Year 4 - Chestnut 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Chestnut Class home page
Autumn Topic- Invasion
In this Invasion project, the children will go on an historical adventure to explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. They will study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements and their everyday life. The class will also look at monasteries and the Anglo-Saxon legacy. They will consider how we know about life in this period and investigate the Sutton Hoo ship burial. Children will learn about Athelstan, an Anglo-Saxon king, and what happened after his death, before ending the project by learning about the Norman invasion of 1066.
This term's class reader is ....
How to Train Your Dragon
by Cressida Cowell
Year 4 class assembly- Wednesday, 22nd November at 9.15am
Harvest assembly - Date TBC
Chestnut class PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. PE kit should stay in school and will be sent home at the end of every half term.
Children should have a water bottle in school.
Home learning will be uploaded each week in the 'files' section at the bottom of this page. There will be three colours to choose from. Your child will be given a colour every Thursday. The colour will be found in the margin of their home learning book. Select and complete the colour your child has been set.
Homework will be handed out on Thursday to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday.
Spellings - 13.09.23
Spellings - 20.09.23
Ways to support your child:
-Practise your child's spellings with them.
-Read (preferably daily) with your child. Try and encourage them to read a range of genre of books and authors. Here are a couple of useful lists of recommended books for year 4 children:
-Practise times tables with your child. Little and often is often the best way with times tables. Purple Mash is an excellent resource which has lots of times table activities on. Here are a few good websites with games that your child can play whilst also practising their times tables:
Each child has login details for www.timestables.co.uk where they can explore and practise the timestables ready for the Multiplication Check towards the end of the school year.
-Support your child in completing their weekly maths and English/topic homework which (starting from wk beg 18th September) will be handed out on a Thursday to be completed and handed in by Tuesday. .
Any bit of reading you can do with your child will be hugely benficial. The following link will take you to a list of great books that are recommended for year 4 children: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/Pie-Corbetts-Reading-Spine-Year-4-Pack-x-7-9789951118682
This link will take you to a website that will suggest alternative options if your child enjoys one particular author or genre of book: https://www.booksfortopics.com/booklists/branching-out/
Whilst it is great when a child finds an author or genre that they love, it is also important that they branch out and try alternative authors or genres. The guide above will help you make suggestions for your child to try, based on what they know they already love.