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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 5th 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:

HKnipe@seal.kent.sch.uk

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 

 Wellbeing - A message from Mrs Brocker

Dear Kingfishers,

Before we broke up for Christmas we had started the Balanced Thinking module. Please read pages 79 to 81 attached (at the bottom of the page). We wrote out the first five questions on page 79. These questions help you become a more balanced thinker.
Extra task: Think of a problem and go through the questions and see if they are helpful. Write your answers on a note pad.
Please keep your written work in a note pad and bring back to school when we reopen. I will make sure all your work is stuck into your wellbeing books.

Thank you.
Mrs Brocker

9:30-10:15 Guided Reading

 Over the next few weeks, I will be splitting guided reading into two groups. If you are a confident reader and you are happy to read independently then you will be in group one and you will be expected to answer all the questions and find all the definitions for key vocabulary. If you feel that you need more support then you will be in group two. This group will have a smaller section of the story to read and you can ask you parent/carer to help support you with your reading. You will also have fewer questions and vocabulary to research (this will all be taken from your part of the text).

Know (understanding)

LO: To develop an understanding of how vocabulary/phrases can impact the reader.

SC1. I can identify key words.

SC2. I can find definitions of these words and apply that definition in the context of the text.

SC3. I can consider why the author has chosen this vocabulary.

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.

 

 

Images of gun horses during the First World War:

Group One – Chapter 12

Use a dictionary to find a definition for the following words:

Idyllic

Interminable

Compulsion

Spasmodically

Motley

Recuperation

Ponderously

In this chapter, Joey and Topthorn are now helping to pull the German guns. The weather is cold and the men who oversee the horses are not kind in the same way as the previous soldiers. Answer the following questions in your books, using the text to support your answers:

1) What does the author mean when he describes the countryside as being “laid waste”?

2) Why do you think the men were “fearful” and did not care for “each other or for us”? What do you think may have changed in the war and the men for this to have happened?

3) Why do you think it the “efficiency of the gun was the first priority”? What does this tell us about the soldiers’ lives?

4) In the last few paragraphs, the vet comes to see the horses. How does he feel about the condition of the horses? Give examples from the text to support your answer.

 

Group Two – Page 97-98

Use a dictionary to find a definition for the following words:

Idyllic

Welfare

Scarcer

In this chapter, Joey and Topthorn are now helping to pull the German guns. The weather is cold and the men who oversee the horses are not kind in the same way as the previous soldiers. Answer the following questions in your books, using the text to support your answers:

1) What does the author mean when he describes the countryside as being “laid waste”?

2) Why do you think the men were “fearful” and did not care for “each other or for us”? What do you think may have changed in the war and the men for this to have happened?

10:15-11:00 Maths

L.O. To understand the steps required when multiplying using the expanded column method
SC1: I can present my work neatly, including keeping digits in the correct columns
SC2: I can follow the steps required
SC3: I can complete multiplication problems (4-digit x 1-digit)

Use the PowerPoint at the bottom of the page and watch the tutorial below to understand the method. You can mark your own work using the separate PowerPoint with the answers after you have completed the questions. There is a multiplication grid included in the PowerPoint if you need support with your times tables.

 

 

 

11:00-11:15 Break

 

11:15-12:30 English

Show (applying)

LO: To show my understanding of relative clauses and pronouns.

SC1. I can consider how to use a relative clause and pronoun to add detail to a sentence.

SC2. I can plan out a piece of writing, which uses relative clauses and pronouns.

SC3. I can create a piece of writing using relative clauses and pronouns.

Over the next few days, we will be using the guided reading text to inform your writing. We will be recapping skills we learnt last term – relative clauses, relative pronouns, senses and show not tell. Once we have recapped these skills we will be planning and then writing our outcome letter. The best of these letters will be forwarded to the National Archives who have said that they may consider publishing some of them online.

This mornings text will help you plan out your ideas for today’s lesson. Today, we will focus on relative clauses and pronouns and how they can be used in your writing. To help you with this lesson I have put together a short video, a PowerPoint and a checklist.

In today’s guided reading you learnt about how difficult life has become for Topthorn and Joey. They are not treated well, and they are exhausted. You will be creating a letter today from a German Vet to his commanding officer. You will be describing the conditions the horses are working in and how you feel that if it continues it will end in disaster.

I am looking forward to reading your letters.

 

 

12:30-1:30 Lunch

 

1:30-2:45 History

Linking with our work on War Horse, you are going to be researching World War 1 over the next two weeks. Each afternoon you will have a new task to complete.

Know (understanding)
L.O. To understand the major facts about WW1
SC1: I can research major facts about WW1
SC2: I can clearly present my work
SC3: I can create a fact file using the 5 Ws

BBC Bitesize have lots of information; the following link is very useful for today's task: 

What were the causes of World War One? - BBC Bitesize

Below is an example of how you might want to layout your work. Feel free to add drawings to support your work.

2:45-3:00 Rights Respecting Assembly

 

 

3:00-3:15 TTRockstars

Take part in the TTRockstars Year 5 challenge. Over the next few weeks Kingfishers and Sparrow Hawks will be challenging each other to see which class  is the best at timetables. Log into your account each day and support your class in their TTRockstars "Battle of the Bands" rockstars challenge.

I checked the scores last night and it was as follows: 

Let's have a real boost and see if we can catch up and overtake them! We can do this!

If you need reminding of your logins please let me know and I will send them over to you.

3:15-3:30 Story Time

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

 

 

 

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