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Friday 26th June

Good morning Chestnut Class!


It’s Friday already! I hope you have had a good week at home school.

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.


Remember your Science / Craft Garden project?

If you haven't started a garden model, you could make that one of your Friday learning activities.


Here is one approach….




Here is your Home Learning for Friday 26th June.

Active Time

It’s really great to get moving in the mornings so that you feel ready to learn and able to concentrate.


Academic Time




Spellings – Remember to practise for 10 minutes today at least.


Practise the key Year 3 and 4 words that you still find difficult each day this week.  


Friday English

We are focussing on spelling and reading today.


1. Here is something different for Friday. This spelling game tests the key year 3 and 4 words! How many can you get right?


2. Spelling game number 2! This one practises double letters and changing y to i. Adults….. I apologise in advance for the noises!


3. Have a long reading session in the garden if it’s sunny, or build an indoor reading den if it’s raining! Let me know what you are reading at the moment!


4. If you would like an additional writing suggestion today, why not write a letter or card to a family member who lives in  another part of the country?



Parents and Carers: here is a great site which may give you some good ideas for choosing books and encouraging reading at home.





Thursday answers

1. Maths starts at 10.30 and lasts for 45 minutes.  At what time does Maths finish?  11.15am

2. Science lasts for 50 minutes and ends at 3.30.  At what time does Science start? 2.40pm

3. Year 4 have a 25 minute Maths lesson every day.  In one week at school how long will Year 4 have spent in Maths?  Answer in hours and minutes. 2 hours 5 mins

4. Class 3 needs to get to the museum at 11.30.  It is a 15 minute walk from school to the museum.  At which time must Class 3 leave school if they are to arrive at the museum at exactly 11.30? 11.15am

5. Adrian spent 1/2 hours visiting 6 friends.  He spent exactly the same amount of time at each friend’s house.  How long did Adrian spend at each friend’s house?  3 hours

6. Paul caught a train to Liverpool at 1.25 pm.  The journey lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.  At what time did Paul arrive in Liverpool? 3.40pm


Today’s Maths

Complete these in your 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 on Monday.




Times tables

Here is a link to a times table check activity – remember that by the end of year 4, you should know all your tables by heart up to 12 x 12


More Maths…..


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.



Some more choices…..


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?


Art activity

This is a link on Facebook to a page with lots of great art activities to try. You will need to look at it with an adult. Choose a good idea to try together.


ICT Time

Spend some time experimenting with Scratch online. Have you tried the Make it Fly tutorial yet?


50 Things to do before you are 11 ¾

A great list of outdoor activities to try!

Always check with an adult when you try these activities. 






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 9.
  • 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:


And to finish: Here is the answer to yesterday’s riddle:


Riddle:          If everybody bought a white car, what would we have?


Answer:        A white carnation!

Today’s  riddle:


 If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it.


I’ll post the answer on Monday!


You could send me some riddles if you like!



We will be welcoming back more pupils returning to school from Monday 29th June with 2 bubbles of Year 1 and Year 5.............We will now have 45% of our pupils back in school but have run out of rooms and staff!.............The school continues to remain open as usual to vulnerable children and children of key workers in Years 2-4 (places are limited) - to book a place please contact the school office via or use the contact form on this website .............Take a look at our Noticeboard to see the activities the children in school have been getting up to.....................Please see the class pages on this website for home based learning activities each day...........................Would you like to work at Millfield? ...Check out our vacancies in the 'About Us' section...........