In your green maths book:
a) Area challenge! Remember that area measures how much space a 2D shape or space covers, and is measured in units², such as cm². Each square in your maths book is 1cm².
How many different shapes can you draw that have an area of 6cm²? They can be any combination of six squares, as long as the six squares are touching one another, and you don't include ones that are simply rotations or reflections of each other. See the word document below for an example as to what this will look like.
In your purple writing book:
b) New spelling pattern: words ending -ar, that makes an 'eh' sound, for example in 'popular'.
(For anyone who is interested, this is called the 'schwa' sound - it is one of the most commons sounds in the English language and it can be represented by lots of different letters, e.g. the letter 'i' in 'animal'. Fascinating stuff Mr Lillistone! Yes, I agree!).
Anyway....copy out these words 3 times each using look/cover/say/write/check:
popular grammar particular peculiar calendar regular
Can you think of another two examples of your own?
Choose 5 of the words to use and write 5 sentences to show what they mean. Start each one with a different conjunction, e.g. While..., During...., Despite...., Although....., When......, If......, Due to.....
e.g. Due to the student's wonderful grammar, it was very easy to read their highly imaginative story-writing.
c) Geography. Last week, you were asked to find out a little about the world's 5 oceans. Can you remember what they are? And remember any facts about them?
This week, you are going to do some learning about another kind of water - rivers. Click on the link below for an introduction.
You will need to do a little research for this: use an atlas or information book if you have one, or find out online.
i) In your book, write down the names of three different rivers in Norfolk. Can you find them on a map?
ii) Now write down the names of three major rivers in England. Can you find out what the 3 longest in the country are? Again, can you find them on a map? Which cities do they go through?
iii) Optional extension task.....draw a map of the UK and draw (and label) these rivers onto the map.