Author: Mr L


So can we find an easy way to add numbers that end in 9.

Can we come up with a rule?

Mummy addition

What could we do to make adding numbers ending in 8 or 7?

Adding and subtraction

Add like mad

Subtraction pyramid


Letter to Queen Vic


Story Map

Effective Sentences for our stories

Mr O’Sullivan and Mrs Otto would like to share some of your fantastic writing from your story based on Cosmic.

Can you select the sentence you are most proud of and add it as a comment – copy it onto the blog and remember to explain why you are so pleased with it – what makes it great?


Addition & Subtraction activities

Addition 1 – blocks

Addition 2 – missing digits

Subtraction 2 – jigsaw

Subtraction 2 – superheroes

Just another day @ ORCS

Always something amazing happening when you look through doors at ORCS



Wise Moves Workshop on ORCS You Tube Channel

Mars Terrain

Mars terrain project

Square Numbers Investigations

Write any you find in your maths book, then add them as a comment to this blog post – eg. 25 = 5×5


See if you can explain what you notice in comments.

Effective sentences and similes

Guy was a tall boy.

I took a simple sentence and extended it, then used a simile to finish it off!

With long legs and very big feet, Guy was a wiry boy. He was as tall as a giraffe.


Create a simple sentence and then improve  it using extended noun phrases. Then add  your simile if you can.  Mr L will add a clip art image later.








A puzzle using common multiples

See if you can work this one out – explain and justify your answer in comments.

Hotel Digital

Improving simple sentences

See if you can improve this sentence by adding what is asked for?

My donkey pulls the cart.

  1. Add ‘on’ at the beginning of the sentence.
  2. Add ‘on’ at the end of the sentence.
  3. Add in some alliteration
  4. Add a simile.
  5. Drop in a relative clause.
  6. Add an adverbial.
  7. Improve the sentence in your own style.


BAFTAs here we come – Stop Motion Movie Making

In the last couple of days Chestnut 2 have been creating some amazing Stop Motion movies using video recording, teleprompters, a green screen and Ipad movie making software.

Here are some photos and stop actions of the movie sets they made. They are currently recording their reports in front of a green screen.




Roman Numerals

Roman Numeral Website

Just have a go at Level I, II, and III to start with

When you have had a go at the interactive games – write a comment to tell the others all about it and how it helped your learning!

Then if you think you are really smart try this Roman Numeral jigsaw puzzle

Can you write your date of birth as Roman Numerals?

Mine is    XV – IV – MCMLXXI        15 – 04 -1971

Can you tell when I was born? How old am I in Roman Numerals – remember all your answers must be as comments.



Autocue, teleprompter – both of these are names of the script that people use to read the words that they need read out.

We are going to have a go at creating our own ‘Chestnut 2TV’ news script for an autocue.

EasyPrompter – create your own Autocue 

Write your script in word then copy and paste it into EasyPrompter.


Hi there!

Hello Chestnut 2 – welcome upstairs!

I really hope that you have had a great first few days with Mr O’Sullivan & Mrs Otto.

Well this is your blog and I am expecting great things from you this year!

The whole world is out there waiting to read what you put on here, so make it really great!

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