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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Monday 1st February 2021

 Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

Thank you to those children who sent over their persuasive videos; they were honestly amazing!

You are all working so hard and I am so so proud of you all.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on zoom today and I will make sure we rock out to start the week off with a bang!

Have a lovely day

Miss McCann

Please send your work to 





L.O- To understand how to convert between years and months

Success Criteria:

1. I can convert between years to months using my 12 times table

2. I can convert between months to years by dividing by 12

3. I can convert between months and years to compare and order

Today you will need to watch the whole video tutorial as I will be explaining how to convert between months and years. You then need to choose your challenge below. The challenges become progressively harder through the months and years given.

Green- Convert between years and months and begin to compare the two

Orange- Convert between years and months and begin to order ages  

Red- Convert between years and months, order ages and calculate the difference between ages.



Extension: Calculate the following times based on you!

  • age in months;
  • the number of months attended at school;
  • the number of months until the age of 18 is reached;
  • the number of months left at the current school, e.g. leaving
    to attend secondary school.



Catch-up zoom

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on zoom. This is a chance for you to see all of your friends and ask any questions about today’s learning. The link for the zoom will have been sent to your parent’s email. Can you please make sure you log in with your name so I know who I am letting into the zoom.

10:15- 10:30

Mental Arithmetic

Please complete challenge 1 or challenge 2. Remember to use the efficient strategies you have been taught in class. Once completed check your answers on the answer sheet provided.



11:00- 12:30

English- Guided reading and writing


L.O: To show my understanding of the structure of the Just So Stories in my story (show: applying)

Success criteria:

1. I  can use the model of the Just So Stories to create my own

2. I can integrate dialogue in the style of Rudyard Kipling to convey character and advance the action

3. I can use a range of devices that Rudyard Kipling uses to build cohesion

Read The Cat That Walked By Himself by Rudyard Kipling from the Just So Stories or listen/watch the story.

Reading focus- retrieval



Answer the following questions:


· Why does Rudyard Kipling use deliberate repetition of wild?

· How does ‘Woman’ make living less wild? (Use evidence from the text)

· How did the animals feel when they saw the light of the fire? Why?

· In what ways did the ‘Wild Dog’ change towards the woman?

· The cat tricked the woman. Do you agree? Use evidence from the text to support your arguments.


Main task: To write your own original Just So Story in the style of Rudyard Kipling,

How the animal got his (feature) or The (animal) that …

Watch the tutorial.

Read the checklist to help you.

Aim to write at least a page. If possible please type your story and save it- this will make it easier for you tomorrow when you are going to revise and edit your story.



Evaluate your story linked to the success criteria.





L.O: To understand evolution (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can understand what evolution is and how it works
  2. I can develop an understanding of the development of evolutionary ideas and theories over time
  3. I can understand that adaptation and evolution is not a uniform process for all living things


This week we are learning about evolution.

National curriculum science:

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution


Today we are learning about how Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace developed their ideas on evolution.

Tasks: First watch the BBC Bitesize clip on ‘What is Evolution?’

Now watch the following videos and make notes in your own words.










Assembly and Well-being

Here is the Rights Respecting assembly and then please watch the well-being session after as they link together.






2:30- 3:00




For this session you will need a small bouncy ball, a larger ball and some socks. If you don’t have this equipment, you can do an exercise of your choice for example a Joe Wicks workout


Story time

If you usually do Lexia or IDL during this time do so first and then listen to the next part of the story.

We are now on chapters 21 and 22




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