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Year 3 & 4

Hello and welcome to Chestnut Class 2018-19

In this class children are in school year 3 and year 4 and are 7, 8 or 9 years old.


Important things to remember

Monday - PE in the afternoon.

Wednesday - Spelling test and tables tests ( Spelling books needed). New spellings.

Learning logs may be due.

Thursday - Swimming and PE ( for Y4). Reading targets are set.

Friday - Learning logs set every two weeks.

Age Related Expectations for Year 3 and Year 4

Who  works in Chestnut Class?

Mrs Dakeyne is our teacher. Mrs Drummond teaches on some Mondays and on Thursday mornings too.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Trapps and Mrs Walters.

Mrs Mount comes in to help with our reading. She sets targets on Thursdays so we definitely need our books in school on this day. Ideally, we should try to read every day – this can be reading ourselves or having books read to us. Every bit of reading helps with our understanding and also impacts on our writing. Please change your books regularly!

Special days for our class are Thursdays when Year 3 go swimming and Year 4 have PE with Mrs Dummond. We have also have PE on Friday afternoons as a whole class.

Year 3 work together 3 tims per week:

On Wednesdays they work on PHSE with Mrs Dakeyne and on Thursdays Mrs Cloke works with them for their RE and swimming lessons.

What do we learn?

Please look at the links for our timetable, planning and other useful information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Mrs Dakeyne


3 and 4 word lists




Children will have various pieces of homework throughout the week.

There will always be reading!

Ideally, children should read (or be read to) every day.

Spellings will be taught on Monday and tested the following week on Wednesday afternoon.  This gives the children nine days to practise. Spelling books need to be in school every day.

Maths homework will be games on line (please check Active Learn) or a homework sheet or problem solving activity.

Times tables (up to 12 x 12) are tested weekly on Wednesday afternoon.

What are we learning?

Autumn 2

In Maths, we are finishing addition and subtraction using column methods as well as counting on and mental strategies. After this, we shall move on to multiplication and division. All children need to be familiar and have good recall of multiplication facts to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4.

In English, we shall continue to develop writing strategies for different reasons including stories and explanation texts.

Our Science will be based on electricity for year 4 and magnetism for year 3. 

Our topic is geography based this half term. We shall be learning about 'Earthquakes and Volcanoes' and why some are more dangerous and deadly than others!

Learning Logs

Learning logs are set every two weeks, approximately.

The idea of these is they should involve independent learning by the  children, who decide what they want to  do and how, in response to a question or idea.

They should be over a double page but NO MORE!

You can add extras e.g. photos, flaps, envelopes, should you need more space.

Be creative!

Have a look at this website for more information.


Learning Log Friday 7th December - due Wednesday 19th Dec

What does Christmas mean to you?

What do you think about Christmas and what do you do at your house? Are there any special traditions? Is there someting that you think only your family do?

NB - this will be our last Learning Log this year. There will be no homework set over Christmas for Chestnut Class.

The children have all worked very hard and they all deserve a well earned rest!

Enjoy your Christmas!



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