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Starting Monday 23rd March I'm going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel. With the schools closed and with us all spending ...

Maths 26th March and 27th March 2020: I can add and subtract decimal numbers. PowerPoint to explain how to do it and a lot of worksheets to enjoy. Do as many of them as you can over the next two days.

Literacy 26th March 2020: I can plan and box-up my information text. Literacy 27th March 2020: I can write my Hot Task - an information text on an aspect of Viking Life. You can use this piece of writing to meet targets on your target cards, especially headings and subheadings.

Literacy Wednesday 25th March - Grammar - Change the sentences from the personal to impersonal voice. Go back to Monday's PowerPoint if you need to refresh your memory.

Reading: The skill of inference. Read the short paragraphs and answer the questions. You don't have to print it out, jot down the right answer in your book. Don't go and look at the answer sheet on page 4!!!

Art Lessons from Home: Week 23 March 2020. Draw a Viking longship with a dragon head on the stem. Choose some Viking images, like the Hammer of Thor and design some jewellery. There are loads of ideas on the PowerPoints!!!

Science Activity for Week 23 March 2020.

How do airplanes fly?

What are the four forces at work?

Answer both questions in your book.

This is explained by Dr. Karl (National Geographic Kids):


Now watch this Video on YouTube: How Do Planes Fly?


For some fun games on flight, visit Pete’s PowerPoint Station:


Scroll down until it says ‘For Kids’ and click on the link.

Finally, you can build a paper airplane or helicopter here:


French Lessons from Home: Week 23 March 2020

Visit this YouTube site: Learn French for Kids – Food, Activities and Animals.


Watch 6 minutes of the video each French lesson. Make sure you repeat the words in French and try to remember them.

Write these words in your book with the English meaning, then draw them:

Le soleil                       Le papillon                  Le lapin                       l’arbre                L’oiseau

Learn to create a sentence: I like  (j’aime)/love (j’adore) (plural noun).

J’aime les oiseaux.      J’adore les papillons. 

J’aime les arbres.

Maths Home Learning for Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25th March. You are going to learn how to order decimal numbers. Go through the two PowerPoints on Tuesday and then do the Secret Trails or Ordering numbers worksheet on Wednesday.

Maths Home Learning Wednesday 25th March: Look at these 2 great examples that teach you how to order decimal numbers on the PowerPoint and do parts B & C on the handout..

For the Secret Trails Activity, you need to add decimal numbers. For example: 0.4 + 0.3 + 0.1 = 0.8. 

0.9 + 0.4 + 1.2 = 0.9 + 0.4 = 1.3 (0.9 + 01 = 1 or ten tenths). Now add 1.3 + 1.2 = 2.5. For further information go to the Khan Academy and look up adding decimal numbers. 

Grammar and Literacy Home Task for Tuesday 24th March: Two PPTS and an information text on Chinese Dragons.

For Reading Comprehension 23.3.20: Using the skill of inference. It is so important to be able to 'read the mind' of the author when reading a good story. You can 'infer' what the author is trying to say and you will get so very much more out of the story. More to come.

History work for Week 23.3.20. King Alfred the Great - What made him 'great?' Go to BBC Bitesize video clip Alfred the Great. Read the bio below and fill out the bio worksheet.

RE lesson for the week of 23.3.2020 - The Eightfold Path of Buddhism

Write in your workbook, which three of the Eightfold 'right' things is most important to you. I want you to really think about it. For example, I think (for me) it is Right Intent. Right Intent requires you to be not be selfish and self-centered. You are not always thinking about yourself and your needs, but you are thinking about other people and what they need. You could also choose Right Speech and write about how powerful words are - either to build somebody up or tear them down. 

Maths assignment for Monday 23rd March 2020

Visit the website Khan Academy. We are going to be moving on to an understanding of decimal number. 


There are 3 videos to explain the topic: Place Value and Decimal Numbers, Relating Decimals and Numbers in Words and Decimals as words. The work is differentiated to go at your own speed. If the work is easy and clear, do all 3. If you need to go over Video 1 a second time, then do so. Write down the value of the underlined number in your home workbook. Answers tomorrow. 


What is the value of the underlined digit in each number?

1. £73.78                                                 5. £9.20

2. £40.92                                                 6. £3.41

3. £30.13                                                 7. £24.17

4. £56.84                                                 8. £18.56

Work for Monday. Write the English lesson in your home workbooks.

Welcome to our new climbing frame.

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Happy World Book Day.

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Here we are at the Reading Museum. It was such fun!

Welcome back to a brand new year.

In English we have been exploring the narrative poem of 'The Highwayman'. We had great fun dressing up and acting the poem. Here are our photos of us in costume.

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In RE this week we had a visit from the Imam to tell us about the life of Muhammed PBUH. We learnt about how some of the characters in the Bible also appear in the Quran.
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It is Christmas!

We had a visit from Santa who kindly brought us some books to read.

Here are some photos of us with him.

Dear All

Welcome back to the second half of our Autumn Term.

We have now moved to our new classroom opposite Willow, which is lovely.

There are a couple of changes to note:

  • Indoor PE is now on Wednesday as opposed to Monday.
  • Music will now be taught on Tuesday.
  • French will now be taught on Thursday.

Please will you ensure that your child brings into school their reading record and reading book everyday. I will sign the reading record on a daily basis so that I can see that your child has read. Please will you record the pages read in the record so that I can ask appropriate questions to check understanding.

Thank you for your assistance.

Kind regards

Mrs Chesterman

We are Walnut Class!


I hope you all had an enjoyable summer holiday.

Here is some information regarding Walnut Class:

Monday - Indoor PE

Tuesday - Outdoor PE

The children are expected to read for 20 minutes every night. Please will you sign their reading record to confirm that they have read to you. I will be checking their records each morning.

Each child has been given their login and password for the TT Rock Stars. This forms the basis of their Maths homework. 

We are all looking forward to an exciting and enjoyable term.


Mrs Chesterman

Here we are enjoying Art.

Here we are enjoying our trip to the Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.
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