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Four Elms Primary School

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Each new day is a new opportunity to improve yourself. Take it.

Good Morning Everyone!

I chose today's quote because, as most of you know from being in class with me, I find art very challenging. It is something I have to work really hard at and keep practising but I am using this new way of learning as a way of developing my skills and trying to improve myself. You can see in my plans how I am getting on with these new skills.

I have added in a couple of videos that I have made to try and support your learning today, hopefully this will help you find your way through the more challenging parts fo the learning.

I will be beginning to award raffle tickets to work and adding them to your existing totals from before Easter so look out for this and you can earn yourself a rainbow award!

Let me know if you need any help with anything at all, I'm at the end of an email! :)

Take care

Mrs Smurthwaite




Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on

9:30 – 9:50


LO: To identify verbs and adverbial phrases and practise writing some

SC1: I can recall what a verb is and identify them in a text

SC2: I can identify adverbials using ‘how’, ‘when’ and ‘where’ questions

SC3: I can create adverbial phrases about a view from my window

Guided reading – identifying verbs

Watch my video to help you with the guided reading activity:


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What is a verb? Look at the verb reminder sheet if you have forgotten. Give yourself 3 minutes; how many verbs can you think of in that time?

Read Dragon’s Breath by Irene Rawnsley Highlight all of the verbs that are used in this poem.

English – adverbials

Watch my video as you work through this task:


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Which verbs are repeated in this poem? (e.g. ‘snorted’ and ‘coiled’). How are they made different? (By the phrase that follows them). Have a look at the Adverbials PowerPoint, slides 1-9 to discover how adverbials can be used to add more detail and description.

Look again at Dragon’s Breath. Highlight in a different colour where an adverbial has been used. E.g. you highlighted coiled for the verb and the adverbial (which has to tell us WHEN, WHERE or HOW) would be WHERE ‘around a budding hazel tree’ and then is followed by an adverbial answering WHEN ‘until catkins began to shake’. Can you highlight any other adverbials? Remember use the WHEN, WHERE or HOW to help you identify them. They tell you WHEN it happened, WHERE it happened or HOW it happened.


Using Adverbials

Use the adverbials activity sheet to describe things you can see from your window. Write a verb of something you can see happening and develop it with adverbials to answer where, when and how. Use the blank box to put in a verb (e.g. wind blowing) and then use the coloured boxes to answer where, when or how (e.g. WHEN: early in the morning, WHERE: through the blossoming branches of the trees, HOW: gently like a mother caressing her sleeping baby’s head)



Break time/snack time

11:00 – 11:30


11:30- 12:15

LO: to understand how fractions can be added together to make a whole

Click on week 1 lesson 2. Watch the tutorial and then answer the questions. You can use the mark sheet to see how accurate you were. Watch my video to give you a few quick tips and reminders on how to complete the work:


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Extension – Making a fraction. 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- 2:00

LO: to explain the meaning of perspective and understand how we create this in a landscape

SC1: I can define perspective

SC2: I can find the vanishing point in a piece of art work

SC3: I can use strategies provided to create perspective in my art work

Perspective is used to represent the ways objects appear smaller as they move farther into the distance. It adds depth and dimension to flat images.

Have a look at this short clip which explains about perspective.

Now work your way through the PowerPoint answering the questions and having a go at the activities. Once you get to ‘activity 2’ use the video below to guide you through how to create a 3 d drawing using perspective. This video uses a lot of landscape ideas so this will really help develop your skills for your final product. Practise, do lots of different attempts. Don’t throw anything away, the practises show how you are improving. Remember our map work and how we could see how much we had improved by keeping the earlier attempts. Remember that now, even if you don’t like your initial drawing they are part of your journey to becoming an expert.


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2:00- 2:30

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


Continue practising how to create perspective. This is a difficult skill and you need to do as much practise as possible.

Here are my practises. As you can see I have used the video to practise first to get the hang of what I need to do and then I have moved onto using views from my window. I have split my page into 4 but you can use whole pieces of paper if you would like. This is your opportunity to develop your skills.

3:00 – 3:15

Story Time – The Ice Monster chapter 2

I have uploaded the pages to the website in case you want to read along or just look at the pictures.


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