Author Archives: Mr J. Craig

Online Safety During Lockdown

Online Safety During Lockdown

During our home learning we are all using the Internet a great deal more. We are all enjoying the benefits it offers by keeping in touch with loved ones, accessing learning at home, sharing experiences and discovering new opportunities. With this in mind, I would like to remind all of our community members (pupils, parents, carers)  how we can keep ourselves safe while working and playing online.

For pupils: I would like to remind you of our school E-Safety rules and how these can keep you safe.

Key Stage 2 – Remember SMART (click the word SMART below)


The Key Stage 2 song:

Watch the SMART Crew film

Key Stage 1 and Early Years

For Parents/ Carers:

Below you will find information to support you with any worries or advice about keeping your child safe while they are at home. You will find links to key resources and organisations.

#OnlineSafetyAtHome Every fortnight CEOP will be issuing new home activity packs. Each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities parents can do at home with their child using the Thinkuknow resources.  Click on this link for the resources.


Please stay safe.

Mr Craig

Year 5 Home Learning – Friday 22nd May

Good morning Year 5,

Next week is half term so today will be your last home learning until 1st June.

Here are your tasks for today.

English task:

Along with the Tudor knowledge you have develop over the last two English tasks, I would like you to do research on one of the following Tudor Monarchs.



Complete the worksheets included within each pack.

Science task:

Watch the video in the link below:

Think about what was happening during the video. Now can you recognise when reversible and irreversible change occurs?

Complete the following worksheets which are focused on melting and freezing.

Changes Made By Melting And Freezing

Next, I would like you to predict whether the following processes are reversible or irreversible. The worksheet asks you to test the different processes, for your safety, only do this if you have an adult with you. For the last three questions (a, b and c) you just have to answer the questions, do not try these at home or anywhere.

Reversible or Irreversible changes


Finally, I would like you to try out our breathing technique of the day. Take your time with this and enjoy.

Rainbow breaths

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and a nice rest during the next week.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr. Craig

Year 5 Home Learning – Thursday 21st May

Good morning Year 5.

Here is your home learning for today.

Maths task:

I would like you to complete the following Maths investigation. This is a ‘fractions of amounts’ investigation, make sure you read it carefully.

fractions-of-amounts-investigation INCLUDING ANSWERS

English task:

Today I would like you to complete another ‘Terrible Tudors’ comprehension, this will also help you with tomorrow’s task.

The terrible tudors

The terrible tudors ANSWERS


Please find below another breathing technique you can use throughout today to rest your mind and calm your thoughts.

Wave breaths


I hope you had a go at creating your own exercise circuit yesterday. If you were struggling for inspiration, here are a collection of exercises you can use when creating your own circuit training. Try again and have fun!

Remember to always do exercise in a safe environment with adult supervision.

Fitness Lesson 4 Circuit Training Circuit Cards

Take care,

Mr. Craig


Year 5 Home Learning – Wednesday 20th May

Hello Year 5.

I hope you are all well.

Here is your home learning for today.

Maths task:

Today, I would like you to complete the following word problems. You will have to use the knowledge you have developed from the previous work tasks to complete these working with fractions of amounts.

Fraction of amounts problems

Fraction of amounts problems ANSWERS

English task:

Using your knowledge from our Tudor topic and reading the comprehension, answer the following questions all about the History of the Tudor time period.



As part of our mindfulness challenge this week, follow the instructions below and try my ‘Sun Breaths’. I really hope you have all taken some time for yourselves to switch your minds off and relax this week, using these breathing techniques.

Sun breaths


I would like you to create your own exercise workout. This could be using the space around you (sensibly and safely) to make your own circuit training lesson. You could create something similar to the type of circuit training we have done in PE at school.

Make sure you stay safe at all times and ask for an adult to help you and check over your exercises before you begin.

Remember to warm up and take your pulse before, during and after your workout.

Why not comment below about the types of exercises you have been doing and I’ll try them out myself. Enjoy Year 5!


Take care,

Mr. Craig.


Year 5 Home Learning – Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Year 5.

Here are your home learning tasks for today.

Maths task:

I would like you to use the skills that you developed yesterday. Today we are calculating fractions of money. There are three different worksheets, each is more challenging than the last. You don’t have to complete all three sheets but I would like you to really push yourself with the more challenging work.

Helpful hint: You must convert the money into pence. For example £4 must be changed to 400 pence before you find the fraction of the amount.

1/4 of £4


1/4 of 400p

Remember the rule from yesterday – divide by the denominator and multiply by the numerator.

400 divided by 4 = 100

100 multiplied by 1 = 100

Answer = 100 pence or £1.

fractions-of-money INCLUDING ANSWERS

English task:

Following on from yesterday’s task, I would like you to complete the following questions and finish my story. I have included a success criteria so you have some guidelines to add into your writing.

Explorer 2

Success criteria


Using ‘Butterfly Breaths’ below, try to have a calm moment throughout today. It may feel funny to begin with but once you really concentrate on your breathing, you’ll soon feel renewed and relaxed.

Butterfly breaths


Measuring your pulse is important to help you understand how hard your body is working while exercising. Here is a guide to completing this task.

Fitness Lesson 2 How To Take Your Pulse Information Sheet

It is important to measure your pulse before and at the end of an activity, and finally after your cool down. Make sure you record your results in a table.

Take care everyone,

Mr. Craig