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Week beginning 18th May 2020

This week’s maths is all about measuring which practises using this week's spelling words. The first lesson will help you understand the vocabulary used when measuring and includes the words with the suffixes 'er' and 'est'. 

There is also a great resource from Oak National Academy that has a teacher 'teaching' the lesson and includes practical activities to complete as it progresses (lesson 1 to compare lengths and heights of objects). An alternative to this would be to complete the White Rose Maths sheet or the Bitesize activities. 


Lesson 2 is about measuring the length of an object but not using a ruler. So you can measure with different objects such as pasta pieces, lego bricks, cars, paper clips or even your feet! You can measure the length of different objects around your home whether they are long or short. Again, you can do this practically (using Oak National Academy, lesson 2 and 3 to measure lengths using non-standard units) or use the worksheet provided. 

Lesson 3 this week is about weight and mass (this is lesson 4 on the WRM website). We are going to look at the vocabulary used with weight and mass. Again, this can be done practically (using Oak National Academy, lesson 6 and 7 to compare the mass of two objects) and if you are lucky to have a 2 pan balance at home, you can practise weighing different objects otherwise there are some tasks to complete on the worksheet. 

Lesson 4 is about measuring and comparing the mass of objects using non-standard measures. This means you can use marbles, pencils, lego bricks, paper clips, wooden bricks to compare the weight of some objects. You will need to look at the lessons on Oak National Academy for this lesson (lessons 8 and 9 to find the mass of objects using non-standard units) which combines teaching and practical activities.