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Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a wonderful break over the Christmas period. We have a very exciting term ahead of us with our new topics. In Science we will be learning about light and electricity. In our topic work we will be learning about the Romans. There are some links below if you want to start researching!  In addition, on Wednesdays we will be enjoying a Forest School session with Mrs Wilson. Years 3 & 4 will be alternating weeks in which they attend Forest School. On the weeks that your child will not be at Forest School, they will be attending a PE session instead. Make sure all children have warm PE clothes in their bags as we will be going outside. Any queries, feel free to speak with either Mrs Rogers or Mrs Janvrin.

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Roman Film Clip

Roman Film Clip

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The Romans – useful web links

Roman’s in Britain







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Book Week

Wow, what a great week and yet again, time has flown! Horse Chestnut Class have all worked so hard on making an information book on Australia. I have been so impressed at how well you have worked together to create a brilliant book. You have remembered to include so many features of information writing and a special thank you to Reuben for working so hard on the glossary.

I have put a link to a brilliant website which shows lots of Dreamtime Stories so I hope you find time to explore the site.

Homework due back on Wednesday9th November

English: Complete the Spelling, grammar and punctuation questions using the glossary to help.

Maths: Complete the questions using column addition.

Spelling: Use the suffix ‘ation’

Finally, please read to an adult at least 3 times each week and record this in your reading diary.





·         information

·         conversation

·         preparation

·         sensation

·         adoration






·         inspiration

·         transportation

·         consideration

·         inflammation

·         accusation





·         admiration

·         recommendation

·         cancellation

·         accusation

·         declaration

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Australia websites

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Week beginning 3rd October 2016

Hi Horse Chestnut class.  Hope you have all had a good week and are enjoying a well earned rest this weekend.  If you find yourself feeling a little bit bored, why not try some skipping. Remember our Jump off is being held on the 19th.

Homework for this week is as follows:

Homework due back on Wednesday 12th October

English: Complete the Spelling, grammar and punctuation questions. Use the glossary to help you.

Maths: To support our work on mental addition please complete the activities on Mathletics. Well done to everyone who completed the activities last week, please let me know if you are having any trouble accessing the site.

Spellings: Adverbs where the ending of the root word changes before adding ly.
• happily
• hungrily
• angrily
• easily
• crazily

• simply
• gently
• humbly
• nobly
• horribly

• basically
• frantically
• dramatically
• historically
• athletically

See you next week.

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Homework 23rd September

Another week has sped by and once again I am thrilled at the quality of your work. A big well done to all of you. I was especially pleased to be able to give out a handwriting pen in Golden Assembly, hopefully it won’t be long before I can give more away.

Homework this week:

In English we have finished Fantastic Mr Fox. Please complete a book review and give evidence from the text to support your opinions.If you are in Mrs. Parmar’s English Group, choose your favourite book to write about.

Maths sheets are revision of skills we have worked on this week involving Place Value. Please see the links on the maths page that can take you to some fun games too.

Spellings this week all have suffixes. Look at the pattern of doubling the last letter of the root word before adding the suffix.





·         bigger

·         hugged

·         sitting

·         fatter

·         running






·         hopping

·         jogging

·         grabbed

·         dropped

·         shopper





·         beginning

·         forgetting

·         forgotten

·         preferred

·         traveller



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Welcome Back

Hi everyone,

You have all settled back into school life really well after our long summer break.   I am so proud of the way you have all knuckled down and got on with all your work, especially the Year 3 children, as moving to KS2 can feel like a big change.

I have sent out your Mathletics passwords and usernames in your homework books this week. If you find yourself with a spare 5 minutes, why not have a look at the games and maths practise on offer. Remember, always share what you are doing online with an adult and tell them if you see or hear anything unusual.

Homework due back on Wednesday 21st September

For homework this week, please decorate the first page of your homework book.  The page should include information about you, hobbies, family, and pets etc. Try to surprise me! If you want to stick in pictures you are welcome to do so.

You also have a profile sheet to complete with your parents’ help.  These are a valuable resource to ensure we work well as a team.

Spellings are slightly different this year. All children will be given 15 words. Everyone must learn the first 5 words. All children should learn the first 10 words and if you want a challenge, you could learn all 15 words.  Children will be awarded 1 housepoint for getting all of the spellings they attempt correct and an extra housepoint if they try to learn all 15. Spellings are taken from the Y3/4 spelling list.





·         Said

·         Some

·         Like

·         Children

·         People






·         Could

·         Want

·         Who

·         Everyone

·         Something





·         Laughed

·         Different

·         Friend

·         Please

·         Station

Finally, please read to an adult at least 3 times each week and record this in your reading diary.


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Homework due back 25-11-15

Wow, another great week, you are working really well and I have loved reading your stories, some great description using adverbs, well done! I hope you have enjoyed learning about 2d and 3d shapes this week.  Try describing the shapes to your family using mathematical language.

Your homework this week is:

English – Underline the adverbs, read the information to remind yourself what an adverb does.

Maths – Colour the shapes to match the properties.

Spellings this week look at words with the suffix ‘ly’ to make an adverb and shape words.

Prepare your Horrid Henry outfit, remember this could just be your normal home clothes or school uniform if you prefer!

Finally, please read to an adult at least 3 times each week and record this in your reading diary.

Spellings this week are:

Group 1                        Both   groups                      Group 2


Sadly                                                                         Safely
Kindly                                                                       Brightly
Quietly                                                                     Comically
Finally                                                                      Accidentally 
Usually                                                                     Sincerely
Cleverly                                                                    Completely
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Homework, due back on Wednesday 11th November.

Another fast week, well done Horse Chestnuts, you are all working really hard.  It was great to be able to tell your parents what superstars you all are!  Here is this week’s homework, and remember, if you are stuck with anything or you have a question; don’t hesitate to ask.

English: Write an acrostic poem about Horrid Henry. Think about his personality, appearance, friends and enemies! Remember to choose the best words you can.

Maths :Division sheets using multiplication. Play the division games with a parent or friend.  Remember, you shouldn’t need to go through your tables from 1 X your recall should be super quick! could be useful.  I have also given you your Mathletics passwords, there are lots of exciting games and songs which will help you learn your tables.

Spellings this week look at words with the suffix ‘ing’ and high frequency words.

Finally, please read to an adult at least 3 times each week and record this in your reading diary.

Spelling lists:

Group 1: Hopping, jogging shopping, grabbing,dropping, beginning, forgetting, Horrid, Perfect and Trousers

Group 2: Preferring, travelling, cancelling, occurring, committing, forbidding, regretting, Horrid, Perfect, Trousers

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