I chose this picture because I thought it was rather amusing!

Welcome Oak Class to Wednesday!

Mrs FitzGerald is hosting the meeting today at 1pm.

Explorer instalment Here is today’s link for our class novel:


Reading – remember you need to keep going with reading everyday. You should read for a minimum of half an hour! Reading magazines, newspapers and online books count.


LI – To use long multiplication

For today’s lesson have recorded a video for you. Remember you can pause the video at any time or rewind it if you need to go back over something. Watch the video then complete the work below

Video: https://youtu.be/ybNfc-pCJFk

Mild – Complete Abacus textbook 2 p31 Weds Maths Mild work

Spicy – Complete Abacus textbook 2 p32 Weds Maths Spicy work

Hot – Complete Abacus textbook 2 p32 Q 9- 12 from spicy work then complete the multiplication challenge sheet. Two-step-multiplication-all-multiplication-challenge-cards

Anyone can have a go at the challenge sheet if they want to.

Here are the answers: Weds Maths Mild and Spicy answers


For today’s English I thought that we would solve a Grammar based murder mystery game! It works the same as the Maths versions; there is a story in which someone is murdered then you have to work through the clues to work out who the murderer is from the list of suspects. If you are finding the definitions difficult then either Google the term or use Oak Academy link to find a video about the term you need help with:


Here are all the sheets for the game (I suggest that you only print off the suspects and try to do the rest on the screen to save paper!






Now over to Mrs FitzGerald for the rest of the week:

Stilling Time

For Stilling Time today, watch and join in with this video. It was made by Dr Andrea Baqai who ran a mindfulness course in school the year before last that lots of the staff took part in. We learnt loads of things that we share with our classes in Stilling Time.

To support ‘Children’s mental health week’, Andrea was asked to make a short video in response to reports from children (and adults) reporting increasing difficulty sitting in front of screens for long periods of time. I suspect lots of you experience that too – I know I do!
Join in the video – it’s only 5 minutes – rather than just watching it! Hopefully it will bring a smile to your face:


LI – understand why freedom is important and what it means to be free.

This will be the focus of our live lesson at 1pm. For anyone unable to join us, here is an outline of the lesson content so that you can do the work in your own time.


To conclude our non-Christian unit which has focused on the Jewish faith and the festival of Passover, we are going to think today about freedom. Here’s my first key question (answer this in your home learning book):

How does the Passover story link to the idea of freedom?

The live lesson will be based around a whole selection of key questions which we will discuss and debate with the children making notes in their books. Obviously, if you’re not on the live lesson, you won’t be able to join in this discussion. I have listed the key questions below. Write these in your home learning book and then answer them. If you can discuss them with someone at home, even better!

  • What is freedom?
  • What does it mean to be free?
  • How does it feel to be free?
  • How does it feel if you are not free?
  • In what circumstances is a person’s freedom taken away? Why?
  • There are people who are not free, they are oppressed and suffer persecution. Is this right? Why? Why not
  • People can be trapped by poverty and war. In what other ways can people feel trapped?
  • Why is freedom, the freedom to choose, so important?

Following this discussion, we will consider the following images which show significant events and link to our focus on freedom:

Significant Events

Think about each of the events in turn and then answer the following key questions:

  • Why are these events significant?
  • How are these events connected to freedom?

Challenge Questions:

  • Why is it important to remember these events?
  • Would it matter if these events were forgotten?


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to email us either on r.poole@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk or rpoole@ellelstjohns.school or on deputy@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk.

Enjoy your learning!


Mrs Poole and Mrs Fitz 🙂