Welcome to March Oak Class! This is the beginning of spring and I love spotting lambs in the fields so thought that I would share a picture with you. I hope that you managed to get out in the glorious sunshine this weekend! I had my first ice cream sat in my garden yesterday!

We are having a live maths input and science input session this morning at 9:00am – set your alarm!

Here is the latest instalment of Explorer:  https://youtu.be/rmaTCmFm7n4 If you are listening carefully you will realise that I’m reading the same chapter as Mrs Fitz was on Friday! The bookmark wasn’t moved on and as we record these in advance I wasn’t aware I was reading the same chapter until Bronnie and I were listening to it on Friday. So you can listen again or wait until tomorrow for the correct next installment!!

Reading – Keep going with your reading! If you need a book from school to read then please let me or Mrs Fitz know then we can organise for you to collect a book. Remember that reading a newspaper or magazine counts to your daily total of reading time.


This week in maths we are looking at statistics including line graphs and charts.

We will be looking at the following pages as a class in the Google Meet, if you can’t join us then here is the video we will be working through:

: https://youtu.be/48EdWI0lv98

Today’s work is set as a 2Do on Purple Mash. You will be reading different tables and answering questions based on those tables.

The answers are on the last two pages of the 2Do work.


Focus Theme: Space

Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, the exciting space explorations lined up for 2020 and beyond, and delve into the fictitious planet, Pandora.

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


Explore how to become an astronaut by reading these texts, making notes as you read each one.

Task 1: Read the extract below from Usborne Official Astronauts Handbook by Louie Stowell. Make notes as

you write.

Astronauts Handbook FINAL opening extract

Task 2: Read the extract below from Page 5 ‘How to become a NASA astronaut’ of cool astronomy

50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages by Malcolm Croft

Cool Astronomy FINAL opening extract

Task 3: Read the last extract below


Task 4:

Imagine you have been asked to design a short guide / leaflet for NASA titled ‘How to Become an Astronaut’.

The guide is for children aged around 9-11 to inform them of what it takes to become an astronaut.

Using what you have read, create your leaflet/guide. You may wish to include these features:

– Instructional writing – use the 2nd person You to write your guide ‘If you’re thinking of becoming an astronaut

   … You will need…’

– Rhetorical questions as sub-headings, such as ‘What will you need?’

– Clear diagrams / labelled pictures to support your information

– Presentational features such as bullet points/ numbering to order your information.





This week we are looking at Adaptation. We will go through part of the presentation in our Google Meet. If you cannot make the Google meet here is the presentation. Please work through the various pages.

Lesson Presentation Adaptation

Your work is to sort the living thing with its habitat and their adaptive traits. The PDF document is 18 pages long so don’t print out the whole thing!

Activity Sheet Adaptive Traits

Mild is pages 1 to 4, the answers are on page 5 & 6

Spicy is pages 7 to 11 the answers are on page 11 & 12

Hot is pages 13 to 16 the answers are on page 17 & 18


Stilling time/PSHE

For today’s stilling time. Try this really lovely relaxing yoga story meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQjrJ9gtpUY&safe=active


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to email me either on [email protected] or [email protected] as I will be checking both accounts.

Enjoy your learning!


Mrs Poole