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Home Learning 27th April 2020


Continue to work on position and direction today by continuing patterns of shapes. 



For the rest of the week, we are going to be learning about length and height so go and find a ruler! Hopefully you have one around the house. Spend today's maths lesson reminding yourself how to use a ruler. Measure things around your house and write down how long they are. Think about how many millimetres in a centimetre and how many centimetres in a metre. If you want a challenge estimate the length of each item first.

If you have a tape measure, use this time to practise measuring in metres too! (If you don't have a tape measure, you could create your own using string or strips of paper)



Today you're going to practise using your ruler to draw lines of different length. If you want a challenge, can you draw different shapes using your ruler? 



Using the items that you measured on Tuesday, can you put them in order from smallest to largest/ largest to smallest? Challenge yourself by using < > and = to compare the different shapes. To challenge yourself, you could discuss the difference in length


rubber 3cm < phone 14cm

difference of 11cm 



Use the worksheet below for further practise of comparing length and height.

If you have a tape measure- Usain Bolt can run 100m in 8.58 seconds (just under 10 seconds). How far do you think you can run in 10 seconds? Do you think it will be more or less than 100m? Measure how far you and your family can run in 10 seconds. Record your answers in metres and centimetres.

Other Materials for Home Learning


Alternatively, the Department for Education are continuing to release content on their home learning portal. Lessons are provided from Monday to Friday and last about an hour. The lessons are easy to use and even come with a video. If you want to take part, you can use the link below. This weeks free lessons can be used to revisit and revise last week's learning.


Monday- To describe and create shape patterns

Tuesday- To compare and sort 2D and 3D shapes

Wednesday- To describe the position of an object

Thursday- To be able to give directions

Friday- To use the language of rotation

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