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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Thursday 4th March 2021

Hello Woodpeckers,

I hope you are doing well. 

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY. In celebration, I am going to make some time to read some of one of my new books. I might also dress up as 'gangsta granny' for the day! I hope you get time to read a great book today too. 

Today make sure you watch the masked reader video below, can you guess which teacher is reading which book?

Please see below for your timetable, text, resources and tutorials-including the extra support tutorials. 

Once you have finished, please send me one of your amazing pieces of work so I can see how you are doing and give you feedback. I al hoping to put some more fantasitc work on our class celebration page. 

Miss Barnes and I are looking forward to seeing you all on the teams call at 8:30am today.


Contact me on:


Have a lovely day,

Miss Stuart 





L.O: To use and apply my knowledge of arithmetic (show: applying)

Success criteria:

1) I can understand which efficient strategies to use

2) I can apply my knowledge of efficient strategies

3) I can explain how to use efficient strategies




1) Play the game Daily 10-Mental Maths Challenge. (See the tab on the left for this game.)

Select the level 1-6, select the area within mental maths you want to improve on, select the amount of time you want to answer each question in (you can switch the timer off if you prefer to make it easier) and then press play.

Level 1 is the easiest and level 6 is the hardest.


2) Play TT Rockstar or Hit the Button



L.O- To understand how to solve problems involving converting times ( hours to minutes) Know: understanding

 Success criteria

1. I can convert between minutes and seconds and vice versa

2. I can order timed events

3. I can solve problems involving times events where I need to convert units


Today we are consolidating our learning from yesterday and beginning to solve more problems involving converting times.


Here is yesterday’s tutorial for you to refer back to if you need to refresh your memory. You only need to start the video from 9minutes 30 seconds as this is the part where  converting minutes to seconds in explained. 



Extra maths support tutorial below:



Next you can choose your challenge below:

Green- converting between minutes and seconds and starting to order these.

Orange- converting between minutes and seconds, order these and calculate differences in time

Red- Converting between minutes and seconds (up to 1 d.p) and start to solve more complex word problems.

Extension: Complete the time investigation challenge below. (See attachments)





L.O: I can show my understanding of figurative language (show: applying)

1) I can use a range of figurative language including hyperbole and allusion

2) I can engage my audience by using cohesive devices, such as fronted adverbials

3) I can explain the effect of figurative language on the reader


Task: To write a letter home retelling the events from one of the character’s perspectives using figurative language.



  1. To read ‘The fifth voyage of Sindbad the sailor text’ in the attachments or listen to a version of the story below. 




Extra support: There is also an easier version of the story provided as an animation if you prefer-watch from




  1. Answer the following questions: (Reading focus: inference)
  1. ‘All the troubles and calamities I had undergone could not cure me of my inclination to make new voyages.’ What can you infer from this first sentence of the story?
  2. What can you infer from the fact Sindbad wanted to have a ship at his own command?
  3. Do you think Sindbad did enough to save the young roc bird? Use evidence from the text to support your answers.
  4. Which characteristics do you think Sindbad displayed in this story? Explain your answer fully using examples from the text to support your arguments.
  5. Do you think Sindbad should have thrown stones at the apes? Explain and justify your reasoning.


  1. Watch the tutorial.




For extra support: Watch the second tutorial.



Challenge 1: To write a letter from Sindbad, using figurative language.

Challenge 2: To write a letter from the old man of the sea using figurative language

Challenge 3: To write a letter from one of the other merchant sailor’s perspectives explaining what has happened and using figurative language throughout including using hyperbole and allusion.


Remember to:

  • Aim for a page of quality writing/you can type your letter if you prefer
  • Use the checklist to help you for a modelled guide
  • Really think about the character you have chosen would want to include in their letter and how they would express themselves.


Extension: Sindbad deserves to be in jail for killing the old man of the sea. Do you agree? List reasons for and against Sindbad being punished.


  1. Write your evaluative comment linked to the success criteria.




Choose one of the five tasks set by Mrs Mitchell and Miss Fermor.



Please see the activities in 'week 2 afternoon challenges' in the attachments below. 


Effective comunication with Miss Coleman





World Book Day

The masked reader-can you guess which teacher is which? 



The big reveal-DON'T watch this first because it contains the answers





Story time




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