Chestnut 2021 -2022

In preparation for REMEMBRANCE on 11th November, we had a drama visitor to teach us about WWI.
West End  Theatre Group came in, taught us a poem to perform and we also enjoyed a small group drama activity all about WWI  and the trenches. 
It was so much fun. Afterwards we wrote our own poem for Peace and  did a watercolour silhouette!
Hope you had a lovely Half term break.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 4th November when e will start our new topic:
 
WOMEN in HISTORY!
 
Our subject focus is History but we will dig deep into many different subjects and interesting learning this term.
 
 
Our school focus this year is:
Reading:
 The most important thing we can all do more of is READ: 
  • read to our parents,
  • be read to by our parents,
  • share a class story,
  • read with our partners and integrate reading into
  • ALL parts of our day.
That will help with all areas of our learning: children should read with an adult at home AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK.
 
myON the online- with audio options- is an excellent resource we have here for our children at Berry Hill: https://www.myon.co.uk/
 
See you soon and get plenty of fresh air!
Mrs Boiling, Miss Price and Miss Hart.

In May, Chestnut Class will be required to complete the Multiplications Tables Check (MTC)- set as an online test by the government.

They have 6 seconds to recall and answer multiplication and division facts to all tables to 12 x 12.  By the start of Year 4, children will have had the opportunity to learn: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 times tables. However, individual learning, retaining and recalling of them will vary as we are all very different and unique people.

We are still at the start of the academic year so there’s plenty of learning and practice time. So, don't fret, get worried or upset if it's too hard right now, as this is only shared to show what you are aiming for in May. By seeing it now, learning tables thoroughly and trying this format out, it will hopefully be less daunting in May.

These two sites below are similar to the MTC test. 

 https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

(no choice the ultimate 12 x 12 practice)

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

(this one allows you to adjust which tables you use so you MAY like to practise ones that you feel you know better to build your confidence and later in the year move onto the first site.)

Any questions, please contact me at:

rboiling@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk

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