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Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a busy day yesterday, and enjoyed your learning activities.   


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. Have a busy day!


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 Writing task

Complete this task in your purple writing book.


Write a character description of a member of your family. What do they look like? How do they behave? What are their interests / likes / dislikes?  This could be one of the people in your Family artwork, or someone else in your family.  When you have written it, this person might like to read your description. You could email it to them as well as to me!

Make sure you write a paragraph or two.


Wednesday  Maths


Tuesday answers

  1. 14, 18, 22 ,26, 30,  34…. Counting on / adding  4s
  2. 28, 26, 24, 22,20,18, 16, 14,12…… Counting back in twos.
  3. 65, 70, 75, 80, 85,90,95,100  Counting on / adding 5s 
  4. 90, 93, 96, 99, 102, 105, 108,111  Counting on/ adding 3s. 
  5. 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34, 39, 44… Counting on / adding 5s.
  6. 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108…. Adding on 12



Wednesday Maths

Complete these in your green maths book.


Rounding numbers:

When we round a number, we can round it up or down. Today I would like you to round some numbers to the nearest 10 or the nearest 100.

This is how you do it:


Rounding to the nearest 10:

Look at the units. If the unit is 4 or lower, round down.


Eg:  34  ê 30      122   ê 120    11   ê  10          1263   ê   1260 


If the units are 5 or more, you always round up.


Eg:  136  é   140       259  é  260       4376  é 4380



Rounding to the nearest 100:

Now you look at the tens and units. If the tens under 50, round down. That means 49 or lower, like this:


Eg:  344  ê 300      132   ê 100           1149  ê  1100       

1213   ê   1200 

If the tens  are 50 or more, you need to round up.


Eg:  266  é   300      859  é  900       4376  é 4400


Now you can complete your examples in your maths book. (I am also posting these as a word document below.)









There are two choices – select the level which is appropriate for you. Or complete both if you wish! I will post the answers tomorrow.



There is also a BBC clip to further explain this method. It has some extra activities you might like to try. This is at the bottom of the page.


There is also a game on Active Learn to practise rounding - either Nimble Gnome or Hailstone Hullabaloo. 






More Maths…..

The White Rose website provides daily lessons with videos explain an element of maths. I have posted a link in the resources section. 

There are different lessons for year 3 and year 4.  This week the focus is on fractions and decimals.



Creative Time

Can you complete your piece of art entitled ‘Family’?

This could be a drawing, a self-portrait, a sculpture or collage. Could you copy another artist's style or use your own? You could draw in a traditional style or try something more abstract.

You could use any materials you have at home: paint, crayons, felt tips, chalk, coloured pencils and so on. 




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.



And to finish: A Riddle….

Did you get the answer for Tuesday?

What is full of holes but can still hold water?

Answer: A sponge!


Here is Wednesday’s riddle:

Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?


I will post the solution tomorrow.

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