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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 19th 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:

Today's Activities:

9:00-9:30 Exercise and Wellbeing

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 6 – 10

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:





In this part of the text, we meet Mr Poe and he tells the children the terrible news about their parents. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) Mr Poe is described as always coughing. Why do you think this is a memorable character trait?

2) Why do you think Violet thought that Mr Poe was playing a terrible joke on them?

3) Klaus knew what the word “perished” meant but he was “having trouble understanding”. What do you think the author means?

4) What does Klaus’s reaction to no being able to read all of the books tell you about his personality?

5) What can you infer about Violet seeing Mr Poe as the “executioner”?


Group two – page 8-10

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:



In this part of the text, we meet Mr Poe and he tells the children the terrible news about their parents. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) Why do you think Violet thought that Mr Poe was playing a terrible joke on them?

2) What can you infer about Violet seeing Mr Poe as the “executioner”?


Guided Reading Task:

Make a prediction about what could now happen to the children. The author at the start of the chapter said that this story does not have a happy conclusion. What do you think happens?

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 5 minutes and 35 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

Show (applying)
LO: To interpret multi-step multiplication problems

SC1: I can identify key information
SC2: I know which operation to use to solve the problem
SC3: I can use the compact calculation method
SC4: I can answer the question.

Today you are continuing to use formal written methods to solve multiplication word problems. You will need to identify the information you need to use and complete the calculation. You will be using multiplication in context so it is important you understand what your answer is representing. Some of the word problems today are 2-step - this means you will need to do more than one calculation. You may need to add two numbers together or do a subtraction to find the final answer. You need to make sure you read the problem carefully.

Watch the tutorial and answer the questions.
Choose the challenge that is appropriate to your ability - push yourselves. It is ok to start on Challenge 1 before moving onto Challenge 2 but I will be making sure that you are completing the questions for your level.
Answer the extension questions afterwards as this gives you a chance to demonstrate your learning in a slightly different way.

Mark your work afterwards to check that you have understood the lesson.



11:00-11:15 Break


11:15-12:30 English

Know (understanding)

LO: To understand how to use figurative language – similes and metaphors.

SC1. I can explain what the difference is between a metaphor and a simile

SC2. I can identify metaphors and similes in a text.

SC3. I can use metaphors and similes to describe a character.


Today, we will look at some examples of figurative language.

What is Figurative Language?

Figurative language allows the writer to appeal to the reader’s senses, imagination and sense of humour. It paints a picture in the reader’s mind and enables the writer to  describe parts of their story and it also makes it more interesting to read. Figurative language is not meant to be taken literally and it is also the use of words in an unusual and imaginative manner.

Click on this link to find out more about figurative language:



The types of figurative language we are learning about today are similes and metaphors.

To help you with today’s learning I have attached a PowerPoint, a writing checklist and some videos. Once you have read the PowerPoint and watched the videos, I would like you to use both similes and metaphors in a character description. You can use them to describe how that character looks, their clothes, how they talk and even how they move.










12:30-1:30 Lunch


1:30-3:00 Science

L.O. To demonstrate how light travels
SC1: I can show that light travels in straight lines
SC2: I can write an experiment
SC3: I can explore the effect of a reflective surface on the direction of light

Today we are going to use what we learned yesterday to further our understanding of how light travels. There is a combination of a worksheet, a video and an experiment to work through.

Task 1: Complete the worksheet, found at the bottom of the page.

Task 2: Recreate the experiment shown in the image below. You will need 3 pieces of paper/card with a small hole in each, a light source and a way of keeping the pieces of paper upright.
Start with the pieces of paper not in line with each other and see what happens with the light. As you move them to let the light through, you will need to explain what this tells you about how light travels. Try to explore this notion by introducing a reflective surface and move the cards to different places, still making sure the light travels through the holes. If your light source is not particularly strong, you may need to leave shorter distances between the pieces of paper.

Task 3: Write up an explanation for what is happening in your experiment. What does it tell you about light? What does it tell you about reflective surfaces and how does this impact the direction in which light is travelling?

The link below may support you in understanding the experiment.

Light travels in straight lines - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

3:00-3:15 TTRockstars

Test your timetable skills each day. 


3:15-3:30 Story Time

Enjoy this story “Private Peaceful” read to you by your class teacher.




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