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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Friday 5th June 2020

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Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on

9:30 – 9:50

If you are a Lexia person you must complete Lexia during this time instead of guided reading.

Those of you doing the guided reading, there are questions related specifically to understanding the text and there is a n activity based around a SPaG focus. Try to complete both if you can but if you run out of time do not worry. Where the questions are about the text, there is the letter AF and a number at the end. This just identifies which reading skill is being focussed on and is nothing for you to worry about. The answers are at the bottom of the sheet so that you can mark your work.


LO: to complete a symmetrical pattern or drawing.

SC1: I can complete a symmetrical drawing along a vertical or horizontal mirror line.

SC2: I can complete a symmetrical pattern along a vertical or horizontal mirror line.

SC3: I can complete symmetrical pattern where the mirror line is on a diagonal.

Road Signs Symmetry: investigate and identify the lines of symmetry found in common UK road signs.

Reflecting Symmetrical Patterns 1: Read the information on the Lesson Presentation on how to complete a symmetrical pattern using reflective symmetry along a horizontal or vertical line.

True or False Symmetry? Decide whether the patterns shown are symmetrically correct and if not, show how to correct the symmetry.

Reflecting Symmetrical Patterns 2: Read the information on the Lesson Presentation to understand how to complete a symmetrical pattern using reflective symmetry along a diagonal line.

Symmetrical Pictures and Patterns: Choose your challenge. 1 star is the easiest and 3 star is the hardest. If you choose a challenge and it is too hard, don’t finish it, swap to an easier one. Similarly, if you choose one that is too easy, swap to a harder one. Think about which star challenge I normally give you at school.

If you finish this and you want an extension, I have added one but do not spend ages doing this. Only do the extension is you have time. This will really work on your justification and reasoning which is a very important part of your maths curriculum. Year 4 you should definitely give this a go if you have time.

Capital Letter Symmetry: As a class, identify lines of symmetry in capital letters.


Break time/snack time

11:00 – 11:45

LO: to perform a shadow puppet show

SC1: I can practise my oral story telling so that I am fluent and confident in my communication of the story

SC2: I can rehearse the puppetry skills needed to bring my story to life

Now is the time to practise your puppet show. Helpful hints:

  • Either use a shadow puppet box or a sheet for your show. If you are using a sheet and the weather is good, this will give you plenty of space to perform. Make sure the sun is behind you and you record yourself so you can see where you need to improve. If you use a box, make sure you have a bright light behind your puppets to create the shadows.
  • Think about pupping your story on large paper or card to remind yourself what to say, this way you won’t need to read from a sheet and your story will flow better.
  • Make sure you have everything set up within reach to ensure you can have smooth transitions.
  • Don’t expect to be perfect, this is going to take several attempts before you get to a point where it starts to look good. Just like with the Christmas show, we have to rehearse several times before we get it right.
  • Record yourself each time you practise, watch it back and see where you can make it better.
  • Remember your voice is the only thing the audience is going to hear so use it as the amazing tool it is. Use intonation, expression and speed (fast and slow) to add interest.

11:45- 12:15


Make sure you do at least one sound check and one studio session. Try to get as many right as you can in the fastest time possible. Remember you want to be aiming for less than 6 seconds to answer a question correctly.

12:15- 1:15


1:15- 2:00

Let’s do it!!

Now you have rehearsed and perfected your craft, record your puppet show and send it to me. If you struggle to do it all in one take, consider doing it in sections and using your ICT sills to put it all together at the end. I will share the best ones on the website!

I look forward to seeing your fantastic oral story telling skills and puppetry!

Parents – the best way to transfer the files as they will be quite large is using Google Drive or WeTransfer. If you are happy for the video to be added to the school YouTube channel (unlisted so that only those with the link can see them) in order for them to be shared on the website, then it would be great if you could include this permission in your email.

If you need anything at all, please email me.

2:00- 2:30

You Choose!

Its Friday afternoon and you have been working very hard so here are some options for you to choose from. I want you to focus on your wellbeing and feeling good in yourself.

  1. Find a nice quiet place where you can relax and read a book (a bit like we did in our book corner – I love to snuggle up with a good book)
  2. Download the mindfulness colouring I have attached and spend some time calming your mind and doing this relaxing activity
  3. mindfulness yoga – there are some great tutorials on YouTube about how to do this
  4. go back to the activity you chose to become an expert at and see how you are doing at achieving this, practise some more so you get that little bit closer

Enjoy the time making yourself feel good. It is really important you take the time to look after yourself and keep your body and mind healthy. Parents if you are able to join it 0 that would be great!


Music - Mrs Hunt (our music leader) has uploaded music videos to our website (curriculum – music). Every Friday afternoon we would like the children to practise the songs.   

Mrs Hunt will be uploading new ones every now and then. The idea is that when we get back to school, we can have a celebratory singing concert. If your child would like to record themselves singing, please email clips to Mrs Chloe Hunt at: The clips will then be collated into a video.  

3:00 – 3:15

Federation Story Time – The Ice Monster read by Me!!


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