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Welcome back after half-term

Hope you all had a great week off and enjoyed the warm weather.

Here is your home learning work for the next few weeks, which should take you an hour or two each day. There are tasks to do for English, Maths and Topic. 



English Summer 2

For each week you have:

4 English Tasks to do in your exercise book:

Work through one week of tasks each week!

New English work

English week beginning 22 6 2020 for 2weeks  magic box poem


English week beginning 6- 7 2020 for 2 weeks

This is a unit of work which should take about 2 weeks.

If you need more ideas you could do a full description of a super hero maybe using some of these sentence stems My name is.... I live in... At night I... Every morning... My hands... When it is hot...

Also you can write a full story about what super hero with a beginning introducing the characters and setting. A middle with the problem and how it is resolved and an ending.




Try to read at least a little bit every day. You could read a book from home, or check out a book online on one of these websites:

Here are some  more stories to enjoy 15 6 2020


Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson

A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?

Reading Age 6+   

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley
In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse – what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer… Optional activity Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  This week’s reading includes both a short story and a poem:

The Monk and the Armadillo’ by Onjali Q. Rauf

‘Care of Exotic Pets.  Number 1. The Axolotl at Bedtime’ by Catherine Johnson 

Reading Age 8+

Week 6

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... "Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID." Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1

'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2
Told in two parts: Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet.  This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert, of course…  Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy

A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy!  Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy. "It's a noo-noo," Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right... Optional activity Reading Age 6+


Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne 

One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters!

Reading age 8+








Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen

For brave hunters and bear-lovers!  Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee

Winston the book wolf likes books - he likes to eat them. But then a girl named Rosie teaches Winston an important lesson: "You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!" Optional activity
Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple

Krikta the kea and his friends are always playing practical jokes on the other birds. But one day, some of the birds become greedy and want the forest for themselves. So begins the terrible time of quarrelling that threatens the forest. Ka, the great bird and keeper of the forest, is angry with the birds and punishes them. Krikta, the mischievous kea, finds he has been too cheeky for his own good.

Reading Age 10+


4 Maths Tasks to do on a worksheet and a Friday challenge (follow link) :

Do your best on each sheet, but you don't have to finish it if you're finding it difficult or it's taking a long time. Start from week 2.


White Rose Maths Summer Term  2 starting at Week beginning 1 6 20

Find the videos, worksheets and answer sheets and Friday challenge by going here and clicking the topic pink bar, Summer Term Week 2:

The worksheets are also available underneath.



Please find below some topic activities to choose from( or you could do all of them!)


Hello from Mrs Pearce

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Plants in my garden

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You can find even more lessons for other subjects on BBC Bitesize if you want to

Online Purple Mash Tasks:

(call or email the school if you can’t log in)


Online Times Tables Rockstars Tasks:

(call or email the school if you can’t log in)

Welcome to Chestnut class
Class teacher: Mrs Helen Pearce - MON TUES WED THURS

                           Mrs Hill - FRI
TA: Mrs Sandra Eastwood, 

General Information
P.E DAYS  :   Monday and Friday- Please keep kit at school and make sure jewellery is removed and long hair is tied back.
Library :  Change book on Wednesday
Children need to read to an adult as often as possible and we would like you to write in their reading record books.

Monday surgery: You are welcome to arrange a time to meet the teacher any Monday after school to discuss any concerns or progress. Sign up in  outside class.

Going Home arrangements: If your child is going home with another designated person please sign on going home sheet outside class


If you are interested in volunteering in school to hear children read we would very much appreciate it. Also please let us know if you are generally available for accompanying us on trips as this would be really helpful. Please speak to Mrs. Pearce. Thank you.



Would you like to have been a Victorian child?

SPRING 1 - Could a polar bear survive in the desert?

Autumn 1- Why should Beegu stay in Cherry Hinton?


Curriculum Web Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Topic Question Homework
Autumn 1 Spellings

Useful websites



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