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Thursday 2nd April




As you know we are not able to go out and meet people like we would normally do because we have to stay in our houses. Because of this, today I would like you to write a letter to someone you are not able to see. This could be a fiend or a family member who you would like to see. To do this you need to remember what we have already learned about letters this year.


  • always start with Dear
  • write a different paragraph for each new thing you want to talk about
  • remember you are writing in the first person
  • you can use informal language as you know the person you are writing to








This sheet will help you see the link between your 2 X, 4 X and the 8 X tables. you need to work by doubling the first number all the way along. The first one has been done for you where 2 is doubled to make 4, 4 doubled makes 8, and finally 8 doubled makes 16.


When you have finished if you want an extra challenge can you double your final answer and work out what X table that would be.





Choose one book and read it to different people in your house. Each time you read it you will be more confident so try to put on different voices for different characters or change your tone depending on how the person is speaking.

Wednesday 1st April




Today is April fool's day so I would like you to write a story about an April fool's joke that a child might play on their parent. 


Some things that I would like you to include in your story:


  • paragraphs 
  • Capital letters and full stops
  • speech that uses inverted commas





Today we are going to continue to work on multiplication activities with the sheet below.




If you have scissors you can cut these dominoes out and see if you can make a trail of them. If you do not have scissors you can write numbers next to each one to show the order that they go in. 




Follow the link above and listen or read to the story of the animals of ancient Egypt. When you have finished can you draw me a picture of your favourite animal and what it tells you about them.



Other activities         Spanish dancing                Spelling shed





Tuesday 31st March




Today in English I would like you to practise something that we have done a lot of in class this year. I would like you to revisit some of the work you have done on previous days to edit and improve it. We do this in class with your purple polishing pen so if you have a different coloured pen or pencil you could use that to show where you have improved your work.


Things to remember when editing your work:


  • Look for capital letters at the start of each sentence and for proper nouns
  • Check that each of your sentences are punctuated properly
  • Can you add any descriptive language to make your work more interesting
  • Does your work make sense? Read it to yourself out loud to check it reads well
  • Can you change any of the words to make it more interesting remember we banned the words happy/sad/nice in class





Following the instructions on the sheet below will allow you to find the missing numbers. For question 3 and 4 you need to put the original number into the question and then for 5 and 6 you need to draw the full question.


You may need to use the division skills we looked at yesterday by using your own number lines to help you.



Picture 1



Read a book to another person in your house. Make sure you are using intonation which means that you are changing your voice depending on what is happening in the book, so if a character is whispering you should be too.


Monday 30th March




Read the section below from your pack and answer the questions on the bottom of the sheet. When you have finished draw a picture of the scene which is described. When you have drawn your picture now try and write your own description of the scene using prepositions and descriptive language to make it interesting.


Prepositions - These describe the position of something (above, next to, behind...)

Descriptive language - adjectives, similes, metaphors, expanded noun phrases








Use the 3 sheets in your pack to practise dividing using a number line. To divide using a number line you start from 0 and count in the number you are dividing by (in 48 ÷ 8 you would need to count in 8's). Show these additions by jumping  on your number line, to help you write the number you have landed on underneath so you remember where you are up to. Your final jump should land on the final number and then to work out your answer you need to count the amount of jumps you have made.




If you click on the link below you can watch a video to see the lessons that we would have been doing today as well as an activity to complete.




Other activities


Stay active by taking part in some of the activities below or go out for a walk or bike/scooter ride with other people from your house. - cosmic kids yoga - Joe Wicks workouts - Kidz Bop



Friday 27th March




In this sheet from your pack you have to correct the incorrect spellings. All these words are  on your Year 3/4 spelling lists but some of them we may not have covered just yet. As you can see the first half of the sheet has the incorrect words circled for you but in the second half you must find the incorrect word before you correct it.


Picture 1



In this sheet from your pack you must find the missing number from the multiplication triangles. 

If the top number is missing you multiply the bottom two numbers. If you are missing one of the bottom numbers you have to divide the top number by the bottom number. 


When you have finished the sheet why don't you draw your own multiplication triangles.

Picture 1



Find a book in your house and read it to someone. This can be your school reading book or any other reading books you have but read it aloud to someone else in your house




Other activities


You have been in your house for a week now and it is important you help the other people in your house so your challenge is to do 3 things that help around your house. These could be tidying up after yourself, washing the dishes, looking after siblings or anything else that helps in your house.

Thursday 26th March




Use the photo below and complete what you can see and what you can hear like you did on Monday.


When you have completed writing about your senses try writing a short story about one of the people on the beach and what they are doing. 


Remember to include:


  • Inverted commas if your characters are speaking
  • adjectives to make your story interesting for someone in your house to read
  • adverbs to describe your characters actions


When you have finished ask another person in your house to read your story and see if they can find any ways of improving it.






below is a method of multiplying 2 digit and 1 digit numbers. 


I will talk you through the first question.


First you would do 9 X 10 which is 90


Next you would do 9 X 3 which is 27


Finally you need to add the answers to the first two calculations. In this case 90+27. This means that the answer to 13 X 9 = 117. Try the rest by yourself and then try some of your own.








Your final reading task of the week is to answer questions on the image below like we have for the previous days.



1) What kind of monster is this?

2) Where did it come from? Has it been here before?

3) What do you think the kitten is dreaming of?

4) What is the monster going to do?

5) What do you think will happen next?

6) Continue this story to tell me what happens next


Other tasks


Create a map of your home and write instructions for someone to follow to fins something that you have hidden. Please take photos of your treasure map and send them to Miss Bilton and myself on twitter at @wallsendstpeter




Wednesday 25th March 






These 3 sheets  are in your maths pack and are for you to practise the times tables that we have learned this year. 


Firstly colour in or circle the numbers on the grid to show all the numbers in the given times tables.

Then use these to help you answer the questions on the rest of the sheet. 


When you have finished this task log-in to MathsShed to play the times table games.



The third page of your Spring activities booklet is below.




Use the prepositions given to you to write descriptions of the picture you can see. After that draw  your own picture in the box ans write a descriptive paragraph to describe it using prepositions. 


Remember to:


  • Write in full sentences using capital letters and punctuation
  • Use descriptive language to make your sentences more interesting 






1)What’s on the other side of the door?

2)What is the girl holding in her hand? 3)Why? What will she do with it?

4)How did she get to the forest?

5)Where is this?

6)Who hung the lanterns in the trees?

7)Where does the stream lead?

8)Write the rest of the story about what will happen next with speech marks.



Other activities 


 Log in to spelling shed to practise your spellings for this week as well as using Maths Shed to practise your times table.


Use YouTube to complete some Cosmic Kids yoga as a way to relaxand do some exercise in your house.



Tuesday 24th March




Following on from yesterday's work we will now look at adding 1 and 10 to different numbers. 


You first sheet involves you drawing out numbers using base 10 representations as shown and then adding or removing parts of the base 10 to answer the question.




The second activity for you to complete is to answer questions that use extracts from a hundred square. 



Moving right on the grid you add 1

Moving down on the grid you add 10

Moving left on the grid you subtract 1

Moving up on the grid you subtract 10




Today as part of your English activity you will need to change sentences so that they are in the past tense.



When you have completed these sentences try writing a recount of an activity we have done at school this year. Remember that we have already done the activity so that means you must always write in the past tense.



Things to remember when you are writing:


  • Start all sentences with capital letters.
  • Use punctuation at the end of each sentence.
  • Use fronted adverbials to order the things that you are talking about. - remember fronted adverbials need a comma after them.
  • Use descriptive language in your recount to make it interesting. These could be adjectives, adverbs or expanded noun phrases.





In the same way as yesterday look at the picture below and then answer the questions based on what you can infer from the picture.



1)What has happened here?

2)Why is the boy hanging from the tree?

3)Why is she wearing ice skates, but he isn’t?

4)What might she be saying to him?

5)How is he going to get down?

6)Write the rest of the story about what will happen next.



Other activities

Try and take part in some exercise at home, every morning Joe Wicks is delivering an online work out for you and your family to do in your house. Click on the link to take part in the work out at 9am every morning. 



In addition to this explore the website below, it has lots of audiobooks for you to listen to in your own times even if you don’t have the book. If you listen to them why not write a review you can give to your friends when we return to school.



Stay safe and we can't wait to have you all back in school. 


Mr Piper

Monday 21st March - Home learning activities




This maths activity is in your maths home learning packs.


In section A you need to write the the numbers out using numerals. 


eg.  four hundred and thirty seven =  437


In section B you must write out the value of the underlined numbers. For this you must remember your place value columns which are you Hundreds Tens and Ones. 


eg.              H  T  O

                   2  5  1


If the 2 is underlined it does not just mean 2. It is 200 because it is in the hundreds column.

If the 5 is underlined it would mean 50 because it is in the tens column.

If a number is in the ones column it does just mean the value of the digit so in this example the 1 just means 1.


In section C you are looking at the opposite of section B. You are given a value and you need to circle the correct digit.


eg.              eighty = 483


In this example you would need to circle the eight as it is in the tens column so it represent 80.




In Section D  you need to order the numbers in ascending order. This means putting them in order from smallest to largest. This is the opposite of descending order.


eg.   If I had the numbers;     364 / 215 / 925 / 246


The correct order would be 215 - 246 - 364 - 925


To get this answer you firstly need to look at the hundreds column to find the smallest number. In my example my smallest hundred was 200 but I had 2 of them so next you have to look at the tens column. In the tens column there was a 1 and a 4 so then I knew 215 was the smallest number and 246 had to be the second smallest. After that, you repeat the steps until you have ordered all the numbers.


Trying to trick you


Be careful when ordering your numbers because you might look at the first numbers and thing that 74 is bigger than 135 because 7 is bugger than 1. However, remember that a 3-digit number is always bigger than a 2-digit number.









In your home school pack you have the sheet below. On this sheet it asks you what you can see and what you can hear, you have to imagine you are on this boat sailing away on holiday. Describe what you can see and hear using adjectives and other descriptive features we have looked at in Year 3. When you have finished writing what you could see and hear you can write a diary entry for a day on the ship.


Things to remember for your diary entry:


  • In the first person - so use I/my
  • In the past tense - Everything has happened already
  • You should start your diary entry with Dear diary,
  • Can you use fronted adverbials to add a chronological order to your day - you might use first/next/after that/ finally


When you have finished your diary entry why not ask your parents to tweet it to @wallsendstpeter so that I can see what amazing work you've been doing.







Look at the picture below and then answer the questions about what you think is going on.






1)Who is ‘Little Taylor’?

2)What is Taylor doing? Why?

3)What happened before this picture?

4)What is Taylor going to do? Is it the right thing to do? What are his reasons?

5)Write the rest of the story.




Other tasks


Remember that as well as the tasks that are above and will be set every day you can still go on spelling shed to practise your spellings. There is also the Commando Joe's tasks that you can try to complete. As well as this remember that every morning at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a work out on his YouTube channel that you can take part in from home. Keep in touch with school as best you can by showing us the amazing work you are doing by asking your adult to send us pictures on twitter @wallsendstpeter


Remember that we are looking forward to seeing you back in school when this is all over and that you can do your bit to help by continuing to wash your hands for 20 seconds regularly.

Commando Joe's have very kindly donated some homework activities that you can complete at home when our school is closed. Why not try the different activities and complete all 3 sheets if you can.


Take photos and tweet them to @Wallsendstpeter so that all the staff can see the amazing activities you have been taking part in.


Mr Piper

Things to do indoors with children

Things to do indoors with children 1

Spring term learning:

Literacy: Persuasive Writing 

Maths: Multiplication and division

Topic: Brazil

Science: Plants