Welcome to the Spring Term Chestnut class! I hope you managed to rest and relax over the Christmas holidays.
January School Closure
As I am sure you are aware, school is now closed to most children. However, I will be using Class Dojo and this web page to set tasks. Due to the limitations of Class Dojo for setting some larger tasks, I will sometimes link you to this page to access some work. This page will be updated frequently and previous tasks will remain accessible lower down the page.Thank you all for being so amazing and, as ever, please email me with any questions or problems.
In Maths this term we will be continuing to focus on Multiplication and Division with a particular focus on 6, 7 and 8 times tables. After that we will be calculating the area of shapes which will follow on from our perimeter shape work last term.
In our writing lessons this term we will be exploring Adventure stories, which will link to our new topic of the Romans. The texts that we will write will have a particular focus on setting descriptions and punctuated speech. We will then be moving onto our next non-fiction unit, persuasive writing.
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 gymnastics in our other session.
Chestnut's weekly STAR OF THE WEEK
11/12/20 This week our STARS of the week are Ollie P and Mara! You both worked so well together yesterday when writing your Christmas story. I love the vocabulary you have chosen, particularly 'Out of nowhere, the bear yawned with tiredness' Well done!
04/12/20 This week our star of the week goes to Reenie! She produced a wonderful Egyptian factfile which included bright colours, a great drawing and facts about the Egyptians favourite tea and even how they brush their teeth! Well done Reenie!
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
Read Theory www.readtheory.org/auth/login
Reading Games www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading
Spelling Frame - activities to practise spelling patterns and rules www.spellingframe.co.uk/
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
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
Maths Playground -you'll need paper ready for your working out!
Problem Solving and Reasoning
Nrich - mathematical games and problems