P3M Learning Together at Home -Tuesday 26 May

Good afternoon!

Literacy

Spelling

Complete an activity from your spelling grid to help you learn your new words,

Reading

Complete an activity from the sheet assigned to your group. These can be found in Teams (in the General channel under files).

BEAR Time

Keep reading a book for enjoyment every day.

Numeracy and Maths

Mental Maths

Work on your multiplication skills.

Think about what you need to work on. For example:

  • counting in 2s
  • knowing the facts of the 4 times table
  • becoming faster at recalling the facts of the 3 times table
  • linking multiplication facts to division facts (e.g. if 10 X 2 = 20, 20 shared between 2 groups equals 10)

Here are some links to help you:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Measure – Weight

We will be developing our skills in measuring weight over the next few days.

We are going to begin with a bit of revision which will help remind us of some of the vocabulary we use when talking about weight.

You can choose to write the following in your jotter or discuss with an adult at home:

Say which of each pair is lighter:

1. A leaf or a bush
2. A cat or a mouse
3. A lawnmower or a greenhouse
4. An apple or a melon
5. A pencil or a water bottle

Now say which of each pair is heavier:

6. A shuttlecock or a basketball
7. A washing machine or a toaster
8. A sock or a shoe
9. A car or a plane
10. An egg or a bag of flour

If you found it difficult to imagine what the items would weigh, go around your house and compare items. Hold one in each hand and say which is heaviest / lightest.

Write the following in your jotter (don’t forget the date and a title):

1. Put these animals in order of weight from lightest to heaviest:

small bird

snake

grasshopper

owl

Think about these animals in a food chain. Does the order stay the same?

2. This time, put these items in order of weight, starting with the heaviest:

A large tub of ice-cream

A bean

An apple

Pizza

If you are feeling confident that you have understood the learning about weight so far, watch the video to learn about grams and kilograms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01180c4

If you need more practice ordering items first, ask an adult at home to help you do this using items in your house.

Grams and Kilograms

Two of the standard units of measurement we use when talking about weight are grams and kilograms. There are 1000 grams in 1 kilogram.

Grams and kilograms are part of the metric system, just like centimetres and metres. You might hear or read about pounds and ounces, especially in areas like baking or when people talk about weights of new-born babies. You may also hear people talking about how much they weigh in stones. These forms of measurement are still used today but are not part of the metric system. We will be focussing on the metric system.

We shorten grams to ‘g’ and kilograms to ‘kg’ when we write them down. So we would write that 1kg = 1000g. This tells us that 1 gram is much lighter than 1 kilogram.

In your jotter, write today’s date and the title ‘Grams and Kilograms’.

We use scales to measure how much something weighs and we will look at how to read scales later this week. For now, watch the video in the attached link and be ready to estimate the weights of the items shown. Remember, to estimate means to have a guess (using what you know already). You will need to pause the video as you watch it.

Here is a link to another video with the actual weights of the items. Write down the actual weights next to your estimates. Were you close?

Put the items from the second video (with the actual weights) in order of weight, starting with the lightest. Ask someone at home to check your answers.

Challenge

If you are looking for a challenge, have a go at these. Don’t worry if you don’t manage all of them.

We know that there are 1000 g in 1 kilogram. So if I had an item weighing 1 g, I would need 1000 of them before they would weigh 1 kg. How many of each of these items would weigh 1 kg?

1. A bar of chocolate weighing 100 g

2. A tin of tomatoes weighing 500 g

3. A block of cheese weighing 200 g

4. A packet of biscuits weighing 50 g

5. A packet of crisps weighing 10g

6. A box of cereal weighing 250 g

Ask someone at home to check your answers.

Discuss with someone at home when you might need to measure weight in real life? Can you think of any jobs where this could be important? Perhaps, if any adults you know have jobs that involve weight, you could speak to them and tell us a little about the job in the ‘General’ channel on Teams. Don’t’ give any names though, just info about the job!

Music

If you have not done so already, choose one the music activities from the document uploaded yesterday.

Science

Check out the separate P3 science post for today’s activity.