Good morning Oak Class! I hope you’re all ok and enjoyed your long weekend and that last two days with Mrs Poole. I’ve seen some fantastic VE Day pictures from lots of you; thank you for sharing. I wanted to share a couple of mine…

This was me dressed and ready for VE Day in my Union Jack dress (I overheated later in the day because it was so hot and had to get changed!)

This is the entrance to my Church. Doesn’t it look beautiful?!

Things are going to be in a slightly different order today. I want you to do your topic work first, as your English work for today will link you what you’ve done.

Topic – DT – LI – to use junk modelling to build a robot.

If you have recycling materials available at home, use junk modelling to create your own robot. If not, draw a detailed plan/design of your robot. Your work from yesterday will be a great starting point for this but you can make changes as necessary when you bulid your model. Be as creative and imaginative as you can. The sky is the limit! Perhaps try to include some moving parts, levers, secret compartments and/or transforming elements. Your robot needs to ‘do’ something as this afternoon, you will be writing information/an explanation as to how your robot works. Please share pictures of your model with me.


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

Go to BBC website

Find the English lesson for today – 13 May: English

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

LI – to write a debate argument.

Extension English task:

LI – to write an information/explanation text.

Following on from your DT junk modelling work, you are going to write some information and /or an explanation as to how your robot works.  This could be in the form of a Powerpoint or presentation to your family.

Remember to include key information, lifting ideas and vocabulary from your diagram or fact file created yesterday. If you are using Powerpoint, you may choose to insert some photographs of your robot too!

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

Use the 13 May: Maths lesson on the BBC website:

LI – to divide fractions by integers.

Maths Extension

We are continuing to use the Oak Academy Maths work this week – I hope you’re enjoying it. Please click on the link below:

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

LI – to find equivalent fractions.

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 watch and enjoy the following video. I would like you to use this as a time of prayer and reflection. The words of the blessing are so beautiful and bring messages of hope at this uncertain time, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, we are never alone.

PE: Please do Mr Garvey’s PE challenge for today.


Please use the 5 May: Maths lesson on the BBC website. I think this looks really interesting and it’s not an area we’ve done any work on yet.

LI – to learn about trade and economic activity including export and import, supply and demand.

Read through the information and make any notes you want to in your Home Learning book. There are two online activities to complete and then the tgird activity is a paper based one. If you can print out the sheet then do so. Otherwise, you can copy the work into your Home Learning book.

If you haven’t done so today, please spend some time on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. It’s really important to keep up with spelling and mental maths skills.