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Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a busy day yesterday, and enjoyed your learning activities.   


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 which is St George's Day. St George is the patron saint of England and he is famous for slaying a dragon.


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


Thursday Writing task

Complete this task in your purple writing book.


Today, we are going to have a spelling focus.


Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings. For example see and sea. These words sound the same but mean different things and are spelled differently. Today we are going to practise: there, their and they’re. 


Look at the poster below showing what each word means. There are also sentences to complete in a separate link.



Now, in your book, choose the correct word and write out the sentences in you most careful joined handwriting! The sentences are also saved as a PDF in the resources section. 


Thursday Reading


If you would like some extra reading today, you could complete one of the St George's Day Reading comprehensions which is below. You can also find it in the resources section.  You can take a photo of your answers or type them and email them to me.  




Thursday Maths


Wednesday answers: see link below.


Thursday Maths

Complete these in your green maths book.

Today we are multiplying and dividing by 10 or 100.


Remember how we do this.

When we multiply by 10, the digits move one place to the left and the number is 10 times bigger. When we multiply by 100, the digits move 2 places to the left and the number is 100 times bigger.

When we divide, you can do the opposite.


Divide by 10 – digits move one place to the right and the number is 10 times smaller.

Divide by 100 – digits move 2 places to the right and the number is 100 times smaller.


Have a look at the BBC clip below for extra examples.




There are questions at the bottom of the page and in the resources section.

Please work on the examples in your maths book. Choose which level you wish to try. Remember to use pencil and set your work out carefully using one digit per box as we do in class.



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 and decimals.



Thursday Geography


Can you write an A-M (i.e. the first 13 letters of the alphabet....unless you fancy doing a full A-Z!), writing the name of one country of the world for each letter? 


e.g. A = Angola

       B = Bulgaria 

       C = Croatia           (but obviously come up with your own....there are several for each of these letters!)

  etc down to M =                         


Do all the letters you can think of an example for first.  If you have any gaps, look at a world map to help you.  There is a link to an online one below.




Creative Time

Find out what music your family members enjoy. Do they like the same music? What is their favourite song? You could listen to different pieces of music together with your family. Do they like/dislike any particular types of music and why? Can you identify the instruments you can hear and describe how the music makes you feel? Why not listen to some of the classics your family recommends?  How many different types of music can you think of?


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 Wednesday?

Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?

 Answer: Your fingers!

Here is Thursday’s riddle:

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

I will post the solution tomorrow.



Wednesday Maths answers

Thursday Maths - multiplying and dividing by 10 or 100

Thursday Maths - multiplying and dividing by 10 or 100 1 Challenge 1
Thursday Maths - multiplying and dividing by 10 or 100 2 Challenge 2
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