Years 3 and 4
We are taught by Miss Cutts and have Mrs Lockwood and Miss Banthorpe to support us in our learning. Mrs Douglas helps us on a Thursday too!
June 2022 - Visit to Warner Bros Studios
Just a few photos from our visit - an amazing day!
3D Art - working with paper tape
We have begun a 3D project to create a bowl. Today we started covering balloons, first with wet tissue paper and next with a layer of gummed tape. Look out to see how they develop!
We are learning about Ancient Greece. Today we explored what life was like in Ancient Athens by taking on different roles and asking each other this question: Why are you at the Agora in Ancient Athens? It was a busy Agora and there were lots of people there for lots of different reasons!
3D Art - working with clay May 2022
Using two colours of clay to create and decorate a bowl.
We wore red, white and blue for the day. In the first few photographs you can see us making crowns! Then we decorated biscuits and lastly we had a Jubilee lunch. What a super day!
Textiles - May 2022
Our bunting flags are finished! We've dip dyed, printed and embellished them - we hope that everyone will enjoy our bunting at our jubilee celebrations.
RE Home Learning
In RE, we will be learning about why Christians call Jesus the King of Kings. Some of us made some super crowns at home and some of us thought about what it would be like if we were King or Queen of England. Would we be good at it? What do other people think? What rules would we have?
We have been reading poems by Christina Rosetti and we used some of her ideas in our own poems. Some of our ideas are really descriptive - well done Chestnut!
Today we started a unit of learning about fractions. We've revised lots of vocabulary - numerator, denominator, unit fraction, non-unit fraction. Year 3 matched shaded shapes with their fraction.
We've started our textiles unit. Today we dyed fabric by dipping it. Linked to the jubilee, we will using it to create celebratory bunting over the coming weeks.
Wednesday 16th March – Science Week part 2!
Today as part of science week, we have been learning about penguins, in particular the gentoo penguin, and how they have been spotted living further south as a result of climate warming. We had lots of fun experimenting to see how we could melt ice as quickly as we could! We tried out ideas, shared our results and then tested different ways – racing to be first.
Wednesday 16th March – Science Week part 1!
What an exciting experience we had this morning. Chestnut class joined Vashti Vardy and Katherine live with 100s of other schools. We learnt about what inspires Vashti to write her books about space and Katherine shared her work as a scientist and answered lots of questions too – they are both passionate about space and science. Out of all the schools who asked questions, IS’s was selected for Vashti to answer. She told us that she named her character, Harley Hitch, with a name that could be either a girl or a boy, she liked to use alliteration and she thought that hitch sounded mechanical.
Work for Tuesday 15th March
For those of you isolating at home, here's a little idea of what we've planned so you can have a go at home too.
Maths - Keep practising your times tables. Although our battle against Birch has finished, you can still log on to TTRockstars and have a go at being the best TT Rockstar in our class! Have a go at today's 5 a Day too 5-a-day – Corbettmaths Primary
Literacy - we are learning about paragraphs and how to organise our fiction writing. We're using ideas from The Magic Finger and Roald Dahl to help us. Have a go at the 2 challenges below.
Computing - Log on to Purple Mash and complete the 2Do activity.
HOME LEARNING FOR FRIDAY 18th FEBRUARY
Have a go at these home learning activities. Email any work to firstname.lastname@example.org
5 a Day maths - https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/
If you’re not able to print at home, copy the questions onto some paper.
Year 4 Maths - Watch the video and have a go at these activities. It’s all about decimals!
Year 3 Maths - Watch this video and have a go at the activities. It’s very similar to what we were doing yesterday in maths. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvg4bqt
Spellings - Add to your score on spellingframe. We’ll check the leader board on the Monday back after the holidays. 🥳
Grammar- Remind yourself how to use apostrophes in contractions. Watch the video and complete the activities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt
Writing Challenge - write a short story about anything you like! How many apostrophes can you use in it? You can use them for possession or as contractions. Send it in to us and the winner will get 5 house points. 🥳
We hope you all have a good half term break. Stay safe and we’ll see you in just over a weeks time.
We have been creating collages, using complementary colour pairs, based on 'Highways and Byways' by Paul Klee.
Design and Make a Sandwich
Today was sandwich making day! After learning about food groups and exploring different sandwich fillings, everyone had selected their ingredients and planned how to make their sandwich. Today we revised basic food hygiene rules before everyone worked independently to make their sandwich. Evaluating their presentation, texture, smell and taste was good fun!
Work for Thursday 9th December
Year 3 Maths
Continuing from yesterday, learn more about lines and angles in shapes by completing this lesson. Have a go at activity 1 - write your name in capital letters and count the number of right angles. Can you do it for your friend's names too?
Year 4 Maths
Learn all about different types of triangles by completing this lesson. Next, log on to Purple Mash and complete the 'Y4 - Types of Triangle' activity.
Continue to work on your playscripts from yesterday. If you fancy typing it up today, you can use the 2write app on Purple Mash (search in the 2dos) - then I'll be able to see it and read them from home!
Here are the links from yesterday to remind you about playscripts and how to write them.
Reading and Spellings
Continue to read your book and other texts are home. The challenge this week on Spelling Frame is very close...you can continue to earn points for your team up until Friday!
These videos are a great way to help you learn your times tables. Year 3 should focus on the 3x 4x and 8x. Year 4 should focus on all of them up to 12x!
Normally on a Thursday morning, Year 4 would complete the multiplication check here: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check . Have a go on it at home and record your best score.
Watch this video about our science topic from this term. Can you make a string telephone at home? Watch the video to find out how. (Don't worry about completing the quiz at the start - you can skip it and move straight to the video).
Just for Fun!
Which Christmas decoration are you?! Take this silly quiz to find out!
If you'd like us to look at any work you've been doing, you can email us at: email@example.com
See you on Friday
Work for Wednesday 8th December
Year 3 Maths
Learn about parallel and perpendicular lines by completing this lesson. Have a go at drawing some shapes with parallel lines then with perpendicular lines.
Year 4 Maths
We have been learning about perimeter. Complete this lesson to remind yourself how to calculate it and to find out how to calculate it when we don't know the length of all the edges. Can you work out the perimeter of the two shapes in example 1 and 2?
Lots of you have been enjoying creating plays during breaktimes with your friends. Watch these videos here to help you learn more about plays and playscripts. I wonder if you can write a short Christmas playscript that you could perform next week in school? It can be about anything linked to Christmas!
In DT, we have been learning about sandwich fillings and the food groups. Ask people at home what they're favourite sandwiches are. Ask them about the flavour and texture - why is it their favourite? Can you record everyone's answers and also record the food groups of their chosen fillings? Are there any other family members you could ask?
Remember to read your reading book too and to continue to earn points for your team on spellingframe.co.uk. Your log in for spelling frame is in your homework book.
Just for Fun!
Have a go at this silly quiz and find out which chocolate bar you are
In our class assemblies, we have been learning about peace. We love to read Bible stories, watch videos, pray and sing together. This is a picture of our class worship area.
We have been writing some wonderful poems lately. They have been put up on display in our classroom on our poet tree. Have a look at our fantastic firework poems, they are so descriptive!
This week, we wrote in the style of Joseph Coelho and wrote a pantoum like his poem, 'Walk My Green River and Remember'.
Well done Chestnut class - super writing!
The Incredible Hulk thinks that our writing is INCREDIBLE!
We have written stories about Winnie the Pooh and are currently working on a non-fiction text all about the Saxons.
Well done Chestnut class!
Be Bright, Be Seen
Look at our bright clothing! Wearing bright clothes helps us to be seen on darker evenings and help us to keep safe.
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.