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Tuesday 26th January

Good morning!  If you haven't checked the blog yet, head on over there and leave me a comment for Dojo points!  There is also a Kahoot today which you have until 5pm to do!


Let's start with Spellings!

Spellings - Week 4

Year 5: To use 'near homophones' correctly

Year 6: To spell words in the 'mit' word family

Do the PowerPoint lesson today and then you have until next Monday to make sure you have done the activities and learned how to spell the words.


Spelling Bees

If you are in the Spelling Bees groups, click on the link below to find your group.  You will see underneath that there is a suggestion for how to use flashcards to help learn your spellings, which I strongly suggest you do.


LO: To interpret charts

Today, both Year 5 and Year 6 are starting a new block of work: statistics.  Over the next two weeks, we will be learning about charts, line graphs and timetables.  This block will be continued in Summer Term for Year 6, who will progress to learning about pie-charts, once we have covered fractions, decimals and percentages.

  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 and 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 -Interpret charts


LO: To collect information for a non-chronological report about Charles Dickens

Today we are going to collect information for writing 'non-chronological' reports about Charles Dickens.  So far we have focused on 'chronological' information, by putting events in time order, but we are going to be writing about Dickens in 'not' time order. This is what 'non-chronological' means.


Instead, we will group similar information about him 'together', no  matter when it happened.  We might put all the information about his jobs together in one paragraph, or all the information about his books in another.  We might also include one paragraph about books that have been made into films, or another about his work to support poor people.  There are many different 'topics' that we could cover in different paragraphs about Charles Dickens.


Today, you will be researching and noting all the information that you can find about Charles Dickens.

Now, decide on what information you want to research.  There are examples of sheets below which could help you, or you could decide on your own topics for each paragraph, such as:

  • Who is Charles Dickens?
  • Where is he from and who are his family?
  • What is Charles Dickens known for?
  • How did Charles use writing to help other people?
  • What are some of his most famous works?
  • Why is Charles Dickens important to society today?
  • Why is Dickens an influential person? (You could link this with your RE work.)

Here are some documents you can use to collect research on, or use as a guide to write on paper.

Here are lots of documents, videos and links where you could find information to help with your research.

CHARLES DICKENS - Biography / Documentary - DKB VIDEOS

An easily accessible video with text which can be paused to support spelling.

The Life of Charles Dickens (BBC)

A brilliant cartoon intro to England's greatest novelist.

Charles Dickens / An Animated Biography with Quiz

Easy to understand and filled with facts although it's in time order.

The Life of Charles Dickens (in a nutshell)

A bit informal, but parts are organised in a non-chronological structure.

Interesting facts about Charles Dickens - The man who gave the world

Lot' of text which can be used to help with spelling and sentence structure, but I had to turn the sound off. ;)

Charles Dickens: The Greatest Victorian Novelist

A longer video with lots of information - a bit more challenging.


Good afternoon Oak Class!


This week's work is all about REFRACTION!


Click on the PowerPoint below to find out more :)