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Summer Term - Week 1 - Monday 20th April 2020

 Working From Home

Maths , reading & writing every day.

Other subjects across the week


 Class: Oak/Ash               Date: 20 April 2020







Ash group – Practise X tables (4x,8x) e.g. times tables bingo.


Ash group – Estimating/place value

Collect a group of objects from your house or garden (e.g. lego bricks or leaves).  Estimate how many objects you have collected.  Now count them.  How accurate was your estimate?  How could you estimate more accurately next time? Write down your number.  Now write the number that would be 10 greater, then 10 greater than that (etc.) until you have a pattern of 20 numbers e.g. 27, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77….


Challenge: Repeat with another group of objects. Write down the next 20 numbers by adding 100 each time e.g. 32, 132, 232….


Oak group – Practise X tables (2x, 5x, 10x, 11x)


Oak group – Use a die to create a three digit number. What is the biggest number you can make with the digits? What is the smallest number you can make with the digits?

Challenge: Try again with a four digit number.



Ash group – Try to learn how many days are in each month e.g.


Ash group – MyMaths: Estimating amounts, please complete the lesson and the homework.


Oak group – Try to learn how many days are in each month e.g.


Oak group – My maths: HTO place value. Please complete the lesson and the homework.



Ash group – Do star jumps for what you estimate to be 1 minute.  Check a timer, how close were you?  Try again 3 times.


Ash group – Roll a die 4 times to generate a 4 digit number and write it down. Use the same 4 digits to generate three more 4 digit numbers and write them down (e.g. 4728, 2748, 8274….).  Now read out each number then order them from smallest to largest and write them in your book in order (in digits).  Then try to write each number in words. Repeat 3 times.


Challenge: Use these digits  3 5 2 7  How many numbers can you generate? ( 3,5, 35, 53, 253 …..) Is there a pattern you can use to do this?


Oak group – How many seconds in one minute? How many minutes in one hour? How many hours in one day?


Oak group - Roll a die 3 times to generate a 3 digit number and write it down. Roll the die 3 more times to create another 3 digit number. Repeat twice more until you have four 3 digit numbers. Now read out each number then order them from smallest to largest and write them in your book, in order.

Challenge: What is the smallest three digit number that you could make? What is the largest three digit number?



Ash group – Practise your 8 times table e.g.


Ash group – MyMaths: Greater than and less than, please complete the lesson and the homework.


Oak group – practise your 11 times table with BBC Movers


Oak group – Create an action dance, like on BBC Movers to help you remember the 11 times tables.



Ash group – Use a die to generate two 2-digit numbers.  Try to add them in your head.  Repeat.  Extension: Try 3-digit numbers.


Ash group – Greater than/less than

Roll a die 3 times to generate a 3 digit number and write it down.  Repeat and write the next 3 digit number alongside the first, leaving a small gap.  Insert the correct greater than/less than symbol.  E.G. 237 < 349.  (Remember, the greedy crocodile eats the bigger number).  Repeat 10 times.


Challenge: Try 4-digit numbers and/or write the numbers in words too.


Oak group – Practise your number bond pairs to 20 and then 100. (16 + 4 = 20) (30 + 70 = 100).


Oak group - Greater than/less than

Roll a die twice times to generate a 2 digit number and write it down.  Repeat and write the next 2 digit number alongside the first, leaving a small gap.  Insert the correct greater than/less than symbol.  E.G. 37 < 49.  (Remember, the greedy crocodile eats the bigger number).  Repeat 10 times.  Extension: Try 3 digit numbers.

Challenge: Find a number greater than 80 but less than 90.

















You could use rainbow writing, make rhymes to help you remember or make a word search.




Monday – Focus: Research

Look at these book covers – They are all autobiographies. Find out about autobiographies. Who writes them? What are they about? Can you find 2/3 other examples of an autobiography?  Write down the names of these. For one of these, write 4 interesting facts you have discovered.

Challenge: Using another of the autobiographies, look at the structure (how it is written). Are there paragraphs? Chapters? Etc.




Tuesday – Focus: Alphabetical order/facts

Create an alphabetical autobiography for yourself. Write each letter of the alphabet down the left hand side of your page. For each letter, think about a word, phrase or sentence about yourself. It could be about something important in your life - an event, a person, a skill, a favourite something, a word that describes you.


A  Arthur, my beautiful cat, is almost thirteen years old!

B  Bowling – I love it when I score a SPARE or a STRIKE!



Wednesday – Focus: Sentence structure/flow

Think back to your earliest memories (you may need to ask mums and dads to help here!)

My earliest memory - Write a paragraph (at least 8 sentences) detailing one of your earliest memories- How old were you? What happened?  How did you feel? Why is this a memorable event?  Make sure each sentence is clear, with accurate punctuation and that the sentences fit together/flow well.

Challenge: Look back at your alphabetical autobiography from yesterday. Draw detailed pictures to fit some of the sentences or phrases. Set your work out neatly and colour your pictures carefully.



Thursday – Focus: Time conjunctions

My first day at school

What was your first day at school like? What did you do? How did you feel? What did you like most? Who was your teacher? Jot down your ideas first so you can get them in the correct order. Write a paragraph and try to use time conjunctions ( First I… The next thing…)

Challenge: Create a title for your alphabetical autobiography. You might want to use the pictures of autobiographies shown here for inspiration. You could also do this with books around your house or online.





Friday - Focus: choice of vocabulary

My favourite hobby (this could be a sport or something you enjoy doing in your spare time)


Write a series of notes that you could read aloud or tell your class about your favourite hobby. How did you become interested? What do you do? Do you have to wear something special? How does it make you feel?

Think about the words you choose- make them exciting for the listener.

Challenge: Create a Glossary to explain some of the words that you have chosen. For example if I had talked about Cats – I may explain the word ‘feline’ 


Create a front cover for your alphabetical autobiography. Think of the title and a suitable picture to go with it.



“Reading Eggspress”


Read for 15 mins each day or complete a Reading Eggspress activity. RECORD what you did in your book.

Topic (Geography/



Our new topic is learning about Chalfont St Giles.  Make a list of what you already know about the village.( What is there in the village?) What else you would like to find out about the village – write 5 questions.

What do you like about the village? Write and draw your ideas.


Challenge: If I could change one thing in the village it would be

( complete this and say why you would like it changed)


Topc (Art/DT)

Research: To explore and evaluate a range of existing bird feeders. What makes them strong? What makes them stable? What shapes do you notice? How do they keep squirrels out? How are they built?

Challenge: Find a picture of a bird feeder or draw one that you have or have seen. Add labels to explain the different parts.






Objective: To explain the function of the parts of a flowering plant

Research: What are the petals for? Why do plants have leaves? What does the stem/ trunk do?  If possible, try to investigate what happens to plants over time when the leaves or roots are removed.

Challenge: If you happen to have a spare stick of celery: what happens when you put it in coloured water?


Physical Activity




Athletics: If you have a garden: try to create an obstacle course involving some running and jumping.  How fast can you complete the course?  Can you beat your record?  How can you make the course harder? 

Alternative: set yourself 5 personal challenges.  Repeat them every day and record your progress.  EG how many star jumps can you complete in one minute? How many times can you throw and catch a ball without dropping it?





Revise: greetings in French.  Try:

And/or: give a name, age and feelings to some toys in your house and then get them talking to each other!  E.G. Comment t’appelles-tu?  Je m’appelles Fred.  Quel-age as tu? J’ai huit ans.  Comment ca va?  Ca va bien merci.



Objective: To work co-operatively, showing fairness and consideration to others

Try playing a board game with someone in your house.  Can you help your opponent?  Can you take turns and be gracious in success or defeat?



Please practise writing numbers zero to twenty in words using the correct spelling and handwriting joins.  Don’t forget to think about the size of your letters and their placement on the line.