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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Monday 1st February 2021

Hello Woodpeckers,

I hope you had a lovely weekend.


Please find the learning, tutorials, videos and resources below and on the tabs on the left. Remember to use ALL the resources to help you. 

Today you are starting two brand new topics The Arctic and Antarctica and also coding in your afternoon computer experience. I hope you enjoy them. 

Please send your work daily, so I can see how well you are doing and provide feedback. I will put some brilliant pieces of work on our class celebration page. 


WE NEED YOUR HELP WOODPECKERS-we are creating a KS2 video and need you to create a colour poster for it with a positive message that the rest of school can see. For more information please see the attachment below called 'Key Stage 2 teachers need your help.'


Miss Barnes and I are looking forward to seeing you at 8:45 for our zoom chat. 


Best wishes,

Miss Stuart




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

of your choice.



L.O: To show my understanding of how to divide in a given ratio (show: applying)

Success criteria:

  1. I can show how to find missing values by using multiplication and division facts
  2. I can find one part and then I can work out the value of other parts
  3. I can explain how to divide in a given ratio



  • Starter: Play the ratio game online to review equivalent ratio and simplifying ratio on the tab on the left
  • Watch the tutorial: dividing ratio in a given amount- a review



  • Complete challenge 1 or challenge 2 on dividing in a given ratio


The answers are provided, so please self-mark and let me know how you did.




 English and Geography

L.O: To understand key features of The Arctic and Antarctic (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can understand geographical similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctic
  2. I understand historic expeditions that took place to the South Pole
  3. I can use a range of sources to further my understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic, making notes in my own words


Overview: Over the next few weeks will be learning all about The Arctic and Antarctic and presenting our findings to others, including in a holiday brochure.


Task 1: Create a mind map on everything you already know about The Arctic and Antarctic and any questions you have (10 minutes-20 minutes.)-see a modelled example in the attachments on the class web page.  


Task 2: Watch the video on Arctic and Antarctic





Make notes in your own words on the geographical similarities and differences- adding them to your mind map


Today we are going to learn about famous expeditions to Antarctica.

Task 3: Read/listen to the text The Treacherous Race to the South Pole by Evan




 Reading focus: summarising




Answer the following questions.

  • Can you explain in your own words what Scott means by “Our chance still holds good if we can put the work in, but it’s a terribly trying time.”
  • Summarise the similarities and differences between Amundsen and Scott’s expeditions.
  • In your opinion what were the reasons Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole? Use the text to support your arguments.
  • “This is an awful place and terrible enough for us to have laboured to it without the reward of priority.” Summarise in your own words what Scott meant by this.

Task 4: Make notes in your own words from the text The Treacherous Race to the

South Pole -adding them to your mind map.


Task 5: Watch the video clip-The dangerous race for the South Pole





Watch again and make notes-add these to your mind map


In your mind map remember to:

  • use key vocabulary 
  • include dates and facts
  • consider your layout-use as many pages as you need
  • keep your presentation the best it can be (Article 6)
  • include pictures and illustrations

Write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria.  









To understand how to programme using scratch

  1. I can create a sprite (character)
  2. I can create a background
  3. I can programme commands that control the movement of a sprite
  4. I can programme consequences for specific actions

Watch the tutorial to learn how to begin programming using scratch. You will

need to access the website

You can either watch the tutorial and stop it at different points to tackle the task

or watch the whole video and then begin the tasks below.






  1. Create your own sprite and decorate it
  2. Create your own background and change one thing about this
  3. Programme your sprite to left and right when using the appropriate keys
  4. Programme the sprite to say something once it touches a colour

I have added a helpful hints resources below to also help you.

Extension: Have a go at the skating penguins activity-in the attachments below.   








Rights Respecting





Story time





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