FORT Federation

Executive Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett


Welcome to Oak Class 

We are a mixed class of Year 5 and Year 6 children taught by Mrs Hulbert; Mrs Gunningham and Miss Lea help us with our learning.  

School Closure Learning

Hello Oak Class!

Please record your learning in your book that we sent home from school.  If you did not get a book, feel free to create your own book or folder of your home learning.

You were also given sets of bingo activity ideas.  Feel free to complete some of them if you would like to do other things, but complete the work that I am setting on the website first. 

The instructions refer to a revision book for Year 6 - you haven't been sent home with a revision book, so please don't worry about this, just complete the diary of each day.

Parents and carers - if you need any help at all, please just email school.  I am really happy to help!

The supplementary ideas below the week's learning will give you some guidance if you want more things to do.  

Take care everyone - stay safe and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Hulbert

13th April

I hope you all had a lovely time in the sunshine this Easter and that you are enjoying time in the garden!  We are missing you all but hope that you are all enjoying time learning new skills and exploring the countryside on your daily exercise.


This week we are going to be focusing on narrative writing including dialogue (speech)

Use this picture to inspire you. You might want to use the story starter too, but you don’t have to.

Remember the rules of good speech:

  1. Start each new speaker on a new line
  2. Use “ “ inverted commas (speech marks) to show the talking.
  3. Use a capital letter after your first speech mark at the beginning of the talking
  4. Use a comma before the first speech mark

Eg Mark said, “I don’t think that’s a good idea!”

You might want to use the following routine:

Monday – Plan your writing

Tuesday to Thursday – Write

Friday – Edit

You should be creating 1-2 A4 pages.


Challenge – If you would like an extra challenge, complete the Pobble 365 challenges.

Extra fun - you might want to create some art work based on dragons!  There are some good youtube art tutorials  

I had fun drawing this dragon last week:

Or you could create a cardboard or clay sculpture of a dragon's eye.



We are going to follow White Rose Maths this week - it gives you a video teaching input and then there is a 'get the activity' sheet to complete.

Please ensure you click on your year group.

Year 5 - this week please complete week 2 (not Summer term week 1 yet please!)

Year 6 - please complete lesson 5 of week 1 and then week 2 (but don't feel that you need to do lesson 3 as I don't expect you to all have protractors - so complete week 1 lesson 5, week 2 lessons 1,2,4 and 5 this week please)



We are starting a new topic – Pharoah!  We are going to be exploring Ancient Egypt this term.  I can't wait to see all your fantastic learning!

Please watch this clip to get a feeling for the things we are going to be learning about over the next few weeks:


The first thing we are going to learn about is the geography of Ancient Egypt.

These are the key questions to answer this week:

  • Where is Egypt?
  • What are the physical features of Egypt? (Remember that these don’t change much over hundreds of years)
  • What would it be like to live in Egypt?

Use Google Earth. Begin by setting the world spinning (for full screen – click ‘view’ and then ‘full screen’). Stop the spin by tapping the mousepad when you think they can see Egypt. Zoom in so that Egypt fills the screen,

What can you tell about the country from the satellite photography?

Pick out things like desert, the Nile and its delta, the sea.

How might life be affected for modern or ancient Egyptians? Begin zooming in and picking out more detail (by double clicking).

Use maps in an atlas or on the internet to find out about Egypt. Also use online resources:

Where in the world is it?

What do biome maps show you?

What do political maps show you?

-climate / land borders / sea borders

What significant geographical features are there?


Draw the map of Egypt (or print one) and label the features.


Create a poster / non chronological report / powerpoint presentation to show your learning.

Use the map of Egypt to help if you would like.





Week beginning 23/3/20


Use Pobble365 on Monday.  This will form the basis of our English learning this week. 

1. Plan and write creatively about the picture (you can choose to use / not use the story starter as you would like)

2. Sentence Challenge - Solve the challenge.  (You can look up grammar definitions on )

3. Cure the 'sick' sentences - how can you improve them and add ambitious vocabulary and punctuation.

4. Question Time! - Answer the questions using full sentences.  Use 'because' to justify your thinking.  

5. Perfect Picture - Enjoy this artistic challenge.  Use different media, experiment with styles (cartoon / Banksy grafitti / impressionistic like Monet ore Degas / abstract like Picasso)


1. Daily myminimaths learning from

Use your year group and start from Week 1 - do Monday's activity on Monday etc

 2. Times table practise using 

This is a ten day scheme to improve your times tables  - try the programme on the left hand side first.  Do one per day.


Last week we learnt about the Titanic.  Use this week to create a project about the Titanic.

It might be:

a playscript (perhaps you could act it out with your family)

a powerpoint presentation

a shoebox scene

a non-chronological report

a series of diary extracts / letters from different survivors

an animation (see for some examples of how to animate)

PE Activities

These activities are some suggestions for how to stay active.  Please aim to do at least 30 minutes activity a day.

Dinosaur yoga with Mrs Gunningham

PE Ideas

Please have a go at these PE activities.

25 things to do to keep busy - these ideas may give you further inspiration.




 Other Ideas in case you are bored...

If you want more ideas of things to keep you occupied, feel free to dip into this list!

Active Learning

Creative Learning

ICT learning

Scientific Learning

Log onto Phizifit and do some fun fitness.

Research Inuit printing – have a go at creating single prints or repeated prints.

Create powerpoints, word documents or use Excel to create graphs.

Try one of these experiments

Follow an online workout like Jumpstart Jonny, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) kids workouts on Youtube.

Create a mixed media collage about frozen kingdoms.  

Use Scratch online to write your own programme.

Make your own rain gage and track the weather

Do some home yoga and meditation.

Make a model based on frozen kingdoms – an animal, a shoebox world or a board game.

Play a simulation game – like Who wants to live a million years?

Research famous scientists

Create a dance routine or circuits workout.

Write poetry or a song based on frozen kingdoms.

 Explore the BBC ks2 clips - these have interesting videos and then classroom ideas.  Have a go at some that interest you.

How do forces work? Experiment with making parachutes and paper planes that fall slower / fly further. - There's a different picture each day that has a story starter, questions and 'sick' sentences that need to be improved.  There's also an art challenge. - This has a daily maths challenge for each year group.  If you are in Year 6, there's also an arithmetic section that has a variety of mixed questions. - These videos show you different art tutorials - have a go at watching one and then experimenting and creating your own masterpieces! - This DT resource shows you how to create pop ups.  You could experiment and make a card or turn them into a pop up book...

David Walliams is reading a new story each day att 11am





This term we are learning all about Frozen Kingdoms.

Welcome to the planet's coldest lands... vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

This topic covers climate change, temperature, habitats, eco-systems and many other scientific and geographical elements, as well as evocative poetry and the exciting history of polar exploration in the early 1900s.




Home Learning

Home learning is due in each Monday and set again by Wednesday each week.  It consists of English and Maths learning tasks to support that week's learning, a weekly spelling list which helps to embed a spelling rule and some project work, set half-termly. 

Please also read at least five times a week and record in your reading journal.  It is also important that you know all your tables.  If you do not already know these, please work on these daily to develop your understanding.


Additional Home Learning (this may help you)

I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to know your times tables – multiplication and division. This is a good ( free) app. DK 10 mins a day

 10 Minutes a Day Times Tables 4+

Dorling Kindersley

Here are some useful websites which will help you with your SATs.  

Please be mindful as to how important our trees our – an awful lot of paper will be needed to do everything, not to mention your time and printing costs!  

 Remember to use the internet safely, especially if you access the youtube links.  

 Just ask if you need any more information. We will be looking at different questions in school so do make a note of areas you are finding hard as we can focus on these. 


This website is great – it covers EVERY topic with little assessments and also has some YouTube tutorials to help you understand some of the tricky bits. 

This youtube video goes through an entire mental arithmetic paper and shows you how to answer each question! Perfect for those few tricky questions you may not be confident about. Remember to use methods you are comfortable with. 

This is an interactive PDF document with links to everything about maths – also some handy tutorials via youtube too. 

A good selection of maths games on the website above. 


 Try and read as much as you can. Try to choose books which have a rich variety of vocabulary which will get you thinking. 

 If you want to see the type of texts that are in the reading tests – search on google for the 2016, 2017, 2018 KS2 READING TESTS linked to the website. 

You’ll find the text, questions and even the answers here too! 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar  Click here