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Thursday 28th Jan


Today we are starting a new chapter and this time we are looking at picture graphs and bar charts. You will already have some knowledge around bar charts and graphs from previous years so this will be nice and simple. In the live lesson, we will be discussing what the scale is and how to simplify graphs to help us understand them. You will then go away to do the guided practice, workbook and journaling questions.

Guided reading:

Our new text in guided reading is now The Twits. At the beginning of this story, there is a detailed description about Mr Twit. It talks about his dirty beard and how he isn't a very pleasant old man. As I know you all enjoy visualisation lessons, I thought it would be a good idea to draw Mr Twit based on this description. Roald Dahl has used some very disgusting adjectives to describe him but from this, you will be able to really show exactly what you think Mr Twit would look like. I would like you to label your drawing with reasons why you have drawn him that way. You might want to use quotes from the text. I can't wait to see your drawings!


In writing, we are going to be carrying on with our instructions. Today, we will be writing the method section of our instructions and this is where you tell the reader the steps to make the product. Our focus for this lesson is to use adverbs. I think this is an important objective as this is where you will tell the reader how they will carry out that task. For example, creatively glue your feathers to your headdress. Carefully is the adverb as it is telling the reader how to glue the feathers on. Each step will be numbered and they need to be detailed as the reader may have never made them before. 



During this lesson, you will learn the functions of a skeleton. Go through the presentation and there are 4 videos to watch as well as information to read. Once you have watched the videos and read the information, look at the sheet and complete the quick tasks on there. You need to colour the bones which protect the organs, identify the different joints and identify the bones which keep us upright. Then, have a go at answering the what if question- what if our bones were bendy?