Years 3 and 4
We are taught by Miss Cutts and have Mrs Lockwood and Miss Banthorpe to support us in our learning.
Chestnut class have been enjoying their art lessons on Wednesday afternoons. This week we looked at some paintings by famous artists and then painted our own sky pictures.
Happy 150th Birthday to our school!
Look at the beautiful stones we have painted to celebrate our
We will be putting these all around the village soon so look out for them!
We celebrated our school's 150th Birthday by having a Victorian Day. Look at our fantastic costumes! We did lots of Victorian activities throughout the day, including Drill, Handwriting, Arithmetic, Chanting and imagining what life would have been like through the eyes of a Victorian child.
(Thank you to parents for all the hard work that went into the super outfits!)
HISTORY - THE ANGLO SAXONS
We have started a new topic about the Anglo Saxons!
Here are all the different topics we would love to learn about...
We have been looking at timelines and we put different Saxon events in order. Oliver quickly calculated that the Saxons came to Britain exactly 1571 years ago!
Science - States of Matter
We have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and have been doing lots of experiments.
We are wondering what will happen to this puddle! On Monday 20th September at 2:30pm it measured 1m60cm.
Will it get even bigger (because of precipitation) or smaller (because of evaporation)?
We have also created an experiment into the Water Cycle by making our own water cycle bags. We are wondering what will happen if we leave them in a sunny spot. Will some of the water evaporate? Will there be condensation?
In Chestnut this year...
JULY and AUGUST 2021
Chestnut Class Homework for the Summer Holidays
We hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday. We have set the following homework for the new Chestnut Class to do (current year 2s and 3s). There are four maths and four writing activities to do over four weeks. Please record everything you do - we will collect it in on the first day of the new term.
We also highly recommend doing the Reading Challenge at Needham Market Library! There are also some Reading Comprehension challenges after the Maths Challenges.
LITERACY CHALLENGE NUMBER 1
Have a look at the picture below.
1. THE SETTING - Can you write a paragraph to describe it? What can you see? Describe the colours. Which country do you think it might be?
2. THE CHARACTERS - Who are the figures in the picture? How did they get there? What are they doing and why are they there? What might they be saying to each other?
LITERACY CHALLENGE 2
Watch this video: https://www.literacyshed.com/littleshoemaker.html
Have a go at bullet point 5 and write a short conversation between the shoemaker and his shoes...
Current Year 3s must remember to use speech marks (also called inverted commas) at the start and end of speech. See if you can also use...
* A new line when its a new speaker
* All speech starts with a capital letter.
* When the character finishes speaking, you must use either a comma, question mark or exclamation mark with the speech marks.
LITERACY CHALLENGE 3
Watch this video: https://www.literacyshed.com/diving-giraffes.html
Can you describe the giraffes in detail?
Can you describe what they do?
LITERACY CHALLENGE 4
Watch this video: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html
Imagine you find a mysterious object at the beach and it transports you into a fantasy world. Where would you go and what would it be like there?
MATHS CHALLENGE 1
Create a really long number line! What number can you get to? Keep working on it all week and adding more to it every day if you can.
Year 2 - Can you go up to 3 digit numbers?
Year 3 - In September, you will be learning about negative numbers. Can you use these on your number line? There's more information here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwj6sg/articles/zxthnbk
MATHS CHALLENGE 2
Build a tower of objects from your home. How tall can you make the tower? Will it balance without anyone holding it? Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the height of the tower then of the individual objects. We're looking forward to seeing who gets the tallest tower!
Year 2 - use centimetres (cm)
Year 3 - use centimetres and millimetres (mm)
MATHS CHALLENGE 3
Create a colourful poster about different shapes. You can do a poster about 2D shapes, 3D shapes - or both! Which shapes can you draw? Which shapes can you name? Here's a great example.
If you are able to use an electronic device, you may want to create your poster on there.
Year 3 - Try to describe the features of each shape too: faces, edges, vertices.
MATHS CHALLENGE 4
Times Tables on https://mathsframe.co.uk/
Year 2 - Mrs Few tells us that you can count in 2s, 5s and 10s. The next step is for you to learn how to answer times tables questions using these numbers. We will teach you this in September but for now, have a go at the games on Maths Frame.
Click on Most Popular Free Maths Games and then any of the Multiplication or Times Table challenges. Tommy's Trek is a favourite of the current Chestnut class!
Year 3 - Your challenge in September will be to start to be able to answer any Times Table questions for any of the Times Tables (up to 12x) - you can do it! Have a practise on the Maths Frame games until you get really good! Can you increase your score on the Multiplication Check?
Each Challenge has a 1 star, 2 star or 3 star level of challenge - which one do you think you can have a go at?
No need to print unless you're able to - just write your answers on a piece of paper.
Once again Chestnut you have ALL done amazing work ,well done.
HL - Good information on the Alps and their weather.
DC - Q and A on the Alps love the tourist paragliding.
CM - Facts about the Ibex ,work on area and angles.
JW - Great den .
PH - Made a brilliant fort.
HH - Working hard on adjectives ,area and animals in the Alps.
HI - Fab research on the Alps.
KJ - Good work on unit and non unit fractions.
IW - Q and A on mountains great times tables.
JT - Good work on phonics.
HP - Well done on making animals to go on the mountain.
LSC - Beautiful picture of the BFG and the story.
AH - Counting squares , well done.
OR - Great work on the BFG .
PK - Lovely poster on the Alps and those gingerbread men look yummy .
DR - Some good research on animals that live in the Alps.
We love this One Piece at a Time activity.
Inspired by Children's Mental Health Week during 1st- 7th February
"Life is a giant puzzle. Every day we need to piece together all of the things that help to make us smile"
Chestnut you are amazing ,all of you are superheroes
Well done everyone
PK - Lovely picture of arrow angle.
AH - Great angle chart .
HP - 3 course meal with fish cakes and making a mountain using papier mache. Brilliant.
BR - Recipe for s'mores ,lovely idea of 5 wishes.
IW - Has been busy flying kites.
LB- Good work on mountains and angles.
CM- Mountain facts .
OR- Lovely poster on mountains and Mt Everest.
LSC- Great bubble writing and the milkshake looks yummy.
HL - Good work on quadrilaterals and facts about bananas.
KJ -Sonic story and pictures ,work on angles , well done.
HH- Well done for your work on angles.
GI-Interesting mountain facts.
PH- Lovely poster quadrilaterals /hands.
JW-Beautiful picture of the school and mountain facts.
DC-Been busy ,picture of Ben Nevis ,right angles, earths core and your horse story well done.
IAP-Lovely chocolate mousse mmm! love the work with clay.
EXTRA MATHS AND READING
5 a Day- try either the Bronze (Y3) or Silver (Y4) challenges. There's a new challenge every day - let us know your scores!
You could read either...
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Dame Jacqueline Wilson OR
Listen to or read The Girl who Stole an Elephant! by Nizrana Farook
Both are available here for free - https://library.thenational.academy/
Another week of great work from Chestnut
Well done you are all AMAZING
DR -Super puppet show.
AH -Good work on minutes and seconds.
KJ - Verb man looks really good so does the analogue time.
Br - Well done on the converting time work sheet.
OR - Brilliant squiggle art.
IAP - Super poster on light.
JW - Fab work on time.
HP - Fantastic times tables sheet.
LSC - Telling time and lovely picture well done.
HL - Well done on the word problems.
LB - Chocolate process brilliant.
CM - Super muffins .
ZA - Great work on time.
Wow, what super work you all have all been doing.
JW What a wonderful puppet show.
LB The dinosaurs look much bigger in the shadows - what a clever investigation!
EJ - Super maths and science. 10/10 - an amazing score!
HH - great work with maths and science. Brilliant!
LSC - brilliant maths and literacy, what a star!
DR - great work with literacy and maths. Fantastic!
OR - wonderful Science, well done!
NS - great investigating in Science!
CM has made a brilliant poster about how chocolate is made!
ZA - wonderful spellings, maths work and literacy. Well done!
BR - great work with those spellings and pronouns! What a star!
DC has completed some super maths work and fantastic stories. Brilliant!
IAP - super science, literacy and maths. We really enjoyed watching your puppet show!
HL - fantastic literacy, spellings, science and maths. Wonderful work!
IW has been investigating the power lines near his house and learning more about how his XBox works for an explanation text. Super ideas!
KJ - fantastic reading, spellings and maths. What a star!
Both HH and LSC have been working on the Corbett maths activities. If you'd like to have a go at these too, there's one for each day here.
We usually recommend Bronze for Y3 and Silver for Y4.
Lots of fantastic work done by you all.
Happy New Year
We miss you and look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Lovely to see that some of you are having a good start to the new term.
LB - A great fact sheet on sources of light and reflective surfaces.
BR has also been looking around her house for sources of light.
Great work on homophones too!
KJ has completed some lovely Maths work using sweets.
IAP has been very busy. It is lovely to see what you have been working on.