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Thursday 11th February

Daily Zoom


Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We are going to be sharing our plans from our English task, as well as looking at our story by Anthony Horowitz and checking we are all still ok with algebra. If you can join us for Zoom please do. 


We will use the same password and meeting ID as usual.



Remember we are looking at the f sound made by the ph digraph. We are in a good battle with Willow Class this week so don't let them take the lead. 


(20 minutes)



Today we have quite a bit of reading to do! We are going to read a bit more of our story, A Career in Computer Games, and complete a few tasks around this story.

Watch the first video here and once you have completed it, you have a second video to watch here


(40 minutes)



Between Tuesday and Friday you will have the following task.

We would like you to write a completely independent NC Report, looking at whichever topic interests you the most. You might choose an animal, such as gorillas or hammerhead sharks, a mythical creature such as a unicorn or cyclops, or another area in which you are interested, such as rainforests or Saturn! Remember, it is very difficult to write a NC Report about a person because you will likely have to write this about a larger period of time, so this would become a biography rather than a non-chronological report. 

Once you have decided the focus of your report, you have the following tasks to complete:

  1. You will need to research your topic in a great amount of detail. You might want to think about the sections you will be including within your report, as this might help to structure your research. Remember to set out your page logically, whether this is with sections, rows or as a mind map. This is arguably one of the most important tasks, as without the right amount of detailed information you will struggle to sound like an expert and make your report interesting. (Approximately 45-70 minutes)
  2. Once you have completed your research, you will need to plan out your report. You might want to you the report format that we used last Thursday (click here) or you might choose to set it out differently. It is really important that you include all of the information that you will need here, as well as setting out the AP features, formal conjunctions and topic vocabulary that you wish to include. (Approximately 45-60 minutes)
  3. Then your next challenge is to write your report! Take your time over this and make sure you keep referring back to your previous reports and any feedback given by us. Be as ambitious as you can with your language as this is what will make the difference in a NC Report. Try to include everything you wrote down on your plan and keep reading it through to make sure it makes sense. (Approximately 75-90 minutes)
  4. Once you have completed your writing, the last things to do are to edit, up-level and then produce a best copy. Your editing is so important, as it is where you will notice and correct any errors and improve the general flow and style of your writing. When you are happy with your report, either type or handwrite your NC Report, possibly adding a photo or an illustration. We would love to see your finished piece, so please send it in to the class email! (Approximately 50-75 minutes)

Good luck and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any guidance or advice. We know how hard you have been working in English and are really excited about seeing everything you have learnt over the last couple of weeks.


(60+ minutes)



Today we will be using our knowledge from Tuesday to help solve and make formulae (number sentences) that we can add the unknown information to. There is as always a video to help you, watch carefully as some of the language she uses can be tricky if you aren't concentrating. 


Good luck and remember we are here to help if you are getting yourself confused. 


(40 minutes)



Another art task this afternoon, something that could be lots of fun. Using perspective you can make it seem like things are much bigger or much smaller than they seem. 


It is a photograph challenge, but if you have a camera at home, or a camera phone you can use, you can capture some interesting and amusing images. Follow the link to see a video about how it can be done.  


This is something you might want to get siblings or parents to help with. 


Alternatively, if you feel you want to get away from technology and stop staring at screens why not try an Andy Warhol piece. Andy Warhol was a famous artist, and come to fame in the 1960s. He is famous for some of the pictures below. His art, pop art, took ordinary things and played with colour and shape, making them very unusual art and very 60s. 


Follow the link here and have a go at taking some ordinary things making them pop with colour. Try a collage of four things or people that all shiny with unusual and bright colours. 


(60 minutes)

If you have worked quickly today and you have zipped through our work and it is all of a good quality, then you can have a look at the In case you finish... section. This is full of ideas that you can do if your grown ups are busy still working or with them when they have finished.