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Thursday 21st January

Good morning!  Start off by checking out the blog for today - there is a Kahoot Quiz to find there and you have until 5pm to complete it.  


Now, let's do our 192!

Maths - Year 5-6

LO: To find the area of compound shapes

Compound shapes, sometimes called composite shapes, are shapes that have been made by pushing other shapes together.  Today you are finding the area of these compound shapes and you can do it by splitting the compound shapes into smaller shapes.

  1. Watch the video, stopping and starting when asked.
  2. Answer the questions when asked.
  3. Use the answer sheet to mark your work.
  4. Have a go at the True or False to see if you can apply your knowledge.
  5. Post a photo or your scores on the blog and if you don't want it approved, just say so.  :)

Here are alternative activities for a range of difficulties


LO: To plan and perform an interview


  1. Play 'Hello, hello, hello'.  The aim of the game is to improvise a's drama! wink  In pairs decide who will be an officer and who will be reporting a crime to the officer.  Cut up the scenarios on the document and take turns to pick one. The person reporting the crime starts by reading the red starting sentence and then the chosen scenario.  The officer then has to try and respond by asking more questions to find out what happened.


2.   Watch the video clip again.

The Life of Charles Dickens (BBC)

3.  You are now going to plan and perform an interview with Charles Dickens, in pairs if you can. 


You will need to think about the following:

What Charles might be like in an interview?

What kind of man was he?
How would he speak? 

Do you want to dress up? 

Do you want your parents to dress up? (Sorry, I couldn't resist this)


Now, write the questions you will ask Charles about his early life, married life, significant events and work. Aim for around 10 questions.


Write out the answers that you think Charles would give.  Use what you've learned so far about Charles, checking the work you've done already.  You could set this out like a play script if you wish.


If you are feeling confident, you could perform your interview and send me the video to put on the website...or you can send me a copy of the script and a few photos if you are more comfortable doing so.  Have fun!



LO: To broadcast a message

There are two Scratch programme files to accompany this lesson which I am unable to save on the website.  If you send an email to, I will reply with the two files as attachments. You can do the lesson without them, but I know some of you will probably like to have everything used in the lesson.


Use the PowerPoint to follow the lesson. There are two activity sheets to pick from of different difficulties.

If you have any time left, don't forget to make sure you have learned your spellings, done your 4-operations homework, checked your My Maths and popped some of your work from this week on the blog or sent it via email. 


And Read.  Always read.