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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Thursday 30th April 2020




Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on

9:30 – 9:50

Guided reading

This week we are looking at letter writing and so our guided reading will be working on this. Use the letter text from yesterday and answer the questions. There is an extension for those who would like to do a bit extra and the answers are at the bottom. Each day the questions will be working on a different area of reading (skill).


LO: to write a first draft of an informal letter

SC1: I can write in the first person consistently

SC2: I can use accurate punctuation and spelling

SC3: I can use the correct features of informal letter writing


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So today you are going to do your first attempt at writing your letter.

Get out the features of the informal letters to remind yourself of what you need to include. Remind yourself who you have chosen to write to and why.

I have included some letter writing supports on the web page and a writing frame for anyone who is struggling to get started. I have given some ideas of what each paragraph might be about to help you structure your letter.

Remember the idea of this letter is to bring happiness to someone else so make sure that comes across in your letter. If you are including something with your letter tell them what it is and why you chose to include it.

When you have finished see if there is someone who can help you check your work for mistakes or give you feedback on how to improve it ready for doing your final version tomorrow. If there isn’t anyone who can give you feedback, remember what we do at school. Find 3 spellings you think might be incorrect and check/correct them, check 3 place where you think you might be missing punctuation or have the wrong punctuation and have a go at correcting it. Find 3 places in your letter where you can improve the sentence or language you have used ready for your final letter tomorrow.


Break time/snack time

11:00 – 11:30


11:30- 12:15

LO: to solve contextual problems involving fraction of amounts

Click on week 2 lesson 4. Watch the tutorial and then answer the questions. You can use the mark sheet to see how accurate you were.

Extension – contextual fractions of amounts. Year 3 if you are feeling confident then give this a go. Year 4, you pre-existing knowledge of fractions and the revision you have just done should mean that you can complete this. If you are struggling let me know. There is an answer sheet to be able to mark your work.

12:15- 1:15


1:15- 2:15

LO: to investigate ways in which others have had a positive impact on those around them

SC1: I can use a computer to research

SC2: I can identify suitable articles which demonstrate positive actions of others

SC3: I can find an interesting way of presenting my research​​​​​​​


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Discovering acts of kindness. (Today will need the support of an adult to help children find positive articles. We are very aware that the media is filled with news of Covid-19 and how worrying this can be so please work with the children to find suitable articles. Please contact me if this is a problem and I am happy to send through resources to support this.)

Sometimes, at times like this, it is easy to only focus on the negative and let yourself be consumed by all the things you can’t do and the bad things that are happening in the world. However, last week we were all inspired by the fantastic news article about Captain Tom and his fundraising for the NHS by walking around the garden 100 times and this gave Ethan in class 2 the idea to do the same.

I want you to take some time to focus on positive news stories. Together with the supervision of an adult, you could collect all the stories about acts of kindness you have heard recently, such as musicians holding concerts on social media or balconies, people offering to do each other’s shopping, or the way communities are coming together to support each other and appreciate health workers during this period. You could make a presentation, video or podcast and present their own ‘kindness news’ programme sharing all the positive news they can find. You could create a collage of the information you have found. Find a fun and eye catching way to display this information.

2:15- 2:40

Exercise – e.g. mindfulness yoga, fresh air in the garden, run up and down the stairs seeing if you can get faster every time!

2:40 – 3:00

IDL Numeracy – complete the lessons you have been set based on your assessment results. I will be logging in and seeing that you have done this and looking for how much progress you have made. J

3:00 – 3:15

Story time – The Ice Monster read by Mr Cook​​​​​​​


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