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Thursday 28th January

Good Morning!  I hope you are all well.  Check the blog and leave me a comment to say hello!   It was lovely to see you on the Oak Zoom yesterday and I'm looking forward to seeing Year 6 at our 2pm Zoom chat today.  


192 Times Tables Tests


TIPS:  If you can't print, you could use squared paper and make your own grid.  Or, you could write out the multiples of each times tables.


The Activity

  1. Choose your challenge from the 4 options below;  
  2. You have 10 minutes to answer as many as you can;
  3. Mark your sheet using the answers;
  4. Pop your score on the Padlet below.


LO: To read and interpret line graphs

Today, you will continue your statistics lessons by making sure you know how to use line graphs.  Line graphs often show information such as times, distances and speeds.


  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

Lesson Teaching Video - Introducing line graphs

English Lesson 1

LO: To improve sentences with openers and non-chronological features 


  • Unless you want to or find it easier, there is no need to print today's resources.  
  • You might wish to type your work today to make it easier to edit, or use voice to text if you have it.



Yesterday you were asked to sort sentences into 5 groups. Click on the answers below and mark your work. Use arrows to show the correct place for the sentences, if you got some wrong.


Next, you are going to add some sentence openers and other features of this type of writing, to your grouped facts. 

(For some of you this means that you are using the sentences you have just marked, OR it might be using your own sentences using facts you've collected OR you might have combined your own facts with the facts from yesterday.)


Firstly, use a selection of the openers on this document and add them to the starts of some of your sentences.  Read your opener and sentence together to make sure it makes sense.


Next, look at these writing features of non-chronological reports.  The left column lists the type of writing feature and the right column gives an example of what it looks like in a non-chronological report about Charles Dickens.


Magpie (steal) as many of the examples as you can and add them to your grouped sentences. 


(Extension:  I know some of you will want to write your own examples, and of course you can do that, as long as you are including the different types of features.)

English  Lesson 2

LO: To write a non-chronological report about Charles Dickens



It is time to put all of your facts, openers and examples of writing features into a longer piece of writing... a non-chronological report



If you have been typing, you will need to read it all through to check it makes sense.  Are any parts underlined in red or blue? If so, you need to improve something.


If you have been writing this by hand, you may wish to type your report or use a voice to text, if you wish.  You have more to do as you need to write up your non-chronological report from the beginning. 



  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Openers from the sheet
  • Writing feature examples from the sheet (or your own similar ones)
  • Paragraphs for each aspect of his life (eg, who and when did he live / family / jobs / writing / legacy)
  • Careful spellings (I have attached some word banks below)


When examples are emailed to me, I will post them below so that you can see some more examples.

Here is Isaac's non-chronological report about Charles Dickens. He used the microphone on his tablet to help him write this and it's AMAZING!


Scratch lesson 3

LO: To use the 'show' and 'hide' tool

TIP: You don't need to print, but may wish to email me if you want the files mentioned in the lesson, as I can't attach them here.


Use the PowerPoint to work through the lesson.  The activity sheet mentioned in the PowerPoint is also below.