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Thursday 7th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? I have begun to receive some messages with menus and recipes and I must say, you all have some delicious ideas!

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



Thursday - This week’s writing project 


Complete this task in your purple writing book or on plain paper or type it if you prefer.


This week, I would like you to plan and present a meal for a Home School Café!  This is a week-long project so you can spread the tasks out for when it is easiest for you and the family.


This will involve some different activities throughout the week:


  1. Read some recipe books or look online to find a starter, main course and dessert you would love to serve at your café! Choose your recipes.  You could make a list of the ingredients to check what you need and to see what you have in the cupboards.
  2. Design, write and illustrate a set menu with these three courses. Describe each course to the diner, explaining what is in the dish.
  3. If you can, choose one of the recipes and with an adult, help to cook it for your family. Hopefully, you will be able to measure out some of the ingredients using scales, to link in with our maths.  If you are not able to do this, choose a recipe and read it carefully.

Then, first write a draft of the recipe, using your own instructions as much as possible. We know that shopping is tricky at the moment, but hopefully you can find a recipe with simple ingredients – e.g. biscuits, toad in the hole, pasta with sauce, pancakes, soup, etc. It can be as simple or elaborate as you are able to make. Take a photo of the finished meal before you eat it!


Finally, write out the recipe with the ingredients and instructions step by step. You can do this in your writing book, or on plain paper, or you can use a computer to write and illustrate it. You could illustrate your recipe with drawings showing each step, or pictures of the finished product. It’s up to you! 


Send the photo of your meal with your recipe to meal and we can create our Chestnut Class Cookery Lockdown Compendium!


Thursday Maths


This week we are going to learn about measuring.

Here are the answers for Wednesday’s maths.



Weight in grams

Weight in kilogrammes.



































Thursday Maths


Today, it’s time to get out your ruler or tape measure out and measure some lengths! 

You have already learned that 10mm = 1cm and that 100cm = 1m.


  • So, look around the house, and find at least ten objects with a straight edge. You can do more than this if you like.
  • Draw a table like this in your maths book. Remember to use a ruler!
  • Put them in order from the shortest length to the longest. Write them in a table, like this.
  • Then estimate each length.
  • Then measure each edge, length or width or height and record it in the table in centimetres and millimetres.
  • To convert to millimetres, remember, you need to multiply by 10.



Estimate of length

Actual length in cm

Actual length in mm

Mug (height)




Harry P book (length)




Harry P book (width)




Pokemon game box (length)


















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. 

Have a look at Week 3.  This week the focus is on money for year 3 and multiply and dividing for year 4.



Learning Theme


History focus for Thursday – a selection of activities to choose from:



Friday is a special day. It is VE Day – Victory in Europe Day. 8th May 1945 is the day when peace was declared at the end of World War 2.


To mark this occasion, please continue to find out more about VE Day using the following resources, or by doing your own research using the Internet or books you may have at home.  If you haven’t had time to do this yet, you could start this today.

My mum is in her eighties and can just about remember VE day. Perhaps you have some senior relatives you could phone or message to ask if they can remember the celebrations.



Watch the clip in the link below to find out more about VE Day.


Read the Presentation below about VE with an adult to find out more.


Complete the Reading Comprehension activities – there are now two to choose from, and there are 3 levels- choose which one suits you.  Write the answers in sentences in your writing book.


Design a party outfit to wear for the VE Day party. You could look at pictures of war time clothes, or you could just use your imagination and draw your dream outfit!


Create some bunting  If you have some plain paper and string at home, you could make some bunting flags and decorate them with union jacks and hang them from your window or gate on VE day to commemorate this special occasion. If you have a printer, you can print off some ready made flags. 


Build an Anderson shelter!

For something a bit different, how about making a model, like this…..


During World War 2, lots of people had an Anderson shelter in their garden in case there was a bombing attack.  Perhaps you could see if you can make one from recycled materials, like cereal boxes, cardboard, straws, paper etc.

If you do, we would love to see them!




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?


Draw with Rob!

Rob Biddulph is an artist and illustrator for children’s books. In this link, he has some charming clips to show you how to draw characters such as the Gregosaurus, Fred Bear, Sonic the Hedgehog and lots of others. Why not improve your drawing skills and have some fun too!


Time to talk


Sharing Sport Interests - Encourage your child to ask different family members about their favourite sports and any sports they took part in growing up - were they a part of any clubs? Did they take part in any competitions? Did they win any trophies? They might find out something new about their family members! 


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 3.
  • 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 can you hear but not see or touch even though yo control it?


Answer:      Your voice!


Thursday’s riddle:

You can see me in water but I never get wet. What am I?


I will post the answer on Monday.


Make your own bunting!

V Day information

Some more VE Day activities

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