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Tuesday 9th June

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday? I wonder what sort of idea you have had for your story. I am looking forward to seeing your ideas.


** Remember: if you have not been able to collect your new work books and project packs, you can collect these from school. There are a selection of English and Maths tasks to complete, as well as a new Science / Art / Craft project for you to complete at home.**


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 9th 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


Tuesday English


This week, we are going to write a story. We are going to organise and write the story over the week, with some thinking time, planning and then writing and checking.

The title of your story this week is….


“The Troll”



Today, you have two more tasks to complete


Answer these questions in your writing book.


What do you think the troll is thinking?

Do you think he means to cause all this fuss?

How will the people deal the troll?

Would you try to catch him or communicate with him?

When faced with a problem, what are the best ways to deal with it?

Where do you think the troll has come from?

What do you think the rope around the troll’s waist is for?


Try to explain your answers clearly and give reasons for your ideas.


Plan  your story


I am going to suggest a story start but you can start in any way you like.


Possible start:


Thump! He slammed his enormous, grass - covered foot into the middle of the road, sending shockwaves of dust and debris in all directions.



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

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:


Build up


What happens next?

How does the story end?


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



All of these plan ideas suggest that you will have about 5 paragraphs in your story, one for each stage.



Spellings – every day this week!


Are you remembering to practise your spellings? Ask an adult to test you on 10-15 of the key Year 3 and 4 words each day this week. I wonder how many you know off by heart.

If you are now really confident with the Year 3 and 4 words, let me know and I will send your adult some spelling work to extend your learning further.



Tuesday Maths


Grid Multiplication


If you want to get started with a bit of times table practice, go for it!  Get an adult or sibling to help you, or go on a times table game.  Then: 


In your maths book:


Choose the level you wish to do.  If you need to remind yourself how to set out a multiplying grid, look in the 'Parents Information' folder at the Calculation Guide. 


Adults: Please remind your child how to use the grid method as this is the method the children use in school and are used to. I have included an example here.




Blue Belt level:

 1. 17 x 3=        2.  16 x4 =         3.  19 x 5 =      4.  12 x 8

5.  21 x 4 =      6.  24 x 3 =        7.  25 x 4 =     8.  27 x 4 =



Brown Belt level:


1.  24 x 4 =      2.  38 x 3 =      3.  5 x 46 =     4.  6 x 43 =     

5.  47 x 5 =      6.  64 x 9 =      7.  6 x 73 =     8.  9 x 84 = 


Black Belt level:


1.  324 x 6 =     2.  458 x 7 =     3.  837 x 9 =     4.  796 x 8 = 

5.  8 x 497 =     6.  4 x 967 =     7.  785 x 7 =     8.  9 x 866 =


When you're finished, check your accuracy with a calculator.  I will post the answers tomorrow. 


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.



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?


Song of the Week


The Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book.

Believe it or not, I used to sing along to this on my Disney song tape when I was a child in the 1970s!


Singer songwriter Beccy Owen will get you singing and beatboxing along to her gorgeous arrangement of the iconic song, ‘Bare Necessities’, from Jungle Book.



Our Summer term learning theme is the Norfolk Broads! 

You have probably visited some of the Broads before.  Which ones can you name?  Remember, we made a list of them before half term.

Follow the link below to a website about the Broads.  Scroll down until you see the bit that says 'More about the Broads'.


i) Have a look at each of the six sections.

ii) Write down in your book 5 good facts that you find.  (In total, not 5 from each page!).


Something Wild!


It’s a little later but….30 Days Wild is all about taking a little bit of time every day to do something a little bit wild, so take the challenge from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and you might just find yourself feeling a little bit healthier, happier and wilder!
Things are a little different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to do something wild from home.


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 7.
  • 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 has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?


Answer:    A penny!


Today’s riddle:


If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I?


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...........