Cromer Class, 15th June 2020

Good Morning Cromer Class,

I hope you are all ready for another week.  The weather is supposed to be better this week, so we should be able to get outside and enjoy it!

I want to try and post some pictures of our pets on Wednesday, so please send me some animal photos.  Or if you want you can draw you pet, take a photo and send it to me.

This week I am doing a slightly differently styled blog – let me know what you think of it.

Here is the Home Learning Grid (HLG) and the resources you will need: HLG

Let’s start with literacy:

This week we are still working on the poem, ‘City Jungle’ by Pie Corbett.  These slides: Literacy 15-19 June, 2020

show you exactly what we are doing.  We’re working on vocabulary, comprehension and a tell me square.  The slides have all the details (you know how I love a presentation!)

Here is a copy of the poem: City-Jungle-KS2

Here is the spelling work: Year 6 Practice Spelling Quiz 1

Please send me any photos of your work.  Unless you tell me not to put them on the website, I’ll upload them.



Problem solving.  Please use the textbook pages to help you.  Here are the links:

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

You can always send me photos of your work – I love to see it.


Bonus maths:  maths mystery penguins



By now you should have chosen which endangered animal you would like to make a presentation on and have made the first two slides.  If you haven’t, don’t worry – you can catch up now.

If you haven’t started yet you need to make the first 2 slides, one stating what your animal is and one listing the contents of you presentation.

This week we are concentrating on the characteristics of your endangered animal.  This video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2–ks3-classification-of-organisms/zh7g92p has some useful ideas.

When thinking about the characteristics your animal, think about:

  • where does your animal live? For example, sea, river, land, rainforest, etc
  • does your animal breathe with lungs (mammals) or gills (fish)?
  • how is your animal born? Is it a live birth or does it hatch from an egg?
  • when young, does the mother feed it with her milk?
  • does your animal have a skeleton or an exoskeleton?
  • does your animal have fur? feathers? scales?

Remember to make notes and then write in your own words as much as possible. Do not just copy and paste if using the internet.

Here is an example:  Polar Bears Week 3 (1)

Again, please send me your presentations, I can’t wait to see them.


Topic – Would you become a Highwayman?

Were Highwaymen romantic gentlemen or brutal thieves?

You can find stories on the internet about highwayman.  Some will paint the highwaymen as evil, while others may paint them as more of a lovable rogue.  It’s all down to the author’s viewpoint and bias. We’ve done some work on bias in literacy. Bias is, “Prejudice for or against a person, group or idea that is based on personal opinion rather than objective facts.”  For example, one author may feel that highwaymen were desperate and only did it to survive, while another author may feel that they were common thieves and should be stopped.  Therefore we need to be very careful when writing about highwaymen.

You are going to write a persuasive argument to show your point of view in answer to the question “Would you become a highwayman?”

You will need to decide on your own opinion of highwaymen.  On one hand, you could become famous and rich but on there was also the chance you could be hanged if you were caught.  Literally life or death!

There are a lot of reasons why someone might become a highwayman.  The HLG discusses some of them.  The links below will also give you some good ideas.  You can also carry out your own research if you would prefer.

Draw yourself as a highwayman.

#Lesson Presentation Highwayman Hero or Villain

Activity Sheet Dick Turpin Hero or Villain – Editable Activity Sheet Who Was Dick Turpin – Editable

Dick Turpin sources Highwaymen

I’m really looking forward to seeing your ideas and your pictures.



This is a good one – it’s all about texture.  There is a really good video here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-use-visual-texture-to-add-interest-to-our-artwork-27f8af/

You will be looking at all the sorts of texture you can create with just one pencil! Take a photo of your work and please send it to me.


Physical & Mental Health

The HLG has some really good ideas on it – give them a go and let me know how you get on.

https://stories.audible.com/discovery This link takes you to audible which is free during the lock down. This is great, usually you have to pay.  When you’ve chosen booklet me know which book you are listening to.

Watch BBC Newsround daily. You can link this with you weekly diary. What is your opinion on what is happening? How do you feel about it?  These lockdown diaries will be a piece of history for you and your family.  Maybe in the future you will go into schools and take your diary as children ask you, “What was it like during lockdown?”


Scavenger Hunt

Go on a hunt around your home and find:

1 thing with numbers on it

3 things that roll

A solid, a liquid and a gas

3 things which rhyme

A translucent, a transparent and an opaque object

Something with a symmetrical pattern

Something with parallel lines

A cuboid, a cylinder and a sphere

Something that floats

An item for each colour of the rainbow

Let me know how you get on with the hunt.


Education City:

This is a little different, just go to classwork and look for work beginning the 15th June, 2020.  You can do the work in any order.  Remember, I can see who is doing it ! lol 🙂


Year 6s

If you have any concerns about year 7, please email me.  At the moment we don’t really know what it will be like, but the important thing is not to worry.


Remember that if you have not been in touch with me via email, and I have not seen the work you are doing, you will be receiving phone calls to check that you are okay and to see that you are not having any problems.

I am really looking forward to receiving your emails this week with examples of your work attached, so I can share them on the blog. If you don’t want your work shared, just let me know when you email it. I will still be able to appreciate it, even if the class won’t.

I heard from Stephanie over the weekend, here’s some photos of what she has been up to:


Please keep sending in photos – I love to receive them.

If you need any help, please email – I’m happy to help.


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