Remote Learning for Brancaster Class – week beginning 16th November 2020

Good morning Everyone! Welcome to a brand new week.


If you need to stay at home and isolate, then please follow the learning below or please take a look at the lessons and activities if you would like to do some extra work at home!

Any problems then contact me via my email address – [email protected]

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!



Maths: Begin by spending 10 mins practising your 4 x table. How quickly can you recall the facts? Can you say them in a random order?

This week, we are continuing to practise using the column method for addition and subtraction. We will be moving on to solving addition and subtraction problems.

Work through this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-using-the-column-method-cmw3cc

English: Recap on the model text – The Manor House can you retell 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?

Spooky Settings Powerpoint

Spelling: Look at the spellings below and practise. Write them out using the Look, Read, Cover, Write and Check method.

Reading comprehension – Read through the poem In Flanders Fields and answer the questions


Maths: Continue to practise your 4 times table. There is a game on Education City to help you.

Today, complete this lesson to recap on using the column method to solve subtraction problems. Make sure you are confident with the method. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-3-digit-numbers-regrouping-hundreds-to-tens-c9h66t

English: – Recap on the model text – The Manor House  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.

Spelling: Continue to practise our weekly spellings.

Reading Comprehension – Complete the activity on Education City


Maths: Continue to work on your 4 x table.  

Today, work on solving addition and subtraction problems. Remember to listen carefully to the questions so you know which calculation to choose.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-addition-and-subtraction-word-problems-6mw3ct

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

Spelling: Continue to practise our weekly spellings.

Handwriting: Write a letter or note to a friend or family member – make sure you use your best handwriting.



Maths: Continue to work on your 4 x table. Make sure you can recall all the facts to 12 x 4 quickly!

Work through the learn screens and activities on Education City.

English: Today we will begin to think about creating our own innovation of the story. Before we do that, let’s 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?

Spelling: Continue to practise our weekly spellings.

Reading: Complete the activity on Education City


Maths: Ask an adult to test you on your 4 times table.

Use your knowledge of using the column method for addition and subtraction to work through these problems. Complete this lesson to work on your problem solving skills.


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.

Spelling: Ask a grown up to test you on your spellings.


This week, we are learning spellings with the ‘shun’ ending spelt tion.

Complete this lesson to develop your understanding of words ending in ‘shun’ – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-tion-cian-sion-ssion-6xhkje

Here are your spellings for this week



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.



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 The Traitor’s Gate Comprehension. Can you find all the answers in the text?

Traitor’s Gate Comprehension


Take care, stay safe and see you soon.

Mrs Emery


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