Chestnut Class - Year 3/4
Welcome to Chestnut Class
Our class teachers are Mrs Peel and Mrs Ryder. Mrs Peel teaches us from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Ryder teaches us on a Friday. Mrs Rogers works with us in the morning. Mrs Houghton teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon.
Being in Y3/4 means changes in routine for year 3 which our year 4 children can help with.
Year 4 will be stretching and developing skills learnt in year 3.
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing this term:
Literacy - We will be finding out about Greek Myths including Hercules.
Numeracy - We will be developing our mathematical skills in place value and mathematical functions. One very useful skill we practice in Year 3/4 is our times-tables. Hopefully we should already know our 2's, 3's 5's, and 10's. By the end of the year we should know our 4's, 6's and 8's! and year 4 should know 7's, 9's, 11's, and 12's We will be developing our problem solving skills and not just solving 1 part of a problem but taking several steps to find an answer. We are starting to become more independent in our problem solving and deciding ourselves which steps to take.
Science - Our topic this half term is teeth. We will be finding out about our teeth and how to keep them healthy.
Art- We will be doing work linked to our Ancient Greeks topic.
Computing - We will be exploring the effects of changing variables in models and simulations and asking 'what if' questions.
P.E and Games - We are very lucky and have a trained sports coach to take our outdoor games lessons on a Tuesday afternoon. We are also working on a street dance topic on a Thursday afternoon.
Music - In Year 3 we will be exploring cyclical patterns in music. Music for year 4 will be very exciting as we will be working with a teacher from the Lancashire Music service to learn to play brass instruments. We will need to have our instruments in school every Wednesday.
PHSE - We will be finding out about new beginnings. Our British Values topic will be the Rule of Law.
Important days to remember:
Homework - Every Friday 1 piece of Literacy or Numeracy homework will be handed out. Children should spend about 20 minutes on each piece of work. Homework is due in by Wednesday. It is very important that we complete our homework because it helps us practice what we have been working on in class.
Reading Books - Reading books and records need to be in school every day so that we can update them when we read in school. Some children are free readers and we pick our own books from the class shelf at a certain colour. Please remember to get your reading challenge signed by an adult at home.
Spellings and Times Tables - Spellings are given out in our spelling lesson on a Friday, ready for our test the following Friday. Children will also be asked to practice a times table for a test on a Friday. We have spelling or phonics sessions three times a week.