Good morning Oak Class! Welcome to a new month! I always think that February is the start of nature beginning to wake up from the winter; spring flowers are beginning to grow and the days are longer with more light in the morning and the evening.

It is Mental Health Week this week so we will be thinking about our metal heath and well being each day. We can spend a lot of time thinking about the past and future that we forget about the here and now! It is really important that you know what helps you to feel good and try to do those things for a little bit of time each day. The activity that I would like you to complete is about recognising your unique characteristics. You can print it off or copy the format into your home learning book. Celebrating Me Activity Sheet Black and White

Mrs Quinn is putting together some Blogs for everyone during the course of the week so keep an eye out for those too.

We are having a live maths lesson this morning at 9:00am – set your alarm!

We are getting close to the end of Letters from the Lighthouse; here is today’s penultimate episode:

https://youtu.be/yCO0614rBB0

Reading – remember you need to keep going with reading everyday. You should read for a minimum of half an hour!

Maths

We are having a live maths lesson today but if you can’t make it here is the work we will be covering:

This week in maths we are looking at division. To begin with we are going to complete calculations and word problems that involve short division then on Wednesday we will move on to long division. Here is a power point with the information we have covered.

LI – To use short division to solve word problems

Worksheet:Lancs Division Problems

Mild – Complete Easy part of the sheet and four questions from average part of the sheet

Spicy – Complete Average part of the sheet

Hot – Complete the last four questions from Average part of the sheet and then move on to Harder part of the sheet.

English

This week we find out what it takes to survive in the jungle, we will read a real-life jungle survival story and dive into Katherine Rundell’s thrilling novel, ‘The Explorer’. Katherine Rundell’s book will also be our class novel.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

LI – to create a manual/user guide.

Explore how to survive in the jungle by watching this video and making notes: How to survive in the jungle – Lonely Planet Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=9D14IdTJg4E&safe=active

Now read and make notes from the book referenced below Click ‘look inside’ to view the book extract: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parents-World- Explorer-Lonely- Planet/dp/174321409X (Please note that this is a commercial site. Take care not to place any unwanted orders!)  To see in larger text click on the magnifying glass and move it around the page – otherwise you won’t be able to read the writing!

How to be a World Explorer Not for Parents (Lonely Planet Kids) – look at the sections below:

• Unexpected deserts
• Polar
• Forest and mountain

– Lost at sea

Based on what you have watched and read, create an instruction manual /user guide titled ‘How to Survive the Jungle’ which could accompany someone about to undertake a jungle adventure.

You may want to include sections such as:

• key equipment to take
• how to wrestle a crocodile
• how to survive an elephant attack
• how to escape from quicksand

Make sure your guide is easy to follow – with clear instructional writing and pictures/ diagrams to support your information. I’m looking forward to seeing your guides.

Science

For science today please watch the video below.

https://youtu.be/nAmxgkYHv5o

You do not have to print off the sheets for taking notes but you do need to click the link to see the headings that you should be using.

Then you need to choose how to present the information that you have learned. You can use the two examples attached here which give you an idea on how to present your work or you can present your work in another way.

Activity Sheet Diet and Exercise Planning

Activity Sheet Healthy Lifestyle Information Text

Healthy Lifestyle Brochure Template

Stilling time/PSHE

For today’s session our stilling time links in with PSHE. Watch the video clips below about friendship and bullying. After you have listened to each clip decide if it is bullying or not. When you’ve finished click the link to complete the sheet.

Spend some time thinking about your friends and why you are friends with them, think about what you like about them and what they might like about you.

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/bcyberwise/spot-bullying

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to email me either on r.poole@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk or rpoole@ellelstjohns.school as I will be checking both accounts.