Cromer Bubble’s Monday Morning Blog 12th October, 2020

Good Morning Cromer Bubble and welcome to another week.

Quick Reminder:

P.E. on Tuesday – please come to school in your P.E. kit.

Swimming on Wednesday – please bring your kit. This week is for groups A & B.

Please don’t bring anything from home except your coat/jacket and a packed lunch (if you aren’t having school dinners).



In year 5 we are working on:

Monday: subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits (1)


Tuesday: subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits (1)


Wednesday: using rounding to estimate and check answers


Thursday: mental addition and subtraction (1)


Friday: mental addition and subtraction (2)


If you would like the PowerPoints, please email me ([email protected])


In year 6 we are working on:

Monday: Common multiples:


Tuesday: Prime Numbers:


Wednesday: Squares & cubes:


Thursday: Order of operations:


Friday: Brackets:



If you would like the PowerPoints of our Power Maths lessons, please email me ([email protected]).  Please note that the PowerPoints have the answers on them.

If you would like any other resources, please email me.  I am happy to send you any I have.



Monday – types of sentences


Tuesday – pronouns


Wednesday – tenses


Thursday – using the toolkit, boxing up and writers’ tips from last week, write your first draft of your own (invented) portal story. Remember there are also some examples of portal stories on last week’s blog that you can read to help you with ideas.

Friday – edit and improve yesterday’s first draft of your portal story ready to submit to me as your finished copy.


Spelling words:

Year 5:

Homophones & Near Homophones

  1. farther
  2. father
  3. guessed
  4. guest
  5. heard
  6. herd
  7. led
  8. lead
  9. mourning
  10. morning


Year 6:

Words with /ear/ sound spelt with ‘ere’

  1. sincere
  2. interfere
  3. sphere
  4. adhere
  5. severe
  6. persevere
  7. atmosphere
  8. mere
  9. hemisphere
  10. austere

Once you’ve learnt ‘ere’ a lot of the words are really easy (especially number 8!)


Science week beg 12th October.

In this week’s lesson we are learning about, stars and star constellations.

Science link: https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-stars-and-star-constellations-chjp6c

In this lesson, we will discuss how stars, including the Sun, were made. We will see how humans have investigated more about stars since the invention of telescopes. Finally, we will learn about constellations.



Key Question 5: How do geographers estimate how many plastic items there are on a typical beach?

Watch 5 short videos on the BBC about the problem of plastics – especially watch the video about the Great Pacific Garbage patch and what’s being done about it.


Background: Microplastic pollution is becoming an increasingly serious problem on beaches all around the United Kingdom.  It is particularly problematic in the United Kingdom because the country is an island – surrounded by seas and oceans on all sides.   Today every beach such as the one in Resource 20 has evidence of some microplastic pollution – but how do geographers go about getting a more accurate idea of how much is there? That’s what this lesson is all about. Today, you will work as a geographer does to find the answer to that very question.

Obtain the step-by-step lesson sheet and resources for this lesson below. Note you do not need to print anything – you can just look at each resource on the computer:

Week 6 Lesson

Resource 20

Resource 21

Resource 22

Resource 23

Resource 24

Resource 25

Resource 26 Sample Quadrats Set 1

Resource 26 Sample Quadrats Set 2

Resource 26 Sample Quadrats Set 3

Resource 26 Sample Quadrats Set 4

Resource 26 Sample Quadrats Set 5


Some online links:

  • Eco-Schools https://www.eco-schoolsni.org/eco-schoolsni/documents/006512.pdf
  • Kids Against Plastic http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/get-drastic-with-your-plastic/
  • Two Oceans Aquarium https://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/our-favourite-alternatives-to-disposable-plastic-items
  • Friends of the Earth https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/9-really-good-alternatives-plastic
  • WWF https://www.wwf.org.au/news/blogs/10-worst-single-use-plastics-and-eco-friendly-alternatives#gs.lq7d2u

Wildlife Trusts https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-use-less-plastic

Key Questions: How do geographers estimate how many plastic items there are on a typical beach?

Here is the PowerPoint you will need: Topic

If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to email me, I’m happy to help! [email protected]

Have a good week.


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