Years 3 and 4
Class Teacher: Mr Richard Johnson
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Pascale Mewett and Miss Shanie Taylor
WELCOME TO CHESTNUT CLASS
Our topic for the rest of this school year is titled Home and Away. We will be finding out as much as we can about the local area, past and present, then making a contrasting study of Northiam’s twinned village Calonne-sur-la-Lys and its surroundings.
Our set texts to start with will be Tales of Wisdom and Wonder, retold by Hugh Lupton and A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino.
Science for Term 5 involves the study of light and shadows and will be closely linked to some exciting Art projects. In Term 6 we will look at bottle rockets and the forces that allow them to work.
In Maths, we will recap all four operations then progress on to shape, measure including time, co-ordinates and statistics.
Tuesday – Spanish with Mrs Chamberlain
Thursday – Spelling test, OAA with Mr Clarke (Term 5)
Friday – Times tables test/competition, Music with Alison Barlow(alternate weeks), P.E. with Mr Clarke.
Please ensure that your child has suitable P.E. kit in school on a Thursday and Friday.
Here are some websites and documents to help with Maths principles and times tables
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 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!