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Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a good day yesterday. I wonder what kind of animal you have decided to write about. 

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 Writing Activity

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


Continue to work on your animal report / information poster.


Finish your notes on your animal.  Make sure you have found out about a range of information, perhaps including:

  • Appearance
  • Location and habitat
  • Food, hunting and prey
  • Special characteristics or features
  • The animal’s young
  • Any other features you find interesting


Begin to plan out your poster or leaflet. Remember to:

  • Use a main heading
  • Use paragraphs for each topic. These can have sub-headings
  • Use factual language and try to include any precise vocabulary which describes the animal.
  • Use a dictionary to check spellings


For your pictures, you may draw your own, or you might even print some photos from the internet.  Take care to draw precisely.



Tuesday Maths


Today we are continuing to work on statistics /data.


Continuing our work on graphs and charts, there is a PowerPoint presentation which shows you the main types of chart we use in year 3 and 4. Read the PowerPoint first.


Then, I have posted two sets of data questions, one for year 3 and one for year 4. These are posted as documents below as well as in the resources section.


For Tuesday and Wednesday I would like you to complete some of these activities.

You can choose which to do, depending on the level of challenge you would like. Aim to do at least one task each day, but do as many as you can. You can complete them in your green maths book, or print the sheets and work on those.


Remember to use a ruler and pencil when drawing graphs and charts! I have drawn an example to show the features we include.




The answers are available to self-mark, but I would love to see you work and check it too!


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. 

This week the focus is on fractions, decimals and problem solving.


I have also posted a link to Penguin Jump – another times table game to play online. Have fun!



Tuesday – Art – linked to English


Continue to draw or practise drawing the animal you are writing about. You could draw the whole animal, but could also draw a close up of its face / head. Perhaps you could draw its habitat as well.




Optional Creative time: Your local area – some more ideas to keep busy!



Time to Talk:  Find out a bit more about your family background.  Were your family members all born in this local area? If not, how is their place of birth different to your own local area? If they were born here, how different is the local area since they were born? Talk to your family members about their memories of how it has changed. You could talk to your grandparents about this or aunts and uncles or others in the family.



Be Creative: Choose a building in North Walsham or nearby

Make a model or a drawing of that building using materials of your choice (play dough, Lego, card, paint etc.)  You could choose the church or Market Cross, or our school!  Or perhaps go a little further afield…. Cromer Pier, Norwich Castle, the Forum. The choice is yours!



Everyday learning:


Active Time

Choose a physical activity that you will enjoy.

This might be:

  • Pav has set you a squats challenge. Start with 15 and try to increase the amount you can do by 5 each day. He also shows you how you can make it easier or harder.

You can find Pav’s work out activities! You can find his workouts in the resources section. Have a look at Week 1.

  • 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.

Practise your tables every day, even for a few minutes!


3s, 4s and 8s for Year 3. 

Year 4 - when you know these, concentrate on 6s and 9s next.

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. Here is a new tables game you might like to try! It’s called Penguin Jump.


And to finish: Here is Tuesday’s riddle:


Riddle:  What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?

I will post the answer tomorrow.


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