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Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Information Booklet

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

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2

Homework grid Spring Year 5 6



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! 


Are you looking for Easter activities?

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020


This link was sent to me. I thought you might want to explore. Lots of fun activities to keep you going until school work starts again.

Here is another link for Easter activities. You have to create an account but it’s free.

Have fun, keep safe and keep smiling!

Medicspot Handwashing Competition

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2020

Medicspot is calling all primary school children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing – the best way to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus. Find out how you can enter and win £500 for Greyfriars Academy here:

Blakeney Blog 2nd April

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Hi there Blakeney!

I hope you enjoyed your trip to Amsterdam yesterday. What did you learn about Ann Frank?

I love today’s message :

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole.

“Kind,” said the boy.

It’s a gentle reminder to be kind to one another in these unusual circumstances with everyone stuck indoors. It can lead to irritation and arguments – but imagine how different the experience could be if we show kindness, understanding and patience towards those who are most important to us…



News from Blakeney Class

I have heard from Lillymay who has been working on her Power Maths at home. Great stuff Lillymay – might have to put you on that Over and Above board! Azuolas and Noah also emailed yesterday as they have been working hard on their WW2 powerpoints. Thank you for sending those to me yesterday boys – I really enjoyed looking at those. I’ve also heard from Preston again – Preston you have been so good at staying motivated and keeping me informed about what you’re doing at home. Thank you for that. Preston has been watching the news by the looks of it and he has been creating a diary of the events for his scrap book:

The Truth about Coronavirus so far (nobody knows for sure just yet)…

Preston has taken an interest in how the virus started. One of the rumours that has been circulating is that Covid-19 was caused by someone in China eating bat soup, which is what he was writing about in his diary entry. After looking at the range of research on this, it seems the truth is a little more complicated so I thought I should share this with you.

Some Chinese people do eat bat soup as they believe this has special health properties (though there is no evidence that is true). However, the bats are not live and if bats did carry the virus, this is likely to have been destroyed in the cooking process.

There are many animals, not just bats, that are considered to have special health properties in China and so some people like to eat them. Because of this, there are markets that sell live and unusual animals. These are called ‘wet markets’. There is some evidence that the virus started in one of the ‘wet markets’ in Wuhan Province – I have seen one of these markets myself a long time ago; all sorts of animals are sold as food sadly. The biggest problem is that some animals are slaughtered in the market place itself, in unhygienic circumstances. Now, some animals carry coronavirus (a coronavirus is a type of virus that can be transferred between animals – like monkeys, bats, pangolins, pigs – and humans). It is more likely that the Covid-19 virus made the jump from animal to human in one of these markets where the animals were being slaughtered – people touching their faces and not washing their hands and surfaces properly.

It is also important  to realise that not all Chinese people eat these unusual animals. However, it does mean that, when this is all over, countries will have to have a good think about some of the beliefs and practices that can lead to serious health risks so that we can all avoid this sort of thing happening again.

Anyway, keep up the good work everyone. I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a listen to David Walliams reading his next story:

Daily reading by David Walliams:

Listen to The Terrible Triplets on

The Terrible Triplets

Blakeney Blog 1st April

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Good morning Blakeney!

A note from Ms Black 

I hope you’re all happy and settling in to home learning life! My sister sent me a beautiful book with lovely positive messages in it so I thought I would share one with you each day. I love this one on the left about listening to your dreams not your fears – so many of us allow our fears to stop us from doing the things we would really love to do!

Well, I’ve already done my yoga and Zumba dance fitness, had a shower, had breakfast and written some emails! And now, I’m preparing for a trip to Amsterdam (virtually of course)! The Home Learning Grid for this week mentions a trip to Ann Frank House in Amsterdam. Would you like to join me? Let’s go!



Year 5/6 Trip to Ann Frank House

KLM Flight to Amsterdam 

Departs 10am from Gatwick Airport (meet you there – BUT NOT REALLY – JUST PRETEND!)

Arrives 11:30


Check into 5 Star Hotel  12pm





Take a tram through the city 1pm!





Arrive Ann Frank House 1:30pm

Feel free to explore the house on the following links but don’t forget to take notes and tell me what you found interesting during the visit! Can you tell me who Ann Frank was? What do you learn about her and her family during WW2? What was the secret annex?


Today’s reading from David Walliams

After a tiring but very interesting tour around Ann Frank House, it’s time to relax with a story. It’s Nigel Nit-Boy today!

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Blakeney Blog Day 9

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Good morning everyone!

Hello from Ms Black

I hope you’re all okay and are coping with your home learning. Just remember that the learning grid and resources are just there as suggestions for home learning so don’t get stressed out if you can’t do something – these are strange times and we just have to do what we can in the circumstances. That is going to look different for everybody. Enjoy this time with your families and keep yourselves fit and healthy. I’ve been doing regular yoga and zumba in the living room – I know! I can see your expressions right now. Even Pogo has been giving me some strange looks as if to say, “What on earth is she doing now?! Good job nobody else can see this.”

Jasmine and I have both made daily timetables so that we use our time well. Every morning, I do my yoga and dance (stop it!). Then I respond to my emails from children, parents and staff before going onto the website and posting a blog. I’ve been doing some writing as well – if you’re lucky, I might tell you another ‘true story’. I know you like those! How have you been spending your time? If you want to let the class know, drop me an email at:  If you don’t want me to share your information, that’s fine too – just ask and I will make sure I don’t. Enjoy your day!

Daily Reading by David Walliam’s

Today’s reading by David Walliams is Humbert the Hungry Baby. Have a listen on this link:

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

News from Blakeney children:

I’ve had the ok to publish the letter from Arminas so you can all have a read:

Letter from Arminas

He has also done a lot of work on the home learning grid and EdCity. Well done Arminas – you’re doing a fantastic job. I hope your little sister stops nicking your stuff! LOL.

Blakeney Blog Day 8

Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2020

Good morning Blakeney!

Learning Grid Week 2

It’s back to home school again! You will be able to see the new Learning Grid for this week – check out the ‘school trip to Amsterday’ that you can join as part of your topic work – Ann Frank House is open for virtual visitors. Explore and tour the museum – it’s like you are actually there; find out who she was and why her story is so well known all over the world.


These are the attachments you will need for literacy and well-being this week:

Yr 5 & 6 Personal Growth Lesson 3

R2c. Can find words in a text Test 3.

Power Maths Week 2

In Maths this week, Blakeney and Cromer Year 5s will continue to work on Unit 11 (lessons 6-10). Each day, you must read the two powerpoint slide for the lesson you are working on (these are taken from the text book that we usually look at together in class). After reading the lesson slides, you are then able to work in your practice book. You can find the text book slides for this week’s lessons by clicking on the link below:

Power Maths Unit 11 week 2

By now, you will also want to check your work for last week. To help you do that, I’ve put the answers for all of Unit 11 on a separate powerpoint. You will find that by clicking this link:

Answers unit 11

Class Reading Monday 30th March

Today’s reading by David Walliams is Peter Picker (from his book The World’s Worst Children).

News in from Blakeney Class

I’ve heard from Preston over the weekend – he’s enjoying learning about WW2 and he’s been doing his scrap book daily by keeping up with all news and updates – he’ be able to put the scrap book in the time capsule when we get back to school!


I’ve read a very funny letter from Arminas. I’m just waiting for his permission to put the letter on this website so you can all read it. I can tell you though, that he’s been missing school but that his favourite subjects at home are P.E. and art. Last week he made a scrapbook and he did 95 star jumps in 1 minute! On Education city, he is doing better than ever with a high score of 23 in multiplication, 9 in addition, 12 in subtraction and 21 in division (on play live). In tackling tables on the red test, he did 91/100! Keep up the good work Arminas, you’re doing so well! I love the art work you’re doing too – I know you won’t mind me showing that so here it is:

Blakeney Education City Week 1

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2020

Good news! I have managed to set up Education City tasks for next week. There are a mixture of grammar, punctuation, reading, maths and science actitivities plus some learn screens. Nikola and Madalin – I have set up some EAL activities and learn screens for you separately and at different levels to suit your English ability.

Have fun everyone!

Ms Black

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