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Four Elms Primary School

Wednesday 1st April 2020

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Here is your learning for today class 3. I hope you enjoy it as there is lots of practical learning to get stuck into!




Joe Wicks virtual PE – bodycoachtv on

9:30 – 9:50

Spellodrome – complete the assessment set

Lexia children please complete your Lexia time


LO: to appraise the effectiveness of instructions


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•        Today you are going to work on your skills of giving instructions. In order to do this, you will need the help of someone at home or you can use the video I have uploaded to help you.

•        I have attached some instructions for the person working with you to read to you. Below is a recording that you can use (it is a youtube clip but there is only audio,) I have given a few extra instructions and you can press pause as you go so you can take your time.  Have a go and then reflect together on what went well and what was difficult. Why was is it easy/difficult? How could it have been made better?


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•        With the person working with you discuss how difficult it can be to give, and follow verbal instructions. You have already created a check list for writing instructions but what things do you need to be really mindful of in order for you instructions to be the best they can be? E.g. clear and simple language, specific, using time connectives


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Break time/snack time

11:00 – 11:30


Make sure you complete 2 studio sessions and 2 sound checks before going on the garage. Feel free to challenge me!

11:30 – 12:15

LO: to recall the units of measure for capacity

      to read a variety of scales for measuring capacity

•        Open the PowerPoint about capacity and follow the slides.

•        Litres or millilitres? Choose one of the items from the slide, guess which unit of measure would be used to measure what is inside. Click on the picture and see if you were correct.

•        Volume or capacity? Look at the slide to help you understand the difference between volume and capacity. Can you write the definition in your book for later? Maybe add it to your learning journal under useful vocabulary.

•        Estimating capacity. Look at the bottled items on the slide. Use your estimation skills to order them from smallest to greatest capacity. Reveal the capacity of each item and see if you were right.

•        Measuring volume in millilitres. Using the slides, go through how we measure and the units we use. Practise reading scales using the presentation and then have a go.

  • With the permission of the adults in your house, have a look at some items that hold liquids:

What is their capacity (the total amount they can hold)?

What is the volume that is currently in there?

Are you able to measure it exactly using a jug?

Can you take photos of what you have done and send them to me?

12:15- 1:15


1.15 – 2:00

Decide – which is the best idea and why?

Now you have to decide which of your ideas is the best. It has to be achievable and the adults in the house have to agree for you to do this so make sure you do this in consultation with them. Use a whole page. Draw and label your final cake and design. Have a think about the following things as you do this:

How are you going to design a cake, what sketching skills are you going to use?

How are you going to make sure it is related to Easter?

What makes a good design? i.e. realistic, achievable

What is aesthetically pleasing?   

What types of cakes, biscuits, treats are there and what fillings or toppings do you need?

Do you have the appropriate tools?

How are you going to achieve the final design e.g. Icing, Piping, Smoothing

Then write an explanation as to why you chose this cake. Was there anything that influenced your decision? Did you change your mind? Is there a specific reason this is the best? Does it have special significance? Have you invented something completely new? Make sure you are detailed in your explanation and justification.

Now we break up for the Easter holiday today so we will be coming back to our journal after that period. However, the Easter holidays are your chance to have a go at making your cake, refining your skills and perfecting your craft. Take lots of photos as you will need them for your journal. Make sure you get a photo of the final product and all the steps you took (these will be used in your instruction writing for your cake).

Have fun and enjoy your yummy creations! I can’t wait to see what you do!!

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!


IDL Numeracy –If you still need to do the assessment, please complete this. Try and keep a record of how many questions you completed and then each week you can challenge yourself to get further. Otherwise continue with the lessons.

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