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Chestnut Y4

Year 4

Miss Ford

 

Summer Term

Welcome to our class page. We hope you will find it useful and it will let you know what we are currently learning about in school.

 

Teacher Bio

My name is Miss Ford and I have been teaching Chestnut class this year! In my spare time I love travelling (when Covid19 permits it, of course) and have enjoyed visiting countries such as Germany, Croatia, Switzerland and the USA. I have also rescued a cat from Battersea that I am enjoying looking after (even when she wakes me up at 4:00am!). I am really looking forward to getting stuck into our learning this term.

 

Mrs Corrigan and Mrs Reader will also be supporting the children with their learning this term.

 

Class Routines

Our main classroom door for the start and end of the school day is the Chestnut playground door.

 

Our regular PE days are as follows:

Indoor PE - Tuesday

Outdoor PE - Thursday

On these days children should come to school in PE kit.

Current Learning:

 

Writing: Internalising the model text 'The lost amulet'

               Exploring vocabulary

               Developing our use of different sentence structures

 

Reading: Class Novel - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles' by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

               Linked reading - The Chronicles of Narnia, Sikhism texts

                

Maths: Calculating with money

 

Science: Understanding how sound is made and travels in sound waves, how magnets repel and attract, how to make an electrical circuit and what materials are conductors and insulators.

 

PE: Target Games and Athletics

 

RE: Sikhism

 

French: Je me presente... Introducing myself...

 

Computing: Repetition in games

 

Art: Exploring colour and taking inspiration from Alma Thomas

 

Pictures of our Learning

Chestnut's weekly STAR OF THE WEEK

27.05.22 This week our star of the week is Kristian! Kristian has impressed both myself and Mrs Hardy with his time telling work this week. He has a great understanding of telling the time and has been really confident in our lessons. Well done!

20/05/22 This week our star of the week is Ivy! I was so impressed by the vocabulary Ivy used in her fantasy story this week. She was also able to edit and improve her work independently which is fantastic! Well done!

06/05/22 This week our star of the week is Amelia F! Amelia has been working really hard all week on her story openers. She has used some lovely vocabulary when describing the graveyard in her story yesterday!

29/04/22 This week our star of the week is Dominika! I was very impressed with Dominika's vocabulary choices when she has described her fantasy creature. Keep up the great work!

22/04/22 This week our star of the week is Freddie! I have been really impressed with Freddie's independence with our money lessons this week and he has been working really hard in his extra maths sessions with Mrs Smith! Well done Freddie!

18.3.22 This week our star of the week was Amelia R who was confident in the spoken part of our French lesson. Tres bien!

11/03/22 This week our star of the week is Ivy! Ivy worked really hard in English on Wednesday when cresting her paragraph about Edinburgh. She only needed a small amount of support to edit one of her sentences so I was really impressed with her independent writing! Well done!

04/03/22 This week our star of the week is Lenny! I was so impressed that Lenny had chosen to write his own story for World Book Day. He has worked really hard with his spelling and handwriting and I am really pleased that Lenny has chosen to practice his writing skills at home! Well done!

25/02/22 This week our star of the week is Milly! Milly has been working so hard in all subjects this week but I was particularly impressed by her illuminated lettering yesterday! Great work!

11/02/22 This week the star of the week is Amelia R! I love the bright colours Amelia has used on her postcard from Stonehenge this week. She has even drawn her and her sister enjoying this famous British landmark. Well done!

04/02/22 This week our star of the week is Harry! Harry has been working really hard in our computing lessons this half term. He has shown a great knowledge of coding, is able to help others debug and has even challenged himself to make larger or different shapes on Purple Mash! Well done!

28/01/22 This week our star of the week is Joseph. Joseph has been working really hard in Maths this week and although at times he finds it tricky, he has been showing excellent perseverance and determination to find the correct answers. Well done!

21/01/22 This week our star of the week is Jessica! Jessica produced a brilliant piece of history work last Friday and has written a brilliant selection of facts around her Anglo-Saxon house drawing! Well done!

14/01/22 This week our star of the week is Holly! Holly is so hard working and this week has produced two fantastic paragraphs containing expanded noun phrases and similes! Keep it up Holly!

07/01/22 Our first star of the week for 2022 is Harvey! Harvey has been working really hard in all subjects this week but in Maths in particular! He has been so focused and determined to solve short division questions and all the adults are really proud of him. Keep it up!

10/12 This week our star of the week is Dominika! I was really impressed by the way Dominika chose her own rhyming couplets in our poetry lesson yesterday as this showed me she has taken on board our learning about rhyme over the past week. Well done for challenging yourself!

26/11/21 This week our star of the week is Freddie! I was really impressed with Freddie's letter writing this week. He has adapted my version of the letter to put in his own ideas and has produced a great piece of work as a result. Keep it up Freddie!

19/11/21 This week our star of the week is Amy! Amy has been working really hard in our curriculum lessons this half term and this week, produced a brilliant piece of work describing how to survive the Stone Age. Her work is always very neat and well presented. Well done!

12/11/21 This week our star of the week is Griffin! Griffin has been working really hard on his handwriting recently and I am really proud of the excellent progress he is making. He is starting to join up his letters and his writing presentation is improving. Well done, keep it up!

05/11/21 This week our star of the week is Yoann! I was really impressed with Yoann's double page spread all about The Bronze Age. He really took his time with his writing and presentation and has produced a great piece of work as a result. Well done!

22/10/21 This week our star of the week goes to Robyn! I was really impressed by the vocabulary Robyn used when writing her descriptive story! Great job!

15/10/21 This week our star of the week is for Leo! Leo has been working really hard in Maths this week and even had an opportunity to show Mrs Davies yesterday! Keep up the good work Leo!

08/10/21 This week our star of the week is Sofia! Yesterday we looked at shades and tones of colours. Although Sofia hasn't finished her work, she took her time to gradually add white and black paint in order to create a variety of different shades and tints. Well done Sofia!

01/10/21 This week our star of the week is Beau. I was really impressed with the vocabulary Beau used in her adjectives paragraph this week and how neat her handwriting and presentation is. Well done Beau!

24/09/21 This week our star of the week is Cowen! Cowen worked really hard yesterday when writing sentences with adverbial phrases. He was so proud of the work he produced, he even showed it to Mrs Davies! Great job Cowen, keep it up!

17/09/21 This week our star of the week is Freya-Mae! I have been really impressed by Freya's maths work this week. She has been deepening her understanding through reasoning problems and helping those around her when they have found a question difficult. Well done!

10/09/21 Chestnut's first star of the week award goes to Lara. Not only did Lara create a beautiful Kintsugi inspired Japanese plate, she also spent time carefully planning her design before choosing her favourite pattern. Great work Lara, well done!

Homework

Our expectations for homework are as follows:

Reading: Reading aloud with an adult progressing to more independent reading as often as possible.

Spellings: Children should be able to spell all words on the Statutory Word Lists for years 3/4

Times Tables: Children should be able to recall all times tables to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.

Project: Each half term, children are expected to complete a project that is linked to their current topic.

 

See the link below for Homework Guidance for this half term.

Recommended Websites:

ENGLISH

 

Reading

Read Theory www.readtheory.org/auth/login

Reading Games www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

 

Spelling

Spelling Frame - activities to practise spelling patterns and rules www.spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Grammar

The Quest of Comma Castle https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle

Spelling and Grammar www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Punctuation www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation


Writing

www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing

 

General

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

MATHS

 

Fluency

Times Table Rockstars www.ttrockstars.com/

Top Marks 7-11 www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Radius of the Lost Arc www.gridclub.com/activities/radius-of-the-lost-arc

 

Time

Match analogue and digital eng.mathgames.com/skill/4.79-match-analog-and-digital-clocks

Start and end time problems eng.mathgames.com/skill/5.105-find-start-and-end-times

Reading clocks eng.mathgames.com/skill/4.78-reading-clocks

Telling the time (scroll down for a game) mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

12 hour time /www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9643/index.html

Adding time (scroll down for game) 

mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/118/adding_time_word_problems#

Variety www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/measures.htm

Matching times www.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec5.html

Change in time review eng.mathgames.com/skill/5.104-change-in-time-review

 

Word Problems

Maths Playground -you'll need paper ready for your working out! 

www.mathplayground.com/wordproblems.html

 

Problem Solving and Reasoning

Nrich - mathematical games and problems

https://nrich.maths.org/9084

https://nrich.maths.org/9086

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