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Four Elms Primary School

Friday 12th February 2021

It's FRIYAY! and an extra special one because it is the last day of term. 

I hope you have the most fantastic final day of learning and then an even better half term. You guys deserve it!!

Can't wait to see you for our quizzing Friday online.

Miss McCann

Please email me your lovely work to 

I almost forgot to add our amazing motivational video! Thanks to everyone who included their poster. Have a great half term 







L.O- To understand how to estimate the area of irregular shapes

Success criteria

1. I can count whole squares to estimate area.

2. I can count half squares or more to estimate area.

3. I can use approximate measurements to estimate area.

Watch the video tutorial and then choose your challenge below



Green- Estimate area of irregular shapes with at least 2 straight sides

 Orange- Estimate area of irregular shapes where squares are filled and half filled

Red- Estimate area of more complex irregular shapes

Extension: design a zoo layout which has an irregular shape based on measurements provided


Catch up Zoom

Today for our catch-up we have our quiz!! I’m so excited. You should have a link to log in to all of your plickers to complete the quiz as we go.



11:00- 12:30

English- Guided reading and writing

  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
  3. the power of three
  4. I understand how to appeal directly to the reader and how to
  5. use strong personal statements


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.




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.


12:30- 1:30


1:30-1: 50

 Effective Communication

This week is about respectful communication. Please watch the video and try the activities below.



Starter : Have a conversation with someone at home. How are you showing that you are being a respectful communicator?

Main task: Create a guide to show how to be a respectful communicator.

  • You might like to present this as a…….
  • Poster
  • Story
  • Video
  • Information leaflet
  • Drama play



LO- To understand how to use effects

Success criteria

1. I can add sounds as a consequence of an action

2. I can program consequences for specific actions


Open the maze game that you created in yesterday’s session. If you cannot find it, quickly recreate this if you can.

Now watch my tutorial to understand how to extra effects. 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. Add a sound for when the sprite touches an obstacle, moves to the next level and reaches the exit

2. Programme the sprite to return to the start of the game if it touches the obstacle.


Extension: Research how to add a new effect. Think about something you would like to do to make your game even better and add this in. You can work out how to do this yourself through experimenting with the different code or you can watch YouTube tutorials for how to do this.



Today is a butterfly meditation





Story time-

It’s time for chapters 34 and 35




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