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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 12th May 2020















Dear Kingfishers,

I hope you are all doing really well and have started thinking about what you would like to grow as part of your new challenge. I remember when I was very young, I planted an ice-lolly stick in my garden because I was desperate to grow my own ice-lolly tree! 

Today in English, we are starting Jack and the Beanstalk by the Brothers Grimm-there is a copy of the text, I've also recorded a version read aloud-if you prefer, there is a tutorial for it and a detailed writing checklist-make sure you use the resources provided. 

Remember to send me all your work so I can see how you are doing and provide you with feedback. Fantastic work will be celebrated on our celebration page. 

Have a lovely day,

Miss Stuart

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



Lesson 14 – Fractions – Add and Subtract Fractions (Different denominators)

LO: To add and subtract fractions.

SC1. I can identify different denominators.

SC2. I can find a common denominator.

SC3. I can simplify my answers if required.


Yesterday, we began to look at adding and subtracting fractions which had the same denominator. Today, we will be adding and subtracting fractions which have different denominators. For example:

 2/5 + 5/10 =

To solve this problem you must find the common denominator. In this example you will use your knowledge of times tables to help you recognise that both denominators are multiples of 5 and that the common denominator is 10. So:

2/5 x 2 = 4/10  

So now we have the number sentence:  4/10 + 5/10  = 9/10

Watch the following video (you only need to watch the video up to 2 minutes):



We are also looking at subtracting fractions which have different denominators.

Just like when we are adding fractions, it is easier if we find a common denominator. For example:

7/9 - 1/3 =

We can see the denominators are different, so we need to find a common denominator. Using our times tables knowledge we know that they are both multiples of 3 and the common denominator is 9. So:

1/3 x 3 = 3/9

So now we have the number sentence: 7/9 - 3/9 = 4/9

Watch the following video (start the video from 1 minute and 35 seconds):



Today, I would like you to answer the questions you will find on the worksheets attached below. You will find the answer attached to the end of the sheets so you can self-mark.

Challenge Questions

There are challenge questions on today’s PowerPoint. Answers are at the end of the PowerPoint.


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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.


Break time/snack time


L.O: I can show detailed description

Success criteria: (show: applying)

1)      I can show the character’s thoughts and feelings towards the events

2)      I can use imagery

3)      I can use inferred meaning


Read the text Jack and the Beanstalk pages 1-3 (on the webpage) or listen to the same part of the story read by Miss Stuart, also on the website.


1)      What impression do you get of Jack from the first three pages?

Give evidence from the text to support your arguments.

2)      Why is ‘RIGHT UP INTO THE VERY SKY’ written in capital letters? What affect does it have on the reader?

3)      Find and copy a word that shows Jack is pleased with the deal he has done.


Task: To write the events on pages 1-3 from Jack’s perspective, showing his thoughts and feelings towards the events. Include imagery and if possible inferred meaning (show not tell.) Aim for a page of quality writing.



Please look at the detailed checklist on the webpage to help you with this task below.





Mrs Brocker’s well-being lesson


L.O: I understand the characteristic of anger (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

1)      I understand what anger is

2)      I can understand different responses to anger

3)      I can represent different responses to anger from pictures and symbols


Read through Mrs Brocker’s well-being activity sheet on the website and complete the tasks given.




Well-being-choose an activity of your choice, for example: reading, drawing, taking a walk, play a game, listen to music




Story time

Listen to and enjoy the story ‘The House with Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson. Each day Mrs Wooliscroft and I will take it in turns to read a chapter of the book to you.

The story is also available on the tab on the left.

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