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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good morning Wonderful Woodpeckers,

How are you all doing today? 

Well done for all the work you have sent so far-it is obvious you are working really hard. Keep up the amazing work. I'm looking forward to sharing more pieces of brilliant work on our class celebration page. 

Please see the timetable below for today's learning. Remember to watch the tutorials and use the checklist to help you. Keep listening to the class story at the end of the day too.

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Have a lovely day.

Best wishes,

Miss Stuart 




Arithmetic: Please complete challenge 1 or challenge 2. Remember to use the efficient strategies you have been taught in class. Once completed check your answers on the answer sheet provided.

Extension: To play TT Rockstar



L.O: To use my knowledge of algebra (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I understand why we remove numbers from one side of the equation
  2. I understand how to do the same to both sides of the equation
  3. I can find the missing value



  1. Watch the algebra tutorial
  2. Watch the bbc bitesize video clip on algebra (on the tab on the left)
  3. Now try the 5 questions using the method shown
  4. Extension: Extra questions are available.


Even if you can work out the answers without using the method shown in the tutorial and on bbc bitesize, please use it showing all the steps, because when algebra becomes more complicated it is important to understand and know how to use this method.


The answers are included so you can self-mark.


I have included extension questions on the web site on this if you would like to do any more. 








11:00- 12:30


L.O: To show my understanding of building tension and pace

(show: applying)

success criteria:

  1. I can use short sentences
  2. I can use deliberate vocabulary choices
  3. I can integrate dialogue to advance the action
  4. I can use internal monologue


To read pages 26-28 of The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo or listen to the story being read.

Answer the questions below:

  1.  ‘The storm had passed and there was scarcely a breath of wind even on the moor.’ Why did Michael Morpurgo chose to end the storm at this point in the story? (page 26) What does it lead the reader to believe?
  2. When did Cherry realise she had died? Give evidence from the text to support your argument.
  3. There are clues in the story that Cherry had already died, look back through the text can you find them? 

Main task: To write an alternative ending to the story. Imagine you are Michael Morpurgo, consider how you could completely change the ending of the story. Watch the tutorial and use the checklist/writing frame to help you.

Plenary: To write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria.











L.O: To understand how fossils are formed (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can explain what I already know
  2. I can ask questions to deepen my understanding
  3. I can make notes from a range of sources in my own words



  • Record everything you already know about fossils and how they are formed
  • List any questions you have about how fossils are formed
  • Watch the videos on how fossils are formed
  • Watch the videos again and make notes in your own words







Extension: To learn about palaeontologists and more about fossils











Story time




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