Cromer Bubble’s First Blog of 2021


Hello,

Happy New Year.  I hope you had a good break.

I have already given you a sample time table if you are at home isolating.

If you are at home, it can be really useful to set yourself up a time table.  You can use or adapt this one:

8.45 – 9.00 – mental maths practise (times tables or mental addition/subtraction) Remember, you can use Tackling Tables on practise your tables online.

9 – 10 – Maths

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension/Handwriting/Spelling Practise

11.45 – 12.00 – Reading

12:00-1:00 Lunch

PM – Select a subject – Topic, Science, PE, computing

Here’s our work for the week:

Mathematics:

Mathematics:  I have all the Power Maths PowerPoints, if you would like them please email me (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com) and I can send them to you. I cannot put them on the website for copyright reasons. Please note that these PowerPoints have the answers on them!

Year 6:

Tuesday: Multiplying by multiples of 10, 100, 1000: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7r492p

Wednesday: Dividing by multiples of 10, 100, 1000 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-and-dividing-decimals-by-101001000-6gvk2r

Thursday : Decimals as Fractions (1) https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-decimal-tenths-part-1-ctgkcd

Friday: Decimals as Fractions (2)  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-decimal-tenths-part-2-64upac

Year 5:

Tuesday: Multiplying numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 digit number: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4chnrd

Wednesday: Multiplying 2 digit numbers (1) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znj7hyc/articles/zm7v8xs

Thursday: Multiplying 2 digit numbers (2) https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-bar-models-to-represent-known-times-tables-6tj62e

Friday: Multiplying 2 digit numbers (3) https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-bar-models-to-represent-known-times-tables-6tj62e

Literacy:

We are starting a unit looking at using the technique of time slip in our narratives. We need to think about how to describe our setting and characters really well; how to use suspense in our writing and also how we manage a time slip (a change in the time) being described. Lots to think about!

As usual we will begin by sharpening up our descriptive techniques by writing a short piece of text describing an image. Remember to write your initial ideas down, then go back and edit them. Have you chosen the very best vocabulary you can? Does your writing put an image into your reader’s head? Have your made your reader feel something? Here is a really useful video by Tom Palmer, a published author, who explains exactly how he does this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUScPnDwzPU

Try this when you do your short burst writing.

Here are the 2 images I would like you to use:

  • first image for Tuesday 5th Jan

  • next image for Wednesday 6th Jan

Thursday 7th Jan

Now is the time to write your cold task. It  must use suspense, quality description and be a story where you tell the story from 2 different times (you may choose to go forward in time, or back in time).

Friday 8th Jan

Here is the model text and the text map we are going to be using in this unit.

Copy of Kidnapped text

Copy of Kidnapped text map

The text map only has the first 2 paragraphs mapped for you – can you do the rest?

As you are not in school until Tuesday, we will not have spellings this week. Here are your reading comprehensions for this week:

Tuesday 5th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – Trappers Hill  Set A questions

Wednesday 6th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – Trappers Hill  Set B questions

Thursday 7th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – The Alps  Set A questions

Friday 8th Jan

Year 5-6 Reading extract and questions – The Alps  Set B questions

 

Year 5 & 6 Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 1 Using nouns with suffix –ity  

This is our word list for the week:

community             sensitivity

curiosity                    possibility

ability                         flexibility

captivity                   visibility

activity                      eternity

The powerpoint spelling lesson and resources can be found on this link: t2-e-4601-year-5-term-2a-week-1-spelling-pack_ver_9

PowerPoint

Science

In this unit we are studying systems in the human body, including the circulatory system. Make your front page for topic (title of ‘Circulatory system). Brainstorm what you already know about the topic and think of some questions you would like answered.

Here is a very short video to give you some ideas: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr48r2p

 

Art

This half term we will be studying Op Art and how it has been used to inspire fashion designers. Find out about these artists:

Édouard Manet (1832-83) French Modernist painter

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Dutch Abstract artist

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter and sculptor

Victor Vasarely (1906-97) Hungarian Op artist

Richard Serra (born 1938) American printer and sculptor .

How have they inspired fashion designers? Choose one of these artists to find out more about them. Think about how you will present your work on the artist you choose.

 

R.E

In RE this term we are thinking about the question ‘what makes us human?’ Think of one word that you think answers that question. What animal do you think is the closest to a human being? How is this animal similar to a human and how is it different?

Christians believe that we are made in the image of God. What does this mean?

We have worth for who we are, NOT what we do, because God made us. We are unique.

How is that different from the way the world works: we are judged by how we perform, what we do.

SCENARIO: Coronavirus: ‘I know my life will not be saved in this pandemic’

Watch video about disabled lady.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-52149219

Lack of respirators, how do doctors make the choice?

What have you learned from this lesson?

Topic 

Our Topic this term has a geography focus and the overarching question we will investigate is – Do we create the weather?

This is an enquiry which involves students working as geographers acquiring skills to answer questions about the causes and consequences of global warming. The Arctic and Antarctic are looked at in detail and the impact of climate change on Arctic, Antarctic and UK animals are examined.

Lesson 1 Key Question: Why are so many people in King’s Lynn and Britain trying to help the planet? In this lesson, chn learn about some of the things that people are doing to help the environment. There will also be a focus on key vocabulary.

Click on the following link to the powerpoint and follow the lesson on there: Topic Lesson Week 1

Further explanation about the greenhouse effect can be found on these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IwPFXzLH8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPJJM_hCFj0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTvqIijqvTg

Music

This term you will collaborate in groups to work towards a signed song performance of your own creation.  Before we begin, we will watch and evaluate a range of music performances done using sign. You will evaluate the music piece based on:

  • What sort of story is it telling? What do you think it is about?
  • How do the performers communicate the narrative – think about expression, body language, rhythm. 
  • How does the music communicate mood – does it  express happiness, sadness, fear, excitement etc
  • What do you think about the performance (like and dislike)? Is it effective?

Click on the links to begin thinking…

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5WnWEz2Hg

Dance Monkey – Tones and I  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQd3kqx263I

Keala Settle – This is Me   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jNwvJ-vZU0

If there is anything I can help you with, please email me (M.Nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com).  Thank you.

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