Now for today’s work…


BBC online learning group:

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Find the English lesson for today – 7 May: English

Today’s lesson is a reading lesson based on Tell Me No Lies by Malorie Blackman. Record the LI below in your Home Learning book and record any notes, etc in your book.

LI – to retrieve information accurately from the text using inference skills about characterisation and to write in the style of an author .

Extension English task group:

LI – to investigate how authors choose and use vocabulary to develop character.

In his novel, Pinocchio, the author Carlo Collodi describes the wooden puppet Pinocchio using the following vocabulary: insolent, derisive, rascal, imp, wretched.

Task 1: Use a dictionary, thesaurus or to define these words. Investigate and collect a range of synonyms (words meaning the same or nearly the same) and antonyms (words meaning the opposite) linked to these words.

What impression do these words give you of Pinocchio? Record your ideas in your home learning book.

 Task 2: Read chapters 1-3 of Pinocchio at

What ‘impish’ behaviour does Pinocchio display? Record in your home learning book.

 Task 3: In his novel, Pinocchio, the author Carlo Collodi describes the old carpenter Geppetto using the word fiery. Use a dictionary, thesaurus or to define this word. What impression does this word give you of Geppetto? Record your ideas in your home learning book. Think back to Chapters 1-3 and re-read if necessary. What ‘fiery’ behaviour does Geppetto display? Make a list in your home learning book.

Task 4: (optional extension): Using the events at the start of Pinocchio (Chapters 1-3), create a true/false quiz based upon the story to test your family with. Can they offer reasons (including evidence from the novel) for their answers?

Maths – BBC online learning group:

Use the 7 May: Maths lesson on the BBC website:

LI – to add and subtract mixed numbers.

Maths Extension group:

Please click on the link below to take you to the White Rose Maths work for today:

Go to Week 2 and find lesson 5. Watch the video and then access the activity. Remember, the answers are also there for you to look at once you have completed the work so I won’t post these separatley later.

LI – to calculate angles.

Stilling Time

For today’s Stilling Time, please access Mrs O’Donnell’s post. Enjoy!

Topic: VE Day Activities

PE/Dance: LI – to choreograph/learn a 1940s-style dance. Now… I am aware that some of you – not naming any names 🙂 – will not enjoy this activity at all. I am going to post an alternative (or additional if you wish) activity below. For this lesson, search for, watch and enjoy some 1940s swing style dance videos like this one:

Your challenge: Can you create your own swing-style routine and film it? Bonus points if you can create a costume to wear too! You may need to get family members involved to dance with – I’m sure they’ll love me for that!

Alternative history activity: Research your own family in WW2 and record notes/findings in your home learning book. Who in your family lived through WW2? Create a family tree. What can you find out about them from the people who are still alive now? Make a factfile about the person you have chosen. I’d love to see what you come up with.

I’m really proud to share with you a similar project that my niece Esme has done. She is in Year 3 and interviewed our great cousin Joyce. Please click the link below to see her interview. It may give you some ideas for questions and it’s also a really interesting read:

Interview with my cousin Joyce

If you’ve not done so already, remember to finish off your VE Day bunting and decorate your home and garden with it. One more thing… don’t forget to watch the Queen address the NATION – The Queen herself will be giving a special address to the nation at 9am tomorrow (8th May) – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day. It would be really lovely if we were all wacthing this at the same time. Maybe we’ll have to do Joe Wicks later in the day.

Enjoy your day off tomorrow Oak Class – you really deserve it. Have a wonderful time with your families and I’ll ‘see’ you next week. Love Mrs Fitz x