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Thank you for all of the lovely shark attack stories that you sent us - we saw some brilliant time words and some more lovely handwriting. 

We have written our own shark attack story and today we'd like you to start off by looking at it and highlighting or underlining ALL of the adjectives (describing words) that we have used. 

You can watch this short video, from BBC Teach, all about adjectives before you start.

Now have a look at this set of adjectives and see if you can think of one or even two nouns that could be matched with the given adjectives. You could have a tall giraffe, a tall tree, or even a tall skyscraper!

Finally, can you choose some fantastic adjectives of your own to complete these sentences? Adjectives can really help to make sentences more interesting - so try hard to think of some really brilliant words that could describe the nouns.

For example:

The red fox ran on the hot road.

The cheeky fox ran on the busy road.

The tired fox ran on the dusty road.

 

Maths

We are looking again at measuring capacity with non-standard units. 

Now watch the video for Week 1, Lesson 5  - Measure Capacity using the link below. Again, as the lady asks the questions, encourage the children to answer the questions in the full sentences such as 'The fish tank has the greatest capacity' or 'You will need __ glasses to fill two fishbowls.'

 

Now have a go at answering these questions...
For this unit of work, children should use non-standard units to measure and compare the capacity of containers. They can then use their knowledge of number patterns to find the capacity of more than one container. Children move on to deepen their knowledge and understanding of capacity by investigating problem solving challenges.
Finally, here are some challenge questions on capacity. Try to answer them in full sentences and explain your thinking.
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