Hello Chestnut class,
I hope you are all well. Times are certainly strange at the moment and many of us are doing different things. Some of you are now starting to come back to school, while many of you are still at home. I hope that wherever you may be you will all be working hard at your learning.
Whether you are at home or school you are all still using Google Classroom. If you need any support, please message me, and I will reply as soon as I am able to.
Hopefully we will all see each other again soon.
Our google classroom code is : p2ifyns
Spring Chicken Challenge
Normally at this time of year we sing a fantastic song in school all about a Spring Chicken and her eggs hatching. You can watch the song and sing along here:
This Easter time we challenge you to film yourselves singing a chorus of the song or dancing along to it at home. Costumes, props, actions, groovy moves and other family members can all be included as you wish! Send your videos to Mrs Pugh at email@example.com
Certificates and prizes up for grabs!
Follow this link to our school webpage where you can watch a video of Mrs Pugh doing the actions to remind you.
Happy Easter 😊
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 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.
Please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit in school, Monday to Friday.
As part of our drive to be active learners, being active is a vital step to promoting learning skills, team building and effective listening skills. It is imperative that your child has the appropriate kit in school as we may have to re-schedule an outdoor session if weather is unfavourable.