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 Autumn 1 Overview

Year 5 and 6 Homework Grid

Scavenger Hunt

 

 

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 Blog Friday 18th September

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2020

Blakeney’s Week in Review

This week, the Year 5s have really got stuck in to new routines with a return to a full time-table of curriculum subjects:

Each day starts with spelling and times tables practice.

Then, in maths, we have begun daily Power Maths work and are focusing on Place Value to 10,000

In English, children have looked at sample poetry and have worked to create a class poem of their own. They have also been doing daily skills work in grammar and reading comprehension.

In Topic children spent a hot afternoon in the garden area cooling off with at look at the world’s oceans with atlases and maps.

In RE, Children addressed the question – “How far would you go to defend what you believe”

Music: Children watched, listened and evaluated some amazing performances in which people used their voices and bodies to create music or special effects.

Computing: We familiarised ourselves with the school website, exploring the sort of information that can be located on there and reading through our class blog. Children were shown where to find the home learning grid to be worked each Friday afternoon this term. They also practised touch typing and can access this fun app/website at home https://www.typingclub.com/

Science: Children worked through scientific evidence to decide whether the earth is flat or spherical – I’m glad to say they concluded that it is NOT flat 🙂

Take a look at our lovely Graditude Tree on display in our classroom:

Emotions Faces and Gratitude Stones made from clay:

Our lovely garden play area viewed from the classroom – our own little slice of paradise! :

 

 

 

A Few Reminders:

Swimming is on Mondays – please ensure you bring your kits or you will miss out! On Monday 21st September, it’s Group C and D’s turn to swim – you know who you are 🙂

Please remember that every Friday is non-school-uniform day and an early pickup – children need to be collected at 12:20. Every other day, the arrival time is 8:35-8:40 and pickup time is 3:05-3:107

Absence from school due to sickness

If your child is absent from school due to sickness, it would help us greatly in the current circumstances if you could call or email to let us know the reason for absence. I can be contacted on: a.black@gf.kwestacademy.com

Returning a child to school after sickness

When a child returns to school, parents will be asked to complete a form regarding the child’s specific symptoms so that we no longer have to make calls home to discuss this. The three questions are:

  1. Has your child had three coughing fits over a period of 24 hours/has your child coughed continuously for an hour?
  2. Has your child had a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above?
  3. Has your child experienced the loss of their sense of smell or taste?

If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then it is important that your child and household self-isolates, and obtains a test for Covid-19. By following this guidance, we can ensure that our Blakeney Bubble remains safe and children’s education can continue at school uninterrupted. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

 

Well done to everyone in Blakeney for another fabulous week back at school. We’re really looking forward to seeing what you can do as the weeks go on:

 

Ms Black, Miss Gabriel, Ms Lacey

First Week Back in Blakeney

Posted on Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Welcome back to school Blakeney! It’s been absolutely fantastic getting to know you all and seeing you have fun together. Things are certainly different but we’ve been noticing some interesting positives that have made us wonder why we haven’t always done things this way!

 

For example, children now have their own place to play at break time and lunch time; each week they rotate between the football pitch, the tyres & pavilion or the front garden. They play together nicely and even have their own play equipment. I’ve even been teaching some of the girls how to use a diablo (a circus game).

 

We also tried something else new this week : signing the song, Roar, by Katy Perry. Presently, we can’t sing in the classroom as our numbers are too great so instead we have been learning sign language. It’s been pretty amazing to see how quickly the class picked up the signs. After signing the song three times, we had a competition to see who could remember the signs for certain words and phrases. It was a draw!

Lunches are now eaten in the classroom and so during lunch, the children have been able to relax watching Planet Earth while they eat. That’s something they couldn’t do before!

 

The children have been superb about learning new habits too – I’m so proud of the positive attitude and community spirit that I’ve witnessed. We really are all pulling together to ensure that the safety measures we have in place are followed so that we can all continue coming to school without having to self-isolate.

Let’s keep that up children and don’t forget:

  1. only bring packed lunch and water bottle (sports) to school
  2. try not to touch your faces
  3. cough/sneeze into your elbow
  4. only go home with an adult from your home
  5. arrive at the correct time in the mornings (avoid other bubbles).

We are really proud of everyone for settling in so well after being home for so long. Well done Blakeney!

Ms Black, Miss Gabriel, Ms Lacey

Welcome to Blakeney 2020!

Posted on Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Looking forward to meeting and getting to know Blakeney Class 2020-2021! We’ve got a great year ahead with lots to look forward to. I hope you’re as excited as I am about school starting again 🙂  See you on Monday/Tuesday!

Ms Black

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