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Year 4 Chestnut Class

Year 4 Chestnut Class

Year 4 Chestnut Class Key Information

Teacher: Miss Clare Dangerfield

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kirsty Taylor and Mrs Carolyn Waude

Weekly Spelling Test: Every other Friday

Times Tables Test: Every other Friday

PE Day: Thursday

Swimming Day: Tuesday

Brass Lesson Day: Wednesday


At Gamesley, we believe that reading is an essential part of learning. This term our class novels are: Beowulf and Operation Gadgetman!

In class, we encourage children to choose texts that will challenge and excite them. They can choose a chapter book from our class library or stage book from the school library.

At home, we expect children to read at least 5 times a week for around 20 minutes. In Year 4, children should be in charge of bringing in their own reading records and ensuring they are signed by a grown up. In school, children are in charge of changing their book. We encourage children to do this in the morning during registration time.


Our spellings are taught on a fortnightly cycle, with a spelling test on the last Friday.

Each week, our spellings will be posted on our Class Dojo page. Please ensure that children are practising them at home where possible!

Times Tables

In school, we teach timetables using RekenRek101 which not only focuses on recall but also on patterns and making links between the different timetables.

We focus on a specific timetable for at least 2 weeks. During the 2 weeks, children will complete Step 1, 2 and 3 of the program, and will have mini assessments which will help determine when to move onto the next timetable.

Each week, times tables we are learning will be posted on our Class Dojo page. To help consolidate the learning we are doing in school, please continue practising the timetables at home through Time Tables Rockstar or any other method you would like.

Home Learning

Children are now able to take their Chromebook home to support them with their home learning. If you haven’t already, please complete a permission letter and return to school as soon as possible.

Children are encouraged to access a range of learning websites, such as:


Doodle Maths

Times Tables Rockstars