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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Thursday 21st January 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:

hknipe@seal.kent.sch.uk

Today's Activities:

9:00-9:30 Exercise

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 how inference is used to engage the reader.

SC1. I can explain what inference means.

SC2. I can find examples of inference.

SC3. I can explain why an author might wish the reader to use the skill of inference.

 

Group one – page 18-25

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:

Elaborately

Dilapidated

Gesturing

Tattered

In this part of the text, the children meet Count Olaf for the first time. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) Find examples from the section of the text of alliteration. Why do you think an author uses alliteration in their stories?

2) Why do you think the author chose to make the children think they were staying at the home of Justice Strauss before discovering that they were actually staying at the old, run-down house next door? How does this fit with the overall mood of the story?

3) What does the author mean when he says Count Olaf turned “with a glint in his eye like an angry dog”?

4) Why would the children think that Count Olaf was watching them “even when he wasn’t nearby”? How do you think the children feel about their new life and home?

 

Group two –page 22-25

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:

Gloom

Sternly

Despair

In this part of the text, the children meet Count Olaf for the first time. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) What does the author mean when he says Count Olaf turned “with a glint in his eye like an angry dog”?

2) Why would the children think that Count Olaf was watching them “even when he wasn’t nearby”? How do you think the children feel about their new life and home?

 

Guided Reading task:

Create a character description of Count Olaf. You can create a mind map and it would be great to see some of drawings of him as well. Use the text to support your ideas.

 

To help you with your reading I have attached the audio for today’s lesson. This audio is for all of chapter one, so for today’s lesson you only need to listen from 7 minutes and 41 seconds to 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 37

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 37 - words ending in "cious" or "tious"

 

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

 

11:00-11:15 Break

 

11:15-12:30 English

Show (applying)

LO: To consider the features and actions of a character.

SC1. I can consider what my character looks like.

SC2. I can consider what clothes my character is wearing.

SC3. I can consider how my character behaves.

 

Over the last few lessons, you have learnt how to develop your description of a character. Today, you will be planning your own character. This character will be a new member of Count Olaf’s troupe. The character will need to be unusual and they will need to have their own unique personality. When thinking about the character you can use the images of some of the current members of the Count Olaf’s troupe to inspire you.