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 

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1

 

 

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! 

 

Blakeney’s Week in Review

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Hi Blakeney!

Motivational Speech

My two key messages for this week:

There you all are, at home without me to stand over you and encourage you with my constant chants ‘stay focused’, ‘stay on task’, ‘give it your best shot’, ‘if you finish your work, then you can play a game!’

So what do you choose to do in this situation, when your teacher is not looking? Do you put your feet up, switch on your Playstation or Xbox, grab a snack and look forward to another week of chilling out? Or do you do what you know is right – keep your learning on track and your brains well-excercised? When all is said and done, you are the key to your own success. You are the only one who can make your dreams come true. So, make the right choice next week my dear Blakeney pupils. I look forward to seeing what you can produce. Send it to me at ablack@gf.kwestacademy.com

 

 

 

 

Ms Black’s News

Well, I haven’t had any skateboard adventures this week – I’ve stayed well away from all things with wheels. Though I did drive my car to have an adventure at Brancaster Beach on a very windy day at the weekend. I met up with friends that I haven’t seen since February and it was lovely! However, it was like walking through a sand storm in the Sahara Desert. We made a chain and worked our way a long the sand dunes, shouting to be heard – the children hiding behind the adults for protection, the dogs chasing each other back and forth, their faces covered in sand.  One of the photos below is not Brancaster Beach – it is a picture of a sand storm in the Sahara. So I’m obviously exaggerating when I say it felt like that – I can’t imagine how terrifying a real sand storm would feel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would love to share some of your own stories on here. Do send some of your news for me to share.

Take care and stay safe

Ms Black

 

Well done to those of you who have completed the work on Education City. This is how it’s looking so far: Only 7 children have done the writing, 5 children have done the reading,  and 3 children have done the maths. Do let me know if you have any computing issues that prevent you from doing this. You can call the school if you need to or you can send an email.

I can not emphasize enough the importance of continuing your hard work. You all made so much progress this year so don’t let that go to waste by allowing your brains to go off on holiday too soon! Get back to it.

Writing           7/23
Reading         5/23
Maths             3/23

 

 

Celebration of Work

Arminas

Well done to Arminas who has finished the whole Power Math programme for Year 5! I have to say, I am not surprised because Arminas has shown sheer commitment and determination to stay on track throughout the period of lockdown. Really proud of you Arminas. Mum said he has been challenging his dad to get more points on Education City and he beat dad by ten points!! Sorry dad! Mum is going to motivate him with his spellings by putting him up against other members of the family in a spelling quiz. Great idea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preston is another superstar of home learning. He wrote an excellent report about modern-day pirates, he has continued to work on his spellings (with great progress might I add) and he has done some wonderful art, science and Education City work too. Preston has also been very consistent throughout the lockdown. Well done you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah, Azuolas and Kimberley produced some outstanding art work this week! :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blakeney Class Year Book 2020

Answers to the ‘guess who’ baby photos – the first is Arminas, the second is me and the third is Kai!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that’s all for now Blakeney. Write to me so I know you are ok please! I look forward to hearing your news and seeing your work. Send it in to me at: ablack@gf.kwestacademy.com  and do pay close attention to what I said at the start of this blog.

Take care (mind and body) and stay safe

Ms Black

Premier Education ~ Summer Camps

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Blakeney’s Monday Blog 6th July

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Hey Blakeney! How was your weekend? Did you have any disastrous interactions with a skateboard?

The Home Learning Grid is ready for this week, which I’ve linked below. Also the resources you will need for the week are with it.

Remember to email me some work, photos or a letter to share with your classmates. Remember – if we are concerned that you’re not engaging with the learning because you haven’t been in touch to share work or talk about how you are getting on, you can expect a phone call this week. I am still waiting to receive hot task poems from 17 children, which I’m hugely disappointed about as I love reading your poetry and I know you love doing it when you give it a go. I really want to see some of your other efforts in science, art and topic too please. Remember my messages from Friday:

 

Home learning for the week beginning Monday 6th July

The HLG and all the resources you need for this week are below. Don’t forget to let me know how you are getting on. Contact me on: ablack@gf.kwestacademy.com

Home Learning Grid 

Years 5 and 6 6.7.20

 

 

Literacy

In literacy, this week you will need the following resources:

In the City of Silences

Sentences to expand

The Cave of Curiosity

Spelling

This week’s spelling practice is here:

Year 5 Practice Spelling Quiz 4

Reading Comprehension

If you haven’t had the chance to do all the reading comprehensions set last week, they’re here for you. I recommend them – they’re an excellent resource and give you a broad understanding of our topic, Crime and Punishment. The answers can be found at the end of each sheet- so it will be just like doing the reading comprehension boxes in class; just read, answer the questions and then check!

Reading Comp 1

Reading Comp 2

Reading Comp 3

Reading Comp 4

Reading Comp 5

Maths

Year 5 Power Maths text book link:

We are still working on Unit 17 – Measure (volume and capacity). As per the usual advice,  text book first and then do the practice book if you want to understand what you are doing! Good luck.

The text book and the summer term practice book (if you lost yours) can be found by clicking on this  link below:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5

The answers to all of Unit 17 are here:

Unit 17 Practice Book Answers

For those of you who are finding this unit difficult, try doing the Strengthen Activities here:

Unit 17 Strengthen Activities

For those of you who would like a challenge, try these deepening activities:

 

Unit 17 Deepen Activities

The answers to both are found below:

Unit 17 Strengthen and Deepen Answers

Science

You are continuing your work on endangered animals.  Please do send me your work for this so I can share I’m really looking forward to seeing it. Find the instructions on the HLG.

Topic

This week, you will investigate the question of whether piracy still exists today. A very interesting topic so I’m hoping you will have a go at that, please.

Art

I would have liked to see some of last week’s 3D hand illusions. Please send them in Blakeney. This week, there is more of the fascinating optical illusions work to do:

You need paper, a pencil, a ruler or something with a straight edge and some coloured pencils or crayons.
Place your hand on the paper and draw around it. Draw straight lines of equal distance across your page, leaving the hand blank.
Use curved lines inside the hand. Add colours in a repeating pattern.

Physical and mental health

Keep working at this very important aspect of your education Blakeney. For mental and physical wellbeing, yoga is an excellent habit to get into. Adriene has put together a special routine for the classroom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td6zFtZPkJ4 (Yoga For The Classroom – Yoga With Adriene)

 

The HLG also gives you some ideas for relaxing with an inspiring online book or a sudoku puzzle. Have a go kids!

Education City

Education is set up for you again. I have been looking at who has been having a go and this week, it looks like this:

Writing – well done to …. nobody, as it appears nobody had a go. I expect more of you than this Blakeney!
Reading – fantastic job Brodie, Sophie,Preston, Grace, Isla and Enija for completing all tasks.
Maths – brilliant job Joanne, Brodie, Sophie,Preston, Grace, Isla and Enija  for either doing all the tasks or having a go.

We will be getting in touch shortly if we are concerned that you are not engaging with Education City and the HLG work being set. It is important that you feel ready for the Autumn term in September.

Please remember my key messages at the start of this blog – it’s not too late to get started and to get better at something, even if you have struggled to be motivated over the last few weeks. I look forward to hearing from you and to seeing those baby photos that you’re going to send in!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep working!

Ms Black

 

Blakeney’s Week in Review 3rd July

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Hi Blakeney!

 

Motivational Speech

Two key messages for you this week:

Here we are again – Friday certainly comes quickly, doesn’t it? Picking up on my messages last week, I just want to reinforce some important facts in your mind about learning and wellbeing -establishing a routine is so important to your mental health and confidence. If you are worried about coming back to school in September, the solution is simple. Start work now – get better at the things you know you need to work on. Develop your confidence and your ‘can do’ attitude. Each day counts and every day is an opportunity to get better at something.

 

 

 

 

Ms Black’s News

Well I had a hilarious walk with the dog on Wednesday. Jasmine was determined to teach me how to skateboard but I have to tell you – I don’t find it easy! I know it sounds weird but I can’t bear the fact that it moves! Well, Jasmine was holding on to my hand the whole time that I was on it but suddenly the skateboard started to get away from me and it just kept getting further and further away, leaving my right leg behind, on the ground. I have no idea why I kept that other foot on the skateboard, I guess I just panicked and didn’t think fast enough. But that leg just kept going, I kept screaming, Jasmine kept shouting ‘let it go!’ without me listening, until eventually I’d almost done the splits and landed on the floor laughing like a mad-woman! I think if anyone had filmed it, they would be sending it to ‘You’ve Been Framed’ and earning themselves £100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has anything funny happened to you over the lockdown period? Do send funny stories to me to share. You can find a funny picture to go with it if you like.

Take care and stay safe

Ms Black

 

Well done to those of you who have completed the work on Education City. This is how it’s looking so far: Only 5 children have done the reading and 4 children have done the maths. I have also only received work from the HLG tasks this week so I am very concerned that most of you are not helping yourselves to prepare for the Autumn Term. You have until Sunday to complete the Education City tasks so make sure you do please. Also, do let me know if you have any computing issues that prevent you from doing this. You can call the school if you need to or you can send an email.

I can not emphasize enough the importance of continuing your hard work. You all made so much progress this year so don’t let that go to waste by allowing your brains to go off on holiday too soon! Get back to it.

Writing           0/23
Reading         5/23
Maths             4/23

 

Hot Task Feedback

I have received some more wonderful hot task poetry – Kimberley send hers on Friday but I’d already done the blog. It is such a brilliant poem – I really enjoyed the images she created and I could see she worked really hard to apply the personification skills.  Amanda also did a great job of that – her poem was wonderfully atmospheric.  Take a look for yourselves:

Amanda Gloomy Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m still waiting to receive 17 poems from my lovely pupils in Blakeney class. Please get them to me this weekend!

Well done to those of you who have already sent them in.

Other News

Amber has been working very well from home. Look at what she’s sent in – fabulous Amber!

Abstract nouns

Amber sketch

Conecting common nouns

crime and punishment

 

 

Blakeney Class Year Book 2020

I have three photos sent in so far Blakeney – still waiting for the rest of you to send your baby pictures in so we can get this funny Year Book thing going! It’s really simple – just find a photo and send it to me at my email address. If you don’t have a photo on your computer, then it’s still simple. Use your mobile phone – take a photo of the photo with your phone, then just send that to me. Couldn’t be easier!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. Come on Blakeney – let’s do this!

These are the pictures so far:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that’s all for now Blakeney. I’m still missing you all so you’d better write to me to make me feel better! I look forward to hearing your news and seeing your work. Send it in to me at: ablack@gf.kwestacademy.com  and do pay close attention to what I said at the start of this blog.

Take care (mind and body) and stay safe

Ms Black

Class Year Book Photos!

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

What happened Blakeney? I’ve received zero photos from you! What a huge disappointment that is. Have a look at Holkham’s for some inspiration. It doesn’t take much – just photograph an old photo using your mobile phone and email it to me at a.black@gf.greyfriars.com. Do it today or it will be too late!

Class Year Book 2020

This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?

Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only  these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone!

Your Play on Stage – BBC Playwriting Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

An exciting opportunity for budding young playwrites has just been announced on the One Show. Read on if this sounds like something you would love to be involved in:

What is As You Write It – Your Play on Stage?

At a time when we are all missing out on the magic of going to the theatre, The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving children and young people across the UK the opportunity to see their ideas come to life on stage. We hope this will help inspire the next generation of playwrights as well as encouraging a love of theatre and the arts in children and young people.

The competition is open to all children and young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. It opens for entries at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2020. The deadline for entering the competition is just before midnight on Monday 31st August 2020.

All you need to enter is an idea for a play, a short description of up to four of the main characters and the first few opening lines. You’ll also need to tell us what having the opportunity to write your play and have it performed on stage would mean to you.

What is the prize?

From the ideas submitted, three finalists from each of the three categories will be chosen and announced on The One Show during autumn 2020. They will then have the opportunity to develop their ideas with professionals and write their final play.

A winner will be selected from each category based on their final play. Winners will be announced on The One Show in early 2021 and an excerpt from their play will be shown on the programme. The final three winners will receive a special award and have their play performed at The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.

The development of The Shakespeare North Playhouse is being overseen by The Shakespeare North Trust. It is currently being constructed in Prescot on Merseyside. Once built, it will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot. Alongside a flexible 350 seat theatre, the Playhouse will also provide educational facilities, a visitor centre and additional performance spaces including an outdoor performance garden.

Categories:

Entry categories are divided by age group as follows:

  • ACT ONE – 7 – 10 year olds
  • ACT TWO – 11 – 13 year olds
  • ACT THREE – 14 – 16 year olds

The entry must be submitted into the correct age category according to your age on 31st August 2020, which is the competition closing date.

How to Apply

Go to the following website by copying and pasting into the URL bar. Then read the full details and instructions there:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1SCKS8VmFFGvyggKbqGGyds/as-you-write-it-your-play-on-stage

Blakeney’s Monday Blog 29th June

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope you had a lovely weekend. The Home Learning Grid is ready for this week, which I’ve linked below. Also the resources you will need for the week are with it.

Remember to email me some work, photos or a letter to share with your classmates. If you have not been engaging with the learning and have not been in touch to let me know how you are getting on, you can expect a phone call this week. I am still waiting to receive hot tasks from 19 children and would like to see some of your science, art and topic work too please.

It’s an exciting week starting today as we’re doing our ‘class yearbook with a difference’. This yearbook will be different because

it will be full of our baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your me and I will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to this class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to me by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, I will give the correct answers on this class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to me by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in today!

Ms Black

Home learning for the week beginning Monday 22nd June

The HLG and all the resources you need for this week are below. Don’t forget to let me know how you are getting on. Contact me on: ablack@gf.kwestacademy.com

Home Learning Grid 

29th June 2020 year 5 and 6 HLG NEW (1)

 

Literacy

In literacy, this week you are going to work on a poem called Cave of Curiosity.  Having already completed one poem of your own last week, you are now in a more confident position to start working on another one. A copy of this new poem can be found by clicking on the link below:

The Cave of Curiosity (1)

You also have your spelling quiz to do this week, based on the words you have learned form the 5/6 spelling list. Ask someone to help you work through the quiz and then email me your work to show me how well you did.

Year 5 Spelling Quiz 3

Reading Comprehension

There are some excellent reading texts here which are all focused on our current topic, Crime and Punishment. The answers can be found at the end – so it will be just like doing the reading comprehension boxes in class; just read, answer the questions and then check!

Reading Comp 1

Reading Comp 2

Reading Comp 3

Reading Comp 4

Reading Comp 5

Maths

Year 5 Power Maths text book link:

We are still working on Unit 16 – Converting Units of Measure. As I said last week, it’s really important that you read through the  text book pages for the lessons, before you try and do the practice book work or you will probably not understand how to do the work correctly. Just like in class – text book first and then practice.

The text book can be found by clicking on the first link below. https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5

The answers to all of Unit 16 are here:

Unit 16 Practice Book Answers

For those of you who are finding this unit difficult, try doing the Strengthen Activities here:

Unit 16 Strengthen Activities

For those of you who would like a challenge, try these deepening activities:

Unite 16 Deepen Activities

The answers to both are found below:

Unite 16 Strengthen and Deepen Answers

Science

This week you are continuing to work on Polar Bears (Week 5) . I would love to see some of this work coming in Blakeney! This week we will be concentrating on why your animal is endangered and what is being done to help this species? What might cause animals to become endangered?

Remember to make notes and then write in your own words as much as possible. Do not just copy and paste if using the internet.

Look at the example below for some ideas but remember you can share the information in whichever way you want.

Please do send me your work for this so I can share I’m really looking forward to seeing your presentations.  You can find the polar bears lesson here:

Polar Bears Week 5

Topic

Sir Francis Drake was a goodie. Grace O’Malley was a baddie. Do you agree? Not all pirates were outlaws. Read the information on the HLG about the ‘hero’ Sir Francis Drake and ‘the pirate’ Grace O’Malley. All is not what you would think. Write a persuasive letter to Elizabeth 1st explaining your point of view.

Art

I saw some fantastic examples of optical illusions using lines and shading last week. This week, it gets even more exciting. Again, you will be working on Optical illusions using shading to show form. But this time, you will be creating a 3D hand picture like this:

To learn how to draw a 3D hand, go to:

https://www.tes.com/lessons/NxdPS1b-3-ZRFQ/optical-illusion-drawings

You need paper, a pencil, a ruler or something with a straight edge and some coloured pencils or crayons.
Place your hand on the paper and draw around it. Draw straight lines of equal distance across your page, leaving the hand blank.
Use curved lines inside the hand. Add colours in a repeating pattern.

Physical and mental health

Don’t forget to work on this very important aspect of your learning. For physical health, make sure you check out Miss Penman’s stretch routines – Miss Penman is a superb dance instructor and she’s put together some great workouts for the Greyfriars children. Have a go – I have! Scroll down the page – you will find Miss Penman’s workouts that were posted a few days ago.

For your mental health, reading is a brilliant way to escape the four corners of your room. Settle down with a good book to read and relax  by going to the following webpage:

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Sit back, get comfortable and listen!

Also, do an A-Z of all the things that make you happy! For example:

A is for art
B is for baking
C is for cakes
D is for dogs

Education City

Education is set up for you again. I have been looking at who has been having a go and this week, it looks like this:

Writing – well done to the following five children who completed all three writing activities set. However, 17 children did not attempt the writing tasks.
3/3 Joanna
 3/3 Grace H
 3/3 Amber
 3/3 Brodie
 3/3 Kimberley
 1/3 Evelyn
Reading – fantastic job those of you who managed to get yourselves on to the following list. However, 16 children did not attempt the writing tasks.
 3/3 Joanna
 3/3 Evelyn
 3/3 Amber
 3/3 Brodie
 3/3 Kimberley
 2/3 Arminas
 2/3 Amanda
Maths – brilliant job to those of you who did all three activities. Though 14 children did not attempt the maths tasks.
 3/3 Joanna
 3/3 Preston
 3/3 Evelyn
 3/3 Amber
 3/3 Arminas
 3/3 Amanda
 3/3 Brodie
 3/3 Kimberley
 1/3 Enija Lagzdina Blakeney

Again, it appears that the same children are doing all three subject on Education City. I’m very proud of you. Those of you that are not attempting EdCity work and are not sending in your work from the HLG to me are a great concern to me. We will be getting in touch shortly to discuss what you will need to do to catch up and feel ready for the Autumn term in September.

I repeat what I said last week: the only way you will feel prepared for Year 6 is if you try to keep on top of the home learning now. It is really important to your education and well-being that you commit to a daily work schedule. You know I am here if you need support or help. Just email me if you have a question or don’t understand something.

 

Many thanks

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep working!

Ms Black

 

Class Year Book Photo contest!

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Class Year Book 2020

This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?

Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only  these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!

Blakeney’s Friday Blog 26th June

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Hi Blakeney!

 

Motivational Speech

It’s Friday already. The weeks are just flying by and before you know it, the summer holidays will be here. This is the time when you can wind down, put your feet up, get out and about (in a socially distanced way) and do all the things that you can’t do while your days are kept busy with school work.

But we’re not there quite yet! It’s so important that we keep learning and keep to a routine that gives us a sense of purpose. Our minds need exercise if we want them to work well, just like our bodies do. Continuing to work on those skills that you are not confident about is the way that you will acquire that confidence. Use this opportunity to brush up on times tables, spelling, grammar and punctuation – whatever it is that you know you would benefit from. Continue to follow the Home Learning Grid and do the Education City tasks that have been set for you so that you know you are keeping up and will be in the same place as everyone else when you start back at school in September. A routine is also important to your mental health. There is nothing worse for your mental state than having no sense of purpose. You need to know that each day counts and treat every day as an opportunity to better yourself.

Ms Black’s News

Well I’ve been working on the Topic curriculum for next year – looking for exciting new ways to approach history and geography at Greyfriars. I can’t wait to get back in the classroom to teach humanities again! I’ve also been looking at the work that’s been sent to me, finishing the annual reports that you will get in July and making phone calls to check that you are ok (more coming today so if you get a ‘no caller ID’ call, it will probably be me and it’s safe to answer). Each day, I try to stick to my routine and get things done in the time I set for each task – this keeps my day structured and purposeful. It also means that when I have some down time, I can really enjoy it guilt-free and without getting bored with that free time. If you’re not structuring your day yet, then I suggest you start doing it now and feel the difference to your mental health. You will probably also feel a lot better about coming back to school in September.

Last Saturday, I met up with my family bubble for the first time since lockdown. We chose a secluded beach, took the dogs and had a picnic and nice walk. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring the Father’s Day presents so I did a secret drop at my parents home on Sunday afternoon. I sneaked up to the door, rang the bell and ran around the corner, leaving the gifts on the doorstep. My dad was very confused until I poked my head out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do send me your news too. You can write about your work or anything else that you want to share.

Take care and stay safe

Ms Black

 

Well done to those of you who have completed the work on Education City. This is how it’s looking so far: Only 5 children have completed the writing work, 5 children have done the reading and 8 children have done the maths. I am concerned that most of you have not had a go yet and this has been the case since March. You have until Sunday to complete these tasks so you need to get on there today if you can. Please do let me know if you have any computing issues that prevent you from doing this.

I can not emphasize enough the importance of continuing your hard work. You all made so much progress this year so don’t let that go to waste by allowing your brains to go off on holiday too soon! Get back to it.

Writing           5/23
Reading         4/23
Maths             8/23

 

Hot Task Feedback

I have received four wonderful hot tasks so far from Noah, Lily, Azuolas and Preston. The personification is excellent showing that they’ve applied the learning from the last two weeks in their poetry. Well done all of you!

Azuolas Hot Task

Noah Hot Task

There are 23 children in our class so I should be receiving 19 hot tasks today and I’m looking forward to reading your poetry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Work

Look at this fabulous work from Madalin and Noah – they show a clear understanding of how to create an optical illusion through the use of line and colour/shading. Very clever boys! Did anyone else have a go? Send it in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other News

Arminas has been a little quiet lately. Sadly, he’s been through a hard time as he lost his dog and that is such a difficult experience. Our pets are like members of our family and we can feel a great deal of emotion and loss when they pass. This poem is for Arminas and anyone else in our class who has lost a beloved pet:

A Bridge Called Love

It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days,
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.

And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.

There is a bridge of memories
from earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love.

Author unknown

Arminas has shared a letter and some photos for you to see, Lockdown has obviously been kind to Arminas – he looks much younger! :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Blakeney Class Year Book 2020

I just love that photo – it’s so obviously a small version of Arminas! And so, it’s given me an idea. Next week, I’m going to create the Blakeney Class Year Book 2020 in which we will be sharing class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only  these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!

How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to me and I will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.

What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to me by Thursday afternoon.

How will we get the answers? Next Friday, I will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!

Make sure you get your photo to your teacher before by Tuesday!

This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!

 

Well that’s all for now Blakeney. I really am missing you all – yes, every single one of you! I look forward to hearing your news and seeing your work. Send it in to me at: ablack@gf.kwestacademy.com  and do pay close attention to what I said at the start of this blog.

Take care (mind and body) and stay safe

Ms Black

Greyfriars Academy

London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5PY United Kingdom

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