Good morning Oak Class! I hope you’re all ok and have enjoyed the last two days with Mrs Poole.


For those of you who have chosen to continue with the BBC online learning…

Go to BBC website

Find the English lesson for today – 20 May: English

Record the LI below in your Home Learning book and record any notes, etc in your book.

LI – to prepare and draft a thank you letter.

Extension English task:

LI – to read and analyse poetry and write a rap.

Task 1. Read the following three poems:

  • Ways to Change the World – Start Now by Matt Goodfellow (page 9 of extract)
  • Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch … by Liz Brownlee (pages 12- 13 of extract)
  • Couch Superstar by Matt Goodfellow (pages 14-15 of extract)

All of the above are taken from the extract of Be The Change by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, and Matt Goodfellow, available here: https://www.lovereading Be-The-Change-by-Liz- Brownlee-Roger-Stevens- Matt-Goodfellow.html (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

Task 2. After reading the three poems, select your favourite one. Write down which is your favourite giving reasons for your choice.

Task 3. Now watch the rap Refuse, Reuse, Recycle on Earth’s Ekko: Together We Can Make A World of Difference from 11:00 – 12:22 mins here: m/watch?v=DyIkKHS0Zm E

After watching, create your own rap based on climate change. This may be completely written by yourself or you may choose to edit one of the poems you read earlier. If you do choose to edit one of the poems, you could edit it in these suggested ways:

– adding an extra verse you have written and/or a chorus which could go between each stanza

– redrafting some of the lines using https://www.wordhip to help with improving the vocabulary

– removing some of the original lines / changing the order.

Task 4. Once you have written your rap, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to me!

Maths – for those of you who have chosen to continue with the BBC online learning…

Use the 20 May: Maths lesson on the BBC website:

LI – to divide decimals by integers.

Maths Extension

Just like Monday and Tuesday, and following your feedback, we are continuing to use the WhiteRose Maths work. Please click on the link below:

Go to Summer Term, Week 1 (w/c 20 April) and select lesson 3.

LI – to calculate angles in a triangle (special cases).

Watch the video and then click ‘get the activity’. Remember that the answers are also there for you to look at once you have completed the work so I won’t post these separatley later.

Stilling Time

I was so pleased that so many of you enjoyed and commented on the UK Blessing that I shared with you for Stilling Time last Wednesday so I decided to use the South Africa Blessing (that Arianna suggested) for a similar activity.  Please watch and enjoy the video and once again, use it as a time of prayer and reflection. Let me know how it makes you feel and what you think about as you listen.

PE: Please do Mr Garvey’s PE challenge for today.


Please use the 19 May: Geography lesson on the BBC website. I think this looks really interesting and it links really well to our English focus for this week.

LI – to learn about natural resources including agricultural and geological resources.

Read through the information and make any notes you want to in your Home Learning book. There are two videos to watch, an online activity to complete and then the final activity is a paper based one. If you can print out the sheet then do so. Otherwise, you can copy the work into your Home Learning book.

If you haven’t done so today, please spend some time on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. It’s really important to keep up with spelling and mental maths skills.

Just like Mrs Poole at the start of this week, I won’t post an answers blog as the answers are with the maths and everyone’s English work will be different. Please continue to email your work – we would like lots of work for our learning review on Friday. Thanks superstars!