Welcome to Thursday Oak Class! Don’t forget our Google spelling test this morning at 10am – set your alarm!

In yesterday’s live English lesson I forgot to say to do the illustration of Mr Absalom standing outside the Chapman’s home with Jack and Christopher. Please can you do this today.

Don’t forget to send me pictures of your work or email me the documents that you have created.


If you normally do IDL at school then you can still do this at home. The website is:

https://appuk.idlsgroup.com/#/login Then you can input your username and password as you would normally do when at school. Please ensure that you are doing it at least twice a week.


Continue with the Oak Academy unit on coordinates and shape, you should be on lesson 3 today: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/coordinates-and-shape-4f3d  Click on the link and begin at lesson 3: Reflecting Simple Shapes.


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 https://www.wordhippo.com/ to define these words.

Task 2: Investigate and collect a range of synonyms (words meaning the same or nearly the same) and antonyms (words meaning the opposite) linked to the words in Task 1.

Task 3: What impression do these words give you of Pinocchio? Record your ideas in your home learning book.

Task 4: Read chapters 1-3 of Pinocchio at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16865/16865-h/16865-h.htm

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

Task 5: In his novel, Pinocchio, the author Carlo Collodi describes the old carpenter Geppetto using the word fiery. Use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/ 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.


You need to ensure that you are doing regular exercise everyday. I know that this is not everyone’s favourite thing while for others it is one of the best things to do in school. So I’m providing two links one for a Joe Wicks energetic work out and one for a calmer yoga session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDigyoBrHms Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJgTouHHeE Yoga


For today’s topic work I would like you to watch the clip and take notes as you watch:


Use your notes to create an information piece about the River Thames. You can also do some extra research to expand your writing. You could add in maps, pictures and any other information that you find. You can use Microsoft word to produce your writing and then you can email it to me or bring it with you when we are back in school.

Stilling time

Please look at Mrs O’Donnell’s post on our class blog page on Tuesday.

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.

Enjoy your learning!


Mrs Poole