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Voluntary Controlled Primary

Tuesday 2nd February


Today in our Maths lesson, we are going to be looking at different 2D shapes and calculate their perimeters in cm and mm.
We will begin by identifying 2D shapes and learning what 'perimeter' actually means. We will learn how to measure the perimeter and how to find missing measurements.

Click on the link below to watch today's video lesson:

Your task - Find the perimeters of the shapes that you have been given.
HINT - For some of the more difficult shapes you may need to find the perimeter of 2 shapes to find the total perimeter

e.g. Shape C here is actually made up of 3 rectangles, so find the perimeter of each rectangle and add them together.


In todays lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.
We will begin by revising the meanings of the words synonym, adjective, noun and word pair. We will then look at different synonyms for the word 'disgusting':

- nauseating

- rancid

- inedible

We will then be looking to find word pairs - words that can be used along with these synonyms to give added description (e.g rancid meat, rancid smell )

Click on the link below to watch the video lesson which explains more:

Your task - Look at the synonyms for the word 'disgusting' that we have learnt about in today's lesson. Can you think of some adjectives to add extra description to the synonyms? Write a sentence for each new word pair.


Today in our Science lesson, we are going to learn about our muscles. We will find out how muscles allow movement.

and be able to identify pairs of muscles in the body.

We will begin our learning by finding out what muscles actually are and the types of muscles. We will find out how some of our muscles are voluntary (we think and tell the muscles to move) and how some are involuntary ( the muscles move on their own). We will finish our lesson by learning the name of some of the more common muscles and be able to point out where on the body they are. 

Read through the 'Mighty Muscles' PowerPoint presentation to find out more.

Your task - Using the 2 Star activity, investigate which muscles are used when you do 2 different activities; running and reading a book. Begin by predicting which muscles you will use during the activity. Circle or highlight the muscles that you think will be used. One you have done this, do the activity for a few minutes. Notice which muscles that you are using. Now circle or highlight the muscles that you DID use. 

How and why do muscles move in pairs?