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Monday 15th June

Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a lovely weekend!


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?


Here is one approach….




Here is your Home Learning for Monday 15th 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.


Are you remembering to practise your spellings? Ask an adult to test you on 10-15 of the key Year 3 and 4 words each day this week. I wonder how many you know off by heart.



Monday English


Information Writing / Non-Chronological Reports


This week, we are working on information writing. We are going to focus on sports or other hobbies and going read and write about a sport or hobby we enjoy.


If I was writing my own leaflet, I would probably choose running or outdoor swimming, but you could choose a sport like football, tennis, horse riding or a hobby like playing chess or making models.


Today, we are going to read some examples of this kind of non-fiction writing, and complete some comprehension work.


 Below, I have included some reading texts. Choose at least 2. There are varying levels of difficulty. Your adult can help you choose a suitable level.  


Read the report and then in your English book, write down the answers carefully.  Your parents can help you check your answers when you have finished.


 After you have completed your comprehension for these two reports, choose one of them. Write a paragraph or some bullet points to summarise what you have learned about the sport or hobby.




Monday Maths


Here are the answers to Friday’s times table challenge. How did you get on?






Monday Mental Maths


For your maths today, I would like you to work on your mental skills. Answers these questions in your head as quickly as you can. Then check them with an adult and talk about any areas you do not understand. The adult could ask you some similar questions for further practice.  


There are two levels to choose from.


Adults! Spoiler alert… the answers are on the second page of the PDF! Don’t let your student see them until he or she has finished!



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?


Time to Read

Ask an adult to log in to the Oxford Owls Reading page.

Choose a free E-book to read on the Oxford Owls Page. There is a large selection to choose from. Read with an adult or by yourself. Choose somewhere cosy and comfy to read!


 Visit Norwich Castle Museum!

This is a lovely resource to try. We can’t visit the museum at the moment, but this online Google tour allows you to explore the different parts of the museum.  Each page introduces you to a different room. If you haven’t visited this resource yet, I highly recommend it!+

I have included a link to the activity below.


A little more Spanish

Brush up on how we talk about family and pets in Spanish. Watch the video clips, read the lesson underneath, then draw some of the animals and people and write the Spanish and English words underneath each drawing. Further down the page, there are also some quiz activities to try.


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 8.
  • 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 Friday’s riddle:


Riddle:    Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday and Sunday?


Answer:       Yesterday, today, tomorrow.


Monday’s riddle:

If a brother, his sister and their dog weren’t under the umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?


I’ll post the answer tomorrow!


You could send me some riddles if you like!




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