Monday 30th March 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

I hope you’ve all had a good weekend.

Today we are starting a new topic in maths – Geometry, where we will be learning about angles, the names of different shapes and their properties and then whether those shapes are symmetrical and making symmetrical diagrams.

Over the next few weeks, your challenge will be to learn:

  • The types of different angles
  • What size their angles are
  • Be able to order angles in terms of size
  • Names of different shapes
  • The properties that each shape has
  • How many angles they have
  • Whether they are symmetrical
  • Creating symmetrical diagrams

To start with you are going to learn about different angles.

So an angle is a measure of turn.

STAND IN A ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE FACING A WINDOW, WITH YOUR ARMS OUTSTRETCHED.

MOVE YOU BODY TO THE RIGHT, BUT KEEP YOUR LEFT ARM FACING THE WINDOW (THE ORIGINAL DIRECTION). YOUR ARMS HAVE NOW CREATED AN ANGLE.

Now watch this video which explains the different types of angles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RTM418qfdI

You do not need a protractor for today’s activity, instead if you have some greaseproof paper or tissue paper at home you can compare the angles by copying one on to your paper and then laying the copied angle over the top of a different one on your sheet. This should allow you to be able to decide which of two angles is bigger, if they are close in size.

Angles sheet

Challenges A, B and C

 

English

In our English so far this year, we have already used the thesaurus to choose stronger adjectives and more powerfuly verbs for our writing. Today we are going to look back at adjectives and using the word bank (challenge 1) on the document , choose some powerful adjectives to complete the sentences. Even though you may not use some of the words on the sheet, it would be good practise to find out the meanings of the words and try and remeber them for pieces of writing in the future.

If you don;t have a thesaurus at home, there are various online versions available. Ask an adult to help you search for them.

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3