Years 3 and 4
Class Teacher: Mr Ridley
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mewett
WELCOME TO CHESTNUT CLASS
Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely summer break.
During terms 1 and 2 our topic will be ‘The Romans’. The children will get lots of opportunities to explore and discover this fascinating period of time in Britain.
There will be a big emphasis on reading, handwriting and spelling this year and we would ask parents to help their children as much as possible.
Please try to read for at least 15 minutes five times per week, remembering to stop and question the child about what they have read and what they think might happen.
The children will have spellings to learn every week, as well as needing to learn their age-appropriate spellings. All of these words are on our class page for you to look at.
When children are completing their homework, please could they be encouraged to write as neatly as possible and present their work beautifully.
By the end of year 4 all children will be tested on their times tables. They will get 6 seconds per question and will be required to know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12. Each week there is a different focus on tables included in their homework.
Here is our curriculum plan for Term 1:
Homework Grid Term 1:
Please ensure that your child has suitable P.E. kit in school on a Thursday.
Chestnuts Spring Reading List 2021:
Documents to help with Maths principles and times tables for the new year 4 multiplication test.
Support with written methods and NCETM calculation guidance:
The first document shows how an understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division can be built up over time. The NCETM document may be more useful to gain a deeper understanding of the reasoning and problem-solving aspects of the Maths syllabus.
White Rose schemes of work
Schemes of work for Maths as suggested by the White Rose Maths Hub. These versions were released for 2016/17 and can be used to revisit or support work done in school. I have included the mixed schemes for Y3/4 and Y4/5 in case there are areas which you wish to revise. Note: we do not follow the suggested timetable exactly!
Websites and Apps which might inspire reading: