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Thursday 11th June

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? How are you getting on with your story writing?


When you collected your new home school books, you will have seen that there is a new science / craft project for you to do this half term. You can create a miniature garden with real plants, paper, craft items, junk modelling,   construction kit – whatever you like! It’s time to get your creative and horticultural thinking caps on!


** Remember: if you have not been able to collect your new work books and project packs, you can collect these from school. There are a selection of English and Maths tasks to complete, as well as a new Science / Art / Craft project for you to complete at home.**


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 Thursday 11th 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


Wednesday English


Today I would like you to continue writing the middle part of your story.  There are lots of different ways you can build up your story. You might want to build up some tension and suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat…..


You could:

  • Use some short sharp sentences to shock the reader.
  • Add extra information to give more details to the reader.
  • Use ellipsis ……  (dot dot dot!) to build suspense
  • Describe how the character behaved to show how he or she felt (Her mouth was dry, his heart was beating like a clock)
  • Describe sights, sounds and feelings.
  • Use exciting verbs….  Crept instead of walked, peered instead of looked.
  • Choose great describing words – enormous, murky, rattling, shuffled, hopelessly. Show what’s really happening!



You could draft it first and then proofread it with an adult before writing it in best.


Top tips!

Remember to join your writing.

Remember punctuation!

Remember to use lots of adjectives and adverbs to add detail.

Describe the characters and setting (place) carefully.


“The Troll”




Spellings – every day this week!


Are you remembering to practise your spellings? 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.

If you are now really confident with the Year 3 and 4 words, let me know and I will send your adult some spelling work to extend your learning further.


Thursday Maths  


Here are the solutions for Wednesday


i) A 6cm by 4cm rectangle – area = 24 cm²

ii) A 3cm by 9cm rectangle - area = 27cm²

iii) A 5cm by 5cm square - area = 25 cm²


Next, don't draw for these ones!  Carry out the calculation necessary to solve it.  

What is the area of a rectangle measuring: 

iv)  14cm by 6cm - area = 84 cm²

v)  8cm by 39cm - area = 312 cm²

vi)  9cm by 38cm - area = 342 cm²


Today’s Maths

Let’s do some practice of dividing numbers today. I am going to remind you of the method we have used in class and then you can do some examples.

Adults: we use “chunking on a numberline”. Please support your child in using this method – they have used it in year 3 and 4 already.





Blue belt

Brown belt

Black belt

36 ÷ 3 =

57 ÷ 3 =

72 ÷ 6 =

45 ÷ 5 =

75 ÷ 5 =

125 ÷ 5 =

44  ÷ 4 =

56  ÷ 4 =

92  ÷ 4 =

28   ÷ 2 =

36  ÷ 2 =

186 ÷ 3 =

42  ÷ 3 =

63  ÷ 3 =

276 ÷ 6 =

60  ÷ 5 =

90  ÷ 5 =

488  ÷ 8 =



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.




Our Science theme this term is Flowering plants. Before half term, you identified parts of a plant and the parts of a flower. If you didn’t get time on Wednesday, we are going to have a look at how plants reproduce and make seeds to make new plants.


Start by watching this clip from BBC Bite size: 


Now read the PowerPoint reminding you about the parts of a flower and then explain about how flowers are pollinated. You may have seen insects like bees travelling stopping at flowers in your garden or in the park.

When you have done this, complete the sentences explaining how pollination occurs.




  1.  The flower _________ ‘s bright colours and fragrant scents attract an insect.
  2. The insect arrives on the flower to collect ______ . This is a sweet liquid which makes perfect insect food.
  3. As the insect is gathering the nectar, it rubs against the _____ which rub _____ onto the insect.
  4. When the insect gets hungry again, it gets attracted to another flower’s bright ______ and fragrant ________.
  5. As the insect feeds on the nectar in this new flower, the _____ stuck to the insect from the first flower rubs off onto the female parts of the second flower (the _______)
  6. Part of this pollen travels down the style and then into the _____.
  7. The tiny piece of pollen joins on to an _____ in the ovary. The plant has now been fertilized.
  8. The ovary of the flower turns into ______ which will then be ______ so that the new plants will be able to grow somewhere else.

Word Bank:  petal, stigma, nectar, pollen, scent, ovary, colours, anthers, fertilized, ovule, dispersed, seeds.


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?


Visit Norwich Castle Museum!

This is a lovely resource to try. We can’t visit the museum at the moment, but this online Google tour allows you to explore the different parts of the museum. It includes a tour of the Boudicca Room – The Ancient Room - which we visited last Autumn when we learned about the Romans and Celts. Each page introduces you to a different room.   



Why not try some of these games online to brush up on your Spanish vocabulary? We have learned about numbers, colours, animals, and time. But you could learn some new vocabulary with one of the other topics if you like!



Continue working on your Broads poster.


Produce an A4-sized poster to advertise the Broads!  Be sure to include on there: 

i) The names of at least 5 of the Broads or rivers here.  Perhaps you could show this on a map.

ii) Information about what you can DO on the Broads, i.e. why it is a good place to visit or holiday. 

iii) Information about why the Broads are a such a special place for wildlife.  

iv) Both writing and pictures!  Make it look good!


Something Wild!


It’s a little later but….30 Days Wild is all about taking a little bit of time every day to do something a little bit wild, so take the challenge from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and you might just find yourself feeling a little bit healthier, happier and wilder!
Things are a little different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to do something wild from home.


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 yesterday’s riddle:


Riddle:     Who can shave 25 times a day but still have a beard?


Answer:      A barber!


Today’s riddle:

A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for 3 days and rode out on Friday. How is this possible?


I’ll post the answer tomorrow!


You could send me some riddles if you like!


Visit Norwich Castle!

We will be welcoming back more pupils returning to school from Monday 29th June with 2 bubbles of Year 1 and Year 5.............We will now have 45% of our pupils back in school but have run out of rooms and staff!.............The school continues to remain open as usual to vulnerable children and children of key workers in Years 2-4 (places are limited) - to book a place please contact the school office via or use the contact form on this website .............Take a look at our Noticeboard to see the activities the children in school have been getting up to.....................Please see the class pages on this website for home based learning activities each day...........................Would you like to work at Millfield? ...Check out our vacancies in the 'About Us' section...........