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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Tuesday 9th February 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 strategies for retrieving information from a text.

SC1. I can explain what retrieval means in guided reading.

SC2. I can consider strategies for retrieving information.

SC3. I can retrieve information.


Story catch-up:

Violet manages to get the grappling hook to work and she climbs to the top of the tower. At the top she is captured by the hook-handed man. All the children are now locked in the tower and the day of the performance (The Marvellous Marriage) has arrived.

Group one – page 138-144

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:





In this part of the text, Violet goes through with Count Olaf’s plan and she takes part in the marriage. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) What was the theatre term used by Mr Poe? What does this term mean?

2) The author quite often uses the narrator of the story to explain what certain words or phrases mean. Find two examples in this part of the text and write down the narrator’s definitions.

3) Find, in the text, the phrases which show that Justice Strauss was excited to perform onstage.

4) Which hand does Violet use to sign the marriage document? 


Group two – page-142-144

Use a dictionary to find the definition:




In this part of the text, Violet goes through with Count Olaf’s plan and she takes part in the marriage. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) Find, in the text, the phrases which show that Justice Strauss was excited to perform onstage.

2) Which hand does Violet use to sign the marriage document? 

To help you with your reading I have attached the audio for today’s lesson. For today’s lesson, you only need listen from 5 minutes and 30 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 41

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 41 – Words ending in – able and ible   &   Words ending in – ably and ibly


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)
L.O. To interpret division word problems
SC1: I can identify important information
SC2: I can use the bus-stop method correctly
SC3: I can understand the importance of the remainder in context
SC4: I can answer the questions

1. Watch the video below:



2. Answer questions on resource - Maths Ppt - Tuesday 9th Feb

3. Mark work using resource - Maths Answers - Tuesday 9th Feb

11:00-11:15 Break


11:15-12:30 English

Know (understanding)

LO: To understand how to create a newspaper article.

SC1. I can consider the role of different features of a newspaper article.

SC2. I can create a plan, using the key features of a newspaper article.

SC3. I can us my knowledge when writing a short article.


Yesterday, you learnt about newspaper articles and their key features. Today, you will be learning a little bit more about these features and you will be using this knowledge to help plan and write a short newspaper article.

To help you with today’s lesson there is a PowerPoint, a short video and there are sheets attached.

Before you begin watch my short video, which explains today's task:




Next, watch the short video to remind yourself about the key features of a newspaper article:

Finally, go through the PowerPoint. You can use the information in this PowerPoint to add new details to your notes you created yesterday.



When creating a newspaper article, you must remember that it must be:

  • Be formal (written as though you’re talking to someone older than you, like a teacher)
  • Use third person pronouns (he, she, it, they)
  • Be in the past tense (because the events have already happened)


Today’s task:

Task One

Watch the video on Rosa Parks (click on the link and scroll down the page):


As you are watching the video you will need to make notes about the subject. I have attached a planning sheet to help you. You can print it out or draw your own on a piece of paper. In each box, make notes that show what you will include in each section of your article.


Remember - You don't need to write in full sentences when you are planning.

Top tip! - Watch the video as many times as you want to make sure you’ve got all the information and facts you need for your article.


Task Two

Once you have made your notes, I would like you to write a newspaper article about Rosa Parks. Remember That you only need to focus on the Main body and Tail of the article as the Lead paragraph has already been modelled to you. Focus on:


Main Body

Tail/Final Paragraph


For an additional challenge you can add a picture and caption.


12:30-1:30 Lunch


1:30-2:45 Geography

L.O. To understand the different locations of volcanoes
SC1: I can research different volcanoes
SC2: I can consider why volcanoes are found more in certain areas
SC3: I can write a case study for a chosen volcano

1. Watch the video



2. Resource - Volcanoes Research - explore the different volcanoes

3. Choosing one of your volcanoes, write up a case study.
Resource - Case Study Template

4. Wordsearch


2:45-3:00 Internet Safety



Resource - Safer Internet Day


3:00-3:15 TTRockstars and/or Mathletics

Test your timetable skills each day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (

Test your maths skills each day:

Mathletics Sign In

3:15-3:30 Story Time

Enjoy the story “The haunting of Aveline Jones”, read to you by your class teacher.




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