Good morning Oak Class! I hope you’re all ok; I’m really missing seeing you in school. Remember we are doing our English lesson via Google Meet this morning at 9.30am. Please make sure you are up to date with your English work from this week.


Continue with the Oak Academy unit on coordinates and shape; you should be on lesson 4 today:  Click on the link and begin at lesson 4: Solving Practical Coordinates Problems.

LI – to solve practical coordinates problems.



I will see you at 9.30am for this lesson. It would be great if you could have a dictionary and thesaurus to hand or to have an online version open in your browser. If you can’t make the online lesson, this is what we will be covering.

Day 5

LI – to explore and use a range of vocabulary.

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?

Yesterday, you read chapters 1-3 of Pinocchio at:

Think back to yesterday… What ‘fiery’ behaviour did Geppetto display? Make a list. Find examples from the text to help you make your list.

Now read Chapter 4 and 5 of Pinocchio up to: ‘he broke the egg-shell over it and let the contents drop in’.

We are going to use this part of the story as a stimulus for an extended Write Stuff piece of writing. Jot down some ideas as to what the ‘contents’ of the egg might be. Be as imaginative as possible. Choose your favourite idea and create a word bank of descriptive words and phrases to describe what came out of the egg (use your dictionary and thesaurus to help with this).

Write Stuff task: The title of your writing will be Pinocchio and the Egg.

Begin your writing with the quote from the text:

He broke the egg-shell over it and let the contents drop in. Then continue the narrative developing your own idea of what came out of the egg and how the story develops from there. Please try to remember all the important elements in your writing:

  • Organising it into paragraphs
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar (use a dictionary to help you)
  • Using ambitious vocabulary (use a thesaurus to help you)
  • Including speech between characters and the correct punctuation for this
  • Using a range of punctuation within your writing such as: ! ?    ( )    –    ;    :    …

Good luck with your piece of writing – I can’t wait to see what you come up with.


Stilling Time

For Stilling Time today, I’d like you to use the following guided body scan. We know from doing these together in school that they can really help us to be present, calm down and manage any worries or anxieties that we may have. You can choose to do this alone or with members of your family. Just relax and enjoy it.



We are beginning a new non-Christian faith unit in RE – Passover.

LI – to consider what I already know and to learn more about the Passover story.

What do you already know about the Passover story? In your home learning book, write the sub-heading: What I already know about the Passover story and underneath, list any things that you know (don’t worry if you don’t know many things at the moment as we will add to this list later).

Watch the following YouTube clip which might help you to remember some more things about the Passover story. It still requires you to think for yourself.

Once you have watched the clip, add to your list about what you know but this time, use a different coloured pen.

Now watch the second YouTube clip (below) which is a bit more obvious (you should have lots of ideas after watching this).

Finally, make final additions to your list in a third colour. At this point, you should have remembered or learnt lots of things about the events in the Passover story. Well done!

Extension: write about the story of Passover in your own words and illustrate if you would like to.


Well done all of your for your work this week. Have a lovely rest and a nice time with your families this weekend – you deserve it! We will ‘see’ you on Monday. Mrs Fitz x