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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Monday 11th January 2021

Good morning Woodpeckers,

I hope you are all doing really well.

This week we are continuing with algebra in maths and The Giant's Necklace in English. See the timetable and tutorials below. 

Remember to send me your work once it is complete so I can see how well you are doing and give you feedback. Some excellent pieces of work will be put on our celebration page. I have been really impressed with the high standard of work being sent so far-keep it up. 


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Have a lovely day,

Sending you the best of best wishes,

Miss Stuart 




Arithmetic: Please complete challenge 1 or challenge 2. Remember to use the efficient strategies you have been taught in class. Once completed check your answers on the answer sheet provided.

Extension: Play TT Rockstar or Hit the Button



L.O: To show my understanding of simplifying expressions (show: applying)

Success criteria:

  1. I can identify like terms
  2. I can collect like terms
  3. I can explain to others how to collect like terms


Today we are going to consolidate our understanding of collecting like terms.


  1. Watch the tutorial on collecting like terms-a review
  2. Read through the PowerPoint on collecting like terms and answer the differentiated questions on collecting like terms (three stars is the hardest.)
  3. If you would like to keep practising collecting like terms try the following

The link is on our web page.


Top tips:

  • Remember only group things together if they are the same
  • Look carefully to see if the operation is adding or subtracting
  • When two letters are next to each other it doesn’t matter which way round it is written, for example: 2ab is the same as 2ba.


The answers are included on the PowerPoint so you can self-mark.







11:00- 12:30

L.O: I can understand the perfect form of verbs (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can understand how perfect verb forms are constructed
  2. I can use perfect verb forms in my writing to show the relationship of time and cause
  3. I can explain what a perfect verb form is


L.O: To show the perfect form of verbs (show: applying)

Success criteria:

  1.  I can use perfect verb forms in my writing to show the relationship of time and cause
  2.  I can explain what a perfect verb form is
  1.  I can evaluate my use of perfect form of verbs in my writing



  1. To read The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo pages 25 and page 26 up to ‘…and began to climb up towards the light.’ Please don’t read any further.
  2. To answer the following questions based on pages 25
  • Why did the old man not reply to Cherry?
  • Can you explain why Cherry ‘felt a strange affinity’ with the two men?
  • What can you infer from the line ‘shall I take her up like I usually do?’
  • Find a copy a phrase that shows the journey wasn’t an easy one.
  • Give evidence from the text to show the characteristics the young man displays on this page.

Main task: To write a letter home as Cherry, explaining what has happened to you since you were left on the beach on your own, using the past perfect tense.

Please watch the tutorial on the past perfect tense and read through the checklist/writing frame first to help you.

Write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria








12:30- 1:30




L.O: To show my understanding of tectonic plates (show: applying)

Success criteria:

  1. I can illustrate my understanding of tectonic plates
  2. I can consider my layout and presentation
  3. I can use scientific language


Present what you have learnt about tectonic plates from the previous session to

an audience who don't know anything about them. You can chose how you wish

to present your learning. For example you could: do a PowerPoint, write a scientific report, draw diagrams and illustrate them or create a quiz. 

Remember to:

  • use headings and sub-heading
  • consider the best way to present your learning
  • give clear explanations in your own words
  • use scientific vocabulary and give definition
  • aim to be the best you can be (article 6) 













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