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Tuesday 23rd June

Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a good day yesterday. I was delighted to receive photos of lots of work from last week so I have posted lots of new photos in our class gallery for you to see.


I hope you are still enjoying the wonderful sunny weather we are having! 


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.


Remember your Science / Craft Garden project?

Here is one approach….




Here is your Home Learning for Tuesday 23rd June.


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




Spellings – Remember to practise for 10 minutes today at least.


Practise the key Year 3 and 4 words that you still find difficult each day this week.  


Monday English Answers



  1.  Peter said he has had enough now.
  2. The dentist asked me a question while he looked at my teeth.
  3. The nurse delivered an important message.
  4. I was out of breath when I ran up the hill.
  5. The bowler caught the ball.
  6. I heard you had won the competition!
  7. It was actually my turn next.
  8. Mum didn’t notice that I had sneaked upstairs.
  9. We are going swimming in quarter of an hour.

10.The pirate buried the treasure on the desert island.



Tuesday English


In your writing book:


Fronted adverbials


These are groups of words at the start of a sentence that act like an adverb.  They can describe how, where or when something happens.  


e.g. When:  Last week,.....  Once a month, .....  Every Thursday, .....


e.g. Where: At the Sports Centre, ......  Next to the river, ..... In France, ......


e.g. How: With great patience, .....  Agonizingly slowly, .....  Without a care in the world, .....


In your book, write 9 examples of sentences using Fronted Adverbials: three 'when' sentences, three 'where' and three 'how'. 

Write them about whatever you like, but perhaps you could base them all on the book you are reading, or have recently read. 


e.g. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



1.  Every Tuesday, the Oompah-Loompahs would clean out the garbage chute.

2.  When Charlie unwrapped the chocolate bar, he....

3.  ....



4.  Like a child at Christmas, Mr Wonka skipped around the room.

5.  Without warning,....

6.  .....



7.  In the Chocolate Room, Mr Wonka……  




Remember to join your writing.




Tuesday Maths

For part of this week, we will focus on practising telling the time again.

  1. Can you read an analogue clock? Practise with an adult and ask them to test you on different times like we have done in class.
  2. Can you read a digital clock? Work with an adult to practise this.
  3. Can you convert digital time to analogue time? Practise this and complete the questions below by writing both each time and drawing the hands with a ruler. If you do not have a printer, you can write down the first three ways.


Here is a link for an analogue and digital practice clock if you need one.



Times tables

Here is a link to a times table check activity – remember that by the end of year 4, you should know all your tables by heart up to 12 x 12


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 tutorials on a theme.



Some more choices…..


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?


A Little Science Activity

A quick investigation to see why it is important to use soap when we wash our hands. See the PDF below.


Patron Saints and Saint Days

There are four patron saints in the UK: St. George for England, St. Andrew for Scotland, St. Patrick for Northern Ireland, and St. David for Wales. Can your child find out about each saint and why they are still celebrated in the UK? Look here for some help. Perhaps they could create a timeline of each saint’s life? Or write short information reports on each saint?


Make a card and make someone’s day!

Perhaps there is a family member you have not seen for a long time. Use paper or card to make a card to send.  Draw a picture on the front and then write a message inside.  Ask an adult to show you how to correctly address an envelope and where to put the stamp. Posting the card could be part of your daily exercise today.


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 9.
  • 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.

The Maths Factor is another good online game to practise tables:


And to finish: Here is the answer to yesterday’s riddle:


Riddle:       What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?


Answer:         A coat of paint


Today’s  riddle:


What is the capital of France?


I’ll post the answer tomorrow!


You could send me some riddles if you like!



We will be welcoming back more pupils returning to school from Monday 29th June with 2 bubbles of Year 1 and Year 5.............We will now have 45% of our pupils back in school but have run out of rooms and staff!.............The school continues to remain open as usual to vulnerable children and children of key workers in Years 2-4 (places are limited) - to book a place please contact the school office via or use the contact form on this website .............Take a look at our Noticeboard to see the activities the children in school have been getting up to.....................Please see the class pages on this website for home based learning activities each day...........................Would you like to work at Millfield? ...Check out our vacancies in the 'About Us' section...........