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Tuesday 23rd 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

History 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.



Today we will be looking at problem solving with area. Have a look below to remind yourself how to work out the area of a rectangle.


So to calculate the area of a rectangle, you multiply the Height by the Width. See below:

Today we need to use this knowledge to solve some problems. The problem worksheets are on Google Classroom, please use this online setting to look at the questions but feel free to write your working out/answers into your book.



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 again Year 6! You spotted plenty of features of news reports yesterday – I’m impressed! Now we have a general idea of what they should look like and sound like, it is now time to compose one in stages.


Before starting any news report, a journalist will need to consider what the ‘5Ws’ of their report are. The 5Ws are:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why/How?


Once they have collected this information from the scene of an event, they can start to think of an appropriate headline. A headline should be short, eye-catching, and intriguing – it’s designed to make us want to read the entire article. They often contain alliteration or a pun to engage the reader. Here are some good examples:


  • BREATH OF FRESH HEIR (About Prince William, heir to the throne)
  • PASTIES, PETROL AND THE POLITICS OF PANIC (About the Chancellor’s budget changes in parliament)


This will then be followed by a by-line – a short sentence telling us who wrote the article, where they are from and sometimes the date the article was written.


The first paragraph of a news report is often called the orientation. It includes the 5Ws in less than 3 sentences. This can be done using embedded clauses, which we covered before half term.


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 ‘News Report Orientation’.

I want you to watch the clip, Black Hole: BlackHole - THE LITERACY SHED


Write 5 Ws in your margin, going down the page. I want you to make a note of the 5Ws we will need for our news report – who, what where, when and why/how. You may need to make up a few of the finer details, like names and business locations.


Below this, I would like you to come up with a headline that summarises the event in less than 8 words. If you can think of an alliteration or pun to include, that would be great! Follow this with a short by-line.


Then move on to create the orientation of your news report. Do not move on to the main body, just the orientation. If you are feeling unsure, take a look at our recorded lesson on Google Classroom, to see me write the orientation for my own report about Smellevision.


Look forward to seeing how you get those 5Ws into that paragraph!


Mrs B 😊



Hello again Year 6, let’s review your answers from yesterday’s ‘Targeted Information’ task;



  • New BMX the best yet say pro-riders!
  • Teenage blogger releases new cookbook.
  • This week's all new top 40 pop chart!
  • There will be another Harry Potter soon says top writer.
  • Skateboarding film set to be box office favourite.
  • Healthy meals for teenagers on the go…
  • Mo shows you how - guitars and drums for beginners.



  • Teenage blogger releases new cookbook.
  • This week’s all new top 40 pop chart!
  • Mo shows you how – guitars and drums for beginners.
  • There will be another Harry Potter soon says top writer.
  • Top 10 guitar practise sheets from the internet.
  • Top football team score record number of goals.



  • New! Fab dance routines to match top chart tunes!
  • Unicorns voted most popular party theme amongst children aged 5-8.
  • Help save rainforest animals – how you can donate to make a difference.
  • Skateboarding film set to be box office favourite.
  • Top football team score record number of goals.


As you can see, they have different interests and different things have been targeted towards them. There is some overlap, possibly due to them being a similar age. What we need to be wary of, is that sometimes this information can be used to target things to influence you in some way. Sometimes websites might target things they think someone with your details might or should like, that you haven’t seen before. This might lead you to research or investigate the link they have displayed to you, and before you know it, it’s influencing you to do, buy or share things you may not have done before.


One way to protect ourselves from the influence of targeted content, is to understand how it works and why.



TASK – Today I would like you to complete the task in your blue book, please write today’s date. You will need ‘PSHE’ in the margin, and the title is, ‘Personal Data’.

Take a look at the link below from the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has a great toolkit for young people, highlighting how we leave a trail of data and how that data may be used by companies.


My privacy (


Watch the clip and feel free to explore the site, but for the task today, scroll down and read information under the following links;

‘Who has my data?’

‘Who is tracking me?’

‘What can go wrong?’


Use the information on those links to answer the following:

  • Were you aware that Instagram and Snapchat behaved in this way?
  • What are cookies? How do websites use them?
  • What is a data broker?
  • How does all this make you feel?


Remember, if any of this concerns you, there is advice on the link on how to adapt settings and what your rights are as a child internet user. Often, if we take the time to read terms and conditions, there is an option to opt out of websites sharing or selling your data to others.


Take care out there online, 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!



Having looked at a range of campaigns that were being run during World War 2 in Britain, today we are going to look at the impact of Propaganda on the people of Britain.


What was propaganda?


Well propaganda is the term given to posters, radio adverts, newspaper adverts and cinema messages that motivated people in Britain to do what they needed to do during the war. They contained siomple messages to ensure people understood them and were often very memorable!

Watch the video on the website below for an understanding of what propaganda was - you will probably recognise some of the posters, some are actually quite popular nowadays! #KeepCalmAndCarryOn

An interesting fact is that one of the most famous posters that people think of with World War 2 propaganda was actually never used during the war. The poster below is very famous but interestingly was never used between 1939 & 1945,
Log in to Google Classroom to complete today's activity. You will see a range of Propaganda posters and I would like you to try and figure what the message they are trying to convey (show). 

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.