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Tuesday 12th May 2020


Good afternoon 6B, 


I hope you and your families are safe and well and that you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! The weather was glorious thank goodness, albeit a little grey on Sunday! 


Okay you've got me. I hold my hands up...the SATs tests - as you have discovered - are not the real things. I hope you weren't mad at me for too long and were able to see the funny side of the spelling test yesterday smiley. I have LOVED looking at all the videos your parents have sent me of you looking perplexed: I have to also say a huge thank you to your parents for helping put together and administer the tests in the best way possible! Now, whilst these may not be the real thing, I don't want this to underestimate just how proud I am of all you've achieved this year: I have no doubt in my mind that you all would have absolutely smashed the real 2020 SATs papers. There are a couple more 'troll SATs papers' (as Akhil called them!) left for the week and you will find them all under the SATs page. 


Now, I have a riddle for you. I saw it the other day that I thought was incredibly clever. If you get a chance, have a go and send me your answer...let's see if anybody can crack it:

What 9 letter word, still remains a word each time you remove one of its letters? 

Hint: It is a real word and not a trick like some of my other riddles! 


I am also going to quickly take this opportunity to remind you all of your online and social media responsibilities. Now, more than ever, is the time to show kindness and respect towards one-another - especially pieces of home-learning or independent projects. Stick together 6B; it is what you do best. 


Stay safe and look after each other. 


Best wishes to all, 


Mr Blakeman 



Tuesday 5th May 2020


Good morning 6B, 


I hope that you and your families are still safe and well and that you had a lovely weekend.


Firstly, apologies for not updating my blog yesterday; I was in school and did not have an opportunity to do so. 


This week's home learning has all been updated on the website and you can find each piece by looking at the relevant pages. In English, we are going to be looking at Doors and their various possibilities, such what may lay behind them. You have the opportunity to design your own unique door, write poetry and also look at some idioms that we use in conversation. If you need any help whatsoever, you know you can always email me and I will do the best I can to help you. 


It is not going to be a long update today, but I did want to share with you a core workout video that Jack has created for us: you may want to use it as an alternative to Joe Wicks! I am not sure I will make it look as easy as Jack, but I am going to try and complete it every morning to get the day started. You can find the video posted below smiley


Stay safe and look after one another. 


Best wishes to all, 


Mr Blakeman 




Friday 1st May 2020


Good afternoon 6B, 


I hope you and your families are all safe and well and that you have had another lovely week of home-learning. 


Wow. I cannot believe that May has arrived already! It seems like only yesterday we were having our first few weeks together in 6B back in September. You have all achieved so much in this time and I am incredibly proud of all of you and how you are handling and dealing with the current home-learning situation.


I have a had a great week and it was so so lovely to see Dan, Ellie and Sam when I went into school on Tuesday. Here's a photo of me wearing my absolute favourite shirt and having some lunch with Alfie! 


The pieces of home-learning that have been sent to me this week have been outstanding to say the least. I have been overwhelmed by the quality of what you are producing, whether it be English, maths or an artistic piece. It was fantastic to learn so much about the chosen history topics that Tillie, Jocelyn, Patrick and Hetta amongst others sent me. They were all so informative and clearly laid out. I also thoroughly enjoyed studying Toren's science piece on the digestive system, with an accompanying detailed diagram that helped to illustrate his understanding. Thank you also to Akhil, Leo, Finn, Esme, Zara and Emily for your exceptional stories on our recent Lifted topic. Whether you chose to retell or create your own narrative, they were wonderfully composed. And to top it all off, it has been great to see all the fantastic foundation and extra curricular pieces of learning taking place from Daniel (tin-foil octopus), Alex (Desert Island model), Jess (Droctopus creature model), Vanesa (baking cakes) and Jack (learning how to backflip!). All of these pieces have put a huge smile on my face, as did seeing you all in our Zoom call today laugh!


I hope you all have a lovely weekend and fingers crossed the weather brightens up a little! 


Stay safe and look after one another, 


Mr Blakeman 

Monday 27th April 2020


Good morning 6B,


I hope you and your families are safe and well that you all had a lovely weekend. 


I spent this weekend catching up on some Netflix shows that I've been meaning to watch and also making the most of the sunshine before it disappeared, which it looks to have done today! I also queued for our weekly Sainsbury's shop for 45 minutes! Thankfully, we managed to get everything we needed smiley


Last Friday I was lucky enough to get to go into school to teach those children who come in due to their parents being key workers. It was lovely to see some familiar faces and it was great to work next to Miss Simpson again after such a long time of only seeing each other through the computer screen! As a group, we completed our English stories and also engaged with some maths puzzles before spending the afternoon in the sun. 


Below, you will see that I've placed some pieces of home-learning that particularly stood out from last week. If you have an opportunity to do so, it would be great to have a read through of each. There are a couple of examples of history and also English stories and just like we would in class, it's always a great idea to share and magpie ideas from one another smiley


I am looking forward to being back in school tomorrow and also excited to see what this week will bring. I cannot wait to see all the lovely pieces of home-learning you'll be sending me as the week progresses. 


Stay safe and look after each other. 


Best wishes to all, 


Mr Blakeman 

Thursday 23rd April 2020


Good afternoon 6B,


I hope that you and your families are all safe and well and that you are enjoying getting back into the swing of things this week. 


I thought I would update my blog today as I'm in school tomorrow, which means I might not get a chance to do so. I just wanted to say how proud I am of each of you for engaging with this week's home learning activities. I know it must have been tricky after the Easter break, but I do honestly appreciate all the hard work, commitment and perseverance you are showing each and every day. Alongside all your hard work, I also hope you have been finding the time to get plenty of exercise and fresh air and are making the most of the wonderful weather we are being treated to at the moment! 


I have loved looking at the Island designs you've been sending over, especially Lucy's, which covered so many different terrains! I also want to say well done to all of those who have been diligently planning your English pieces - special mention to Toren and Zara for ensuring their plans included everything they possibly could to help write a successful piece. It was also lovely to see some exceptional pieces of art from Daniel and Zoe and a huge thank you to Tillie for teaching me some new geography facts about Hawaii! And I couldn't possibly forget watching Joe send a parachuted teddy flying from his window! Rest assured, no teddies were harmed in the making of that video....I think smiley.


I thought you might like to know that I have been keeping in constant contact with Mrs Razzell! We had a Zoom call yesterday where we had a fantastic catch up, filled with lots of laughter smiley. I have a message from Mrs Razzell to all of you with pictures showing what she has been up to! 



"Hey guys! I hope you are all OK and having a great time with your families. Thought I would share with you what I have been doing. I have spent a long time in my garden: weeding and planting new seeds and plants. Also, I have been making things for my grandson! It was 'space week' last week so I made him a solar system and an alien space ship with an alien called Freth. I am now in the process of writing a book to go with it. Keep up the good work and those great smiles laugh."

Mrs Razzell



As always, stay safe and look after one another. 


Best wishes to all, 


Mr Blakeman 

Monday 20th April 2020


Good morning 6B, 


I hope that you and your families are all safe and well. 


I also hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter break. It was lovely to hear from some of you, telling me all about what you have been up to. As you can see - alongside battling with a 3D globe puzzle - I spent some of my time doing Easter baking! These were chocolate brownies with Kinder Bueno put on top. They were absolutely delicious (if I do say so myself) and they did not hang around for very long! 


Now, onto the new learning week. All the new home learning tasks are set out on the website under the different subject pages. In English, there is an alien writing activity called 'Lifted', where you have the opportunity to write a recount of the story (a bit like we did for Alma) or you can write about an alien abduction/encounter. I have provided a WAGOLL for that style of writing titled 'Alien Encounter WAGOLL', which you are more than welcome to magpie ideas from. 


Maths tasks are where they usually are, under your teacher's name and there are new activities for topic also. Take a look at the geography where you are tasked with designing your own unique island - complete with laws and national anthem!


Remember, if you have any questions whatsoever, do not hesitate to email me! 


Missing you all terribly, 


Mr Blakeman  



Friday 3rd April 2020


Good afternoon 6B, 


I hope you and your families are still all safe and well. 


It was lovely to see so many of you involved with our Zoom chat this afternoon (keep scrolling to see a screenshot). I thoroughly enjoyed catching up and seeing you all again - especially all your pets - and I hope we can arrange another call next week smiley


Well, it is now the Easter holidays! Well done to each and every single one of you for all your hard work and effort over this past school term - especially these last couple of weeks. I know how strange they have been, but you have all shown such maturity towards your home learning and it shows in the pieces you have produced. I have genuinely been overwhelmed by the quality of the learning that has been sent to me and I cannot wait to see what you produce after the Easter the break. Yes...after the Easter break! Enjoy these next couple of weeks - in the safest way possible - and have a fully deserved rest laugh


Well done 6B. You somehow seem to outdo yourselves and make me more proud each and every single day.


Stay safe and look after each other, 


Mr Blakeman 


P.s. The TT Rockstars battle is still ongoing so keep it up! We have almost clinched victory!   




Wednesday 1st April 2020


Hello all smiley,


I had a thought this afternoon that I had seen plenty pictures of you all learning whilst in your lovely homes, but not once had a shared a photo of where I currently am! How rude of me! 


So, here's me answering some one of your emails and making a head start on some of the learning you'll be completing after the Easter break. You may notice the Nintendo Switch to my side, but I assure you that this is strictly for after school hours angel


Stay safe and look out for one another, 


Mr Blakeman 

Wednesday 1st April 2020


Good afternoon 6B,


I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying your second week of home learning! 


Thank you to those of you who have sent me your spelling results this week. All the results were absolutely fantastic and it's great to see you all continuing your excellent scores whilst you're at home- if we were still at school, we would definitely be having our spelling party this week!


Another huge well done to all of those who have logged into TT Rockstars - helping us race into the lead against 6S. Special mention for some of our top-scorers: Toren (7,026), Leo (3,849) and Daniel and Lucy who have both scored over 2000 points each. 6S aren't too far behind and it could all change overnight so let's all continue pulling together to secure the win by Friday evening smiley.


I have already seen some incredible individual pieces of home learning this week. Some absolute stand-outs being Jess' well-organised pulse rate experiment and Tillie's expertly produced volcano interview (featuring Amelie). Also not forgetting the wonderful art from Daniel, the detailed and informative geography poster from Jocelyn and some fabulous origami from Lucy, who has assured me that she will now be taking my enrichment when we return to school smiley


Additionally, I'd like to say thank you for logging into Bofa - attempting and completing the English and maths tests provided. I receive emails once you've attempted one and then I can see how you are all improving once you get a retest. Keep it up 6B; it is lovely to see you all so engaged. 


Best wishes to all of you and your families. Stay safe and look after each other. 


Mr Blakeman 



Have a go at this English/SPaG Emoji Game and see how many you can get! It's really tricky!

30th March 2020 - TT Rockstars update

Friday 27th March 2020


Good morning 6B.


I hope you and your families are all safe and well. 


Wow, so our first week of home learning is almost over! I don't know about you, but it has been quite an adjustment for me - getting used to not seeing you all every day. Thankfully you have been absolute little superstars (as I knew you would be) and kept in touch more than I ever could have imagined. So for that, thank you smiley


I can see just how busy you have all been and I have loved looking at each and every piece of home learning you have sent me over the last few days. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at Toren's and Leo's poster on the different types of volcanoes as well as studying Lucy's and Vanesa's detailed drawings of the heart. And when Jess arranged all the global summits across her garden! Not to mention all the fantastic pieces of English and maths that have been sent my way, especially those from Jocelyn, Akhil, Zara, Dan and Patrick. It is great to see you all applying your skills to your home learning pieces. Even better is that I've also had an insight into all your extra curricular activities, like when Hetta sent me a photo of her reading whilst up a tree or Daniel baking (scones I believe!). Thank you to all of you that have sent me pieces over the last few days; you are showing such maturity and all the qualities you have shown throughout this school year in 6B. 


As an additional request, can I please ask that you are all logging into and making the most of TT Rockstars, SumDog and Spelling Shed as many times a week as possible. They are fantastic resources and readily available to help keep things ticking over until we come back to school. Also, rumours are that a TT Rockstars battle will be commencing this evening and I believe we are unbeaten this year...let's keep it that way!  


This weekend, I will probably be spending some time catching up on some reading, probably rearranging my Pokemon cards and dusting my Rubix cube collection; life isn't the same without being able to watch Chelsea or Crawley Town! I wish you all very happy weekend - whatever it is that you are doing. Do not feel as though you can't email as I will still be checking them regularly mail


Best wishes to all, 


Mr Blakeman 


P.s. let's not forget about Dr Jean! It's a lot easier than Joe Wicks! laugh



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