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Four Elms Primary School

Thursday 26th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Well done for persevering this far and continuing to do such amazing work. Thank you to all the families that have sent me photos of children's work, it is very much appreciated and I am enjoying seeing what everyone has achieved.

As you have seen some pieces have been added to the celebration page and I will update this periodically.

Have fun and keep well everyone! Don't forget to email if you need anything at all.




Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on

9:30 – 9:50

TTRockstars – studio session and sound check (twice)


English-  planning your Roman diary entry

Now you need to plan the details of what will happen in your Roman soldier’s day, we need to start by listing what will happen during his day. Use your research to create a realistic plan of what a roman soldier would do in a day. Now start adding key details which will make it feel like a diary rather than just a list of events. Can you use one colour to add fronted adverbials which will add detail about time, manner and place as your diary entry moves along. You could use time connectives to do this too. In another colour add on feelings and thoughts as the events are happening. E.g. marching 15 miles – feeling tired and exhausted, blisters on feet and legs aching. Hate the legion commander.

I have given you an example at the bottom of the page in case you get stuck.



11:00 – 11:30

IDL numeracy

11:00- 12:00

Maths- Telling the time

Go on to MyMaths and complete the time lesson set. Unlike when you do your homework which is to go over what we have learned in class, you will need to do the lesson before you do the homework task. This will help you understand how to answer the questions when you complete the home-learning task.

12:00- 1:15


1:15- 2:00

Experience –

Watch the video by Mrs Mitchell and Miss Fermor on the website explaining the Federation experience. You are going to create a mind map for a whole range of things you would like to become an expert in. Don’t worry about practicalities right now, we will be narrowing the selection tomorrow and we will think about this now.

For today, the sky is the limit. Put on your mind map anything at all you would like to become an expert at. Remember the rules of mind mapping:

One: Blank paper in the landscape orientation.

Two: Draw a central image in the centre with a title for your mind map

Three: Different images should appear throughout the Mind Map linked to the key words

Four: Keywords should be capitalised.

Five: Each Keyword should have its own branch which should have its own colour

Six: Your Branches Should go from thick to thin in a ‘wave’

2:00- 2:30

Exercise – e.g. mindfulness yoga skipping, bouncy ball catch, fresh air in the garden


Experience (contained) -

I have uploaded a picture of my mind map (but I know you guys will do a much better job with lots of pictures). My children have been doing this activity too and you can see what ideas they have come up with!

I look forward to seeing what things you would like to get better at – remember the sky is the limit! Albert Einstein said:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."

Even in these times where things are limited, the only thing stopping you from achieving is the limits you set, is yourself!

2:50 – 3:15


My Mind Map

Joshua's work

Joshua drew pictures of things he is interested in including his friends, his next birthday, being a policeman and cooking. We then talked about what he might like to become an expert at and he said running and cooking. He feels like he has learned how to crack eggs but want to get better at mixing.

Daniel's Work

Daniel (age 7) also had a go at our challenge. He thought about what he already felt confident at which included playing guitar. He would really like to improve at problem solving and remembering the SPaG words he needs. He also wants to get better at running and cooking. When I asked what cooking he said all of it! :) It looks like I have some yummy weeks ahead of me!

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