Cromer Bubble’s Monday Morning Blog, 25th January, 2021


Good Morning Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to another week of work in lockdown. I hope you are all well and staying safe in these crazy times.

This is a copy of the timetable we are using in class.  I thought I would include it in case you wanted to follow the same timetable.  You don’t have to, that’s one of the good things about lockdown (one of the very few good things about lockdown), you can do it in whatever order you would like.

General Notes:

Confused? You might find your answer here:

1) Where can I find the Power Maths resources?

The practice book and the text book are now available directly from the website:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0  Click on ‘Log in’. Your username is your first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if your name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb). Your password is your class name, all lower case (cromer). School code: HCCT

if you want the answers, please email me  m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com 

2) I see there is an Oak Academy Maths lesson every day. Must I do that too?

No. It is there if you would like to watch a teacher guide you through a similar lesson. Power Maths is the most important one to do if you want to keep up.

3) Do I have to do Education City as well as following the class lessons on the blog?

No. It is optional. I have set up English and Maths assessments at different levels that you can do if you want to. After doing the assessment, EdCity will then automatically provide some work for you based on any areas that you found difficult.

4) What do I do if I have forgotten any of my logins – for Tackling Tables or EdCity?

Contact me.  m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com 

5) When should I do Lexia?

You can continue to do this immediately after lunch or at any time of the day. I recommend it is done on a daily basis if you are one of the children who usually does Lexia.

6) What do I do if I can’t print sheets?

You won’t need to print anything off if you don’t want to. You can do all the work by looking at it on the computer screen and taking notes in a notebook or on paper.

7) Should I send my work to you?

Yes please. Send a photograph or attach as a document daily or at the end of the week. Send it to  m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com 

Keep in touch and let me know if you have any problems. I look forward to seeing you back at school soon! Take care.

More Information About Power Maths

Greyfriars Academy is following the mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics. The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) describes mastery as. “…acquiring a solid enough understanding of maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.” (https://www.ncetm.org.uk/teaching-for-mastery/mastery-explained/)

In following this mastery approach we are using the Pearson’s Power Maths.  This can be directly accessed by the children by going to  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.  Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).  The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer) and the School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.  If you would like a copy of your child’s Power Maths Workbook, please contact me (m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com) to arrange a time to collect one.

When your child is doing Power Maths it is a good idea to break the lesson down in to 3 sections:

  1. Going through the textbook pages. (approximately 15 minutes)
  2. Doing the workbook questions (approximately 15-20 minutes). Stop wherever your child has finished at this point.  Do not worry about completing all the questions.
  3. Do the ‘Reflect’ section (approximately 5-10 minutes). In answering the reflect, you will see if your child really understands the concept or not. Some children can answer the questions, but have a very superficial understanding of the concept, while other children may answer fewer question but have a much deeper understanding.

I hope this has helped.  If you have any other questions/comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com or 01553 773087.

 

Lessons For The Week

Here is a link to a celebrity supply teacher:https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000kbn4/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-13-mark-labbett-maths 

I think you will really enjoy it, especially if you watch, ‘The Chase’.

Power Maths Login

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.  Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).  The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer) and the School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.

Mathematics Year 5

Monday 25th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, Lesson 3 ‘Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalent-fractions-cgt66c

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 4, ‘Number Sequences’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-1-c4tkac

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 5, ‘Comparing and ordering fractions’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-and-decimals-c5jp8r

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 6, ‘Comparing and ordering fractions’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-2-64upad

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 2, ‘converting improper fractions to mixed numbers’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/representing-fractions-cthked

 

Mathematics  Year 6

Monday 25th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 5, ‘Finding Mixed Values’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/percentage-as-a-fraction-and-decimal-6mrk0r?from_query=decimals+percents+fractions

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 6, ‘Converting Fractions to Percentages’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional):  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/percentage-as-a-fraction-and-decimal-6mrk0r?from_query=Converting+Fractions+to+Percentages

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 7, ‘Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (1)’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recall-and-use-equivalences-between-fractions-decimals-and-percentages-6dh6cc

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 8, ‘Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (2)’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): Review: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recall-and-use-equivalences-between-fractions-decimals-and-percentages-6dh6cc

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 9, ‘Mixed Problem Solving’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solve-problems-involving-the-calculation-of-percentages-of-amounts-c5gkge

 

English

Monday 25th January, 2021

This week, we are going to start inventing our own time-slip narrative based on the model text, Kidnapped. Now you will already have completed your boxing up plan so you will already know the underlying structure of your story and how the story is going to develop.

Go back to your boxing up plan and check to see what you planned to write for each paragraph. If you haven’t boxed up your own story yet, then do that now: Copy of Boxing up for Kidnapped (1)

For those of you who have done your boxing up plan, follow the lesson planning for Monday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Tuesday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Wednesday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Thursday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Monday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Spelling and Comprehension

Year 5 Words:

Focus : Homophones and Near Homophones

If you would like to see the PowerPoint, please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t put it on the website).

  • stationary
  • stationery
  • steal
  • steel
  • wary
  • weary
  • who’s
  • whose
  • fate
  • fete

 

Year 6 Words:

Focus: word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning.

If you would like to see the PowerPoint, please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t put it on the website).

  • commit
  • committee
  • transmit
  • submit
  • commitment
  • emit
  • permit
  • intermittent
  • omit
  • unremitting

 

Monday 25th January, 2021

Reading Comprehension (How to skim texts to get the general idea of the content lesson) R1b Can skim text to get the general idea of the content of a piece

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Reading Comprehension (Using skimming skills)

Quiz 1  R1b. Can skim texts Test 1

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 4

Practise writing your spelling words down using joined handwriting. Work towards these targets:

·         Try to be consistent in the size and height of your letters, remembering that capital letters should be twice as big as lower case letters.

·         Try to improve the shape of your letters.

·         Keep your words on the line.

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Spelling and Handwriting Practice – Practice writing your words in sentences using joined handwriting (If you would like a challenge, maybe you can try using all the words to create a story). Work towards these targets:

1.     Use the correct spellings

2.     Be consistent in the width and height of your letters, remembering that capital letters should be twice as big as lower case letters.

3.     Improve the shape of your letters.

4.     Keep your words on the line.

 

Reading for pleasure.  Either read a book of your own or chose one from Epic!

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Spelling practice

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check: Create four columns on a page. Write your spelling words down the first column. Then follow the taught method.

Reading Comprehension (Using skimming skills)

Quiz 2 R1b. Can skim texts Test 2

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Reading Comprehension work (using skimming skills)

Quiz 3: R1b. Can skim texts Test 3

11.45 – 12.00  Spelling test – ask someone to test you on your word list

 

Afternoon Lessons

Monday 25th January, 2021

Music (Signed Performance)

Perform signed song from memory with confidence.

Objectives:

·         Perform solos or as part of an ensemble.

·         Sign expressively and in time.

·         Sign the words confidently and accurately.

·         Perform with controlled movements, expressions and timing.

This week’s song: A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Ziv Zaifman – SignSing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32DjVo1Vwzk

Play the song several times, join in whenever you can. Each time you play the song, you will pick up more signs.

Play mime games with an adult or a sibling – ask your signing partner to call a word from the song. You get a point if you remember the sign! Then do the same with the adult.

These are the lyrics you will need for the game: (worksheet link) Music lesson song

 

PE:

Home PE Battleships – this is great fun!

Home PE Battleships

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Computing: Coding Week 2 (Introducing variables)

This is our second lesson in which we look at using ‘variables’ in computer programs. If you remember, variables are just things which are changeable. For example, when you play a computer game, there is usually a score. The score changes and so the score is a variable.

Last week you followed the variables lesson on Oak Academy.

You will explore variables on the Scratch programming website as well as designing and writing your own short programs. Before you begin this lesson, you will need to set up an account with Scratch as that is the application we will use for programming. It’s pretty easy to set up an account but ask an adult to help you with this. You will create a username, password and provide your nsix email address. Go to: https://scratch.mit.edu/ and sign up.

Please note: To enable you to fully explore Scratch and to develop your coding skills, you are spending 2 weeks on each lesson (our computing lessons are quite short).  Last week, you followed the Oak Academy Lesson. Therefore, this week, you can spend time exploring Scratch programming in more detail and having fun playing around with it.

If you wish to review the Oak Academy lesson, go to this link: https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/introducing-variables-71k68d

 

RE:

In R.E. last week we explored what Augustine of Hippo said.  If you remember,  Augustine lived in Roman Africa where people went in search of happiness. Very similar to modern day in Britain. Augustine believed in original sin.

Here is a PowerPoint about St. Augustine (you saw it last week), just refresh your memory and look again.  Week 3 St Augustine

Watch video on St Augustine as an example of a Christian philosopher and discuss.

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

This week I want you to create a fact poster about St. Augustine.

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Science:

How does human anatomy compare to other animals?In this lesson, we will learn about the differences between humans and other animals. We will first learn about vertebrates and invertebrates, followed by the differences of animals who use lungs and gills to breathe. Then, we will briefly compare brains of animals. Finally, we will complete some application questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-human-anatomy-compare-to-other-animals-6rvk4e

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Topic:

Our key question this week is What is the environment of the Arctic and the Antarctic like? How do they differ?

In this lesson, you will find the answer to this question and will create a diagram. There will be a focus on key vocabulary too. 

There is one lesson presentation to follow and some worksheets you will need for the tasks.

Topic Lesson Week 4            Wk 4 Arctic and Antarctic Animals                 Wk 4 The Arctic vs antarctic map sheets            Wk 4 Deep Task           

Note: you will only need the Deep Task worksheet if you choose to do that question.

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Art (Colour theory):

Colour theory is extremely important to fashion designers. Pairing the right colours for the right occasion and skin tone is seen as essential. Although experimentation is always encouraged, there are certain optimal combinations of complementary colours that are widely used such as grey/crimson, yellow/green, pink/white and tan/ maroon, for example.

Try out colour combinations in your art books/on paper.

Try these on own clothing designs (worksheet link here) Design and outfit worksheet

POP tasks – choose as many tasks as you want from those listed below. They get progressively harder, increasing the level of challenge as you go.

Why is colour theory important for fashion designers to consider?

List some examples of complementary colours that are considered to be good combinations for fashion.

Copy the use of the suggested optimal complementary colour combinations in your own sketches for clothing designs.

Suggest reasons why experimentation with colour choices might be a good thing in fashion and why designers might choose not to experiment with colour.

Look at this statement: The colours used by Pop artists like Andy Warhol are not suitable for fashion designers to consider when creating their clothing collections.

Is that always true, sometimes true or never true?

I hope you get on well with this week’s work.  If you have any problems, please email me m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com and I will do what I can to help.

Please keep in touch and send me photos of your work.

Take care and stay safe.

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