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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Thursday 25th February




Guided reading – UG, Boy Genius of the Stone Age (SHOULD TASK)

LO: to identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts and the language used by the author

SC1: I can discuss the features of a comic strip and the impact this has on the reader

SC2: I can explain the effect of changes in the layout on the reader

SC3: I can explain the meaning of new or unknown words



1. Why is it easier to read a cartoon strip?

2. How does the layout help you understand what is happening in the story better?

3. Why do you think the author changes the style of speech bubble when someone

is shouting?

4. What does the colour used in the background tell you about the message in that part of the story?

Challenge: What is an anachronism? Use an adult dictionary.

9:30 – 10.30


LO: to understand how to find the difference between masses using a suitable method

SC1: I can convert grams to kilograms using multiplication

SC2: I can convert kilograms to grams using division

SC3: I can calculate the difference between two masses using my preferred method

Watch my tutorial to find out what we are doing today.




Green chillies: watch the video with me and we will work through an example together so that you can solve the problems.



Orange Chillies: find the differences between the masses then solve the word problem. Make sure you show your working out.

Red Chillies: find the differences between the masses then solve the word problem. Make sure you show your working out and fully explain your answers.


Use your application and reasoning skills to solve the problems.


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!

You need to keep your body active so that your brain can keep active too.

11:00 – 12.00


LO: to understand the features of a comic strip/ graphic novel

SC1: I can list and review any comics/ graphic novels I have read

SC2: I can identify the main features of a comic layout

SC3: I can create a page that clearly explains each feature

Watch my tutorial to find out what you are doing today.




Have you ever read any comics or graphic novels? There are now many books written for children that are written in this style (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Asterix, Tom Gates’ books).

Do you have any at home? Can you make a list of any you have read? Why are you a fan? What makes them easier/ more enjoyable to read? What is it you love about them? Can you write a mini review about one you have read including all these questions?

If you need a little support, please watch this additional video;






Watch the ‘Features of a Comic’ PowerPoint

We would like you to analyse and identify the key features of a comic/ graphic novel.

You can choose an example of a graphic novel page online like I have in my example (or if you would prefer, and you have one at home, use your own) and either print it/ take a photo and stick on another piece of paper OR create a document on your computer. Then using arrows, text boxes and explanations, identify and explain each feature.

If you can make your learning look interesting and attractive (perhaps in the style of a comic) even better!!


Now you have more expertise, make it your mission to read/ re-read a comic/ graphic novel… you may have one at home already/ a sibling might have a copy or once we are back at school, there are some available there! Can you find examples of graphic novels that do not have the features we have identified? What impact does it have on the story or the text? Why do you think the author has chosen to do this?

12:00- 1:00


1.00 – 1.15





1:15- 2.15

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

Week 1 challenges - YouTube

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!

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 y Lev Grossman




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