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Good morning Chestnut Class!


Welcome back to Chestnut Home School. I hope you had a good weekend and enjoy some nice family time.

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.


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 Writing Activity

Complete this task in your purple writing book on a piece of plain paper or on a computer if you prefer.

For the next few  days, I would like you to research, draft, write and illustrate a leaflet about an animal you like. This could be a pet or a wild animal from anywhere in the world.


In the resources section, and below, I am providing information about how to present your leaflet.



  • Choose your animal.
  • Use the Internet or books you have at home to research the animal. Find out about: appearance; habitat; food and how it finds food; special features or characteristics.
  • Make notes about these headings. You could make a list for each heading or organise your notes in boxes – a box for each heading.
  • Make sure you try to use lots of precise vocabulary to describe your animal.
  • Here are  examples of what your page might look like by the end of this week. 












Friday Tables Challenge Answers






Monday Maths


Today we are going to work on statistics /data.


Please have a look at the questions in the PDF folder below. The focus is on bar charts.

You can open it on the screen and then answer the questions in your green maths book or print them off if you are able to.

Aim to complete at least two sets of questions.

The answers are on the last page to self-mark for when you have finished, but I would love to see your work and check it too!


More Maths…..

The White Rose website provides daily lessons with videos explain an element of maths.

There are different lessons for year 3 and year 4. 

This week the focus is on fractions, decimals and problem solving.





Begin to draw or practise drawing the animal you are writing about. You could draw the whole animal, but could also draw a close up of its face / head. Perhaps you could draw its habitat.


Everyday learning:


Active Time

Choose a physical activity that you will enjoy.

This might be:

  • Pav has set you a squats challenge. Start with 15 and try to increase the amount you can do by 5 each day. He also shows you how you can make it easier or harder.

You can find Pav’s work out activities! You can find his workouts in the resources section. Have a look at Week 1.

  • 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.

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.


And to finish: A Riddle….

Did you get the answer for Friday

Riddle:   I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

Answer: Seven!

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