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Autumn terms Week 1 Timetable of focus areas



I challenge you to create a short stop motion video.  Please use your English lessons this week to complete your story boards. Each scene will be a very basic idea. Have a look at all the ideas and then get creative. Good luck



I would always suggest that you practice some basics before launching it to a full blown stop motion animation video or movie. Items such as setting your stage, lighting , focus and selecting the best stop motion software to suit you are all vital. Once you have mastered these then the below list of stop motion ideas for beginners will help you to get the most fun out of animation.

It can be a little confusing when starting out in the world of stop motion animation. Even if you fully understand the concept of stop motion coming up with good ideas can be a challenge for beginners. This will help to make the best stop motion movies possible.



Look around you. Any object that can be moved can be used to make a stop motion. The below example of an everyday object stop motion shows how the animator simply reached out to a nearby object and created an engaging animation. The set did not need to be created as the object was already sitting in its natural setting ready to go. You can use toys or figurines also which can bring such stop motions to life. This is one of the best stop motion examples of this style.



This is probably one of my favorites. All you need is a whiteboard and some whiteboard colored pens. You can create some very basic stop motion with this method. However if you are a good artist then the sky is the limit as shown be two examples below , one basic and one advanced. The method is open to all ages which make it a great idea for stop motion beginners. Just make sure you secure both your camera and your whiteboard.



This is also a wonderful form of stop motion. It combines a real arts and crafts feel and the stop motion animation approach to great effect. You can either draw shapes or cut images from magazines to create an animated story. It’s a perfect animation form for school use. You will need a clean well lit table top and a camera suspended overhead. Make sure the camera is pointed directly downward and secured. You will need to make some space for you to work under the camera so ensure it is suspended high enough off the table top.  Watch those shadows also by standing clear of the camera when you take your snapshots.  The below is a wonderful example of this approach made by a relative beginner to stop motion.



Probably the most popular method of stop motion among beginners, this is also well with the top 10 stop motion ideas for beginners. You will find millions of lego stop motions or “brickfilms” as they are sometimes called all over Youtube. There is no end to the animation ideas that can be found out there for this particular format. 



The wonderful world of Claymation can never be left out of a top 10 stop motion ideas for beginners by any stretch of the imagination. There are lots of great ideas within the Claymation animation art  form. You don’t have to use armature to create stable characters with which to animate. You can make very simple characters without arms or legs and still have very engaging characters. Think of “Purple and Brown” for example from Aardman. You don’t even need to make characters at all. Simple shapes can be used to morph into other shapes in an artistic and entertaining manner. This is  a great way for beginners to get started. Check out our CLAYMATION ideas here.



Timelapse is in interesting one and quiet different from the others. In this form of stop motion you can simply set your computer / camera to take snapshots and equally spaced intervals over “normally” long period of time to capture things in nature that happen by themselves albeit slowly. Examples are rotting fruit or melting ice.  A nice example is shown here of rotting fruit over 74 days! A picture taken every 40 minutes.



This is more of a method of stop motion rather than a option for beginners. It is however a very easy and widely used form of stop motion that beginners can get really professional results from even at the beginning of their stop motion exploits. One of the best stop motion examples again show here. With all of the above examples don’t forget the importance of adding good animation sound effects.

Storyboard for planning of your stop motion video

English WB 6.7.20

Art - Insect Drawing 6.7.20

Picture News 8.7.20

Year 5 Spoken English Project

The children in year  5 are  tasked with writing and delivering a 3-5 minute talk.  A maximum of 7 mins will be allowed if more than 1 person will be performing the talk.

Please prepare your spoken English project on a topic of your choice.

You will be asked to perform your spoken English talk on zoom on Tuesday 7th July 2020 or Tuesday 14th July 2020. ( depending on when you’re in school)

You will have a maximum of 5  (7 if working in a pair) minutes to deliver your talk. You can use images to support your talk, but please try not to read off a script or PowerPoint. You will be allowed to screen share for your talk to provide images that support your talk.

There is a template sheet to help you prepare and plan  your talk and can be downloaded from the school website.

Public Speaking Tips For Kids – A Checklist

I have listed below the elements the template covers:

  • Topic and Time: Choose something that you are interested in.
  • How long do you have to talk for?
  • Audience: Who will you be talking to and who will be judging.
  • Subject and purpose: What is the aim of your speech – to persuade, inform, entertain, etc. Brainstorm ideas note them down. Note personal stories you can add to make it more interesting.
  • Research: Not just internet, newspapers, magazines, library, family friends etc.
  • Structure: Ask yourself the question – ‘At the end of the speech I would like my audience to…….
  • Beginning: Brief, capture the attention of the audience and establish the subject and purpose of the speech. Don’t just restate the topic. Add your personality and make it unique, many others may be talking on the same topic.
  • Middle: Sets out your ideas, shares your research, includes examples to support your topic. For your time limit work out how many points / paragraphs you can include. Work on having a powerful statement to lead into each new point / paragraph.
  • End: Short statement relating back to the topic and sums up the subject and purpose of the speech. Make it brief, but memorable. Try including a memorable line that the audience can take away with them. Memorise your conclusion, so your last couple of sentences can be delivered with confidence and with full eye contact with the audience.
  • Practice: By yourself first. Time it and edit your content so it first with the time restraints.
  • Palm Cards: Then make palm cards for key points only. Keep cards to a minimum and number them.
  • Dress rehearsal: Practice using palm cards, first by yourself, then either in front of family or even video your self.

Good Luck!

English - Super Hero Project

White Rose Maths Videos WB 29.6.20

White Rose Maths Worksheets and Answers Week 8 WB 29.6.2

Please see  below a link to MC Grammar's youtube page. 


Thank you to Bethan who recommended him during our zoom meeting last week. 


Bethan has been lucky enough to get a mention from him whilst taking part in his live lessons on a Tuesday and Thursday. Lets see if we can get a few more 'Langar shout outs.'


There are plenty of videos to choose from. Lets get rapping!

Home Learning Maths 15.6.20


Please complete the White Rose Maths videos and corresponding worksheets. 


If you finish quickly, there are several extension activities below that you can have a go at. Good Luck!

English 15.6.20

Please complete all the work on Fractions before having a try at the extension tasks. 


The extension tasks are optional. 

English 8.6.20
Please complete the science tasks on the link above. If you manage to complete the experimetns please sent a photo. Have fun!


Please watch the powerpoint and find out all about the Artist : Andy Goldsworthy.


  • Andy Goldsworthy is a naturalist, meaning that all of his art is derived from or related to nature. 
  • Goldsworthy is inspired by all aspects of the natural world, including snowflakes, twigs, icicles, reeds, tree roots, and rocks.


Have a go at creating your own sculpture or piece of work inspired Andy Goldsworthy.  Please take a picture and sent it in. 


Home learning timetable for week commencing 1.06.20

WB 1.6.20

Art   - Monday


How can we use visual texture to add interest to our artwork?

In this lesson, we are going to look at how Vincent van Gogh used visual texture in his sketchbook, then explore pencils and mark-making to enhance our own work.


Art -  Friday. ( or can you continue with your science research : see below)


Optical Illusions and using shading to show form

In this lesson we will look at an Optical Illusion artwork before creating our own. You will learn to shade in to show that an object is three-dimensional.




The private rocket company SpaceX has sent two Nasa astronauts into orbit on Saturday.

It's the first time since the retirement of the shuttles nine years ago that an American crew has made the journey from US territory.

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are not only trialling a new capsule system, they are also initiating a new business model for Nasa.


Watch the launch here:

Visit the Nasa website  ( see below) and explore.  Find something that you want to investigate and research and then produce a poster or model to show your findings.


Be as creative as you want…


Home learning timetable for week commencing 18.05.20

Year 5 Maths for week commencing 18.05.20



This week, I would like you to look at a further skill to add to your talents: perspective drawing. It is one of the skills taken from the content cards and something we would be covering if we were in school.


If you follow the link below to the Bitesized video clips, it shows you how to use objects on the horizon to create perspective in terms of objects in the distance and objects in the foreground.


When you have watched the clip, I would love it if you could produce a piece of work that shows what you have understood. As an additional focus, instead of drawing any piece of art, it would be brilliant if you could show off your perspective art to draw a famous building, linked to the architect, Norman Foster or if this is too challnging, have a go at drawing your house!


Good luck!


Please follow the link below.

Home learning timetable for week commencing 11.05.20

Year 5 maths for week commencing 11.05.20

A change for English this week


For a change of English task this week, I have added a link to The Oak National Academy website.


Here you will find a schedule of lessons for the week. Each schedule has 3 lessons a day. I am only asking you to do the English lessons, which have a more reading focus. You can do the foundation lesson if you wish but that is not the essential lessons I am setting for you.


There are lessons for each day, so I suggest you spend 20 minutes a day practising spelling, and then do the English lesson.


Art lessons and resources


This week I saw a piece of artwork online that has inspired me to set this as a challenge for you. I have also sent it to the rest of the teachers so everyone in school is having a go, and I think it could make an amazing display!


This link takes you to the picture and a news report about it.


Your task is to create a Banksy style picture, thinking about the shading styles you have worked on the last two weeks. My only stipulations or requirements are that you only use pencil, or black, apart from including a red cross, to celebrate our front line workers. Other than that, it is up to you! 


Get your parents to email me your pictures, and have them ready for the Zoom on wednesday!


Happy designing!

DT and RE


Our topic is create, and at this point, we have focused mainly on art so I thought this week we would begin to look at the Design and Technology elements.


I am aware that not everyone will have access to materials to create many projects, so I am choosing to look at the design processes. 


Architecture is very heavily linked to designing and uses lots of skills outlined on our school content cards for years 5 and 6.


In RE, I would like you to research different places of worship, ideally in Nottinghamshire. You can compare them, draw them, research them individually, look at architectural features, whatever you find interesting. 


In DT, I would like you to research the architect Sir Norman Foster. I am leaving this very open, so whatever you find out is independent and different to others in the class. You can choose to focus on one element of his life, of his work, or on an individual building or range of buildings he designed. It is up to you.


For both RE and DT tasks, how you present your information is up to you. You can make a booklet, a PowerPoint, a poster, a quiz, a double page spread. It really is up to you and how in depth you wish to go. Hopefully you will be immersed and could produce a variety of pieces of work!


The tasks I am setting for RE and DT are aimed to keep you busty for the next 2 weeks and over half term, so please to panic and try to cram it all in this week!


As always, please get your parents to email me your tasks when complete, and I will share them on the website!

Home learning timetable for week commencing 04.05.20

Year 6 Maths


Hi everyone. The link below to this week's maths takes you to the White Rose Maths page. It opens up on a fractions sequence, so to get to ratio, you need to click the - symbol and the menu will close to show the weekly dates. 


Click on the + symbol for 'Week 1' 


This is the sequence for Ratio.


Hope this makes sense. Sorry the link is not as precise as I had hoped.


Any problems, drop me an email.


See you Wednesday!




Mr Owen-Jones 

Year 5 Maths for week commencing 04.05.20

Grammar and Punctuation: week commencing 04.05.20


This week, remind yourselves what Modal verbs are; it might be a useful bit of revision that could assist in your writing and should even improve your grammar.

Art Resources


This week's art focus should built on the shading techniques you looked at last week.


The link below is to a Youtube video on techniques that allow you to blend and shade using coloured pencils.


Have a practise...this skill could come in handy for another task this week...

VE Day


This Friday sees the commemoration of VE Day. Mrs Turner has kindly put together a bank of fab ideas to pick and choose from. There are art and DT ideas, as well as resources to look at.


What would be amazing to link it to our art focus, is to choose one of the art pieces, and see if you can apply your newly practised shading and blending skills.


Please email any art or DT you do for VE day so I can upload them to the sharing page of the home learning section!

Year 5 Maths


Year 5 Maths WB: 27.4.20

Hi wonderful Year 5’s, 

I hope you are all happy, healthy and working hard with your maths. 

To access this weeks maths lessons, please click the following link that will take you to the White Rose Maths home learning website and follow the steps below.  There are 5 lessons to complete this week, one for each day. 

I’m really excited to see you all on Wednesday for our Zoom drop in workshop. Your link will be emailed out closer to the time.


Step 1 – Select Week 1 

Step 2 -  Watch the video. Make sure you enlarge the video to the full page. 

Step 3  - Select ‘Get the Activity’. You can print it if you have access to a printer or just write the answers on a piece of paper.

Step 4 – You can self-mark your work with a coloured pen and complete any corrections. Remember there will be some answers that will have multiple answers so your answer might not be on the answer sheet. Don’t Worry!

Please do not spend any longer than 1 hour a day on your maths work. Just do as much as you can. 

Good Luck Guys. Happy maths lessons!


Year 5 Maths - week commencing 27.04.2020

Year 6 Maths

Below I have added the links to the week's maths focuses.


Watch the lesson, have a go at the activities. If you are confident, have a go at the same focus in your revision books.


Remember, you can log into the Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 10am if you need some help.



Grammar for week commencing 27th April


Below is the link to the BBC grammar lesson on Active and Passive verbs.


We have covered this in class so it should be revision.

Art Resources


This term is our Create focus. I have linked the content cards from the school website to show what the year group outcomes for this topic.


Year 5:

Year 6:


This week in Topic work, we are focusing on Art. Specifically, shading techniques.


The following link to Youtube looks at how to create textures through shading and talks about the light source.


Watch the clip and try to practise each method.


Choose your favourite/most confident method and create a creature made of that material you have textured.


Email or blog your finished creatures!


Happy drawing!


Useful links