Years 3 and 4
MATHS CHALLENGES - Week 2
White Rose have got some great videos and activities for this week.
Year 3 - you got fractions!
Year 4 - you got dividing and using hundredths!
Both are very important maths skills to learn and we think these videos are a great way of learning it. One video a day would be ideal, followed by the activities if you've got time. It's very similar to what we would be doing in class.
Week 2 of Home Learning
A has completed both the Maths and the Literacy challenges. He been busy learning about fractions on White Rose. We are SO impressed with his fantastic story about the chocolate factory - the adverbs and descriptive phrases he has chosen are wonderful! We really enjoyed reading it. A also did the Our School Together - Apart assembly with his family and you can see the boats they made in the photograph below. Along with his sister, A has also been busy listening to songs on YouTube which we could sing in assembly - brilliant! We will create a list of songs to sing when we are back.
R-M has been learning about the International Space Station. She has written all about her mission and it's wonderful to read! She has also been making some fantastic Top Trump cards about the world's tallest buildings.
C has made a rainbow poster - it's beautiful and we love the message she has written on it! C has also been busy building an Olympic stadium with Lego.
EK has used junk modelling to make a super Easter bunny. She has also made some wonderful Top Trump cards about animals. E has also made some cakes for a Brownie badge and written the recipe. She has written the Easter story, starting from where Jesus washes His disciples feet and finishing with Him returning to visit His disciples before going back to Heaven. It's wonderful and the illustrations are super too!
LM has been very busy! She has made some cakes and written a review about them - it sounds like they were delicious! L has also made super posters about 2D shapes, 3D shapes and Road Safety. She has also made some brilliant Top Trumps cards and written a letter to her grandparents. L has written a story for the Literacy challenge and we really enjoyed reading it! In particular, we are SO impressed to hear that L has been learning Arabic - wow! We are hopeful that L will teach us all what she has learnt when we are back at school!
T has made a fantastic poster about Road Safety, showing how to safely cross the road. He has also been practising his times tables and doing lots of work on White Rose and Oxford Owl - brilliant to hear!
LSC has completed so much home learning this week! He has completed some problem solving in maths, practised the 3 and 4 times tables, created a poster about 2D and 3D shapes, practised spelling the year 3 and 4 words, written about food and drawn a plate showing a healthy roast dinner (yum!), designed an animal and written a letter to his friend E in Asia.
Thank you to LSC and E who have both posted us letters to the school (see the photos below). We love getting post!
Thank you to everyone who has sent work to us - keep it coming in! We really enjoy hearing about what you have been up to.
HOME LEARNING - WEEK TWO
Challenges for this week
To kick off our second week of Home Learning, Miss Crockett and Mrs Marsh have been busy looking all over the internet for exciting activities.
The Maths Factor - any of the 'Adventurer' activities are perfect for Chestnut class!
Science with Maddy Moate - weekdays at 11am.
Storytime with David Walliams - 11am.
The Scouts - great activites to do indoors or outside in your garden.
Edinburgh zoo - live feed
Oxford Owl - for maths and literacy activities
Miss Crockett and Mrs Marsh have also suggested the following activities - how many of these can you complete?
Write about the Rainbow trail
Write a letter to a family member
Be an interviewer: Write a list of questions to ask someone on a video call. What fascinating facts can you find out about them?
Create a video about your garden and everything you can see or write about it.
Make a realllllllllllly long number line - what number can you get up to? Year 4s - include negative numbers! What number can you get down to?
PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR HOME LEARNING
We are so impressed with everyone's hard work!
Look at H's world map and his map of Europe - the detail on them both is incredible. We think this is a great challenge! Henry has also completed the Literacy challenge and written a super story.
TA has completed this week's Literacy challenge and we have really enjoyed reading it. His description of the setting is brilliant. Ryan and Jake are obviously delighted to have arrived in such a beautiful place and they have an important mission to complete. T has also drawn some fantastic pictures of flowers he saw on a walk - look at the incredible detail he has included - wow!
C has created some super animal Top Trump cards. She researched facts about each of the animals and has given them a score for Intelligence, Rareness, Legs and Danger to Humans. She has also created a fact file about koalas and sea turtles, with beautiful pictures of both animals. C has also completed the Literacy challenge - we really like the idea about the doves protecting the boys and keeping them safe.
IAP has been so busy! She has written a wonderful description of the setting for the Literacy challenge, made a rainbow cake (yum!), created a bug hotel (which had a ladybird visitor) and joined in with Joe Wicks' PE session each morning on YouTube. I has also been a Scientist and seen what happens when you dissolve salt in water. After the water had evaporated, what do you think happened to the salt? I is also learning to play the piano - we are very impressed! You can watch and listen to her playing in the video below.
N has written a brilliant story for the Literacy challenge and has included some super description.
JOD has also been busy! He has also done the Joe Wicks PE session each morning, completed maths activities, made an air fix model, used Meccano for engineering and watched Steve Backshall online to learn more about natural and animals. J's description of the setting is wonderful for the Literacy challenge- it makes us want to go there!
EK has been busy completing maths challenges and drawing a wonderful rainbow picture to stick in his window. His road safety poster is brilliant and has such an important message about being bright and being seen. The cakes E made look delicious and we think his new design for a school logo is fantastic too! E has also been learning to play the keyboard and is doing really well - you can listen to him playing below.
JK has completed so many activities this week! He has taken part in PE with Joe Wicks, learnt more about Roman numerals, practised mental arithmetic on Snappy Maths, reached Level 4 in French on Duolingo (Wow! Very impressive!), spent plenty of time outside, enjoying the sunshine, doing a bug hunt and helping his Dad empty and take down one of their garden sheds.
JW has had a busy week of home learning. He has completed maths activities, made a cake and written some super instructions for it, watched a video about Jesus' resurrection, researched about the equator (such fascinating facts!), and created his own science experiment to investigate rainfall. Wonderful! J's music learning is really interesting too and we love the animal he has created.
TC made an amazing Rainbow poster and joined in on Thursday evening to clap all the heroes working for the NHS. He has also made a meccano model and been on plenty of dog walks, as well as doing some maths learning about fractions.
EK has written a super story for the literacy challenge called Land of Mist. She's also created a poster about 2D and 3D shapes and measured items around her home using centimetres for the Y4 maths challenge.
A has been busy doing maths activities. He has been practising his times tables and he has also made a brilliant and bright road safety poster.
L has completed maths challenges, created a Road Safety poster and drawn a beautiful picture of a daffodil. We love his story about the chocolate factory and his research about Banana Spiders is fascinating! The chocolate cakes that L made with his brother look delicious too! He has also been practising his spelling of the year 3 and 4 words - so important to keep going with spelling these tricky words!
EP has completed both the maths and literacy challenges. We love her story for the Literacy challenge - she's used incredible description! E has also been working towards gaining the blue and purple Blue Peter badges and she has been using Minecraft to build an Olympic stadium.
IW has has based his Geography, Maths and Literacy learning around football, looking at footballers linked to nationality, teams and flags. He has written fact files and completed maths questions based on team shirts. It sounds so interesting! I has also completed the online PE sessions with Joe Wicks and had plenty of time outside playing in the sunny weather.
Well done to you all.
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Challenges for this week
Week beginning 23/3/2020
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?
Ask Mum or Dad to email yours to us in school and we can put your writing up onto this class page.
Please watch these videos - they link in brilliantly to our fraction learning so far this year.
Grab some equipment from around your house and practise finding fractions of an amount. For example, you could use sweets, counters, pens, spoons, or your own pictures to help. Challenge someone else to speed fractions- who can work out the fraction of a given amount first? Or time yourself to work it out- can you beat your personal best for different fractions?
Use a ruler to measure the length of different items around your house. Can you record the measurements using decimals? Watch lesson 4 to learn how to do this.
We have been developing our sketching and drawing skills. Mrs Marsh taught us how to draw the shapes of eyes, a nose and a mouth and where to position them on the face. We then drew self-portraits. We have also created some beautiful landscape pictures with brusho and pastels.
We really enjoyed playing archery! The highest scoring team scored 25!
This half term we will be discovering more about the Anglo Saxons! Would you want to live in Anglo Saxons times? Miss Cutts says she wouldn't because there wouldn't be enough chocolate cake. How about you? Would you miss the chocolate cake too?! We will be looking closely at the evidence we have about Anglo Saxon life and discovering more about what it tells us.
We will be focusing on the story of Beowulf in Literacy and developing those times tables in maths. Mr Palmer will continue to teach PE on Monday afternoons and Mrs Marsh will teach Science and French on Thursday afternoons. Art will continue to be on Friday mornings.
Today, we had a special PE session and learnt some martial arts skills.
Today we visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.
We saw the Guru Granth Sahib. It is kept in a room of its own during the night and carried into the main hall at the start of the day's worship. A Chaur is waved over it. We also visited the Langar.
The Christmas Story
We have been reading the Christmas story and looking at what it says in The Bible. We have been writing as if we were the shepherds...how amazing it would have been to suddenly see the angel!
On the last day of term, we have made 3D nativity scenes in groups. They all look fantastic! Well done Chestnut 🙌👍
We have been reading stories about Horrid Henry in Literacy this week. It was really fun talking about Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter and thinking about who we would rather be! We were shocked when Miss Crockett said that she would prefer to be Horrid Henry!
The children wrote some super descriptions about both characters. Later in the week, we learnt about how Tony Ross draws Horrid Henry. We had a go at copying his technique and wrote some fantastic explanations texts, explaining how he does it. The best thing was when Tony Ross said that it's okay to make mistakes because sometimes the mistakes turn out to be even better!
We had such a fun time watching Awful Auntie at the Ipswich Regent. It was hilarious! We wrote recounts all about our trip, using all the grammar we have learnt so far this term. Please do pop into school to see some of our writing and photos from the trip on display in the hall.
First week back!
What a busy week we have had!
In Maths, year 3 have been learning about place value (using numbers up to 999) and year 4 have been learning about Roman numerals (to 100).
In RE, our topic is: How does believing Jesus is their Saviour inspire Christians to save and save others? We started the topic by learning what it means to save and rescue. We made models or drew pictures of different rescues.
In Literacy, we have been reading Aesop's Fables. We've also spent time enjoying the warm weather and reading outside.
We are looking forward to welcoming Year 3 and 4 back for the new school year. Please see the document below for information about the year ahead...
Key stage 2 had a magical day at the
Harry Potter studio
We have been learning about different European artists. Recently, we learnt about Le Corbusier, an architect from Switzerland, who designed houses using different shapes. In school, we created designs using 2D shapes.
For homework, Chestnut class have made some fantastic houses using 3D shapes. Here are some that have been created so far..
They are ALL so wonderful! Well done for all your hard work.