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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 - New spellings are given out.

Wednesday - Spelling test and tables tests ( Spelling books needed). Learning logs may be due.

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

Friday - PE for everyone. 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 1

In Maths, we are studying PLACE VALUE which is a fundamental of all number bonds beyond ten. After this, we shall move on to addition and subtraction up to 100 for y3 and up to 1000 for y4.

In English, we are learning to use different writing technigues through our class book, Fantastic Mr Fox!

Our Science is 'how to be a scientist' which involves lots of investigating, fair testing, collection and collation of results and making conclusions.

Our topic is history based; The History of Transport!

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 12th October (due 24th October)

Demonstrate how many different ways you can show either ONE two, three or four digit number. You may only use that number!

You may draw, write, use diagrams, use pictures but you may not use calculations!

Clue - bar, whole and part, Deanes, counters........



What an amazing day we had at Herd Farm!

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