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

 

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Information Booklet

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

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1

 

Ms 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 Class, Friday 10th July, 2020

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Hello Everyone

I’ve heard from a lot of people this week – which is fantastic.  Please keep emailing me.

A message from the library: please can the following people return his/her library books (as soon as possible):

Anthony A

Autumn

Keira

Caden

Kaysee

Stacey-Jo

Elyse

Danny

Kenzie

Klevi

Thank you 🙂

The following people have been busy on Education City (come on the rest of you): Erin, Isabelle, Archie, Autumn, Niks, Anthony, Stephanie & Reuben.

 

Literacy Work:

The Pink Bubble’s work:

This is from Reuben

This is Valeria’s:

This is from Archie:

This is from Kaysee:

This is from Ellie:

Some work from Stephanie:

Art Work:

Some truly spectacular art work this week – well done!

Anthony’s:

Archie’s:

Erin’s:

Stephanie’s:

Topic Work:

This is from Erin:

 

 

Click here for Archie’s work on pirates: Modern piracy

 

Thank you to everyone who sent me work in – please keep doing so.

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Shout out to all year 6’s – Virtual Disco next Friday!!!!!!

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Tell your parents to check their emails for more details!!!!!!

Cromer Class, Pet Day

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2020

Hello Cromer Class

Everyone from the Pink Bubble say hello and we hope you are well.

Pet Wednesday had to be postponed until today, as I was waiting for some photos!  But here we go:

This is  Sikks, she belongs to Autumn:

This is Ginger, Winter and Sikks again:

This is picture is of Sikks. She wasn’t very well in this picture

 

This is some of Autumn’s Froggos:

 

Erik went to the Garden Centre in Downham Market and they had meerkats!  He took some photos for our web page.

At the London Road Post Office they have a rabbit!  The rabbit is called Tigger and is 11 weeks old.  Autumn has seen and held Tigger.  “He was furry little beast”

 

Isabelle sent in some lovely pictures of her pets (Herbie, Tabatha (who was put to sleep at the beginning of the year😭), Molly, Daisy and Tink:

 

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The  Pink Bubble hope you enjoy today’s animals!

Cromer Class, Pet Wednesday Update (8th July, 2020)

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

This week only Pet Wednesday will be Pet Thursday.

This is because I have been messaged that more photos are coming in tomorrow!

The Pink Bubble say Hi and see you tomorrow.

Premier Education ~ Summer Camps

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Cromer Class, Monday 6th July, 2020

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2020

Monday’s Blog

Good Morning Cromer Class,

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Let me know what you got up to.

Answers to Friday’s Spot The Difference:

How did you get on?

Here’s this week’s Home Learning Grid: HLG

Literacy: 

Monday:

Echo and performance read “In the City of Silences”. Here is the poem: In the City of Silences

What patterns do you notice?

Look at the way in which the first line linked to the second. For instance, you would get a surprise and a shock if an alley was full of electric eels!

There is a link in each couplet (pair of lines). Find and explain the links?

Please email me your work – I look forward to seeing it.

 

Tuesday

We can borrow aspects from both poems we have been looking at as a basis for writing. Here is an example-

On the mountain summit of majesty,
 I hunted for my surroundings,
 frozen rocks danced in the glimpse of a perilous peak

and a forgotten galleon surfaced as clear as an eyes coating.

Also, you’ve got some sentences to extend: Sentences to expand

Please email me your work – I look forward to seeing it.

 

Wednesday:

Using your phrases from last week, where you joined a place and an abstract noun, try to write some sentences like the ones you worked on yesterday.

Take your idea and extend it using alliteration, similes, metaphor or personification. Try to come up with surprising combinations.

Reminder of terms:

Alliteration: Alliteration is when words start with the same sound:

  • For example, Sammy the slippery snake came sliding. The mighty mice marched up the mountain.
  • Similes: Compares two or more things, usually using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. For example, The water was as hot as lava. He was as scared as a mouse.
  • Metaphor: Compares different things by saying one thing is another. For example, The snow is a white blanket. He is a shining star.
  • Personification: is when you give an animal or object qualities or abilities that only a human can have. For example, Lightning danced across the sky. The wind howled in the night.

 

Please email me your work – I look forward to seeing it.

 

Thursday

Spelling: Spelling Quiz 4. Spelling Quiz 4 You will need to get someone to read the spellings to you from the answer sheet. Write the word in the gap in the sentence. When you have finished, check your spelling.

Please email me your work – I look forward to seeing it.

 

Friday

Write a reflective diary telling me about your learning this week – your successes and any

problems that you may have had.

 

In the Pink Bubble we are also doing a comprehension, if you would like to do it, please click here: The Changing Police Stage 5 Comp – Comprehension Pack

Also, please take this time to email me any work your have done and have not yet emailed.  I love to see you work.  Thank you.

Bonus Literacy:

Have a go at this Pobble 365 piece of work (Pink Bubble loved it and thought you would like it):

I can’t wait to read your ideas.  You could even turn it into a story.

 

Mathematics:

Year 5: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5

Year 6: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear6

Help videos: This ‘how to’ video explains how to access and use the content:

Parents/carers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssa6TAjzgug

 

 

Problem of the Day:

If you haven’t done this, give it a go.  Please let me know how you get on.

 

Bonus Mathematics:

 

 

Humanities/Topic

We are carrying on with pirates in our crime and punishment topic, this week we are looking at whether pirates still exist today.

Actually, there are still pirates today. However, they simply don’t look the same as they used to. Modern-day pirates come from all over the world, scouring the waters of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the coasts of Africa.

You will be Writing an information text about modern-day pirates using the information below. You can include pictures.  You either write this or do it on the computer and email it to me.

There is a lot of information on the Home Learning Grid.

Here are some useful websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zytycdm/revision/6

http://www.thewayofthepirates.com/piracy-history/modern-piracy/

https://www.thetravel.com/pirates-where-to-find-them/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Piracy

https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/modern-pirates/10539110

https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/pirates-and-piracy/276436

 

Science:

We are carrying with our work about endangered animals.

The slides we are working on this week are on:

If your animal was no longer in its habitat how would it affect the habitat and the other animals that live in it? Think about food chains. This is useful website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q This has videos about food chains: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/resources/1 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zsphrwx

 

Always please remember to make notes and then write in your own words as much as possible. Do not just copy and paste if you are using the internet.

Please share your work with me so far – I really look forward to seeing it.

 

Art:

We’re still working on optical illusions.

For this week’s art work you will need to follow the diagrams to make an optical illusion.

If you prefer, you could use 2 colours instead of black and white.

Here’s a picture of a finished one:

It looks really impressive, doesn’t it?

Please send me your drawings, I can’t wait to see them.

 

Education City

This week you more have assessments to do.  I will be able to see how you score.  Education City will then create a revision guide for you!

Play lives are still there if you want to keep playing them too.

 

Keeping Yourself Physically Active:

The Home Learning Grid has some great ideas for you, but if you fancy something different try, somethings from here:

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

They have both indoor and outdoor activities to chose from.

Alternatively give this a go:

Get your body moving! Play a song for a few minutes, to shake off the tension and have a dance. Tip: Use this time to practice your funniest family dance!

Enjoy and have fun!

 

Keeping Yourself Mentally Active:

Again, the Home Learning Grid has some great ideas, but if you fancy something else or something extra, give some of these a go:

Three Good Things Write down ‘three good things’ that have happened this week. For each thing, think about how it made you feel and why. These could be anything from – I’ve worn my favourite slippers all week to I baked a great cake.

Learn a new language… Or at least 5 words! Decide on a language for the day and learn the words for hello, thank you, and any others you want to know.

Try this quarantine quiz: https://youngminds.org.uk/quarantine-quiz/

 

Please don’t forget to send me photos for Pet Wednesday – I didn’t get any last week.  Remember, if you don’t have any pets you can always take photos of wildlife.

Get Busy! Stay Safe!

If you need anything at all, please email me.

Cromer Class, Friday 3rd July, 2020

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Good Morning Cromer Class and Happy Birthday to Archie.  I hope you have a great day.

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well and that you are all had a lovely week.  If you’re not in my bubble, I’m missing you.

We’ve been busy in the pink bubble working on our Power Maths, poetry, art, topic and science this week.  I hope you’ve all been busy too.

Sadly, we didn’t get enough photos to do Pet Wednesday this week.  Please email me some pictures for next week.  If you’ve already sent a photo it can be a different photo – maybe take a selfie with your pet.  If you don’t have a pet, remember you can always send in a photo of wildlife.

Have you tried Miss Penman’s workouts?  Let me know how you get on.

Thank you to everyone who sent in their work to me this week.  I’ve heard from a lot of you: Stephanie, Thomas, Klevi, Reuben,  Erin and Isabelle.

Quite a few people have been busy on Education City this week too: Isabelle, Stephanie, Erin. Ellie, Elyse, Autumn and Archie.  Keep it up.  The assessments are really good to do and Education City will make an individual work plan for you!

Have a look at Isabelle’s work:

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She’s also been working hard on her Power Maths, but if I publish that you’ll all see the correct answers!

Take a look at Thomas’s work (again he’s also been working hard on his Power Maths):

Erin has sent it lots of work too:

 

 

Although Isabelle, Thomas and Erin all use a different colour scheme, I think the results of both are fantastic.

Stephanie sent in some her spelling work:

I have some more black and white 3D hands from some people who wished to remain anonymous:

 

Please keep sending me your work – I love to see it.

Did you see on the news today the story about the Alfie, the dog, who swallowed 26 golf balls?

After going to the vets he is fine, but his owner is going to put a muzzle on him to stop him eating golf balls in the future!

If you want to read the whole story: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/x-ray-finds-ryder-pup-22292988

Time for a spot the difference – Pink Bubble love these and hope you do too:

Good Luck – it’s another tricky one! (answers on Monday)

Have a great weekend!

Look out for Monday’s blog.

Your Play on Stage – BBC Playwriting Competition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

What is the prize?

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

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

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

Categories:

Entry categories are divided by age group as follows:

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Cromer Class Monday 29th June, 2020

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020

Monday’s Blog

Good Morning Cromer Class,

We’ve got another packed week this week, so get ready!

Here’s the Home Learning Grid: 29th June 2020 year 5 and 6 HLG NEW

How did you get on with the spot the difference?

Here’s the answers (as promised):

 

In literacy this week we are starting a new unit of work, with a new poem.  It’s called The Cave of Curiosity.  Here is a copy of it: The Cave of Curiosity

Monday:

Playing with words.

Divide your page into 2 columns.

In the first column write a list of common noun places.

In the second column write a list of abstract nouns.

Here’s an example:

Tuesday

Read the Cave of Curiosity.

Then performance read it and complete a Tell Me Square.  Your square should include:

  1. Likes
  2. Dislikes
  3. Similarities
  4. Questions

Please email me a copy when you have finished.  Thank you.

 

Wednesday:

Performance read the Cave Of Curiosity again.

Look at each verse and think about the pattern and meaning.

Create a toolkit for writing poetry.

Think about the language and patterns.

Please email me a photo of your toolkit – thank you.

Thursday

Spelling: Spelling Quiz 3. Just like last week, you will need to get someone to read the spellings to you from the answer sheet. Write the word in the gap in the sentence. When you have finished, check your spelling.  Year 6 Practice Spelling Quiz 3

Please email me a photo of your work – thank you.

Friday

Write a reflective diary telling me about your learning this week – your successes and any problems that you may have had.

In the Pink Bubble we are also doing a comprehension, if you would like to do it, please click here: Historical Punishments Stage 5 Comp – Comprehension Pack

Also, please take this time to email me any work your have done and have not yet emailed.  I love to see you work.  Thank you.

 

Mathematics:

Year 5: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5

Year 6: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear6

Help videos: This ‘how to’ video explains how to access and use the content:

Parents/carers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssa6TAjzgug

Problem of the Day:

If you haven’t done this, give it a go.  Please let me know how you get on.

 

Bonus Mathematics:

Humanities/Topic

We are carrying on with pirates in our crime and punishment topic, this week we are looking at Sir Francis Drake and Grace O’Malley.

Our key question this week is: Sir Francis Drake was a goodie. Grace O’Malley was a baddie. Do you agree?

These websites will give you some information on Sir Francis Drake:

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/sir_francis_drake.php

https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/sir-francis-drake

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/sir-francis-drake

These PowerPoints will also give you some useful information about Sir Francis Drake: Sir Francis Drake 2  Sir Francis Drake 1

 

These PowerPoints will also give you some useful information about Grace O’Malley: Grace O’Malley 1 Grace O’Malley 2

These websites will give you some information on Grace O’Malley:

https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/graceomalley

9 Facts you probably don’t know about Grace O’Malley:

  1. She did not speak English
  2. She cut her own hair when she was a girl so she would look more like a boy, so she could be a pirate. She was told her long hair would get caught in the ropes.
  3. She was one of the most ruthless pirates of her time.
  4. By the time she was 23 her husband had died and she was a single mother to 3 children. She remarried and gave birth to her forth child on a ship!
  5. She had a very sharp tongue and could be quite rude!
  6. When she met Queen Elizabeth I, she refused to bow to her.
  7. Also, when she met Queen Elizabeth I she had a dagger on her.
  8. She lived into her late 70s.
  9. There is a bronze statue of her at Westport House

 

After reading all the information (the HLG has a lot of information too), you will need to write a persuasive letter to Queen Elizabeth I explaining your point of view on whether you think Sir Francis Drake was a goodie and Grace O’Malley a baddie.

If you’ve forgotten how to write a persuasive letter, take a look at the PowerPoint below.  I’ve also included some examples of persuasive letters and a word bank that you may find useful.

I’ve included some sample persuasive letters on different topics.

Persuasive Letter Example Recycling Plastic Waste

Persuasive Letter Example Superhero

Persuasive Letter Writing Checklist

Persuasive Letter Writing PowerPoint

Persuasive Letter Writing Word Bank

 

Science:

We are carrying with our work about endangered animals.

We are carrying with our work about endangered animals.

The slides we are working on this week are on:

  • why is your animal endangered?
  • What is being done to help your animal?
  • What causes animals to become endangered? (perhaps pollution, destruction of rainforests destroying animal habitats? Another bit issue humans introducing new plants and animals to small islands.  Also some exotic animals are killed for their skins or tusks (crocodiles, elephants)

Remember to take notes and put in your own words as much as possible.

Please share your work with me so far – I really look forward to seeing it.

Here is an example: Polar Bears Week 5

 

Art:

We’re still working on optical illusions.  This week we are going to drawing a 3D hand!

If you click on  https://www.tes.com/lessons/NxdPS1b-3-ZRFQ/optical-illusion-drawings you will need to chose the ‘How to Draw a 3D Hand’

Supplies:

  • paper,
  • a pencil,
  • a ruler or something with a straight edge
  • some coloured pencils or crayons.

 

Basically, you will need to put your hand on the paper and draw around it.

Then draw straight lines of equal distance across your page, leaving the hand blank.

Use curved lines inside the hand.

Add colours in a repeating pattern. It should end up looking like this:

 

 

Education City

This week you have assessments to do.  I will be able to see how you score.  Education City will then create a revision guide for you!

Play lives are still there if you want to keep playing them too.

 

Keeping Yourself Physically Active:

The Home Learning Grid has some great ideas for you, but if you fancy something different try, somethings from here:

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

They have both indoor and outdoor activities to chose from.  Enjoy

 

Keeping Yourself Mentally Active:

Again, the Home Learning Grid has some great ideas, but if you fancy something else or something extra, give some of these a go:

Start with a stretch: Starting from the head, go down the body stretching out each part. Roll your neck, wiggle your fingers and rotate your arms…

Give a gold star: Create a star template and each family member writes one for each other. Have some examples such as – “I give you a gold star for always making me laugh.

Make a playlist: Everyone in your family picks an uplifting song. Then send the finished playlist to everyone so they can play it during the day.

 

Don’t forget to send me photos for Pet Wednesday.  Remember, if you don’t have any pets you can always take photos of wildlife.

Get Busy!

 

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