Class Chestnut 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Chestnut Class
Autumn 1
... we have an exciting term ahead.
We are Investigators!
What a state!
  
Please find a copy of our topic overview below.
 
 Information to help:
PE kits in school all term; timetabled lesson on Wednesday afternoon.
The children will also be attending swimming this term each Thursday morning starting on the 15th September (letters will be sent home with more information at the start of term)
Library will be fortnightly on Friday afternoons - 16/9, 30/9, 14/10
Homework will continue to be set on a Tuesday and returned on a Friday.
 
We will, as always, integrate reading into all curriculum areas.
 
Reading is excellent, we want to grow a love of reading within all children: magazine, fact book, newspaper, poetry, plays fiction. So please read as frequently as you can as we are still wanting to increase fluency of reading, whilst building up a love of reading: 
  • read to our parents,
  • be read to by our parents,
  • share reading as a family read,
  • read with our siblings, friends, parents, carers,  by ourselves... enjoy!
Each child will bring home a reading bookmark - please date and initial when you have heard your child read. We encourage children to read at least 3 times a week at home to support their learning.
 
Children's Choice
The children chose the activities on their Children's Choice and they can be done at any time throughout the term.  Children will bring a copy home but they can also be found below.
Please see below for the meet the teacher powerpoint!
 
We look forward to the new year ahead.
Please contact us or the school office if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs Nayager, Mrs McIntyre, Mrs Price and Miss Hart
cnayager@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
kmcintyre@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
Lava Lamps!
The children had great fun today creating lava lamps to investigate how different liquids interact together.
Home Learning 
Please see below for a range of links to different websites to support your child's learning at home.

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 minutes to recall and answer multiplication 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, 8, 10 times tables. However, individual learning, retaining and recalling of them will vary as we are all very different and unique people.

The greatest emphasis will be on 6, 7, 8, 9, 12  times tables facts.

Learning tables  is a key compenet of all maths in Years 5 and 6 so it will definitely benefit you to know the division facts too. Howerver, the MTC focuses on multiplication only.

These two sites below are similar to the MTC test.

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

(chose the tables you want to focus on)

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

(random 12 x 12 practice)