Puller Chestnut class page
Welcome to Chestnut
Class Teachers - Mrs Campbell & Mrs Stevens
Support Staff - Mrs Phillips & Mrs Bradshaw
Summer Term 1
Stories with humour
Using David Walliams' Billionaire Boy and Mr Stink, we will investigate, read and write humorous stories. Chestnut, will exercise their imagination and develop rounded characters as they explore their own humorous style as they investigate the distinctive style of other authors. They will investigate dialogue and structure, and organise paragraphs appropriately.
Persuasive Writing - Advertising
Chestnut will explore the power of persuasion in advertising. Pupils will play with language, create adverts and promote healthy habits.
Mathematics - Year 3
Mathematics - Year 3
Mathematics - Year 4
Mathematics - Year 4
We will be working scientifically, learning about animals including humans. We will be investigating the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in human. Chestnut, will identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. They will explore a variety of food chains, identifying produces, predators and prey.
This half term we will be learning about:
the story of Guru Nanak,
the importance of Gurdwara to Sikhs,
the formation of The Khalsa and what it teaches us about Sikhism,
to explain what the 5K's are and their importance,
to understand the importance of Bhadavad Gita in Sikhism and Hinduism.
LOCAL HISTORY: Why should we preserve our locality?
The children will investigate our local area High Cross and Ware to consider which buildings are of significance and should be preserved. They will conduct their own research, using sources including recommended websites, history books, street directories and census returns.
Highlights of the term
13th May 2021 - History
History, we visited Sutes Farm to learn about the listed farmhouse and barn as part of our unit on preserving buildings in our locality. We agreed it is important to preserve the buildings as the farmhouse is the oldest building in the village and the most inland moated farm in England. It would have been rude to visit a farm and not sit on a tractor, which all the children had an opportunity to do and loved! Thank you to Mr & Mrs Parkins for their hospitality.
10th May 2021 - P.E.
Chestnut, have not let the rain stop their learning this week. For P.E. we enjoyed playing dodgeball inside and the pupils were taught the five rules of dodgeball!
7th May 2021 - Music
It has been performance day for pupils in Chestnut class. They are forming quite the choir!
6th May 2021 - Science & Computing
Chestnut enjoyed using their IT skills to consolidate their learning in Science by using Purple Mash, exploring teeth and the human digestive system.
4th May 2021 - English
Chestnut have been finishing writing their own story, based on the story journey of Mr. Stink. They have focused on improving their first draft and taking onboard feedback to rewrite in their extended writing book. As you can see the results are amazing, I am very proud of everyone's focus on trying their best and producing great work! Next week, they will be able to take a copy home for you to enjoy their story too!
29th April 2021 - Science
We have been learning about the importance of our teeth. We explored if our teeth are all the same by using mirrors, then we investigated the different functions of our incisors, canines, pre-molars and molars and how we can feel the process from eating an apple. Finally, we discussed the importance of looking after our teeth.
28th April 2021 - Mathematics
Year 4 have started a new unit in Maths on money and learning how to round to the nearest pound or ten pence. Below, you can see we are all confident we need to round up.
27th April 2021 - History
We have been investigating why we should be preserving our locality by understanding what makes a building special, focussing on our own school building. We researched why it is called Puller Memorial and found out about Giles Puller and to the surprise of many, that our school has a working bell!
23rd April 2021 - Mathematics
Chestnut loves their Friday fun math session playing clock patience.
21st April 2021 - Mathematics
Year 3 are continuing their learning of fractions this week, by using fraction walls to compare fractions.
15th April 2021 - Science
Biology - Animals including humans.
Chestnut, were learning about the human digestive system. We explored this with an experiment representing out stomach, small intestine and large intestine.
Home learning expectations
Each week, every pupil is expected to read at least 4 times and have this recorded in their reading record, with 2 of them reading aloud t an adult.
Times Tables Rockstars
Pupils should be logging into TT Rockstars for at least 10 mins, 3 times a week.
Please note the expectations for pupils to be fluent by the end of the year are:
Year 3 - 1, 2,3,4,5,6 & 10
Year 4 - 1 - 12
Simply click on the picture below to log in:
Home learning book
The pupils will have their home learning book with various activities to complete during this term.
Reading for Pleasure
We will aim to read together everyday and will start with Zombierella by Joseph Coelho.
A yellow moon hangs in a satin sky the night Cinderella, barefoot and in hand-me-downs, slips at the top of the stairs … and dies. But not for long. The Shadow of Death arrives to breathe life back into her bones and, for three nights only, Cinderella goes forth as ZOMBIERELLA. With her skin as cold as ice and her faithful horse Lumpkin back by her side, can she seek revenge on her three cruel, fake sisters, once and for all?
Crawl out of the grave and step into your mushroom carriage for this haunting and humorous adventure of the undead girl searching for her happily ever after.