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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Monday 11th May 2020

















Dear Kingfishers,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

Today is the start of a new challenge: Challenge 6 How does your garden grow? Please watch the challenge 6 video by Mrs Mitchell and Miss Fermor under 'Curriculum, 2020-A Year of Change, Challenge Page' on the school website. I'm looking forward to hearing about what you are going to grow and seeing your fantastic work through the week. Remember to keep a diary (as mentioned in the video) showing how your vegetable growth over the weeks. 

The class book The House With Chicken Legs is really exciting, make sure you keep listening to it. If you missed any chapters they are still all available under each date. 

As always, I'm just an email way so please send me any questions you have and your work, so I can see how you have done and give you feedback. Brilliant pieces of work will be celebrated on your class celebration page. 

Have a great day,

Miss Stuart




Exercise-Please do the live online Joe Wicks workout (on you-tube) or an exercise of your choice.


Challenge 6- How does your garden grow?


Please watch the challenge 6 video from Mrs Mitchell and Miss Fermor on the school website under curriculum, 2020 A Year of Change, challenge page:


Task: create a mind map for challenge 6

Please include:

a)      What is the task?

Explain what the task is and the purpose of it.

b)      What do I need to know?

List all the things you will need to know to complete this challenge.

c)       What skills will I use?

List all the skills you will need to be able to complete this challenge.

d)      Questions you have about this challenge.

Include drawings and illustrations too for your mind map.    


For more guidance please look at my example on our webpage called ‘Reflective journal example challenge Monday 11th May 2020 ’

Remember to consider your layout and presentation-aim high like you do in your learning journals at school.  I will also be doing this challenge too and keep you posted with photographs etc, don’t forget to send me your photographs of you learning your new skills as well as your journal work.


Break time/snack time

11:00- 12:00


Lesson 13 – Fractions – Add and Subtract Fractions (same denominator)

LO: To add and subtract fractions

SC1. I can identify common denominators.

SC2. I can add and subtract numerators.

SC3. I can simplify a fraction.

Today, we are going to look at how we can add and subtract proper fractions which have a common denominator.

First, we will look at adding fractions with a common denominator. Please watch the following video:



Next, we will look at subtracting fractions with a common denominator. Please watch the following video (you only need to watch up to 1 minute and 34 seconds):



I have also added additional information on adding and subtracting on today’s PowerPoint.

Today, I would like you to answer the questions you will find on the worksheets attached below. The answers are attached at the end of the worksheets for you to self-mark.

Challenge Questions

There are challenge questions on today’s PowerPoint. Answers are at the end of the PowerPoint.


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Mental Maths Challenge

Each day this week I would like you to challenge yourself to a mental maths test.   If you login to the Topmarks website you will find the Daily 10. You can choose the mental maths task of your choice but you must try the same tasks each day. Your aim is get quicker and get as many questions right as possible. You will find instructions on the website:

Daily 10

Please note that you won't need Flash Player for this game.

12- 1:15


1:15- 2:00

Challenge 6-How does your garden grow?

L.O: I understand how plants grow and how photosynthesis works

(know: understanding)

Success criteria:

1)      I can share what I already know about plants and how plants grow

2)      I can collect information from a range of sources

3)      I can record relevant information about how plants grow and the process of photosynthesis



1)      List everything you already know about plants and how they grow-try and use scientific vocabulary you know where possible

2)      Now watch the video clips on the webpage and make notes in your own words-keep your notes because you will need them to create a fact file later in the week.


Key vocabulary:

Carbon dioxide






2:00- 2:30

Well-being activity of your choice-for example: listen to music, take a walk outside (if allowed), play a game, draw, paint, dance, read.




Story time

Listen to and enjoy the story ‘The House with Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson read by Mrs Woolliscroft, the Year 5/6 teacher at Four Elms School and myself. Each day we will take it in turns to read a chapter of the book to you.


The story is also available on the tab on the left.

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