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Welcome to Chinchillas!.

Mrs Jewell and Miss Begum are our class teachers.

They will be supported by Mrs Robertson and Mrs Hill who will work across Year 4.



On this page you will find notices, photographs and great pieces of work we feel should be celebrated with all who visit our class page!




Pyjama Day!

During our hook day we enjoyed creating snowflakes to decorate our classroom, opening gifts to give clues towards our new class book and drank hot chocolate alongside creating some detailed art work....all in our pyjamas!!


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Winter Wonderland!

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Our topic this half term will focus on Winter - Christmas, snow and studying books which incorporate the awe and wonder of Christmas!  


 In Science we will be looking at


We will learn about how circuits are made and then create our own circuits linking with our DT work.   

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In Guided Reading we will be reading the book

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

by C.S.Lewis



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What predictions can you make about this book from the cover?




This term we are beginning with studying the book

'The Polar Express'.

We will be using writing techniques from this book and our Guided Reading book to write our own stories for Year 2 children.


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We will begin this term by looking at 'quick tricks' to help with some of the higher times tables. We will then recap multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. After this we move into our first fraction unit of the year.


To help at home, please continue to work on times tables along with the corresponding division facts. Try to use 'Times Table Rockstars' as often as possible to increase speed and accuracy on the computer.


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Useful Information


- PE Kit

Chinchillas will need to ensure that their PE kits are in school on Mondays and Fridays.  Please ensure that items of clothing are clearly labelled.




Times Table sheets will be sent home every Monday to support practice at home. Times Tables tests will take place on Fridays.


Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.


Topic homework will be sent home in the style of a grid to be completed across the half term with the intention that each child aims to achieve at least 30 points for the half term.




Children have access to the library and an accelerated reader book which needs to be into school every day to use in allocated reading time.  Learning journals have also been issued so children can record the books they are reading as well as offering space for comments to be made when reading occurs at home.  These too should be in school, on the children's tables each day.

We encourage all children to read as much as possible and encourage them to achieve 100% in the quizzes completed based upon the books.