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Week 8

Parents, thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback about the new learning platform we have been trialling on the website this week.


From your emails it was clear that the home learning offered in this format presented some challenges for your children, whilst for others the materials that we have used have been right for them. As the feedback from the emails that we have received has given us a mixed response we have decided to offer both options for next week. Therefore if your child is enjoying using The Oak National Academy then they can continue to do this and we will provide links to relevant lessons we consider to be appropriate. Included below is a help sheet of how you can adapt and use the Oak Academy lessons for those who may find this useful. 


We will also be providing home learning resources as we have in prior weeks in a non-platform way for those children who prefer to learn like this. Hopefully through doing this, as parents you can feel confident that you can pick an approach that’s right for your child.

If your child prefers learning using worksheets (as in previous weeks), below are the documents you will need for the week. If you do not have access to a printer at home, these have been printed as a hard copy and are available in the school porch.



This week, you can practice naming 2D and 3D shapes. You can also identify the properties of these shapes e.g. the sides and corners on a 2D shape and the edges, points and faces on a 3D shape. When you feel comfortable identifying regular 2D shapes, you could use your knowledge of 2D shape properties to identify irregular 2D shapes by counting how many sides a shape has.

You may also want to practice rotating 2D shapes to practice your quarter turns and half turns.

Mental Maths


This year, we have been practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. You may want to remind yourself of this to begin with this week. When you feel confident, you can start to practice recalling your 2, 5 and 10 times table. We would suggest starting with one first e.g. the ten times table. We have included a visual help sheet to help you practice and we have also suggested some online games to help you practice too. Remember, practicing your mental maths for just 10 minutes every day will really help.



Earlier in the year, we learnt about commas and how they can be used in a list. This week we thought you could watch a video on BBC Bitesize to remind you about commas and then create a list of things that you are looking forward to doing when we come back to school (you can create lists for anything that interests you e.g. list of food for the shops, list of your favourite toys, list of your friends, etc).


We have also uploaded this week's dictated sentences.



Please continue to read the books of your choice at home and don't forget you can borrow any books that are available in the school porch. We have also uploaded a reading comprehension document so you can practice answering questions about what you have read.



We hope you enjoyed experimenting with materials last week to make the best tea bag. This week, you can test materials to find the most protective by following the experiment we have uploaded.


If you need more time to identify the seven continents of the world, you can still practice locating them this week. If you are ready to move on, you can now practice locating the five oceans in the world by playing any of the following games...