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Good morning Chestnut Class!


Welcome back to Chestnut Home School!  I’m looking forward to hearing about your Easter holidays!


It’s time to start back with home learning.

Here is your Home Learning for Motivated Monday!  



Active Time

Feel energised ready for your learning.

Choose a physical activity that you will enjoy. This might be:

  • Daily workouts with Joe Wicks (on YouTube)
  • You can try some of Pav’s work out activities! You can find his workouts in the resources section.
  • 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, then walk one lap.


Academic Time



Monday Writing task

Write a paragraph about something fun you did in the holiday. It could be a game you played, a film you watched, or simply an activity you did at home like cooking, gardening, craft or DIY with the family. Try to explain as much as you can. Did you learn something new? Why did you enjoy doing this so much? 

Just think, you are recording history! We have never experienced a situation like this in living memory.

You can email me a photo or write an email and send it. I would love to see what you have been doing!



Monday Maths

Today we are focussing on number patterns

The tasks are increasing in challenge – you can try all three or just one. 


Challenge 1: Practise counting forwards and backwards adding or subtracting 10 each time. Keep going! Start from a different number each time, like this:

13, 23, 33, 43, 53 ……..

125, 115, 105, 95……

Can you see any patterns?


Challenge 2:  Practise counting forwards and backwards adding or subtracting 20 each time. Keep going! Start from a different number each time, like this:

41, 61, 81….

192, 172, 152, ….

Can you see any patterns?


Challenge 3:  Practise counting forwards and backwards adding or subtracting 25 each time. Keep going! Start from a different number each time, like this:

43, 68, 93, 118…..

246, 221, 196…..

Can you see any patterns?


You can write some down in your maths book and send them to us.





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.



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

Practise your tables every day, even for a few minutes!


3s, 4s and 8s for Year 3. 

Year 4 - when you know these, concentrate on 6s and 9s next.

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.



Creative Time

This week, each day, create a piece of artwork entitled ‘Family’. This could be a drawing, a self-portrait, a sculpture or collage. Could you copy another artist's style or use your own? You could draw in a traditional style or try something more abstract.

You could use any materials you have at home: paint, crayons, felt tips, chalk, coloured pencils and so on. 



This weblink has some nice ideas to get started. You can also find it in this week's resources section.




And to finish: A Riddle for Motivated Monday:

Riddle: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?

I’ll give you the solution on Tuesday!


Have a good day! 


Ms L smiley

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