Welcome Oak Class to Wednesday! I liked this image for a number of reasons; I love the beach and it made me feel warm! I also want you to believe in yourself and know that whatever you set your mind to achieve you can!

Here is today’s link to the next chapter of Letters from the Lighthouse:


We have a live lesson today at 9:00am, I will be giving the input for Maths and English – I’m looking forward to seeing you all later! If you can find a die for the maths input that would be very helpful.


LI – to be able to add and subtract negative numbers

If you are joining the live lesson if you have a die that you can use that would be helpful

Here is a negative number line if you need help calculating across zero: Negative number line

First I would like you to look at BBC Bitesize negative numbers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zw7pm39

Then I would like you to complete the work from Abacus text book below:

Mild – P59 Weds 20th Maths Mild

Spicy – P60 Weds 20th Maths Spicy

Hot – P61 Weds 20th Maths Hot

There is a nice nrich challenge for you to have a go at if you want to. Nrich Sea Level

Wednesday maths answers


Focus Theme: It’s Magic!

We are continuing with our Magic theme.

Day 3 – Wednesday

LI – to make predictions and write descriptively.

  1. Watch the Teacher’s TV Jewellery Box clip using the following link:



In your Home Learning book (under the date and LI), write down your prediction – what has happened? Why?


Watch again and write down some noun phrases to describe what you can see in the shop, e.g. glistening necklaces, mysterious statues, etc.


Now build these into interesting sentences, e.g. Glistening necklaces, which dangled in all areas of the shop, caught my eye.


  1. The clip builds up a lot of tension. Use the following link and read the information to remind yourself of how to build tension in writing: Suspense-toolkit


  1. Have a go at writing a narrative for this scene. Choose a perspective to write it from such as: the lady, the shop-keeper, the jewellery box. Don’t forget to build up the tension.


  1. Share your story with a family member in your home – how did it make them feel?


Over to Mrs FitzGerald for the rest of the week…

Stilling Time – Rainbow Yoga

You might have guessed that I love rainbows and how they are a symbol of hope which is so important – now more than ever! I thought it would be nice to do this guided ‘rainbow’ yoga with Adriene for our Stilling Time today. Yoga is also great exercise! Enjoy!


LI – to describe the key features of a river system.

Please watch the video below of my lesson input, pausing to think, discuss and record when necessary or when I ask you to:

Here is the link to the activity sheet (remember – if you can’t print this out, you could draw a similar diagram into your home learning book and label it or write the names of the river features and a definition for each).

River Features Activity Sheet

Extension – write three paragraphs describing the river in its upper course, middle course and lower course.

Look up and record definitions for any of the river features that you don’t know. Good luck!


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

Enjoy your learning!


Mrs Poole and Mrs FitzGerald