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 

Blakeney Overview for Autumn 1 21 (1)

UKS2 homework grid Autumn 1 2021

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 Dress Up Friday 22nd October

Posted on Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Blakeney Class have earned a reward day! As a result of all their hard work, they have filled up the Class Points marble jar and so they get to decide on what reward they have.

This term, they have decided to have a Halloween dress-up day! The children will get to dress up as the ghoulish creature of their choice (as long as it doesn’t scare the little ones)!

In order to give you plenty of time to find or create a costume, we have chosen Friday 22nd October for the dress-up. That’s next Friday and it’s the last day of term.

 

 

 

 

The children are also very excited about the fact that they keep finding little spiders in their trays or on their seats. Do be warned, as they may be bringing a little critter home to you! Don’t worry though, it’s a fake one and the kids love it (I checked with them first). It must be our animal welfare topic having an impact on them – they have become compassionate about all Earth’s creatures, even the creepy crawlies!

Blakeney Curriculum News

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2021

In Blakeney class, learning looks like this: 

In Geography, we learn like geographers – thinking, talking, analysing and applying skills.

In English, we internalise a text to become better writers ourselves.

 

In English, we also roleplay our characters to get to know them better!

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In Art, we put ourselves into our work!

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Welcome Blakeney!

Posted on Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Hello to all the new Blakeney students that will be joining me this year!

I am really looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you over the coming term. On our first day back, I have some lovely fun activities organised and you don’t need to worry about a thing – the plan is to just let you enjoy being back at school and have fun seeing all your classmates.

For your general information, I am putting our Autumn Timetable on here so you can see when you have PE and Swimming.  You’ll see we have PE tomorrow so please come to school with your PE kits if you see this in time! If not, don’t worry. I am also sharing some spelling and timestables resources that will come in handy for you and your parents during the Autumn Term. But don’t worry – you don’t need to do anything with them right now! I will go over everything in class when we meet.

For now, just enjoy the rest of your time at home and I’ll see you in the morning!!

Ms Black

 

Blakeney Timetable Autumn 1 (subject to possible changes during the term)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE is every Monday. A school PE kit will be required and don’t forget it may be getting cold soon so make sure you have warm jumpers/leggings/track suit bottoms in school colours. PE shoes are required too. In year 5, children are responsible for organising their own bags and kits. It will be useful if you put a copy of the timetable on your wall at home and pack your bag the night before school.

Swimming is every Wednesday. You will need a costume and swimming hat. Hats can be purchased at school for 20p.

 

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings to be learned this year

These words will be introduced to you gradually over the course of the year. You may know some already. We will aim to learn three a week and use them in our writing! But it is a good idea to practise them at home too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 Weekly Spelling lists that we will be studying this term.

Though we practise these in school, some of you may like to study your lists for ten minutes a day with someone at home. But remember – just focus on one list a week. 

Year 5 Term 1A Overview

Daily Times Tables Practise for pupils who are not yet confident with them

Feel free to practise at home if you want to develop your confidence when we do Tackling Tables in class. You can do ten minutes a day – small acts lead to big changes!

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 1

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 2

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 3

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 4

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 5

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 6

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 7

Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 8

 

 

 

 

 

Blakeney Learning goes online!

Posted on Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Blakeney Learning goes online!!

Hi kids. I’m so sad that we won’t be spending the last week of term together at school but it’s just one of those things. We will  be resilient and determined to make the most of it. I have tried to ensure you don’t miss out on learning and the fun that we had planned for the last few days. So, take a look at the timetable of lessons/fun I’ve planned below. Pay particular attention to the live lessons (in green) and the EAL Show and Tell times (in blue). There’s also some games and activities timetabled so make sure you join us:

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Monday 19th July to Thursday 22nd July 2020 – 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to access live lessons and resources this week

Go to your Teams app on your device. The link for each live lesson/session will be on the chat page. Just click the link for the relevant lesson when it’s time. Try to make sure you allow video so we can see you and allow microphone so that we can hear you. All hard copy resources can be found on the Teams Assignments page, clearly labelled by subject.

If you have any questions, please send a message on Teams chat. Just a reminder to you all while I think about it – please only use the chat for important messages and try to leave not to go nuts with the emojis !

I look forward to seeing you all next week on Teams 🙂

Blakeney’s Weekly Celebration

Posted on Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Hi everyone,

this week’s shout-out is going to Rhys, Anna and Alfie for engaging so well with our English text, ‘Voices’, by Anthony Browne. While the whole class impressed me with the way they joined the conversation, these three children stood out for their thought-provoking and insightful observations about the characters in the story. Quite honestly though, I have never seen the class so excited about their reading; all were joining the conversation and getting involved with the interpretation in their groups. This is some of the ‘graffiti art’ produced by the children while we read the story:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also want to share with you a project that four of our children initiated during lunch breaks this term; Toby, Patrikas,  Tyler, and David have been learning a real-world skill – how to create a tile mosaic! All children learned how to work cooperatively and safely in producing a table mosaic for the school. We have just about finished and only had the grout to put on when we went into self-isolation. Not to worry boys – I will go in over the summer break and put the grout on and then upload the finished product for you to see on the website. This is how it was looking just before we finished (with a little help form Bethany and Carina):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blakeney Celebrations & Learning

Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2021

Blakeney’s Celebrations

This week, I think Bethany, Rhys and Thomas deserve a pat on the back because they worked really well to draw 3D shapes in Maths. Asif, Logan and Carina have also been working independently in their Power Maths while Joseph, Andreas, Andrew and Sonny have been going over and above to push their understanding by doing Year 9 and even GCSE level Maths. Lukas and Adriana — really engaged in lessons and have been developing their confidence in lots of ways… In English, Alfie achieved a target he’s been trying to achieve all year and did an excellent job with editing his writing. A shoutout goes out to the whole class for finally discovering that ‘this reading comprehension lark’ is not as hard as they thought! Now they have the strategies and the quick-find techniques they need. They really understand the importance of taking it one step at a time, one question at a time until they achieve the objective in a task.

While I love telling you about all the weekly achievements, I’m going to hand over to the children now and allow them to tell you who they nominate for a weekly shout-out and to tell you what they’ve been learning this term…

Shout-outs and nominations from the class go to…

Luja: This week, I think Freya deserves a pat on the back because she helped many people with learning.

Freya: This week, I think Luja deserves a pat on the back because she has been helping other people in computing.

Joseph: I think Andreas, Andrew, Sonny, Freya, Alfie and Joseph (me!) deserve a pat on the back because they were all doing year 9 maths extensions, including ratios, directional proportions and interpreting graphs. 

Andrew: I think Joseph deserves a mention as he helped me when I struggled with ratios.

Sonny: I think Joseph, Andrew and Andreas deserve recognition because they helped people in maths this term.

Joseph: I also want to nominate Nancy, Logan G, Logan H, Andrew, Andreas and myself for doing very well in swimming. 

Andreas: I nominate Toby and Rhys for showing excellent behavior for learning this week. 

Alfie: I choose lukas and Thomas for improving in English. 

Evie: I think Freya deserves a pat on the back for helping Asif and Logan and being really patient working with others. She always listens to what others have to say.

Rhys: I want to give a shout out to David because he helps me out with DT.

David: I think Rhys deserves a pat on the back because he helped me with spelling and Maths. I also think Ms Black deserves a shout out because she helps me stay calm and lets me colour.

Ksenia: I want to give Logan G a pat on the back for his English – he’s been working really hard on it.

Adriana: I nominate Karolis for clever DT, Joseph for good French, Evie for PSHE (kindness), Rhys for his amazing sunflower planting, Sonny for being clever in Maths, and Freya for doing extra work in Topic.

 

Some of our learning this term:

Freya and Luja: This term in English, we have been working on news reports and deciding what is biased or not. We also have learned what news is real or fake as well as language to make our reports more formal…

Andrew, Sonny and Joseph: This term in Maths Extensions we have been doing ratios, fractions, (a 30 page year 9 booklet) directional proportional, inversely proportional, angles and now we are doing interpreting line graphs.

Joseph and Andreas: This term in swimming, we have been improving in front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and dolphin kick (half of butterfly). We love swimming!

Evie: In reading comprehension, we have been working towards taking what’s in the text as the answer – even the spelling and the way it is written as that helps us.

Rhys: This term in DT, we’ve been designing objects to make our lives at school easier. For example, a catapult ball returner, a fight breaker-upper, a walk home object holder, and an automatic chair elevator 9to see the board from the back of the room). We’ve designed from different views and made changes to strengthen structures or make it waterproof.

 

Ms Black: We’ve also been doing a little extra-curricular drama, art and gardening:

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

 

Do you want something for your children to do in the summer holidays? Look at this reading challenge organised by Norfolk Library Service. Keep your little busy all summer and sign up today!

Parent Flyer NCC 

Summer Reading Activities Challenge V4

Keep calm and keep reading!!

Blakeney has a lot to celebrate!

Posted on Friday, June 18th, 2021

 

This week, Blakeney has a lot to celebrate because the whole class earned ‘Over and Above’ recognition in our assembly today. I was so proud of the way the mature and respectful way that they behaved at the start of the week while I was unwell. Each day,  I received posititve reports of their behaviour and was thrilled to learn that they had been working hard. In fact, when I return to work I was really impressed with the quality of the work they produced. Well done to all of you!

Today, we finally managed to find a break in the clouds during which we could dash outside with our volcanoes to see if we could produce a more dramatic ‘eruption’ than last time.

The first time we tried it, we used these ingredients:

 

But it was a bit of a disappointment, with just a few bubbles trickling out of the crater after giving it a thorough shake about! So, I went away and had a rethink…

 

 

 

This time, we tried these ingredients:

But despite shoving dozens of mentoes into the top as quickly as we could and running for the hills….. nothing happened.

 

 

So eventually, we just did this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh well – we did enjoy making them and it was a really fun topic.

Next week, we’re going to have a go at growing sunflowers. Wish us luck!!

Summer 2 Spelling Lists

Posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Welcome back to the new term everyone! I’m looking forward to seeing you all and hearing about your break.

Thinking ahead to our spelling this term, I’m sharing the next 6 weeks of spelling lists with you so you can get ahead of the game!

 

Year 5 Term 3B Overview

 

See you tomorrow 🙂

 

Ms Black

 

 

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