The Week Ahead Monday 12th October

Good morning!

This Monday blog is for children who are self-isolating.

To keep up with what we are doing at school this week, links and resources are provided below. That means you can complete class work from home without getting behind!


Year 5

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)



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.


Words following are homophones. That means they are words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

past                    passed

proceed            precede

aisle                   isle

aloud                allowed 

affect                effect


This week we continue to explore Earth and Space. All resources found on the following link:

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


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


Have fun with your learning!


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