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Monday 18th May

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.


Here is your Home Learning for Monday 18th May.


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


Monday English


This week we are going to have a punctuation focus.


Today, we are looking at the possessive apostrophe.


When something belongs to someone or something, we use an apostrophe to show this.


Jane’s book

The boy’s hat

The dog’s bone


When it is more than one person or thing, we move the apostrophe to after the s, like this:


The two young girls’ friend…

The rabbits’ warren

The cars’ engines


So, please write out these sentences in your writing book, using the apostrophe in the correct place. Aim for neat writing which is clear and joined! Remember to put a date and a title!


  1. I gave Pauls book to the teacher.
  2. I waved to my friends children when I saw them walking along.
  3. I always visit my mums house when I have time.
  4. The three boys shoes were very muddy.
  5. My familys favourite game is Monopoly
  6. The horses tails needed a good brush.
  7. My sisters hair is much darker than mine.





Monday Maths


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





Monday Maths

Today we are going to practise halving numbers. Halving is the same as dividing by 2.




1) Find half of these numbers:


a) 16                                 b) 20                                c) 18

d) 30                                e) 40                                f) 50


2) Use partitioning to find half of these numbers.  The first has been done for you, as an example:


24 = 20 + 4

Half of 20 = 10

Half of 4 = 2 

So 10 + 2 = 12



a)  24                               b) 42                                c) 26


 d) 32                              e) 46                                 f) 52                       g) 128                             h) 246


Extra challenge:

i)  326              j) 422       k) 674      l) 322       m) 946            


If you would like more of a challenge, ask and adult to make you a list of some more even numbers to halve. You could go into hundreds or thousands.



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.



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 activities to vary your reading. Who could you read to on the phone or video – grandparents, aunts or uncles, grown up siblings?



Something crafty and different…..

One of the things I used to love when I was a child was flower pressing. I’m really enjoying finding different flowers in my garden and am looking forward to seeing what they look like once they’re pressed. Once you’ve finished the drawing and labelling plants activity, you could give this a go too- it’s really easy! Make sure you check with your parents that you can pick the flowers from the garden.





There are several ways of flower pressing, but the easiest way is to put the flowers in between pieces of newspaper, or parchment paper, and squash them between the pages of a thick book.


If you’re still not sure, here is a short video to explain how to do it.


You could use yours to stick on a bookmark, to decorate a birthday or thank you card, or to add to your diary.  






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: Here is the answer to Friday’s riddle:


Riddle: What has a bottom at the top?

Answer:    Your legs!


Monday’s riddle:

What is always in front of you but can't be seen?



I will post the answer on Tuesday.


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