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Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? It was certainly a chilly one and rather breezy! 


I am still receiving some super photos of meals and menus – you really are a class of super chefs! Remember you can still take part in our VE Day bake off – just send me a photo of your baking and I will add it to our class album.


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 Tuesday.


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


Tuesday  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 start planning ideas for writing your story.



Start by thinking about these questions. You can write your ideas down if you like.

  • Has the character in the picture always been so big?
  • What has caused him to grow to this size?
  • Where do you think he might be going?
  • How will “normal sized” people feel when they see him?
  • What would you do if you saw someone of this size?
  • What’s on the other side of the wall he is stepping over?
  • Are his family all this big?


Now, it’s time to plan out your story

I am going to suggest a first sentence for your story “Being Big”. You can use this for ideas or you can use your own.


Story starter: Being big was great…..


You can plan your story any way you like. Here are some suggestions:


a) Divide up your page and make a story board with 4- 6 pictures showing what happens at each stage.


b) Write a sentence to plan each step:

  • Beginning
  • Build up
  • Problem
  • What happens next?
  • How does the story end?


c) Draw a story mountain to show each stage of your plan. A bit like this:











Here are the answers for yesterday’s maths:



21x 2 = 42

46 x 6 = 184

325 x 4 = 1300

17 x 4 = 68

34 x6 = 204

376 x6 = 2256

23 x 3 = 69

65 x 8 = 520

753 x 6 =4518

18 x 3 =  54

56 x 4 = 224

364 x 8 =2912

26 x3 = 78

59 x6 = 354

674 x 6 =4044

24 x 4 = 96

71 x 8 = 568

836 x 7=5852

31 x 3 = 93

86 x 5 = 430

723 x 9 =6507



Tuesday Maths

Today I would like you to solve some problems using multiplication. Use your tables skills and the grid method to solve these problems. Show your method and write a sentence to answer each question at the end.  You can choose your level of challenge.


One star

  1. A can of drink costs 21p. How much does it cost to buy 3 cans?
  2. Chews cost 5p each. Ms L wants to buy one for each of the 26 children in Chestnut class. How much will this cost altogether?
  3. There are 17 biscuits in a packet. I buy 3 packets. How many biscuits do I have altogether?
  4. A factory puts apples into bags of 4. There are 19 bags in a whole box to be sent to the shop. How many apples are there in total?



Two star

  1. Sara pays £168 pounds per year for broadband. How much does she pay in total for four years?
  2. Each day, a factory makes 215 cars. How many cars does it make in 6 days?
  3. On a motorway, there are 357 cars in a traffic jam. If each car has 4 people stuck in it, how many people are in the jam altogether?
  4. Nick is laying paving slabs to make a long path to his house. He lays 8 slabs in each row, and 182 rows. How many slabs does he use in total?



If you like, you can also make up some word problems for me to solve.


I will post the answers tomorrow.



More Maths…..


The Twinkl website offers a huge range of additional maths resources if you wish to supplement the class's daily maths activities. 


The White Rose website is no longer providing free worksheets for parents, though you can still access their learning videos on the website.



History Task


On Friday, I listened to the speech Winston Churchill made to the nation on the day war ended in Europe.

Following on from VE Day, find out a little bit about Winston Churchill.


Read a bit about him (there is a link to a BBC page about him below, but you can find others - just Google 'Winston Churchill Biography KS2") then write a short paragraph about him in your book: at least 5 good facts. 


See if you can find out about some of his famous speeches: "We will fight them on the beaches" and "Finest hour" are the most famous.




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?


Create a board game

Why not use your imagination to create a board game. It could be a game like snakes and ladders - perhaps with a theme like Harry Potter or dinosaurs or Pokemon. You can design and illustrate the game. When it's finished, perhaps you could play it with a member of your family. 



Time to talk

Following on from the VE Day celebrations, look through some old photos of previous celebrations you and your family have taken part in.

What can you remember happened? Why do you and their families celebrate the way you do?




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!

Apologies….. I seem to have forgotten to set one on Monday!

Here is Tuesday’s riddle!

Riddle: What gets wet while drying?


I will post the answer on Wednesday.


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