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Monday 22nd February 2021

Good Morning All!


8:40 - 10:00 10:00 - 10:15 10:20 - 11:20 11:20 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:45 12:50 - 1:10 1:10 - 2:20 2:20 - 2:45


Google Classroom Meeting at 8:40 - 8:55



Google Classroom Meeting at 10:20 - 10:35

PSHE Lunch

Mr Oakley Reads Blitzed

Google Classroom Meeting at 12:50 - 1:05

Science Reading for Pleasure


Our timetable for the day is above which will show you when each lesson will be. We will stick to these video times for the forseeable which should help you plan your day around this. 


We will continue with the 3 video lessons a day, there will be 15 minutes of input and then the rest of the time will be your own to go and do the activities.

Please send your work into me via Dojo, Google Classroom or email (

We will be marking this work and using it as proof of attendance for each day.


Feel free to watch newsround each day to keep in touch with what is going on in the world.



We're going to continue our work on perimeter from last half term. Below is a reminder of how to calculate the perimeter of a shape. 

Reminder: the perimeter is the distance all the way round the outside of a shape, an easy way I always remember this is by spotting the word "rim" in perimeter and obvioudly the rim of a glass is the outside edge of it. To calculate the perimeter we add all of the edges together to show us the total distance.


At times, you may need to workout the length of certain sides e.g. in the shape below.

The side where the red arrow is doesn't tell us its length. However, as it is a rectinlinear shape, we can work it out as we know the side opposite is 19m, so it will be 19m. 

The side where the blue arrow also doesn't tell us its length. To work this out, we can use the knowledge that the side opposite it is 15m, however out line with the blue arrow doesn't completely cover this line. The 15m also has 8m taken out of it, so our blue line length must 15m - 8m = 7m.

Today we need to use this knowledge to solve some problems. The problem worksheets are on Google Classroom and below.



Mrs Brant will be leading us through some writing in our Google Classroom Meeting. Again, make sure you are logged in and ready to write by 10:20am as we will again only have 15 minutes of live video. You will need your plain exercise book ready with something to write with.


Hello Year 6 – I hope you have had a wonderful, restful half term! Think we all needed that break to refresh ourselves! For the next two weeks, we will be building up to writing a news report about the crimes that have happened in our clip, ‘The Black Hole’.


Today we are going to be having a look at some examples of news reports, and creating a checklist of features that should appear in every news report. Do you have any newspapers in your home? If so, it might be useful to read a few articles in those today, as well as the reports linked below.


What do you already know about news reports? What do they look like? What should they sound like? All news reports are laid out in a similar way; you will usually see a headline, a by-line, an image with a caption and often paragraphs in columns. However, the tone of language can really depend on the audience. Most news reports are written in a formal tone, but there are examples that have been written for young people in an informal tone.


TASK – Today we will be working in our blue books, so please write today’s date and an ‘E in the margin. The title is, ‘Features of a News Report’. If you did not join us for the live lesson on Google Classrooms at 10:20am, I would really recommend watching the recording listed in today’s class announcements. You will see me discussing the features and their technical terms.

Take a look at the news reports linked below. Make a bullet pointed list of all the features that they have.

Think about the following to help you:

  • What can you see at the top of the report? How is it written? How does it stand out?
  • Are there any images? What might underneath an image?
  • How are the paragraphs laid out?
  • What should the introduction contain?
  • What should the main body include?
  • What should the conclusion include?


Hope that today’s session will prepare you to be a journalist next week! Mrs Brant 😊



Hey Year 6! For PSHE this term, we are still sticking with media literacy and the online world we now live in.


You may or may not be aware, that news, online information, and advertisements are actually ranked, selected and targeted to reach a certain group of people or set of individuals. What we mean by this, is that when you are online, everything you do and say can be recorded, stored and used to target specific things to meet your needs and interests.


To get you thinking about this, take a look at the pdf below of the characters’ profiles. What do they have in common? What is different between them? If they were searching the internet or using social media, what sorts of news or advertisements might pop up? Would they all see the same content? Why/why not?


Companies and news providers would use their information to sort different articles and advertisements to target them with.


TASK – We will be working in our blue books today, so please write today’s date and ‘PSHE’ in your margin. The title is, ‘Targeted Information’.

Write the name of the first character from the profiles mentioned earlier, this will be your first sub-heading.

Take a look at the pdf below, ‘Targeted Information’.

You are now going to act like a website using a sorting algorithm – from the ‘Targeted Information’ sheet, write down all the links and articles you think would interest this person, using their profile to give you clues.

Once you have found everything you think would interest the first person, do this for the remaining two as well.

This activity aims to show you how news and advertisements may be targeted for you whilst you’re online.


We will review your answers tomorrow! Mrs B 😊

Reading with Mr O


Log back into Google Classroom for a live reading of our class reader "Blitzed" by Robert Swindells. See what happens next with George and his adventure!


Make sure you are logged in by 12:50pm to ensure you don't miss any of the story!



We are carrying on our work on light and looking at the power of reflection today! We know that light can be reflected, this is found with the sunlight reflecting off windows, the sea or even the moon! 


Have a look at the slides below to see how we can use the reflection of light to our own benefits. Then complete the attached worksheet. The worksheet is also on Google Classroom if this is easier to complete it on.


You need a torch to complete the activity, if you don't have one, you can use the torch that most phones have built in nowadays. If not, use a lamp but make sure it doesn't have a lamp shade blocking some of the light on it!

Reading for Pleasure


Finally, lets sign off the day with 20 minutes of reading your school reader or a book that you are enjoying. Send a photo of your signed reading record through to me. You can obviously also use Bug Club as well now. Details of how to login are on the main class page.


Well done for today everyone! See you bright and early at 8:40am on Google Meets! And don't forget to send all of your work through to me on Dojo, email or Google Classroom.