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WB: Monday 27th April, 2020

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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 - I can write for different purposes, including real events.

  • Florence Nightingale

Remind yourself of Florence Nightingale’s story by visiting:


You could:

  • Compare hospitals then and now

  • Write a letter from Florence to her family telling them about her experiences

  • Create a fact sheet about Florence

  • Florence was a caregiver, do you know a caregiver? Could you interview them about their jobs and the role, create a fact sheet. 

  • Why are nurses and the NHS so important?  Could you create a poster or write a letter of thanks?

Resources and further activities can be found on Twinkl or BBC


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar -  I can use commas in sentences

  • Commas are punctuation marks that mean you slow down, or pause, when reading a sentence.They are sort of half-way to a full stop.  

Commas help break up longer sentences so they are easier to understand. For example:

‘Today is Monday the first day of the new week so I will begin by choosing a new book to read.’

We think it is easier to read this with commas:  ‘Today is Monday, the first day of the new week, so I will begin by choosing a new book to read.’

Commas should be used when writing a list of nouns in a sentence:

‘My brother likes pizza, sausages, chicken, spaghetti, peas and chips.’   Note: you don’t put a comma after the word that comes before ‘and’.  

Commas also separate adjectives, when you have used two or more together:

‘The tiny, delicate, blue butterfly landed on the large, floppy, pink flower.’ 

  • For practice, try the Commas activity on BBC Bitesize  You find KS1 games --> Small Town Superheroes --> map --> Punctuation --> commas This is a simple activity that asks you to put the commas in the right place in some sentences.  

  • If you can, try this Quiz:

  • Play a ‘Consequences’ game. Player 1 writes the start of a sentence, with, for example: ‘The space monster ate six planets,’  Player 2 writes ‘eight comets,’ next player (or Player 1 again) adds ‘three meteors,’ next player ‘five space shuttles’ and so on, until someone finishes the sentence with ‘and a black hole.’ Remember to put a comma after each item, except the one that comes before the ‘and’.  


Maths - 


Reading -  I can answer questions about a non-fiction text.

  • Go to the Oxford Owl website and find the section that offers free e-books. You can read any of the books on offer here, but we have written a few questions about this one: Dinosaur Safari.    

You can click the pages to read the book from start to the end, or pick pages that interest you. It is a non-fiction (information) book so you don’t have to read every chapter in order. If you wish, you can listen to the audio while you read. 

  • When you have read the book, answer these questions. All the answers are in the text.

  1. From the Contents page, find the page numbers of these chapters: ‘ Near the river’  ‘In the air’  and ‘Who lived where?’

  2. From the Glossary (at the back, with the Index) find the definition of ‘reptile’ and ‘swamp’. Do you agree with the book’s definition of ‘habitat’?

  3. ‘Near the River’ pages 6-7: Find 3 facts about Brachiosaurus. 

  4. ‘In the Swamp’ pages 10-11:  Why would Brachiosaurus have been afraid of Tyrannosaurus Rex?   What does the name ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex’ mean?

  5. ‘In the Air’ pages 18-19:  List the flying creatures you can see on these pages.

  6. ‘On the Cliffs’ pages 20-21:   Find the two adjectives that describe a pteranodon’s bones. How did having bones like this help the pteranodon to fly?

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


Topic - Make observational drawings of plants

  • Draw a flower or plant closely, can you label the parts? Alternatively you could use craft bits or cardboard from your recycling to make a model of a flower. Use your knowledge of the parts of a plant from week one to label your flower. What jobs do these parts have? 


RE - I can talk about how people can be trusted, and how we earn the trust of other people

  • Our theme in RE for the first half of the Summer Term is ‘Leaders and Teachers’.

  • Our RE question is:  ‘Why Do Christians Trust Jesus and Follow Him?’ Last week we asked you to think about people you trust -  your family, your friends, in other places that you are used to going to, like school or sports clubs.

  • Trust has to be earned - it means that someone has to show that you can rely on them, that they won’t let you down. If you can, have a look at this Twinkl resource:

  •  If you can’t trust someone, it makes you feel uncomfortable, or insecure. Think of a game such as a card game, or a sport. If people don’t follow the rules, then we can’t play the game fairly. We need to be able to trust everyone involved to follow the rules, or the game is spoiled. 

  • Play a ‘Trust Game’, like Simon Says or Follow The Leader, and then ask you how it feels to trust your partner. Play a simple card game, like Snap - if you want to experiment, break the rules, and discuss how it feels!  

  • Can you watch this video which talks about how Christians trust God?


PSHE - To use the internet safely



  • Watch this video:

It shows how you can use things in your house to make music. Why don't you have a go at home? Make sure you check with an adult first before helping yourself to things though!


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?