I have been teaching at Greyfriars since 2004 and am very proud of being part of the Greyfriars team. Also I am one of the school’s Assistant Head Teachers. I currently teach year 6’s and I am in charge of literacy throughout the school. In Winterton class we try to make the most of every learning opportunity and strive to do our best. Outside of school I enjoy reading, going to the cinema and spending time with my family!
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!!!!!!
Good morning everyone. How are you all? I’m fed up with the miserable weather, but apparently it is going to improve for the weekend – yipee!
How did you get on with all the exciting work from the HLG this week? I haven’t seen much work from people at home – perhaps you could send in work today so I can share next Friday.
Maths by Bianca
Letter by Bianca
Fortunately I have some wonderful work from Purple Bubble to show you. They have been working hard on their writing and art this week.
Writing by Daniel
More writing by Daniel
Writing by Viktorija
Writing from Hette
More writing from Hette
… and now look at their art work.
Firstly, the original art
version from Hayley
version from Hette
version from Viktorija
Onto education City shout-outs so far this week are:
Edward and Caden who have completed all 6 pieces this week; Viktorija who has done 5 out of 6 so far; Daniel and Tyler who have done 4 out of 6 so far; Hette who has done 3 out of 6 so far; and Hayley who has done 1 out of 6 so far. I’m sure when I check on Sunday, they will all be finished. Who else will be able to get
Good morning everyone and Happy Monday! The start of yet another new week. If you haven’t been in touch last week, Mrs. Harris will be ringing or emailing you this week. Make sure you contact me when she has spoken to you so she doesn’t have to ring next week! And a big thank you to all of you that have sent me emails last week – it is really lovely to see what are are doing at home and how much you are learning. I hope you all managed to look at Friday’s blog to see what has been sent in.
So the new HLG for this week is here: Years 5 and 6 6.7.20 There are lots of new and exciting activities to do this week. Make sure you send me at least one activity you have done from the HLG this week.
The Literacy this week is more poetry. I would love to see your ideas. It is quite a difficult unit isn’t it? But also one that you can let your imagination run riot! Have a go and send it to me. Here are the links you will need to do the work this week:
For your Topic this week you are researching modern day pirates. I have included a link for you from the American Navy.
This shows a news clip of an attempted pirate raid. Pirates don’t wear eye-patches and have parrots on their shoulder any more – if they ever did.
Another interesting Art task this week. Here are 2 things that may help you:
Watch this clip (10 min) to see lots of different optical illusions – they seriously mess with your mind!
Science this week is about the ‘Web of Life’ – how does your animal fit into the web of life? How do we fit into it?
Staying physically active. I have never heard of Rock, Paper, Scissors tag before. How about making a video of you and you family playing it? That would be wonderful to put on Friday’s celebratory blog!!
Staying mentally active. More sudoku – do you enjoy these? My mum loves them. She buys books full of them and will sit for hours solving them. I get very frustrated with them, but if I persevere I do get a great feeling of satisfaction that I have solved one. What about you?
Lastly, well done Caden who managed to finish his Education City between Friday and Saturday when the pages expired. Good work Caden!
Look out this week for a blog about the Leaver’s Disco. I will put a special blog up with all the information you need. Don’t miss it!!!!!
Until then, keep safe, keep smiling and keep working
It’s lovely to see work from so many of you this week – below are the screen shots that I have been sent. Some of these are from work you have done at home, and others are from Purple bubble in school.
A particularly successful piece of art work from last week’s HLG
Some beautiful art work – I’m sure you will agree. If I get time this weekend I will try this – it looks so effective.
Next is some writing.
..more of Brandon’s writing
… and even more of Brandon’s writing
The first page of Daniel’s short burst writing
… and the ending
Hette’s short burst writing
Some grammar work from Hope
More short burst writing from Ivan
Beautifully neat short burst writing from Viktorija
Ivan, your handwriting has really improved – well done! And thank you to all of you for letting me see your work.
It’s lovely to see a Tell Me Square – I do enjoy reading your opinions about our texts. I would also like to see more A-Zs to see what makes you happy. How about the rest of you? Can you send me your presentations?
Baby photo competition
Hope, Brandon, Tyler and Grey Bubble scored 3 out of 3 in the Baby Photo Competition. Of course it was slightly easier for Tyler, Brandon and Hope as they only 2 to guess – but well done all of you. Such a pity we didn’t have more photos to make it a little more difficult.
Education City news. Well done Daniel, Rio, Viktorija, Hette, Emily and Alysha for completing all the Education City work this week. Also well done to Tyler who has completed his spelling and maths assessment; Steven who has made a start on the punctuation/ grammar work and the spelling; Brandon and Caden who have started their punctuation/grammar assessment. When I check on Sunday I hope to see all the assessments completed by everyone. I can then tell how your learning is progressing.
Next week I will put up a link to a Leavers Virtual Disco for the whole year 6 to take part in at the end of term. As there will not be an opportunity to take part in any leaver’s event in school, I thought this will be a good substitute. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I’ll be in touch on Monday with next week’s work.
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.
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:
I really hope that more of you are reading this and working out what pieces of work you are going to email me. Remember, my email address is on the front of our class blog, so there is no excuse for it not to reach me.
Mr. Stratton has sent this link to the extra writing work his bubble are doing – have a go! 11_uprooted
I have put some maths work on Education City – so don’t forget to complete that, plus a few extra pices that Ms. Nordloh found for you. Onto Topic. Something interesting to think about this week. Sir Francis Drake and Grace O’Malley.
Below are some links to help you decide what YOU think.
So, Sir Francis Drake good, Grace O’Malley bad? Why do you think English history would tell it this way? (Think about your bias work.) I have my own opinion, but I would really be interested to see what your opinion is. Email me your writing, or just your thoughts about it.
I have never done this art lesson before, so would love to see your results. I might even do it at work this week – if I have time!
When it comes to your science work this week, you need to think about how you could help the endangered animal you have chosen.
I hope you are staying mentally active and I’m looking forward to seeing the alphabetical list of what makes you happy. We all need to know the things that make us happy, to help us feel better when we are not happy.
So lots for you to think about and do. Remember to go onto EducationCity and complete work set there, so I can see the progress you are making. I am going to put assessments on there this week and only give you a week to do them in. This will show me how well you are keeping up with your learning. Remember no Ed.City work and no emailing will get you onto Mrs. Harris’ phone call list, and it really is not difficult to email me work. Just take a photo and download it – simples!
Last minute news!!!!
I have just checked Education City as I said I would and well done to:
Emily, Hayley, Caden, Hope, Brandon and Rio, who have all submitted work this week. Make sure YOUR NAME is added to the list this week!!!
This is a photo of one of the children in Year 5. I wonder if you can tell who it is?
Next week, you’re going to help create your own Class Yearbook 2020. Only these will be class photos with a difference – your baby photos!
How can I participate? Find a photo of yourself when you were a baby and email it (Monday or Tuesday) to your class teacher who will put all the class photos onto a single document and upload it to the website on Wednesday.
What happens after that? You will go to your class blog page on Wednesday, download the photo doc and the answer sheet and guess who the babies are. Write/type your answers onto the answer sheet and email it back to your teacher by Thursday afternoon.
How will we get the answers? Next Friday, your teacher will give the correct answers on the class blog page and will also announce who got most guesses correct!
Make sure you get your photo to your teacher by Tuesday!
This should be fun, and the more of you that participate, the more fun it will be. So come on everyone! Start sending those baby pics in!