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Thursday 14th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? I am looking forward to reading your stories – do send them in when they are finished!


Thank you for your Bake Off entries – you can see our efforts in the Gallery. 


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.


Active Time

It’s really great to get moving in the mornings so that you feel ready to learn and able to concentrate. Remember – all kinds of exercise are great – trampoline, running, playing it with your brothers or sisters - or the different suggestions at the bottom of this page.



Academic Time


Thursday English


Story writing

Over the next few days, I would like you to write a story based on a theme. The title of the story is “Being Big”.



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 try to join your writing.

Remember punctuation!

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

Describe the characters and setting (place) carefully.





Here are the answers for Wednesday’s maths:


 1.  20 – 1,2,4,5,10,20         

2.  25  - 1,5,25

3.  18  - 1,2,3,6,9,18 

4.  16 – 1,2,4,8,16

5.  24  - 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24

6.  35  - 1,5,7,35

7.  48  - 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24,48

8.  100 – 1,2,4,5,20,25,50,100



Thursday Maths

In your green maths book:


 I would like you to work on times tables facts today. The expectation is that Year 3s should know 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables by the end of the year. Year 4s should know ALL their tables up to 12x12.

At the bottom of the page, I have posted two pages. You can try either or both.

Let me know how you get on!



More Maths…..


Twinkl has a massive range of maths worksheets available if you wish to supplement the daily class maths.


The White Rose website has stopped providing free worksheets for children, though you can still access the video clips for free.



Science Task

Flowering plants



Today we are continuing to learn about the functions of a flower and the parts of a flower and what they do.

Have a look and a read of the PowerPoint below again and the clips here to find out more.

Now we are going to draw a detailed diagram, showing the parts of a flower. Complete this in your writing book if you do not have a piece of plain paper. I have included another diagram as a document at the bottom of the page.

If you want more of a challenge, put the label lines on after you have drawn the flower, then try to put the names of the parts on from memory.








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?


Drawing / Reading

Draw a picture of a character in the book you are reading at the moment. Describe the character as carefully as you can.


Spanish hopscotch

Ask an adult. If you have some chalk, draw out a hopscotch game on the patio or path or pavement. Now, can you play it using the numbers in Spanish?


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 4.
  • 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.



And to finish: a riddle!

Answer to Wednesday’s riddle:

Riddle:  David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

Answer: David!


Here is Thursday’s riddle!

 Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?


I will post the answer on Friday.

Thursday Maths - times tables

Thursday Maths - times tables 1 Level 1
Thursday Maths - times tables 2 Level 2

Thursday Maths

Parts of a flower diagram

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