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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

WB 16/03/2020

If you have not been at school while we have been doing assessments (week commencing 16/03/2020) please print off and complete the relevant assessment below. Anyone who is struggling to print, as I know there a large number of pages, I have the tests already photocopied at school and these can be put in an envelope if you are able to organise for someone to pick them up and deliver them to you. Please contact us should you be unable to print or have them collected.


Grammar and punctuation - 45 mins

Arithmetic - 40 mins

Math test 1 - 45 mins

Math test 2 - 40 mins

Reading papers - read the booklet 15 mins, part 1 45 mins, part 2 30 mins

For Grammar and punctuation and maths assessments you may read questions to children but not explain anything. For reading, they must do everything independently. Once completed please do feel free to take photos (in good light) and email them back or if you are able to scan and return that would be fantastic. I really appreciate your support with this.

Complete 20 mins daily (at least) on TTRockstars focussing on studio sessions and soundchecks as this will help you practise for the times tables assessments.

Catch up on any outstanding MyMaths homework so that you are ready to complete new tasks being set as the days and weeks continue.

I have set the spellodrome spelling lists to spelling patterns we have covered and the year 3 and 4 spellings list. 20 mins doing activities.

All children have a log on for IDL Numeracy and should do at least 20 mins daily. I will be periodically setting assessments on there to measure progress. This will help support number recall and maths facts which the children need to be able to build on as we move through the curriculum. The children should do this independently (although they can use resources such as number squares or pieces of paper for jottings) as the programme will place them at the level that matches their knowledge gaps.

If you have a Lexia account (only certain pupils in the school) please do 30 mins on here daily. Please note how many units you are getting through as this is how you show progress. 

Lexia Reading Core5® can be used at home for extra practice. Getting started is easy!

1.       To use on a computer, go to   

2.       To use on an iPad, iPad mini, or Android* tablet, download the free Lexia Reading Core5 app from the App Store or the Google Play store. *Android support is limited to these devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Google Pixel C, and Google Nexus 7” (2012 and 2013) and 10”. The app will not work on other devices, including Kindle.

3.      The first time your child uses Core5, you may need to enter the teacher email shown below. Your child can then log in with the username and password used at school.

Teacher Email (for setup):

4.      It is important that your child works without any help while using Core5. All of the work your child does at home is recorded and reported to school. This way, teachers can see when help is needed and provide additional instruction at school.

5.    If you have a question about your child’s username or password, please contact your child’s teacher.

Please contact me directly for log in details using email below.

I will be updating this page with ideas of activities and directing you to learning relating to what we are doing at school and prior learning that can be consolidated. I will also upload ideas on fun ways to keep active and in good routines.

If you need to contact me or send through anything that the children have completed do not hesitate to email me at

Best wishes

Mrs Smurthwaite

English Thursday:

LO: to list the features of a diary and identify them in a text

SC1: I can list the features of a diary entry

SC2: I can identify these features in shared text

SC3: I can identify some of the language that is used in diary entries
Read the extract from Ilona's diary. Identify some of the key features of diary writing, identifying how they are organised and the language that is used in diaries. Highlight some key features and write a checklist of features. (SC1 & 2).‚Äč Can they find any language that is specific to diary writing that they might be able to use if they are writing their own diary entry? (SC3)
English Friday:
LO: to state what first and third person is  and understanding when they would be used

SC1:  I can list the pronouns used for first, second and third person

SC2: I can identify which nouns or pronouns need to change to change person

SC3: I can change a piece of text from third to first person

In order to write a diary entry well, we need to make sure we consistently write it from the same view point. Look at the checklist from yesterday, which person did we say that diaries are written in? First person. What does this mean? Writing it about yourself. Have a look through the powerpoint which explains what pronouns are and how they are used in the first and third person.

Have a go at the activity using the pronouns and changing things from first or third person. Choose your level of challenge.

Experience Thursday:

LO:  to memorise the dates of the Roman era and locate the roman era on a time line

SC1: I can explain what BCE means

SC2: I can explain what AD means

SC3: I can recall the dates of the roman era

SC4: I can place the roman era on a time line

SC5: I can identify other key dates and place them correctly on a timeline
Draw a simple timeline and less than halfway along it, write ‘birth of Christ’ CE. This is known as the beginning of the Common Era (CE). Put the current year at the end of the line, explain this is today. Everything that comes before the birth of Christ is known as BCE (Before the Common Era), therefore it is MORE than 2020 years ago. Everything after that is called AD (Anno Domini which is Latin for 'the year of our lord'). Can you research and add to your time line, including the dates of the Roman era (when it began and when it ended). Can you think of any other periods in history you have researched before and add them to your timeline. Can you add details that are important to you e.g. when you were born, when your parents were born etc. Can you add pictures to this?
Challenge - can you use your maths skills to work out ow long before you were born the Romans were around?


Experience Friday:

Use the timeline you drew to show that this history begins a long time ago and is therefore called ancient history. Because it is so long ago, there are many different versions and it is impossible to tell exactly what happened when. However, historians and archaeologists have researched it and can give us a rough idea. The fact that we do not know everything exactly is what makes history fun – it is about looking for clues, working things out and even guessing – a bit like being detectives. There were three ruling systems that were in place during Roman rule: Kings, Republic and Emperors. Research these 3 systems and write important dates on the timeline as you go marking how long each system lasted. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each one? Can you write a pros and cons list for each ruling system?

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