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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

WC 1st March

Week Overview  

One more week of learning from home!  Here is a reminder of the changes we have made to home learning this term: 

  1. We will provide you with a brief weekly overview so that you know what you are going to be doing this week.  

  1. We have labelled parts of the timetable with ‘must’, ‘should’ or ‘could’ so that you know what to prioritise.  

  1. The Maths and English lessons will have an extra tutorial which is set at a slower pace and will support you through the questions (like a focus group). Watch this extra tutorial if you need extra support or need to work more independently. 

  1.  Every week there will be a new set of challenges which you can complete in the afternoons. It is up to you to decide how many challenges you complete. For more information see:  

  1. There are extra resources to support learning on the tab ‘resources to support home learning’ on our class page.  

  1. Our zoom meetings will be slightly different. On Monday year 1 can show and tell. On Tuesday and Thursday we will play games. On Wednesday year 2 can show and tell. On a Friday we will have a quiz and celebrate work. During each call there will be opportunity for the children to ask questions about the learning.  

  1. You only need to send us one piece of work a day – hopefully this will save you lots of time. 


Here is the summary of the learning for the week: 

Reading - For those doing Read, Write, Inc phonics you will continue watching the speed sound sessions and reading the e-books on the Ruth Miskin website. For those on guided reading, you will begin reading and answering questions on ‘The Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy.  

English -  

This week we will be working towards the outcome of our experience; writing our own animal poems and recording them for a virtual poetry reading. We will end the week by looking at each other's poems for the key features and even trying to improve an existing poem.  

Once the poems have been written and recorded, could you please email them to me so that I can share your wok and create the video for our online poetry reading, this will be shared on the school website.  

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Maths -  

Year 1 - This week we will be focusing on the outcome of our multiplication experience and you will be helping me check I have used the correct multiplications. You will choose your favourite method to help solve them. We will end the week with a recap of all of our knowledge on Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication ready to come back to school.  

Year 2 – This week we will be focusing on finding fractions of a set of objects, quantities and lengths. To do this we will be using our division skills of sharing and grouping. We will end the week by solving worded problems.   

On Friday we will spend the usual maths lesson slot reflecting on our home learning successes and targets for when we are back at school.  


Mental Maths - 

We are going to continue practising the mental arithmetic facts below. Remember you need to be able to recall the facts verbally and quickly which is why it is important for us to continue working on these facts.   

 Year 2’s will be practising their 2,5 and 10 times tables. Year 1’s will be practising to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.  


Challenges -  Here are the challenges for the week which are based on book week:  

  • Challenge 1 (larger project)- create a character and then write a story based on your character. 

  • Challenge 2 (larger project)- write a piece of persuasive writing convincing Mrs Clarke to purchase your favourite book. 

  • Challenge 3- Make your favourite book character out of a potato or a wooden spoon 

  • Challenge 4- Choose a quote from your favourite book and design an inspirational poster for your wall. 

  • Challenge 5- A rights project created by our rights respecting ambassadors – create a video to explain your favourite rights or to explain what rights are.  


Have a great week and if you need anything please do contact us:  

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