Cromer Bubble’s Monday Blog 18th January, 2021

Good Morning Cromer Bubble,

Welcome to another week of work. I hope you are all well and staying safe.

This is a copy of the timetable we are using in class.  I thought I would include it in case you wanted to follow the same timetable.  You don’t have to, that’s one of the good things about lockdown (one of the very few good things about lockdown), you can do it in whatever order you would like.


General Notes

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

Then 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: this is your class name, all lower case (cromer)
School code: HCCT
Then you should be logged in.
Go to ‘My Stuff’ and you will find your text book and workbook!  If you have any problems, please let me know.

If your parent/carer would like me to email the answers, just have them email me and I will send them.

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.


Class lessons for this week:


Year 6:

Monday 18th Jan: End of Unit Check, Unit 7

Tuesday 19th Jan: Percentages of (1) Unit 8, Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-percent-in-the-world-70uk0e

Wednesday 20th Jan: Percentages of (2) Unit 8, Lesson 2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znjqtfr/articles/zcfyw6f

Thursday 21st Jan: Percentages of (3) Unit 8, Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-percent-of-a-quantity-6xh36d

Friday 22nd Jan: Percentages of (4) Unit 8, Lesson 4

Review https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-percent-of-a-quantity-6xh36d


Year 5:

Monday 18th Jan: Division With Remainders Unit 7 Lesson 10

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

Tuesday 19th Jan: Problem Solving – Division With Remainders Unit 7 Lesson 11

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

Wednesday 20th Jan: End of Unit Check Unit 7

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

Thursday 21st Jan: Equivalent Fractions Unit 8 Lesson 1

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

Friday 22nd Jan: Equivalent Fractions Unit 8 Lesson 2

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



Monday, 18th January

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 this task: Monday Building Suspense

Tuesday, 19th January

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.

Wednesday, 20th January

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!

Thursday, 21st January

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

Friday 22nd January 

Today, we will have a go at using relative clauses in the middle of a sentence. For example: Nicole, who is in Cromer Class, has a kitten called Winter.

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



Reading Comprehension and Spellings 

Year 5 Spellings:












Year 6 Spellings:












Monday, 18th January

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

Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 3 Focus: the sound /er/ spelt ‘er’

Year 5: The PowerPoint spelling lesson can be found on this link: Year 1 Term 2a Week 3 – Presentation

If you would like the Year 6 PowerPoint spelling lesson  please email me (it won’t let me upload it!)


Tuesday, 19th January

Reading Comprehension (Day 4)

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions


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.

Wednesday, 20th January

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. 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.

Reading for pleasure


Thursday, 21st January

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.

Reading Comprehension (Day 5)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)


Friday 22nd January 

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


Monday, 18th January


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



Do this video with Joe Wicks


Tuesday, 19th January


In this lesson children will work on the design of a computer game. You will choose artwork and design algorithms . Click on the link:




In R.E. this week we are exploring what Augustine of Hippo said.   

Augustine lived in Roman Africa where people went in search of happiness. Very similar to modern day in Britain. Augustine believed in original sin. 

What did he mean by that? 

One day there will be a city of God established. 

What did Augustine say our attitude should be towards this life? (momentary sufferings compared with what awaits us when we die.) 

Look at this Week 3 St Augustine as an introduction to St Augustine of Hippo. 

 Watch video on St Augustine as an example of a Christian philosopher and discuss. 


Can you explain why your own answers to ultimate questions may differ from those of others?

Can you explain your own values and remain respectful of those with different values?


Wednesday, 20th January


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


Thursday, 21st January


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


Friday 22nd January 

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:


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!

Take care and stay safe.

Remember, if you need anything, please email me


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