Class Chestnut 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Chestnut Class
Year 4
 
Spring 1
... we have an exciting term ahead.
We are Time Travellers!
Women in History!
  
Please find a copy of our topic overview below.
 
 Information to help:
PE kits in school all term, warm clothing for outdoor lessons where possible please; timetabled lessons on Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon (prostars) where possible remove earrings on these days and tie up hair. On Monday afternoons children will also be taking part in Forest school activities fortnightly so please ensure they have warm clothing and wellies for this.
 
Library will be fortnightly on Thursday afternoons - 19/1, 2/2, 16/2
Home Learning 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 power point!
 
We look forward to each new term ahead.
Please contact us or the school office if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs Nayager, Mrs McIntyre, Miss Price, Mrs Read and Miss Hart
cnayager@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
kmcintyre@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
Yoga
Chestnut class really enjoyed their first yoga session with prostars today.
We learnt the mountain, snail, cat and cow position.
Ask your child to show you at home!
It's Christmas!
The children have been having lots of fun making Reindeer Christmas tree decorations to sell at the Christmas fayre.
We hope to see you there.
Viney Hill Adventure Centre
What an amazing time we all had at the adventure centre!
The children took part in lots of different Team building activities, as well as obstacle courses and archery.
They worked so hard and demonstrated amazing teamwork, determination and resilience.
 
Lava Lamps!
The children had great fun today creating lava lamps to investigate how different liquids interact together.
Science this week.
The children have been explored different states of matter-identifying solids,liquids and gases.
On the playground the children became particles exploring how they behave in different states.
 
 
We have been keeping fit with Fit15 every day. The class have loved working with year 6 and creating some amazing games to develop their skills.

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)