Hello Hazel Class. I hope you have all had a great weekend.

From this week, we are asking parents to send one piece of English and Maths work a week,  to their child’s class teacher, so we can see how they are getting on. You can email me any pictures of work to j.turton@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk. Feel free to send more if you are doing so already or wish to. I will then post work sent on our Friday blog post which looks at all the amazing work we have done in the week.

We have also enabled an upload feature to our blog posts, so you can upload images there that we can then approve as staff. As we don’t want to overload the website, storage space is limited, any attachments are restricted to 1mgb. I know you are all very busy and juggling lots of different things but it would be great to see a piece of work from you. If you are having any issues or difficulties with this please email me and I will be happy to help.

In maths this week we will be looking at perimeter.

Here is today’s maths video

Maths Video

Here is today’s maths activity sheet.

Add lengths

In English this week we will be looking at a unit called defying gravity! We are going explore poems, stories and movies themed around the air and flying. Find facts and delve into the history of flight. You might possibly end up being blown away!

Watch and enjoy the short film, Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore:

Watch again up to 4:33 mins.

Think about verbs that could describe how the man is moving/flying in the storm and how the books are flying later on, e.g. twirling, swirling, tumbling.

Use a thesaurus to find synonyms (words with a similar meaning) for your words.


Write these synonyms down.

Create an ‘ing’ poem about flying using some of the verbs you have explored.

Start off by describing what happened to Mr Lessmore at the start of the clip, e.g. how he was flying, not through choice and in a dangerous way. Next, move on to describing the books flying in the air, e.g. they are purposeful and elegant.

Here is an example for you.

Whisked away by the gusts of wind,

Falling, gliding, tumbling, diving.

Trying to catch a hold,

Bumping, reaching, grabbing, plunging.

The elegant books soaring through the sky.

Gliding, drifting, hovering, fluttering.

Waiting for the right person to come along,

Coasting, skimming, floating, cruising.

Write your poem out neatly and decorate it with pictures of flying books around it.

Remember to send in pictures of your work, I always love reading and seeing your amazing work.

In French today we are going to be learning about wild animals (part 2)

Wild Animals Part 2

In PE join in with Mr Garvey’s challenge.

In stilling time today, take some time for yourself. Find a quiet place, maybe outside and read your favourite book.

Mr Turton’s joke of the day.

What do you get if you sit on a BBQ?

Hot crossed buns.


Have a great day everyone, keep smiling.