Remote Learning W/C 11th January

Week Commencing 11th January 2021
Hi Chestnut Class!
Find below your work for this week.
Don't forget - Tuesdays are different in school so make sure you look at the heading 'Tuesday' :) 
Check for Friday's afternoon work too... it's golden time! :) Hopefully Friday afternoons will be a time where we can all have a bit of fun. Lots of opportunities for great photographs to show your friends.
In addition to the maths, English and afternoon session, please keep practising your times tables.
Practise your times tables daily (Choose your times table sheet from the main remote learning page) Try to give yourself a 5 minutes time cap like we have in class to see how many you can do. Afterwards, get an adult to mark it for you OR use a calculator. Once you have got all of them correct 3 times you are ready to move onto the next challenge. Please email me if you cannot remember which sheet you need or if you are ready to move on.
It would be good to do this on paper 3 times a week. The other two days, you could use a computer or tablet to practise your times tables using the games below.
If you would like to send in any work you have done or pictures of you doing some of the activities, please do! It would be lovely for everyone to see what we are all up to.
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Watch and listen to the story above.
For the activity, cut out the statements and place them under the appropriate headings. 
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Before Christmas, you completed a pre-learning task about fractions.
Below is some work introducing fractions and taking you onto adding and subtracting them.
Grammar and Spelling
This week both groups will be focusing on using inverted commas to show when someone is speaking. Inverted commas have previously been called speech marks.
Grammar - Lesson 1
Speech marks or inverted commas are used to show that someone is speaking.
e.g. "Don't do that" said the teacher.
Your first task is to write down as many words as you can that mean said.
If you want more of a challenge, can you think of a word that means said for every letter of the alphabet?
Once you have done this, look at the worksheet below, fill in the gaps with different words for said. Make sure your words make sense though, if it sounds like someone is shouting, you don't want to write something like whispered because this wouldn't give the same effect for the reader.
Choose 5 of these words to practise for your spellings this week :)
Grammar Lesson Two
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Grammar Lesson Three
Grammar Lesson Four - Today we are combining English and grammar.
Look at English lesson four - you will need to use your new knowledge of inverted commas (speech marks) for today's activity.
English Lesson 1 - Watch the video below.
The two characters are Frank (in blue) and Jason (in brown).
Using the boxing up technique, create a story board or a comic strip showing the most important events in the story.
Use this to then retell the story in as much detail as you can to a family member.
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English Lesson 2 - Creating a wanted poster.
Frank and Jason are wanted for stealing a ruby from the train. They have escaped from hospital and police are trying to find them.
Your task is to complete a wanted poster for Jason.
I have created one for Frank to show you what you should include. Use your writing targets to show off your skills.
English lesson 3 - Setting Description 
Look at the beginning of the video again. Write a setting description to describe what you can see and  hear.
You need to think about what you can see from the top of the cliff where Jason and Frank are. You should consider describing:
  • The cliff
  • The cacti
  • The tunnel
  • The train (the smoke, the actual train, the track, the sound it makes)
  • The crack in the desert floor - why is this there? where does it lead?
  • The rocks in the distance
  • The colour of the sky, the clouds, what type of day it is
  • The temperature
  • The wanted poster on the ground
Below, I have written a description about a different setting using our writing targets. You may wish to look at this to get you started :)
English Lesson 4 - Re-watch the video again and look at your story map to remind you of the story.
Today we are going to predict what might happen next.
  • Are the brothers found? 
  • Is Frank found and not Jason?
  • Who finds them?
  • If they are not found, what chaos are they causing now?
Write the next paragraph of the story.
You should aim to include your targets and include as much detail as possible.
Now you know how to use speech, try to give at least one example of speech in this paragraph. Remember to use 66 and 99 to show that someone is speaking and use a new line for a new speaker.
Tuesdays are different in school to any other day and they can still be different at home too.
Today's Line Up:
Handwriting/Spelling practise for 20 minutes (see main remote learning page for booklets you can follow)
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French Lesson 1 - Introducing members of your family
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French Activity 
You have now been introduced to the members of your family in French.
Your task:
To draw everyone in your family (you could lay it out like  family tree if you wanted to try that!) and label them. There is a key words mat below too to help you :)
Friday - Golden Time!
I think this week deserves some delicious cupcakes! I hope you enjoy making these and more importantly eating them! Have a lovely weekend Chestnut Class :) 


For the icing

  • 200g very soft butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Food colouring, sprinkles, marshmallows etc


  • STEP 1

    Ask a grown-up helper to turn the oven on to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put a paper case in hole of a 12-hole bun tin.

  • STEP 2

    Put the sugar and butter (it must be soft or you won’t be able to mix it properly) in a bowl and mix it together. Sift in the flour.

  • STEP 3

    Break the eggs into a separate bowl (spoon out any bits of shell that fall in) and add them to the bowl with the vanilla. Mix everything together.

  • STEP 4

    Divide between the cases using a spoon, scraping it off with a knife. Ask a grown-up helper to put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes.

  • STEP 5

    Mix the butter and icing sugar to make a creamy icing. Add colouring, if you like. Push an icing nozzle into an icing bag (if you have one), then scoop in the icing. If you don't have an icing nozzle, you can heap the icing onto your delicious cupcakes!

  • STEP 6

    Let the cakes cool completely in the tray. Pipe icing onto each cake and decorate with marshmallows or sprinkles, or whatever you like.

For the afternoon science sessions follow the links below.