Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 18th January

Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 18th  January 2021

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 (though it is unlikely you will get it all done at home). The homework grid is additional and can be done whenever you want to or if you have free time and fancy doing something on there.

At a minimum, try to do your Maths and English in the morning. In the afternoon, I expect most of you to try one of the other subjects. I know things are difficult at home and I understand it’s much harder to learn remotely so I just hope that you do your best!


Confused? You might find your answer here:

Where can I find the Power Maths resources? The practice book and the text book are now available directly from the website:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0  Click on ‘Log in’. Your username is your first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if your name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb). Your password is your class name, all lower case (blakeney). School code: HCCT

The answers, however, will be emailed to you as they are only available to teachers. I will send the answers first thing Monday morning.

Do I have to do the Maths challenge? No. It is optional for those who usually do a challenge sheet in class after doing the Power Maths.

If I usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, do I have to do Power Maths? No. Your work will be different and is provided where it says ‘Support’. You can use uncooked pasta to help you count or any other small items that you have lots of at home! Alternatively, you can have a go at making your own bead string for counting. Each colour must have ten beads (ten red, ten white). You can use any colours you like:

I see there is an Oak Academy Maths lesson every day. Must I do that too? No. It is there if you would like to watch a teacher guide you through a similar lesson. Power Maths is the most important one to do if you want to keep up.

Do I have to do Education City as well as following the class lessons on the blog? No. It is optional. I have set up English and Maths assessments at different levels that you can do if you want to. After doing the assessment, EdCity will then automatically provide some work for you based on any areas that you found difficult.

What do I do if I have forgotten any of my logins – for Tackling Tables or EdCity? Contact me.

I have 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.

Should I send my work to you? Yes please. Send a photograph or attach as a document daily or at the end of the week. Send it 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.

Blakeney Class lessons for this week:


8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 7 Lesson 10 – Division with remainders)

Monday Challenge: Maths Mastery (be sure to hide the answers) Year 6 Maths Mastery Mult and DIv

Support: Multiplication and Division home learning booklet (just do as much as you can each day) Multiplication and Division Home Learning Booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-6gt64d

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today, we will focus on how to build suspense in our writing. Follow the powerpoint slides from 1 – 10. Don’t go any further. Then have a go at the worksheet task: Monday Building Suspense        Suspense worksheet

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (find and copy skills lesson)

Follow the powerpoint to learn how to do ‘find and copy’ questions better: Find and Copy Skills Lesson

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 3 Focus: creating nouns using ‘ship’ suffix

The powerpoint spelling lesson can be found on this link: Year 5 Term 2A Week 3 PowerPoint

Spelling List












13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City assessment (log in and go to classwork)

13:30-14:00 Music

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

So, listen and watch and learn the signs.  Choose one of the songs we’ve been studying and have a go:

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

Dance Monkey – Tones and I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQd3kqx263I

Keala Settle – This is Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jNwvJ-vZU0

14:30-15:00 Art (Styles and periods)

Your task last week was to have a go at the hurricane drawing. This is quite a big task so you might need more time. Go to the video and follow on from the point you got to. If you haven’t started this yet, you will need plain paper, a pencil, eraser and colouring pencils.


If you already finished and would like to try another, choose one of the following to imitate:










8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 7 Lesson 11 – Problem solving using division with remainders)

Challenge:  Continue working on Monday’s powerpoint challenge.

Support: Continue to work on your booklet from yesterday.

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/division-with-remainders-ccwk6r

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

In the lesson yesterday on how to build suspense and tension when writing. Today we will continue to look at that powerpoint lesson and some of the technical features you can use to create suspense texts. Specifically, we will look at relative clauses, ellipsis, and ‘show not tell’. We will also see how the senses can be used for description. Follow the powerpoint slides from 10-13 (see Monday’s lesson). Have a go at doing your own examples of some of the techniques shown on those slides.

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (Day 4)

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 3

Practise writing your spelling words down using cursive script. Work towards these targets:

  • Try to be consistent in the size and height of your letters, remembering that capital letters should be twice as big as lower case letters.
  • Try to improve the shape of your letters.
  • Keep your words on the line.


13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City assessment (log in and go to classwork)

If you already completed your assessments, then you should have revision work provided on the site for you. Go to ‘my revision’.

13:30-15:00 Topic 

Lesson 3 Key Question: Why are too many gases in the atmosphere a problem?

In this lesson, you will find the answer to this question and will create a diagram. 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 3


 8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 7 End of Unit Check

Challenge: Do the text book end of unit check too

Support: Continue to work in your booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidation-and-review-ccr62t

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 English

So far this week, we have looked at some of the ways that writers create tension in their work. We have also studies some of the technical tools you can use to create tension, such as the use of ellipsis, relative clauses and ‘show not tell’. We also studied how to use the senses for description. Today, we will look at some effective word-level choices you can use. Specifically, we will study synonyms, interesting words, imagery and onomatopoeia (big word but it’s quite simple when you read about it).  Work from slide 14 (Monday’s powerpoint) and continue to the end of the presentation slides. After reading each slide, have a go at using the word features yourself. Get creative!

11.15 – 11.45 – Spelling and Handwriting Practice – Practice writing your words in sentences using cursive script (If you would like a challenge, maybe you can try using all the words to create a story the way I showed you at school?). Work towards these targets:

  1. Use the correct spellings
  2. Be consistent in the width and height of your letters, remembering that capital letters should be twice as big as lower case letters.
  3. Improve the shape of your letters.
  4. Keep your words on the line.

11.45 – 12.00 – Reading for pleasure

Read a book of your choice from this amazing online book service called Epic! You can read yourself or read along to colourful books! It’s absolutely brilliant and I’ll tell you more about this later. For now, just follow the instructions for mobile or laptop/desktop devices and explore the site:

If on iOS/Android 

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Tap on ‘Enter Class Code’

Enter this code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster

If on a laptop/desktop

Go to www.getepic.com/students

Enter Class Code: mba2936

Select your name from the class roster


13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City activity

13:30- 14:00 Computing: Coding Week 1 (Introducing variables)

This is our first lesson in which we look at using ‘variables’ in computer programs. Variables are just things which are changeable. For example, when you play a computer game, there is usually a score. The score changes and so the score is a variable.

You will explore variables on the Scratch programming website as well as designing and writing your own short programs. Before you begin this lesson, you will need to set up an account with Scratch as that is the application we will use for programming. It’s pretty easy to set up an account but ask an adult to help you with this. You will create a username, password and provide your nsix email address. Go to: https://scratch.mit.edu/ and sign up.

Once this is done, you will be able to save any work you do on Scratch (the coding and programming website).

Please note: To enable you to fully explore Scratch and to develop your coding skills, you will need to spend 2 weeks on each lesson (our computing lessons are quite short).  I suggest following the Oak Academy lesson today: follow the instructions and complete the tasks until your lesson time is up. Then next week, you can spend time exploring Scratch programming in more detail and having fun playing around with it.

To follow the Oak Academy lesson, go to this link:


You will use the lesson to guide you through the programming process. At certain points, the teacher will ask you to pause the video and do a short task on the Scratch site which you should open in a different window. You can go back and forth to the teacher’s instructions and replay them as many times as you need while doing your work on Scratch.

Have fun!

14:00 – 15:00 PE

Create your own obstacle course in the garden or living room – make sure it’s safe and ask an adult to check you’re not going to hurt yourself. All activity should be supervised. Send us some photos for the blog – we’d love to see them! Here are some pictures for ideas:

Backyard Obstacle Course

Kick the ball through the posts and crawl through balloons.   Weave around buckets or jump over the planters!

Down the slide and beanbag through the tire string. Balance on the retaining wall and through the tunnel:
























8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10  Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 1 (Fractions)

Read the unit introduction before doing the lesson.

Challenge: This is a home learning booklet for fractions. Do one or two pages a day . You will be learning more about fractions over the next three weeks so you won’t know how to do everything in the booklet right now. Pick and choose the ones you learn as you go: Fractions – Learning From Home Maths Workbook

Fractions – Learning From Home Maths Workbook Answers

Support: Continue working in your home learning workbook.

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-a-fraction-70rkjc

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today, let’s have a bit more practice with relative clauses! We’re going to look at how we can use them at the end of a complex sentence.  Thursday relative clauses

11.15 – 11.30 – Spelling practice

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check: Create four columns on a page. Write your spelling words down the first column. Then follow the taught method.

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading Comprehension (Day 5)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)


13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City activity

13:30- 15:00 Science

How does the digestive system work?

In this lesson, we will learn about how our bodies are equipped to digest the food that we eat and why it is necessary. We are going to take a journey through the digestive system, looking at the role of each of the different organs.

Click on the link to this teacher-led lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-digestive-system-6wv30t


8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 2 (converting improper fractions to mixed numbers)

Challenge: Continue with booklet

Support: Continue with booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/representing-fractions-cthked

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today, we will have a go at using relative clauses in the middle of a sentence. For example: My teacher, who is called Ms Black, told me she was proud of me.

There are two worksheets – one easy level and one middle level. Do as many as you can. Pay attention to the use of commas and capital letters! Friday drop in relative clauses (easy level)    Relative clause worksheet Middle Level  

11.15 – 11.45 Reading Comprehension work (Day 6) 

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)

11.45 – 12.00  Spelling test – ask someone to test you on your word list


13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City activity

13:30- 15:00 Homework Grid

Choose what you would like to work on from the homework grid. Alternatively, do one of the afternoon lessons that you didn’t have time to complete during the week.

See grid here: Homework grid Spring 1

Keep on learning Blakeney! I’m very impressed with the parent-child teamwork going on!

Take good care of yourselves

Ms Black


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