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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Good morning Woodpeckers,

How are you today? I hope you are taking good care of yourself. 

Thank you for all the amazing work you have sent so far this week. I have added some to our class celebration page and am looking forward to adding more. Keep sending it daily. 

Please see below for everything you need for today. 

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

See you soon,

Miss Stuart




Exercise-Please do the live online Joe Wicks workout (on you-tube) or an exercise of your choice.



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

Success criteria:

  1. I can explain what algebra is
  2. I can give modelled examples
  3. I can explain the steps needed to others



Today I’d like you to produce an algebra guide for Year 5 to use-start from the fact most Year 5 children will have very little knowledge about algebra.

  1. Start with an introduction-what is algebra? Give some examples of what it is? Where is it used in everyday life?
  2. Explain ‘like terms’ and how to collect them-give examples, you could also address misconceptions like 1b
  3. Explain how to solve algebraic equations and give an example
  4. Explain what an algebraic expression is and how to write one


Please look back at the previous brilliant work you have done on all of this to help you. You can also look back at the previous tutorials, video clips and PowerPoint if you need to/wish.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to cover all of this in the hour-just do what you can. Keep your presentation high-aim to be the best you can be. (Article 6) 


After the hour, please write your own evaluative comment linked to the success criteria above-like you do in class.





L.O: To show my understanding of the perfect form of verbs (show: applying)

Success criteria:

  1. I can use perfect verb forms in my writing to show the relationship of time and cause
  2. I can explain what a perfect verb form is
  3. I can use reported speech


Overview: Over the next few weeks we are reading the ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling. The final outcome will be to write your own original story of how an animal got its…in the style of the author. The stories will be made into a Federation eBook so you can all read each other’s stories. 



Read ‘How the rhino got his skin’ by Rudyard Kipling or listen to the story being read below. There is also an easier version of the story included on the links below if you need to use it. 



Answer the following questions on the story.

  • How is the rhino's skin at the beginning of the story different to his skin now?
  • Why and how did the rhino take off his skin?
  • Was the Parsee right to put cake crumbs in the rhino's skin? Explain and justify your answer with evidence from the text.
  • The author used deliberate repetition of 'rubbed.' What affect does this have on the reader?

Main task: Write a letter from the rhino explaining what has happened to you and how you got your skin. Harder challenge: To write the letter from Parsee's perspective. Remember to use the past perfect tense.

Watch the tutorial and use the checklist to help you.

Aim to write at least a page. You can type your letter if you prefer.

Evaluate your letter linked to the success criteria.









 L.O: To identify how animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways  (know: understanding)

    Success criteria

  1. I can identify advantages and disadvantages of certain characteristics
  2. I can use scientific vocabulary
  3. I can report and present findings


This afternoon find out more about how animals adapt to their environments. Watch the videos and make notes in your own words.

Extension: To carry out your own research on adaptation. 












well-being session














Story time




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