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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Monday 22nd February 2021

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Good morning everyone!

I am so excited to be starting a brand new term with you all :)

I have put an overview of the week on the main week page so you know exactly what we will be covering this week. If you have any questions let me know!

On the zoom this morning I will discuss with you some of the changes to our home learning and I am looking forward to hearing what you got up to in the half term

Please send your work to me via email on

Have a great day! 

Miss McCann





L.O- To understand the different types of angles and compare these

Success Criteria:

1. I can identify acute, obtuse and reflex angles

2. I can compare and order angles

3. I can estimate angles in degrees


There are 2 separate challenge tutorials for today.



Green- Identify if angles are acute, obtuse or reflex.

Use the questions to identify types of angles support below to help you.




Orange- Identify if angles are acute, obtuse or reflex and estimate their measurement in degrees from given examples. Then begin to compare the angles using < > =

Red- Identify if angles are acute, obtuse or reflex and estimate their measurement in degrees. Then compare at least 4 angles using the < > =

Extension: Use knowledge of fractional turns to compare angles


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

Play the game daily 10-Mental maths Challenge.

Select the level 1-6, select the area within mental maths you want to improve on, select the amount of time you want to answer each question in (you can switch the timer off if you prefer) and then press play.

Level 6 is the hardest. Let me know if you manage to beat the time!



11:00- 12:15

English- Guided reading and writing

L.O: To understand persuasive writing techniques (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

1. I understand the audience and purpose of my writing

2. I understand how to use emotive language, rhetorical questions and the power of three

3. I understand how to appeal directly to the reader and how to use strong personal statements


Aim: Today you are going to write an advert for an Antarctic cruise

1) Read/listen to the text ‘Unique Antarctica’ in the attachments below.




2) Answer the following questions on the text: (Reading focus: summarising)

a) What persuasive techniques are included in the text? Give examples.

b) ‘As you follow in the footsteps of Shackleton and the Endurance.’ Why do you think the advert has include this statement?

c) Summarise the positive things to do from this advert.

d) How effective do you think this text is as an advert? Explain your answer using evidence from the text to justify your arguments

Watch the video clip

The 5 Best (And Unexpected) Things About An Antarctica Cruise and use the points made to help you write your advert.




Watch the tutorial-creating an advert using persuasive language techniques



Main task: Write an advert for an Antarctic cruise

Green challenge: To give at least three different reasons people should join the Antarctic cruise, using rhetorical questions, positive language and appeal directly to the reader.

Orange challenge: To give at least four different reasons with evidence why people should join the Antarctic cruise, using rhetorical questions, positive and emotive language, appeal directly to the reader and use the power of three.

Red challenge: To give at least five different reasons with evidence and the persuasive writing techniques above, plus strong personal statements, alliteration and repetition for affect.

Remember to:

· Use different persuasive writing techniques

· Use the checklist to help you in the attachments below - 'checklist for an advert for Antarctica-using persuasive language'

· Only mention the positive features of your Antarctic cruise

· Include drawings or pictures to appeal to your reader too

· Write your evaluative comment at the end linked to your success criteria


Extension: Film a mini-advert for going on your Antarctic cruise-using the points you mentioned in your written advert. Consider how you would present this information and your use of language.




Choose your challenge!

Watch this first video which explains about the challenges and how to use the task wheel



Next please watch this video which explains the different challenges in more details and gives you some ideas for how to develop your learning




The challenge resources explaining each challenge is available to download as a resource below. Remember these are the challenges for you to choose from for the week. Enjoy!


2:50- 3:00






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 chapter 36




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