Chestnut Class - Year 3/4
Chestnut Class Meet the Teacher Presentation
Welcome to Chestnut Class
Welcome back to Town Green! It is lovely to see all the children back in school. They have made a great start to the term.
Our class teachers are Mrs Peel and Mrs Woodward. Mrs Peel teaches us from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Woodward teaches us on a Friday. Mrs Rogers works with us in the morning. Mrs Houghton and Miss Ma teach 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 The Loch Ness Monster and working towards writing news reports.
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 also know 7's, 9's, 11's, and 12's We will be developing our problem solving skills and not just solving one 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.
Geography - We will be learning about volcanoes.
Science - Our topic this half term is Rocks and Soils. We will be finding out about the properties of different types of rocks and soils.
Art- We will be doing work linked to our Stone Age topic.
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 need to wear our PE kit all day on a Tuesday.
Music - We will be exploring different pieces of music from different periods in history.
PHSE - We will be finding out about new beginnings.
Important days to remember:
Homework - Every Friday 1 piece of Literacy or Numeracy homework will be put onto class dojo. Year 4's maths homework will be on the mathswatch website. Children should spend about 20 minutes on each piece of work. Homework is due in by Wednesday completing the work on the website or taking a photo to put on class dojo. 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 will be sent home from school. The children are to keep these at home and not return them until they have finished them. They will receive a reading record. A photo of their reading record can be put into the folder on class dojo and we will reward their reading in class.
Spellings and Times Tables - Spellings are put on class dojo on 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 a spelling or phonics sessions three times a week. The spellings are also on spelling frame website although not all the words are always available on this website, so please check dojo for the full list.