Good morning Oak Class! Don’t forget our Google English lesson this morning at 10am – set your alarm! If you haven’t already done so you need to catch up with the first two lessons from the English unit.  We also have a google meet at 10am on Thursday for Spelling Test and general catch up. All spellings are on spelling shed.


Continue with the Oak Academy unit on coordinates and shape, you should be on lesson 2 today:  Click on the link and begin at lesson 2: Translating simple shapes.


I will see you at 10am for this lesson. If you can’t make it this is what we will be covering.

Day 3

Watch author Pádraig Kenny talking about his novel Tin in the following short clip:


“The main idea I had was an image I had of a man attempting to sell a robotic boy to a childless couple at Christmas. The novel progressed from there.”


Task 1: Think about and record in your home learning book, responses to the following questions:

  • Why is this image so powerful?
  • Why do you think Pádraig Kenny chose to open his novel with this scene?
  • What impression does this scene give the reader of Mr Absalom and the robotic child (Jack)?


Task 2: Using this week’s extract, create an illustration to accompany this scene.

  • How do your illustrations help the reader to gain an understanding of each character?
  • How will you illustrate Mr Absalom, Jack, Christopher and the childless couple?



 Where Does Our Water Come From?

Our new topic is called ‘Go with the flow!’


Raindrops: Can you imagine yourself as a raindrop falling to Earth. You have fallen around 2km from the sky at up to 40mph. Where have you landed? What did you see? What will happen to you next?

Look at the water cycle here and answer the questions on the sheet. This is the Water Cycle

Now using a map of the UK can you plot the rivers listed here along with their source, mouth and key towns or cities along its path. English Cities Activity Sheet If you wanted to have an extra challenge you can mark on major cities and towns! Activity Sheet UK Rivers – Questions Now for the answers! Activity Sheet UK Rivers – Answers

Stilling time

I would like you to stand or sit still in a quiet place and close your eyes for about a minute (set a timer if you need to) listen carefully to the sounds you can hear around you. Now go outside and repeat the activity. What differences did you notice? Where did you prefer to be and why?

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