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Chestnut

Year 4

 

Miss Ford

 

Summer Term

Welcome to the summer term! We are looking forward to lots of exciting learning with you this term. 

Our PE days will be Wednesday and Thursday so please remember to come to school in PE kit on those days.

Our Learning

This Term

In Maths we will be continuing our learning on fractions, focusing on equivalent fractions and fractions of amounts. We will then move onto decimals and learn about tenths and hundredths.  

 

In our writing lessons this term we will be exploring News Reports. The texts that we will write will link to our class novel Kensuke's Kingdom and will develop skills needed for journalistic writing such as headlines and quotations.

 

In curriculum lessons we will be focusing on geography and learning lots about the features of mountains and rivers. We will be doing Health and Well being in PSHE, with a focus on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In music we will be learning about pulse and rhythm, different musical notes and how to play simple tunes.

 

In PE, we will have a coach in on a Wednesday afternoon and will be learning cricket skills as well as competing in the Berkshire Virtual School Games.

Chestnut's weekly STAR OF THE WEEK

14/05/21 This week my star of the week is Jack. I was really impressed by Jack's colour wheel showing warm and cool colours. He has also create some wonderful patterns and textures in his shapes. Great work!

07/05/21 This week our star of the week is Ben! I was really impressed by Ben's river journey work. He has a good understanding of the key stages including the source, tributaries, meanders and mouth. Great job!

30/04/21 This week our Star of the week goes to Annabella. I have been really impressed with Annabella's fraction work this week. She has worked really hard on equivalent fractions and has developed a secure understanding by using fraction walls and other concrete resources. Well done!

23/04/21 This week our star of the week goes to Halle! She used sketching pencils to create tone and shade beautifully on her leaves and eye drawing! Great work, well done!

01/04/21 This week our star of the week is Annabelle! Annabelle's innovation when designing her vehicle was really impressive and I love the bright colours she has used! Great work!

26/03/21 This week our star of the week is Maisie! I was really impressed by her excellent setting description in her adventure story. I particularly loved the similes she has chosen, great job Maisie!

19/03/21 This week our star of the week award goes to Harvey! I was really impressed with the fantastic vocabulary choices Harvey made yesterday when writing his setting description. Keep up the good work!

12/03/21 This week our star of the week goes to Kiarna! I have been really impressed with how much knowledge Kiarna has retained over Christmas and lockdown. She has returned to school both brilliantly and confidently, being able to help others with their Maths learning too! Well done!

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

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

 

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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