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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Monday 1st February 2021

Good morning everyone.

Please find today's learning attached below. Once you have completed your daily activities you will need to photograph your work and email it to me. My email address is:


Key Stage 2 teachers need your help!


Hello KS2,

The current lockdown has been a difficult time for everyone. So, to help in a small way and to put a smile on your faces we thought that it would be nice to put together a video for all the children at Seal Primary school. It is a video, which we hope will provide a motivational message to everyone and one which will give you the opportunity to support each other.

For this video, we want every child in KS2 to create a motivational poster (I have attached some examples below). These posters should send messages of support, hope and they can wish everyone well. Once we have received all the messages we will put them into a music video.

We would like you to take your time over your posters and to show great pride in your work. Make your posters bold and colourful and you can use an art media of your choice, from pencil to paint to collage. We would recommend that you first plan your ideas before eventually creating your final piece of work.


IMPORTANT: When taking a picture of your work you must check that the image is clear and that we can read your message. Please do not show a photographic image of yourself in the picture. If you do, we will not be able to use your artwork.


Here are some examples of possible messages:





Please complete your poster, photograph it and send your image to your class teacher by Friday 5th February 2021.

If you have any questions please ask your class teacher.


Today's Activities:

9:00-9:30 Exercise and Wellbeing

Please choose one or more of the following links:

Joe Wicks workout – on this page there are a series of short workouts for children. Choose one or more workouts.

Cosmic yoga 

Fun Exercise









9:30-10:00 Guided Reading

Each day, as well as including the text for you to read, I am also including the audio recording of the chapter. You should only use this is you feel you need support to develop your understanding of the text and/or to support you with your reading.


Know (understanding)

LO: To understand strategies for retrieving information from a text.

SC1. I can explain what retrieval means in guided reading.

SC2. I can consider strategies for retrieving information.

SC3. I can retrieve information.


In the dictionary, the word retrieval is defined as the process of obtaining or extracting information or material”. When retrieving in reading, we are finding key details or information in the text and extracting them. Whenever we read, we retrieve. All reading depends on retrieval. Retrieval must be developed before many other reading skills. For instance, you cannot make an inference without first being able to retrieve information.

Retrieval Skills

A key misconception is that you simply pluck an answer from the air. To be able to retrieve information you must use the text. Strategies that you can use to help retrieve information include:

Skim to get the gist:

Skimming is an important skill. If you can skim the text to get the gist, you can cut down on the possible locations of the text you are looking for and this makes the task easier.

Identify and scan for key words methodically:

Scanning is crucial for effective retrieval. When searching for a key word, do not take the grasping at straws approach and struggle to locate the information. Instead, you must scan methodically and you will be much more likely to find what you are looking for.

Use organisational features:

Organisational features are included in texts to make them easier to read. It is important to read everything on a page, from the title, to the introduction, to captions, subheadings and diagrams. These organisational devices are used by the author to help you find information.

Please watch today’s video on how to retrieve information.



Story catch-up:

The Baudelaire children have gone over to the home of Justice Straus. They are using her library to try and discover why Count Olaf needs them to take part in their play and why he has also involved Justice Strauss.


Group one – page 88-92

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:







In this part of the text, we find the hook handed man has come to retrieve the children from the home of Justice Strauss. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) Find the expression that shows Klaus felt as if he would never find the answer to his problem.

2) What was the name of the book Klaus was reading?

3) What name did the hook handed man call Klaus?

4) Which word describes how Klaus looked around the library?


Group two – page-90-92

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:



In this part of the text, we find the hook handed man has come to retrieve the children from the home of Justice Strauss. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) Which word describes how Klaus looked around the library?

2) Where did Klaus hide the book?


To help you with your reading I have attached the audio for today’s lesson. For today’s lesson, you only need listen from 5 minutes and 39 seconds until the end of the recording.



10:00-10:15 Weekly Spelling Rule

Each week we are going to focus on a new spelling rule. To help you learn this new rule I would like oyu to login to SpellingFrame daily and try some of the free activities, which are linked the spelling rule you are learning. To access the spelling rule you will simply need to:

1) Click on this link to take you straight to the web page - SpellingFrame

2) Click on Year 5 and 6

3) Choose the rule you are focussing on e.g. Spelling Rule 39

4) Click Play to access some activities - Pease note that not all the activities are free. Some require a subscription.

5) You can also click on view words and print words to see the words you will be focussing on for that week.

6) Click on "segment cards" to allow you to practice the words and spelling rule.

7) There is also one free game you can play to help you learn the spellings.

8) On a Friday, click on test and record your results.


This week I would like you to practice:

Spelling Rule 39 – Words ending in – ant, ance/-ancy, ent, ence/-ency


Please note that if you find these spellings difficult then you may look at a different year groups spelling rules and try one of those as part of your weekly spelling task. 


10:15-11:00 Maths

L.O: To understand the steps required to divide when there is a remainder (3- and 4-digit ÷ 1-digit)
SC1: I can use the bus-stop method
SC2: I can understand not all numbers are perfectly divisible
SC3: I can recognise a remainder is left
SC4: I can answer the questions

Watch the tutorial video below.



Answer the questions in Maths Ppt - Monday 1st Feb.

Mark your work using Maths Answers - Monday 1st Feb.



11:00-11:15 Break


11:15-12:30 English

Know (understanding)

LO: To understand how to use parenthesis in my writing

SC1. I can explain what parenthesis means.

SC2. I can consider how to use commas, brackets and dashes when adding detail to a sentence.

SC3. I can apply my knowledge.


Today, we are going to look at a new skill – using parenthesis .

Parenthesis is a word, phrase, or clause inserted into a sentence to add extra information. When a parenthesis is removed, the sentence still makes sense on its own.

Task One

Watch the short video, which will help you to understand what parenthesis is. Click on the link:


Task Two

To show this extra information we surround it with brackets, dashes or commas.

Watch the following short videos to help you understand how to use brackets, dashes and commas. Click on each of the three links:


Dashes (focus on the dashes and not the hyphens)



Task Three

Now watch the recap of what parenthesis is and how to use commas, dashes and brackets:




Task Four

Watch the video I have created. It will help you to understand today’s challenges.



You will need to open one or more of the attached parenthesis sheets and then complete the questions.

Challenge Level

You must complete one of the following:

Mild – Complete worksheet one.

Spicy – Complete worksheet two.

Hot - Complete worksheet three

If you want to really challenge yourself then I would like you to also try:

Superstar Challenge – give full written answers and justify your ideas.


12:30-1:30 Lunch


1:30-2:45 Geography

L.O. To understand the process of the water cycle
SC1: I can identify the main phases
SC2: I can consider the importance of each stage
SC3: I can explore the water cycle on a small scale

Task 1: Watch the video below. Use the resource 'Water Cycle Labelling' as you watch.



Task 2: Writing - What impact do you think removing one of the phases would have? For example, what might happen if water did not evaporate?

Task 3: Watch the video below. Try to recreate it at home - we might not have much Sun so the process may take longer! Write down your observations and how it links to the Water Cycle.




2:45-3:00 Forest School



3:00-3:15 TTRockstars

Test your timetable skills each day.

3:15-3:30 Story Time

Enjoy the story “The haunting of Aveline Jones”, read to you by your class teacher.




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