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Monday 8th June

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 8th June.


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




Spellings – every day this week!


Are you remembering to practise your spellings every day? Ask an adult to test you on 10-15 of the key Year 3 and 4 words each day this week. I wonder how many you know off by heart.



Monday English


This week, we are going to write a story. We are going to organise and write the story over the week, with some thinking time, planning and then writing and checking.

The title of your story this week is….


“The Troll”






Today, you have 2 tasks to complete.


Write a description of the troll. Describe him physically and describe what he is like. Write a paragraph for each part. Try to use as much description as you can.


 Improve these sentences:


The troll put his hand on the house.

He had a big nose and yellow teeth.

He was covered in grass.

The troll held a boat.


You can use adjectives and adverbs to add more description. You can change the verbs to make each sentence more dramatic and add another clause to include more detail.  You can add “which” to give more information.





Monday Maths


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





Monday Maths


For your maths today, I would like you to work on your mental skills. Answers the  questions on the Maths Salamander sheets below  in your head as quickly as you can. You can write the answers in your maths book.

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!



More Maths…..


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.



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?


What do you think…?

Obstacle Course - find any toy transport (cars, trains, etc) you may have at home, and then you can design an obstacle course for your vehicle to travel around. This could be on a track or floor involving ramps inside or in the garden. Another idea - get each family member to make a paper aeroplane and throw each one in turn and see whose travels the furthest.   Measure the lengths of the distance travelled and record these on a bar chart.


Time to Read

Ask an adult to log in to the Oxford Owls Reading page.

Choose a free E-book to read on the Oxford Owls Page. There is a large selection to choose from. Read with an adult or by yourself. Choose somewhere cosy and comfy to read!



Art Challenge

We made Matisse collages in class last week, based on the work of art called La Gerbe or The Sheaf.

Can you make a collage or draw a picture using similar shapes?







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 7.
  • 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 88 keys but cannot open a single door?

Answer:      A piano!


Monday’s riddle:


What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?


I’ll post the answer tomorrow!


You could send me some riddles if you like!




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