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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Monday 30th March 2020




Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on

9:30 – 9:50

Spellodrome – complete the assessment set

Lexia children please complete your Lexia time



  • Design and make an Easter cake.
  • Purpose – can’t go out and buy nice cakes. Make one yourself. What ingredients do you have available? How can you make sure it is the best designed cake?

What do I know about this?

As a class we are already a little bit ahead of the game here because we have quite a lot of prior knowledge about this from when we did our café experience. So, think about everything we did and write down what you already know about designing and making an Easter cake. You can record this however you want. We have used mind maps, lists, paragraphs, spider diagrams. It is completely up to you. In the last challenge I showed you a mind map so this time I have demonstrated how to put this into paragraphs, but the choice is yours!

Here is an example I found that is one way of laying out your work:

What is the task?

Our challenge for this week during this period of remote learning is to design and make an Easter cake. Now given the current situation, we know that we should only be going out when it is absolutely necessary and as much as I love cake, unfortunately it doesn’t count as essential! L Therefore, we have to use our problem solving skills. If we can’t go out and get one, then we need to make one but what do we have available to us to create the best possible cake?! Can you write in your learning journal in your own words what your challenge for this week is? Don’t forget presentation and decoration. We want to look back at these in years to come and be amazed at what we achieved!

Finally, I want you to think about what skills you might need in order to be able to complete this challenge. What new information do you need, what things do you need to learn? See if you can create a (short) list. Who might you need to ask for help? Are there any experts who can help you?

Here is how I have chosen to present my work this time:


Break time/snack time

11:00 – 11:30


Make sure you complete 2 studio sessions and 2 sound checks before going on the garage. Feel free to challenge me!

11:30- 12:15

LO: to recall what instructions are identify them in a text

•        What are instructions – what do they do? If we are making a cake, why are instructions the correct type of non-fiction writing to use? Why wouldn’t we use explanation writing for example? Can you write 2 definitions in your book, one for instructions and one for explanations. Feel free to use some researching skills to help you with this e.g. dictionaries, google etc.

•        Have a look at the example instructions I have attached, there are a few so that we can spot the features. In class we always look at lots of different styles of the same type of writing so we know which features belong to a type of writing and which features are specific to that particular text.

•        Try and create a checklist of the features of instructional texts. Choose one of the texts I have attached, or if you feel really adventurous see if you can find a set of instructions somewhere in your house, stick a copy in your book and label the instructional writing features you can identify.

•        Finally, I have attached a checklist of features. How many of them did you get? Do you need to add any features to yours to make sure it is complete?

12:15- 1:15


1:15- 2:00

LO: to recall units of measure used for weighing mass

      to understand how to read a scale

•        So in order to be able to do our cake making, there are certain skills we need to master. We mastered some of them during our café experience so we won’t need to go over them again e.g. health, hygiene, safety. But one thing we didn’t cover was weighing and measuring so we will be working on that this week. In order to be expert bakers we need to be able to weigh mass but also measure capacity.

•        Task1 - First let’s think of some of the key vocabulary associated with mass and capacity. Can you list as many of them as you can? Set a timer for 2 minutes and see how many you can do!

•        Task 2 – Lets have some fun! Find 5 random objects from around your house. Can you order them from heaviest to lightest? Create a label that says heaviest for one end of your sorting and one that says lightest at the other. Can you take a photo and send it me? What random objects can you find – the sillier the better!! Now think carefully, what unit of measure would you use to weigh each of the items?

•        Task 3 – work through the PowerPoint and complete the activity. Choose the challenge you think is best for you. Remember you want to stretch yourself but also make it achievable. We learn through our mistakes but we have to be able to do some of it. 

2:00- 2:30

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


IDL Numeracy – complete the assessment. Try and keep a record of how many questions you completed and then each week you can challenge yourself to get further.

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