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Tuesday 9th 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 writing from our English task, as well as looking at our new reading task and checking our understanding of algebra. If you can join us for Zoom please do. 


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



Today is Safer Internet Day across the UK, this year we are thinking about 'An Internet we trust exploring reliability in the online world'. This is particularly important when thinking about researching for our non-chronological reports. 


Have a look at the video here, it goes through what we should be looking for when it comes to researching and what to believe on the internet. 


(15 minutes)



Yesterday we finished the wonderful story of War Horse. It has been a very popular story and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

For the rest of this week, we are going to look at a different book, called 'A Career in Computer Games', by Anthony Horowitz. We will be using the Oak Academy resources this week to help us read and learn about the book. 

You might want to set a few pages aside in your workbook, as our work on this will build up all week. There will be a number of mind maps you will need to draw, as well as questions to answer. 

Click the link here to begin to learn about this short story. 


(35 minutes)



Your task today is to put all your new words in a sentence. Below are this weeks' words; they all contain the ph digraph that makes a f sound. 













(20 minutes)



As discussed last week, the next four days are very much going to be child-led. You are going to have a number of tasks to complete by Friday, but it is entirely up to you how you structure and go about completing this project.

By now, you should be very familiar with the features and style of a non-chronological report. 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 continue with our work on algebra. Some of you will find this topic really tricky and others of you just won't be able to 'see' it to start with. Remember, algebra is all about replacing an amount you don't know yet with something that holds its place. 


Today we are making up number sentences leaving space for the bits we don't know yet, or finding patterns so that no matter what the unknown is, it will always work. 


If you are stuck or are having an issue then let us know, either on zoom or by email and we will help you out. 


Watch today's video carefully and have a go at the questions below. 


(50 minutes)

Forest School


Today we are going to go on another scavenge around our local area. Today we are going to be making a dreamcatcher or mobile. Dream catchers are thought to catch good thoughts and disspell nightmares. 


They are normally made of natural materials, a circular frame made from bent twigs and some string that criss-crosses like a web and below natural materials are hung. 


There are some pictures below, you could make the outside out of paper or card and decorate with what you want to dream of. 

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.