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Good morning Chestnut Class!


I hope you had a good day and managed a good balance of academic as well as creative and active learning.

I wonder what kind of animal you have decided to write about. 

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.

Remember to let me know if you need some new Bug Club books or games.


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 Writing Activity

Complete this task in your purple writing book or type it if you prefer.


Continue to work on your animal report / information poster.


Finish your notes on your animal.  Make sure you have found out about a range of information, perhaps including:

  • Appearance
  • Location and habitat
  • Food, hunting and prey
  • Special characteristics or features
  • The animal’s young
  • Continue to plan out and draft your poster or leaflet. Remember to:
  • Use a main heading
  • Use paragraphs for each topic. These can have sub-headings
  • Use factual language and try to include any precise vocabulary which describes the animal.
  • Use a dictionary to check spellings
  • For your pictures, you may draw your own, or you might even print some photos from the internet.  Take care to draw precisely. Colour them in carefully. You might add a caption to tell the reader about it.

Here are some examples of what your finished report might look like:









There are some more examples on Tuesday's page.



Wednesday Maths


We are continuing to  work on statistics /data.


Continuing our work on graphs and charts, there is a PowerPoint presentation which shows you the main types of chart we use in year 3 and 4. Read the PowerPoint first.


Below, there two sets of data questions, one for year 3 and one for year 4. These are posted as documents below as well as in the resources section.

For Wednesday I would like you to continue and complete more of these activities from either age group challenge.


If you finish these, there is an additional set of Statistics Challenge cards to try below. The answers are at the end for self-marking if you wish.

Remember to use a ruler and pencil when drawing graphs and charts! I have drawn an example to show the features we include.






I have also posted a link to a bar charts activity  below that you can do online – reading graphs and charts.


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. 

This week the focus is on fractions, decimals and problem solving.






Wednesday – Art – linked to English


Continue to draw   the animal you are writing about. You might be preparing several drawings – the full animal, a close up, its habitat, its food, its young or other ideas you have. 




Optional Creative time:


Your local area – some more ideas to keep busy!


Time to Talk:   

Reflect:  Have a chat with your family.  What is great about where you live? What facilities does it have for children and families that make it a nice place to live?

Think about what would improve your local area? What is your local area lacking? What spoils your local area? What could be done?





Something different for today! We use Sing Up in class and for singing practice assemblies. Here you can practise the song of the week and learn the actions, following a YouTube video which is on the page.  It also suggests a host of further learning activities to try.




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 Tuesday’s riddle:

Riddle:  What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?

Answer: A teapot!

Wednesday’s riddle:

What's bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

I will post the answer tomorrow.


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