Good morning Oak Class.

I thought we’d start the day with another beautiful rainbow picture and a quote from my little book off Mrs Nicks:

And you can make the next chapter of your life a wonderful one… because you are the author of the story of your life. – Douglas Pagels

Now to start today’s work…


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

Go to BBC website

Find the English lesson for today – 14 May: English

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

LI – to write a recount.

Extension English task:

LI – to write a detailed character description.

Return to the story of The Wizard of Oz from last week. Learn about why the Tin Man wanted a heart by reading Chapter 5 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum:

Compare the Tin Man’s plight with that of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. The Tin Man desperately wants a heart. What does Buzz Lightyear want? (to be human and not a toy. (PG certificate).

Think about your own robot. What might your robot wish for? E.g. a heart, a brain, new hands to do a particular job, or simply to become human.

Write a character description of your robot as it might appear in a story. Remember in addition to all the physical features you may have included in your fact file or Powerpoint earlier this week, this time you will also need to include some of your character’s thoughts and feelings, just like L. Frank Baum did with the Tin Man.

Remember to read through your writing to check it makes sense and to check for spelling and punctuation. It might be useful to refer to the Writing Assessment Framework to check you’ve included as many features as possible:

Year 6 Writing Assessment Framework

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

Use the 14 May: Maths lesson on the BBC website:

LI – to calculate fractions of amounts in context.

Maths Extension

We will be completing today’s Oak Academy Maths lesson. Please click on the link below:

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and find Week 1, click on Thursday and then Lesson 1 Maths.

LI – to compare fractions less than 1.

Just like yesterday, begin with the quiz. Once you’ve done it, check your score to see how you’ve done. Then watch the video; you may need a pen and paper to make notes, or complete any activities. Listen closely for any instructions. You can pause the video to complete an activity. Then click ‘Close Video’ and click ‘Next Activity’ below. The video will re-appear on the next page. If you don’t need to pause, watch it until the end. When its finished, click ‘Close Video’ and then ‘Next Activity’. Then complete the independent task and finally, do the exit quiz to end the lesson.

Stilling Time

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

RE – LI – to answer a key question about the Holy Trinity.

In today’s lesson, we are going to be using our creativity to try to answer the following key question:

How is it possible for God to be visible… and yet invisible?

If we had been in school, I would have shown you the following PowerPoint (which is now a PDF) and at the same time, I would have played the beautiful Hillsong This I Believe (The Creed). I’d like you to get the song playing on YouTube (video below) and then slowly scroll through the Ppt images using the link directly below the YouTube video. (You don’t need to see the YouTube video – just hear the music).

How is it possible for God to be visible and yet invisible.pptx

I hope that you felt inspired by what you have just watched and heard. I’d now like you to have a go at answering the question by getting really creative. In previous years, children have come up with some amazing ideas. I’ll share some to get your creative juices flowing:

  • a Trinity dance to Hillsong (you may need three people for this but you could always do it remotely with two friends and then merge the videos)
  • compose a song, poem or piece of music
  • create a fidget spinner animation (did you understand the relevance of the fidget spinner to the Holy Trinity?)
  • create some beautiful plaits with three strands of ribbon, hair etc

What else can you come up with? I can’t wait to see your ideas!