Learning Together at Home: 09.06.20

Hello Clever Cats 😊

Thank you to everyone who has uploaded or emailed me their assignment so far, I am really enjoying seeing what you have learnt!

Literacy: reading

Spend at least 15 minutes reading some of a book (any book) out loud to an adult. Remember to read for pleasure as well, just like we do during BEAR time in school!

Keep working on some of the comprehension activities posted yesterday. There will be no separate writing task today as it is linked to yesterday’s reading task.

Literacy: spelling

Practise your spelling words at least once using one of the suggestions on the Spelling Homework grid. Remember to practise any words you are finding challenging more than once!

Maths: volume

Spend some time working on your subtraction skills.

Daily 10 on Topmarks:

Mild: Level 1 – Subtraction – Up to 20
Hot: Level 2 – Subtraction – Up to 100 – Ten less
Spicy: Level 2 – Subtraction – Two-digit numbers with decomposition

Spend some time on Sumdog. Yesterday and today the core numeracy skills I am asking you to develop are addition and subtraction. Your challenge this week is also linked to addition and subtraction. As well as the challenge you could also click on the yellow ‘Tasks’ button and choose to work on either addition bonds to 20 or subtraction bonds to 20.

You could also choose some of these addition tasks to complete (you absolutely don’t need to do them all!)

Over the last week or two, we have been measuring length, using centimetres and metres and also weight using grams and kilograms.

This week, we are going to learn about millilitres and litres; these are the units we use when we are measuring amounts of liquids.

Watch this clip about milk cartons; this gives us an understanding of when litres and millilitres are used in real life:


In the clip, the man mentioned that 1 litre is the same as 1000 millilitres. There were 1000 millilitres in each carton of milk and the cartons weren’t all that big.

This tells us that a millilitre is a very small amount.

We would use millilitres when measuring smaller amounts of liquids.

We would use litres when measuring larger amounts of liquids.

When we write millilitres along with a measurement, we usually shorten it to ml. For example, instead of writing 50 millilitres, I would write 50 ml.

When we write litres along with a measurement, we usually shorten it to l. For example, instead of writing 2 litres, I would write 2 l.

Once again, we are learning about measurements used in the metric system. You will hear people talking about pints, especially when referring to milk. In recipes, fluid ounces (fl oz for short) are still referred to. These are measurements that were used before the metric system came along. You should be aware of these, but your learning will focus on the metric system.

Can you think of a time when someone needed to measure a liquid at home? What were they measuring? What did they use?

Have a look at the clip below which explains how to read the scale on a measuring jug:


Today’s Activity

Today, with help from an adult in your house, your job is to find items at home that are used to measure liquids in millilitres (ml).

  • Discuss when you would use each of the items.
  • Read the number of litres or millilitres of water that an adult pours for you (do this several times). I would suggest you start by reading more straightforward amounts such as 100 ml, 300 ml etc and only move on to trickier amounts if you feel confident to do so.
  • Add the correct amount of water to a container. (E.g. you might be asked to add 200 ml of water to a jug; you’ll need to read the scale carefully to do this.)
  • Pour different amounts of water into a cup or bowl and then estimate the number of litres or millilitres there are. Check how close you were to your estimate.

By the end of the activity, think about how confident you feel about the following using ‘fist to five’:

  • I know the units of measurement used when measuring liquids.
  • I know how many millilitres are in one litre
  • I can read the number of litres (e.g. 1 litre, 2 litres etc) using a scale
  • I can read a straightforward number of millilitres ( e.g. in 100s) using a scale

If you are finding reading the scales a bit tricky at the moment, try experimenting with adding amounts from different containers into a measuring jug and watch how far up the scale the liquid goes. Compare liquids using the words more or less and try to guess how far up the scale each liquid will go.

Practise reading scales playing this game from Topmarks. Work up the levels until you feel you are playing the game at the right level of challenge for you.



If you are looking for any extra learning activities, you could have a look at some of the daily lessons on BBC Bitesize. Here is the link to the P3 level lessons.

This History lesson about Elizabeth Fry looks rather interesting: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znt3c7h

Have a lovely day!