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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Monday 25th January 2021

Good morning Woodpeckers, 

I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.

Please find the timetable for today's learning below. 

This week in maths we are starting ratio.

In English we are continuing with the Just So Stories and basing our guided reading and writing on them. 

Please send all your work once it is complete so I can send feedback and put some fantastic pieces on our class celebration page. I can't wait to see what you produce this week. 

Remember our zoom call at 8:45am today, Miss Barnes and I are looking forward to seeing you there. 

See you soon,

Miss Stuart





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



L.O: To understand ratio (know: understand)

Success criteria:

  1. I can explain what ratio is and what it means
  2. I understand how to write ratio statements
  3. I understand how to use multiplication and division facts to calculate alternative ratio statements


Today we are going to start learning about ratio.

Watch the tutorial on ratio

Watch th BBC video clip on ratio

Read through the PowerPoint on ratio

Task: To answer the ratio questions-they are differentiated question sheets so

select the questions sheet you want to complete-please don’t do all the sheets.

The answers are at the end, so please mark your work and let me know how you









L.O: To show my understanding of reported speech

       Success criteria: (show: applying)

  1. I understand the purpose of reported speech and how it is formed
  2. I can change direct speech into reported speech
  3. I can explain how to change direct speech into

reported speech


Overview: Over the two weeks we are reading the ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling. The final outcome will be to write your own original story of how an animal got its…in the style of the author. The stories will be made into a Federation eBook so you can all read each other’s stories. 


Read The Beginning of Armadillos by Rudyard Kipling or listen to the story being read below.

Reading focus: Retrieval



Answer the following questions:

  1. What advice did the mother give her son the Painted Jaguar about the hedgehog and the tortoise?
  2. Why did the Painted Jaguar get confused about the hedgehog and the tortoise?
  3. How had the hedgehog and the tortoise changed by the end of the story? Why?
  4. What characteristic do you think the Painted Jaguar showed in the story? Use evidence from the text to support your reasoning.


Task: To write a letter to the world, using reported speech explaining what has happened in the story-how the armadillos came to be. Choose the character you want to write from (the Painted Jaguar, the Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog or Slow-Solid Tortoise.)

Watch the tutorial and read through the checklist to help you.

Aim for a page of quality writing. You can type your letter if you prefer.

Evaluate your writing against the success criteria. 














L.O: To understand evolution (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can understand what evolution is and how it works
  2. I can develop an understanding of the development of evolutionary ideas and theories over time
  3. I can understand that adaptation and evolution is not a uniform process for all living things


This week we are learning about evolution.

National curriculum science:

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution


Today we are learning about how Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace developed their ideas on evolution.

Tasks: First watch the BBC Bitesize clip on ‘What is Evolution?’ It is also on the tab on the left.


Now watch the following videos and make notes in your own words.



























Collecitve worship


Well-being session with Mrs Brocker on resilience

Please watch the video clip from Mrs Brocker. 



Mrs Brocker has asked you to please read through section 7-14 on the attachment below. Write a short example for each. 



Story time




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