Good morning Oak Class. I hope you’re all ok and enjoyed our creative afternoon yesterday.

Don’t forget our Google Meet at 9am today – I’ll see you all then.

Now for today’s learning…


LI – to write a reflective diary entry.

Task 1. Read and enjoy Chapter Two (The Green Dark – pages 6 – 17) of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell here:


Alternatively, you can listen to me reading the chapter on the recording below:

  1. Based on what you have read/heard, write a diary entry as Fred – reflecting on the day’s events.


You may wish to use the following structure for your diary entry – writing Fred’s account of what happened and his thoughts and feelings for each section.


1.The plane journey.
2. Fred’s first glimpses of the rainforest
3. Meeting the other survivors
4. The snake and finding a place

to sleep

Remember to keep proof-reading your diary to check for spelling and punctuation and aim to fill your writing with ambitious vocabulary to help you describe the rainforest (focus on senses… what can you see, hear, smell, taste, feel?) Please send your finished work to me. Good luck!



LI – Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two‐digit whole number using the formal written method of long division

Today, we will be continuing with the work you started yesterday on long division. Using the link below, please access the White Rose lesson input and click on ‘Long Division 2’. Remember to pause and work in your home learning book when the video tells you to. When you are asked to ‘discuss in class’ you obviously can’t do this so just ignore that bit.

I’d now like you to complete the White Rose long division worksheet. Remember, you can go back to the video at any time to help you with the methods:

White Rose Long Division Work Sheet

White Rose Long Division Answers


Stilling Time

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


Children’s Mental Health Week

This is a good activity to do straight after Stilling Time. I’d like you to look through the Mindfulness Challenge Cards below. There are lots of them so just choose one or two that take your fancy and have a go at the challenge. These activities are a really good thing to come back to whenever you’re feeling a bit worried or anxious or when you you just want a bit of ‘you time’ (it’s so important to make time for you and to look after yourself and your mental wellbeing).

Mindfulness Challenge Cards

Remember to access Mrs Quinn’s Children’s Mental Health Week blog too – this if full of fantastic ideas and activities!



LI – to describe the key features of a river system.

LI – to use atlases and maps to identify the key features of a river system.

As I suspected, when I share the two videos the sound is no good. Just skip over these bit and then use the links below to the videos:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Here is the link to today’s activity sheet:

How Rivers Change Shape

Good luck with your learning this afternoon. See you all tomorrow.

Mrs Fitz 🙂