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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Good morning Woodpeckers,

I hope you are all doing well.

Thank you for sending me your fantastic work yesterday. I was delighted with how quickly you have understood ratio and there were also some great letters using reported speech too. Keep sending your work daily. I am looking to put some super pieces on our celebration page. 

Please seen below and the tabs on the left for the learning for today. Remember to watch the tutorials and read through the checklist too. 

Miss Barnes and I are looking forward to seeing you all at 8:45am. 


See you soon,

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 or Hit the Button



L.O: To understand how ratio can be simplified (know: understanding)

success criteria:

  1. I can apply my knowledge of simplifying fractions to simplifying ratio
  2. I can find the highest common factors
  3. I can write ratio in its simplest form
  4. I can explain to others how to simplify ratio


  • Watch the tutorial on simplifying ratio
  • Read through the PowerPoint and answer the questions on simplifying ratio
  • Look at the video clip on BBC Bitesize on the tab on the left if you would like more help with simplifying ratio 
  • Complete challenge 1 or challenge 2 on simplifying ratio.

The answers are provided so please self-mark and let me know how you did.








L.O: To understand how to organise my ideas for my story

      (know: understanding)

       Success criteria:

  1. I can link my beginning and my ending together
  2. I can add a dilemma for the main character
  3. I can show my ideas for how the mood will shift in my story


Read The Crab That Played With The Sea by Rudyard Kipling from the Just So Stories or listen to/watch the story.




Reading focus: retrieval:

 Answer the following questions on the story.

a) What did 'Man' want the animals to be? 

b) What was the difference between the crab Pau Amma to other crabs?

c) What characteristic did the crab display? Use evidence from the text to support your arguments

d) List the similarities and differences between this Just So Story and the other Just So Stories read. 


Task: Today you are going to plan your own original ‘Just So Stories’ adventure in the style of Rudyard Kipling.

Please watch the tutorial

Read the checklist

Plan your own ‘How the animal got his (feature)’ story. Please don't write your story today-you will do that tomorrow. 

Write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria.  









To understand Charles Darwin’s findings on evolution (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can use a range of sources on Charles Darwin’s findings
  2. I can select relevant information on Charles Darwin’s findings
  3. I can explain Charles Darwin’s findings to others


Today you are going to learn more about Charles Darwin and his work on evolution.

Read through the attachment below and make notes in your own words-remember to keep these, you will need them for your booklet next week.

Watch the video clips including the Horrible History video clip on the tab on the



Darwin in the Galapagos









Extension: To carry out your own research on Charles Darwin linked to evolution




Forest School with Miss Wells






well-being: The Kindness Challenge






Story time














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