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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Monday 8th February 2021

 Happy Monday everyone!

A huge well done to all of you for your amazing project work! The project outcomes I have received so far have been amazing!! Please make sure you send them to me today so I can share your fantastic work.

Have a great day! 

Miss McCann 

Please send your work to me via email 





L.O- To understand how to calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes.

Success Criteria:

1. I can calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes by adding the length of the sides.

2. I can draw different composite rectilinear shapes to a given perimeter.

Today we are starting a new maths topic- Measurement: Perimeter, Area and Volume.

To start with I want you to recap your knowledge of perimeter so before you watch the tutorial please complete the my maths activity I have set for you. It is called “Perimeter” If you cannot remember how to find the perimeter of shapes you will need to complete the lesson first as it makes it really clear what this is.

Next watch my tutorial about how to calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes and choose your challenge.



Green- Calculate the perimeter of simple composite rectilinear shapes and then begin to create shapes with a  given perimeter

Orange- Calculate the perimeter of more complex shapes and then create shapes with a given perimeter

Red- Calculate the perimeter of shapes and then create shapes with a given perimeter. There is also an investigation.

Extension: There are 2 problems in the extension. I have added a more practical activity if you have the resources to do this.


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

Guided Reading and Geography

L.O: To understand key features of The Arctic and Antarctic (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

1. I can understand geographical similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctic

2. I can identify historic expeditions that took place to the South Pole

3. I can use sources to further my understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic, making notes in my own words


Overview: We will be learning all about The Arctic and Antarctic and presenting our findings to others, including in a holiday brochure.

Task 1: Create a mind map on everything you already know about The Arctic and Antarctic and any questions you have (10 minutes-20 minutes.)-see a modelled example in the attachments at the bottom of the page.   

Task 2: Watch the video on Arctic and Antarctic



Make notes in your own words on the geographical similarities and differences- adding them to your mind map


Task 3: Read/listen to the text The Treacherous Race to the South Pole by Evan Andrews



Guided Reading focus: Summarising



Answer the following questions.

· Can you explain in your own words what Scott means by “Our chance still holds good if we can put the work in, but it’s a terribly trying time.”

· Summarise the similarities and differences between Amundsen and Scott’s expeditions.

· In your opinion what were the reasons Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole? Use the text to support your arguments.

· “This is an awful place and terrible enough for us to have laboured to it without the reward of priority.” Summarise in your own words what Scott meant by this.






L.O- To understand how to programme using scratch

Success Criteria

1. I can create a sprite (character)

2. I can create a background

3. I can programme commands that control the movement of a sprite

4. I can programme consequences for specific actions

Watch my tutorial to learn how to begin programming using scratch. You will need to access the website

You can either watch the tutorial and stop it at different points to tackle the task or watch the whole video and then begin the tasks below.




1. Create your own sprite and decorate it

2. Create your own background and change one thing about this

3. Programme your sprite to left and right when using the appropriate keys

4. Programme the sprite to say something once it touches a colour

I have added a helpful hints resources below to also help you.

Extension: Have a go at the skating penguins activity which is available to download below. You don’t need to download the exact sprite or background you can choose your own winter background and penguin as the exact ones mentioned to use are currently unavailable.   



2:15- 3:00


Key Stage 2 teachers need your help! 

The current lockdown has been a difficult time for everyone. So, to help in a small way and to put a smile on your faces we thought that it would be nice to put together a video for all the children across the Inspire Federation. It is a video, which we hope will provide a motivational message to everyone, and one which will give you the opportunity to support each other.

For this video, we want every child in KS2 to create a motivational poster (I have attached some examples below). These posters should send messages of support, hope and they can wish everyone well. Once we have received all the messages we will put them into a music video.

We would like you to take your time over your posters and to show great pride in your work. Make your posters bold and colourful and you can use an art media of your choice, from pencil to paint to collage. I would recommend that you first plan your ideas before creating your piece of work. You only have this afternoon to complete this work and email it to me.

We are really excited to see the amazing posters that you create!

IMPORTANT: When taking a picture of your work you must check that the image is clear and that we can read your message. Please do not show a photographic image of yourself in the picture. If you do, we will not be able to use your artwork. 

Here are some examples of possible messages: ​ ​ ​ ​



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 29 and 30




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