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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Wednesday 10th 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 




Resource: Wellbeing - Reading Pages


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:

Count Olaf stops the play and tells his audience that the marriage is real and that according to the law he is now in charge of the Baudelaire fortune.

Group one – page 150-158

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:







In this part of the text, we learn that Violet has tricked Count Olaf and she is in fact not married to him. The Count is angry, and he knows he has been defeated. So, along with his troupe, he makes his escape. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) How did Violet trick the Count? Retrieve the information from the text and use this to support your answer.

2) Find and list the strange laws which the narrator of the story refers to.

3) What reason does Justice Strauss give for sending Count Olaf to jail?

4) What did the voice whisper into Violets ear?


Group two – page- 156-158

Use a dictionary to find the definition of:




In this part of the text, we learn that Violet has tricked Count Olaf and she is in fact not married to him. The Count is angry, and he knows he has been defeated. So, along with his troupe, he makes his escape. Use the text to help you answer the following questions:

1) What did Violet look like in the darkness?

2) What did the voice whisper into Violets ear?

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 51 seconds to 15 minutes and 21 seconds.





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

L.O. To understand how to use division to find a missing number
SC1: I can identify the correct operation
SC2: I can write the calculation in the right order
SC3: I can present my work neatly
SC4: I can answer the questions

1. Watch the tutorial



Watch this extra tutorial if you would like additional support.



2. Answer questions. Resource: Maths Ppt

DO NOT look at the Answers PowerPoint before working through the questions.

3. Mark work. Resource: Maths Answers

Make sure when you are marking your work you are not changing your answers. Ensure you are showing your learning and accepting and recognising mistakes is part of that.


11:00-11:15 Break


11:15-12:30 English

Show (applying)

LO: To plan an article.

SC1. I can use a text/audio recording to help generate ideas.

SC2. I can use reported speech and direct quotes in my plan.

SC3. I can use precise vocabulary in my plan.

SC4. I can use the past tense and third person in my plan.


In today’s guided reading lesson, the truth was finally revealed and everyone discovered Count Olaf’s evil plan. The plan was then thwarted by Violet and the Count and his troupe vanished. For today’s task, I would like you to use this part of the story to create a newspaper article.

First, you may wish to remind yourself of this part of the story by listening to the audio or reading today’s text again. As you are listening to or reading the text, make some notes about the key events, characters and what was said.


Next, crate your plan for your newspaper article. This plan is an important tool to help you think through the structure and content of each part of the article. You can put down vocabulary, quotes and ideas for headings and captions.


To help you plan your newspaper article I have created a video for you to watch:




Attached to the class page there is a  planning sheet, newspaper article checklist and a word mat.

When planning out your ideas your writing focus should be on:



Direct and/or reported speech


Past tense

Third person


12:30-1:30 Lunch


1:30-2:45 Geography

L.O. To understand the cause of earthquakes
SC1: I can understand the term 'tectonic plate'
SC2: I can identify how movement causes earthquakes
SC3: I can demonstrate how an earthquake is created

1. Watch the video below. Make notes.



2. Follow the link below to watch a second video:

3. Can you create a demonstration of an earthquake? It can be any of the types of earthquake and using any available materials around your house. You may want to build a tower to show the impact of your earthquake. Are there different ways you can build your tower to make it stronger?

There are lots of ideas on the following link:


2:45-3:00 TTRockstars and/or Mathletics

Test your timetable skills each day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (

Test your maths skills each day:

Mathletics Sign In


3:00-3:15 Collective Worship




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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