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Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday?


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. The deadline for entries is today!


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 Wednesday.


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


Wednesday   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 writing the first part of your story.


There are lots of different ways you can start a story to make sure your reader is intrigued or excited right from the first word!



You could:


  1. Start with action or dialogue.
  2. Ask a question or set of questions.
  3. Describe the setting so readers can imagine it.
  4. Give background information that will interest readers.
  5. Introduce yourself to readers in a surprising way.


You do need to decide if you are writing in the first person (I) or the third person (he or she).


A story start needs to:




So, now you are ready to start, write the first one or two paragraphs of your story.


You could draft it first and then proofread it with an adult before writing it in best.



Top tips!

Remember to try to join your writing.

Remember punctuation!

Remember to use lots of adjectives and adverbs to add detail.

Describe the characters and setting (place) carefully.








Here are the answers for yesterday’s maths:


One star

  1. A can of drink costs 21p. How much does it cost to buy 3 cans? It costs 63p
  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? It will cost £1.30
  3. There are 17 biscuits in a packet. I buy 3 packets. How many biscuits do I have altogether? There are 51 biscuits
  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? There are 76 apples


Two star

  1. Sara pays £168 pounds per year for broadband. How much does she pay in total for four years? She pays £672
  2. Each day, a factory makes 215 cars. How many cars does it make in 6 days? It makes 1290 cars.
  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?  There are 1428 people stuck.
  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? He uses 1456 slabs.



Wednesday Maths


In your green maths book:


Today, use your times table knowledge to work out factors

Factors are the numbers that divide exactly into a given number.



For example, the factors of 10 are 1, 2, 5 and 10.  

1x10         2x5

The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12.

1x12         2x6          3x4 

The factors of 7 are just 1 and 7. 


(Basically, they are the smaller numbers that 'go into' the larger number).


Find all the factors and list them in your book for these numbers:


The number written in brackets tells you the total number of factors each number has.


Try as many examples as you can.  


1.  20 (which has six factors)         

2.  25  (three)         

3.  18  (six) 

4.  16  (five) 

5.  24  (eight)

6.  35  (four) 

7.  48   (ten) 

8.  100  (nine)



More Maths…..

Twinkl has a massive range of maths worksheets available if you wish to supplement the daily class maths.


The White Rose website has stopped providing free worksheets for children, though you can still access the video clips for free.





Science Task


Flowering plants


Safety alert!

Work with an adult, wash your hands thoroughly and don’t put your fingers near your face while you are investigating.


Today we are going to learn about the functions of a flower and the parts of a flower and what they do.

Have a look and a read of the PowerPoint below and the clips here to find out more.

When you have done this, with an adult, see if you can find a flower in the garden, if possible and carefully pull it apart.


Can you find and identify the petals, sepals, carpel, anthers, pollen, filaments, style, ovary, stem?


Perhaps you could take a photo of you investigating and observing the flower?

Tomorrow, we will draw a diagram  of the parts of a plant.


I have posted the links below.





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?



Try some drawing

As we are learning about flowering plants, perhaps you could carefully observe some plants or flowers in your garden or near your house. Look at them carefully and try to do a detailed observational drawing.



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!

Answer to Tuesday’s riddle:

Riddle: What gets wet while drying?

Answer: A towel!

Here is Wednesday’s riddle!

David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

I will post the answer on Thursday.


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