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Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? I hope you were able to start thinking about your recipe ideas. I am looking forward to hearing about your favourite foods!

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 - 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!

  1. 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! 
  2. Send the photo of your meal with your recipe to meal and we can create our Chestnut Class Cookery Lockdown Compendium!



Tuesday Maths


This week we are going to learn about measuring.


Today we will look at mass or weight. We are going to do a similar activity to yesterday, but this time we are going to estimate and weigh some objects. You will need some kitchen scales to do this. If you do not have any, I have provided an alternative activity to complete.






  1. Draw a table like this in your maths book.
  2. Have a look at a carton of spread / margarine. A small one holds 250g, a bigger one 500g.  Pick a full one up and see how heavy it feels.
  3. Now find between 5 and 10 other objects in the kitchen or around the house. This could be anything, but avoid fragile items.
  4. Look at each object. First estimate how much it weighs and write this down. 
  5. Then place it on the scales and weigh it.
  6. If you can, find the difference between your estimate and the actual weight / mass and write this in the final column.


Alternative or extra – Please see the page from our maths book below.


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 – Geography focus


This term we are learning all about the Norfolk Broads and the local area. The Norfolk Broads are an amazing network of broads (a bit like lakes) and waterways in our county. They are home to many different animals and plants and are a beautiful place to visit and spend time. The Broads National Park is right on our doorstep and so we would like to learn more about it with you.


Today, I would like you to be an explorer and find a map of Norfolk – you might have one at home or in the car or you can use Google Maps.  

Look carefully at the map and see if you can find any Broads. I will give you a clue…. There are 63 altogether!

Make a list in your writing book. Remember, proper nouns need a capital letter to start each word! Let me know how many you find!



Optional Creative time:


  1. 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?


  1. 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!


  1. 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 Week 2.
  • 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.

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


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

Riddle:    What goes up but never comes back down?

Answer:      Your age!



Tuesday's riddle:

What gets cracked before you use it?

I will post the answer tomorrow.



Alternative maths for Tuesday

Alternative maths for Tuesday 1
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