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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Friday 12th June

Good morning!  


It’s outcome day! Throughout the week, we have been participating in learning which has helped us to get to our outcome. We were aspiring, persevering, reflective learners. To make sure you know which lessons are linked to our weekly challenge, we will mark the lesson with a  and AYOC to show it is part of The year of change activities.  


Please send us your work from the previous learning if you haven’t done so already. Have a good day! 





Wake up Shake up – please use this time to exercise.  

There are lots of different options, here are a few you could choose from: 

Joe Wicks - 

Cosmic yoga -  

Just dance -  

You could use this time to take a walk/bike ride as your daily exercise.  



Your child should start their phonics session by watching a video which introduces a new sound. The video can be found here:  

If the link doesn't work try clicking on this link and then click on either the YouTube link or the Facebook link on the first line.  

The videos are only streamed at certain times of the day and are set depending. The times are:  

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am  

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00am  

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30am  

(It may be better to do mental maths and problem solving first and come back to phonics, if your video is at a later time) 

In terms of the reading section of the phonics lesson, Ox 

ford Owl are making all the phonics books available online as ebooks. Here is the link  

Once you’ve clicked on the link then click on ebooks and then you need to register but it is completely free. Once registered you can then open all the ebooks and choose the correct banded level for your child.  

This means you do not need to look at the RWI books on the school website and we will not be adding any further books there.   

Guided reading:  

If your child is not in a phonics group and instead does guided reading, please find newly uploaded texts on the Butterflies home learning page here:, please find today’s timetable and the text will be there.  


Grammar games  

Adjective riddles  

LO: to use adjectives to describe a noun. 

In this game, I will provide some riddles using adjectives. You must guess the noun based on the adjectives. Do you remember what a noun is?  

A noun is an object, place or thing. 



This is -  





scaly …  



This is -  





furry … 



This is -  





sweet ... 



Challenge: can you write your own? 

10:30 – 11:00 


11:00 – 12:00 



LO: to edit and revise. 

SC1: I can appraise my chosen adjectives. 

SC2: I can appraise my chosen conjunctions 

SC3: I can appraise my sentence openers. 


Today we are going to have another look at the story you wrote yesterday. We are going to improve it and make it the best it can be. 

I would like you to read it with new eyes. After you have read it, I would like you to draw a picture of your toy. What colour is it? How big is it? What is it wearing? 

Reread your story, does your story describe your character well enough for you to imagine the character you have drawn? Do you need to add in some detail about the clothes your character is wearing? 

Have you used adjectives like big? Could you use a better adjective? Use this poster to help you. 

Inserting image...

Now we are going to think about our conjunctions. We are going to look at some more today. Try to add because, when or after in one of your sentences. 

Now write your work out in neat to send to me. I will be making a power point/slide show of all your stories!  

Challenge: Can you use some different sentence openers? 

Key vocabulary: adjective, conjunction, sentence opener, because, when, after, describe, character. 

12:00- 1:15 



Cursive handwriting 

2:00 – 2:30 

History AYOC 


LO: to ask and answer questions using sources. 

SC1: I can use a source to find information 

SC2: I can apply my previous knowledge 

SC3: I can ask my own relevant questions 


This week we have learnt about life before technology. We have focused on toys and entertainment but as we thought about at the beginning of the week there are other forms of technology that have improved and made our lives easier. Communication is one-way that technology has improved and made our lives easier. Can you think of a few ways we can communicate using technology? 

This week we have written a story about a toy from the past which will be made into a power point and put on our celebration web page. We have also had a go at making a board game in maths. We have learnt about the history of toys and some of us may have had a go at making a Thaumatrope toy.  

For our final lesson on this challenge we are going to be historians and look at different sources about toys.  

Have a look at this video and then answer the questions. It is a video of a tour of a toy museum. 

SC1: I can use a source to find information 

What toys did you see in the video? 

How old was the Egyptian mouse? 

What were the dolls made from? 

What toys did the video show that were described as English tin toys?  

Was there anything special that the Egyptian mouse could do? 

Now have a look at these pictures. Thy are all Victorian toys. 

SC2: I can apply my previous knowledge 

You may need our learning from Wednesday to help answer the questions.  


When were children allowed to play with Noah’s Ark?