Good morning Oak Class! I can’t believe it’s Friday again! Below is a video that Mrs Poole and I made yesterday when we were in school. We wanted you to be able to see what the set-up will be like if/when we return so there are no surprises. Please forgive our filming skills; it was tricky to do with a phone whilst social distancing!!! As you watch, make a note of any questions you might have or anything you are surprised or worried about. Perhaps talk these over with an adult at home and remember you can email us too.


For those of you who have chosen to continue with the BBC online learning…

Go to BBC website

Find the English lesson for today – 22 May: English which is a reading lesson based on A Pocketful Of Stars by Aisha Bushby.

Record the LI below in your Home Learning book and record any notes, etc in your book.

LI – Using the book A Pocketful Of Stars you will investigate a text, compare extracts and write from a character’s perspective.

Extension English task:

LI – to write a persuasive speech.

Task 1. Imagine you have been invited by Greta Thunberg to join her at her next speech to World Leaders. Imagine she has asked you to prepare a short speech about climate change and what you think needs to be done to combat it.

Watch these short clips of Greta in action for inspiration: newsround/49803015 newsround/49793394

Task 2. Write your speech outlining what climate change is, its effect on the world and your five key ways to help combat it. Think about using emotive, powerful language to persuade World Leaders that this is an urgent matter. If possible, once you have written your speech, record/film it to send to me. Enjoy!

Maths – for those of you who have chosen to continue with the BBC online learning…

Use the 22 May: Maths lesson (which is the Challenge of the Week) on the BBC website:

Maths Extension

Please click on the link below:

Go to Summer Term, Week 1 (w/c 20 April) and select lesson 5 which is the Friday Maths Challenge. If you want some additional work once you have done this, spend some time on Mathletics working on an area to want to improve on.

Stilling Time

You may wish to do your Stilling Time right at the end of the day today as it’s a Calm Down Yoga exercise which should help you to relax ahead of the weekend after a hard week’s work. Enjoy!


LI – to consider what we can learn about God from the names he is given.

Throughout the Bible, but particularly in the Old Testament, God is given many names. Here are some of them:

Elohim (which means strong creator)

Yahweh (which means I am and is taken from Exodus)

Elshaddei (which means God Almighty and is taken from Genesis)

Jehovah Jireh (which means the Lord will provide and is taken from Genesis)

I want you to choose one of these four names for God as a basis for a piece of artwork. The name itself should be the central focal point for the artwork but you should think about the entire piece of work too. For example, if you were to choose the name Elohim which means strong creator, the name could be surrounded by images from the creation story or the letters of the name could be very large and each one filled in with creation images. If your were to choose Jehovah Jireh (the Lord will provide) the name could be surrounded by images of all the ways God provides for you and your family or all of human kind. As you work, remember to keep the LI which is a key question in mind: what can we learn about God from the names he is given? Try to answer the question in your artwork.

Additional activities:(If you have any of these activities left to do from yesterday’s topic work, try to give some of them a go today).

You can take this learning in any direction you choose; be creative! Let me know what you come up with!

Today is the last day before the half term holiday. You’ve worked really hard this half term and I want you all to enjoy a well-deserved break. If any of you do want to continue with work and learning, there’s loads you can access at home: Mathletics, Spelling Shed, Purple Mash, any of the BBC Home Learning, White Rose Maths or Oak Academy lessons that you’ve not already done. Remember to keep reading and exercising but most importantly, stay safe, have fun and look after yourselves and your families.

Lots of love, Mrs Fitz xxx