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Friday 15th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? I am looking forward to reading your stories – do send them in when they are finished! I have had a few sneak previews already!


Don’t forget, you can email me with any questions, or to share work with us. You can also share any other interesting activities you have been doing, especially if you have been learning new skills.


Here is your Home Learning for Friday.


Active Time

It’s really great to get moving in the mornings so that you feel ready to learn and able to concentrate. Remember – all kinds of exercise are great – trampoline, running, playing it with your brothers or sisters - or the different suggestions at the bottom of this page.


Academic Time


Friday English


Story writing

Today, I would like you to finish your Being Big story.


Today I would like you to continue writing the end part of your story.  There are lots of different ways you can end your story.


  • Use a cliffhanger – wait till the final moment to know how things turn out.
  • Have a twist – the reader thought they knew how things would turn out, but suddenly something changed!
  • Leave it unsure – the reader can’t tell what happened! A mystery!
  • Is it going to be a happy or a sad ending?


Remember not to wrap up the story too quicky.

Avoid the “It was all a dream!” idea!


You could draft it first and then proofread it with an adult before writing it in best.


Top tips!

Remember to try to join your writing.

Remember punctuation!

Remember to use lots of adjectives and adverbs to add detail.

Describe the characters and setting (place) carefully.








The answers for Thursday’s maths are posted in the link below.



Friday Maths

Complete these in your green maths book.


On Fridays, in class, we do a times tables test! Let’s see if you can do one at home.

Parents: the children are very familiar with this routine. This is how it works:

  1. Copy the grid into your Maths book, using a ruler and one digit per box. The children choose how many rows to try. It’s a minimum of 5 rows, with an extra one or two for more challenge.
  2. Set timer to give a maximum of 5 minutes. Start the timer!
  3. The children mentally work out each answer and write it in the box.
  4. We mark it together and the children give themselves a score out of 50 or 60 or 70.


Here is this week’s Times Table Challenge! I will provide the answers tomorrow.






More Maths…..


Twinkl has a massive range of maths worksheets available if you wish to supplement the daily class maths.


The White Rose website has stopped providing free worksheets for children, though you can still access the video clips for free.




Science Task

Flowering plants

Complete your Thursday flower diagram if you had not had time yet.




Optional Creative time:


Keeping up to date:

Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. Talk to your family about the stories which are on today. What do you think?




Try some of these suggestions while you are reading today!

Or tomorrow!


Spanish hopscotch

Ask an adult. If you have some chalk, draw out a hopscotch game on the patio or path or pavement. Now, can you play it using the numbers in Spanish?



Everyday learning:


Active Time

Choose a physical activity that you will enjoy.

This might be:


  • You can find Pav’s work out activities! You can find his workouts in the resources section. Have a look at Week 4.
  • PE with Joe! (Joe Wicks’ daily workout on YouTube)
  • Set up your own carousel – you could include running, jumping, kangaroo hops, mummy kicks, star jumps. Do 30 seconds of each in rotation, then repeat two or three times.
  • How many laps of your garden can you run in 10 minutes? Can you continue without walking? If that is hard work, you could run one lap, and then walk one lap.



Reading: Aim for at least one of these each day.


  • Read independently – this could be your own book or a book from the Bug Club books which also have activities to complete – comprehension questions and little quizzes.
  • Twinkl and Oxford Owls also have a selection of eBooks you can read online, and you can also visit the Norfolk library service and "borrow" online books. 
  • Read to an adult or older sibling. Talk about your book and what you are enjoying. Can you read with really good expression and intonation? Can you use voices for the different characters?
  • You can also read magazines, comics or newspapers – ask your parents for ideas of what else you could read. How about a recipe book, machine manual or instruction booklet?
  • Remember to explore new vocabulary when you read. Can you look in a dictionary to find out what new words mean?
  • Remember, you can keep a reading record at the back of your writing book if you like.


Spellings: aim for 10 minutes a day.

Practise some of the spelling words you need to learn.

Start with the Year one / two words and find out which ones you still need to learn. You can tick the ones you can spell off by heart. If you are confident with all of these, you can begin learning the Year 3 and 4 words.


Pick 4 or 5 a day and use LOOK-SAY-COVER-WRITE-CHECK to practise each one. 


Times tables: aim for 10 minutes a day.


2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s for Year 3. 

Year 4 – Your goal is to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12.

Write out the table you are learning from memory. Then ask an adult to muddle them up. Ask them to test you.

You can also play Hit the Button online, which is an easy and fun way to practise tables.


And to finish: a riddle!


Answer to Thursday’s riddle:


Riddle:   Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?

Answer:  A map!


Here is Friday’s  riddle!

Riddle: What has a bottom at the top?


I will post the answer on Monday.

Answers for Thursday's maths

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