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Thursday 14th January

Year 5 Maths

LO: To calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes

Well, this sounds tricky, but it's basically finding the perimeter of shapes that look like they are made of rectangles pushed together. 


The work starts out as a recap of what you've done this week, but you will notice that Question 3 has two missing measurements on two sides of the shape.  You  need to watch the video carefully to learn how to work out these missing sides before you use them to work out the perimeter. Questions 5 to 7 are more tricky as they are problem solving, but you can use the same skills to solve them.


Watch the video, stopping and starting when needed and complete the questions when asked.  Mark your work and if you would like your neat, carefully calculated work to appear on the class page, send me an email. :)


Year 6 Maths

LO: To reflect shapes in a 4-quadrant grid

We are continuing our learning about co-ordinates, with a quick recap of translation for Question 1a, but moving on to reflecting.  Watch the video carefully to find out the best way to solve these kinds of reflection problems.  There are some questions which ask you to remember the names of 2D shapes, so make use of the internet if you've forgotten.


Stop and start the video when needed and complete the questions when asked.  The last 2 questions are really tricky, so have a go at these if you want a big challenge and have a very secure understanding of co-ordinates.


Mark your work and if you would like your neat, carefully calculated work to appear on the class page, send me an email. :)

English - Lesson 3

LO: To retrieve information from a text - biography

For the first English lesson today, you are going to read a biography all about Charles Dickens and then complete some activities about what you have read.

This doesn't need printing if you can't - you can read it off the screen and write the answers on paper.


Start by reading the biography then look at the second page.  You need to read each definition and then find the word that matches it in the biography.  Use a dictionary (or online dictionary) if you get stuck, but you should be able to work out the meanings based on your understanding of the text.


Then, on the third page, answer the true or false questions and then find out if my quotations are accurate!

Here are some simplified activities as an alternative.

English Lesson 4

LO: To be able to remember facts about Charles Dickens' Life

For our last English lesson of the week, I've attached a link to the BBC Bitesize page, 'Who was Charles Dickens?'.


Work your way down the page a bit a time, reading the information and watching the video clip.  There is then a quiz to test your knowledge and then some more facts to read.

When you have done that, create a quiz with 5 questions for other people to answer.  Use one Padlet note to write all 5 of your questions.  Then, see if you can answer the questions other people have written in the comments underneath.


Put your initials at the top of your questions and if you have a go at answering some of the others, put your initials too.


LO: To understand the difference between 'three and four time'

Let's finish the day with a music lesson from our old friends at Oak Academy.