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WB: Monday 11th May 2020

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along with a clear plan. They provide new lessons and resources each week.

Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen.

There are two options if you choose to use this resource:

Either you can follow a set plan of lessons across a range of subjects – for this, click the Schedule option. Or you can access particular lessons in certain subjects – for this, click the Subject option.


BBC Bitesize is also providing daily online lessons. The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.

English - 

Here you will find different English activities every day. If you are new to the site then take a look at previous lessons too. They come with videos and quizzes to help explain and ideas for interesting activities. 


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar -  I can read words with apostrophes; I can use apostrophes for possession - ‘Tom’s shoe’ or ‘my cat’s basket’ and apostrophes in contracted words - I’m, don’t

  • An apostrophe is used for two main reasons:

    • To show possession - that something belongs to someone or something

    • To show that a letter or a few letters are missing, when two words are pushed together.

  • Examples of possessive apostrophe:  Dan lost Ben’s football when he kicked it over the wall.  The dog ate mum’s favourite handbag.   Dave’s keys are always going missing. 

  • Examples of contracted form apostrophe:   I’m really pleased with you. I’m replaces I am, the letter ‘a’ is missing and is replaced by an apostrophe.    It’s my turn now. It’s replaces It is, the ‘’i’ of is is missing and is replaced by an apostrophe.

  • Sometimes the contracted form apostrophe shows where more than one letter is missing, for example We can’t go out yet. Can’t has an apostrophe showing where two letters are missing, because can’t is the contracted form of ‘can not’.

  • Can you read these sentences?  The apostrophes are missing. (answers at the end)

I wasnt sure if youd be able to read this because Ive missed out some apostrophes.

My friends dog chased my neighbours cat into the farmers barn. 

  • Lastly, the trickiest bit of all - if you can, remember that an apostrophe is not needed if the word ending in ‘s’ is just a plain plural noun, like cats or shops or potatoes. This can be the most confusing bit with apostrophes - not when to use them, but when not to use them! 


(Answers: I wasn’t sure if you’d be able to read this because I’ve missed out some apostrophes.

My friend’s dog chased my neighbour’s cat into the farmer’s barn.  )


Maths - I can describe the properties of 2d and 3d shapes. 

  • In your home learning packs you will have several resources to help. The main focus is to name the properties of shapes (2d and 3d) and discuss key vocabulary such as edges, vertices and faces. These resources and more can be found on Twinkl.


Reading -  I can answer questions about a story or a poem

  • Please see the Reading Comprehension tasks in the Home Learning Packs, available from school on Monday 4th May.

  • We have included a short poem, a story and a non-fiction text.

  • We suggest you choose one of these each week. If you want to do them more quickly, that’s great!

  • If you are not sure about any of the answers to the questions, please email us and we’ll help.


Topic - To record the growth of my plants in a bar chart.

If you have completed your plant diary you could now create a bar chart to show the growth over each week. If you have not, you could record different heights of flowers in your house or garden. All you need is a pencil, ruler and paper (preferably squared).  Don’t forget to send us your pictures.

RE - I can read or listen to a story about Jesus, and learn more about how people he met trusted him


PSHE - To think about and discuss how we all grow up, and the changes that occur as we grow older.  To understand that some changes can be managed easily and others can sometimes be a challenge.  To think about the future, and to have hope and aspirations for our own futures.




Computing - I can learn how to type.  

  • Typing quickly and accurately is a useful skill. As last week, there are some fun games and typing lessons on this website that you might like to try. You will need to use a laptop or computer for these though. If you tried one game then try a different one. Which typing lesson are you up to now?