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Monday 4th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed a relaxing time with your family. Did you go out for some exercise in your local area?


I have enjoyed reading your animal reports. If you had not had a chance, please send it to me and I can share it for our class friends to see.

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



This week’s writing project



Complete this task in your purple writing book or on plain paper or type it if you prefer.



This week, I would like you to plan and present a meal for a Home School Café!  This is a week-long project so you can spread the tasks out for when it is easiest for you and the family.


This will involve some different activities throughout the week:


  • Read some recipe books or look online to find a starter, main course and dessert you would love to serve at your café! Choose your recipes.  You could make a list of the ingredients to check what you need and to see what you have in the cupboards.


  • Design, write and illustrate a set menu with these three courses. Describe each course to the diner, explaining what is in the dish.


  • If you can, choose one of the recipes and with an adult, help to cook it for your family. Hopefully, you will be able to measure out some of the ingredients using scales, to link in with our maths.  If you are not able to do this, choose a recipe and read it carefully.


  • Then, first write a draft of the recipe, using your own instructions as much as possible. We know that shopping is tricky at the moment, but hopefully you can find a recipe with simple ingredients – e.g. biscuits, toad in the hole, pasta with sauce, pancakes, soup, etc. It can be as simple or elaborate as you are able to make. Take a photo of the finished meal before you eat it!


  • Finally, write out the recipe with the ingredients and instructions step by step. You can do this in your writing book, or on plain paper, or you can use a computer to write and illustrate it. You could illustrate your recipe with drawings showing each step, or pictures of the finished product. It’s up to you! 


  • Send the photo of your meal with your recipe to meal and we can create our Chestnut Class Cookery Lockdown Compendium!





Maths – solutions for Friday


How did you get on with your times tables challenge? Here are the answers!





Monday Maths

This week we are going to learn about measuring.

Today we will look at capacity, measuring liquid. You will need a measuring jug to complete this.





  1. Draw a table like this in your maths book.
  2. Have a look at a can of fizzy drink, a standard can of cola, for example. This contains 330ml of liquid and is an easily recognisable amount of liquid.
  3. Now find between 5 and 10 other containers in the kitchen. This could be a mug, cup, egg cup, vase, bowl, jug etc. Be careful not to drop any of the best china!
  4. Look at each container. First estimate how much liquid it can contain and write this down. 
  5. Then fill this container with water and then pour the water into your measuring jug. Write down the actual amount of liquid it held.
  6. If you can, find the difference between your estimate and the actual capacity and write this in the final column.


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. 

Have a look at Week 3.  This week the focus is on money for year 3 and multiply and dividing for year 4.




Our topic in Science this month is Flowering Plants.

Today, find out about the key parts of a flowering plant. This is revision from KS1.


To start off with this, follow the link below to the BBC bitesize page about plants.  Watch the video clip and read the information.  There is a very easy activity to do on the page too!  Also, if you can, read the PowerPoint below explaining more about parts of the plant.



In your writing book, draw a diagram of a typical plant (like the one on the activity) and label the four main parts: roots, stem, leaf, flower, and explain what each of these parts do.  Roots have two functions!  Try to use words like 'nutrients' and 'photosynthesis' in your explanations.




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?


Draw with Rob!

Rob Biddulph is an artist and illustrator for children’s books. In this link, he has some charming clips to show you how to draw characters such as the Gregosaurus, Fred Bear, Sonic the Hedgehog and lots of others. Why not improve your drawing skills and have some fun too!


Time to talk

Find out which animals are your family members’ favourites and why. Have a family debate about whether zoos should exist? Discuss whether they agree/disagree and why? Do your family members have a different opinion to them? Why not debate whether animals should be kept as pets?



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 2.
  • 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.

Here is a new tables game you might like to try! It’s called Penguin Jump.



And to finish: Here is the answer to Friday’s riddle:

Riddle:    Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?


Answer:     The daughters all have the same brother!


Monday’s riddle:

What goes up but never comes back down?


I will post the answer on Tuesday


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