Good morning Chestnut Class!
I hope you had a lovely weekend! I spent some time walking and went out on a bike ride. I also enjoyed some time doing jobs in the garden.
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 22nd June.
It’s really great to get moving in the mornings so that you feel ready to learn and able to concentrate.
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.
Today I would like you to be the teacher! Here are some sentences which have some spelling mistakes in them. Many of them are the key words we have been learning.
Correct the mistakes and write the sentences in your English book. Remember to join your writing and to use pen!
- Peter sed he has had enuff now.
- The dentist asked me a questshun while he looked at my teeth.
- The nurse delivered an inportant message.
- I was out of breaf when I ran up the hill.
- The bowler caurt the ball.
- I herd you had won the competition!
- It was achually my turn next.
- Mum didn’t notiss that I had sneaked upstairs.
- We are going swimming in cwarter of an hour.
- The pirate buried the treasure on the desert illand.
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. I have posted two mental maths activities below. 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!
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
Try some of the ideas in this Lockdown Reading Challenge which is below! Choose somewhere cosy and comfy to read!
History – Stone Henge
Yesterday was the longest day – the summer solstice. Find out more about Stone Henge, a special place in Ancient Britain. We still don’t fully understand how or why it was built but it has fascinated people for thousands of years.
A touch of nostalgia
Look through some old birthday cards with your child. Reread the messages and the poems. Which ones do you like best?
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 Friday’s riddle:
Riddle: What has one head, one foot and four legs?
Answer: A bed!
What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?
I’ll post the answer tomorrow!
You could send me some riddles if you like!