Good morning Oak Class! Welcome to Tuesday’s online learning!

Don’t forget we are having a live maths lesson this morning at 9:00am – set your alarm!

Here is today’s Explorer instalment:


LI – To use formal methods for addition and subtraction

Today we are continuing looking at addition and subtraction but as formal column method with six digit numbers.

If you can’t make the live lesson here is a video of what we would have covered:

Now choose which page you want to complete:

Mild – Questions 1-6 Abacus 2 p44 & p46:Tuesday Maths p44       Maths Tues p46

Spicy – Questions 1-8 Abacus 2 p44 & p46 Tuesday Maths p44      Maths Tues p46

Hot – Abacus 2 p44 & p47 Tuesday Maths p44 Maths Tues p47

Here are the answers:

Tuesday Maths Answers

There is a website that is offering daily maths challenges. They are really useful to do especially if you finish quickly. Why not challenge yourself and have a go? Daily maths challenge:


LI – to write a presentation.

Find out more about the moon by reading these sources. Jot down any facts that you find interesting:

Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Pages 4-5): Dr_Maggies_Grand_Tour_of_the_Solar_System_Extract

National Geographic Kids website – Facts About the Moon:

https://www.natgeokid nce/space/facts-about- the-moon/

Moon by Stewart Ross (Page 3):  moon extract

Imagine you have been asked by the BBC to join Professor Brian Cox on a CBBC TV special about Space. He has asked you to do a five minute presentation on the moon.

If you are unfamiliar with who Brian Cox is, here he is in action (scroll down to the video ‘How earth was created’): bitesize/articles/zk7fy9q

When creating your presentation, consider these points:

  • Think about writing a script or key notes for your presentation – making sure you practice aloud so that it stays within the five minute limit.
  • You may want to use a computer programme to create a presentation, such as PowerPoint, or design and create posters which you can refer to as you
  • Think about how to keep your audience engaged – maybe you could include some rhetorical questions which make your audience think more about your

Once completed, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to me!


Crime and Punishment

Our new topic is a history based topic looking at the history of crime and punishment in Lancaster. We will be looking at a range of events that have taken place at Lancaster. Can you think of the main place that has seen criminal acts brought to justice? The place where criminal cases were heard and where punishment was handed out was Lancaster castle.

To begin with can you record in a cloud bubble what you know about Lancaster Castle and its history?

Today we would like you to visit Lancaster Castle’s website (we would like to visit in reality when we are able) you are going to make notes on various aspects of the Castle’s history and then tomorrow you are going to reproduce your notes in an extended form.

Here is the link to the website:

Please look at the following pages and try to keep to the order below:

  • Click on Dark History
  • Click on Crime and Punishment – find out more…
  • Make notes on the following information:-
  • How is Lancaster castle used today as a centre for crime and punishment?
  • Look up what does Assize court mean?
  • What letter was branded onto criminals? What did it stand for? When was the branding iron last used? Why were criminals asked to raise a hand when before a judge?
  • What were Treadwheels? How were they used?
  • What is the role of the magistrate? Include what they used to be called and why and some of their responsibilities.
  • Click the back arrow and return to the Dark History page
  • Now click on the link HMP Lancaster read more…
  • Write notes on the paragraphs about – Children in prison, Debtors prison and Transportation.
  • Click the back arrow and return to the Dark History page
  • Now click on the link Executions read more…
  • Write notes on the paragraphs about executions carried out.

Do Not Click On The Link About Pendle Witch Trials As We Will Be Studying This Shortly!

  • Return to the History page and now read about The Duchy of Lancaster and make notes on what you have read. Don’t forget to click the read more… section.
  • Now read the section on Royal visitors – find out how many times Queen Elizabeth 11 has been to the castle and pick some other kings or queens who have visited that you have heard of.


You will need these notes for tomorrow’s topic work.


Like last week I am giving you a choice of three different activities.

Here is a link to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel where you can choose one of his workouts.

Yoga session for teens with AdrienneYoga:

Or you can do Mr Garvey’s session, his sessions can be found separately on the class blog.

Stilling time

For Stilling Time I would like you to look at Mrs O’Donnell’s post.

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

Enjoy your learning!


Mrs Poole