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Four Elms Primary School

Thursday 25th February 2021

Good morning everyone,

Please find the learning for today below.

Priority 1- Maths, guided reading and writing

Priority 2- afternoon challenge

Priority 3- mental artihmetic, story time and well-being

Have a lovely day!

Miss McCann

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For today’s challenges the green challenge and tutorial is a consolidation of the learning so far this week. If you have been completing the green challenges so far this week I would suggest you complete this.

The orange and red challenges are a new concept about angles. If you are confident in identifying missing angles on a straight line or at a point, then watch the orange/red tutorial and complete the challenges.



L.O- To know how to find missing angles using my knowledge of angle rules

Success criteria

1. I can calculate missing angles when angles are on a straight line

2. I can calculate missing angles when angles meet at a point


Green- Consolidating knowledge of finding missing angles either on a straight line or around a point.

If you need additional support, re-watch the videos from Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday’s green tutorial video focuses on finding the missing angle on a straight line and Wednesday’s tutorial is finding the missing angle around a point.




L.O- To understand how to calculate missing angles that are vertically opposite

Success criteria

1. I can identify vertically opposite angles

2. I can explain that vertically opposite angles are equal

3. I can identify missing angles when they are vertically opposite


Orange- To identify missing angles using knowledge of vertically opposite angles (in multiples of 10°)

Red-  To identify missing angles using knowledge of vertically opposite angles



Extension: Use your knowledge of angles so far this week to identify the missing angles (vertically opposite, angles at a point, angles on a straight line)


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


Although the game says this is for year 6, the questions come from all of key stage 2 maths so everything covered from year 3 and 4 too. It automatically sets it to 15 questions but challenge yourself to complete more in the 15 minutes you have. I think some of you could manage 35!




11:00- 12:30


 L.O: I can show my understanding of the discovery of the North Pole

(show: applying)

Success criteria:

  1. I can show the conditions that the team faced
  2. I can explain what happened
  3. I can include facts and opinion about the expedition
  4. I can use evidence to support my arguments

Read/listen to the text ‘Who Discovered the North Pole?’



Answer the following questions below: (reading focus: summarising)

  1. How were the two different newspapers headlines different? If you had read both headlines, what would you believe? Why?
  2. What is the main problem with claiming you have reached the North Pole (unlike the South Pole)?
  3. Summarise this text in your own words.
  4. What assumption had Cook made about returning from the pole and what impact did this have on his journey? Use evidence from the text.
  5. ‘Peary reached the North Pole first.’ Do you agree with this statement? Use evidence from the text to support your arguments.


Watch the video to find out more about the race to the North Pole-which will help support you with your writing today. Watch the video until 8:03




Next watch the tutorial to support your writing.



Task: To write a letter to the world or The New York Times explaining what has happened to you.

Green challenge: To write a letter from Fredrick Cook explaining your adventure to the North Pole and why you discovered it first, taking the information directly from the text.

Orange challenge: To write a detailed letter from Fredrick Cook, explaining what has happened to you and how you were actually the first person to reach the North pole. Give evidence in your letter to support your claim.

Red challenge: To write a detailed letter from Etukishook’s perspective (the native hunter), explaining how you can verify Fredrick Cook’s claims or to write the letter from Robert Peary's perspective, refuting Cook's claims.


Additional support- Please watch this tutorial if you need additional support with the green challenge.



Extension: To write a reply from The New York Times, explaining and justifying who you now believe was the first person to reach the North Pole.





This is an art challenge. I have suggested 10 minutes for this activity but if you wish to do longer that’s absolutely fine.






Choose your challenge!

Remind yourself of the challenges that you can choose from for this week.



The challenge resources explaining each challenge is available to download as a resource below. Remember these are the challenges for you to choose from for the week. Enjoy!



Story time

We are now on chapter 39 and 40- the penultimate chapters!




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