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 In your green maths book:


a) Today, you're going to be doing some more work on area.  Remember that the area of a rectangle is just one side multiplied by the other.  The difference today is that you're going to be looking at 'compound' shapes - basically two rectangles put together!  Practically, when people have to work out areas, e.g. the area of a living room floor for a new carpet, it's often not actually a rectangle, but something like an L-shape.  

Look at the worksheet attached for an example.  For number 1, you can see that the shape can be divided up into the long thin rectangle on the left (an area of 10 x 2) and a shorter wider rectangle on the right (an area of 4 x 3).  That means the area is simply 20cm² + 12cm² = 32cm².  The 6cm and 7cm lengths aren't relevant to these two rectangles, so you don't need to use them!


Have a go doing as many of the questions from the worksheet as you feel reasonably able to - don't spend hours doing it if it's proving challenging! 

You could actually draw the shapes accurately onto your square page if that helps you. 

Compound Area work for today


In your purple writing book:


Some poetic/descriptive writing today!  A common form of poetry is that of rhyming couplets: the lines are written in rhyming pairs, about the same length.  Here's a famous example from Mr. Shakespeare:


Fillet of a fenny snake,

In the cauldron boil and bake;

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,

Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,

Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,

Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing.

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble:

Fire, burn; and cauldron, bubble. 


For your own writing today, try to create a rhyming description of a book character. 

Say, for example, I was going to write a description of Harry Potter.  It's often easiest to think of something you want to describe: I might think of his scar.  I'll then think of words that rhyme with scar: far, car, bar, hurrah, jar etc.  That could lead me to think of a first line: 


Who has a face with a lightning scar?


Then I will think of something, perhaps to do with 'going far' or, ooooo, I know, 'flying car' that will rhyme with it.  I then need to construct that second line to be a similar length to the first:


Who has a face with a lightning scar,
And gets stuck in a tree in a flying car?


I'm quite pleased with that.  And so I'll go on from there.


Who has a face with a lightning scar,
And gets stuck in a tree in a flying car?

His glasses are round; he's great with a wand,

His schoolboy nemesis?  A boy that's blonde. 


And so on!  I'd then think about cloaks, school, friends, magic, broomsticks, owls and anything else that would help my description!  


Up to about 8-10 lines (i.e. 4-5 rhyming pairs) would be great.  


b) So choose a book character you know well and write a rhyming description of them!  Gangsta Granny?  Greg Heffley?  Willy Wonka?  Mr Twit?  The choice is yours!


c)  Draw an illustration of your character to go with the description too.  


d) So the main part of our Geography for this term was supposed to be about the Norfolk Broads!  You have likely visited some of the Broads before.  Which ones can you name? 

Follow the link below to a website about the Broads.  Scroll down until you see the bit that says 'More about the Broads'. 

i) Have a look at each of the six sections.

ii) Write down in your book 5 good facts that you find.  (In total, not 5 from each page!). 



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