Blakeney


You can contact Miss Black by emailing her on – a.black@gf.kwestacademy.com

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

2021 Summer 1-Homework-Grid- PDF

Year-5-and-6-overview-Summer-1 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Black



I joined Greyfriars Academy in September 2015 as a Year 5 class teacher. I love teaching the KS2 children and I also enjoy overseeing History, Geography and EAL to ensure that these are delivered in line with the National Curriculum. I have worked in a variety of educational settings from Year 3 to Year 12, both nationally and internationally. However, I have to say, I’ve enjoyed teaching the spirited and talented children at Greyfriars most of all, and I love to see them make great progress through setting high expectations of themselves. I am a great supporter of the arts and like to run art or drama clubs whenever the opportunity presents itself! In my free time, I work…  However, I also have a love of travel, community theater and family time! 

 

News from Blakeney Class

Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Last week was one to rememer! 

In science, the children were busy making electrical circuits and investigating what happened to light bulbs, motors and buzzers when the voltage was increased. The room was filled with the sound of wizzing and buzzing and the giggles that went with it.

We also finally managed to get the hall so that we could complete our DT Tomato Challenge. The children had to come up with a solution for farmers in Nepal who needed to get their tomatos down the mountain side to the markets. They had to get as many tomatoes down the ‘mountain’ as quickly as possible withought damaging any. Many tomatoes made it safely to market but some also got stuck half way down the mountain. Others landed with a splat! It was a lot of fun and the children learned something in the process.

Well done Blakeney!

Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021

What an interesting week it has been Blakeney. We have started to master Teams live lessons! It’s been wonderful having us all together to learn and I am hugely impressed with the way you adapted to Teams online learning.

Below is some work from the week:

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Thank you to those of you in class who were patient while we got the technological hitches sorted out and thank you for joining in our lessons so enthusiastically. I could also see that the children learning at home felt really happy about the way you greeted them every lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote learners you have been utter superstars! You quickly got the hang of live lessons and participated fully in the learning. I am so proud of you all.

However, we are all back in school on Monday and I know that we are very excited about that. The future is looking bright kids!  See you all Monday!

 

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 1st March

Posted on Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 1st March 2021

Important Changes to Remote Learning this week

What will remote learning look like this week? This week, we will move remote learning over to the Teams platform entirely. This means that there will be maths and English live lessons every day and there will be assignments set for all subjects. Work must be submitted to me via the Teams Assignments page. Feedback and communication between teacher and child then becomes more efficient.

Children have been sent their Microsoft 365 emails to access Teams.  You have also been sent instructions for how to access Teams from different devices. Please check your emails/spam folders if you have not seen this yet. Live lessons are accessed by going to the Post feed and clicking on the link for the relevant lesson.  For now, the blog should be followed in the usual way.

General Notes on Remote Learning

Keep in touch and please do contact me for support if you find anything unclear, confusing or difficult. I am just on the end of the phone or I can email a reply if you prefer. My contact email is: a.black@gf.kwestacademy.com

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Power Maths Link: You can now login to Power Maths yourself directly from the website. That means you can obtain the text book and the practice book by going to this web address:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Fractions problems? I am aware that fractions has been very difficult for some children. If that sounds like you, I would like you to spend this week following fractions lessons on Oak Academy instead of your Power Maths books.

Which level should I choose?

Choose Year 3 to rebuild your confidence and develop a solid understanding of what a fraction is and how we use them. It does not mean you are working at Y3 level in maths. It just gives you a reminder about things you might have forgotten.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-ed51

Choose Year 4 if you feel you are almost getting it but Year 5 work has been too hard for you and you’ve been getting a lot wrong.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-0678

Morning lessons for this week:

Monday-Friday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables (online learning)

9 – 10 Power Maths Live Lesson and independent work (see Teams Assignments)

Break – snack

10:15 – 10:45 Reading Comprehension lesson (see Teams Assignments)

10.45 – 11.45 – English Live Lesson and independent work (see Teams Assignments)

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Spring 2 Week 2 (see Teams Assignments)

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

Afternoon Subject Choices

Lessons in History, Science, PE, DT, RE, PSHE and French have been set on Teams Assignments page. All should be completed by the end of the week and submitted to me on Teams for checking by Friday.

Computing: This term, you will continue to increase your touch typing speed until you are really confident about where all the different keys are and can type without looking! Just go to this link: https://www.typingclub.com/

PE: Choose from a wide variety of games all available as one package on Teams Assignments. 

 

 

Blakeney Live Lessons Starting Tomorrow!

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Just in case anyone has missed the notification via Teams, I have scheduled live lessons for Maths and English starting tomorrow. You will need to use your Microsoft 365 account details to access lessons on the learning platform. Parents were sent these login details as well as the instructions explaining how to access Teams from different devices before/during the holidays. Please check your spam folders if you have missed these emails.

Lessons will be Monday to Friday as follows:

Maths : 9:00 – 9:30 am with half an hour of independent learning afterwards.

English : 10:45 to 11:45 with half an hour of independent learning afterwards.

Please go to Teams and find the announcements there. Click on the relevent link about 5 minutes before we are due to start the lesson. Then, you simply wait to be admitted to the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Ms Black

Blakeney Goes Live!

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Great news! Our first live meeting has now been set up and is ready to go tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd February).

I have scheduled the meeting to start at 11:15 and finish at 12pm, giving us plenty of time to chat and talk about all the great features that we will be able to use as part of our new Teams Learning platform.

All you need to do is access the Blakeney Team via your new Microsoft 365 account. Find the Post that says Blakeney Goes Live! and click on the link there. I should be ready and waiting to let you in to the meeting.

You won’t need any resources for this session – just bring your lovely smiling faces.

See you tomorrow!

Ms Black

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 22nd February

Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 22nd February 2021

Important Changes to Remote Learning

What will remote learning look like this half term? During our first week back at school, we will continue to use the class blog to set the remote learning. At times, we will be introducing children to live lessons with a teacher; when we are ready to offer our first live lesson, you will be notified via a blog announcement. Please look out for that. We anticipate doing a live lesson trial run with children no later than Wednesday.

Children have been sent their Microsoft 365 emails to access Teams.  You have also been sent instructions for how to access Teams from different devices. Please check your emails/spam folders if you have not seen this yet. Live lessons are accessed by going to the Post feed and clicking on the link for the relevant lesson.  For now, the blog should be followed in the usual way.

General Notes on Remote Learning

Daily lessons follow the same timetable that we use at school in the morning.

You are expected to complete the morning work every day and at least one of the afternoon subjects (found at the end of the weekly blog).

This week, please send your work in for me to check, either as a photograph or an attachment. Send it to a.black@gf.kwestacademy.com

Keep in touch and please do contact me for support if you find anything unclear, confusing or difficult. I am just on the end of the phone or I can email a reply if you prefer.

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Power Maths Link: You can now login to Power Maths yourself directly from the website. That means you can obtain the text book and the practice book by going to this web address:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Fractions problems? I am aware that fractions has been very difficult for some children. If that sounds like you, I would like you to spend this week following fractions lessons on Oak Academy instead of your Power Maths books.

Which level should I choose?

Choose Year 3 to rebuild your confidence and develop a solid understanding of what a fraction is and how we use them. It does not mean you are working at Y3 level in maths. It just gives you a reminder about things you might have forgotten.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-ed51

Choose Year 4 if you feel you are almost getting it but Year 5 work has been too hard for you and you’ve been getting a lot wrong.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-0678

Morning lessons for this week:

Monday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 9 – Subtracting Fractions)

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

This week, we are starting our new model text, The Nightmare Man which is a suspense narrative. Today, we start with short burst writing to warm up. Follow instructions on the powerpoint.

You will find all lessons from Monday to Friday on this powerpoint: PP for Literacy WB 22.02.21

Find resources mentioned on the powerpoint here: Friday simile worksheet

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension lesson powerpoint on finding words in a text that most closely match the meaning of a given word.

This powerpoint will guide children through the different ways that children can find a word with similar meaning. Examples are provided children simply need to read and understand the techniques shown on the slides. Sometimes, a slide will ask you to think about something before giving you the answer.  If you do not finish the whole presentation in the time given (30 minutes) it’s fine. Just do your best!    R2c Can find words in text that most closely match the meaning of a given word

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Spring 2 Week 1 Focus: Words with an /or/ sound spelt ‘or’

Follow the powerpoint here: Year 5 Term 2B Week 1 Presentation

Your spelling list for this week:

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 10 – subtracting fractions)

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English Today, are writing our Cold Task independently. See Tuesday slides on the powerpoint.

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension

Today we are applying our skills from the Monday lesson and will be finding words in a text that most closely match the meaning of a given word.

Skills Quiz 1: R2c. Can find words in a text Test 1 

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 6

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.

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Wednesday

 8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 11 – problem solving mixed word problems) Join the live lesson scheduled on Teams. 

Break – snack

10.15 – 10.45 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 the way I showed you at school?). 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.

10:45 – 11:45 English – Today you will be introduced to the model text, The Nightmare Man. You will read the story and then create a beautiful story map to help you remember it! Join me for the live lesson scheduled on  Teams.

11.45 – 12.00 – Reading for pleasure

Read one of the books I have assigned for you to read on Epic! Follow the instructions for mobile or laptop/desktop devices and find your name on the register. The assigned books should be there!

If on iOS/Android 

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Tap on ‘Enter Class Code’

Enter this code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster/register

______________________________

If on a laptop/desktop

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Enter Class Code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster/register

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Thursday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 12 – problem solving mixed word problems). Join me for the live lesson on Teams.

Break – snack

10.15 – 10.45 Reading Comprehension

Today we are applying our skills from the Monday lesson and will be finding words in a text that most closely match the meaning of a given word.

Skills Quiz 2 : R2c. Can find words in a text Test 2 

10.45 – 11.45 – English – Today, we are going to practise some descriptive sentences. Join me for the live lesson on Teams.

11.30 – 12.00 – Spelling practice: Look, Say, Cover, Write, check

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Friday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 End of Unit Check)

Break – snack

10.15 – 10.45 Reading Comprehension work (Find and Copy practice) 

Today we are applying our skills from the Monday lesson and will be finding words in a text that most closely match the meaning of a given word.

Skills Quiz 3: R2c. Can find words in a text Test 3

10.45– 11.45 English Lesson. Join me for the live lesson on Teams

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

Lunch.

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Afternoon Subject Choices 

Topic: Ancients Got Talent! THIS LESSON IS SO MUCH FUN – DO NOT MISS IT!!

Key question: What are Ancient Civilisations and did they all know each other?

In this first lesson, children will be introduced to the concept of chronology and will conduct a rather unusual investigation to discover how everything fits together historically. Be warned – this activity requires two toilet rolls! Follow the instructions for this fun activity! Note on Printing – you don’t have to print anything for this – you can open the images on the screen and draw/write labels at home if you prefer. It will explain how to do this on the instructions.

Potty Timeline Instructions

Resource 1 Single sheet 10 segments  (NO NEED TO PRINT – JUST LOOK)

Resource 1b Nativity 

Resource 2 Arrow Cards

Resource 3 Events in World History 

Resource 4 Periods in World History

Resource 5 World Map A3

 

In Science this term, we are working on inheritence and evolution. Our lesson today is: Inherited Characteristics

For the science work this week you will have a go at using your Microsoft 365 account. Go onto Teams to access your work.

Computing: This term, you will continue to increase your touch typing speed until you are really confident about where all the different keys are and can type without looking!

https://www.typingclub.com/

 

 

 

 

In RE this term, we will be looking at different explanations given for our creation – both religious and scientific.

Today, the lesson starts with an overview and discussion plus video. You then have a powerpoint lesson to follow. RE Intro Science-and-Creation (1)

 

 

French

Yeah! This term we’re leaving Music for a while and are studying French. We start by looking at French culture and where it is in located in Europe. We then move on to learn how to introduce ourselves and greet people.

All about FRANCE

 

 

D&T: Design a Marble Run

You will need to use your Microsoft 365 account to access this work on Teams.

 

 

PE: Choose from this wide variety of games!

PE Home Resources

Blakeney’s End of Term Celebration

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2021

Wow Blakeney! There is so much to celebrate at the end of this term. I can honestly say that I have been truly impressed to witness the effort and dedication that has gone into your learning this term. Both at home and in school, the work I’ve seen you produce shows how incredibly resilient you are when faced with difficult circumstances. You have adapted so well to the changing ways in which you’ve had to learn this term – well, this whole school year actually! It’s time to celebrate everything you’ve achieved and the progress you’ve continued to make.

In-School Learners

First, I’d like to say how amazed I was at he quality of work being done at school by children of key workers. I loved reading your stories and was very proud to see how carefully you wrote them too! You’re getting superb support from Ms Shelbourne and she has been in touch to keep me informed of your progress. Well done to all of you. However, two children deserve a special mention – Tyler and Thomas – because writing is not your favourite subject but you’ve clearly shown in your stories that you are doing brilliantly!

Take a look at our In-School Learner’s time-slip narratives:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learners

These are some of the highlights from the last week of home-learning:

Bethany and Karolis are really showing what they’re made of! They’ve learned how to manage their time and work to a deadline by following the timetable on the blog and sending their lovely work in daily for me to look at. Well done you two!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfie

Alfie got a day ahead in his learning so that he could go out and enjoy the snow – now that’s what I call good time management!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AnaMaria

AnaMaria has really got the hang of home learning and has been keeping up with her lessons on the blog. Her work is so neat and shows commitment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andreas

Andreas has also been working hard

 

Andrew

Andrew sends outstanding work every day of the week; he always goes above and beyond in his drive to stretch his learning. I’m so proud of you Andrew:

Andrews Discursive Phrases

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Joseph

Joseph sent fabulous work in to me this week showing the care and effort that he was putting into his progress. Well done you!

boxing up reading

should grass roots football restart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhys

The quality of Rhys’ work leaves me speechless every week. Just brilliant!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that’s it for this term folks! I hope it snows for you all over the holidays and you have a lot of fun. BUT remember to stay safe! And as a little parting gift, watch this gorgeous video my mum sent me!

I look forward to seeing you all next term.

love from Ms Black xx

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 8th Feb

Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 8th February 2021

General Notes 

These are the remote learning notes for the week. As you read through, you will notice that the daily lessons follow the same timetable that we use at school in the morning.

You should ensure you try to complete the morning work every day. This is the minimum that is expected.

In the afternoons, you will not need to follow the usual timetable at school. Instead, you can choose which subjects you want to work on each day from Topic, Science, Computing, RE, Art, Music and PE. The instructions for these afternoon lessons are at the bottom of the blog. You should choose at least one of these subjects to work on every day. However, the choice is yours as to which subject and when. If you wish to follow the school timetable as before, please feel free to do that.

Please send your work in for me to check, either as a photograph or an attachment. Send it to a.black@gf.kwestacademy.com

Keep in touch and please do contact me for support if you find anything unclear, confusing or difficult. I am just on the end of the phone or I can email a reply if you prefer.

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Power Maths Link: You can now login to Power Maths yourself directly from the website. That means you can obtain the text book and the practice book by going to this web address:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths – Challenge and Support work

Additional extension work in Maths this week:

Adding and subtracting fractions

challenge cards

KS2 Space Themed Cut and Paste Game

KS2 Space Themed Fishing Game

KS2 Space Themed Two Player Game

Maths Support lessons for children who work with Ms Lacey during Maths these are the lesson to be done over the week instead of Power Maths:

Monday cards

Tuesday to Thursday word problems

Friday Bingo Boards Bingo Counters Dice Fraction Cards

Morning lessons for this week:

Monday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 4 – adding fractions)

Additional support if needed: 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.

Oak Academy teacher-led support (again this is optional for children who struggle with Power Maths and need teacher guidance to help understanding): 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

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

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: 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

11.15 – 11.45 – 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

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Week 6 Focus: Homophones and Near Homophones (third lesson on this)

Follow the powerpoint here: Year 5 Term 2a Week 6 PowerPoint

Your spelling list for this week:

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Tuesday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 5 – adding fractions)

Oak Academy Teacher-led: 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

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English Today, we are boxing up our model text and planning our own discussion text. See Tuesday slides on the powerpoint.

11.15 – 11.45 – 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 

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 6

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.

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Wednesday

 8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 6 – adding fractions)

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): 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

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 English – 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. The toolbox checklist has been provided (see Monday links)

11.15 – 11.45 – 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 the way I showed you at school?). 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

Read one of the books I have assigned for you to read on Epic! Follow the instructions for mobile or laptop/desktop devices and find your name on the register. The assigned books should be there!

If on iOS/Android 

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Tap on ‘Enter Class Code’

Enter this code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster/register

______________________________

If on a laptop/desktop

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Enter Class Code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster/register

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Thursday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10  Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 7 – subtracting fractions)

BBC Bitesize video clip (Additional support if needed): 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.

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): 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

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English – Today we are going to start innovating our own discussion text using the Draft Guidance, the model text, the boxing up plan, and the toolbox for effective discussion texts. You can go straight to the Draft Writing Guidance provided on the Monday links and follow the instructions there.

11.15 – 11.30 – Spelling practice

Do the homophone match-up worksheet: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 Friday!

 11.30 – 12.00 – 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

 Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Friday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 9 Lesson 8 – subtracting fractions)

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): 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

 Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English – Today you will finish the draft of your discussion text. Follow the Draft Writing Guidance sheet for the Friday lesson (paragraphs 3 and 4)

11.15 – 11.45 Reading Comprehension work (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

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

Lunch.

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Afternoon Subject Choices

 

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

 

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

 

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!

 

 

RE: 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

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 1st February

Posted on Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 1st February 2021

General Notes (new, easier lesson plan format)

These are the remote learning notes for the week. As you read through, you will notice that the daily lessons follow the same timetable that we use at school in the morning.

You should ensure you try to complete the morning work every day. This is the minimum that is expected.

In the afternoons, you will not need to follow the usual timetable at school. Instead, you can choose which subjects you want to work on each day from Topic, Science, Computing, RE, Art, Music and PE. The instructions for these afternoon lessons are at the bottom of the blog. You should choose at least one of these subjects to work on every day. However, the choice is yours as to which subject and when. If you wish to follow the school timetable as before, please feel free to do that.

Please send your work in for me to check, either as a photograph or an attachment. Send it to a.black@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.

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Morning lessons for this week:

Monday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 8 Lesson 8 – Fractions as Division)

Challenge Lesson for this week: Continue with your home learning booklet

Support lessons for this week: For those children who usually work with Ms Lacey in the hall, follow this powerpoint today and then complete the worksheets as you progress through the week:

Monday Lesson Monday Worksheet

Tuesday Worksheet    Wednesday Worksheet        Thursday Worksheet      Friday Worksheet

Oak Academy lesson Fractions and Division: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-and-division-part-1-64u32d

Oak Academy teacher support – general revision of fractions concepts for those who have been struggling. You can do one or more day to build your understanding of what a fraction is and how they can be used or compared:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-and-compare-different-wholes-from-the-same-unit-fractions-that-represent-the-same-length-70tk0t?activity=video&step=1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-and-compare-different-wholes-from-the-same-unit-fractions-that-represent-different-lengths-74tp4r?activity=video&step=1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-and-compare-different-wholes-from-different-unit-fractions-that-represent-the-same-quantity-cdk3jd

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-and-compare-different-wholes-from-different-unit-fractions-that-represent-different-quantities-6rt3ec

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-and-compare-wholes-when-different-unit-fractions-represent-different-amounts-6cup4r

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

This week, we are starting to look at discussion texts. Our model text is: Should Daleks be allowed to live on Earth?

Find all lessons from Monday to Friday on this powerpoint: PP for Literacy

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (Vocabulary in Context) lesson powerpoint: R2a Can show an understanding of the meaning of vocabulary in different contexts (1)

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Week 5 Focus: Homophones and Near Homophones (second lesson on this)

Follow the powerpoint here: Year 5 Term 2a Week 5 Presentation

Your spelling list for this week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Tuesday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 8 End of Unit Check)

Challenge Lesson for this week: Continue with your home learning booklet

Support lessons for this week (see Monday instructions and resources)

Oak Academy Teacher-led Fractions and division: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-and-division-part-2-6dgk4e

Oak Academy Teacher-led support lessons(optional): See Monday lessons set if you’ve been having issues understanding fractions and what they represent

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English Follow the lesson planning for Tuesday on the powerpoint.

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (understand vocabulary in context)

Today, you will read a short text about orangutans. Read the full text before attempting the questions. You will be asked questions about some of the more difficult words. Try not to use a dictionary or an adult – instead, try to get a sense of the word by looking at the context (the sentence/s around it) and by using your knowledge of orangutans to help you choose the correct answer. Good luck!

Quiz 1 (Vocabulary in Context): Test 1 (1)

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 5

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.

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Wednesday

 8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 9 Lesson 1 (Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator)

Challenge Lesson for this week: Continue with your home learning booklet

Support lessons for this week (see Monday instructions and resources)

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-6nk3jc

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 English – Follow the lesson planning for Wednesday on the powerpoint.

11.15 – 11.45 – 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 the way I showed you at school?). 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

Read a book of your choice from Epic! Follow the instructions for mobile or laptop/desktop devices and explore the site or read a book that I assigned to you:

If on iOS/Android 

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Tap on ‘Enter Class Code’

Enter this code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster/register

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If on a laptop/desktop

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Enter Class Code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster/register

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Thursday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10  Power Maths Unit 9 Lesson 2 (Adding and subtracting fractions)

Challenge Lesson for this week: Continue with your home learning booklet

Support lessons for this week (see Monday instructions and resources)

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional):https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-with-a-common-denominator-68vpae

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English – Follow the lesson planning for Thursday on the powerpoint.

11.15 – 11.30 – Spelling practice

Do the homophone match-up worksheet:Homophones Match Up

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading Comprehension (Vocabulary in Context)

The reading text today is a beautiful setting description. We have done lots of setting descriptions in class and have used powerful verbs and adjectives to describe the scene. This text does the same. There are some big new words in there because you are going to try to apply your new skill of ‘understanding new vocabulary in their context’. For example, when you read –  ‘a balmy breeze whispered through the trees’ – you will probably not know the meaning of the word ‘balmy’. However, you know that if a breeze whispered through trees it would not be a strong wind. It would be gentle. Therefore, we can conclude that ‘balmy’ means something like soft or gentle. This knowledge will help you choose the correct answer. Be a detective – look at the clues in the sentence that will help you solve the mystery of the new vocabulary!

Quiz 2 :Test 2 (1)

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Friday

You can now login to Power Maths yourself directly from the website. That means you can obtain the text book and the practice book by going to this web address:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 9 Lesson 3 (Adding and subtracting fractions)

Challenge Lesson for this week: Continue with your home learning booklet

Support lessons for this week (see Monday instructions and resources)

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional):https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-with-a-common-denominator-improper-fractions-6cw62d

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English – Follow the lesson planning for Friday on the powerpoint.

11.15 – 11.45 Reading Comprehension work (Vocabulary in Context) 

The reading today is an extract from a story. Again, you will be practising your skills for understanding new vocabulary in context. We are trying to learn how to look for clues in the sentence/s around the word which help us understand the meaning of new words. For example, “Anastasia Borkin bustled into the meeting late, leaving the featureless security guard to close the door behind her. ” We might not know the word ‘bustled’ but we know that the main character is late and that it’s an important meeting as there is a security guard. Therefore, we can get a picture in our minds of the way she enters the room. Bustled probably means something like ‘rushed’. Knowing this will help you choose the closest answer.

Quiz 3: Test 3 (1)

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

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Afternoon Subject Choices

 

Topic: Our key question this week is: How is global warming affecting Arctic life and the environment there?

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

There is one lesson presentation with tasks included on it. There are two videos to watch. 

Topic Lesson Week 5

 

 

Science: Human Circulatory System – Functions

Today we are going to look again at the human circulatory system. But this time, we are going to focus on the functions of the heart, the blood vessels and blood by investigating how the different parts of the circulatory system work.

Follow the lesson powerpoint and the activities on it.Lesson Presentation Circulatory System – Functions

Reading Comp. Easy Level      Reading Comp. Med & Hard Level     Reading Comprehension Question Sheet

Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Circulatory System Template

 

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!

 

RE: In this lesson, we will explore how we should treat people and reflect on our own views. We will also consider how Christians and non-religious people think we should treat people. Read through the lesson and complete the tasks on this worksheet. You will also need the story of the Good Samaritan during the lesson:

RE Lesson

RE Good Samaritan differentiated reading

 

Art (Who was Piet Mondrian? )

Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) was a Dutch artist who remains well known for his abstract paintings, many of which use squares and rectangles. In 1917, he was part of a group of four Dutch artists called ‘De Stijl’ who all worked in an abstract style and reduced their paintings to straight lines, plane surfaces, rectangles and primary colours combined with black, grey and white. Mondrian’s designs have been used as inspiration for fashion, including six cocktail dresses designed by the famous designer Yves St Laurent, in 1965 

 

Watch youtube clip for a quick summary of Mondrian’s style. Then go through Tate presentation:  

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

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-piet-mondrian  

POP tasks 

Give an example of how Mondrian’s use of media and materials has led to his art being used by a fashion designer.  

Why did Mondrian use strips of transparent paper? What other materials did Mondrian use and how did he use them? 

Why is Mondrian’s painting Composition C with Red, Yellow and Blue typical of his style?  

Describe how Mondrian thought about his choice and location of colour.  

What important effects did Mondrian try to create with his artwork?  

Which two features did Mondrian continually explore with his designs?  

What changes did he make to the lines he used within his designs? 

 

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 a song of your own and create signed movements of your own to effectively convey the message of the song.

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

 

PE: Home PE Battleships Level 2 and Blast Off! More great fun!

Home PE Battleships Level 2

Home PE Blast Off

 

 

 

 

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