Week 5: Monday 20th April

Monday 20th April 2020

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to the Chestnut Home Learning page. Hopefully you have read the Home Learning Information and you’re raring to go! I have marked the tasks that I would like to be emailed with @ EMAIL!  and some further information.


Activity 1:

Our next unit of work in English is going to be ‘Persuasive and Information Texts’. We are going to start by taking a look at a type of persuasive text: arguments. To kick us off, I have attached a reading comprehension all about Plastic Pollution for you to complete. The reading comprehension has the usual text to read and then questions to answer. You don’t have to print either of these off, you can just pop your answers onto a piece of paper but remember to write your answers in full sentences! There are 3 different reading comprehensions in the file attached, ranging from 1 star to 3 stars. You will notice that they increase in difficulty. I would like you to challenge yourself and pick which comprehension you would like to complete. There are also answer sheets so you or someone at home can check your answers once you have finished.

Activity 2: @ EMAIL! Please can you email your response to this task so I can see your reasons for and against.

Following on from the comprehension on Plastic Pollution, I would like you to think of reasons for and against plastic use. ‘For’ arguments are reasons why we should have plastic and use it in our everyday lives and ‘against’ arguments are reasons why we should not have plastic. Can you think of at least 6 reasons for each? I have attached an example of a table that you could use to structure your work. Again, you don’t need to print it off, just create you own on a piece of paper. Remember to write in full sentences with lots of detail and explanation about each point.

Activity 3:

I would like you to read for 30 minutes. You could read a fiction story book, a magazine, a recipe book, a non-fiction book, a comic… the list is endless. Once you have completed your reading, pick a task from below to complete:

  •          Create a new front cover for what you have read
  •          Create a wordsearch which includes key vocabulary from your reading
  •          Write a book review
  •          Write a blurb
  •          Create a poster advertising what you have read
  •          Draw an illustration of one of the characters or things from your text
  •          Write a character description
  •          Create a model which relates to what you have read
  •          Write the next chapter of your text


Activity 4:

I have added a Grammar and Punctuation activity on Frog Play. The activity recaps using apostrophes for possession for both singular and plural nouns. Let’s see if you can remember the special rules that we looked at a few weeks ago!

Activity 5:

Spellings for this week are set below for all 3 groups. Have a go at the 'look, say, cover, write' approach but why not try other ways of learning your spellings. Write them in different colours, in different letter styles ( wobbly, bubble), small letters, big letters or why not time yourself to see how quickly you can write them all or how many times you can write one word in 30 seconds! Get someone at home to test you on your words to see how many you have learnt! Remember, if there are any of your spellings that you are unfamiliar with look them up in the dictionary to check their meaning.


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3


Activity 1:

Before we started Home Learning, we were looking at decimals in our maths lessons. We are going to pick up our decimal journey up with comparing decimal numbers. I have attached a PowerPoint presentation for you to have a look at and a worksheet to complete. Again, it doesn’t have to be printed, just write your answers down on paper.

The method for comparing decimals is very similar to the one we use for whole numbers. Look at each place value column and compare the numbers in each. Just remember that in a decimal number a tenth is larger than a hundredth and when using < > that the big mouth eats the big number. This YouTube clip explains further how to compare decimal numbers:



Activity 2:

The next step on our decimal journey is to order decimal numbers. I have attached a PowerPoint presentation for you to have a look at and a worksheet to complete. Again, it doesn’t have to be printed, just write your answers down on paper.

To order decimals, write the numbers in place value chart, one under another. Look at the place value of each digit. You should be able to apply your comparing skills from yesterday to help you order the numbers. This YouTube clip gives you more information about ordering decimals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68TBZRfaKnA&vl=en

Top tip: ascending means smallest to biggest and descending means biggest to smallest!


Activity 3:

Please complete one Big Maths sheet from your home learning pack.

Activity 4:

Please complete 2 pages of your Schofield and Sims book.

Activity 5:

Please complete the challenge I have set for you on Timetable Rockstars.



@ EMAIL! Please can you email your response to this task so I can see your super sorting!

Our next science topic is States of Matter. Our first lesson focuses on solids, liquids and gases. I have attached a PowerPoint for you to have a look at. Unfortunately, I can’t get the video link in the presentation to work but maybe you will be able to! If you can’t get the link to work, the BBC have a good clip which gives you more information about solids, liquids and gases. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/zsgwwxs

Once you have had a look at the presentation, I would like you to complete the sorting activity attached. Again, you don't need to print off the worksheets or activity cards because you can make your own worksheet/poster and draw or write what's on each picture card into the correct column of solid, liquid or gas. You could even make a PowerPoint if you wish ...it's completely up to you!

Some solids do break the rules and have some of the properties of a liquid! Below is a link to an experiment on the science website 'STEM' which demonstrates how this happens. Why don't you have a go at the 'biscuit bashing' activity. You could even make a cheesecake with your bashed biscuits afterwards!


Good luck with your home learning tasks this week and remember to take lots of breaks and keep smiling! I’m looking forward to seeing your work and giving you feedback on it.

Stay safe Chestnut class and I’ll be touch again soon….

Miss M