Cromer Bubble’s Monday Blog, 8th February, 2021


Hello Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to another week of work in lockdown but the last week on this half-term!

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these crazy times.

Please keep in touch, I love to hear from you. m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

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.

Mathematics

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).

The School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.

Hint:  if you don’t want to scroll all the way though the text book and workbook, look at the contents to see which page you need, go to the bottom right hand corner in the books and type in the page number and hit enter.

 

Mathematics Year 5

Monday 8th February, 2021

Power Maths Unit 9 Lesson 4, Adding Fractions

If you need some extra help watch this BBC bitesize video clip that shows visually what we do when we add two fractions like ¼ and 1/3 of a shape together. This is problematic because the denominator is different. Watch how the shapes are altered so that the denominators are the same. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxhfg8/articles/z4jg4qt There are other useful videos on the webpage too.

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson:   In this lesson pupils will use bar models to support their understanding of adding fractions where the total does not exceed one. Do not do the quiz. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-fractions-up-to-one-whole-6nj62r

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 5 , Adding Fractions

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson:   In this lesson pupils will explore fractions that total to one and greater than one using fraction bars to support understanding. Do not do the quiz. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-fractions-with-a-total-greater-than-one-cgw66c

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 6 , Adding Fractions

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson: In today’s lesson, we will be learning how to add fractions with different denominators and find term to term rules in fraction addition sequences. Do not do the quiz. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-fractions-cnk3ar

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 7 , Subtracting Fractions

Watch this BBC bitesize video clip that shows visually what we do when we subtract fractions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxhfg8/articles/z4rhsrd There are other useful videos on the webpage too.

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson: In this lesson pupils will use bar models to support their understanding of subtracting fractions and create their own subtraction problems involving fractions. Do not do the quiz. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-fractions-6tgpcd

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 8 , Subtracting Fractions

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson: In this lesson we will explore subtracting fractions involving fractions greater than one using fraction bars and number lines to build our understanding. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-fractions-2-71k34d

 

Mathematics Year 6

Power Maths Year 6

 

Monday 8th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 5 Using a Rule

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reasoning-and-problem-solving-6mwkct?from_query=using+a+rule+in+algebra

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 6 Formulae

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/expressing-missing-numbers-algebraically-ccwpcc?from_query=Formulae+in+algebra

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 7 Solving Equations (1)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zghp34j/articles/z2qmrwx

 

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 8 Solving Equations (2)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zghp34j/articles/z2p6tyc

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 9 Solving Equations (3)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks2-x-marks-the-thought-algebra-and-inverse-operations/z7jrkmn

 

English

Monday 8th February, 2021

This week, we are continuing to learn more about discussion texts by studying the model text: Should Daleks be allowed to live on Earth?

Find all lessons from Monday to Friday on this PowerPoint: New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

Find resources mentioned on the PowerPoint here:

Monday Tell Me Square            Toolbox checklist            Draft Writing Guidance WB 8th February

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Today, we are boxing up our model text and planning our own discussion text. See Tuesday slides on the PowerPoint. New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Today we are identifying discursive phrases (phrases which are used to introduce discussion points). We will also try imitating discursive sentences and will examine a toolbox checklist for writing effective discussion texts. Follow the lesson planning for Wednesday on the PowerPoint. New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

Here is the toolbox checklist: Toolbox checklist  

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Today we are going to start innovating our own discussion text using:

  • The draft guidance
  • The model text
  • The boxing up plan
  • The toolbox.

These are all on the PowerPoint.  New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Today you will finish the draft of your discussion text. Follow the Draft Writing Guidance sheet for the Friday lesson (paragraphs 3 and 4). New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

 

Reading and Spelling

Year 5 Spelling Words:

Homophones & Near Homophones

  1. principal
  2. principle
  3. profit
  4. prophet
  5. descent
  6. dissent
  7. desert
  8. dessert
  9. draft
  10. draught

Year 6 Spelling Words:

Statutory Spelling Challenge Words

  1. attached
  2. available
  3. average
  4. competition
  5. conscience
  6. controversy
  7. correspond
  8. embarrass
  9. especially
  10. exaggerate

 

Monday 8th February, 2021

Reading Comprehension lesson PowerPoint on Find and Copy questions. This PowerPoint will guide children through the different types of ‘Find and Copy’ questions that emerge in SATS-style reading papers. Examples are provided and then children are asked to apply their learning on the ‘Your Turn’ slides. Spend half an hour on this PowerPoint. If you do not finish the whole presentation in that time, it’s fine. Just do your best!  R2b Can find and copy one word groups of words with a particular meaning

Spelling Y 5: Homophones and Near Homophones.  If you would like the PowerPoint please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t link it here).

Spelling Y 6: Statutory Spelling Challenge Words.  If you would like the PowerPoint please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t link it here).

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Reading Comprehension (Find and Copy practice).

The text today is non-fiction and is about the Borneo Orangutan. You saw this text last week but we were practising a different skill then. This week, you will practice your ‘find and copy’ question skills. Remember, when doing ‘find and copy’ questions, you must copy words/phrases exactly the way they are written in the text. You cannot alter the word/s in any way – that includes the spelling. Also, if you are asked for one word (not a phrase/group of words), then you must give only one word. Good luck!

Skills Quiz 1: Skills Test 1 

Spelling Lesson 

Practise writing your spelling words down using cursive script. 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 10th February, 2021

Spelling and Handwriting Practice – Practice writing your words in sentences using cursive script (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.

11.45 – 12.00 – Reading for pleasure

You could read one of the books I have assigned for you to read on Epic! or any other book you would like to read.

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Reading Comprehension (Find and Copy practice).

The text today is a narrative fiction extract and it is about a rat and a mouse. With this text, you will practice your ‘find and copy’ question skills. Remember, when doing ‘find and copy’ questions, you must copy words/phrases exactly the way they are written in the text. You cannot alter the word/s in any way – that includes the spelling. Also, if you are asked for one word (not a phrase/group of words), then you must give only one word. Good luck!

Skills Quiz 2 : Skills Test 2

Spelling and Handwriting Practice

Year 6 do:Activity Sheet Homophone Matching Pairs

Working with a partner, cut out all the cards. Place them face down on your desk. Take it in turns to choose two cards. If you match up a homophone with its correct definition, keep them! The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner! If you don’t have anyone to play with, match up the cards and stick them on a piece of paper for revision. You will be able to use the sheet for your test on tomorrow!

Year 6 do Activity Sheet Odd One Out Find the word that have been spelt correctly.

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Reading Comprehension (Find and Copy practice).

The text today is narrative fiction again and it is about a man on a quest/adventure. With this text, you will practice your ‘find and copy’ question skills. Remember, when doing ‘find and copy’ questions, you must copy words/phrases exactly the way they are written in the text. You cannot alter the word/s in any way – that includes the spelling. Also, if you are asked for one word (not a phrase/group of words), then you must give only one word. Good luck!

Additional note: If you spot a word you don’t understand, don’t panic! Use your new ‘vocabulary in context’ skills to help you get a sense of the meaning. If that doesn’t work, don’t worry; you don’t have to know every single word to understand a piece of writing.

Skills Quiz 3: Skills Test 3

 Spelling Test.  Ask someone to test you on your word list. Year 5s for this, they will need to use the words in a sentence for you to know which homophone they want you to write. Or they could give you a definition from the Match-Up sheet you did yesterday and you must listen to the definition and write the correct spelling for it from memory.

 

Afternoon Lessons

Monday 8th February, 2021

Music (Signed Performance): Create a signed song.

Objectives:

  • Compose and perform melodic signed song.
  • Create signed movements that communicate meaning and emotion of verses and chorus. 

In previous weeks, we have studied how performers sign songs rhythmically with hands, bodies and expressions in order to communicate a message. This week, you will choose another song of your own and create signed movements of your own to effectively convey the message of the song. If you did one last week, that is very good experience that you can put into use today – getting better at it!

You can perform the song to an adult or sibling. Alternatively, ask an adult to film it and send it to me! I would love to see some.

 

PE: Choose from this wide variety of games! PE Home Resources

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Computing: Touch Typing

Children will continue to brush up on their touch typing skills – this will be invaluable to them as they move forward in their education. Typing at speed will really set them up well for all those assignments they’ll need to write in secondary school! Go to this  website: https://www.typingclub.com/

It’s an absolutely brilliant way of learning to touch type by having fun.  Many of you have tried it before and you love it so – enjoy!

 R.E.

In this lesson, we will be finishing our Philosophy unit by reflecting upon what you have learned over the weeks and doing some art work to express our thoughts.

RE Lesson Week 6

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Science: Human Circulatory System – Functions

In Science this term, we have looked at the human circulatory system and we have also recapped the skeletal and digestive systems. This week, we will end the term with a look at Healthy Lifestyles. The aim of the lesson will be to recognise the impact of diet and exercise on the way our bodies function. Follow the PP presentation. Not all the additional resources will be needed. Children will choose what to focus on during the lesson.

Lesson Presentation   Healthy Lifestyle Adult Guidance  (if needed)  Healthy Lifestyle Activity Sheet  Diet and Exercise Planning

– Editable  Healthy Lifestyle Information Text – Black and White  Healthy Lifestyle Brochure Template Healthy Lifestyle Exercise Diary

 

 Thursday 11th February, 2021

Topic: Our key question this week is: How are British animals affected by global warming?In this lesson, you will find the answer to this question and will create poster There will be a focus on key vocabulary too. 

There is one lesson presentation with tasks included on it. There are videos to watch and a fact sheet you will need (see link below). 

Topic-Lesson-Week-6          Fact Sheet Hedgehogs

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Art (Who was Piet Mondrian? )

Mondrian was keen to create the effect of balance and harmony in the way he painted. Rather than looking like nature, his paintings explored how colour and line worked together. He changed the thickness of his horizontal and vertical lines and placed them closer together or further apart. For explanation and examples follow the Power-point and then design your own piece of Mondrian inspired art (see POP task below) Art Powerpoint

POP task Use Mondrian’s design as inspiration and change the location of colours and lines for different effects/ Experiment with the thickness and location of the lines in your own abstract design in the style of Mondrian.

 

That’s all for this week.  Remember if you need any help at all please email me m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

Also, please send me copies of your work.  I love to see it.

Take care and have a lovely  half-term.

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