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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?

Spring 1

Our English topic is based on the Roald Dahl story, Esio Trot. 

In maths, we shall be continuing with Multiplications and division followed by perimeter and area.

Mrs Drummond will be working on Mondays and she will cover statistics.

Our topic work is geography based and we will be studying fundamentals of maps and mapping plus a local study about Boston Spa.


Spring 2

This half term our topic focus is a geography focus and is all about caring for the planet. We will start by investigating renewable resources and why these are so important. We will laso look at the impact of humans on our planet.

In English we will focus on persuasive writing.

In Maths, once we have completed our work on measures, we will be focussing on Fractions.

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!

Learning Log Friday 15th March (due Wed 27th March)

How could you explain the idea of fractions to a friend who was struggling?

Can you explain different fractions? Improper fractions? Mixed numbers?

Use words and pictures!




What an amazing day we had at Herd Farm!

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