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Chestnut (Y4)

Weekly Update 27.05.22

A very big thank-you to everyone who was able to join in with the Jubilee celebrations - the children have a wonderful time eating cake, waving flags and singing the National Anthem. In Maths this week we have been solving problems involving money, which has meant using our understanding of the place value of decimals - something we are becoming increasingly good at. In English we have finished writing our letters to Her Majesty The Queen using our neatest handwriting and including formal language. The children have all worked so hard on this so I think Her Majesty will be delighted to receive them and to read about some of things we will be doing to celebrate the Jubilee. It would be lovely to get a reply, so fingers crossed! Well done Chestnut Class, have a wonderful half term break- you deserve it! 

Weekly Update 20.05.22

This week in Chestnut Class we worked incredibly hard to finish and present our non-chronological reports about the circus, and they looked wonderful! We created double page spreads that included colourful titles and drawings that really made our work stand out. In science we completed our classification keys for vertebrates using pictures to help us sort the organisms as we went along, this made it much more manageable. In topic this week we have looked at human and physical features and landmarks in Europe. Some of us have practised for the times table test which happens in June and we will continue to do so over the next week. 


Weekly update. 14.05.22

We have had another great week in Chestnut Class. We have started to write up our non-chronological reports about circuses, which has meant writing, re-reading, editing and improving - this is not easy but we have persevered and worked together to make improvements to our work. We are all looking forward to presenting our reports next week. In science we started to create our own classification keys, which proved to be quite tricky but we persevered and showed great communication as we worked with our partners to get it right! Swimming has been great fun and we are starting to feel more confident in the pool. We are looking forward to another great week in Chestnut Class.

Welcome to Chestnut Class



To find our classroom please come into the school by the small pedestrian gate to the right of the driveway and line up along the path. A member of staff will meet you at the bottom gate and the children will walk into their class. At the end of the day you can come in through the gate and wait on the playground and the children will be let out from the classroom.


Our day starts at 8:40am and finishes at 3:10pm. We have lunch between 12:00am and 1:00pm


PE Days are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays


This Term’s Topic is:  European Countries


We are really pleased that you are joining  Chestnut and look forward to seeing you soon!




What to wear and bring to school

All students should come to school in school uniform and with a school bag. Students should pack a water bottle and hat. Please make sure all personal items are labelled with your child’s name. 


Termly timetable and homework

Your child will receive a timetable at the start of each term. This will also be sent out and put on the class web page. Homework will be primarily set via Google classroom each term – where possible submission should also be on Google classroom (unless something more tactile like a model/cooking etc). As with previous years the homework will be based on the 100 point challenge. If at any point you would like extra support work for your child please contact us and we can provide appropriate support.



Please find enclosed below the Year 3 & 4 statutory spelling lists as defined in the National Curriculum. This list is the set of words that children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 4.


It would be a great support to have these on display at home and to have fun testing one another on them and setting challenges to learn sets of them each week as part of home learning.


Also enclosed is the Year 5 & 6 list for those in need of the additional challenge!

Home Learning

Home Learning is set on a termly basis to continue work linked to school, providing children with the opportunity to revise certain areas of learning and to encourage them to take their learning further.


This year we are using 100 Point Projects to allow children to develop the time management skills that are so important in daily life. Each term a set of challenges will be set, linked to our topic. Each of these challenges will be worth a set amount of points. Children need to complete enough tasks to collect a minimum of 100 points. Work should not be sent in each week. Final projects should be brought in during the final week of each term for us to share as a class and also with parents on our open afternoons. 



Reading holds the key to learning in almost every other subject and learning opportunity - it is difficult to access a History topic without developing reading skills as an example.


We expect each child to read beyond school hours. We suggest 5 separate occasions each week. We suggest each night from Monday to Thursday and then an additional session between Friday and Sunday - they may read more of course! This should be a mix of independent reading and reading aloud to someone. It should be recorded in their reading record each time they read outside of school. It is no coincidence those that read regularly see the biggest improvements in writing also.


Each child has a reading diary to record their reading experiences and these are being checked on a weekly basis.


PE Kits:

Swimming will be on Thursdays.