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Wednesday 15th July

Good morning Chestnut Class!


How did you get on yesterday?


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 15th July.  


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




In your writing book:


c)  Spelling practice - homophones!


Remember, homophones are words that sound identical, but are spelled differently.  

For example: wood and would.  


Choose the level you wish to do.  Copy down the word given and write down its homophone that is spelled differently.  


Brown belt level:

1.  pair

2.  their

3.  grate

4.  hare

5.  weight

6.  knows 

7.  eight

8.  not

9.  here

10.  mite


Black belt level:

1.  night

2.  doe

3.  slay

4.  morning

5.  vein

6.  key

7.  sort

8.  him

9.  isle

10.  sauce


2. Wednesday Spelling test


Ask your adult to choose 10 words from your Key Spellings. For most, this will be Year 3 and 4 spellings but for a few it will be Year 1 and 2 or Year 5 and 5. Ask them to test you on them.

Practise the spellings you did not know confidently by using Look Say Cover Write Check.


Wednesday Maths


1. Rounding Numbers to 10, 100, and 1000.


Have a look at the PowerPoint to refresh your memory about how you round numbers up or down.  On the last page, there are some examples for you to work on. Aim to do some from each column.


2. Spend some time practising tables:


Year 3: you should know 2,5,10,3,4 and 8 going up to year 4.

Year 4: you should aim to know all your tables 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.


Fun Science this week


Here is another site with lots of ideas for some fun science this week. Why not try one new activity each day.


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?


Art / DT

Origami – the ancient Japanese art of paper folding!



The Alphabet

Make sure you can write all the letters of the alphabet in capital and small letters. How many letters are there? Can you name all the letters? Which are the vowels? Which are the consonants?







Everyday learning:


Active Time

Choose a physical activity that you will enjoy.

This might be:


  • PE with Joe! (Joe Wicks’ daily workout on YouTube are still available)
  • 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:



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