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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Monday 1st February 2021




Guided reading – Murkaster by Frank Cottrell-Boyce 

Tutorial time!! 



If you would rather read the text and then answer the questions rather than following the tutorial with me, you can find it here: 

  1. According to the text, what three things do maps show? 

  1. Compare Murkaster with where you live. How are they different? 

  1. How has the author made it seem as though Murkaster isn’t a nice place to live? 

  1. Why do you think that Sunny’s mum tells her that the streaks of yellow were the painter running out of grey? 

  1. Find one word that means the same as ‘looking over’.   

9:30 – 10.30 


LO: to know the nets of 3D shapes and understand how they create a 3 dimensional shape 

SC1: I can explain that the faces of a 3D shape can be opened out to create a net 

SC2: I can match nets with their 3D shapes 


Watch my tutorial about what to do in today’s lesson. 

ACTIVITY: answer the questions about 3D shapes and their nets. 

EXTENSION (optional) – create your own 3D shapes using the nets. 


Questions – make 3D shapes 

Answers – Make 3d shapes 

Alien Shape Nets 



Break time/snack time 

Exercise – e.g. mindfulness yoga, fresh air in the garden, run up and down the stairs seeing if you can get faster every time! 

Yu need to keep your body active so that your brain can keep active too. 



11:00 – 12.00 


LO: to write a story opening using at least one of the four different ways covered 

SC1: I can hook the reader in with a dramatic or exciting beginning 

SC2: I can help the reader to visualise the situation by providing a description 

SC3: I can give a little information about the setting 


Watch the tutorial about writing your story opening ready for writing your own one today. 



TASK: Use your story plan from Friday and the pointers from the lesson today and write your story opening. 

Extension: Read it to someone at home and see if they can give you feedback about how effective it is. Can you edit and improve your writing to make it even better.


Don't forget you can use a computer adn type your stories if you would like!


English Powerpoint 

My example story opening 

12:00- 1:00 



1.00 – 1.15 







1:15- 2.15 

Art Project  - Your turn!!

LO: to apply my knowledge about geometric shapes in art

SC1: I can decide on an art form for my final project

SC2: I can list and find any resources I will need

SC3: I can create a plan of what I need to do


Watch my tutorial to find out what you are doing today!



Task 1: draw your design. Once you have decided which art form your are using, draw your design (this does not need to be in colour) and please label this.

Task 2: Now you need to create a list of resources you will need. Remember, you need to be mindful of what you have around you and what you can create.

Task 3: Create an action plan of what you will do over the next few days to be able to get to your final outcome.



My example design

My resource list

My action plan

2.15 – 2.30 

Assembly -  




2:30 – 3.00 

TT Rockstars – 2 studio sessions and 2 sound checks before you go onto garage. Don’t forget you can challenge me and I will be challenging you too! 

If you are a Lexia pupil, please use this time to complete your Lexia for the day. I will be checking and sending out certificates as you achieve them. 


3.00 – 3.15 

Story Time – The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman





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