Thursday 25th June

Good morning Brainstorms. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday! I am sure you would agree with me that it was an extremely hot day. I had to pop to the shops to get an ice lolly to cool my inner self down as I walked in the scotching heat.

I believe it’s going to be another hot one today. J-J.NB sent this in for National Writing Day:

Here are today’s tasks:

English: – William Shakespeare grew up in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. His family were rich so he went to a good school and grew up to be a playwright. He wrote different types of plays – histories, tragedies and comedies.

Follow the link to learn more about William Shakespeare, including where he came from and how he became famous.

Maths: In today’s lesson, you will learn to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids. To do so, we’ll need to use the correct unit of measurement for finding the volume of fixed of a fixed object, called cubic units.

So today, we’ll be using cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³) to measure the the volume of the cubes and cuboids. Find out more in the slideshows below.

Science: Sounds travel as invisible sound waves down our ear to our ear drum.

Once the sound waves hit our ear drum, the vibrations send a message to our brain which converts it into sound.

Depending on these vibrations, our brain is able to tell the:

  • Pitch – How high or low the sound is
  • Volume – How loud or quiet the sound is

Find out more:

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning Brainstorms. Hope your night was peaceful. It’s a glorious new day, therefore let’s thank God for allowing us to wake up in good spirit.

We started our painting yesterday, in school. Here’s our first attempt.

Here are today’s tasks:

PE: Warm up the whole body again, just like yesterday.

English: – It’s National Writing Day today and the aim is to get everyone writing creatively!

Maths: Today, we’re looking at parallelograms and how to calculate the area of them.

You’ll need something to makes notes with as you work through the slideshow. Follow the link below:


Art: Rock Paper Scissors –

Ms Betsy sent me this today. These are just some of the work she has for the exhibition together with some from children from other schools.. Take a look! Click on the link.

Continue with your Art work. When it is completed, send it in so I can send it to Ms Betsy.

Tuesday 23rd June

Good morning Brainstorms. How was your night? Yesterday was National Windrush Day 2020.

On June 22nd 1948, the ship HMT Empire Windrush landed at Tilbury docks in East London bringing over 1000 people. Based on the name of the ship, this first wave of migration became known as the Windrush generation and over half a million people came to the UK to provide much needed skills and labour following World War II. 

Here’s what we did in school:

Here are today’s tasks:

First, let’s warm up the whole body so our brains are ready to function well.

Maths – Calculate the area of triangles.

If you know how to calculate the area of a rectangle (base x height), you can find the area of a triangle with no problems!

The area of a triangle is always half the area of a rectangle that has the same height and width.

This is because a triangle can always fit into a rectangle twice, no matter the shape of the triangle.

English: – Analysing playscripts

Plays are written to be performed. A script is a written version of the play.

Watch this clip to understand the basic structure of a play script.

Geography: Florida

Where is Florida?

Florida is situated at the south-east corner of the United States of America (or USA) and is surrounded by water on three sides, making it a peninsula. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, and the Gulf of Mexico to the west.

Art: Rock Paper Scissors – I wonder what this week’s task is! Let’s find out! Follow the link below:

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Brainstorms. I sincerely hope you had a good weekend. It’s a brand new week, so we thank God for giving us the opportunity to see it. Let’s take a look at some of the work we did, both at home and at school last week:

Home Learning:

A Gold Star goes to JFM, JJ-ND & MT for working so hard at home. and to A-G K, who visited Nessy and did some work there.

School Learning:

Let us prepare our hearts and minds for worship.

Collective Worship – Theme –  Refugee Week.    Download the link to your programme.

Here are the rest of today’s tasks:

Maths – A rectilinear shape is a shape that has lots of sides that meet at right angles.

They normally look like two or more rectangles that have been joined together.

Learn how to calculate the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

English: – Learn how to write comics and use ellipsis.

 An ellipsis (…) has different purposes and can be very useful in your writing.

  • It can be used to show where a word or words have been removed from a quote.
  • It can create suspense by adding a pause before the end of the sentence.
  • It can also be used to show the trailing off of a thought.

Follow the link to recap how an ellipsis can be used in your writing.

Science: When something is in water, there are two forces acting on it. Its weight and the force of the water pushing up, the upthrust.

Follow the link which explains floating and sinking.

Friday 19th June

Good morning Brainstorms. I sincerely hope you are well this morning. I can tell some of you are working well at home, form the fantastic work you have sent me. You know yourselves. However, some of you have not sent me any work for the past 3 weeks. Please endeavour to do so FROM NOW ON.

Here’s a collection of J-J N-D’s work this week:

How is your Art work for the Drawing Room going? Looking forward to seeing some of them.

You can try this out:

This is an abstract painting. In this painting, we can see Kandinsky’s role in the birth of abstract art and his use of shapes and colours to express feelings.

Can you use shapes and colour to create your own?

Here are the rest of today’s tasks:

Maths – one-step algebraic equations. Watch ‘MrsClarke’s Missing Numbers in Equations’. Pause your video to try out the tasks set, then check to see if you are right.

English: – Edit the 2 poems you have written from the previous lessons, copy them out neatly and send them to me. I will be happy to upload them onto the class blog.

RE: What does the Bible mean in your live?

Find out how three young Christians give us three different perspectives on what the Bible means in their lives and how they read it.

Thursday 18th June

Good morning Brainstorms. I sincerely hope you are well this morning. We wrote some lovely poems in school yesterday; we will edit and copy them out to display here on our class blog. Those at home, please send in yours you wrote from your English lesson.

Here’s what we did in History this week in school. What can you learn from them?

JBP has been working hard at home and has sent me these fantastic pieces of work. Thanks so much, JBP. Brilliant! Let’s spot his mistakes in his maths tasks.

Here are today’s tasks:

Let’s warm up those muscles first. With Moe Jones:

Maths – In the United Kingdom, miles are often used to measure distance. However, most places in the world use kilometres.

Miles are imperial measures while kilometres are metric. To recap on imperial and metric measurements, click on the link below:

English: – A free verse poem is different to lots of other poems as it has no set rhyme or rhythm. Instead, they follow the natural rhythms of speech.

Watch this video to understand how free verse poems are different from lots of other types of poem.

PSHE: It is very important for us to remind ourselves about how we can stay healthy and care for our wellbeing. Here’s a video that can help you do that:

‘Small steps to a healthy you’ – YouTube – follow the link below.

Wednesday 17th June

I hope you are well this morning, Brainstorms! Those of you who are working from home, I do hope you are getting on well with your blog tasks. Let’s keep that positive attitude and perseverance going!

Collective Worship; Theme – ‘One Less Lonely Voice.’ Let us go into a time of prayer:

Some work sent in by MT. Thanks ever-so-much.

Here are today’s tasks:

Maths – Metric measures are everywhere. You use them to measure things like mass, capacity and length.

We have been doing a lot of work on measures in school. Follow the link and remind yourself as to how to convert metric measures.

English: – People think that poems have to rhyme – well, they don’t! Rhyming must be used carefully – using it too much can make your poems boring, hard to listen to and understand.

Poems with strict rules, known as a rhyming structure, can make your poem more predictable and fun to listen to. Two poems with a strict rhyming structure are limericks and clerihews.

Find out more by following this link:

Science: Your circulatory system is made up of three parts, find out more and why it is so important.

Tuesday 16th June

Good morning Brainstorms. I hope you are well this morning! Well done to those who joined us yesterday at school. Those of you who are working from home, I do hope you are getting on well with your blog tasks. With a positive attitude and perseverance, our day will feel fruitful.

Here are today’s tasks:

Maths – In this lesson you will learn how to use algebra to write and solve equations that contain two missing numbers.

English: – There are lots of different types of poetic device. Learn how to use assonance, onomatopoeia and alliteration in poetry.

History: The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s, they had created a wealthy kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in beautiful palaces decorated with shining brass.

Gradually, the Obas won more land and built up an empire. They also started trading with merchants from Europe.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Benin civilisation.

Art: Rock Paper Scissors – What design can you create this week?

Draw yourself with someone who is special to you. Follow the link so you know what you need to do.

PE: Continue your workout with ‘The Dream Catchers’.

Monday 15th June

A blessed morning to you, Brainstorms. I do hope you had a restful weekend and you are ready for this week’s challenges.

For those at home, please remember to send me your writing pieces so I can assess them.

Here’s our display of Geography work we did in school last week:

Collective worship for the next couple of days

Theme – ‘A Community of Love.’ Plese click on this link for your worship programme:

Today’s tasks:

First, let’s flex those muscles and get the brain more active with these young ‘Dream Catchers’.

English: Poetry is fantastic! It is a type of writing that is designed to bring out feelings (emotions) in the reader or the person who is listening to it being read aloud.

There are lots of different types of poem. Some have strict rules, such as limericks or haikus. On the other hand, some have less rules, such as free verse or narrative poems.

Follow the link to learn about the key features of various types of poem.

Maths: In today’s lesson, you will learn how to use algebra to write equations that represent mystery number problems. Then we’ll be learning to solve the equations using efficient techniques.

History: The Viking age in European history was from about AD700 to 1100.

Follow the link to find out more about the Vikings and their life in Britain.

Don’t forget to read daily.      

Friday 12th june

A very good morning to you, Brainstorms. I sincerely hope you had a good night’s sleep, you and your families. Those at home, please continue working hard on the tasks on this blog. Continue sending in work for the blog, especially your written work and Art/design.

Here are some pieces of work sent in by JBP and JJ. well done for working so hard. i believe you both deserve a star.

Can you spot any mistakes in the Maths tasks.

Today’s tasks:

RE: The Trinity.

Explain your understanding of The Trinity.

Design your own trinity logo.

English: Using the novel The Wolves of Willoughby Chase you will learn how to find information from a text and summarise a character.

Maths: Learn to solve problems involving time, including converting between units of time.

PE: Weekend Afrobeat Dance Tutorials with Sherrie Silver

Don’t forget to read daily.