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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Thursday 21st January 2021

 Hi everyone!

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I hope that you are all well! I'm looking forward to seeing you on zoom. Thank you so much to Lucas and Ellis for their questions about yesterday's learning. I am really hoping that you have some more for today. 

Remember to send me in your fantastic work so I can give you feedback and add this to our celebration page!

Remember to listen to our brilliant mystery story- The London Eye Mystery- I desperate to find out what happens next!

Have a lovely day!

Miss McCann

email or with your work. 





L.O- To understand how to solve scaling problems using measurements

Success criteria

  1. I can identify how many times bigger the recipe needs to be and multiply each quantity by this
  2. I can identify how many times smaller the recipe needs to be and divide each quantity by this
  3. I can record measurements appropriately using a decimal notation if needed.


Quick activity- Double the measurements below. For each answer record any measurements over 1000g in Kg and any measurements over 1000ml in L using decimals if needed.

Watch the video tutorial and I will go through how to identify how to identify how many times bigger or smaller a recipe needs to be. Then choose a challenge below to complete:

Green- Create new recipes by using doubling and halving skills

Orange- Create new recipes using doubling and halving skills and begin to solve problems

Red- Create new recipes using multiplication and division skills and solve problems



Extension- Use a recipe in a cook book you have or find one on the internet and calculate the recipe to feed the whole class!


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

TT rockstars

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!



11:00- 12:30

English- Guided reading and writing

Overview: Over the next few weeks we are reading the ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling. The final outcome will be to write your own original story of how an animal got its…in the style of the author. The stories will be made into a Federation eBook so you can all read each other’s stories. 


Read How the Whale Got Its Throat by Rudyard Kipling and/or listen to/watch the story read below.



Answer the following questions on the story.

  • What techniques does the author use to engage the reader? Give evidence from the text?
  • Find and copy the part of the text that shows the whale is keen to get to the human.
  • The man is described as being of ‘infinite resource and sagacity’, can you explain in your own words what this means?
  • Do you think the whale should have listened to the ‘Stute fish? Explain your reasoning with evidence from the text.

L.O: To show my understanding of the perfect form of verbs

Success criteria:

  1. I can understand how perfect verb forms are constructed
  2. I can use perfect verb forms in my writing to show the relationship of time and cause
  3. I can explain what a perfect verb form is
  4. I can use reported speech



Writing task: Write a letter from the whale explaining what has happened to you and how you got your throat.

Harder challenge: To write the letter from the mariner’s perspective. Remember to use the past perfect tense.

Watch the tutorial and use the checklist to help you.

Aim to write at least a page. You can type your letter if you prefer.

Evaluate your letter linked to the success criteria.




L.O: To understand how fossils are formed (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can explain what I already know
  2. I can ask questions to deepen my understanding
  3. I can make notes from a range of sources in my own words

Task 1:

  • Record everything you already know about fossils and how they are formed
  • List any questions you have about how fossils are formed
  • Watch the videos on how fossils are formed
  • Watch the videos again and make notes in your own words






Task 2: To use the information you have learnt about fossils and present it in your own words to someone who doesn’t know anything about fossils and how they are formed. You can present your information however you like however remember to:

  • consider your target audience
  • think about your layout
  • use scientific vocabulary
  • aim to be the best you can be (Article 6)
  • evaluate how well you have done against the success criteria


2:45- 2:55

IDL numeracy or Lexia- 

If you usually do this at the end of the day can you please spend 10 minutes doing this now.


If you don’t usually complete IDL or Lexia at the end of the day I have a spelling game for you.

Watch this video first to help you with the spellings. Once you have clicked the link make sure you choose year 5/6. Then click “Patterns” then “-cious” and then “-tious-”.


2:55- 3:00




A short video sharing some of the other animals at the Seal Community Farm



Story time

We are now on chapters 11 and 12!




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