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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Good Morning everyone!

Please find today's timetable below. 

Priority 1- Maths and English 

Priority 2- well-being and PE

Priority 3- TT rockstars and storytime


Only 4 more days left!

Please email your work to

Miss McCann






There are 2 separate lessons for today’s maths. The green challenge is recapping the knowledge of triangles from yesterday. If you are confident with this then I suggest you move onto the orange/red lesson for today.

Green- Recap knowledge of triangles from yesterday and solve problems. Complete the My maths activity- properties of triangles. You will need to complete the lesson and then the activity.

If you need additional support, please re-watch the tutorial from yesterday.




L.O- To understand how to calculate missing angles in polygons  

Success Criteria:

1.  I can calculate the total degrees in a polygon using a rule

2. I can calculate a missing angle by subtracting the total degrees of given angles away from the total degrees there should be in a polygon




Orange- Calculate the total degrees in a polygon and missing angles starting with regular polygons and moving to irregular polygons

Red- Calculate the total degrees in a polygon and missing angles in irregular polygons

Extension:  Using your knowledge of polygons identify as many angles as possible


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

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!



11:00- 12:30

English- Guided reading and writing

L.O: To show my understanding of the Arctic and Antarctica (show: applying)

Success criteria:

1) I can explain the geographical similarities and difference between the Arctic and Antarctica

2) I can explain about historical polar explorers

3) I can use technical vocabulary


Read/listen to the text: The History of the Northern Lights Thursday 25th February 2021’ and answer the following questions: (Reading focus: summarising)




a) What is the purpose of the first paragraph in this text?

b) The Sámi are suspicious of the Northern lights. Can you explain why and what they do and don’t when they see them?

c) Summarise in your own words the section ‘Heroes Lighting up the sky.’

d) Which of the myths and legends about the Northern Lights do you like best/interests you the most? Explain and justify your choice.

e) Why do you think people believe myths and legends? Explain and justify your answer.


Task: Today you are going to start writing your guide to the Arctic and Antarctica. You will also have 2 more English lessons to complete this guide

Green Challenge: In your guide include at least: both the geographical features of the Arctic and Antarctica and about at least one polar explorer of your choice.

Orange Challenge: In your guide include at least: An introduction to your guide, the similarities and difference between the Arctic and Antarctica, at least two polar explorers and another area of your choice.

Red Challenge: In your guide, after your detailed introduction provide an extensive account of what you have learnt about the Arctic and Antarctica, focusing on the geographic features-comparing and contrasting them, historical expeditions, what is happening currently happening there-including the impact of climate change. You can also include an area of your choice if you wish.



When doing this task remember to:

· Think about what it is important for your audience to know.

· Use your plan from yesterday to help you structure your guide

· Use headings, sub-headings, rhetorical questions

· Include diagrams, pictures and maps to illustrate your points

· Consider your layout

Take care with the presentation of guide- you will have three days to do this task




Tutorial: If you need more support with this task, watch the tutorial below:







Well-being with Mrs Brocker  

Year 5
Please read the chapter, "Controlling your feelings."
I would like you to try to practise the physical relaxation exercises and the controlled breathing method.

Mrs Brocker



Year 6

Please look at the worksheet, the happiness balance. Keep a daily diary for one week and record and count the positive and negative words/ phrases you have used on each day. Try to calculate you happiness ratio.
Look at the happy 5 habits worksheet. Write down 5 happy targets and then think of what strategy you would use to reach your target.

Mrs Brocker





2:30- 3:00




For this session you do not need any equipment or you can do an exercise of your choice for example a Joe Wicks workout


Story time

If you usually do Lexia or IDL during this time do so first and then listen to the next part of the story.

We are now on chapter 20




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