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Chestnut Class photos


Ellie's sock puppets and loads of writing!

Elliot's homework from last week - well done

Ideas for activities at home


  • Keep a diary. Add to it daily.
  • Write to members of your family or community, particularly old people who are isolated.
  • Read regularly. Choose five new words from each chapter. Try them out in your own sentences. Read a range of material.
  • Practise your spellings. Put them into sentences. Check meanings using dictionaries. Find other similar words using a Thesaurus.
  • Write a story based on a picture, character, video.
  • Make up a wordsearch using words around a theme.
  • Have a go at a crossword – these are much trickier.
  • Write a set of instructions for a game you have invented!
  • Find a list of rhyming words – are they real or nonsense words. Check!
  • Write a blog about your time at home
  • Design a menu for all you have eaten this week, write a recipe and then make it
  • Make some puppets and create a performance. Write a script


  • Websites – try SUMDOG plus Prodigy and Times Tables Rockstars. All are now free.
  • Practise adding and subtracting 1,10,100,1000 from any given number. Draw the numbers using Base 10 (we have practised this a lot in school).
  • Add two and three digit numbers using partitioning and also column addition
  • Subtract two and three digit numbers using a number line (to find the difference) and also column subtraction (can you spot the exchanges?)
  • Find number families for addition and subtraction using the inverse of calculations
  • Make up word problems using addition and subtraction
  • Learn your tables – all of them up to 12 x 12
  • Find the inverse by using multiples of to divide too – families for multiplication and division
  • Count in multiples of ten, divide numbers by ten, multiply by ten, hundred, thousand and explain what is happening to the answers
  • WHITE ROSE MATHS are offering a daily maths lesson at 10am for all year groups.

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White Rose maths - daily maths lesson


Talk to your friends!

If you have access to a mobile phone, try the app 'houseparty'. It allows a few people to chat together online at once!

All you need is the phone number of the people you'd like to chat to!

Home learning - Week 2 at home!

During the Covid 19 School Closures, all ideas for home learning will be posted on this page. 

Every day, why not start with some Physical Exercise? 

Join with Joe Wicks for PE WITH JOE every day on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

Here is the link to White Rose Maths for the daily Maths lesson and video too for both adults and children - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Every day David Walliams is reading a story at 11am - click the link to listen.

It's fun and free! https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/


This week - week beginning Monday 30th March

1. English - here is the link to our film, The Windmill farmer.

Watch it again.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nd9OuX7Bd4

Tell the story BEFORE the famer planted the seeds.  How  did the farmer come upon the seeds in the first place? Where was he? What made him decide to collect and plant the seeds? Where did he plant them to start them growing? How did he feel as he planted the seeds? Why did he think this was a good idea?

You should aim for at least 3 paragraphs. Write your stories as a document in google docs and send it to me to read. 

2. Maths - week 2

Year 4 Daily maths lesson - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

You are learning about decimals - tenths and hundredths (we started this before we finished school). For decimals you will always need to think of your bar in TENTHs or even as a HUNDREDTH square.

Year 3 Daily Maths lesson - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

You are working on fractions of amounts. Think about the DENOMINATOR as the whole and the NUMERATOR as the parts of the whole. Always draw your bars with the whole amount and then identify how many parts e.g. 5/6 = the whole bar would be 6 but only 5 parts are counted.

3. Design and make a WINDMILL.

It must be able to turn by being blown alone. It must be able to stand up on it's own. You may use whatever you like to make it. Decorate it too!

4. Add to your diary. Add both words and images this week.

5. Topic work : Sustainabilty - How sustainable are you being at home? Are you able to make any changes now you are at home all the time? Can you re-use your 'rubbish' to make something to share with our class? Email some photos and I'll try to upload them on to our website.

6. Practise your tables to 12x - this week focus on 3s, 6s and 12s (can you identify how they are linked?). Teach your parents how to do the 9x table using your fingers. Use the link for the tables checker -https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/


Spellings for this week (Wed 1st April)

Purple  - Common words

even, break, steak, great, move, prove, improve, sure, sugar, eye

Try and spell each word using your sound buttons - count them carefully first. 

Write your list in alphabetical order.

Yellow - statutory spelling challenge words

address, busy, business, heart, fruit, breathe, strange, complete, extreme, forwards

 Use your sound buttons to practise. Write each word in alphabetical order.

Orange - Statutory spelling challenge words

length, strength, purpose, history, different, difficult, separate, suppose, therefore, knowledge

Check the sound buttons for each word. Put each in an extended sentence.

Mrs Warriner's spelling group - please spell each word and write in a sentence.

child, children, wild, climb, most, only, both, old, cold

Say each sound as you write - how many sound buttons for each word?


Other ideas for home learning


  • Make a water pathway using any materials you can e.g. watering can, plastic tube, drain pipe, plastic containers
  • Transfer an object from the top to the bottom of a surface (e.g. the kitchen table) without using your hands
  • Make salt dough and create models, bake them and paint them
  • Plant seeds and watch them grow – take photos of their change, keep a diary
  • Take something apart and put it back together e.g. a toy, torch. Hint: take photos as you go!
  • Find out how a plug is wired - ask an adult to help
  • Make a pneumatic toy using a balloon and junk modelling (monsters are great to make!)
  • Make a ramp and test how fast vehicles travel down - make a vehicle too
  • Time how long it takes something to travel down your ramp
  • Look at the stars and the moon – how often do they change
  • Take photos of all the plants in the garden - how do they change during spring
  • Make a 'time lapse' film

Art and Dt

  • Make a few sock puppets then put on a ‘play’
  • Make cakes or buns and decorate them
  • Decorate biscuits with icing
  • Learn to knit!
  • Use straws and paint to make a blow picture
  • Use scraps of paper / material to make a collage
  • Create your own ‘set’ for a story in a shoe box
  • Make a house / car / space ship/ imaginary land using ‘junk’ modelling
  • Make a musical instrument and play along to your favourite songs
  • Find a ‘pet’ rock in the garden – decorate it, make a bed / home for it.


  • Research an animal on line and become an expert (check out DK FIND OUT)
  • Download PIVOT and create a stick figure cartoon
  • Have a look at SCRATCH – free coding programme and make a coded scene
  • Start a blog







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