CPG