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Chestnut

Welcome to Chestnut Class

 

This term we have many exciting things planned which I'm sure you will enjoy.

 

PE will be on Mondays  and Thursdays and both PE kits (indoor and outdoor) will be needed. Swimming will be on Thursday for this term.

 

 

 

This years Topics are: History of Canals, The Rain Forest, Food around the World, The Romans and Kings and Queens of England

 

 

Important dates:

School Photos: Monday 11th November

Book Fair: Thursday 14th November to Monday 18th November

Last swimming lesson: Thursday 5th December

KS2 Carol Concert: Thursday 12th December

Last Day Autumn Term: Friday 20th December

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update

Monday 11th November 2019

 

In literacy this week, we will be starting to look at writing an adventure story set in the rain forest.

In numeracy, we will be revisiting our times tables.

 

Children In Need is on Friday 15th November. Children need to come to school in Black jog pants, trainers and a bright coloured t-shirt. A voluntary contribution of £1 which goes to Children in Need.

 

 

 

Homework:

This week children will get homework on Antonyms using prefixes. Work to be completed in pencil and handed in on Wednesday 20th November.

 

Times tables Practise

Children need to know all of the times tables by May 2020. Please start with 6, 7 and 9 times tables.

The following links have games that the children can practise these on:

 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

 

 

All children need a named water bottle that they can use in class throughout the day so they can get a drink when needed.

 

 

 

Homework 

Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books are changed on a Tuesday and Friday. Children in Chestnut Class are expected to put their book and diary in the book change box on these days. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child.   

Weekly Homework

Maths and English Homework are set on alternate weeks.

Homework is set on Friday and due in on following Wednesday.

Spelling

Please see attached list of words below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 3/4.

Times Tables

In Year 4 children are expected to know all the times tables including division facts.

 

Here are some suggested websites to help you practise:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

Topic

This term our topic is 'The Rain Forest'.

Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child:

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/rainforest-habitats

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rainforest.html

 

Maths Support

 

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

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