Cromer


You can contact Ms Nordloh by emailing her on – m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

 

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Information Booklet New

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

Year 5 and 6 Spring 1 overview

Homework grid Spring 1

 

 

Ms Nordloh

My name is Michelle Nordloh and I have been at Greyfriars since 2009. I love maths and will talk about it to anyone as it is the MOST important and fun subject in the WORLD! Amazing Maths Fact If you enter Pi to two decimal places (3.14) in the your calculator and look at it in the mirror, you’ll see it spells ‘pie’. Try it!)

Outside of school I like to read (about maths) knit, and go to Costa.

In this classroom, we believe we can, and so we do!

Cromer Bubble’s Monday Morning Blog

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Hello Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to a new half term.

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these crazy times.

Please keep in touch, I love to hear from you. m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

This is a copy of the timetable we are using in class.  I thought I would include it in case you wanted to follow the same timetable.  You don’t have to, that’s one of the good things about lockdown (one of the very few good things about lockdown), you can do it in whatever order you would like.

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 you to live lessons with a teacher; the blog will refer to these ‘live lessons’ that have been set for home learners to join. You will need to access these lessons via your TEAMs and instructions for doing this should already have been sent out. After live lessons,you will return to the blog to complete any related activities.
  • The blog should be followed in the usual way for all other lessons.

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 m.nordloh@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.

 

Mathematics

Power Maths Login

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.

Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).

The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer).

The School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.

Hint:  if you don’t want to scroll all the way though the text book and workbook, look at the contents to see which page you need, go to the bottom right hand corner in the books and type in the page number and hit enter.

 

Mathematics Year 5

Monday 22nd February, 2021

Unit 9 Lesson 9 – Subtracting Fractions

Optional: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-ed51 and https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-0678

 

Tuesday 23rd February, 2021

Unit 9 Lesson 10 – subtracting fractions

 

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

Unit 9 Lesson 11 – problem solving mixed word problems

 

Thursday 25th February, 2021

Unit 9 Lesson 12 – problem solving mixed word problems

 

Friday 26th February, 2021

Unit 9 End of Unit Check

 

Mathematics Year 6

Year 6 Power Maths

Monday 22nd February, 2021

Algebra, Unit 9 Lesson 10, ‘Solving Equations (4)’

Optional: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/find-unknown-angles-in-triangles-6tgkcd?from_query=algebra

 

Tuesday 23rd February, 2021

Algebra, Unit 9 Lesson 11, ‘Solving Equations (5)’

Optional: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zghp34j/articles/z2qmrwx

 

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

Algebra, Unit 9 End of Unit Check

Optional: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zghp34j/articles/z2p6tyc

 

Thursday 25th February, 2021

Measure, Unit 10 Lesson 1, ‘Metric Measures’

Optional: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-weighing-scales-with-different-intervals-c4rk6c

 

Friday 26th February, 2021

Measure, Unit 10 Lesson 2, ‘Converting Metric Measures’

Optional: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/weighing-and-comparing-masses-in-mixed-units-c8tpcd

 

 

English

Monday 22nd February, 2021

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: NEW PP-for-Literacy-WB-22.02.21

Find resources mentioned on the PowerPoint here: Friday simile worksheet

 

Tuesday 23rd February, 2021

Today, are writing our Cold Task independently. See Tuesday slides on the PowerPoint. NEW PP-for-Literacy-WB-22.02.21

 

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

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! NEW PP-for-Literacy-WB-22.02.21

 

Thursday 25th February, 2021

Today, we are going to practise some descriptive sentences. Follow the PowerPoint. NEW PP-for-Literacy-WB-22.02.21

 

Friday 26th February, 2021

Similes.  Follow the PowerPoint. NEW PP-for-Literacy-WB-22.02.21

Find resources mentioned on the PowerPoint here: Friday simile worksheet

 

Reading and Spelling

Year 5 Spelling Words:

Words with an /or/ sound spelt ‘or’

forty

opportunity

according

scorch

absorb

decorate

afford

enormous

category

tornado

 

Year 6 Spelling Words:

Words with endings which sound like /shuhl/ after a vowel letter

special

artificial

social

racial

crucial

facial

beneficial

superficial

antisocial

official

 

Spelling Y 5: Words with an /or/ sound spelt ‘or’.  If you would like the PowerPoint please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t link it here).

 

Spelling Y 6: Words with endings which sound like /shuhl/ after a vowel letter.  If you would like the PowerPoint please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t link it here).

Monday 22nd February, 2021

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

 

Tuesday 23rd February, 2021

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

Spelling Lesson 

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.

 

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

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). 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

You could read one of the books I have assigned for you to read on Epic! or any other book you would like to read.

 

Thursday 25th February, 2021

Spelling and Handwriting Practice: Look, Say, Cover, Write, check

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 

 

Friday 26th February, 2021

Spelling Test.  Ask someone to test you on your word list.

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

 

Afternoon Lessons

Monday 22nd February, 2021

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

 

PE: Choose from this wide variety of games: PE Home Resources

 

Tuesday 23rd February, 2021

 R.E.

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)

 

Computing: Touch Typing

You will continue to brush up on their touch typing skills – this will be invaluable to them as you move forward in thyour education. Typing at speed will really set you up well for all those assignments you’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!

 

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

Science:

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

Please email me if you would like a copy of the PowerPoint (for copyright reasons I can’t put it here).

#Lesson Plan Inheritance

Activity Sheet Evolution and Inheritance Key Vocabulary

Activity Sheet How Offspring Might Vary

 

Thursday 25th February, 2021

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

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

In this first lesson, you 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

 

Friday 26th February, 2021

Design & Technology: Design a Marble Run.

marble run activity sheets

Please email me if you would like a copy of the PowerPoint (for copyright reasons I can’t put it here).

 

That’s all for this week.  Remember if you need any help at all please email me m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

Also, please send me copies of your work.  I love to see it.

Cromer Bubble’s Friday Blog, 12th February, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2021

On Monday morning we woke up to snow! I took some photos before anyone else came in.

Views from our classroom:

The playground:

Playtime:

T.G. and A.A.C.’s snowman:

We had more snow overnight:

No footsteps yet…

 

The destruction of the snowman:

 

 

 

 

There was more snow overnight on Tuesday.  I thought when I got to school on Wednesday I would be the first to tread on it but the muntjac beat me to it!  However, I was the first human footprint.

Here are some photos of the snow this Wednesday Morning:

Danny and his sister had some fun in the snow:

I love the snowmen.

Here we are having a great time at playtime:

 

 

Thursday before the sunrise:

 

Brayden sent a photo of himself playing in the snow:

We’ve worked hard this week.  However, we were really excited about the snow.  Did you have fun in the snow?

We are still working on algebra in class. T.G. said that algebra was like baking a cake.  I asked her to explain and she said, “because for a cake you need a rule (ingredients) and you also need formula (directions). ”  I totally agree that is a really good way to describe algebra.

In literacy we did some boxing up and made a persuasive text toolbox:

Here is our toolbox for writing a persuasive text:

The following people did well in swimming: Andreea, Axella, A.A.C. and Zayd.

The following people did really well in his/her spelling Harlee, A.A.C., AJ, Erica, Axella, Charlie and Nicole.

Have a great half-term.

Cromer Bubble’s Monday Blog, 8th February, 2021

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hello Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to another week of work in lockdown but the last week on this half-term!

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these crazy times.

Please keep in touch, I love to hear from you. m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

This is a copy of the timetable we are using in class.  I thought I would include it in case you wanted to follow the same timetable.  You don’t have to, that’s one of the good things about lockdown (one of the very few good things about lockdown), you can do it in whatever order you would like.

Mathematics

Power Maths Login

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.

Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).

The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer).

The School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.

Hint:  if you don’t want to scroll all the way though the text book and workbook, look at the contents to see which page you need, go to the bottom right hand corner in the books and type in the page number and hit enter.

 

Mathematics Year 5

Monday 8th February, 2021

Power Maths Unit 9 Lesson 4, Adding Fractions

If you need some extra help 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.

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson:   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

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 5 , Adding Fractions

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson:   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

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 6 , Adding Fractions

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson: 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

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 7 , Subtracting Fractions

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.

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson: 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

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Power Maths, Unit 9, Lesson 8 , Subtracting Fractions

Optional Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson: 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

 

Mathematics Year 6

Power Maths Year 6

 

Monday 8th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 5 Using a Rule

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reasoning-and-problem-solving-6mwkct?from_query=using+a+rule+in+algebra

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 6 Formulae

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/expressing-missing-numbers-algebraically-ccwpcc?from_query=Formulae+in+algebra

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 7 Solving Equations (1)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zghp34j/articles/z2qmrwx

 

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 8 Solving Equations (2)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zghp34j/articles/z2p6tyc

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Unit 9 Algebra, Lesson 9 Solving Equations (3)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks2-x-marks-the-thought-algebra-and-inverse-operations/z7jrkmn

 

English

Monday 8th February, 2021

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: New 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

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

Today, we are boxing up our model text and planning our own discussion text. See Tuesday slides on the PowerPoint. New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

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. New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

Here is the toolbox checklist: Toolbox checklist  

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

Today we are going to start innovating our own discussion text using:

  • The draft guidance
  • The model text
  • The boxing up plan
  • The toolbox.

These are all on the PowerPoint.  New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Today you will finish the draft of your discussion text. Follow the Draft Writing Guidance sheet for the Friday lesson (paragraphs 3 and 4). New PP-for-Literacy-WB-8th-Feb

 

Reading and Spelling

Year 5 Spelling Words:

Homophones & Near Homophones

  1. principal
  2. principle
  3. profit
  4. prophet
  5. descent
  6. dissent
  7. desert
  8. dessert
  9. draft
  10. draught

Year 6 Spelling Words:

Statutory Spelling Challenge Words

  1. attached
  2. available
  3. average
  4. competition
  5. conscience
  6. controversy
  7. correspond
  8. embarrass
  9. especially
  10. exaggerate

 

Monday 8th February, 2021

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

Spelling Y 5: Homophones and Near Homophones.  If you would like the PowerPoint please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t link it here).

Spelling Y 6: Statutory Spelling Challenge Words.  If you would like the PowerPoint please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t link it here).

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

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 

Spelling Lesson 

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.

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

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). 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

You could read one of the books I have assigned for you to read on Epic! or any other book you would like to read.

 

Thursday 11th February, 2021

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

Spelling and Handwriting Practice

Year 6 do: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 tomorrow!

Year 6 do Activity Sheet Odd One Out Find the word that have been spelt correctly.

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

Reading Comprehension (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

 Spelling Test.  Ask someone to test you on your word list. Year 5s 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.

 

Afternoon Lessons

Monday 8th February, 2021

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

 

Tuesday 9th February, 2021

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!

 R.E.

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

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

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

 

 Thursday 11th February, 2021

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

 

Friday 12th February, 2021

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.

 

That’s all for this week.  Remember if you need any help at all please email me m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

Also, please send me copies of your work.  I love to see it.

Take care and have a lovely  half-term.

Cromer Bubble’s Friday Blog, 5th February, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hello Cromer Bubble,

It’s February at last! I know it’s still winter but the days are starting to get longer and flowers are starting to grow.  I’ve got snowdrops in my garden, have you seen any snowdrops yet?

We’ve been busy in Cromer Bubble.  We started new units in Power Maths in Years 5 and 6.  How are you getting on with your new unit?  Please let me know.  I love to see photos of your work.

 

We started algebra this week.  For no fault of its own, algebra has a really bad reputation.  It really isn’t that bad.  Take a look at what some of us had to say about algebra:

‘Algebra isn’t as hard as I thought, it’s basically just symbols’ AAC

Algebra looks hard but it actually isn’t’ by Erica.

‘I thought algebra was hard but it’s actually pretty easy.’ by Harlee.

Reuben says that he loves it! (Me too).

 

Here is some of our artwork from last Friday when we were designing outfits:

Emily has sent loads of work in. Take a look at her artwork from last Friday:

I love it! I would definitely wear it.

We also started a new unit in literacy, ‘Should Daleks be Allowed to live on Earth’.  How are you getting on with the unit?  We’d love to see your story maps.  Take a look at ours:

In science this week we looked at the circulatory system.  Andreea wrote a lovely piece:

 

For topic this week we looked at animals you would find in the Arctic and the affects of global warming.   Brayden sent in a lovely piece of work:

Brayden, Preston and Emily have been working hard on their times tables:

In R.E. you looked ‘The Good Samaritan’ and making your own code for living.  What did you come up with for you own code of living?

Here is Nicole’s work on ‘The Good Samaritan’:

 

We did our spelling test and everyone did really well.  Congratulations to: Nicole, A.A.C, Axella, Erica, AJ, Charlie, T.G., Harlee and Andreea.

Have a great weekend.

Cromer Bubble’s Monday Blog, 1st February, 2021

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2021

Good Morning Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to another week of work in lockdown.

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these crazy times.

Please keep in touch, I love to hear from you. m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com

This is a copy of the timetable we are using in class.  I thought I would include it in case you wanted to follow the same timetable.  You don’t have to, that’s one of the good things about lockdown (one of the very few good things about lockdown), you can do it in whatever order you would like.

Mathematics

Power Maths Login

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.  Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).  The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer) and the School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.

Mathematics Year 5

Monday, 1st February

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

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

 

Tuesday, 2nd February

Power Maths (Unit 8 End of Unit Check)

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

 

Wednesday, 3rd February

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

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

 

Thursday, 4th February

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

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

 

Friday, 5th February

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

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

 

Mathematics Year 6

Monday 1st February

Unit 8 End of Unit Check (percentages)

A quick quiz on percentages:

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/percentages-year-6/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/top-class-percentages

 

Tuesday 2nd February

Algebra, Unit 9, Lesson 1 ‘Finding A Rule (1)’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg56WDbQ3JQ

 

Wednesday 3rd February

Algebra, Unit 9, Lesson 2 ‘Finding A Rule (2)’

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/expressing-missing-numbers-algebraically-ccwpcc?from_query=algebra

 

Thursday 4th February

Algebra, Unit 9, Lesson 3 ‘Using A Rule (1)’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkkts4j

 

Friday 5th February

Algebra, Unit 9, Lesson 4 ‘Using A Rule (2)’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkkts4j

 

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: NEW PP-for-Literacy

 

Comprehension and Spelling

Year 5 Spelling:

alter

altar

ascent

assent

bridal

bridle

cereal

serial

compliment

complement

 

Year 6 Spelling:

interrupt

interfere

intercept

interject

intertwine

interim

internal

intersperse

interloper

interest

 

Year 6 Spelling:

Monday, 1st February

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

If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint, please email me (I can’t put the PowerPoint on here due to copyright reasons).

 

Tuesday, 2nd February

Reading Comprehension (Using skimming skills)

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

 Spelling Lesson 

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.

 

Wednesday, 3rd February

Spelling and Handwriting Practice – Practice writing your words in sentences using joined script (If you would like a challenge, maybe you can try using all the words to create a story ). 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.

Reading for pleasure

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

 

Thursday, 4th February

Spelling practice – Do the homophone match-up worksheet: Homophones Match Up (year 5) Do Mr. Whoops Juggling Muddle

Reading Comprehension (Vocabulary in Context) Quiz 2 :Test 2 (1)

 

Friday, 5th February

Reading Comprehension work (Vocabulary in Context) 

Quiz 3: Test 3 (1)

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

Afternoon Lessons

 

Monday, 1st February

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

Home PE Battleships Level 2

Home PE Blast Off

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!

 

Tuesday, 2nd February

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

 

Wednesday, 3rd February

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

 

Thursday, 4th February

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

 

Friday, 5th February

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? 

 

I hope you get on well with this week’s work.  If you have any problems, please email me m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com and I will do what I can to help.

Please keep in touch and send me photos of your work.

Take care and stay safe.

Cromer Bubble’s Friday Blog, 29th January, 2021

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2021

Hello Cromer Bubble,

I can’t believe that January is nearly over! Let’s hope February will bring some better weather and better news.  I’ve got a small bunch of snowdrops in my garden and they are making me wish spring was here.  Are you looking forward to spring?  What do you like most about spring?  I like the fact that the days are getting longer and the weather gets warmer.

Preston has been at school for part of the week and stays at home part of the week.  Here is some work that he has sent in:

He also practised his times tables and timed himself:

 

Preston has also been working really hard.  Take a look at what he has sent in:

 

In science we were compared the human and animal anatomies, we looked at the differences and similarities between humans and other animals.   We also learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates, animals who use lungs and gills to breathe and finally we compared brains of animals. Take a look at our work:

 

Here is some work from Emily:

What a beautiful piece of artwork:

Here’s some work from Brayden:

These people did really well on the spelling test: A.A.C., Harlee, Andreea’s, Isaac, T.G., Reuben, AJ, Erika, Axella and Nicole.  How did you do?

Keep in touch, we love to hear from you!

Blakeney/Cromer Education City Assignments are ready!

Posted on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Good news everyone! The new bi-weekly assessments are now ready for you to complete. The assessments and the accompanying skills activities will be available until Sunday 7th February.

The Detail: 

What work has been set in Education City?

Children have two assessments to complete over the next two weeks. One in Maths and one for Reading Comprehension. They can choose whether to work at a Year 5 or Year 6 level. The Maths assessment will generate revision journals for each individual child. The Reading assessment will not. However, there are three skills development activities which have been assigned for those children who discover they have difficulties during the assessment. Again – childen should work at the appropriate level on these (Year 5 or Year 6).

The assessments are as follows:

Y5 and Y6 Assessment in Maths –Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

Children to choose the level they want to work at. This short assessment is comprised of 15 fixed questions designed to be completed in around 20 minutes. Students are able to review their answers at the end and a Revision Journal is generated based on areas of need. .

Y5 and Y6 Reading Assessment – Non-Fiction Text 1

Children choose the level they want to work at. This formative assessment is to be completed in about 20 minutes. Students are able to review their answers at the end but a Revision Journal is not generated. Instead, three activities which develop non-fiction skills have been set at both Year 5 and Year 6 level for those children do have difficulties during the assessment.

How long will we have to complete the work and can we do extra if we finish early?

This work is set until 7th February. If children finish these tasks before that date and wish to explore the site looking for work which they personally find useful, that is a good use of their time and also encourages them to think as independent learners.

There is not only Maths and English work available. Science work is also offered for those who would enjoy exploring that subject. There are no restrictions – it’s all learning!

 

Have fun kids!

Cromer Bubble’s Monday Morning Blog, 25th January, 2021

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021

Good Morning Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to another week of work in lockdown. I hope you are all well and staying safe in these crazy times.

This is a copy of the timetable we are using in class.  I thought I would include it in case you wanted to follow the same timetable.  You don’t have to, that’s one of the good things about lockdown (one of the very few good things about lockdown), you can do it in whatever order you would like.

General Notes:

Confused? You might find your answer here:

1) Where can I find the Power Maths resources?

The practice book and the text book are now available directly from the website:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0  Click on ‘Log in’. Your username is your first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if your name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb). Your password is your class name, all lower case (cromer). School code: HCCT

if you want the answers, please email me  m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com 

2) I see there is an Oak Academy Maths lesson every day. Must I do that too?

No. It is there if you would like to watch a teacher guide you through a similar lesson. Power Maths is the most important one to do if you want to keep up.

3) Do I have to do Education City as well as following the class lessons on the blog?

No. It is optional. I have set up English and Maths assessments at different levels that you can do if you want to. After doing the assessment, EdCity will then automatically provide some work for you based on any areas that you found difficult.

4) What do I do if I have forgotten any of my logins – for Tackling Tables or EdCity?

Contact me.  m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com 

5) When should I do Lexia?

You can continue to do this immediately after lunch or at any time of the day. I recommend it is done on a daily basis if you are one of the children who usually does Lexia.

6) What do I do if I can’t print sheets?

You won’t need to print anything off if you don’t want to. You can do all the work by looking at it on the computer screen and taking notes in a notebook or on paper.

7) Should I send my work to you?

Yes please. Send a photograph or attach as a document daily or at the end of the week. Send it to  m.nordloh@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.

More Information About Power Maths

Greyfriars Academy is following the mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics. The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) describes mastery as. “…acquiring a solid enough understanding of maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.” (https://www.ncetm.org.uk/teaching-for-mastery/mastery-explained/)

In following this mastery approach we are using the Pearson’s Power Maths.  This can be directly accessed by the children by going to  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.  Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).  The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer) and the School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.  If you would like a copy of your child’s Power Maths Workbook, please contact me (m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com) to arrange a time to collect one.

When your child is doing Power Maths it is a good idea to break the lesson down in to 3 sections:

  1. Going through the textbook pages. (approximately 15 minutes)
  2. Doing the workbook questions (approximately 15-20 minutes). Stop wherever your child has finished at this point.  Do not worry about completing all the questions.
  3. Do the ‘Reflect’ section (approximately 5-10 minutes). In answering the reflect, you will see if your child really understands the concept or not. Some children can answer the questions, but have a very superficial understanding of the concept, while other children may answer fewer question but have a much deeper understanding.

I hope this has helped.  If you have any other questions/comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com or 01553 773087.

 

Lessons For The Week

Here is a link to a celebrity supply teacher:https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000kbn4/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-13-mark-labbett-maths 

I think you will really enjoy it, especially if you watch, ‘The Chase’.

Power Maths Login

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and clicking on ‘Log in’.  Your child’s username is his/her first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if the name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb).  The password is his/her class name, all lower case (for example, cromer) and the School code is HCCT.  When logging you go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your child’s text book and workbook.

Mathematics Year 5

Monday 25th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, Lesson 3 ‘Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalent-fractions-cgt66c

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 4, ‘Number Sequences’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-1-c4tkac

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 5, ‘Comparing and ordering fractions’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-and-decimals-c5jp8r

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 6, ‘Comparing and ordering fractions’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-2-64upad

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 2, ‘converting improper fractions to mixed numbers’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/representing-fractions-cthked

 

Mathematics  Year 6

Monday 25th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 5, ‘Finding Mixed Values’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/percentage-as-a-fraction-and-decimal-6mrk0r?from_query=decimals+percents+fractions

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 6, ‘Converting Fractions to Percentages’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional):  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/percentage-as-a-fraction-and-decimal-6mrk0r?from_query=Converting+Fractions+to+Percentages

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 7, ‘Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (1)’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recall-and-use-equivalences-between-fractions-decimals-and-percentages-6dh6cc

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 8, ‘Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (2)’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): Review: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recall-and-use-equivalences-between-fractions-decimals-and-percentages-6dh6cc

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Power Maths Unit 8, lesson 9, ‘Mixed Problem Solving’

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solve-problems-involving-the-calculation-of-percentages-of-amounts-c5gkge

 

English

Monday 25th January, 2021

This week, we are going to start inventing our own time-slip narrative based on the model text, Kidnapped. Now you will already have completed your boxing up plan so you will already know the underlying structure of your story and how the story is going to develop.

Go back to your boxing up plan and check to see what you planned to write for each paragraph. If you haven’t boxed up your own story yet, then do that now: Copy of Boxing up for Kidnapped (1)

For those of you who have done your boxing up plan, follow the lesson planning for Monday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Tuesday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Wednesday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Thursday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Follow the lesson planning for Monday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

 

Spelling and Comprehension

Year 5 Words:

Focus : Homophones and Near Homophones

If you would like to see the PowerPoint, please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t put it on the website).

  • stationary
  • stationery
  • steal
  • steel
  • wary
  • weary
  • who’s
  • whose
  • fate
  • fete

 

Year 6 Words:

Focus: word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning.

If you would like to see the PowerPoint, please email me and I will send it to you. (For copyright reasons I can’t put it on the website).

  • commit
  • committee
  • transmit
  • submit
  • commitment
  • emit
  • permit
  • intermittent
  • omit
  • unremitting

 

Monday 25th January, 2021

Reading Comprehension (How to skim texts to get the general idea of the content lesson) R1b Can skim text to get the general idea of the content of a piece

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Reading Comprehension (Using skimming skills)

Quiz 1  R1b. Can skim texts Test 1

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 4

Practise writing your spelling words down using joined handwriting. 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.

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Spelling and Handwriting Practice – Practice writing your words in sentences using joined handwriting (If you would like a challenge, maybe you can try using all the words to create a story). 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.

 

Reading for pleasure.  Either read a book of your own or chose one from Epic!

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Spelling practice

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check: Create four columns on a page. Write your spelling words down the first column. Then follow the taught method.

Reading Comprehension (Using skimming skills)

Quiz 2 R1b. Can skim texts Test 2

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Reading Comprehension work (using skimming skills)

Quiz 3: R1b. Can skim texts Test 3

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

 

Afternoon Lessons

Monday 25th January, 2021

Music (Signed Performance)

Perform signed song from memory with confidence.

Objectives:

·         Perform solos or as part of an ensemble.

·         Sign expressively and in time.

·         Sign the words confidently and accurately.

·         Perform with controlled movements, expressions and timing.

This week’s song: A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Ziv Zaifman – SignSing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32DjVo1Vwzk

Play the song several times, join in whenever you can. Each time you play the song, you will pick up more signs.

Play mime games with an adult or a sibling – ask your signing partner to call a word from the song. You get a point if you remember the sign! Then do the same with the adult.

These are the lyrics you will need for the game: (worksheet link) Music lesson song

 

PE:

Home PE Battleships – this is great fun!

Home PE Battleships

 

Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Computing: Coding Week 2 (Introducing variables)

This is our second lesson in which we look at using ‘variables’ in computer programs. If you remember, variables are just things which are changeable. For example, when you play a computer game, there is usually a score. The score changes and so the score is a variable.

Last week you followed the variables lesson on Oak Academy.

You will explore variables on the Scratch programming website as well as designing and writing your own short programs. Before you begin this lesson, you will need to set up an account with Scratch as that is the application we will use for programming. It’s pretty easy to set up an account but ask an adult to help you with this. You will create a username, password and provide your nsix email address. Go to: https://scratch.mit.edu/ and sign up.

Please note: To enable you to fully explore Scratch and to develop your coding skills, you are spending 2 weeks on each lesson (our computing lessons are quite short).  Last week, you followed the Oak Academy Lesson. Therefore, this week, you can spend time exploring Scratch programming in more detail and having fun playing around with it.

If you wish to review the Oak Academy lesson, go to this link: https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/introducing-variables-71k68d

 

RE:

In R.E. last week we explored what Augustine of Hippo said.  If you remember,  Augustine lived in Roman Africa where people went in search of happiness. Very similar to modern day in Britain. Augustine believed in original sin.

Here is a PowerPoint about St. Augustine (you saw it last week), just refresh your memory and look again.  Week 3 St Augustine

Watch video on St Augustine as an example of a Christian philosopher and discuss.

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

This week I want you to create a fact poster about St. Augustine.

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Science:

How does human anatomy compare to other animals?In this lesson, we will learn about the differences between humans and other animals. We will first learn about vertebrates and invertebrates, followed by the differences of animals who use lungs and gills to breathe. Then, we will briefly compare brains of animals. Finally, we will complete some application questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-human-anatomy-compare-to-other-animals-6rvk4e

 

Thursday 28th January, 2021

Topic:

Our key question this week is What is the environment of the Arctic and the Antarctic like? How do they differ?

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

There is one lesson presentation to follow and some worksheets you will need for the tasks.

Topic Lesson Week 4            Wk 4 Arctic and Antarctic Animals                 Wk 4 The Arctic vs antarctic map sheets            Wk 4 Deep Task           

Note: you will only need the Deep Task worksheet if you choose to do that question.

 

Friday 30th January, 2021

Art (Colour theory):

Colour theory is extremely important to fashion designers. Pairing the right colours for the right occasion and skin tone is seen as essential. Although experimentation is always encouraged, there are certain optimal combinations of complementary colours that are widely used such as grey/crimson, yellow/green, pink/white and tan/ maroon, for example.

Try out colour combinations in your art books/on paper.

Try these on own clothing designs (worksheet link here) Design and outfit worksheet

POP tasks – choose as many tasks as you want from those listed below. They get progressively harder, increasing the level of challenge as you go.

Why is colour theory important for fashion designers to consider?

List some examples of complementary colours that are considered to be good combinations for fashion.

Copy the use of the suggested optimal complementary colour combinations in your own sketches for clothing designs.

Suggest reasons why experimentation with colour choices might be a good thing in fashion and why designers might choose not to experiment with colour.

Look at this statement: The colours used by Pop artists like Andy Warhol are not suitable for fashion designers to consider when creating their clothing collections.

Is that always true, sometimes true or never true?

I hope you get on well with this week’s work.  If you have any problems, please email me m.nordloh@gf.kwestacademy.com and I will do what I can to help.

Please keep in touch and send me photos of your work.

Take care and stay safe.

Cromer Bubble’s Friday Blog, 22nd January, 2021

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Hello Cromer Bubble,

I hope you are all well.  We miss you if you aren’t in school with us, please keep in touch.

We’ve had Mr. Holmes in our bubble this week, as Mrs. T is having to isolate.

This week we have been working on multiplication, division, decimals, percents and fractions in maths.

We’ve been working on suspense in literacy, just like you at home.

P.E. was cold, but we had fun.  Take a look:

 

We worked on our running skills by doing the Golden Mile and Capture the Flag.

Mr. Holmes taught our bubble some BSL to music.  Take a look at us:

 

 

 

 

 

In science we looked at the digestive system:

If you’re working from home, how did you get on with this work?  Let us know.

Annabelle sent some work in:

She’s been cooking and doing maths:

Emily has also been working hard:

She also drew her favourite character “11” from movie Stranger Things.

 

In our spelling test, we all did really well.  However, these people got full marks: AAC, TG, Reuben, Harlee, Erica and Nicole.

Have a great week.

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