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Wednesday 6th January 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

Computing 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. 


Obviously there are 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.


Google Classroom


Our video calls will be conducted via Google Classroom NOT Zoom this time.

Therefore please see below the written steps from the video above.


  1. Go to on your web browser (ideally Chrome) - if you are using a tablet or phone, simply download the Google Meet app.
  2. Click on "Go To Classroom"
  3. Enter your child's username and password from the slips of paper in your packs
  4. Enter our Year 6 classroom by clicking on "6O".
  5. Finally click on 'Meet Link' at the top of the page and you will be put straight into our video calls - if it says the video hasn't been started, just keeping refreshing the page as it means I (as the teacher) haven't started the call yet but I will do by the alloted time slot!


Any questions, please message me - I am available all day on Dojo, Facebook Messenger, Google Classroom or the email address above.



Today we will be looking at Shape Translation, similarly to what we looked at on Monday. Remember, translating shapes simply means to move the shape from one point to another without rotating it. So in the image below, Shape A has been translated up 2 squares and then right 4 squares to where Shape B is. A key point to remember when translating shapes is to pick a corner to move, move the required number of squares and then redraw the shape starting from the point you started at.


Feel free to watch the video below for more guidance. 


Log in to Google Classrooms meet for 8.40am sharp as to facilitate live lessons for all pupils, we have just 15 minutes for our lesson starter! You will need your CGP Maths book from your packs as we will be completing page 69 - don't forget to send your work into me on Dojo or email (

Translations - Primary

This video explains how to translate shapes. Ideal for Key Stage 2 (SATs) or Key Stage 3 consolidation.Questions:

If you finish that as quickly as I imagine you may, feel free to play the translation game with a family member (or against yourself) below. If you do not have dice, just use a dice rolling websitew such as




Mrs Brant will be leading us through some descriptive 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 20 minutes of live video. You will need your plain exercise book ready with something to write with.


For English today, we are looking at ways to describe a setting.

As an author, describing a setting effectively is vital - it can transport your reader to new worlds and far-away lands, all whilst they are sat in their chairs!

The key to a good description is variety! Using different language techniques and sentence lengths keeps your reader engaged.

Take a look at the image below:

What could we describe in this picture? Not just physical things we could touch, but what about temperatures, weather, light levels.

Now we know what we are writing about, let’s move on to interesting ways to describe them, thinking of different figurative language devices.


An adjective is used to describe a noun. We can use these to create a 2a, 2a sentence, like the one below:

The wooden, dilapidated bridge stretched across the cool, lustrous brook.

2 adjectives are used to describe a noun, followed by the same pattern again.



Similes are comparisons made using ‘like’ or ‘as’. For example:

The trees were as tall as castle towers.

They reached for the sun like children reaching for their mother.

This device helps create an image in the reader’s minds.




Personification is a device that gives something inanimate a human feature or personality. You can do this by using verbs that humans do, but keep them relevant to what you want the reader to imagine. For example:

The leaves swayed and danced in the breeze.

The sun smiled down on the woodland warmly.



I would like you to write 5 descriptive sentences using the devices above to describe the following picture:

Use the three devices we talked about, but always try to think of different ways to start sentences using ‘ly’ adverbial openers or time conjunctions. You can always try to uplevel vocabulary by looking for synonyms on

Can’t wait to see your sentences!



For our PSHE lesson today, we will be revisiting our previous discussion, ‘How does media, including our online experiences, affect our well-being?’ You all came up with some fantastic points during our discussion and listed many positive experiences that media can give us.


These included; informing us of current affairs and emergency situations, keeping us connected socially, learning online and providing us with fun and entertainment. We then went on to discuss some of the negative experiences; dealing with trolling, advertisements that target our self-esteem and feeling overwhelmed by negative news stories.


Today I would like you to have a quick look through the resources listed below that address how we can have protect ourselves from negativity in the media, and hopefully have a more positive experience. Once you have done this, you are going to play the role of an ‘Agony Aunt’. An Agony Aunt is usually someone who works for a newspaper, blog or forum, and their job is to give advice to people who have come forward with a problem. Below, someone has written a letter to you, stating their recent problems with media. Your job is to write back to them with advice. Remember – media has many, many advantages, so switching off devices may not always be possible.


Can’t wait to see what you suggest! Mrs Brant

Dear Agony Aunt,

I am writing to you looking for some advice. Before the pandemic, I was a happy, confident young person, waiting to start secondary school. I had a smartphone, but mostly used it to Whatsapp my small group of friends or to play online games. Since lockdown, so much has changed. I have started reading more news articles on Facebook, some of which I’m not sure are true, but all of it is very negative and upsetting. I have started looking through peoples’ photographs on Instagram and I can’t help but feel jealous of their looks, holidays and cool stuff. I posted some selfies to my own account and a random person started sending mean messages and leaving nasty comments. I love my phone, it’s a great way to keep in touch with my friends during lockdown, but I feel so down and anxious. I’m quite overwhelmed. What do you think I should do?

From Anxious Social Media User

Reading with Mr O


Log back into Google Classroom for a live reading of our class reader "Blitzed" by Robert Swindells. We're read the first 3 chapters and will soon find out about George's antics on his street!


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



I'm sure you will all be excited ready for our computing lesson as always - we were due to start some coding in the 3D Game World of Kodu, however we will be unable to do this without the bit of software so will have to come back to this later in the year. Therefore today, follow the link below to Hour of Code and complete all 20 levels of the Angry Birds Coding Challenge. Once you have completed it, send me a screenshot or a photo of the certificate that it produces to show you have completed the lesson. Remember the website offers advice on how to complete each level if you get stuck, read the instructions at the top!

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.


Well done for today everyone! I appreciate it has been different but now we are up and running in the routine, hopefully this will be easier for all of us tomorrow - 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.