Cromer Class Monday, 13th July, 2020

Good Morning Cromer Class

We’ve got another packed week!

Here’s this week’s Home Learning Grid: Years 5 and 6 13-7-20



This week you are going to be writing your own poem based on the poems we have been looking at over the past couple of weeks.


Today you need to collect ideas for your own version of “Cave of Curiosity or City of Silences”

Think about the list you made of places and abstract nouns and how you put them together. You could also magpie from the sentences you were asked to expand last week. Here is a link to last week’s sentences: Sentences to expand

Please email me your work – thank you.



Today you are going to write your first draft of your poem. Think about the patterns and links you found last week especially in the poem ‘The City of Silences’.  Here is a quick link to the poem: In the City of Silences

Please email me your work – thank you.



Write your invented poem and edit it to make it the best you can.

Please email me your work – thank you.



Look at the toolkit you created last week, have you included all the points?  Do you think you need to add anything?

Please email me your work – thank you.



Spelling: Spelling Quiz 5. Please click here for the quiz: Year 6 Practice Spelling Quiz 5


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.

Also, in the Pink Bubble we are doing a comprehension, called, ‘The Inept Magician’.  If you would like to do this comprehension, just click here: The Inept Magician Stage 5 Comp – Comprehension Pack


Bonus Literacy

Click here for extra literacy work: Bonus Literacy


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

If you need anything, please email me.


If you’ve finished your Power Maths Workbooks, here are some investigations for you to do:

Monday’s Maths Investigation: Consecutive Numbers

Click here: https://nrich.maths.org/consecutivenumbers for the full web page.

You need to choose any four consecutive numbers and place them in a row with a bit of a space between them, like this:
4           5          6           7
When you’ve chosen your consecutive numbers, place + and − signs in between them, something like this :
4 + 5 – 6 + 7                     4 – 5 + 6 + 7
and so on until you have found all the possibilities. Are you sure you’ve got them all?  You should include one using all +’s and one that includes all −’s.
Now work out the answers to all your calculations (e.g. 4 – 5 + 6 + 7 = 12 and so on).
Now try other sets of four consecutive numbers and look carefully at the sets of answers that you get each time. Are you surprised by anything you notice?


Tuesday’s Maths Investigation: Two Primes Make A Square

Click here: https://nrich.maths.org/1150 for the full web page.

Two primes make one square.  Flora had a challenge for her friends.
She asked, “Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?” Have a go yourself.  Try with the squares of the numbers from 4 to 20.


Wednesday’s Maths Investigation: Make 100

Click here: https://nrich.maths.org/1130 for the full web page.

You must choose four different digits from 1−9 and put one in each box. For example:

This gives four two-digit numbers: 52, 19, 51, 29

In this case their sum is 151.

Try a few examples of your own. Is there a quick way to tell if the total is going to be even or odd? Your challenge is to find four different digits that give four two-digit numbers which add to a total of 100. How many ways can you find of doing it?

Thursday’s Maths Investigation: Zios and Zepts

Click here: https://nrich.maths.org/1005 for the full web page.

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs.

The great planetary explorer Nico, who first discovered the planet, saw a crowd of Zios and Zepts. He managed to see that there was more than one of each kind of creature before they saw him. Suddenly they all rolled over onto their backs and put their legs in the air. He counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there? Do you think there are any different answers?

Friday’s Maths Investigation: Take 3 Numbers

Click here: https://nrich.maths.org/8063 for the full web page.

Choose any two odd numbers and one even number, such as 3,5 and 2. How would you like to represent these numbers? Try adding them together and draw/make the representation of their sum.

What do you notice about the answer? Look closely at your model.

Would it work in exactly the same way if you used different numbers but still two odds and one even?

Can you use your example to prove what will happen every time you add two odd numbers and one even number? See if you can explain this to someone else. Are they convinced by your argument?

Once you can convince someone else, see if you can find a way to show the argument on paper. You might draw something or take a photo of things you have used to prove that your result is always true from your example.


Bonus Mathematics

Problem of the Day:

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


More Bonus Mathematics:



Humanities/Topic & Science:

As you have finished topic and science, this week you are going to complete a mini project.

You are going to imagine that you have discovered a new island!

Activity 1

Make a fact file for your island including:

  1. Name of the island
  2. Size
  3. Weather
  4. Currency
  5. Capital City
  6. Languages spoken.
  7. Landmarks


Activity 2

Think of ten rules that people must follow on your island and make a list of them. Topics to think about while making your rules:

  • Are there age restrictions for certain things?
  • Who must go to school?
  • Are people allowed weapons?
  • What punishments will there be?



Activity 3

Make a map of your island including landmarks. Look at the one below for ideas.



Activity 4

You are going to design a flag for your island. It must include at least two colours and more than two different shapes.

Tip if you google ‘flags with 2 colours and 2 different shapes’ you can get some ideas.


Activity 5

Describe a habitat that can be found on your island.

Think about:

  • whether your climate is hot/cold
  • whether your climate is wet/dry,
  • the type of vegetation (plants) on your island
  • the types of animals.


Draw a picture of it too.

I really look forward to seeing all of your work, please sent it to me.


Education City

If you haven’t done the assessments, please do them.  Otherwise this week is ‘Play Lives’.  Have fun!  Enjoy 😊


Keeping Yourself Physically Active:

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


They have both indoor and outdoor activities to chose from.

Staying Mentally Active:

Again, the Home Learning Grid has some great ideas for you, but if you fancy something different try:


  • What are you grateful for? Write, or draw three things you are grateful for. Tip: You could extend this by creating a ‘gratitude tree’. Use the mural app so that each family member can add theirs on a virtual post-it.


  • Silly Story: Each person has to say or type one line as you make a silly story together. Tip: Go round in order of youngest first to avoid everyone speaking at the same time.


  • Write down ‘three good things’ that have happened this week. For each thing, think about how it made you feel and why.


  • The Jumping Bean Game: When someone shouts out a type of bean, everyone else has to do the action below. Baked bean: crouch down into a ball, Runner bean: run on the spot, Jumping bean: jump up and down, Magic bean: freestyle move!


Enjoy and have fun!


Please 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! Stay Safe!

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