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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Friday 24th April 2020

Good Morning Class 3!

Today is the last day of our view from our window challenge. You will be writing the final version of your poem. Remember, there is no expectation for the poem to rhyme (this is free verse) and you need to include as many of the ideas as you can that we came up with in the beginning of the week. Have a look at mine to help you.

In maths you are continuing with fractions.

The final day of the challenge is finishing your landscape and evaluating it. Don't forget to send me pictures of your work and I will choose the best one to go up on the celebration page.

Let me know if you need anything at all!

Don't forget to read to an adult :)

Mrs Smurthwaite





Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on


9:30 – 9:50




LO: to demonstrate how to use adverbials, noun phrases and similes to write an effective poem

SC1: I can respond to feedback to improve my poem

SC2: I can use high quality language to create an effective poem

SC3: I can produce a polished piece of work ready to publish


Think about everything we have worked on this week. Try to read through what you have learned about the different types of language and word types. If you have the resources from the previous lessons print them out to help you.

Remember the importance of details and word choices.  ‘The leaves trembled’ & ‘the leaves trembled violently’ are only very slightly different but the change in meaning is powerful. Replace ‘violently’ with ‘gently’. Both words are adverbs but they have completely different effects. Using imagery, descriptive phrases, powerful verbs and carefully chosen adverbs they can make your poems as descriptive as possible. Remind yourself of the features we need to include: similes, powerful verbs, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and adverbials. Create a picture with words. Now look through your poem from yesterday and edit it to make it even better. Hopefully an adult in your house can give you some feedback to help you with this but if not, use the strategies we use at school e.g. underline 3 words and try to improve them, underline 3 spellings and try to correct them, identify 3 place where you think you need to correct your punctuation.

Write up your poem for the view from your window, we call this our polished piece and some of them will be published on the website.

When you do the final copy it must be your best presentation, handwriting, spelling and punctuation are as important as the content. You will be putting your poem with the art work and sending it to me and the best ones will go onto the website.


Break time/snack time


11:00 – 11:30


11:30- 12:15

LO: To convert fractions (tenths) into decimals and compare their values

SC1: I can explain what a tenth is

SC2: I can describe what a decimal is

SC3: I can change a tenth fraction into a tenth decimal

Click on week 1 lesson 5. Watch the tutorial and then answer the questions. You can use the mark sheet to see how accurate you were.

Extension – Tenths as a decimal. Year 3 if you are feeling confident then give this a go. Year 4, you pre-existing knowledge of fractions and the revision you have just done should mean that you can complete this. If you are struggling let me know. There is an answer sheet to be able to mark your work.

12:15- 1:15



1:15- 1.50

Let do it! (continued)

Now you need to finish your landscape. You should have your outline and the details added on. You should know from Wednesday what medium you want to use to create your final piece. Now you need to complete it. Take your time and focus on the details. Look at what is actually there and not what you think is there, where is the light and dark, where do the shadows fall? How are you going to get the texture, tone and depth in your landscape using the medium you have chosen?

1.50 – 2.00


2:00- 2:30

How well did I do?

A really important part of our learning journey is looking back at what we have done and thinking about what went well and what could be improved. We need to take what was good and use it in the future and reflect on what we need to develop further to become the best we can be at something. I have attached a copy of my evaluation for you to have a look at.

Evaluating yourself is usually done best in discussion with someone who knows you and knows what you did. Use these question to guide your writing and your evaluation.

What did I achieve?

Did I meet the requirements of the task?

How well did I do it?

What were the successes?

What did other people say was particularly good? Was it the same as what I thought?

What could I have done better?

How could I have done it better?

What do I need to do to help me do it better next time?

Let’s tell someone?

Can you find a way of combining your final drawing and your poem and emailing it to me? Could you share it with anyone else? Maybe put it on display in you window for passers-by to see. Could you send it to a family or friend to cheer them up?

What did I learn?

Reflection is different to evaluation. Evaluation thinks about how well something went or what could be improved. It looks at assessing your work, whether than be self-evaluation or someone else evaluating your work. Reflection looks at what you gained from the learning and thinks about where you want to take it next or what you feel you still need to work on. Can you think about what you learned in this mini experience that you didn’t know before, it could be skill based, an experience or a feeling or a development in how well you can do something? Then think about, if we were doing this again what you would still like to learn or what you might do yourself to continue this learning journey.


Singing practise – please see the page on the website dedicated to the songs we are learning. This can be found here:

3.00 – 3.15

Story Time – The Ice Monster


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