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Thursday 21st May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday?  


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.


Academic Time



Here are the answers to Wednesday’s English



  1. “What’s for dinner dad?” Jacinta asked her dad.
  2. The witch looked at her sisters and asked, “When will we three meet again?”
  3. The mouse looked at the fox and quivered, “Please don’t eat me.”
  4. “I’m stuck,” declared Sam as he held up his hands. “Can you help me please?”
  5. “John, can you hold this?” asked Joanna.
  6. “Off with her head!” shouted the Queen of Hearts.
  7. The policeman asked, “Can I see your licence please?”



Thursday’s English


Today, some more punctuation:


We are going to continue to work on using apostrophes to contract two words. Remember we have learned this in class.


Can + not = can’t      do + not = don’t                   but…. Will + not = won’t!


Think carefully about where to put the apostrophe – you sometimes see this….. does’nt….. which is incorrect – the apostrophe replaces a missing letter – not = n’t


Rewrite these in your books using the correct contraction.


1. I am having school dinners today.

2. I do not want to play that game.

3. I will help you.

4. She did not like my cake.

5. There is not any butter left.

6. We cannot find it anywhere!

7. You should not go in there!

8. I was not able to go to her party.

9. You are too late.

10. I could not help it!

11. They have got a large house with a swimming pool

12. If you leave, there will not be enough people to play.

13. You should have saved your birthday money, instead of wasting it.

14. I would not have taken it.


Be careful with the last two….. do not use of!





Wednesday’s Maths - I am posting the solutions in a document below.


Thursday’s Maths


Here is a new times tables game you might like to try online:



Today we are going to do some quick mental maths!

I am posting these as a photo and as a pdf below. They are to be done mentally, so do not need a lot of written working out.

Let me know how you get on! I will post the answers tomorrow.







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.



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?


Do you like looking at maps? Ask your parents if you can have a road map or an OS map of our local areas. Can you find a village or town for every letter of the alphabet?

A – Aylsham      B – Belaugh               C – Cromer…..


Why not try some origami?

You can use scrap paper or even newspaper…. This website could get you started.



Musical Movie Time - Allow your child to choose an age-appropriate musical to watch. Andrew Lloyd Webber is now posting filmed versions of his shows on his Youtube channel The Shows Must Go On! Each week! Discuss the story behind the musical and ask your child to step into the shoes of different characters and imagine how they are feeling. Which is your child’s favourite song from the film/show and why? Can they create a billboard poster advertising the show? Or perhaps design a ticket?



 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 5.
  • 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: Here is the answer to Wednesday’s riddle:


Riddle:    What’s black and white and blue?

Answer:    A sad zebra!


Thursday’s riddle:

There's a bungalow where everything is yellow. The walls are yellow. The doors are yellow. Even all the furniture is yellow. The house has yellow beds and yellow couches. What colour are the stairs?


I will post the answer on Friday.


Thursday Maths as PDFs

Thursday Maths

Thursday Maths 1 Level 1
Thursday Maths 2 Level 2

Emoji Maths with solutions

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