Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning year 4. I hope you are all well and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine yesterday.


Today we are going to look at the features of newspaper reports.

First, follow this link to find out what newspaper reports should look like.

This should sound familiar. What other piece of writing follows the 5Ws?

Attached is a tick list of the things you would expect to find in a report.Using the tick list, read a report in a newspaper (ask your parents to help you choose a suitable one) and highlight as many of the features as you can.

Then, read the article attached to this link. What is the background to this story? Where have you heard it before?


Yesterday you worked on interpreting (finding information from) pictograms, and I explained that pictograms can be a great way to display data, but have limitations in terms of numbers. Today we are going to look at bar charts which you should all be familiar with.

When a bar chart is created there are a number of rules that you should follow.

Bar charts need:

  • A title
  • Axes labelled with the categories
  • Numbers spread evenly on the y axis
  • Categories spread out evenly
  • Use a sensible scale. (If you maximum number of choices is 20, do you need the scale marked to 100?)
  • Bars should be the same width

Have a look at the bar chart attached here. The data shows the number of people in an office and the method of transport they use to get to work. How many errors can you spot?

Once you have found them all, redraw the bar chart correctly following the details above.