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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 5th January 2021



















Good morning Wonderful Woodpeckers,

I hope you are doing well. 

Today in maths we are starting algebra. Remember to watch the tutorial first. 

In English we are starting a new book called The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo and basing all our writing on it over the next few weeks. There is a copy of the text below, I have also read the story too (below). Please make sure that

you don't read ahead of the pages stated. 

Remember to aim high in all your school work and email it to me once it is complete. I am looking forward to seeing how you do today and reading your fantastic stories. 

If you have any problems or question just let me know.

Email me on:


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 the game on the class webpage

Select the maths skill you wish, for example: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, select your year group and then play




L.O: To understand how to simplify expressions (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can understand what algebra means
  2. I can simplify expressions
  3. I can explain to others how to simplify expressions



  1. Watch the video tutorial on algebra
  2. Read the PowerPoint on an introduction to algebra (below)
  3. Now it is your turn-try the questions provided on the PowerPoint
  4. There are extra algebra questions if you would like more practice

Extension: To create some of your own examples with the answers



The answers are included on a separate sheet so you can self-mark, please don’t look at the answers until you have finished.




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



  1. Read ‘The Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo pages 3-top of page 10 to ‘She was cut off.’ Please don’t read any further.



  1. What characteristics does Cherry show? Use evidence from the text to support your argument. (3 marks)
  2. How would you describe the relationship between Cherry and her brothers? Use evidence from the text to support your argument. (2 marks)
  3. Find and copy one word that shows Cherry is small in size. (1 mark)
  4. Find evidence on page 9 of how the author builds tension (3 marks)


2. Main task: To continue the story in the style of the author-please use the checklist on the class webpage to help you. Aim for a page of quality writing. I am happy for you to type your story if you prefer.

3, Write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria








12:30- 1:30




Rights Respecting Collective worship






Well-being session






Now chose a well-being activity of your choice-for example: listen to music, take a walk outside (if allowed), play a game, draw, paint, dance, read.


PE-complete a Joe Wicks workout, for example




or select an exercise of your choice.


Story time






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