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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Hello Woodpeckers,

I hope you are all well. 

Please see below and the tabs on the left for today's learning. Remember to watch the tutorials and video and use the checklist to help you.

Once your work is completed, please email it to me so I can see how well you have done, give feedback and put some amazing pieces of work on our class celebration page.


My new email address is:


Miss Barnes and I are really looking forward to seeing you all at 8:45am for our daily zoom call. 

Have a lovely day.


Best wishes,

Miss Stuart 





L.O: To use and apply my knowledge of arithmetic (show: applying)

Success criteria:

1) I can understand which efficient strategies to use

2) I can apply my knowledge of efficient strategies

3) I can explain how to use efficient strategies




1) Play the game daily 10-Mental maths Challenge. (On the tab on the left)

Select the level 1-6, select the area within mental maths you want to improve on, select the amount of time you want to answer each question in (you can switch the timer off if you prefer) and then press play.

Level 6 is the hardest.


  1. Play TT Rockstar or Hit the Button


L.O: To understand scale factors (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

1) I can understand what a scale factor is and how it is used in everyday life

2) I can use multiplication to enlarge shapes

3) I can understand how to find scale factors



  • · Watch the tutorial on scale factors



  • · Look at the BBC Bitesize page on using scale factors on the tab on the left-watch the video clip, read through the three examples and do the two practise activities

  • · Complete challenge 1, 2 or 3- in the attachment below 'scale factor problems-differentiated challenges and answers.' Challenge 3 is the most difficult.
  • · Write an evaluative comment

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


1) Create five of your own scale factor questions and explain how you would 

solve them. 



10:50- 12:30

 L.O: To understand persuasive writing techniques (know: understanding)

      Success criteria:

  1. I understand the audience and purpose of my writing
  2. I understand how to use emotive language, rhetorical questions and

the power of three

  1. I understand how to appeal directly to the reader and how to

use strong personal statements


L.O: To show my understanding of using a range of persuasive writing techniques

        (show: applying)

        Success criteria:

  1. I can identify the audience and purpose of the writing
  2. I can show different persuasive writing techniques
  3. I can use evidence to support my arguments


Today you are going to learn about Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his polar expeditions.

Watch the video clip



Sir Ranulph Fiennes: The Coldest Journey

Answer the following questions on the video clip above:

  1. · Which two words does Sir Ranulph Fiennes use to describe the weather in Antarctica?
  2. · According to the Guinness Book of Records how is Sir Ralph Fiennes described?
  3. · Why did his current expedition almost not happen?   
  4. · In 1979 how did Princes Charles describe his 52,000 mile journey around the planet?
  5. · Bravery is the most important quality of a polar explorer. Do you agree? Give evidence from the video to support your arguments.



Watch the video clip and listen to what makes a good polar explorer and the qualities they have.



Sir Ranulph Fiennes 10 lessons from the world’s greatest living explorer


Watch the tutorial-A persuasive letter to Sir Fiennes 




Sir Ranulph Fiennes is going on another record-breaking polar expedition to

Antarctica. Write a letter to him, explain why you should be a member of his polar challenge team. Remember to:

  • Use persuasive writing techniques throughout your letter.
  •  Give evidence to show why you are the best person for his team.
  • Apply the qualities you heard in the video clip ‘Sir Ranulph Fiennes 10 lessons
  • from the world’s greatest living explorer’ to your letter.
  • Use the checklist to help you in the attachments below-'checklist A persuasive letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes.'

Evaluate your writing against the success criteria.


Extension task: To write a reply from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, addressing the points 

you made in your persuasive letter and deciding if you have been accepted on 

his next expedition. 



1:30- 2:40


LO- To understand how to create a game with a specific goal

Success criteria

1. I can create appropriate backgrounds and sprites

2. I can program consequences for specific actions


Play this game in scratch Splat Game Version 1 on Scratch ( You will need to investigate what keys to press to avoid the balloon. Then consider:

· Is it similar to any games or apps you already know?

· What does the character sprite do?

· What does the water balloon do?


Now watch my tutorial to begin creating your splat game. You can watch the tutorial the whole way through or pause when suggested and work alongside the video.




I have added the coding used for the game as a resource to download if you need

some extra help.


1. Create a background with a rectangular wall to the left of this

2. Add a balloon sprite and turn this to the side.

3. Programme your character sprite to start in a certain position and when the

balloon is not touching it for your character to say something

4. Programme the character sprite to make a noise and say something if the

balloon does hit. Make sure this code is inside the forever coding.

5. Programme your balloon sprite to glide towards your character sprite and the



Extension: How could you make this game even better? Can you identify the

code you would need for this? 




Please look at the Internet Safety PowerPoint on the tab on the left from Mrs 



Wellbeing with Mrs Smith






Collective worship with Anne Le Bas






Story time




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