Good morning Oak Class! I hope you’re all ok. I’m looking forward to seeing you all this morning for our live lesson at 9am. I wanted to share the above image with you as it made me feel so happy about the lighter days to come! I hope it cheers you up too!

Here’s the next chapter of The Explorer for you to listen to today:

English

Today, we are continuing with this week’s focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar; today’s lesson will be a punctuation lesson.

LI – to explore the functions of and use colons and semi-colons.

In this lesson, we will explore why and how we use colons and semi-colons. This will be our live lesson. For those of you who are unable to make it, the PowerPoint we will be looking at is attached as a PDF below. This isn’t interactive but all the information is still there.

Using Semi Colons and Colons

Independent activity:

Please click the link below to access the colons and semi-colons worksheet for today:

Using colons and semi colons worksheets

There are three levels of difficulty; you only need to do one. If you can’t print the sheet, just copy the sentences into your home learning book. The answers come after each version of the worksheet.

Maths

LI – to develop problem solving and reasoning skills.

Today, we are going to be working on a maths mystery activity (Mrs Poole and I know you enjoy doing these) to develop your problem-solving and reasoning skills. There are a range of questions based on place value, percentages and converting measures which will require you to use and apply your maths skills.

You all know how the maths mysteries work. Click on the first link and it will take you to the clues. Work through these at your own pace – if you can’t print them out don’t worry – just work in your home learning book.

The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

Good luck!

Stilling Time

Please access Mrs O’Donnell’s Stilling Time activity for today and enjoy your time with her.

Topic – Geography

LI – to learn about and understand river processes and land forms.

Let’s start with a quick recap of what rivers do… Flow downhill (gravity); Drain the land of water back to the sea; Erode the land (wear it away); Deposit sediments (silt, sand, etc) and make new land (Deltas).

Activity 1: In your home learning book, make a list of all the uses of rivers you can think of. Try to be specific and think outside the box. Hints… leisure and tourism, religion, transport, etc.

Next, quickly recap all the river features you have learnt about over the past few weeks. If you can, tell someone at home all the features you can think of and a definition for each.

Today we are going to focus on waterfalls.

Activity 2: In your home learning book, make a list of as many waterfalls you can think of. Try to include some that are close to home and others from around the world. Now watch and enjoy this amazing video (as you watch, add to your list)…

Without being with you in person, it’s difficult to explain how waterfalls are formed so I’ve found a video that I think does this really well:

Please watch the video as many times as you need to and then use it to help you complete the worksheets below. You really need to be able to print these off but if you can’t, just draw a picture and a description for each stage in your work book.

How are waterfalls formed

Don’t forget to send your completed work to me.

Computing – Safer Internet Day 2021