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Tuesday 24th March


Objective – to measure length and height 


Comparing length and height is useful but it doesn’t tell us how long or short an item is. Last week we tried measuring using objects such as cubes and counters but we found that sometimes items are not exactly the same length so we found it difficult to decide exactly how many cubes long our item was. So, we decided to use a ruler instead. We learnt the rules of measuring using a ruler –

  • line our item up using the zero cm line – not the start of a ruler
  • make sure we use the ‘cm’ side
  • measure to the nearest cm (we are only focusing on whole centimetres not millimetres or halves


Task – Using a ruler, find items in your house to measure and record their length in cm. Challenge – can you find an item that is 10cm? Can you find an item that is 30cm? Can you find two items that are the same length? Practice drawing lines of different lengths as well – can someone in your family measure them to check? (If you don’t have any form of measurement at home, we have been measuring items using non-standard units. This means picking a small item that we have a lot of e.g. counters and cubes, and measuring the length of something using them. Things like pasta or small cars might be a good substitution). 



Objective - to correct missing or wrong capital letters


Sometimes when we are writing we can mix up lower case and capital letters by mistake. When we have finished writing, it is important to read back through your work and sometimes when we spot a mistake we can change it and this includes mixing up capital and lower case letters.


Task -Without looking at the alphabet, see if you can write the whole alphabet in lower case. When you have finished, ask someone to check that all of your letters are lower case and you have written them in cursive handwriting. This time write the alphabet in capitals and get someone to check when you have finished.  


Our phonics task today is to work through the powerpoint below together.