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Hello and welcome to Chestnut Class.


We are a Year 3/4 class and our teachers are

Mrs Hiscocks Tuesday - Friday.  Mrs Bacon - Mondays

We are lucky to have four Teaching Assistants in our phase who are Mrs Andrews, Mrs Morris, Mrs Dequidt and Miss Allen



Our theme this term is:


We are going to be spending terms 1 and 2 exploring the Stone Age. We will learn all about what it was like to live in the Stone Age and how it is different from life today. We will even be using some really interesting artefacts and tools in our art and DT.

We have made a great start to our topic and even exploring our key text for English, 'Stig of the Dump'. Sycamore class have made some brilliant predictions about what is going to happen in our story and we are all very excited to learn all about the adventures of Barney and Stig!

PE- For term 1, we are going to be having PE on a Thursday and Wednesdays. You will need an indoor and an outdoor PE kit in school at all times.




Class Awards


Star Values Award

Wow Award


Remarkable Readers




We are expecting you to read 5 times at week at home. Remember, reading doesn't just have to be sat down with a reading book, you could read a recipe, a newspaper, a magazine or I would love to hear what interesting facts you can find out about the Stone Age on the internet!

Spellings will be set every Monday and will be tested the following Monday. This gives you exactly a week to learn your spellings at home :)

Remember to check the class website for ideas and activities linked to our class topic too :)


Important Dates

Meet the Teacher -
Tuesday 12th September
End of Term 1 - Wednesday 18th October

Chestnut Class Assembly Tuesday 12th December
Christmas Party Day - Monday 18th December
Christmas Dinner Day - Tuesday 19th December
Carols by Candlelight - Wednesday 20th December
Tuesday 9th January - Swimming Starts



Home Learning

This week, we are going to be exploring number and place value in lessons. Take a look at this website and choose a game to play that will help you with your learning! :)




As part of this theme we will be studying different countries around the world. We will be studying South Africa, China, Brazil, Japan and Norway. If you  have visited any of these countries or have objects or photographs you are willing to share with us we would be very grateful.


As part of our study of each country we will be reading a class text as using it as the basis for our reading and writing lessons. These texts will include 

The Butterfly Lion,  The Firework Makers Daughter,  Kensuke's Kingdom and How to Train your Dragon. if you have any copies of these texts at home already you are very welcome to bring your copy into school. Make sure it is named please!

Home Learning

This week we have been looking at addition in maths. The following website has lots of different games to do with addition and problem solving . Scroll down to find one you would like to play.smiley