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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Wednesday 6th 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:

mcook@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 

 

 

 

9:30-10:15 Guided Reading

 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.

 

 

Group One – Chapter 13

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

Railhead

Artillery

Strenuous

Protestations

Obliging

Confessed

In this chapter the weather has improved and so have the lives of the soldiers and the horses. Joey and Topthorn are now being looked after by a German soldier called Friedrich. Answer the following questions in your books, using the text to support your answers:

1) Read through the first paragraph. How do we know that the soldiers and the horses felt better?

2) What does the writer mean when he says that “the armies seemed content to growl at each other and threaten without ever coming to grips?”

3) Which word tells you that Friedrich was easy going?

4) How do you know that other soldiers did not take Friedrich seriously?

5) Why does the author describe both Topthorn and Friedrich as having an “empathy” between them? Explain why this word is the best choice of vocabulary.

 

Group Two – Page 107-108

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

Railhead

Artillery

Obliging

Confessed

In this chapter the weather has improved and so have the lives of the soldiers and the horses. Joey and Topthorn are now being looked after by a German soldier called Friedrich. Answer the following questions in your books, using the text to support your answers:

1) Which word tells you that Friedrich was easy going?

2) How do you know that other soldiers did not take Friedrich seriously?

 

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 (3-digit x 2-digit).

Find the PowerPoints at the bottom of the page with the questions and the answers. Again, you will watch the tutorial to go through the method then complete the questions on the PowerPoint. You will be able to mark your own work as the answers are provided on a second PowerPoint.

 

 

11:00-11:15 Break

 

11:15-12:30 English

Show (applying)

LO: To show my understanding of how to “show not tell” when writing.

SC1. I can consider how my senses can be used to describe a setting.

SC2. I can use the skill of “show not tell” when planning my writing.

SC3. I can create a diary entry.

In this mornings, guided reading lesson we were introduced to a German soldier called Friedrich, who now looks after Joey and Topthorn. He is a kind man and he feels that the war is cruel. Other soldiers are not always kind to him, but he looks after the horses well and he does his job. He often talks to himself because he feels as if other people don’t understand him and today you will be writing a diary entry as Friedrich. In this diary entry you will be describing your love for the horses, describing them and how they make you feel and you will be describing everything you dislike about the war.

The focus, for your writing, will be the use of your five senses.  You will use your senses to help describe what has happened, but you will also use the skill of “show not tell”, to ensure that you simply don’t list things and that you are able to vary your sentences structure.

To help you with this lesson I have put together a short video, a PowerPoint and a checklist.

 

 

12:30-1:30 Lunch

 

1:30-3:00 History

L.O. To understand the recruitment process in WW1
SC1: Explain what the term 'Pals Battalions' means
SC2: Design a recruitment poster for the war
SC3: Create a table describing the pros and cons of the Pals Battalions

Original recruitment poster of Lord Kitchener pointing at the viewer

Use the link below to help you with this task:

How were soldiers recruited in World War One? - BBC Bitesize

Poster - Consider what will grab the audience's attention:
- what does the writing need to be like?
- what is the main image?
- would you include the Pals Battalions to encourage people to join up?

Table - split this part of your page in two to have a list of the pros (why the Pals Battalions were a good idea) and the cons (why they were a problem). The video on the link will be particularly helpful for this; you might want to make notes as you watch it.

Underneath can you also include your own opinion - Do you think the Pals Battalions were a beneficial part of the recruitment process?

 

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.

 

3:15-3:30 Story Time

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

 

 

 

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