Years 3 and 4
Class Teacher: Mr Richard Johnson
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Pascale Mewett
WELCOME TO CHESTNUT CLASS
Our topic up to Easter is titled ‘On Top of the World’ and is all about mountains!
We will be investigating:
- How mountains are formed
- Human impact and climate change
- Endangered species
- Famous mountain ranges and expeditions
- Life in the mountains
- Mountains in the UK
- Dangers and survival!
Our first set text is The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson – a tale which starts high on a Himalayan mountain, where a young girl snatched from her tent in the middle of the night by a hairy intruder…
We will be studying animals and plants in our Science lessons and will create Yeti lifecycles and foodchains.
In Maths, we will start with methods for division, then recap using all four operations
(+/-/X/÷) in different contexts. We will then move on to fractions and decimals.
Monday – P.E. with Mr Johnson
Tuesday – Spanish with Mrs Chamberlain
Thursday – Spelling test
Friday – Times tables test/competition,
Music with Alison Barlow,
P.E. with Mr Clarke.
Please ensure that your child has suitable P.E. kit in school on a Friday and Monday.
Here are some websites and documents to help with Maths principles, times tables and Topic vocabulary:
Spellings to learn: T3W2 spellings
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.
Topic vocab PDF:
Two sheets of useful words related to our current topic.
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 schemes for Y2-Y4 in case there are areas which you wish to revise. Note: as we are a mixed-age class, we do not follow the suggested timetable exactly!