Maths starter activity:
As before, write down your score in the back of your maths book. Can you beat your best score? Hopefully, by now you are improving on the x3 and x4 tables. Perhaps, you could now try the x8 (which is just double x4) or the x6 table (which is just double x3). Don’t forget to learn your division tables too: if 3 x4 = 12, then 12 ÷ 3 = 4.
This week’s maths is all about shapes. First, you are going to have a go at drawing and measuring lines and shapes.
Things to remember:
- When measuring, make sure the line/shape being measured starts on 0
- If something is 9 cm long, this can be converted into mm. 9 cm = 90 mm (x10)
- If something is half way between 9 cm and 10 cm, you can say it is 9 1/2 cm long or 9 cm and 5 mm or 95 mm
I’d like you to go on a “Measure Hunt” in your house. If, for example, you find that a picture frame is 8 cm and 7 mm high – this is nearer to 9 cm so you can record it as 9 cm. This is called rounding. If something is 4 cm and 5 mm, then 5 mm always rounds up to the next cm. Can you complete this table?
Answers to today’s questions:
France is very near to our country so it might surprise you that it has many quite different species to us. In literacy this week, you are going to learn and write about a few of them. Today, it’s flamingos…
GOAL: To write about a Bird Watcher’s Day
Bird watchers are people who sit quietly and just watch and take photos of birds in the wild. The South of France has a region called the Camargue which is famous for many different wonderful species. It has large, long-necked birds called flamingos. The Camargue is a perfect home for them because it is a wetland which is full of lakes.
Fun Fact: Flamingos feed by putting their head’s upside down in the water and sieving out algae. This algae often turns their white feathers pink!
Video of flamingo facts:
This PowerPoint has lots of pictures of things a bird watcher might see flamingos doing:
Your task is to pretend that you have been crouching in the reeds all day and been taking photos and writing notes about the flamingos you’ve seen. This can be a diary of the day or just notes on what you have seen. You can add lots of sketches too if you want.