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Wednesday 10th 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.



Letters to unscramble today to find this weeks' spelling words. Remember the sound we are looking for. Then log in to Spelling Shed for a bit more practice.













(20 minutes)



Today we will continue with our Anthony Horowitz short story, called A Career in Computer Games.

You will need to watch the video here and then complete the tasks and answer any questions in your workbook. If you left space in your book yesterday, make sure you carry on with your answers in the same place. 


(30 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 are looking at substituting values into number sentences. When you have a number sentence with an unknown in it (a + 3 = ?) if you are told the unknown then you can find the answer (a is 4 then it becomes 4 + 3 and equals 7). 


Today is all about putting the missing values into the number sentences and finding the others. Watch the video here and see how you go with the questions below. 


(45 minutes)



We haven't done a lot of art this half term and so we thought we would have a couple of mindful art activities to finish this half term off with. 


Your first one today is a good one. We are going to create a sound creature. The link here will take you the the TATE website where it will give you instructions as to how to complete the task. 


All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and some music. Your challenge is to draw a creature inspired by the sound you hear. What does it look like? Does it sound like a big or small creature? Is it real, imaginary, or a bit of both? Where does it live? Does it have a superpower?


Artists have often been inspired by sounds that intrigue them or by music they love. The web page has a few professional pieces. 


At the bottom of the web page there are some sounds to use or you could seek inspiration from the radio. We would love to see how you have been inspired. 

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.