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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Monday 1st June

Good morning Year 5,

I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are ready to start learning once again.

This term, Miss Stuart will be returning to class and she will be teaching Year 6 and I (Mr Cook) will be planning your weekly lessons. From today, if you have any questions or concerns about what you are learning then you will need to contact me directly at:

I am really excited to announce the start Challenge 8 – to create a “puppet show”. I think that this will not only be a great opportunity to have fun and be creative but to also a chance for some amazing script writing in your English lessons.

Have a great day.

Mr Cook





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


Challenge 8- To create a puppet show

Please watch the challenge 8 video from Mrs Mitchell and Miss Fermor:



Task: create a mind map for challenge 8

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 8 Monday 1st June 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

10:40- 12:00


L.O: I can show how the characters would interact (show: applying)        

      Success criteria

1.      I can set the scene

2.      I can show the language the characters would use

3.      I can use stage directions accurately

Read the text The Golden Children by The Brothers Grimm pages 1-3 (on the webpage) or listen to the same part of the story read by Miss Stuart if you prefer (video at the bottom of the class page).


1)      Find and copy the word that shows their house isn’t nice.

2)      How do you think the man felt to pull out the fish for a second time? Explain your answer using evidence to support your arguments.

3)      Can you explain what the fish means when he says ‘I am fated to fall into your hands?’


Task: To change this part of the story into a script.

Please look at the tutorial video (attached at the bottom of the page) and the detailed checklist on the webpage to help you. Change it into a script, as mentioned in the checklist-start by setting the scene. As much as possible, change what the characters have said in the story into your own words but keep the meaning as close as possible. Feel free to type your script if you prefer. 

Aim for a page of quality writing.

At the end of your writing please write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria-like you do in class.

12:00- 1:00


1:00- 2:10

Challenge 8-

L.O: I understand how there are different types of puppets and how they work

(know: understanding)

Success criteria:

1)      I can share what I already know about puppets

2)      I can understand how different puppets move

3)      I can consider the type of puppets I would like for my show



1)      Watch the video clips attached at the bottom of the webpage and read the PowerPoint.

2)      Which type of puppet do you think will be best for your puppet show? Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of puppet for your show

3)      Write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria


Key vocabulary:

Marionettes, shadow puppets, glove puppets, road puppets, entertainment, performance

2:10- 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.







See the source image
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.


Please find the text for today read aloud below. 




Tutorial-How to write a script for The Golden Children










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