Holkham’s learning the week ahead 16th-20th November

Blended Learning Blog for Week Beginning 16th November 2020

If you need to stay at home and isolate, then please follow the learning below. Any problems then contact me via my email address.

Suggested Timetable

8.45 – 9.00 – Times table or mental maths practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

10.00 – 10.15 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

10.15 – 10.30 – Practise this week’s spellings

10.30 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading comprehension or handwriting practise



Each day work on one of our other subjects – you could look at topic or science or explore the National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard, don’t give up and remember to share your work with me!




This week in maths we are starting to re-cap on Multiplication and Division in power Maths if you are isolating at home why not work through the lessons on the blog to keep you on line with what we are doing in school.


You also need to practice your three times tables these links could help you.


English: Recap on the model text – can you tell the story? Remember, putting your character alone and in a dark setting is one way to create suspense. Look through the settings powerpoint slides and think about how these settings could help you to create suspense. Select one of the pictures and write as many words and phrases to describe the setting. What could you see, hear, smell, and feel?


Here are this weeks spellings

gently, simply, humbly, nobly, possibly, terribly, horribly, comfortably, incredibly, probably



Lets look at how we can tackle multiplication in any order.


Look back at yesterdays 3x tables lesson


English: – Recap on the model text – can you tell the whole story? Which are your favourite words and phrases? Using complex sentences is one way you can make your writing more interesting. Complete this lesson to learn more about complex sentences – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-60t66c

When you have finished, read through the model text and see if you can identify the complex sentences.


Look at your spellings can you put them into a sentence.



Today we are starting to look at using bar models to represent known times tables.


Now lets look at the 4x tables.


English: Recap on the model text. Another way to create suspense is to use dramatic openings in your story. Look through the model text and find all the dramatic openings then complete this lesson on fronted adverbials. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-fronted-adverbials-71h64t?from_query=fronted+adverbials


Look in a dictionary or online to find the meanings of your spellings.



Today we are starting to look at division as the inverse to multiplication and vice versa.


Lets practise the 4x tables revisiting yesterdays lesson


English: Today we will begin to think about creating our own innovation of the story. Before we do that, lets have a quick session on sentences – we need to make sure that we write in sentences so our reader can understand what we are writing. Work through this lesson to practise your sentence skills – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-our-understanding-of-simple-compound-and-complex-sentences-74t64d

When you have finished, look at the boxing up grid and begin to think about your own story. Where could your character be going? What is the setting like?


Use look, cover, write, check to practice your spellings



We are going to use the inverse operation to find missing numbers. Have a go at this lesson.


Lets practice the 3x and 4x tables with Percy Parker.



English: Remember, it’s the words and phrases we use that help us to create suspense. Work through this lesson on expanded noun phrases, then go through our model text and select your favourite words and phrases. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-expanded-noun-phrases-ccwk8d Make a list of these and ‘Magpie’ them so you can use them in your own writing.


Todays the day to test yourself on your spellings. Find an adult to test you. Practice again those you got wrong. If you got them all right give yourself a pat on the back you have learnt them well. Now make sure you try to use them in your written work.


This week, we will be exploring volume – do you know what this means? If not, look it up on the internet or in a dictionary.

Watch and complete this lesson on The National Oak Academy. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-do-we-mean-by-amplitude-of-sound-c8tp8e

If you have everything at home, make your own string cups, watch this video to see how you can do this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqB2KFwJCo  Make sure you send a picture of your cups to your teacher.

now have a look at this BBC clip



This week we will be exploring the famous human landmark – The Tower of London. Using the internet find out the answers to the following questions:

  • Where is the Tower of London?
  • When was it built?
  • What has it been used for?
  • What is it used for now?

You can use Google to search for the information and watch the following video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6iUU9wbM3k

Once you have the information, can you create a visitor’s guide or poster for The Tower of London? You may want to persuade (encourage) people to visit the tower. Then, create a timeline showing what the Toer has been used for over the years.

Finally, complete the Ravens at The Traitor’s Gate Comprehension. Can you find all the answers in the text?

Traitor’s Gate Comprehension

Education City

I have also uploaded new Education city tasks under classwork page which become live on Monday use these to help re-enforce your learning in Maths and Reading Comprehensions.

Have an excellent week and send me any photos of home learning that you do!

Miss Shaw


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