Good morning Chestnut Class!
It’s Friday already! I hope you have had a good week at home school.
Here is your Home Learning for Friday 17th July.
It’s really great to get moving in the mornings so that you feel ready to learn and able to concentrate.
- Have a nice long reading session.
- You might be able to visit North Walsham library if this fits into the family’s plans for the day.
- Spend some time on the Bug Club reading or grammar activities.
- Practise spellings. Here is a nice game you could play if you like.
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:
- Draw out your own 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. Choose the tables you need to practise.
- Set timer to give a maximum of 5 minutes. Start the timer!
- The children mentally work out each answer and write it in the box.
- We mark it together and the children give themselves a score out of 50 or 60 or 70.
- This is your last tables test of the year…. Make it your finest!
Twinkl has a massive range of maths worksheets available if you wish to supplement the daily class maths.
Maths Salamander also has a host of activities to try, some of which you can do from a screen or print off.
The White Rose website has stopped providing free worksheets for children, though you can still access the video clips for free tutorials on a theme.
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.
- 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.
The Maths Factor is another good online game to practise tables: