Welcome Winterton to a new week beginning Monday 11th Jan. 2021


Welcome to the new week everyone.

If you did not send me any work last week, now is the time to start doing so! By half term, you will have completed half of your year 6 at Greyfriars. Because so much of your learning has been disrupted since September, we cannot let another 6 weeks go by with you not showing me any work. That means you really must send in all the work you are doing daily. I will be ringing you at some point during the week to see how you are getting on. Tell your parents/carers to expect a call from a private or with held number as I will be using my own phone to ring. I look forward to speaking to you.

General Notes

These are the remote learning notes for the week. As you read through, you will notice that the daily lessons follow the same timetable that we use at school. Therefore, everything below is your ‘class work’ which you will be doing at home. I say this as you might be confused about the homework grid; that grid is additional and can be done on a Friday afternoon, or if you have any other free time. It is important for you to keep up with the school timetabled lessons by following the daily timetable of work as set out below.

Monday Handwriting

Tackling Tables

Numeracy B Literacy Spelling L Topic P.E.
Tuesday Handwriting

Tackling Tables

Numeracy R Literacy Reading comprehension U Music Computing
Wednesday Handwriting

Tackling Tables

Numeracy E Literacy Reading comprehension N R.E. Art
Thursday Handwriting

Tackling Tables

Numeracy A Literacy Reading comprehension C Science
Friday Handwriting

Tackling Tables

Numeracy K Literacy Reading comprehension H Homework grid activity


Please also read the additional notes here before starting your work for the week:

Power Maths notes: The practice book and text book pages can be obtained directly from me via email and cannot be published on the website for copyright reasons. This is recommended.

Times tables notes: Please remember that you can login to ‘Tackling Tables’ to practise your times tables. You should be able to find pre-made flash cards on that website. Please email me if you have forgotten your login details for the website.

Education City notes: If you go to classwork, there are three folders where you can take assessments in Maths, English and Reading. After doing the assessments, Education City will then provide you with revision work that is designed to meet your individual needs. That’s right, by doing the assessments, the activities provided will be tailor made just for you!

Printing notes: Problems with printing? You won’t need to print anything off if you don’t want to. You can do all the work by looking at it on the computer screen and taking notes in a notebook or on paper.

Feedback: Remember to send a copy of your work to me daily. This can be done by sending a photograph or attaching a Word document to:

Keep in touch and let me know if you have any problems. I look forward to seeing you back at school soon! Take care.

Monday 11th Jan.


Fractions as Decimals (2) Unit 7 Lesson 5 (remember to email me to request this Powerpoint lesson and the work pages that go with it)


Blue group – work through this Powerpoint presentation :

Y6 M5j Can read and write decimal numbers as fractions

Either write your work on a Word doc, or take a photo of your work, and send it to me.

BBC Live  10:05 – 10:15 – Celebrity Supply Teacher – Mark Labbett

This would be good for you to watch if you need more work on long multiplication

Who better to test your child’s knowledge than ‘The Beast’ himself? Quiz legend Mark Labbett of The Chase demystifies long multiplication in a guest lesson.

Here are the resources you will need: tp2-m-280-using-partitioning-to-multiply-activity-sheets_ver_1


Today, we will immerse ourselves (dive in for a deeper understanding) in the model text by creating a comic strip which shows the structure and progression of the story ‘Kidnapped’. Use the model text and the text map from last Friday (in last week’s blog)

Divide your paper into sections with one box for each paragraph in the story. Then draw one image per paragraph to show what is happening in that paragraph. This will help you to see structure of time slip narrative.


This week we are looking at adding suffixes to words ending in -fer. Your list is as follows:












Here are your handwriting and spelling sheet and 2 activities to help you learn your spellings:

Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet

Which Word Where Activity

Word Search Black and White

Remember to practice every day.

Red group– these are your spelling words:











Again, remember to practice them every day.


Lesson 2 Key Question: Is all greenhouse gas bad? 

In this lesson, you will find out what greenhouse gas is, what it does and why everyone thinks it is bad. There will be a focus on key vocabulary too. 

Click on the following link to the powerpoint and follow the lesson on there:

Topic Lesson Week 2

Further explanation about the greenhouse effect can be found on these links if you have not watched all of them:




Here is an extra lesson you can watch which links to our work on pollution from last week: (It is one of the BBC Live lessons) https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/literacy-ks2-lesson-1/zhb78hv


Join Adriene for some stretch Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF9d2Icl4fA

Then join Jo Wicks for his 2021 Kickstart Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPXtS1aUII

 Tuesday 12th Jan.


Multiplying Decimals (1) Unit 7 Lesson 6 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-and-dividing-by-100-part-1-68vk6c?from_query=multiplying+decimals

Blue group – work through this Powerpoint presentation: (You don’t need to do it all today – you can finish it tomorrow.)

Y6 M3e Can use efficient written methods of multiplication including short and long multiplication

Either write your work on a Word doc, or take a photo of your work, and send it to me.


Today we will discuss vocabulary and unknown words in the model text. Copy of Kidnapped text

  1. Complete a tell-me-square (Write – what you like about the text in the first box, what you don’t like about the text in the second box, interesting words and phrases you find in the text in the third box, and any questions you have about the story or the text in the last box). Tell Me Square
  2. Complete the Never Heard the Word worksheet: Go through the text and highlight or underline the words or phrases on the list in the story itself. If you know the word, you can tick the box. If you aren’t sure, learn how to use an online dictionary to check the meaning. Write the definition in the end column if you realise you were wrong about the meaning or didn’t know the meaning. Copy of Never heard the word before grid
  3. Extension: Go through the text and highlight or underline other words or phrases that you don’t know in the story itself. Use your dictionary and annotate the text. Alternatively, see if there are any clues in the writing itself that help you interpret the meaning.

Reading comprehension:

Reading lesson starter Photobomb 2

Green group –  do this reading comprehension: SET A questions (These is an easy comprehension. I just want to see how you get on, so make sure you send me your answers.)

Year 2 Reading extract and questions – A Prickly Problem

Either write your work on a Word doc, or take a photo of your work, and send it to me.


This week, we continue to build on our understanding of sign language and how it is used to convey a message and emotion.  Our focus is still on describing music. Our aim is to use musical vocabulary to accurately describe and appraise (say what we think about it) a musical performance.

Now you will see there are a few questions below that I want you to answer. Cover up the answers below them so that you can have some time to think first. Then check if you were right:

Question 1: Can you recall some of the ways the performers communicated last week?

Question 2: Why did we focus on that aspect of the musical performance? What is our learning objective?


Answer 1: hands, fingers, arms, expressions, eyes, face.

Answer 2: Because we will be creating our own signed performance that will help convey the message of a song and by studying examples, we can learn how to do it well.

Now watch and evaluate (think about what works well and what doesn’t. think about which is better) a range of signed performances. They are the same songs as last week, but this time we are thinking about the importance of the words in the song and how they affect the way the performer signs the song:

So, listen and watch. Answer these questions as you do:

  • How do the words have social meaning? In other words, what do they tell us about life?
  • How do the words affect the listeners and the performers?
  • What words/actions have the most impact? Why?
  • Can sign be used to move people emotionally (make us happy, sad, angry, excited etc)?

Click on the links to begin thinking…

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5WnWEz2Hg

Dance Monkey – Tones and I


Keala Settle – This is Me


Next week you will apply all the things you’ve learned so far when you start learning some signed songs.


As you know, we always start our terms with two weeks of internet safety. This week, we will look at online safety story planning and learn how to apply online safety rules to real-life situations (scenarios):

Click on lesson powerpoint here: Lesson Presentation Online Safety Story Planning

Click on the link for the planning resource: Online Safety Story Planner


Wednesday 13th Jan.


Multiplying Decimals (2) Unit 7 Lesson 7 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-part-2-70v30r?from_query=multiplying+decimals

Blue group – work through the rest of this Powerpoint presentation:

Y6 M3e Can use efficient written methods of multiplication including short and long multiplication


Today, we will go even deeper into our understanding of the model text. Answer the questions on the powerpoint:

Copy of Kidnapped read-as-a-reader questions (1)

Reading comprehension:

Reading lesson starter Pullman Blurb ‘Clockwork’

Green group – do this reading comprehension: SET B questions (Again,these are easy comprehension questions. I just want to see how you get on, so make sure you send me your answers.)

Year 2 Reading extract and questions – A Prickly Problem

Either write your work on a Word doc, or take a photo of your work, and send it to me.


Could not access TEAMS. I will post this as soon as I can.


Op art, short for optical art, was a painting style that developed in the 1960s and used geometric forms to create optical effects. Colour theory was also important to help create striking effects that were also disturbing or disorienting for some people. Sometimes the art seemed to give the impression of movement even though it was static, distorting the viewer’s perception. Victor Vasarely, was seen as a leading op artist who combined his creations with the idea of kinetic art.

Look at Tate link to see what Op Art is: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/op-art

Your task today: Draw examples of Op Art.

Look at youtube link to see an easy example to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evgawexaIJM

Also look at the work of Victor Vasarely online if you want to see more difficult examples.

Watch the video and have a go at this picture called ‘Hurricane’ as it is a good example of this art style. You will need plain paper, a pencil, eraser and colouring pencils.


By the time you finish, you should have created a picture that looks as though the hurricanes are moving! Did you succeed?


Thursday 14th Jan.


Dividing Decimals (1) Unit 7 Lesson 8 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-and-dividing-by-100-part-1-68vk6c?from_query=dividing+decimals

Blue group – complete this short test:

M3e Test 1

If you don’t get them all correct, go through the Powerpoint from yesterday and then have another go.

Here is another BBC Live lesson that will help if you need more work on dividing by 10,100,1000: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/numeracy-ks2-lesson-5/zb6strd


Today you will be using the model text structure to help you plan your own story. Use the Boxing Up Plan below and read the notes for each paragraph before writing your own ideas for your time-slip narrative. Your story must follow the same underlying pattern as the model text.

Copy of Boxing up for Kidnapped


In this unit we are studying systems in the human body, including the circulatory system. Our focus in today’s lesson is: What are organs and why do we need them?

In this lesson, we will first discuss what organs are. Then, we will learn about some of the most important organs in our body. We will make sure we know how to label them in our body. Finally, we will learn about organ donation.

Click on the link to this teacher-led lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-organs-and-why-do-we-need-them-c8wk0c

Here is a very short video to give you deeper understanding: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyqfg82


Friday 15th Jan.


Dividing Decimals (2) Unit 7 Lesson 9 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-and-dividing-by-100-part-2-6ngkcc?from_query=dividing+decimals

Here is your weekly arithmetic test that we do every Friday:

Arithmetic Test 1 Y6 Spring term

… and here the answers so you can mark your work and let me know how many you scored:

Arithmetic Test Answers Y6 Spring

Blue group – If you have emailed to request the Powerpoint presentations we use in class, have a look through this week’s lessons – have a go at any part that you can. Persevere and see what you can do!

When you have done that, here is the weekly test we do every Friday in class:

Arithmetic Test 1 Y4 Spring

… and here the answers so you can mark your work and let me know how many you scored:

Arithmetic Test Y4 Spring ANSWERS


Today, we will think about our toolbox of ‘things we can do to write an effective time-slip narrative’.

Have a look at the toolbox for writing suspenseful narratives. Highlight or circle the tools you know are used in Kidnapped:

Copy of Suspense-toolkit

Here is the model text. Can you see any other techniques Corbett used to write this time-slip story? Make a list to help you later when you start to write your own time-slip narrative:

Copy of Kidnapped text

Here is our weekly GPS test:

Grammar and Punctuation Quiz 11

… and here the answers so you can mark your work and let me know how many you scored:

Grammar and Punctuation Quiz 1 Answers

Purple group – here is the test that I would like you to do:

Y4 GPS quiz 1

… and here the answers so you can mark your work and let me know how many you scored:

Grammar and Punctuation Quiz 1 Answers

Friday afternoon:

At this time, you can finish off any work that needs to be done or if you have finished everything, make sure you have emailed it to me (either as a photo attachment or a Word document, again as an attachment. Please do not use Google docs.

If you have been really good and done all of the above, choose what you would like to work on from the homework grid. There is maths, literacy, topic, science and art to choose from.

See grid here: Homework grid Spring 1


I really hope you have enjoyed your learning this week Winterton! Well done for another week of hard work and effort – it will all pay off and I look forward to seeing that you are continuing to make good progress.

Well done. I’m very proud of you!

Take good care of yourself.

Mrs. Marshall












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