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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Monday 22nd February 2021




This is a ‘Should lesson’. Please do it if you can but the priority is the maths and English.

No guided reading today as we are starting the new text within our English lesson. Instead I would like you to go onto IDL numeracy and complete an assessment. Your IDL web app (

I will look at your scores at the end of the day and see if you managed to beat your last assessment. Remember, make sure you listen to the question carefully and select the correct answer. Accuracy is better than speed.

9:30 – 10.30

Maths – Priority lesson as we will be building on this knowledge!

LO: to know what mass means and that we measure in grams

SC1: I understand what mass means

SC2: I can compare and estimate objects in grams

SC3: I know how to read grams on a scale

Watch my tutorial to find out about your learning today! Pause the video after I have explained the first task.





What do we measure the mass of in everyday life? Create a quick mind map to brainstorm all ideas (food, baking, body, exercise equipment, furniture, etc.) Why does weighing need to exist? Then continue watching my tutorial.


Reading Scales activity. Choose the right Chilli challenge!

Green Chillies – watch this step by step guide which works through questions 1 and 2 together, to help you through the questions.




Worked example:



Measure Mass Problem Solving. There are 3 levels of challenge so look carefully to see which one you think best stretches your knowledge and understanding.


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

English - Priority lesson as we will be building on this knowledge!

LO: to express ideas and opinions about a text based on illustrations

SC1: I can use physical appearance to make predictions about a story and its characters

SC2: I can make predictions based on my previous knowledge

SC3: I can identify questions I have about the story

Watch my tutorial to see what you are doing today.





Using the copy of the inside cover illustration which depicts the key characters: Ug, Dugs, Dug and Ag, scribe your ideas around the edge of the picture based on following questions:

  • What is the first thing you notice about the illustration?
  • What can you tell about these characters?
  • What assumptions might we make about them based on their appearance, their dress, their facial expressions, etc.
  • What clues are there that might allow us to starting predicting what this story might be about?
  • Who is the main character?
  • Where might it be set?
  • What could happen?
  • What position might the character be in at the start of the story and how might this have changed by the end?

Green chilli step by step:






Now look at book cover. What do you notice? What more can we tell from the cover of the book? Does it confirm our original thoughts about the story? What questions or puzzles do we have about the story? What do we want to find out? Do our early impressions of this story remind us of anything else that we’ve read/seen/experienced?

Create 5 questions that you would either like to find out about during the course of the story, or that you have about the characters that you didn’t before.


Green Chilli step by step:



EXTENSION (optional):



We are going to extend our questioning skills. The subtitle displayed on the cover might confirm some early predictions that the story is set in the Stone Age, but what do we already know about the Stone Age? If you have tentative thoughts about the era but are unsure whether or not they are true, write these as questions. What we know about the Stone Age: What we would like to know: What we have found out.

12:00- 1:00


1.00 – 1.15


Exercise time! 

Go onto the ‘The body Coach TV’ YouTube channel and join in with today's PE session (these are live at 9am and can be viewed later in the day) 

  The Body Coach TV - YouTube 

or complete a cosmic kids yoga session on YouTube 

Or try one of CSSP active episodes  

(51) Croydon SSP - YouTube 

1:15- 2.15

Afternoon Challenges! – These are ‘could lessons’. If you can do them – great, if not, do not worry.



You can either choose one of the larger projects and do it over the week or you can do a different challenge every day. Let me know how you get on! The information about how to go about this is attached at the bottom of the webpage.

2.15 – 2.30





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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