Cromer Blog, Friday 18th September, 2020


Hello Everyone,

Quick Reminder:

P.E. on Tuesday – please come to school in your P.E. kit.

Swimming on Wednesday – please bring your kit. Week beginning 21st September is for groups 3 and 4.

Please don’t bring anything from home except your coat/jacket and a packed lunch (if you aren’t having school dinners).

The Mystery of the Blue Greyfriars Academy Cardigan

In Cromer Bubble we have a mystery. On the first week of term somebody left his/her cardigan at school.  As no other children are allowed to enter our bubble it must belong to someone in this bubble.  However, no child has claimed it.  It has no name and is size 11-13.  It has no distinguishing marks.  It looks new. Here is a photo of the cardigan:

Please help us solve this mystery.  It must belong to someone in the Cromer Bubble.  Parents/carers are you missing a Greyfriars Academy cardigan?

 

As promised here is a picture of our rainbow that we made last week.  Miss Lanham and Mrs T pieced it together and put it on display.  I think it looks lovely – what do you think?

Monday:

We started Power Maths today – we’re working on place value.

In literacy we started to think what could be behind certain doors.  Some of the doors were really unique.  Some of us came up with some really interesting ideas!

Our topic in science is ‘Earth in Space’.  We’ve got a lot of questions we want answers to!  Time for some research…

 

 

Tuesday:

We wrote the first verse of our class poem.

Here are some pictures of us hard at work:

We also worked on safe passwords in computing.  We learnt that most people don’t change their passwords often enough and even use passwords such as ‘password’ and ‘12345678’. We looked at what makes a strong password:

  • use letters and numbers
  • use a minimum of 8 characters
  • don’t use personal information
  • use characters like brackets
  • use a mixture of capitals and lower case letters
  • use a sentence / song lyric instead of a word
  • only use the first letters of that sentence
  • use different languages

You can check the strength of your password at: http://rumkin.com/tools/password/passchk.php

In R.E. we asked the question, “How far would you go to stand up for something you believe in?” 

We talked about war and whether we thought it was wrong, right, or wrong but right under certain circumstances.  We decided on ‘wrong but right under certain circumstances’ and put it into context with World War II.

We had our first P.E. lesson of the year with Mr. Collison.  It was great fun.  We investigated how many laps we could do of the playground and how long we could balance on one foot!

 

Wednesday:

We wrote some more of our poem, did Power Maths, groups 1 and 2 went swimming and we started our work on Pop Artists.

We had a go at some of our own Pop Art, what do you think?

Thursday:

We started off with Power Maths, finished our poem and did some topic work.

What do you think of our poem?

The Door

I opened the mysterious door and saw a million ghosts devouring a tiny man’s soul.

I opened the mysterious door and heard an eagle’s screech from miles away.

I opened the mysterious door and smelt a big puff of charcoal grey smoke from the burning fire.

I opened the mysterious door and touched a small, thin coat of fur.

I opened the mysterious door and found a menacing silhouette climbing up the wall.

I opened the legendary door and saw an angel’s paradise falling from the sky.

I opened the legendary door and heard the crackling of the wrappers from the presents.

I opened the legendary door and smelt the crisp smell of aromatic duck.

I opened the legendary door and touched a phoenix’s golden feather.

I opened the legendary door and found the damp walls of the Lighthouse.

I opened the ancient door and saw the Great Pyramid of Giza.

I opened the ancient door and heard a dead man walking.

I opened the ancient door and smelt a strange odour leaking from the ceiling.

I opened the ancient door and touched a grizzly bear’s curled, black foot.

I opened the ancient door and found the Tomb of King Tutankhamen.

 

Some of us also drew a door that we imagined as we wrote our class poem.  Take a look:

Some of those doors I wouldn’t open! Would you?

 

Funky Friday:

Most of us dressed in our normal clothes (not school uniform) we did Power Maths and also did some assessment work.

I’m looking forward to next week.  Some of the activities we will working on are: idioms in literacy, place value in maths, Earth in Space for science, swimming, P.E., Pop Art in art, plus lots more!

 

Spellings:

These spellings will be tested next Friday:

Year 5:

symbol

mystery

lyrics

oxygen

symptom

physical

system

typical

crystal

rhythm

 

Year 6:

plough

bough

drought

brought

bought

wrought

thought

ought

borough

thorough

 

Have a great weekend – I look forward to seeing you next week!

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