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Year 4


Miss Ford


Chestnut's weekly STAR OF THE WEEK

27/11/20 This week our star of the week is Besty! I have been so impressed by Betsy's innovated explanation text. She has used a range of great sentence openers and causal conjunctions to produce a brilliant piece of work. Well done!

20/11/20 Our star of the week this week goes to Demi! Demi has been working really hard over the past couple of days with her division. Her confidence in Maths is growing and she is trying really hard, well done!

13/11/20 This week our star of the week is William. I am so proud of how hard William has been working on his handwriting. He is taking more time when forming each letter and as a result, his writing is much neater and easier to read! Well done William!

06/11/20 This week our star of the week goes to Jay. Myself and Mr Watkin's have been really impressed with Jay's reading over the past few weeks. His reading fluency is much better and he is segmenting words in order to pronounce them correctly. Well done!

Miss Ford Teacher Bio

New Routines

Chestnut class will start the day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the Chestnut classroom back door, which is labelled with 'Chestnut - Miss Ford'


Within the next couple of weeks, children will be given a reading book to bring home. We love reading here at The Pines and it would be fantastic if our children could read at home every day!



Our regular PE lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday


We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit, including outdoor shoes, in school at all times. PE kits will go home on Fridays to be washed. Children will not be able to borrow spare PE kit.  



This Term

In Chestnut this term, we have been working really hard in all areas of our curriculum! Our maths learning has focused on place value, before moving on to adding and subtracting numbers up to 3 digits, crossing tens and hundreds.

Writing has allowed us to explore and write our own traditional tale as our fiction focus, moving on to writing an explanation text for non fiction. 


We have 2 very exciting books to read this term as our class novels, as well as lots of non fiction pieces to study in whole class reading.


In PE, we will be competing in the Berkshire Virtual School Games, as well as practising team games in our other session. 

Recommended Websites:




Read Theory

Reading Games



Spelling Frame - activities to practise spelling patterns and rules



The Quest of Comma Castle

Spelling and Grammar









Times Table Rockstars

Top Marks 7-11

Radius of the Lost Arc


Word Problems

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


Problem Solving and Reasoning

Nrich - mathematical games and problems